Fight – Suresh Raina Vs Ravindra Jadeja – After Catch Droped: Tri- Series Ind vs WI 2013
Fight – Suresh Raina Vs Ravindra Jadeja – After Catch Droped: Tri- Series India vs West Indies 2013
After a listless performance against Sri Lanka, where they were defeated in all departments, there was a feeling that India had lost its intensity and the maximum unit after the Champions Trophy. However, before a different opponent and a new place, none of these weaknesses were the show. Virat Kohli with the example of a blistering 102 of 83 balls to lift India to an imposing 311 before the seamers over a new page and entered the match to a no-contest, even before the intermediate stage. West Indies fought each side of a long rain delay and at no time allowed to mount any resistance.
The Indian seamers took a lot of criticism against Sri Lanka, failing to collect anything. After the rain delay, attacked a pack, the ball bounce, nip and keep hitters in check. They helped seal the game in a comprehensive manner, restricting the West Indies to well under 219 to bag the bonus point and open the tournament.
It was a bad throw to lose India after it got hit with a pitch that had a layer of grass. Dwayne Bravo had a lot of expectations of his players, but the wait for the first wicket lasted 23 overs, when the Indian openers had added a healthy 123. It provided the platform for Kohli, who built a skyscraper in quick time to push the score past 300 in an assault against the frenetic pace and spin.
Shikhar Dhawan showed class when driving off-side, punishing bisector width and full secondary ring includes an additional cover. The powerful square units, offense against Sri Lanka, reappeared today. Rohit Sharma was in good contact with their units through the roof and it was he who gave the impulse inputs vigilant after first three overs.
Dhawan fell cut the ball to deep midwicket but India and then left the radar, losing four wickets for 45 when it came time consolidation. Both Kemar Roach and Tino Best collected land to lift the West Indies, but it was a matter of time before India grabbed the initiative.
Kohli, M Vijay and gradient, helped India put a suction cup 42 in the Powerplay. The seamers dismiss the batsmen tried again, but Kohli negotiated the short stuff with ease and confidence seemed to rub off on Vijay, who fed a poor bowling.
Vijay’s dismissal, caught at backward point, and Ravindra Jadeja run-out raised hopes of possibly ending the entrances to 50 overs West Indies but R Ashwin and Kohli upset those plans. Antilles seamers were of poor quality with their lengths, allowing bolus Kohli very short and, in particular, long enough to find the holes in the side of the leg. Bravo himself was no less guilty, leaking 17 in its sixth time. New Yorkers were nonexistent and when players resorted to bowling short, were removed and cut to third man. Kohli raised his 14th ODI century with a push wide of midwicket and in the process gave his players a grand total of trying to redeem himself after hammering Sri Lanka.
West Indies were denied a good start when they lost their main batsman, Chris Gayle, cheap. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, back after missing the previous match, India showed how much she had missed him. Bowling in the wicket of Gayle, who took the ball away and just stuck circumspect Gayle bat beating Dinesh Karthik. Bhuvneshwar then changed angle to Darren Bravo, threw up and induced one. It was wide out but Bravo did not move in enough to get behind the line and ended up beating the first sheet. After finishing shooting, the head is still facing deck.
Rain intervened after the tenth, forcing the players off the field for an hour and a half. The goal then was revised to 274 in 39 credits, adding more pressure on the batsmen. Marlon Samuels seemed in a bad mood against Ishant Sharma, and after surviving a confident appeal for caught behind a rose delivery, rose the next ball to score. Bhuvneshwar got one to raise, forcing Kieron Pollard to trim a duck slide gold before Johnson Charles Ishant achieved above the edge of the square leg. Charles was the only batsman to show some aggression, scoring 45 of 39, but his dismissal had virtually expelled hopes West Indies. Umesh Yadav three wickets bitten for accelerating the progress of India to victory.