Indian skipper Virat Kohli questioned the officials for having a relook at Ravindra Jadeja’s run-out in the opening ODI in Chennai. Questioning the decision of the officials, Kohli said that he has never seen this happen in cricket.
Jadeja, in 48th over, was run-out but the West Indies’ players did not appeal. The bowler was set to deliver the next ball but Kieron Pollard asked the umpires to have a look at replays after one of the officials from outside asked him to do so.
The on-field umpires then asked the third umpire to have a look and Jadeja was adjudged out. Yes, the right decision was made at the end of the day but hardly these things happen on cricket field.
“The people sitting outside cannot tell the fielder and they can’t ask the umpire about reviewing the run out. I have never seen this in cricket.,” he said.
West Indies chased down a target of 288 to start the ODI series with a win. Shimron Hetmyer played a pivotal role in the chase as he scored 139 off 106. Shai Hope too played his part with an innings of 102* off 151. The right-handed batsman took a back seat when Hetmyer was playing big shots but once he was dismissed, Hope ensured that he finishes the job.
Nicholas Pooran (29* off 23) too played his part well as West Indies were still 59 runs away from the target after Hetmyer’s dismissal and Pooran ensured that the visitors do not lose a wicket.
The win marked a brilliant start to WI’s campaign in ODIs. The visitors lost the T20I series 1-2. After losing the opening T20I, they won the second game but lost the third T20I at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The second ODI of the series will be played in Vizag on Wednesday. If West Indies win, they will bag the series but if they lose, then the third ODI will be the decider.