India won the first match of the 5-match one-day international cricket series 2018 conducted in Guwahati against West Indies by eight wickets. Chasing an extraordinary target of 323 runs, India made 326 runs in 42.1 overs just by losing only two wickets.
Earlier, India have won the toss and elected to field first in 1st ODI cricket series 2018 against West Indies. Rohit Sharma, an excellent Indian player has made 152 runs out of 117 balls and remained not out! Virat Kohli, captain of Indian cricket team has made 140 runs out of 107 balls and was declared as the Man of the Match by the judges. Earlier, by winning the toss and put into bat India chose to field, while West Indies scored 322 runs out of 50 overs in total by losing 8 wickets. Shimron Hetmyer scored fine 106 runs off 78 balls. As per the schedule declared, the second one-day international cricket match will be played in Visakhapatnam on 24th of this month.
Playing his first One Day International in more than three months after becoming a captain, Kohli was unstoppable. Virat Kohli emulated iconic cricket player, Sachin Tendulkar in scoring 2000 plus runs in 3 consecutive years which have been recorded.
Powell as well as his debutant opening partner chandrapaul Hemraj of WI dealt in boundaries against Indian cricketers Mohammad Shami as well as Umesh Yadav.