The ODI series between India and the West Indies in 2023 began on July 27 and ended on August 1. In the end, India triumphed in the series by a 2-1 score. Rohit Sharma led India in the first ODI, while Virat Kohli was also a part of the team. Both Rohit and Virat were benched for the following two ODIs, with Hardik Pandya taking over as captain.
FIRST ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL
First One-Day International, July 27, 2023, India versus. West Indies.
In the First One-Day International, the West Indies batting effort was lacklustre, scoring just 114 runs in 23 overs before they were bowled out. However, India has seen some instability as well. India decided to give their lower-order hitters some at-bat time by not sending out regular openers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Ishan Kishan made 50, but nobody else contributed much. India was 97/5 after 17.2 overs when Rohit Sharma walked to the crease after Kishan had been dismissed for 52 off 46. Kuldeep Yadav took an unbelievable 4/6 in his last three overs, while Ravindra Jadeja got three. From 88/3 in 15.4 overs to all out for 114 in 23 overs, the West Indies collapsed quickly. As West Indies continued to lose wickets at the other end, captain Shai Hope looked despondent. He was bowled out in 43 out of 45 attempts. Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored the winning runs with Rohit walking in at No. 7.
NEXT ODI ON July 29, 2023
Highlights from the second one-day international show how the West Indies evened the series against India with a six-wicket victory in Barbados. West Indies chased down 182 runs in 36.4 overs thanks to contributions from their captain (who struck an unbeaten 63 off 80 balls) and wicketkeeper (who scored a vital 48* off 65 balls). Earlier, Shardul Thakur took three wickets and Kuldeep Yadav took one to give India reason to be optimistic about the low-scoring game. After India won the toss and elected to bat, the West Indies bowled them out for 181 in 40.5 overs. With a partnership of 90 runs for the first wicket, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan put India in a commanding position. After the collaboration ended, though, the innings quickly went downhill. Gill was the first passenger on Flight 34(49). Then, Ishan Kishan was out, caught by Alick Athanaze for 55 runs off 55 balls. Single-digit scores were scored by Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, and Sanju Samson.
THIRD AND THE FINAL ODI
India crushed West Indies by 200 runs in the last ODI in Trinidad thanks to a dominant performance across the board. India won the series 2-1 thanks to this victory. India posted 351/5 after being sent in, largely thanks to the efforts of Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, and Sanju Samson. In response, West Indies batting collapsed under the pressure of Mukesh Kumar, who concluded with clinical figures of 3/30 in seven overs. Shardul Thakur took four wickets while allowing just 37 runs in his 6.3 overs of bowling. Kuldeep Yadav scalped two, while Jaydev Unadkat, who was playing his maiden ODI after a gap of over 10 years, grabbed one wicket. Gill hit 85 (92), and he and opening partner Ishan Kishan put up 143 runs before Kishan was out. Together with Sanju Samson, with whom he had an important 69-run partnership in the middle overs, he eventually lost his wicket. And then Hardik Pandya finished off the innings with a brisk 70 off 52 balls.