Bowlers handover another home series win for India
Indian bowlers handed over another series win for the hosts as India won the final ODI of the five-match ODI series by nine wickets and won the series 3-1.
The five-match ODI series between India and Windies has come to a conclusion after some ups and downs throughout the series. Windies had their upper hands in two games with a tie and a comprehensive win.
After a humiliating loss in Pune, Indians came back strongly in the fourth ODI recording a historical win in Brabourne. With the comeback win, India were leading the series 2-1 and came into the match, aiming another home series win.
Windies captain Jason Holder won the important toss in the decider and decided to bat first. They had two changes with Oshane Thomas and Devendra Bishoo coming back to the side. But the visitors continued with the same playing XI.
Indian bowlers provided a hard time for Windies bowlers right from the first over. Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah Struck in their very first overs. Kieron Powell and Shai Hope were the victims without opening their accounts.
After two early wickets, Windies managed to survive in the first ten overs without losing more. But Ravindra Jadeja started his hunt soon after the end of the first powerplay. Ravindra Jadeja and Khaleel Ahmed troubled the visitors and that resulted in a serious batting collapse.
Since then the visitors were unable to recover from the collapse and bowled out for only 104 runs within 32 overs. Only three Windies batsmen were able to score two digit scores with skipper Jason Holder leading with 25.
In the bowling side, Jadeja bagged four wickets while Khaleel Ahmed took two wickets along with Jasprit Bumrah. India were asked to chase only 105 runs to extend their winning streak in the home.
Even though the target was small, India had an early blow in the form of Shikhar Dhawan as the opener walked back with another failure in the tournament after being trapped by Oshane Thomas.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli joined together and made the things easier for India although they had some challenges with the new ball attack of Windies bowlers. Rohit Sharma played aggressively and remained unbeaten on 63.
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— Mark (@Mark27975412) November 1, 2018
Windies: 104-all out (31.5)
Jason Holder 25, Marlon Samuels 24
Ravindra Jadeja 4/34, Jasprit Bumrah 2/11
India: 105/1 (14.5)
Rohit Sharma 63*, Virat Kohli 33*
Oshane Thomas 1/33