Shubman Gill scored a sparkling unbeaten 98, as the visitors completed a clean sweep by defeating the hosts by 119 runs via D/L method at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first openers Gill and skipper Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a fantastic start. The pair put on 113 runs for the opening stand before the latter perished to Hayden Walsh, caught at midwicket by Nicholas Pooran off the leading edge for 58.
Gill reached his half century off 60 balls and was joined by Shreyas Iyer before rain halted play. After play resumed the duo attacked the West Indies bowlers by smashing them to all parts of the ground.
The scintillating 86 run stand for the second wicket ended when Shreyas (44) dragged a slow and wide delivery from Akeal Hosein to Keemo Paul at long-on.
Suryakumar Yadav’s poor run with the bat continued, as he mistimed a delivery from Walsh and was caught at short third man by Brooks.
Rain yet again played spoilsport and the young opener was left stranded on 98, as the visitors posted 225/3 in 36 overs.
For West Indies, Hayden Walsh claimed figures of 2/57.
Chasing a revised target of 257 in 35 overs, West Indies were rocked early as Mohammed Siraj dismissed both Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks for ducks.
Shai Hope and Brandon King featured in a 47 run stand for the third wicket before the former was stumped by Sanju Samson off Yuzvendra Chahal for 22.
King looked good in his innings of 42, before Axar Patel knocked him over with an arm ball.
Windies skipper Pooran kept the hosts in hunt by smashing Deepak Hooda for a four and a six off consecutive balls in the 15th over.
Keacy Carty struggled to get going, as he bottom edged a delivery from Shardul Thakur on to his stumps for a 17 ball-5.
Prasidh Krishna dented West Indies hopes as skipper Pooran mistimed a heave to Shikhar Dhawan at mid on for a well made 42.
Thakur claimed his second wicket when Akeal Hosein (1) lofted a cross-seam delivery to mid on.
Yuzvendra Chahal then polished off the tail, as the hosts were bowled out for 137 in 26 overs.
For India, leg spinner Chahal was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/17, while Siraj and Thakur claimed 2 wickets each.
Shubman Gill was adjudged the Player of the Match for his enterprising knock.
India 225 for 3 (Gill 98*, Dhawan 58, Iyer 44, Walsh 2-57) beat West Indies 137 (Pooran 42, King 42, Chahal 4-17) by 119 runs via DLS method