India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Highlights: India won the match by 5 wickets

Get the latest updates and highlights from the India vs West Indies 1st ODI match at Kensington Oval. Ishan Kishan scored a brilliant fifty as India triumphed in the match, winning by five wickets.

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India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

  IND vs WI 1st ODI Match
 IIND won by 5 wkts
 W     114/10 (23)
 I    118/5 (22.5)
  Venue    The Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados
  Date & Time    Thurs, July 27th, 7:00 PM IST
  Toss    India opt to bowl

The highly anticipated India vs West Indies 1st ODI played on July 27th at the iconic Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. After a convincing 1-0 victory in the Test series, the Men in Blue are determined to continue their dominance in the limited-overs format and they will now shift their focus to the white-ball format as part of their preparations for the upcoming ODI World Cup. On the other hand, West Indies, after failing to qualify for the World Cup, will be looking to put forth a positive brand of cricket and salvage some pride.

India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Highlights:
The West Indies displayed a lackluster performance with the bat, managing to score only 114 runs in 23 overs. In contrast, India experienced their own setback as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli did not take their usual positions in the batting order. Instead, India opted to give some playing time to the lower-order batsmen. Ishan Kishan made a significant contribution with a half-century, but there was little support from other players. Kishan's innings came to an end at 52 off 46 balls, leaving India at 97/5 after 17.2 overs before Rohit Sharma finally took his turn at the crease.

Earlier in the match, Kuldeep Yadav delivered an outstanding performance by claiming four wickets for just six runs in three overs while Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with three wickets. The West Indies team went from being relatively stable at 88/3 after 15.4 overs to getting bowled out for a mere total of 114 runs within the allotted twenty-three overs.


West Indies captain Shai Hope found himself isolated on one end of the crease as his teammates kept losing wickets continuously throughout their innings. Hope eventually fell for a respectable score of 43 off 45 balls when he ran out of partners and support from his side.

Rohit entered the field at No.7, and Kohli was prepared to bat when the Indian captain secured victory with his final runs. India emerged triumphant, winning by a margin of five wickets.

Team Analysis


India will be looking to continue their winning form from the Test series and build a formidable squad for the upcoming ODI Series. The 50-over format could see the return of players like Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Yuzvendra Chahal. This series will provide an opportunity for players like Sanju Samson to stake their claim in the tested player pool for the ODI Series. With a strong top three and experienced bowlers, India will enter the match as clear favorites.

West Indies
After a disappointing performance in the Test series, West Indies will be hoping for a strong comeback in the ODI Series. The team boasts a powerful batting lineup with the likes of Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, and Rovman Powell. However, their bowling attack may seem weaker due to the lack of spin bowling options. The pacers will play a crucial role in their chances of success.

Highlights from the Test Matches in the Series
The first Test match took place at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica where Ashwin made a remarkable comeback after being excluded from the WTC final. He took 12 wickets in the first Test against West Indies in Dominica, becoming the first Indian bowler to achieve five-wicket hauls in both innings of a Test in the Windies. In the first innings, the Indian spinners made an early impact and declared their innings at 421 for five, establishing a lead of 271 runs over West Indies. Ashwin and Jadeja applied pressure on the West Indies batters, reducing them to four wickets before Tea and continuing to trouble them in the final session. Ashwin claimed seven wickets in the innings, Jadeja took two, and Mohammed Siraj took one. Consequently, India secured an innings win in Dominica, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.


India clinched a 1-0 series victory over West Indies in the second Test at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The final day of the match had to be abandoned due to persistent rain. The first session was completely washed out, but there was a brief pause in the rain, allowing for a post-Lunch session to be scheduled at 10:45 PM IST. However, the rain returned, causing a delay in the second session. After another break in the rain, play was set to resume at 11:10 PM IST as the covers were removed. Unfortunately, the weather deteriorated once again, with dark clouds and heavy rain prompting the covers to be put back on. Although the second Test ended in a draw, India's victory in the first game ensured their series triumph.

The Kensington Oval Pitch Report
The Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, has historically produced balanced wickets that offer something for both batsmen and bowlers. The pitches here generally have pace and bounce, which allows bowlers to be assertive. However, as the game progresses, batsmen tend to find their rhythm and score runs, giving chasing teams an advantage.

India vs West Indies ODI head-to-head Record
India and West Indies have faced each other in 139 matches in ODI. Out of these 139 games, India have an upper hand over West Indies having won 70 matches whereas West Indies have come out victorious on 63 occasions .


ODI Squads
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(wk), Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(vc), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar

Bench: Sanju Samson(wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat, Axar Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad

West Indies: Shai Hope(c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Alick Athanaze, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell(vc), Romario Shepherd, Yannic Cariah, Dominic Drakes, Jayden Seales, Gudakesh Motie


Bench: Keacy Carty,  Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas

With such a talented lineup for both teams, the match promises to be an exciting contest between bat and ball.

Key Players to Watch Out For
As fans eagerly await the IND vs WI 1st ODI, there are several key players who are expected to make a significant impact on the match. Let's take a look at some of them.


Rohit Sharma (India): The Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma is known for his explosive batting and has a remarkable record in limited-overs cricket. His ability to score big runs consistently makes him a player to watch out for in this match.

Shubman Gill (India): In the recently concluded test series against West Indies, Shubman Gill made the decision to bat at the number three position. Despite a slow start in the opening match, where he only scored six runs, the 23-year-old displayed his potential in the third innings. Gill remained unbeaten throughout the match, playing a vital role in India's overall performance. Shubman Gill possesses an elegant and technically sound batting style. He has impeccable footwork, enabling him to handle fast bowlers and spinners effortlessly. Gill's exceptional timing and ability to play shots across the field make him a formidable batsman. All these skills of Shubman makes him a player to watch out for in the upcoming match.

Suryakumar Yadav (India): Suryakumar Yadav is a player worth keeping an eye on in this match. He demonstrates a wide range of shots, including cuts, pulls, hooks, drives, flyaways, sweeps, reverse sweeps, paddles, and even throws the kitchen sink when necessary.

Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies): Hetmyer is a talented young batsman who has the ability to take the game away from the opposition with his aggressive strokeplay. His performance will be crucial for the West Indies' chances in the match.

Shai Hope (West Indies): Hope is a dependable batsman who has played some match-winning innings for the West Indies in the past. His ability to anchor the innings and build partnerships will be crucial for the home team.

These are just a few of the many talented players who will be on display during the match. It will be fascinating to see how they perform under pressure.

Match Details

IND vs WI ODI Match Timings
The ODI match between India vs West Indies is set to kick off with the first match on 27th July. The match will take place at The Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, starting at 7:00 PM IST.

Live Streaming Options
Fans in India have multiple options to catch the live action of the IND vs WI 1st ODI. Let's take a look at some of the platforms where you can stream the match online.

1. JioCinema
One of the popular platforms to livestream the India vs West Indies 1st ODI is the JioCinema app and website. Fans can enjoy the match for free on this platform, making it an accessible option for cricket enthusiasts.

2. Fancode
Another option to stream the IND vs WI ODI series is through the Fancode app and website. While this platform requires a paid subscription, it offers a high-quality streaming experience and additional features that enhance the viewing experience.

Telecast Options in India
If you prefer watching the match on television, here are the telecast options available for fans in India.

1. Doordarshan Network
The India vs West Indies 1st ODI will be live telecasted on the Doordarshan Network. Fans can tune in to various channels in the network, such as DD Bangla, DD Yadagiri, DD Saptagiri, DD Chandna, DD Podigiri, and DD Sports, to catch the action in their preferred language.

The upcoming India vs West Indies 1st ODI promises to be an exciting clash between two talented teams. India, riding high on their Test series victory, will be looking to extend their winning streak and gain momentum for the ODI World Cup. On the other hand, West Indies will be determined to bounce back and showcase their potential in the limited-overs format. Fans can expect a thrilling contest at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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