India vs West Indies Fifth ODI Match Report-2018

India thrashed West Indies by nine wickets in the fifth and final ODI in Thiruvananthapuram to clinch the five-match series 3-1.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the visitors started disastrously by losing Kieran Powell, who was caught by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a duck.

Shai Hope, who has been in a rich vein of form with the bat, didn’t trouble the scorers this time around, bowled by Jasprit Bumrah in the second over to leave them reeling at 2/2.

Veteran batsman Marlon Samuels, who had been sub par with the bat in this series, showed some glimpses of form by scoring 24 runs, before being caught by Virat Kohli off Ravindra Jadeja.

Windes captain Jason Holder continued his good form by batting patiently for his innings of 25, before falling to left arm bowler Khaleel Ahmed.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed four wickets, as India bundled out the Windies for a paltry 104 in just 31.5 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja

Khaleel and Bumrah scalped two wickets each.

Chasing a target of 105 runs, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early, who was bowled by Oshane Thomas for 6 runs.

Rohit Sharma, as seen on World In Sport has earned a recall to the test side against Australia, and made a quickfire fifty here to steer the home side to victory.

The Mumbai Indians captain (63)* and Virat Kohli (33)* added 99 runs for the second wicket, as the hosts reached the target of 105 runs comfortably in just 14.5 overs. The game didn’t even last fifty overs across both innings together.

With this victory, Kohli became the first Indian captain to win six consecutive ODI series at home.

Jadeja was declared the Man of the match for his brilliant bowling performance with the ball, while Kohli was adjudged the man of the series.

The focus now shifts to the T-20’s, with the first of the three T-20 internationals to be played at Kolkata on 4 November.

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