West Indies vs India 2019: Twitter Reacts As India Restrict West Indies To 240 Runs
India bounced back strongly as play resumed after the long break due to rain after West Indies openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis got them off to a flying start in the third ODI at the Port of Spain in Trinidad. The host managed to post 240 runs losing seven wickets after getting a flying start courtesy their openers. However, the revised target for India will be 255 runs considering the Duckworth Lewis method.
India make a superb comeback
Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis gave West Indies the perfect start they were looking for after Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat first. The host made two changes in the bowling department while India brought in Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Kuldeep Yadav. Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a steady start, but once Gayle broke the shackles taking Mohammed Shami for a six in the second over, there was no stopping him. Lewis also joined the party as they made merry of the Indian bowling taking them to cleaners.
West Indies’ opening duo brought their 100-runs within the nine overs hitting eight sixes and 13 boundaries before Yuzvendra Chahal provided the first breakthrough at 115 runs. However, Chris Gayle carried on the onslaught before getting out to Khaleel Ahmed after a well-made 72 runs knock. Once the openers were back in the hut, India started to make a comeback with their spinners dominating the proceedings. However, rain played a spoilsport as it came pouring down reducing the game time. After a significant break and the game reduced t 35 overs, India took control over things.
Mohammed Shami provided the first breakthrough after play resumed while Ravindra Jadeja bagged one to bring two new batsmen at the crease. Striving at 171 for four, Nicholas Pooran tried to change gears hitting three sixes including two off Ravindra Jadeja in the same over. But Shami came back in the next over to get the better of Pooran to pull things back. He bowled exceptionally well in the last few overs to restrict West Indies despite Carlos Brathwaite’s last over heroics to 240 runs at the end of 35 overs.
This looks like a flat deck! Both batsmen hitting easily through the line.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 14, 2019
The UNIVERSE BOSS retires – take a bow @henrygayle!
Entertainer, superstar & comedian!
Cricket Will Miss You, Peter!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 14, 2019
Great catch by Kohli. Gayle was butchering the bowling
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 14, 2019
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) August 14, 2019
Roston chase who has test match hundred will come below this fabien allen guy who averages 11 with strike rate of 88! 🙄🤔😕😒😑
Just west indies things. #WIvIND
— Jatin Khandelwal (@jr_khandelwal) August 14, 2019
In his short ODI career so far, Nicolas Pooran averages 25.7 facing deliveries spinning into him compared to a significantly higher 110.0 facing the ones spinning away. Pooran v Jadeja will be a key battle to watch out. #WIvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 14, 2019
I like this player Nicholas Pooran. West Indies board should give him a long rope. #WIvIND
— Er Md Azharuddin (@azhar4_official) August 14, 2019
West Indies reach 100 in just 9.1 overs – their fastest team hundred in ODIs, also the fastest team hundred vs India!#WIvInd
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 14, 2019
Wow hope, did a great job with 46 s/r 😴#WIvIND
— Heisenberg (@RitwikBittu) August 14, 2019
Anything above 240 will be hard to chase in 35 overs #WIvIND
— pinky (@Duchess_Of_Swag) August 14, 2019
Rain has ruined this series, the entire tour. #WIvIND
— Niyati (@ImNiyati45) August 14, 2019
"Excellent athleticism from Shami."
– Ian Bishop was the first to utter these words on this planet.#WIvIND
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) August 14, 2019
Maybe it's time to give Shimron Hetmyer a rest #WIvIND
— MostlyCricket (@MostlyCricket) August 14, 2019
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) August 14, 2019
— Manish Chavda (@ManishPC10) August 14, 2019
India need 255 from 35 Overs.
It's Time to bring out our 'A' game to clinch this series. #WIvIND
— Prasanth Vangap (@Prash_Royce) August 14, 2019
So windies set 240 for India after Gayle hurricane for last time perhaps. Played like Gayle. Good to see him playing old way. Can windies defend #wivind
— Perfect Stranger (@KPokhariyal) August 14, 2019