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“Two Legends, One Frame”: Rahul Dravid Meets Brian Lara In Port Of Spain



India defeated West Indies by three runs in the first ODI at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday. After the match, West Indies legend and one of the best batsmen of all time, Brian Lara took a catch with India’s head coach Rahul Dravid. Lara, who hails from Trinidad, was one of several former West Indies players to appear at the stadium for the first ODI. Both Lara and Dravid crossed paths as players several times during the 1990s and 2000s.

The BCCI shared a picture of Lara and Dravid standing next to each other on Twitter.

“Two legends, one frame,” read the caption of the photo.

India beat West Indies by three runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Coming into bat, captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill gave India a great start by adding 119 runs for the first wicket.

Dhawan was dismissed for 97 while Gill also made a comeback in the ODI team and scored a brilliant 64.

Shreyas Iyer also impressed with the bat, scoring 54 off 57 balls.

Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel also chipped in with 27 and 21 respectively as India posted 308 for seven in 50 overs.

In reply, West Indies suffered a three-run defeat as Mohammad Siraj’s brilliant last over gave India a 1-0 lead in the series.

West Indies got off to a poor start by losing the opening wicket of Shai Hope.

However, Kyle Meyers and Shamrah Brooks put on 117 runs for the second wicket to keep their ship steady.

Meyers scored a brilliant 74 while Brooks scored 46. Both were dismissed early by Shardul Thakur.


Brandon King also completed his half-century, and kept the West Indies in the chase. However, Yuzvendra Chahal made a timely breakthrough to make the task difficult for the hosts.

Akil Hossein and Romario Shepherd played unbeaten cameos of 32 and 39 respectively, but Siraj kept his composure in the final game to take India to the finishing line.

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