Friday, 30 June 2017

India vs West Indies - 3rd ODI Cricket

30 Jun 2017

India vs West Indies - 3rd ODI Cricket at Antigua

Dhoni, spinners set up win in low-scoring match

India vs West Indies
251/4 (50) 158/10 (38.1)
India won by 93 runs
Photo © BCCI

Looking at how West Indies struggled in the chase of 310 in Trinidad, you felt they would need a leveller to compete with India. In Antigua, they got a bit of a leveller when they won the toss on a damp pitch - the start was delayed by 45 minutes because of torrential rain a day before the match - and kept India to 251, but their batsmen still fell short by 93.

It was also a leveller that ODI cricket can do with every now and then: slips in place, value on short singles, premium on playing long innings. Reaching the run rate of four only in 43rd over, India's 251 for 4 was the third-lowest total this decade for a side batting first and losing four wickets or fewer. Ajinkya Rahane, auditioning for the opener-cum-middle-order reserve role, batted through 42 overs for 72; his strike rate of 64.28 was the second-slowest since 2010 for openers batting first and facing 110 balls.

Dhoni, spinners set up win in low-scoring match (espncricinfo): Read More >>
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