Twitter reactions: India bowlers hold nerve to seal first ODI against West Indies

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  • India defeated West Indies by 3 runs in the opening game of the three-match series.

  • Shikhar Dhawan won the Player of the Match award.

Twitter reactions: India bowlers hold nerve to seal first ODI against West Indies
West Indies vs India 1st ODI (Photo Source: Twitter)

A combined bowling effort helped India beat West Indies by three runs in the first ODI of the three-match series at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday.

Put in to bat first, India posted a massive total of 308/7 in their stipulated overs. Half-centuries from captain Shikhar Dhawan (97), Shubman Gill (64) and Shreyas Iyer (54) were extremely instrumental in taking the Men in Blue to a big score. For West Indies, Gudakesh Motie was the pick of the bowlers with 2-54 in ten overs.

In reply, the hosts rode on a fine 75 from opener Kyle Mayers, a half-century from Brandon King and cameos from Romario Shepherd (39*) and Akeal Hosein (32) to get close to the target. However, the Men in Maroon were restricted to 305/6, falling agonisingly short of the target.

Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj successfully defended 15 runs in the final over as he conceded just one boundary (to Shepherd). Therefore, Dhawan & Co. held their nerves to seal the opening game.

The next two matches of the series will be played at the same venue of July 24 and July 27.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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