8 Jun 2011

Indian cricketers beat West Indies

7:13 pm on 8 June 2011

The Indian cricketers have beaten the West Indies by 4 wickets in the first one day international in Port of Spain.

Batting first the homeside made 214 for 9 with Ramnaresh Sarwan and Marlon Samuels both scoring half centuries.

India recovered from 104 for 4 to reach their target with five overs to spare with Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 68 off 75 balls.

Harbhajan Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers, capturing three for 32 from 10 overs.

India, playing their first one-dayer since winning the World Cup on home soil in April, were missing captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and master batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

The second of the five matches is scheduled for Thursday.