Chahal, Rohit dazzle in India’s six-wicket thumping

Brief scores: West Indies 176/10 (Jason Holder 57, Fabian Allen 29; Yuzvendra Chahal 4/49, Washington Sundar 2/30) lost to India 178/4 (Rohit Sharma 60, Suryakumar Yadav 34*, Ishan Kishan 28, Deepak Hooda 26* ; Alzarri Joseph 2/45) by 6 wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2022

  • India registered a thumping win by six wickets against the West Indies in their landmark 1000th ODI at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
  • Chasing 177, captain Rohit Sharma top-scored with 51-ball 60, his 44th ODI fifty, to lay the foundation in a first-wicket partnership of 84 with Ishan Kishan. India stumbled briefly after Rohit’s dismissal but an unbroken -run fifth-wicket partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and debutant Deepak Hooda sealed the win with 132 balls to spare.
  • It was India’s 519th win in one-day cricket and their 65th against the West Indies in 134 meetings between the teams.
  • Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal became the fifth-fastest Indian bowler (60 matches) to take 100 ODI wickets, a landmark he achieved with the scalp of Nicholas Pooran.
  • After a difficult ODI series with the ball against South Africa, where he picked 2 for 147, Chahal bowled in good rhythm to take 4 for 49 in 9.3 overs. He combined with Washington Sundar to help India control the second powerplay, with Sundar taking 3 for 30 in what was his second ODI match, coming more than four years after his debut.
  • The spin duo combined to reduce West Indies to 5 for 71, Jason Holder provided stability to the innings with a typically serene knock of 71-ball 57. It was his 11th ODI fifty, forged during a 78-run eighth-wicket partnership with Fabian Allen.
  • India became the first team to play 1000 one-day internationals (ODIs), with Australia being the team with the next-most ODI appearances (958).
  • Hooda became India’s 243rd ODI cricketer. He received the cap from former captain Virat Kohli as India fielded a new-look ODI side amid covid-19 enforced absences.
  • India’s win was their ninth in 11 ODIs under Rohit’s captaincy.