Gayle has an hamstring injury and will be ruled out of this series. He pulled a hamstring earlier today and has been off the field since. Narine strays down leg and it beats the batsman and the keeper for 5 wides. Poor bowling from Narine. Kohli takes a single behind point. Six, Rohit hits it to deep square leg for a six, attacking the main spinner with a slog sweep. A single to follow the boundary and a single to Kohli to end the over. India 86 for 1.
Sammy starts his second over, Kohli takes a single pushing the ball through the off side to deep point. Rohit times it sweetly through the off side for another boundary. Another boundary to end the over, Rohit plays it through backward point for four.
Narine comes into the attack, a double change for West Indies. A couple of dots and then Rohit hits it to deep square leg for four. Rohit then runs it down to third man for two. Six from the first over from Narine.
Sammy comes into the attack, the keeper stands up to the stumps. A wider ball from Sammy, Rohit throws his bat at it for a single. Kohli is looking dangerous here, Sammy pitches it wide and Kohli hits it square on the off side for another four. The fielder dives, but can't stop the ball from reaching the boundary. Five from the over. India 57 for 1 after 10 overs.
Kohli starts the over with another boundary, this time hitting it square of the wicket, beats the man in the deep as well. A couple of singles and then a few dots to end the over. India 52 for 1 after 9 overs.
Rohit takes a single from the first ball and then a wide from Holder. Kohli runs it down to third man for a single. A couple of singles, this pair rotating the strike well. Five from the over, India 46 for 1 after 8 overs.
Kohli starts the over with a four, beautifully flicked through midwicket for four. A couple of singles brings Kohli back on strike. Kohli plays the rest of the over out.
Holder bowls the straighter one and Kohli pushes it to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. Kohli plays a couple of dots and then glances one to backward square leg for four, good shot from a talented cricketer. A wide down leg from Holder, Kohli lets it go. A single to end the over, India going at just under 6 runs per over.
Rampaul continues, Rohit gets a boundary to third man. He has steered the ball there a few times already, but this was an outside edge that went for four. Just the four from the over as Rohit plays the rest of the over out. India 27 for 1 after 5 overs.
Rohit runs it down to third man for a single. WICKET! Dhawan out, Holder keeps probing on the line outside off and Dhawan edges it to Charles in the slips, first wicket for West Indies. The extra bounce surprising Dhawan, West Indies get their early breakthrough. Kohli walks out to bat. Four, Kohli starts with a boundary, his favourite cover drive for four. Kohli flicks it to deep square leg for a couple to end the over. India 23 for 1 after 4 overs.
Rampaul continues, Rohit flicks it to deep midwicket for two runs. A single as Rohit runs it down to third man who is standing slighty square. Good over from Rampaul, three from it.
Holder will start from the other end. Four byes, Holder starts with one that hits the cracks on the pitch and deviates to miss the batsman and the keeper, four byes in the end. Good start from Holder, hits Rohit on the pads and then Rohit plays it to third man for a single. Four, Dhawan hits it through extra cover for a boundary to end the over. India 13 for no loss after 2 overs.
Rohit and Dhawan open for India, Rampaul will start with the ball for the West Indies. A wide to start from Rampaul, Rohit looks to flick it but misses. A single to Rohit and then one to Dhawan. Four runs from the over.
West Indies got a good start thanks to Charles and Samuels. Darren Bravo played a good knock in the middle of the innings to take them to 211, the rest of the batting collapsed. Raina and Jadeja the main destroyers for India taking three wickets each. India will be happy with this total, but the pitch is difficult to bat on.
Ashwin will bowl his last over. WICKET! Ashwin gets the last wicket, Rampaul hits it to Dhawan. West Indies all out for 211 after 48.5 overs. Good work by India to restrict them after West Indies got a great start.
Shami comes back into the attack, he has been used in short spells today. Holder takes a single from the second ball, Shami will look to clean up the tail. A wide from Shami to Rampaul, one more added to the total. A single to end the over, West Indies 211 for 9 after 48 overs.
Jadeja starts his last over. Holder gets a single from the third ball to bring Rampaul on strike. West Indies in a hurry to finish this innings. Just one run from the over.
Ashwin comes back into the attack, he has two overs remaining. Holder takes a single and Dhoni puts a slip in place for Narine. WICKET! Ashwin gets his first wicket of this match, Narine caught and bowled by Ashwin. Rampaul walks out to bat. Ashwin bowls another wide.
WICKET! Sammy is out, Jadeja gets the wicket. Sammy who was batting as if it was a test match goes out for 5, Bhuvi taking a good catch on the long on boundary. A single to Holder through midwicket. Narine to face Jadeja, who becomes the highest wicket taker in ODIs in 2013. Great over from Jadeja, just a single from it.
Unadkat to Sammy, a single brings up the West Indian 200. Holder hits Unadkat for four, a couple of steps out of his crease and Holder hits Unadkat over the in-field for four on the off side. Five from the over, West Indies 204 for 7.
Jadeja starts his 8th over. Holder gets a single to long off. Sammy who was slogging in the tests, is happy to take a single to deep square leg. Just two from the over, India pulling things back very well.
Unadkat comes back into the attack. Holder plays and misses, goes for the drive but the ball beats the inside edge of the bat. Four, Holder tucks it away from his pads for four to fine leg, Dhawan dives but does not stop the ball. A single to end the over, 5 from it. West Indies 197 for 7.
Jadeja continues after the power play. A quick over from Jadeja, just a couple of singles from it.
Shami continues, two more overs to go in the power play. Long on goes back and third man is also posted on the boundary. Four dots in the over and then a single from the 5th. Just a single from the Shami over, good bowling in the power play.
Dwayne Bravo gets a boundary from the first ball, confident drive through long on for four. WICKET! Bravo is stumped, comes down the wicket and misses the ball, Dhoni does the rest. Holder is the new batsman and he gets off the mark with a single. Sammy gets off the mark with a single through cover and point. Good over from Jadeja, West Indies lose their way.
Shami comes into the attack in the power play. Shami drifts on the pads and is flicked away for four. A single to Dwayne through midwicket. WICKET! Shami has a habit of disturbing the timber and Darren is the victim this time. Good ball and Darren is bowled in the power play. Sammy walks out to bat.
After drinks, Ashwin will bowl from the other end in the power play. Dwayne Bravo trying to work Ashwin away for runs but failing. Ashwin starts with the quicker ball and follows it up with a couple of tossed up deliveries. Six, Dwayne hits it hard and over midwicket for a six. West Indies 177 for 5 after 37 overs.
Power play has been taken, Jadeja comes into the attack. He has six overs left. Long on and mid wicket in place, the run rate is just over 4.5 per over. Darren takes a quick single to backward point. Dwayne gets a single through midwicket. Six, Darren Bravo hits it over deep midwicket for a handsome six. Eight from the over to start the power play.
Rohit starts his second over with three dots. Dwayne takes a single to long off from the 4th ball. Darren plays it to sweeper cover for a single, he has used that shot a lot today. Another good over from Rohit, just two runs from it. Time for the power play.
Raina starts his last over for the day, Darren misses the flick shot and the ball hits his pads, no chance of lbw. Dropped, Darren Bravo dropped on 49, Dhoni puts down a difficult chance. He gets the single to get his 50, good knock from him. Dwayne drives it square of the wicket for a couple of runs. Three runs from the last ball of the over making it six in total. Raina finishes his 10 over for 34 runs and 3 wickets.
Rohit Sharma comes into the attack, a surprise from Dhoni. Dwayne gets a single through mid off, chipping the fuller ball from Rohit. Good over from Rohit, just two runs from it.
Bravo takes a single from the first ball and Raina takes another WICKET! His third for today, Deonarine is bowled for 4 as West Indies lose half their side. It was the quicker one from Raina and on the off stump and Deonarine misses it to give Raina his best bowling figures in ODIs. Dwayne Bravo comes out to bat. Another good over from Raina. Dwayne takes a single to long on to bring Darren on strike for the last ball. Just two runs from the over and the wicket.
Ashwin to bowl to Bravo. Three dots to start the over and then a single through the off side. Deonarine runs the ball to square leg for a single. Three singles from the over, West Indies get to 151 for 4 after 31 overs.
Deonarine takes a single to start Raina's 8th over, he has gone for 23 runs so far and has picked up 2 wickets. Bravo gets a single and then Deonarine gets a single to sweeper cover. Three singles to sweeper cover to end the over, West Indies 148 for 4 after 30 overs.
Bravo has to go on and play the anchor role for West Indies, the rest of the side can bat around him. Ashwin starts his 6th over. Bravo guides it to third man off his back foot for a single. Two singles from the over, India slowing the West Indies down again.
WICKET! Raina gets another wicket for India. A good lbw appeal and the umpire thinks it is out, Simmons has to go for 29. Rain provides another much-needed wicket for Dhoni. Replays show that it was going down leg, so unlucky for Simmons and lucky for India. Deonarine comes out to bat for the West Indies. Great over from Raina a wicket maiden in the end.
Ashwin continues, Raina replaces Shami. Simmons blocks a couple of balls and then decides to take the attack to the bowler. Six, Simmons slog-sweeps it over square leg for a six. A single straight down the ground for Simmon, Bravo will face the last ball. Bravo joins the action, Ashwin is proving to be expensive. Bravo ends the over with a four.
Raina brought back into the attack, he has bowled well today, providing Dhoni with more options. This pair happy to take few singles from the over, and then looking for the odd boundary. The partnership is now over 54, three runs from the over.
A couple of singles from the over so far, Ashwin mixing up his pace very well. Just two from the over in the end.
Simmons get a four from the first ball as Shami starts his third over. Three singles after the boundary, eight runs from the over in the end. West Indies 126 for 3 after 24 overs.
Bravo punishes a poor delivery from Ashwin for four through midwicket. Ashwin finishes another over, seven runs from it.
Shami brought back into the attack to bowl with the slightly older ball. A hint of reverse swing for Shami, Simmons takes a single from the second ball. A slip in place for Bravo. Good over from Shami.
Ashwin starts his 2nd over, a dot ball and then Bravo takes a quick single to short third man. Simmons charges down the wicket only to defend it back to the bowler for no run. Last ball of the over and Ashwin bowls a wide down leg. A single to end the over, three runs from it.
A single from the first ball, West Indies move on to 99. Another single, Bravo guides it to sweeper cover to bring up the 100 for West Indies in the 20th over. Four, Bravo gets four more through third man, thick outside edge, no slip in place and the ball runs down to the boundary. A single to sweeper cover. Eight from the over, a good one for West Indies.
Ashwin introduced into the attack, after eight overs from Raina and Jadeja combined. Simmons takes a single through midwicket to start the over. Bravo drives it square of the wicket on the off side for a single, Yuvraj dives and saves three runs for his team. Ashwin bowls a wide down leg side, Simmons lets it go. A couple of runs to end Ashwin's first over, 6 runs from it.
7 overs for 27 runs and 2 wickets from the spinners so far, Raina continues after drinks. Simmons takes a single through deep midwicket. Bravo plays out the over, just a single from it.
A couple of runs to start the over, Jadeja bowling really well on this pitch. Four from the over in the end, a quick one from Jadeja. India slowing the West Indies down at 91 for 3. Drinks come on the field. Charles was looking dangerous today, but a good catch from Jadeja dismissed him. India have slowed the innings down, will West Indies be able to come back.
A single from the first ball and then Bravo runs it to third man for four, good variation from Raina, but Bravo picks it up. A single to end the over, the run rate under 5.5 per over now.
Jadeja starts his 3rd over. Good bowling from the Indian spinners. Simmons takes a single from 4th ball. Just a single from the over.
WICKET! Samuels is bowled, Raina gets a wicket for India. Simmons walks out to bat. Samuels gone for 24, Simmons takes a single to deep midwicket. A couple of singles, Raina ends the over with three runs and a wicket.
A couple of singles from the over and then Darren Bravo hits it over the field, over long off for a six. Good shot from Bravo, West Indies 77 for 2.
Raina introduced into the attack. Good over from Raina so far, a few dots and a couple of singles from the over. India looking to pull things back.
Jadeja comes into the attack, Dhoni looking for some control from his bowlers. Charles takes a single and then Samuels takes a single. WICKET! Jadeja gets a much-needed wicket for India, great return catch. Tossed up delivery and Charles drives it to the left of the bowler, Jadeja dives full length and grabs a great catch to get rid of the dangerous Charles. A couple of runs to end the over, India get Charles out.
A change of ends for Bhuvi, Samuels hits the first ball for four. A dot ball and then Samuels edges on to third man for another boundary. There is no one in the slips so Samuels gets some bonus runs. Eight from the over again, West Indies 63 for 1 after 10 overs.
Shami brought into the attack, Dhoni looking to pick up another wicket. Two slips in place for Shami, a couple of singles and Charles works Shami for four through deep extra cover. This brings up the 50 partnership for Samuels and Charles. Eight from Shami's first over.
Four, Charles is looking dangerous here, he slices the ball over the in-field for four. A single to end the over, West Indies going at almost 6 runs per over.
Bhuvi starts his 4th over, four, Charles picks it up from the off stump and hits it over midwicket for four. He started tentatively but has settled into a good rhythm. Another boundary, two in a row, short and wide and Charles puts it away through point. Another four, Charles gets it through square leg, poor bowling the Bhuvi. Expensive over from Bhuvi.
Charles drives Unadkat for four through extra cover, good shot from him. Then he takes a single to rotate strike. Good comeback from Unadkat, just six from the over in the end. West Indies 28 for 1 after 6 overs.
Samuels takes a single from the first ball, pushes it to the left of mid-off and runs hard. A wide from Bhuvi, Charles tries to flick it down leg but misses. A single to Charles and then a dot ball to end the over. West Indies 22 for 1 after 5 overs.
Samuels is unhappy with his shoes and changes them, Unadkat starts his second over. Six, Samuels stays on the crease and hits it flat over deep extra cover for a big six. Then he runs it down the third man for a single. Another six, Charles gets hold of this and dispatches it for the second six. West Indies 19 for 1.
Kumar to start another over and Samuels to face him. Samuels gets off the mark with a single to deep square leg. Good over from Bhuvi again, just a single from it.
Dhoni starts with Unadkat from the other end. Shami is held back for the power play. Three dots and the Charles works Unadkat away for four, drives it through the mid-off boundary. Just the four from the over.
Gayle and Charles come out to bat for the West Indies and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start with the ball. Pollard is injured so is not playing. Shillingford who bowled so well in the tests is not picked for the ODIs, Narine is the main spinner for West Indies today. Third umpire called for a run out change against Gayle, replays show he is out. WICKET! Gayle run out from the second ball of the innings, what a blow this is from India. Gayle goes for the single after just pushing the ball towards Bhuvi, who recovers quickly and hits the stumps directly. Easy decision in the end, but what a wicket for India. Gayle is down on the ground and in pain, he overstretched and must have pulled a hamstring. Gayle goes off the field on a stretcher, big blow for the West Indies. Samuels comes out to bat at number 3. A single to Charles, and a dot to finish a good over for India.
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles(w), Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo(c), Narsingh Deonarine, Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat
West Indies have won the toss and will bat first in Kochi. The pitch is generally slower and the weather conditions are humid. Batting first is a good option, West Indies will look to put up a big target before the pitch slows down. India have chased well in the recent past so they will not be too disappointed either.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the first match - in the three-ODI series - between India and the West Indies at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi.