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29.2 overs: OUT! Navdeep Saini strikes second-ball in his comeback spell. Gets the crucial wicket of Shimron Hetmyer. Maiden ODI wicket for Saini as Hetymer hits the ball straight into the hands of the fine-leg fielder. A quickfire 33-ball 37 knock from Hetmyer comes to an end.
WI 132/3

27.2 overs: SIX! Shimron Hetmyer goes for the pull against Shardul Thakur but is not able to connect properly. KL Rahul in the deep goes for the catch inches inside from the fence but is not able to hold on. Crosses the rope with the ball in hand and umpire signals six. A terrific effort from Rahul but goes in vain.
WI 122/2

End of 27th over: Both Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer are now looking to accelerate for West Indies. Collect 11 runs from Ravindra Jadeja’s over including a couple of fours.
WI 115/2

100 up for West Indies!

25.6 overs: SIX! First maximum of the match for West Indies as Shimron Hetmyer gets hold of Kuldeep Yadav’s loosener. Slams him over deep mid-wicket as 100 comes up for the visitors in the 26th over.

End of 22nd over: Another good over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Four runs from it. Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer looking to rebuild Windies innings after the fall of two quick wickets.
WI 79/2

19.2 overs: OUT! Knocked him over! Mohammed Shami produces a wicket second-ball into his comeback spell. Cleans up well-set Shai Hope with a lovely in-swinger. Hope walks back after scoring 42 runs.
WI 70/2

End of 19th over: Another tight over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just two singles from his over. Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack at the other end.
WI 70/1

15.6 overs: FOUR! Outstanding shot from Shai Hope. Over-pitched from Kuldeep Yadav and Hope drives it through covers to collect four runs.
WI 62/1

14.6 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja strikes in his first over. Evin Lewis goes for the big shot against him but fails to connect properly. Navdeep Saini at long on takes a good catch. Lewis walks back after scoring 21 runs.
WI 57/1

14.1 overs: Shai Hope gets to the 3000-run mark in the ODIs. He becomes the fastest West Indian to do so in just 67 innings. Takes a comfortable single off Ravindra Jadeja to get to the landmark.
WI 57/0

13.1 overs: FOUR! Lovely shot! Shai Hope looking in sublime touch. Gets to the pitch of the ball and hits Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground to collect four runs.
WI 55/0


50 up for West Indies!

Evin Lewis takes a comfortable single on the leg side off Navdeep Saini as 50 comes up for West Indies in 12.5 overs. Both Lewis and Shai Hope have looked so far.

Evin Lewis 21*

Shai Hope 28*

End of 11th overs: Spin comes into the attack for the first time as Kuldeep Yadav is all set to have a go. He replaces Mohammed Shami.
WI 45/0


8.6 overs: Dropped!
In the air and Ravindra Jadeja at point drops it. Evin Lewis flashes hard at Navideep Saini’s delivery outside off. Jadeja goes for it with a full length dive but is not able to hold on to the ball. That was a difficult chance but should have been taken by Jadeja’s standards.
WI 39/0

7.4 overs: FOUR! Over-pitched from Shardul Thakur on this occasion and Shai Hope goes forward and hits the ball through covers to collect his second boundary of the day.
WI 38/0

6.4 overs: FOUR! Another half-volley from Navdeep Saini and this time Evin Lewis hits him through covers to collect the second four of the over.
WI 30/0

6.1 overs: FOUR! Debut ODI ball for Navdeep Saini and Evin Lewis welcomes him with a cracking four straight down the ground. Exquisite timing on that occasion from Lewis as no one from the Indian camp moved.
WI 26/0

3.6 overs: FOUR! This time Shai Hope goes for the pull and connects well. Bumper from Mohammed Shami and it was not good enough. Hope was waiting for it. Hits it through square leg region and the ball races to the fence. Boundary to end the over from Shami. 12 runs from his second over.
WI 16/0

3.4 overs: FOUR! First boundary of the day for West Indies and Shai Hope. Over-cooked from Mohammed Shami and Hope drives it down the ground to collect four runs.
WI 12/0

End of 2nd over: A cracking start from Mohammed Shami from the other end.
A Maiden! Both Windies batsmen looking cautious at the start.
WI 1/0

End of 1st over: Tidy start from Shardul Thakur, Just a single from his first over. Mohammed Shami will share the new ball with Thakur from the other end.
WI 1/0

0.2 overs: First run on the board for West Indies and Evin Lewis. Slightly on the leg from Shardul Thakur and Lewis clips the ball to the fine leg fielder for a comfortable single.
WI 1/0

Evin Lewis and Shai Hope are out in the middle to start the West Indies innings. Shardul Thakur has the new ball in hand. A slip in place for him.
Here we go!

Playing XI for both teams!

India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell

Captains at the toss!

Virat Kohli: “We will bowl first. Dew will be a factor, we played a match against England and defending 380 proved to be tough. It’s a good opportunity to bowl first on this pitch. The mindset needs to be right, we have won many Tests after losing the toss, the focus should be on the larger picture. Winning toss does give a advantage, but you can’t play reckless cricket. One change for us, Deepak Chahar is out with a back injury, Navdeep Saini makes his debut.”


Kieron Pollard:
“I’m not exactly sure about how the pitch would behave. It’s a matter of assessing the pitch and playing good cricket. The batting has been fantastic, we have faltered at the back end of the innings when we bowl, we have stressed on the things we need to improve. Happy faces and everybody want to improve. Hopefully, the openers will set-up a good platform for the others to take it forward. We are playing the same XI.”

Team news: Just one change in the India XI as debutant Navdeep Saini replaces injured Deepak Chahar. West Indies go into the decider with the unchanged XI.

Toss news: India skipper Virat Kohli finally wins the toss in the crucial series decider and Team India will bowl first.

Pitch report: “The spinners will like this pitch, there are some cracks and it might open up. It’s a little soft underneath, will help the ball to grip and turn. Dew is always a factor here, it will be a consideration for the team winning the toss,” said Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik.

Pacer Navdeep Saini has been handed the cap and will be making his debut in the all important series finale.

Team India is all set for the series decider!

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of 3rd and final ODI between India and West Indies in Cuttack.





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