The third and final ODI between India and West Indies is underway at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. India captain Shikhar Dhawan opted to bat first after he won the toss and he is proving his decision right by scoring runs with ease. The two openers for India, Dhawan and Shubman Gill have started really strong as they have already stitched a century partnership and are looking extremely comfortable at the crease.
Dhawan is leading the attack for India as the southpaw scored a fine half-century off 62 balls. The India captain moved on from his poor outing in the second ODI where he was dismissed cheaply and started his inning really nicely. Dhawan kept on knocking singles and doubles with timely boundaries to bring up his 37th ODI half-century. But the batter was not too sure if he has reached the 50-run mark as he was heard confirming with partner Shubman Gill before raising his bat.
”Half century ho gyi?” Dhawan was heard asking Gill before he raised his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd and his teammates.
Dhawan perishes before rain interrupts!
Shortly after scoring his second half-century of the series, Dhawan perished to leg-spinner Hayden Walsh before rain interrupted and forced the players back into the dressing room. The southpaw perished while trying to take on the leggie as he skied a flick that was safely pouched by the opposition captain, Nicholas Pooran. Dhawan departed after scoring 58 off 74 balls.
Meanwhile, Shubman Gill also reached his half-century in 60 balls. It was his second ODI fifty in his 6th ODI. The batter remained unbeaten on 51 off 65 balls before rain halted the proceedings. India went back with a score of 115/1 in 24 overs. Meanwhile, with it pouring in Trinidad, the match was reduced to 40-over-a-side.