India blow away West Indies in decider to seal ODI series

India blow away west indies in decider to seal odi series0

At the Brian Lara Stadium on Tuesday, India quickly erased the memory of a bad performance in the second one-day international competition by annihilating the West Indies by a score of 200 runs in the crucial third and final one-day international encounter.

The visitors’ batting eventually came good collectively to register an impressive 351-5 when batting first. This was accomplished despite the fact that experienced players including as skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were still being rested.

Their seamers then decimated the top order of the host side’s batting lineup, and a ninth-wicket stand of 55 did nothing more than postpone the inevitable as the West Indies were bowled out for 151 in 35.3 overs.

India’s victory over the West Indies was their second biggest in one-day internationals against the Caribbean squad, and it also brought their total number of bilateral series victories over the West Indies in the format to 13.

After being given the man-of-the-series award, India’s openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan helped set the tone for the rest of the team’s innings. Kishan took advantage of an early missed opportunity to smash 77 runs off 64 balls, marking his third straight half-century, as part of an opening partnership of 143, which set a new record for the wicket for India in one-day international matches played in the West Indies.

Gill reached his highest score of 85 off 92 balls before being dismissed by Gudakesh Motie. The left-arm spinner was the most cost-effective bowler for the home team, allowing only 38 runs over the course of his 10 overs.

After collecting the man-of-the-match award, Gill said, “This was definitely special to finally get a fifty on this tour.” “It’s all about playing according to the conditions and assessing the situation as quickly as possible,” said the coach. “It’s all about playing according to the conditions.”

Sanju Samson, meanwhile, didn’t waste any time in making the most of another one-day international chance, smashing 51 runs off 41 balls with four sixes.

Pandya continues to stack the deck.

Hardik Pandya, the stand-in skipper, exceeded his spectacular mid-innings attack by hitting five sixes and four fours on his way to an undefeated score of 70 off of just 52 deliveries.

Pandya said, “I look forward to these kinds of games where there is something on the line.” “We knew there was something at stake, and the way the boys were up for it, came out and performed, but also enjoyed it was really satisfying,” the authors write.

After Mukesh Kumar’s opening burst removed openers Brandon King and Kyle Mayers, before adding the key wicket of skipper Shai Hope, the West Indies were never in the hunt in this first-ever men’s ODI to be played at the site. In fact, they were never in the hunt at all.

Hope bemoaned, “I keep stressing on our attitude because I don’t think we are consistent enough,” saying that she was the one who was doing the fussing. “There are days when we are able to compete with the greatest in the world, and there are other days when we get steamrolled. We need to put some effort into this.

After Shardul Thakur and Jaydev Unadkat, who was playing his first one-day international in ten years, joined the carnage, the home team was reduced to 50 for six and was effectively out of the match.

It was left to Thakur to claim the final two wickets to finish with the best figures of 4-37 and end the series as the leading wicket-taker with eight. This was despite the fact that Motie (39 not out) and Alzarri Joseph provided a measure of entertainment for the home fans. Kuldeep Yadav’s wrist-spin took two more wickets, and despite this, it was left to Thakur to claim the final two wickets.

Both teams will now prepare for the last stage of the trip, which will consist of a Twenty20 international series with five matches, the first of which will take place on Thursday at the Brian Lara Stadium.

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