Samuels powers West Indies to 321 for 6 against India in ODI Opener

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels made 100 off India: WICB Media Photo
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels made 100 off India: WICB Media Photo

Kochi, India (Sporting Alert) — Marlon Samuels scored a hundred and West Indies reached 321 for six off their allotted 50 overs in the first One Day International against India at Nehru Stadium.

The total score is the highest at Nehru Stadium.

Samuels smashed an undefeated 126 runs off 116 balls with 11 fours and 4 sixes to lead the way for the West Indies after the Caribbean side was put in to bat by India skipper MS Dhoni.

Denesh Ramdin supported well with 61 and shared in a 165 fourth wicket stand with Samuels.

Dwayne Smith made 46 at the top of the order.

Mohammed Shami took four wickets for 66 runs from his nine overs

Earlier, the West Indies left out opener Lendl Simmons, Leon Johnson and seamers Kemar Roach and Jason Holder for the game, while India selected three pacers.

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma

West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Sulieman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Jerome Taylor.

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TV Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin

Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

Reserve Umpire: CK Nandan


Sports is just pure awesomeness. That's Mark's favourite saying and he does enjoy covering various sporting events in the Caribbean. Mark has been covering Caribbean related events since the mid 2000s.


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