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Rain washes out 1st ODI between Windies & India

Just over three hours play was possible at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago, in the opening One-Day International between West Indies and India on Friday June 23, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Torrential rain wrecked the opening One-Day International between West Indies and India on Friday June 23, 2017, allowing just over three hours play at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.

Opting to bat first, the visitors had cruised to 199 for three in the 40th over behind half-centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan (87) and Ajinkya Rahane (62) when rain arrived for the second time around 12:30 PM, to bring a premature end to the contest.

The adverse weather had halted play 45 minutes earlier with India on 189 for three after 38 overs.

When the showers abaited late in the afternoon, the game was set to be a 26-over contest with West Indies chasing 194 for victory under Duckworth/Lewis but the rains soon returned, forcing officials to abandon the match.

Dhawan had earlier extended his prolific ICC Champions Trophy form as he put on an enterprising 132 for the first wicket with Rahane.

Dhawan & Rahane dominate

The left-handed Dhawan faced 92 balls and struck eight fours and two sixes while Rahane, a right-hander, counted eight fours in his 78-ball knock.

Rahane was the first to his half-century, his 17th in ODIs, with a streaky four to third man off Cummins in the 21st over and Dhawan followed two overs later when he deposited Joseph over the ropes at square leg for the first of his two sixes.

Just when West Indies seemed to be out of answers, Rahane miscued a drive at a slower ball from Alzarri Joseph and was caught by skipper Jason Holder at mid-on in the 25th over.

Dhawan added a further 36 with captain Virat Kohli (32 not out) and seemed to be on marching towards an 11th ODI hundred when he perished tamely in the 32nd over, lbw to leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo playing across the line.

Left-hander Yuvraj Singh lasted all of 10 deliveries for his four before picking out Evin Lewis at mid-wicket with Holder, leaving India on 185 for three and West Indies with a foothold in the game.

But only 17 more deliveries were possible before rain intervened to force a no-result.

The second game of the five-match series will be played at the same venue on Sunday June 25, 2017.

3 Responses to “Rain washes out 1st ODI between Windies & India”

  • Rain more.. (24/06/2017, 09:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm so happy that happen.... When they have these no attraction team they send them to play I'm Antigua, DT Kitts and St Lucia... With the big attraction teams its Trinidad, Barbados, Guyana... Rain more..
  • Fan (24/06/2017, 09:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rain rain go away
  • Willy (24/06/2017, 10:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are they not playing on our new field in Greenland/E.E.?

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