FIFTY! Chris Gayle brings up his fifty, off 30 balls, with a six off Khaleel Ahmed. His 54th in ODIs. Windies 103/0 in 9.1 overs
Overs 9: Windies 97/0
18 RUNS! Wd, 4, 6, 1, 1, 1, 4 – It’s raining boundaries in Port of Spain. Chris Gayle (48*) started with a four and a six off consecutive balls, and Evin Lewis (43*) ended the Bhuvneshwar Kumar over with a four.
Overs 8: Windies 79/0
16 RUNS! 6, 4, 0, 4, 1, 1 – Evin Lewis (38*) smacked Khaleel Ahmed for a six and two fours in the pacer’s first over.
Overs 7.2: BOOM! Evin Lewis (33*) welcomes Khaleel Ahmed with a six and a four off the first two balls.
Overs 7: Windies 63/0
14 RUNS! Another big over for the Windies. After Chris Gayle (35*) hit a four early in the over, Evin Lewis (23*) smacked a six over fine leg off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in it.
50 comes up for Windies in 6.1 overs. Gayle 30* & Lewis 16*
Overs 6: Windies 49/0
20 RUNS! 6, 0, 4, 2, 4, 4 – Chris Gayle (30*) slammed Mohammed Shami for a six and three fours in the over. Windies openers have definitely changed gears now.
Overs 5: Windies 29/0
16 RUNS! After hitting back-to-back fours, Evin Lewis (15*) smacked Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a big six off the last ball. Big over for the Windies as the India pacer conceded 16 runs in it.
Overs 4.4: FOURS! Evin Lewis (9*) hits back-to-back fours, first one an inside edge, off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Overs 4: Windies 13/0
MAIDEN OVER! Good comeback from Mohammed Shami, bowled six dot balls to Evin Lewis after leaking 12 in his first over.
Overs 2: Windies 12/0
12 RUNS! Big one for the Windies. Chris Gayle (10*) ended the Mohammed Shami over with a four, after hitting a six before the rain interruption.
19:23 IST – The wait is over. Players are coming out. It is bright and sunny in Trinidad and we hope that it remains as it is.
19:19 IST – Players are ready to come out. The play should resume soon.
19:16 IST – GOOD NEWS! Looks like it was a passing shower, and it has stopped now. Groundstaff are peeling off the covers. Umpires are out in the middle to inspect the outfield and the pitch.
A familiar sight this series 🙁 It has stopped raining now and we will have an update soon. #WIvIND https://t.co/2GjSVcSuDd
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19:06 IST – BAD NEWS!
Rain has started in Trinidad and players are walking off. Groundstaff are bringing in the covers.
Windies 8/0 in 1.3 overs
Overs 1.2: SIX! A free-hit and Chris Gayle opens his account with a big six off Mohammed Shami.
1 over: Windies 0/1
MAIDEN OVER! Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the proceedings with six dot balls to Chris Gayle, who is happy to play watchfully at the moment.
Here we go…Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis out in the middle to start the Windies innings. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the attack for India.
Toss | West Indies skipper Jason Holder wins the toss, opts to bat against India
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed
Virat Kohli: “Not a bad thing at all, the toss is not in your control mostly. It’s an opportunity to come out here and execute our skill-sets and our plans on a pitch that is going to be challenging. We spoke about in the last game, how just after a mini break or a drink break, we lost our way with the bat and as well as in the field. So, we need to be professional as a team.
One change. Chahal comes in for Kuldeep Yadav.”
Jason Holder: “We are going to bat first. Seems like a good wicket and opportunity to put some runs on the board. We need to focus on things we can control. We’ve done a lot of talk, it’s time for execution. We need to learn and take responsibility. We got to play as a team.
We’ve got two changes. Sheldon Cotrell is out and Keemo Paul replaces him. We’ve left out Oshane Thomas and brought in Fabien Allen.”
Pitch report: “This pitch looks a lot drier from the last one. It will be better for batting, there will be very little turn for the spinners. The toss will become important and this should produce a good contest for both teams.” –
* Good news is that it’s bright and sunny in Port of Spain right now. Hopefully we will have a full match today.
18:10 IST – Toss coming up shortly, at 6:30 pm IST.
Last-minute tips from the coach
Bowling coach B Arun leading the way with some intense discussions with his bowlers before the start of the 3rd ODI… https://t.co/bIH65S0Qrc
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of third ODI between India and West Indies in Port of Spain.