“Look Who Came Visiting Team India Dressing Room”: A Legend Meets Shikhar Dhawan And Co. – Watch

India and the West Indies played a thriller on Friday in the first ODI of the three-game series, and the match saw the Shikhar Dhawan-led side prevail by 3 runs. India batted first, posting 308/7 in 50 overs, thanks to a 97-point knockout from Dhawan. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill also hit their fifties for the visitors. West Indies then put up a spirited battle with the bat as Kyle Mayers and Brandon King led the way. In the end, Mohammed Siraj held his nerves to help India win by 3 runs.

After the match ended, Brian Lara, former West Indies captain, paid a visit to the Queen’s Park Oval, and was seen interacting with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur.

“Look who came to visit #TeamIndia’s dressing room. The legendary Brian Charles Lara,” BCCI tweeted.

Speaking of the first ODI, captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill gave India an excellent start, after being batted, adding 119 runs for the first wicket. Dhawan was sacked at 97, while Gill also scored a brilliant 64 on his return to the ODI squad.

Shreyas Iyer also impressed with the bat, scoring 54 from 57 balls. Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel also made cameos of 27 and 21 respectively, while India finished at 308 for seven in 50 overs.

In response, the West Indies were three runs short when the excellent last over from Mohammed Siraj gave India a 1-0 lead in the series. West Indies got off to a bad start in the chase, losing the early wicket to Shai Hope. Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks, however, kept their ship steady, adding 117 runs for the second wicket.

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Mayers hit a stunning 74, while Brooks scored 46. Both were fired in quick succession by Shardul Thakur. Brandon King also completed his fifties and kept the West Indies in pursuit. However, Yuvzvendra Chahal came with a timely breakthrough to make the hosts’ work harder.

Akeal Hosein and Romario Shepherd played undefeated cameos of 32 and 39 respectively, but Siraj kept his composure in the final game to help India cross the finish line.

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