India vs Windies, 3rd ODI – Windies Player Ratings
Windies beat India by 43 runs to level the series 1-1.
Updated - Oct 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Team Windies showed some serious fight in the second ODI of the ongoing series against India. Their grit and fight helped them eke out a tie against the much fancied Indian team in that outing. Now, they have elevated their game level to another step by beating the Virat Kohli-led side in the third ODI of the series. Coming into the third ODI at Pune, the visitors were under the pump to play well. They came up with a convincing show and have now levelled the series 1-1 with two more matches to play.
In the match, Indian skipper Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision seemed to be a correct one as India restricted the Windies to a total under 300. The visitors posted 283/9 in their stipulated 50 overs. Shai Hope, the centurion from the previous game, continued his good form and top scored for the side with 95 to his name.
In the run chase, India lost Rohit Sharma early in the innings. Virat and Shikhar Dhawan played for a brief while before the left-hander perished on 35. The skipper then started running out of partners as the Windies bowlers clawed back with quick wickets. Despite Kohli’s marvellous ton, India fell short eventually and the visitors registered their first win on the tour.
Here are the Player Ratings for the Windies match:
Kieran Powell – 4/10
Powell got off to a decent start in the game. He scored 21 off the 25 balls that he faced. The innings was certainly not the kind of knocks he is known for and was on the sluggish side. Powell failed to make the most out of the start that he got and could not get going.
Chandrapaul Hemraj – 2/10
The luckless run of Chandrapaul Herman continued in this game as well. Hemraj would be itching to get some runs under his belt on the tour. Yet again, he failed to score big after getting his eyes in against the new ball. Hemraj scored just 15 before heading back to the pavilion.
Shai Hope – 9/10
Shai Hope is a bright prospect for the Windies side. Hope, who was the top performer for his side in the previous game, proved to be the anchor of the innings in this match as well. He was unlucky to have missed out on a well deserved century. He scored 95 off 113 deliveries with 6 fours and 3 sixes to his name. It was Hope’s knock that stitched the Windies innings intact. Later in the game, Hope was brilliant behind the stumps as well with his glove work.
Shimron Hetmyer – 8/10
Shimron Hetmyer is another batsman from the visitors camp who has tasted success on the tour thus far. Hetmyer looked in an attacking mood on the day. He scored a brisk 37 off just 21 balls with a couple of fours and three sixes to his name. He would have loved to add more to his tally of runs in the game.
Marlon Samuels – 8/10
The veteran campaigner in the Windies side failed to click with the bat yet again. Samuels has been struggling with his feet at the crease in the ongoing tour. His struggle continued in this game as well. He failed to get into the double digits. However, he did have a big impact on the game later on. He accounted for the big wicket of Virat Kohli in the Indian run chase and potentially sealed the game for his team.
Rovman Powell – 2/10
Rovman Powell did not have a major say in the game. The hard-hitting batsman had the stage set for himself to launch an attack into the opposition. But he largely failed and succumbed to a Kuldeep Yadav delivery after scoring just 4.
Jason Holder – 8.5/10
Windies skipper Jason Holder had a decent time in the game. Holder scored a crucial 32 off 39 balls with two fours and a six in the match. His team needed him to stay at the crease to help the side post a sizeable total. And he responded well. With the ball, he bowled 9 overs and returned with figures of 2/46 taking two big wickets of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.
Fabian Allen – 2/10
Fabian Allen had an off day at work in Pune. He arrived in to bat in the lower middle order and could not contribute much to the team total. Later in the game, he posed no threat to the Indian batsmen with his bowling either. He returned with figures of 0/52 in the 10 overs that he bowled.
Ashley Nurse – 9/10
Ashley Nurse played the ideal role of the finisher for Windies in the match. Nurse slammed a quick 40 off just 22 balls to steer his side over the 280-run mark. His knock provided the impetus to the Windies’ innings. With the ball, he was exceptional on the day fetching figures of 2/42 in the 10 overs that he bowled. This included the wickets of southpaws Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan.
Obed McCoy – 5/10
Obed McCoy got just 5 overs to bowl in the game. He was a tad expensive which explains the reason why he did not get his complete quota of overs. In the 5 overs that he bowled, he returned with numbers of 2/38.
Kemar Roach – 6/10
Windies spearhead Kemar Roach had a decent time in the game. He got his complete quota of 10 overs in the match. He conceded 48 runs and had the wicket of Yuzvendra Chahal to show in his account. Earlier in the game, he had played a good second fiddle to Ashley Nurse towards the end of the innings and contributed with vital 15 runs.