1st ODI: Shimron Hetmyer ton powers Windies to massive 322 against India

WION Web Team Guwahati, Assam, India Oct 21, 2018, 05.25 PM(IST)

File photo of Shimron Hetmyer. Photograph:( AFP )

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Chahal clinched a total of three wickets in his 10 overs spell, followed by Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, who took two wickets each. 

Shimron Hetmyer slammed a century to bring the West Indies back into contention and post a target of 323 runs for India in the 1st ODI at  Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Sunday.  

Put in to bat, the Windies were at one time reduced to 86 for the loss of three wickets.  

It was then that Hetmyar took the driver's seat and slammed a 78-ball 106, before giving away his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja trying to hit a six. He was caught by Rishabh Pant. 

He had put up a half-century stand with skipper Jason Holder for the sixth wicket and played at a strike rate of 135.90, hitting six boundaries and six sixes. 

Holder contributed 38 runs, including five boundaries, before being clean bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Chahal clinched a total of three wickets in his 10 overs spell, followed by Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, who took two wickets each. 

K Khaleel Ahmed also took an important wicket of Kieran Powell.

A perfect cameo of Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach took the team past 300. The two remained unbeaten as the Windies inning ended with only eight wickets down after 50 overs. 

Virat Kohli had earlier won the toss and chosen to bat against the West Indies in the first of the five one-day internationals in Guwahati today.

Rishabh Pant got his 50-over debut after a strong performance in the five-day games. In the previous two months, Pant has played some impressive innings which why he has been given this chance.

"Our batting order is settled as (Ambati) Rayudu has taken the number four spot. We don't need to ponder much," said Kohli.

"We have three fast bowlers. (Yuzvendra) Chahal, the wrist spinner and (Ravindra) Jadeja to give us balance."

The hosts won the recently concluded two-match Test series.