Indian cricket team in the West Indies in 2009

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Indian cricket team in West Indies in 2009
  Flag of India.svg WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
  India West Indies
Dates 26 June – 5 July 2009
Captains MS Dhoni Chris Gayle
One Day International series
Results India won the 4-match series 2–1
Most runs MS Dhoni (182) Runako Morton (161)
Most wickets Ashish Nehra (6) Dwayne Bravo (6)
Player of the series MS Dhoni (Ind)

The Indian cricket team toured the Caribbean from 26 June to 5 July 2009 for a four-match One Day International series against the West Indies. This tour was India's reciprocal tour of the Caribbean, after West Indies visited them in January 2007. The series was won 2–1 by India.[1]

Background[edit]

India arrived in the Caribbean on the back of a strong performances in One Day Internationals (ODIs) having lost only three of their last 18 games. The team arrived two days after the World Twenty20 had ended, a tournament that the West Indies performed well in, that followed their poor show in the tour of England that year.[2]

Squads[edit]

 West Indies[3][4]  India[5]

India team regulars Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina were rested either due to injuries or fatigue, the latter on account of busy season that included the Indian Premier League. In their place, Ashish Nehra, Abhishek Nayar, R. P. Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Subramaniam Badrinath and Murali Vijay were included in the squad.[5] The West Indies squad was announced on 20 June for the first two ODIs. Darren Bravo and Narsingh Deonarine were included in the squad owing to their strong performances in the domestic circuit. All-rounder David Bernard was included as a replacement for an injured Fidel Edwards.[3] The same squad was retained for the final two games.[4]

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

26 June
09:30
Scorecard
India 
339/6 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
319 (48.1 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 131 (102)
Dwayne Bravo 2/66 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 63 (85)
Ashish Nehra 3/49 (7.1 overs)
India won by 20 runs
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Norman Malcolm (WI)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Darren Bravo (WI) made his ODI debut.

2nd ODI[edit]

28 June
09:30
Scorecard
India 
188 (48.2 overs)
v
 West Indies
192/2 (34.1 overs)
MS Dhoni 95 (130)
Ravi Rampaul 4/37 (10 overs)
Runako Morton 85* (102)
Rohit Sharma 2/27 (8 overs)
West Indies won by 8 wickets
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Norman Malcolm
Player of the match: Ravi Rampaul (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODI[edit]

3 July
09:30
Scorecard
West Indies 
186/7 (27 overs)
v
 India
159/4 (21.5 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 62 (59)
Ashish Nehra 3/21 (5 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 47 (43)
Sulieman Benn 1/31 (5 overs)
India won by 6 wickets (D/L)
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: MS Dhoni (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain initially reduced the match to 27 overs per side. After another intervention, India's target was set to 159 from 22 overs.
  • Abhishek Nayar (Ind) made his ODI debut.

4th ODI[edit]

5 July
09:30
Scorecard
West Indies 
27/1 (7.3 overs)
v
Runako Morton 12* (22)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 12* (22)
Ishant Sharma 1/17 (4 overs)
No result
Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Umpires: Clyde Duncan (WI) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain halted play after 7.3 overs and eventually the match was called off due to a wet outfield.

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