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Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan Off To A Good Start For India vs Windies

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Live Updates Between India vs West Indies 4th ODI, straight from Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai

13:53 IST: SIX! This time its Shikhar Dhawan. Jason Holder drifts onto the pads and Dhawan flick the ball over over fine-leg to collect six runs. Brilliant timing on that one from the left-hander. IND 31-0 after 5.1 overs.

13:50 IST: SIX! What a strike from Rohit Sharma. That almost went out of the stadium. 99-meter six from the hitman. Kemar Roach bowls on the pads and Rohit slams it on the leg side to collect his first maximum of the match. IND 25-0 after 4.5 overs.

13:41 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is off the mark with a beautiful boundary through covers. Over pitched delivery from Kemar Roach, Dhawan stretches forward and times the ball to perfection. IND 13-0 after 2.3 overs.

13:36 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Rohit Sharma. Wide outside off stump from Jason Holder and Rohit caresses the ball between point and cover fielder to collect four runs. IND 9-0 after 1.1 overs.

13:35 IST: Five runs from the first over of Kemar Roach. Windies skipper Jason Holder will share the new ball with Roach from the other end. IND 5-0 after 1 over.

13:31 IST: FOUR! India and Rohit Sharma are off-the-mark with a boundary. Short and wide outside off from Kemar Roach and Rohit slams the ball over cover to collect his first boundary of the match. IND 4-0 after 0.1 overs.

13:30 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start the innings for India. Kemar Roach will start the proceedings for the Windies.

13:20 IST: International cricket is returning to the Cricket Club of India after a span of nine years. Sachin Tendulkar ‘rings the bell’ to kickstart things.

13:05 IST: Playing XI for both the teams.

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah

Windies: Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul

13:02 IST: Team news – India have gone in with two changes for the fourth ODI. Ravindra Jadeja comes in for Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav replaces Rishabh Pant in the playing XI. The Windies have also made one change in the team. Keemo Paul comes in to replace Obed McCoy.

13:00 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to bat against the Windies.

12:35 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the 4th ODI between India and Windies from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

Although the return of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has boosted India’s confidence to a very large extent, there still are certain concerns hounding the team — MS Dhoni’s poor form with the bat, an unstable middle-order and Bhuvneshwar going for runs on his return, which signals at his low confidence levels. The Windies have had their erratic bursts of excellence, as Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope have delivered with the bat, but the rest of the team failed to leave a considerable mark. Coming back to talking about India, skipper Virat Kohli has been in prime form in the series, scoring three back-to-back hundreds in Guwahati, Vizag and Pune. With this, he also became the first Indian to score three ODI centuries on the trot.

Squads:

India – Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav.

Windies – Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels.