Hooper stranded as India skittle WI for 186

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2002, 5:24 [IST]
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Bridgetown: True to its promise, India put up an inspired show in the third One-day International against the West Indies here on Wednesday.

India skittled out West Indies for 186 in 44.5 overs in the first match after its disappointing 1-2 loss in the Test series. The first two One-dayers in Jamaica were abandoned due to rain. Making a bold decision of putting the opposition in to bat after skipper Saurav Ganguly won the toss, India was well served by speedster Tinu Yohannan and all- rounder Ajit Agarkar as well as Virender Sehwag, all of whom were playing their first matches in the West Indies.

Yohannan and Agarkar claimed three wickets each while Sehwag picked two as West Indies batsmen failed to rise to the occasion to be bowled out 4.1 overs within its rain-curtailed quota of 49 overs. Only skipper Carl Hooper, who remained unbeaten on 76, and Ramnaresh Sarwan, 44, made substantial contributions to the West Indian score, both continuing their fine runs on this tour. But the other huge success of West Indian batting in the Test series, Shivnarine Chandrapaul, managed only six runs before being run out while star batsman Brian Lara's form still eluded him as he was dismissed by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for just five runs.

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