Triangular ODI Series in West Indies, 2013
West Indies host tri-series involving India and Sri LankaWest Indies will host an ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka in Jamaica and Trinidad from June 28 to July 11, 2013. The tri-series comprises seven matches, with each team playing the other twice before the finals.
Tri-Nation Tournament 2013
India name unchanged squad
June 17, 2013India have named an unchanged squad from the one playing in the Champions Trophy for the ODI tri-series in the West Indies. The Indian squad includes five seam bowlers - Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Vinay Kumar, and three spinners - Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin and Amit Mishra. Captain MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and M Vijay constitute the batting.
- Tri-Nation Tournament News
- June 28: West Indies vs Sri Lanka at Kingston - 1st Match
- June 30: West Indies vs India at Kingston - 2nd Match
- July 2: India vs Sri Lanka at Kingston - 3rd Match
- July 2: West Indies vs India at Port of Spain - 4th Match
- July 7: West Indies vs Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - 5th Match
- July 9: India vs Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - 6th Match
- July 11: Finals at Port of Spain: India vs Sri Lanka
- Tri-Nation Tournament Schedule
Gayle steers West Indies to victory over Sri Lanka
June 28, 2013Former captain Chris Gayle hit his first one-day hundred against Sri Lanka - his 21st career ODI century - as he led West Indies to a crushing six-wicket victory with more than 12 overs to spare in the opening match of the three-nation international series. Replying to the visitors modest total of 208 all out off 48.3 overs, Gayle hit his 109 off 100 deliveries with seven sixes and nine fours at the Sabina Park on Friday night. Earlier, spinner Narine (4-40) and paceman Rampaul (3-38) combined to rip out the Sri Lanka middle order after they had looked on course for a healthy total, reaching 104/2 in the 22nd over after being put in to bat. West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo(Captain), Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(Wicket Keeper), Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Devon Smith
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara(Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews(Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Shaminda Eranga, Kushal Janith Perera, Sachithra Senanayake
2013 ODI Tri-Series, West Indies vs Sri Lanka: West Indies 209/4 in 37.5 overs (Gayle 109) beat Sri Lanka 208 in 48.3 overs (Mathews 55*, Jayawardene 52, Narine 4-40) by 6 wickets
One wicket victory for West Indies over India
June 30, 2013India, playing the same XI for the sixth consecutive game, will bat first after losing the toss to West Indies captain Pollard. Ramdin is playing his 100th ODI today, only the third West Indies wicket keeper to do so, after Jeff Dujon and Ridley Jacobs.
2013 ODI Tri-Series, West Indies 230/9 in 47.4 ov (Charles 97) beat India 229/7 in 50 ov (Rohit Sharma 60, Raina 44) by 1 wicket
Sri Lanka hand India embarrassing 161-run defeat
July 2, 2013Mahela Jayawardene and Upul Tharanga (174 off 159 balls) scored a century each to power Sri Lanka to 348 runs after being sent into bat at Sabina Park on Tuesday. The openers put on 213 runs for the first wicket, with veteran Jayawardene making 107 off 112 balls. It was only the fourth time that both openers had scored centuries against India after Geoff Marsh and David Boon (1986), Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs (2000) and Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed (2012).In reply, India faltered badly in pursuit to be bowled out for 187 off 44.5 overs, with Ravindra Jadeja top-scoring with 49 not out. Sri Lanka climbed to second in the standings after their massive win. They also gained a bonus point.Reported earlier: Virat Kohli became India's 22nd ODI captain as he leads the team against Sri Lanka in Celkon Mobile Cup tri-series. The 24-year-old Kohli has been named India’s cricket captain after Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series in the West Indies with a hamstring injury. Kohli led India to Under-19 World Cup glory in 2008. Ambati Rayudu has been called into the squad. India's ODI captains: 1. Ajit Wadekar (2 matches) 2. S Venkataraghavan (7) 3. Bishan Singh Bedi (4) 4. Sunil Gavaskar (37) 5. GR Viswanath (1) 6. Kapil Dev (74) 7. Syed Kirmani (1) 8. Mohinder Amarnath (1) 9. Ravi Shastri (11) 10. Dilip Vengsarkar (18) 11. Kris Srikkanth (13) 12. Mohammad Azharuddin (174) 13. Sachin Tendulkar (73) 14. Ajay Jadeja (13) 15. Sourav Ganguly (146) 16. Rahul Dravid (79) 17. Anil Kumble (1) 18. Virender Sehwag (12) 19. MS Dhoni (141) 20. Suresh Raina (9) 21. Gautam Gambhir (6) India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Shami Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka XI: A Mathews (Captain), U Tharanga, M Jayawardene, K Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), D Chandimal, L Thirimanne, N Kulasekara, K Perera, S Senanayake, R Herath, L Malinga.
2013 ODI Tri-Series, Sri Lanka 348/1 (Jayawardene 107, Tharanga 174*) beat India 187 by 161 runs
India thrashes West Indies by 102 runs
July 5, 2013After defeats to the hosts and Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy winners India beat West Indies by 102 runs in Port of Spain to get their first victory of the Tri-Nation Series. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put on 123 in 23.1 overs for the first wicket and then stand-in skipper Virat Kohli struck 102 off 83 balls at the Queen's Park Oval after West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to put India in to bat on a grassy looking wicket. India ended up with 311 for seven in their alloted 50 overs.
Chasing a target of 312, West Indies lost opener Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo, both to seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A 90-minute rain delay saw the target reduced to 274 from 39 overs with the bonus point cut-off for India 219. The hosts were bowled out for 171 off 34 overs to lose by 102 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method, with seamers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-29), Umesh Yadav (3-32) and Ishant Sharma (2-30) doing much of the damage.Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who took two wickets in two balls to finish off the match, was involved in an unpleasant on-field exchange with Suresh Raina who dropped two difficult catches off Jadeja's bowling in the 26th and 32nd over of the Windies innings. An ugly situation ensued when the two star players of Team India exchanged heated arguments on two different occasions. After India’s victory, Raina fired some words, forcing Jadeja to go berserk while the tv cameras were rolling. India XI: Shikar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli (Captain), Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
West Indies XI: Dwayne Bravo (Captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo (Wicket Keeper), Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels.
2013 ODI Tri-Series, West Indies vs India: India 311/7 (Kohli 102, Shikhar 69, Rohit 46) beat West Indies 171 (Charles 45, Bhuvneshwar 3-29, Yadav 3-32) by 102 runs (D/L)
Sri Lanka top table with convincing win
July 7 & 8, 2013Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 39 runs under D/L in the 5th match of the tri-series that lasted two days because of rain. On the 9th, India will have to win against Sri Lanka by a certain margin or either a bonus point to deny Windies a path to the finals.
2013 ODI Tri-Series, Sri Lanka 219/8 in 41/41 ov (Sangakkara 90*, Roach 4-27) beat West Indies 190/9 in 41/41 ov, target 230 (Bravo 70, Simmons 67, Mathews 4-29) by 39 runs (D/L method)
India through to the finals
July 9, 2013A career best spell of 4-8 from Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method to set up a re-match in the final of the Tri-Nations competition in Port of Spain after rain shortened the Sri Lanka innings to 26 overs, with a target of 178. Earlier, Mathews won the toss and sent India into bat. India made 119 for 3 from 29 overs with Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 48 and Virat Kohli's valuable knock of 31.
Kumar removed four of the top five Sri Lankan batsmen for just 31 runs, a deadly spell which effectively ended a reachable goal. Hosts West Indies helplessly watched as India booked a date with Sri Lanka in the finals on Thursday, at the same venue. At the end of the group phase India topped the standings with 10 points while Sri Lanka and West Indies both finished with nine points, but Sri Lanka moving to the second spot with a lead in the overall net run rate. India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (Captain), Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka XI: Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Jeevan Mendis, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.
2013 ODI Tri-Series, India 119/3 in 29/29 ov (Rohit 48*, Kohli 31) beat Sri Lanka 96 in 24.4/26 ov (Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-8), target 178 - by 81 runs (D/L)
Magnificent Dhoni takes India home
July 11, 2013With 15 to get off the last over, and only one wicket remaining, Dhoni, who was struggling throughout the innings, hit a 6, 4 and a 6 after missing out on the first ball from Shaminda Eranga to take India home. His innings was reminiscent of the one he played at the Wankhede stadium where he struck an unbeaten 91 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2011 final.Final 22 balls: [Balls Dhoni faced in Blue, Balls Ishant faced in Green] (21 to win/24 balls:) 1 W . . 1 . | (19 to win/18 balls:) . . . 2 . . | (17 to win/12 balls:) . . . 2 . . | (15 to win/6 balls:) . 6 4 6Sri Lanka collapsed from a strong position of 171/2 to 201 all out, leaving India a seemingly easy road to the tri-series title. They lost their two openers to Bhuvneshwar Kumar but a 122-run stand for the third wicket by Lahiru Thirimanne (46) and Kumar Sangakkara (71) put them on course for a massive total. However they lost their last eight for just 29 runs, as Ravindra Jadeja took 4 for 23. Ishant Sharma and Ashwin took 2 wickets each.
Reported earlier: Sri Lanka and India are set to face each other in a repeat of the Champions Trophy semi-final. India booked a date with Sri Lanka in the finals on Thursday, after topping the standings with 10 points while Sri Lanka and West Indies both finished with nine points. Sri Lanka moved to the second spot with a lead in the overall net run rate. Today's match will be Mahela Jayawardene's 400th ODI. He is only the third cricketer to play 400 ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya. For India, regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the team. Murali Vijay will make way for the senior player. Also, Vinay Kumar is in for Umesh Yadav. I think I am blessed with a bit of good cricketing sense. I knew I could get 15 runs off the last over, I'm happy that it worked. - MS Dhoni, when asked by Arun Lal about his penchant for coming good when the chips are down, during the awards ceremony. India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar.
Sri Lanka XI: Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga, Suranga Lakmal.
2013 ODI Tri-Series Final, India 203/9 in 49.4 ov (Rohit 58, Dhoni 45*) beat Sri Lanka 201 in 48.5 ov (Sangakkara 71, Jadeja 4-23, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2-24) by 1 wicket
The Final: India vs Sri Lanka Scorecard