The decade is coming to an end. It is apt that India will be bidding to win their 10th straight bilateral ODI series against West Indies when the first match takes place at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Sunday. West Indies last won a series against India in the Caribbean in 2006 while their last win in India came way back in 2002 when they won the seven-match series 4-3. Out of the 10 ODIs that have taken place between India and West Indies recently, India have won seven, lost one, one game was a no-result while one was a tie in Vizag.
21:51 hrs IST: Two fours by Nicholas Pooran and West Indies win by eight wickets against India in Chepauk. Superb exhibition of batting from the West Indies.
21:45 hrs IST: 8th century for Shai Hope! Brilliant exhibition from him as he blasts a six and a four off Deepak Chahar to reach the landmark. West Indies need 11 off 18 balls.
21:39 hrs IST: Pooran drills a full ball from Dube to the deep extra cover fence for a crucial boundary. West Indies are 265/2 after 46 overs, needing 23 off 24 balls.
21:34 hrs IST: Hope cheekily lifts a short ball from Mohammed Shami to the long leg fence. West Indies are going about this chase calmly. After 45 overs, West Indies are 257/2, needing 31 off 30 balls.
21:20 hrs IST: India review for an LBW against Shai Hope. He played down the wrong line to a legbreak but the ball is missing the leg stump. India lose a review. Kuldeep's 10 overs are done. After 42 overs, West Indies are 240/2, needing 48 off 48 balls.
21:15 hrs IST: All hopes on Hope as he pulls a short ball from Shami to the deep midwicket fence. West Indies are 238/2 after 41 overs, need 50 off 54 balls.
21:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the partnership is broken! Short ball climbing up outside off, Hetmyer leaps and drags the pull from off stump but he has not hit it hard, he holes out to Iyer at deep midwicket. Take a bow, Hetmyer. Ends a brilliant innings. West Indies are 229/2 in 38.4 overs.
20:57 hrs IST: The 200-run stand is up between Hetmyer and Hope. This is a masterclass of batting from these two players. Hetmyer clobbers a six and a four off Shivam Dube as West Indies march on. After 38 overs, West Indies are 223/1, needing 66 off 73 balls.
20:48 hrs IST: Two massive sixes by Hetmyer off Jadeja, including one measuring 102 meters, tilts the balance towards West Indies. After 36 overs, West Indies are 204/1, needing 84 off 84 balls.
20:45 hrs IST: CATCH DROPPED! Hetmyer miscues Deepak Chahar but Shreyas Iyer drops the catch at long on. Hope and Hetmyer hit a couple of boundaries and West Indies are 191/1 after 35 overs, need 97 off 90 balls.
20:36 hrs IST: Fifth ton for Shimron Hetmyer. What a talent he is. Shows his class by driving Kuldeep Yadav to long on. After 33 overs, West Indies are 178/1, needing 110 off 102 balls.
20:20 hrs IST: Shai Hope notches up his 15th fifty and he shows how valuable he is to the West Indies team. After 30 overs, West Indies are 161/1.
20:10 hrs IST: Shimron Hetmyer is laid low with cramps and he seems to be in trouble. He is carrying on but these are tough times for the West Indies. After 27 overs, West Indies are 150/1.
20:02 hrs IST: Hope gets a streaky inside edge to the fine leg fence but Hetmyer enters the 90s with a brilliant six off Shami. After 26 overs, West Indies are 149/1.
19:48 hrs IST: Hetmyer continues to find the boundaries as the partnership swells. After 23 overs, West Indies are 119/1.
19:44 hrs IST: Shimron Hetmyer hits two consecutive sixes off Ravindra Jadeja as he continues showing his mettle against India. After 22 overs, West Indies are 113/1.
19:40 hrs IST: Shimron Hetmyer notches up his fifth fifty and he is keeping West Indies in the hunt. After 21 overs, West Indies are 97/1.
19:15 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav gets hit for a boundary to deep point and Kuldeep is launched to the deep midwicket stands. After 15 overs, West Indies are 79/1.
19:06 hrs IST: Hetmyer and Hope continue to keep Windies in the hunt. West Indies are 55/1 after 12 overs.
18:52 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack as West Indies look to lay a solid base. West Indies are 31/1 after nine overs.
18:40 hrs IST: Shimron Hetmyer gets two streaky boundaries off Mohammed Shami. West Indies are 21/1 after six overs.
18:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Deepak Chahar. Full ball slanted in and it zips through off the deck, slight hint of inswing and Sunil Ambris plays down the wrong line to get trapped in front. West Indies are 11/1 in the fifth over.
18:20 hrs IST: Two fours by Sunil Ambris off Mohammed Shami as the bowler gets swing but strays slightly in line and length. West Indies are 8/0 after two overs.
18:16 hrs IST: Deepak Chahar gets swing and bowls in the right channels. He begins with a maiden over. West Indies are 0/0 after the first over.
17:43 hrs IST: India have finished with 287/8. West Indies have taken four hours and 11 minutes to finish the overs. This is already looking like a tall task for them.
17:35 hrs IST: Shivam Dube hits a boundary to wide long on as India reach 279/7 after 49 overs.
17:28 hrs IST: WICKET! That is a bizarre situation. The West Indies had appealed but the umpire seems to have not tken cognizance of the situation. They belatedly go for the replay and it shows that Jadeja was short of the crease. India are 270/7 in 48 overs.
17:24 hrs IST: WICKET! The slower ball from Keemo Paul and Jadhav miscues it totally to long on where the catch is taken. India are 269/6 after 47.3 overs.
17:19 hrs IST: Jadhav is nearing his fifty as he late-cuts a short ball from Sheldon Cottrell to the third man fence. India are 268/5 after 47 overs.
17:12 hrs IST: India have reached 250 and they have five overs remaining. Can they get to a score near 300? The pitch is becoming even more sluggish. After 45 overs, India are 250/5.
17:01 hrs IST: Jadeja and Jadhav are making steady progress. After 43 overs, India are 234/5.
16:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Pant's good knock has ended. Good length slow ball outside off, Pant crouches low and attempts a slog sweep, he miscues it and the catch is taken at deep midwicket. Kedar Jadhav responds with a six. After 40 overs, India are 216/5.
16:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the partnership has been broken! Short of a length cutter from Joseph and Iyer hops to flick it to midwicket. However, he finds Pollard and he falls for 70. After 36.4 overs, India are 194/4.
16:22 hrs IST: CATCH DROPPED! Poor stuff from Cottrell as Pant drives a full and wide ball from Kieron Pollard but the catch is dropped at extra cover. India are 189/3 after 36 overs.
16:19 hrs IST: The 100-run stand is up between Pant and Iyer. India are eyeing a big total. India are 185/3 after 35 overs.
16:15 hrs IST: Iyer hoicks a six off Chase and Pant ends the over in style with a blazing boundary down the ground. India are 178/3 after 34 overs.
16:07 hrs IST: Maiden fifty for Rishabh Pant! That will ease the pressure tremendously. Superb effort from the youngster. India are 162/3 after 32.3 overs.
16:04 hrs IST: Pant thumps a four down the ground off a no-ball as West Indies are wilting under the pressure. India are 158/3 after 32 overs.
16:00 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant is nearing his maiden fifty while Iyer hits his fifth fifty. India are 152/3 in 31.4 overs
15:54 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant capitalises on the no-ball bowled by Keemo Paul and Iyer is nearing his fifth fifty. India are 147/3 after 31 overs.
15:49 hrs IST: Pant is growing in confidence as he paddles a full ball from Jason Holder to the fine leg fence. After 30 overs, India are 137/3.
15:39 hrs IST: Pant signals his intention by slamming a slog sweep over deep midwicket for a big six off Chase. After 28 overs, India are 122/3.
15:28 hrs IST: Pant hits another boundary off Roston Chase and India look to be aggressive. After 26 overs, India are 109/3
15:25 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant signals his intent by flicking Alzarri Joseph to the deep midwicket fence. After 25 overs, India are 104/3.
15:16 hrs IST: Chase and Joseph are bowling superbly as the pressure mounts. After 23 overs, India are 90/3.
15:09 hrs IST: Pant and Iyer will be looking to steady the ship as India eye a fightback. After 21 overs, India are 86/3.
15:04 hrs IST: Alzarri Joseph and Roston Chase are keeping a tight check on the runs. After 20 overs, India are 83/3.
14:56 hrs IST: WICKET! Against the run of play, West Indies have gotten another massive wicket. Short ball and comes up sluggishly, Rohit toe-ends the pull and is caught at midwicket. After 18.1 overs, India are 80/3. Rohit out for 36.
14:51 hrs IST: Alzarri Joseph comes into the attack and he is on the money right away. After 17 overs, India are 75/2. The partnership between Rohit and Iyer is worth 50.
14:45 hrs IST: West Indies are trying their variations and keeping the scoring rate down. After 16 overs, India are 73/2. The partnership between Rohit and Iyer is nearing fifty.
14:40 hrs IST: Rohit and Iyer both get a boundary off Hayden Walsh Jr as India make decent progress. After 15 overs, India are 68/2.
14:37 hrs IST: Keemo Paul is into the attack and he bowls some tight lines. However, Hayden Walsh is struggling to keep the flow of runs tight. After 14 overs, India are 58/2.
14:32 hrs IST: Walsh bowls a low, dipping full toss and the keeper misses it. However, he gives width and Rohit cracks the cut to the third man fence. After 13 overs, India are 54/2.
14:27 hrs IST: Iyer latches onto a full ball from Holder as he drills a straight drive uppishly to long on for a boundary. After 12 overs, India are 46/2.
14:24 hrs IST: Hayden Walsh Jr is into the attack. He is greeted with a late-cut four by Shreyas Iyer. India are 39/2 in 11 overs.
14:19 hrs IST: Rohit pounces on an overpitched delivery from Holder and clobbers it to the long on boundary. But, West Indies have bowled well as India are 33/2 after 10 overs.
14:16 hrs IST: Third maiden over for Sheldon Cottrell. He is really having a blast. After nine overs, India are 29/2.
14:12 hrs IST: Inside edge but safe! Short of a length ball slanted in, Rohit gets the bat down late and the inside edge just goes past the stumps for a boundary to the fine leg fence. Something going right for India. After eight overs, India are 29/2.
14:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Cottrell has gotten the massive wicket and Chepauk is stunned into silence. Good length ball bowled with a scrambled seam just outside off, Kohli is cramped for room and he looks to run it down to third man with an angled bat. Ends up dragging the ball back onto the stumps. Kohli out for 4. India 25/2 after seven overs.
14:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Cottrell. Salute to his discipline. Short ball and slightly down the leg side, it stops on the wicket as Rahul looks to nudge it to the leg side, the ball takes the leading edge and the catch is taken at short midwicket. KL Rahul out for 6. India 21/1 in 6.2 overs.
14:01 hrs IST: Disciplined bowling from Holder and only two runs come off it. West Indies are bowling well in the powerlay. India are 19/0 after six overs.
13:56 hrs IST: Rohit finally opens up aggressively against Sheldon Cottrell. He gets a couple down the ground and thumps a short ball to wide long on for a four. India are 17/0 after five overs.
13:52 hrs IST: Rohit dances down the track and drills a full ball from Jason Holder to the deep extra cover boundary. After four overs, India are 11/0
13:47 hrs IST: Back to back maiden overs for Sheldon Cottrell. India are 5/0 after three overs.
13:43 hrs IST: KL Rahul cracks a short and wide ball from Jason Holder to the deep point fence and India are away. After two overs, India are 5/0.
13:37 hrs IST: KL Rahul survives a run-out chance as the fielder misses with the underarm throw at the bowler's end. Rohit Sharma wanted a run but he was sent back. India are 0/0 in the first over.
13:21 hrs IST: Here is the West Indies playing XI. For India, Shivam Dube makes his debut in the 50-over set-up.
West Indies (Playing XI): Shai Hope(w), Sunil Ambris, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
13:09 hrs IST: There is no Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur and surprisingly Yuzvendra Chahal on this dry and spinning Chepauk wicket. So, Shivam Dube and Deepak Chahar are in the side. Here are the playing XIs.
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami
13:06 hrs IST: West Indies have won the toss and they will bowl against India at the MA Chidambaram stadium.
12:43 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the first ODI between India and West Indies from the MA Chidambaram stadium from Chepauk. After the thrills and spills of the Twenty20 Internationals, it is time for the ODIs where Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team will be determined to achieve their 10th straight bilateral series win against the West Indies.