India has won the toss and decided to bowl first. By sending West Indies opener Shai Hope inside the first powerplay, he proved Rohit Sharma’ decision was right.
Mohammad Siraj bowled five overs in the powerplay with 13 runs and taking a wicket. In his five overs spell, there were two maidens. Siraj has been consistently giving early breaks in the last few seasons playing for RCB in IPL.
Later, Rohit introduced Washington Sundar. He took two wickets in the five balls. Washington Sundar playing his first ODI after four long years. He sent Brandon King(13) in his third over and later he sent Darren Bravo(18).
These two wickets were taken in the space of five balls. Both Siraj and Sundar’ brilliant bowling performance put West Indies on the backfoot.
Rohit introduced Chahal. He sent West Indies Captain Pollard(0), Nicholas Pooran(18), and Shamark Brooks(12) to Pavillion. The West Indies team lost half of its side and were in deep trouble.
West Indies lost six wickets for 79 runs in 24 overs.