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West Indies vs India 1st ODI 2017 Article

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Read the Article of West Indies vs India 1st ODI 2017 - India tour of West Indies 5-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between India and West Indies at Port of Spain in 23rd June 2017.

Rain stopped the play after Shikhar Dhawan delightful half-century in the opening ODI of five-match series.

* This modified Match Article reference by Sidharth Monga

The way India bat to the template of 300 in ODI cricket nowadays, it sometimes feel only some external factors can stop them. They were on their way in the first ODI of the series when the rain in Trinidad had its say.

India followed a slow start with steady acceleration, but rain cut India innings to 199-3 in 39.2 overs, The rain did let up for a bit, and the water and the covers were cleared too, West Indies were then set DLS target of 194 in 26 overs, but more rain arrived before they could begin their chase.

During the play possible, India almost sleepwalked towards 300 on a slow pitch. Ajinkya Rahane replaced the rested Rohit Sharma, but it was as if nothing had changed for Shikhar Dhawan. Both added 47-runs in the first 10-overs, which in about two off India's average 10-over score of 47-runs since the 2015 World Cup, and then they both began to impose themselves, putting together their fourth century stand in 14 attempts at the top of the order.

Ajinkya Rahane will be frustrated he didn't convert this into a big hundred: he is yet to seal himself a slot in the XI, and once KL Rahul is fit he is expected to be the third opener in the squad, not least because he can effective in the middle order too.

In the end, Ajinkya Rahane struck 62-runs off 78 deliveries included eight boundarie. ended by a Miguel Cummins slower ball when Rahane had started to take the odd risk, did set India up.

Shikhar Dhawan continued as if this too was a Champions Trophy match, falling for 87-runs off 92-balls including eight-fours and two-sixes.

Devendra Bishoo, the extra spinner West Indies played, kept India tied down through a spell of one for 39-runs from 10-overs. India were looking to Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for a big finishing kick when the rain arrived.