Last Update on: July 27th, 2023 at 11:55 pm
Fans on Twitter reacted after Indian Cricket Team defeated West Indies by 5 wickets in the first game of the three-match ODI series at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown to take a lead of 1-0 in the series.
India opted to bowl first and it was a stupendous effort from their end as they bundled out West Indies for just 114 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 4/6 and was supported well by his spin twin Ravindra Jadeja, who took three wickets as well.
Hardik Pandya took the new ball with debutant Mukesh Kumar and they both chipped in with wickets upfront before spinners did the job to put their team in the bossing position in the first game of the series.
With less total to chase, India tried to do some experiments as they send out Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill to open the innings. The pitch looked difficult to bat as Indian batters kept losing wickets at regular intervals and saw 5 batters getting out even in small chase. The keeper-batter seemed to be batting on a different pitch as he smashed a wonderful half-century.
Ravindra Jadeja (16*) then along with skipper Rohit Sharma (12*), who came to bat at No.7, then finished the game for their side inside 23 overs to win the game by a margin of 5 wickets and take an early lead in the series.
IND vs WI: Twitter Reacts as India wins the first ODI against West Indies by 5 wickets
As India completed a 5-wicket win in the first ODI, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They gave some hilarious reactions and even took a jibe at the team for the losing wickets in a small chase. Here are some of the reactions:
#INDvsWI India win by 5 wickets !
But this win once again, like for the past two years of Dravid-Rohit combo has left more questions than answers!
Why No Samson?
Why Ishan in the middle?
SKY 19th successive failure
Why No Axar?
Why 4 seamers?
भैय्या जी, हो न पा सकेगा #WIvsIND pic.twitter.com/264lv3ghQn
— shashank singh (@shashank_singh2) July 27, 2023
India wins the first ODI by 5 wickets. It shouldn't have taken us to win this cakewalk-like game by losing 5 wickets. That is another reason why we should have decided to bat first. Anyway, a win is a win. #WIvsIND pic.twitter.com/97dpn0ZOsM
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) July 27, 2023
It was like a Boeing hit a Cycle…
Sums up today's game.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) July 27, 2023
India beat West Indies by 5 wickets in the first ODI.
Starts the World Cup preparation on a high. pic.twitter.com/w6R0OuP5ye
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 27, 2023
BCCI should've arranged a Team India A vs Team India B series among the Indian players for better practice. Make it Team Virat vs Team Rohit for high viewership.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 27, 2023
Playing ODI series with Windies 🤦♂️#CricketTwitter
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) July 27, 2023
Rohit and Virat sacrificed their batting numbers. And nobody availed of the opportunity in what should ideally have been a cakewalk for India in the chase #IndvWI
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 27, 2023
India's Result, If Rohit remained Unbeaten in ODI Chases
Won – 25 times*
Lost – 1 time v BAN (Last year)#INDvsWI
— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) July 27, 2023
97/5 against a team which isn't even going to play the world cup.
— Sonu (@Sonu_1827) July 27, 2023
What a sensational start for #TeamIndia in the ODI series against West Indies! Congratulations to the boys for a stellar performance in the first match, securing a fantastic victory. 🇮🇳 Keep up the momentum, and let's go for more wins! #INDvsWI #Cricket #Winners pic.twitter.com/zklWDuTTSD
— Neeraj Raj (@Neeraj_Raj_19) July 27, 2023
Look at their performance against minnows.
Chasing 115 against Club level bowling and already 5 down for 97.
This team is full of Frauds.
All runs came on home tracks against mediocre bowling attacks.
Already lost Odi series against Aus , Bang , NZ , SAF.#IndvsWI pic.twitter.com/qJLqI6Sk4A
— Cric mate (@cricmate61) July 27, 2023
— Hemant (@hemant_18_0) July 27, 2023
— Rishabh (@Pun_Intended___) July 27, 2023
— Pratham (@Pratham_Tweetz) July 27, 2023
— 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐮 🇮🇳 (@ChaitRo45) July 27, 2023
— Samir 𝕏 (@SamirPubgWtf) July 27, 2023