India vs West Indies: Stray Dog invades ground and brings play to a halt during the first ODI. The incident took place in the 27th over of the Indian innings.
India and West Indies took to the ground at Chennai to play the first of the 3 match ODI series. There was excitement in the air and fans filled the stadium to the brim to watch the sides in action. However, no one had anticipated a stray dog getting too close to the action.
The incident took place in the 27th over when Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were in the middle of the park. A stray dog who somehow evaded the security officials, barged into the ground and stopped play momentarily.
The ground staff immediately entered the field and attempted to get the dog out of the field. However, the cunning canine made them work hard as he sprinted around the ground. It took a while before they finally succeeded in getting the playful dog out of the park.
Watch: Stray Dog invades ground during India vs West Indies
— Yadneshkene (@Yadneshkene1) December 15, 2019
#IndiavsWestIndies In comical scenes, a stray #dog has brought the first ODI between India and West Indies to a standstill after a mad dash onto the pitch after 26th over. #indvswestind #IndvsWI pic.twitter.com/zhr3MYl7V2
— Kamal Joshi (@KamalJoshi108) December 15, 2019
— chinmay pattanaik (@Iamchinmay10) December 15, 2019
Led by Iyer and Pant’s fighting fifties, India put on 287/8 on the board. However, the score was easily chased down by West Indies with 13 balls to spare. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmeyer registered contrasting centuries to help West Indies to a lead in the 3-match series.
Hetmeyer was named man of the match for his explosive 139 of 106 balls. His aggressive knock allowed Hope to hold one end without being burdened by the asking rate. The sides will now travel to Visakhapatnam where India will look to keep the series alive while the West Indies will attempt to bring the series to an early close.
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