Kuldeep gave India the breakthrough as he dismissed dangerman Gayle who dragged the ball onto his stumps.
Lewis hit Khaleel Ahmed for 15 runs with a six and two fours within the eighth over however the introduction of wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav put some brakes on the West Indians batsmen.
The opposite opener Chris Gayle was out within the 11th over after scoring four off 31 deliveries in an agonisingly gradual knock. He had come into the match 12 runs wanting Brian Lara’s 10,405 ODI runs, probably the most by a West Indies batsman. The match was already decreased to 43-over-a aspect even earlier than a ball being bowled because the moist outfield as a consequence of rains had compelled the toss to be delayed.
The match started two hours later than the unique 7pm IST begin. West Indies made a quiet begin with Bhubaneswar Kumar and Mohammed Shami exploiting the circumstances effectively to tie down Gayle and Lewis earlier than the primary rain interruption. India didn’t take the DRS when Lewis appeared plumbed in entrance of wicket within the fourth over off the bowling of Mohammed Shami. Replays confirmed the ball would have gone on to hit the leg stump however India didn’t go for a evaluation.
Lewis was on 1 then. The house aspect had scored 9 for no loss in 5.four overs on the first rain break and the match was about to be resumed 30 minutes later however the moist space close to the bowlers’ run-up led to a different delay of greater than half an hour. The Indian fielders and the 2 West Indies batsmen — Gayle and Lewis — got here out to the bottom however Kohli was seen having a dialogue with the umpires. Play didn’t begin instantly because the umpires reckoned the bottom workers want extra time to get the bottom prepared. Kohli and another Indian gamers have been seen shaking their legs for some time, shifting to the tunes of the DJ on the venue. The gamers later walked off the sector and the bottom workers have been seen spraying loads of sawdust on the moist areas. The umpires made one other inspection and after greater than an hour’s interruption, the match resumed for a 34-over-a-side affair.
Gayle and Lewis picked up steam after the lengthy interruption. Lewis hit Khaleel Ahmed for 15 runs with a six and two fours within the eighth over however the introduction of wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav put some brakes on the West Indians batsmen.
Kuldeep gave India the breakthrough as he dismissed dangerman Gayle who dragged the ball onto his stumps. Hope got here in two overs later, however rains additionally got here again to pressure the gamers to the dressing room as soon as once more. The second-dayer might be performed in Port of Spain on Sunday. India had received the T20 Worldwide sequence 3-0, previous to this three-match ODI contest.