In the absence of MS Dhoni on the field in the second innings, India lost to the West Indies in a thrilling encounter at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica last night. West Indies have now won both their opening matches.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first. India could manage to post just 229/7 in 50 overs, thanks to Rohit Sharma (60), Dinesh Karthik (23), Raina (44) and Dhoni (27). Kemar Roach, Tino Best and Darren Sammy took two wickets each.
Chasing a victory target of 230, West Indies lost three wickets for just 26 runs. However, a 116-run partnership between Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo changed the course of the game. Charles made 97, while Bravo scored 55.
Despite a late strike by the Indian bowlers, Darren Sammy (29) and Kemar Roach (14*) helped the team score an exciting one-wicket victory over India, as West Indies reached 230/9 in 47.4 overs. Umesh Yadav took three wickets, while Ishant and Ashwin took two wickets each. Johnson Charles was declared ‘Man of the Match. India will take on Sri Lanka on Tuesday.