India vs. West Indies, 1st ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Kochi

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India vs. West Indies, 1st ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Kochi
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The West Indies' miserable tour of India continued as they suffered a 6-wicket loss in the 1st ODI of the series in Kochi on Thursday.

The format and venue might have been different but the resounding defeat was all too familiar.

The tourists chose to bat but, apart from Darren Bravo (59), no batsman crossed 50 as the innings petered out to a disappointing 211 all out.

India set about it with gusto and a partnership between Rohit Sharma (72) and Virat Kohli (86) all but settled the contest.

Both fell with the finish line in sight, but India still had 14.4 overs to spare by the time they overhauled the West Indies' score.

West Indies - 211 all out, 48.5 overs
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
CH Gayle run out (Kumar) 0 2 0
J Charles† c & b Jadeja 42 34 7
MN Samuels b Raina 24 35 2
DM Bravo b Mohammed Shami 59 77 4
LMP Simmons lbw b Raina 29 40 1
N Deonarine b Raina 4 14 0
DJ Bravo* st †Dhoni b Jadeja 24 28 2
DJG Sammy c Kumar b Jadeja 5 16 0
JO Holder not out 16 27 2
SP Narine c & b Ashwin 0 6 0
R Rampaul c Dhawan b Ashwin 1 14 0
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
Bowling O M R W
B Kumar 5 0 26 0
JD Unadkat 6 0 39 0
Mohammed Shami 6 0 28 1
RA Jadeja 10 0 37 3
SK Raina 10 1 34 3
R Ashwin 9.5 0 42 2

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The news got worse for the Windies, too—leading batsman Chris Gayle, who hurt himself in a runout to the second ball of the innings, was diagnosed with a hamstring tear and it looks set to rule him out of the remainder of the series.

The visitors staged something of a recovery from that early loss to reach 142 for three wickets, but they surrendered their last seven wickets for less than 70 runs, and the match was lost in that passage of play.

Spin proved king, with Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja and even Suresh Raina amongst the wickets.

But the West Indies could not find that same penetration with the ball even through Sunil Narine, who boasts an impressive record in Indian conditions.

India 212-4, 35.2 overs
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
RG Sharma c Simmons b Rampaul 72 81
S Dhawan c †Charles b Holder 5 6
V Kohli c Narine b Holder 86 84
Yuvraj Singh not out 16 29
SK Raina c Holder b Narine 0 5
MS Dhoni*† not out 13 7
Extras (b 5, w 15) 20
Bowling O M R W
R Rampaul 8 0 39 1
JO Holder 8 0 48 2
DJG Sammy 2 0 14 0
SP Narine 10 1 57 1
N Deonarine 2 0 15 0
LMP Simmons 3 0 14 0
DJ Bravo 2.2 0 20 0

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Shikhar Dhawan fell early, but thereafter the run chase was serene. There was even time for Virat Kohli to equal an ODI landmark—the batsman matching Viv Richards as the fastest to score 5,000 ODI runs. Both managed to pass that number in their 114th innings.

The three-match series continues at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

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