India managed to clean sweep West Indies side in the three-match ODI series. The hosts picked up a comfortable victory in the third and final clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India put West Indies to chase down a total of 266 runs. The former did well to restrict the Windies as the visitors were whitewashed after suffering a defeat by a 96-run margin.
India clean sweeps West Indies in the ODI series
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma decided to bat first and the Men in Blue went on to put up a total of 265 runs before being bundled out. This time around, India’s top-order collapsed as a sign of worry could be witnessed in the Indian dressing room.
However, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant did the rebuilding work and revived the innings with knocks of 80 and 56 runs respectively. Meanwhile, Washington Sundar (33) and Deepak Chahar (38) ensured a strong finish with blistering knocks at the end.
Speaking about the bowling performance of the Windies, Jason Holder was in fantastic form for the visitors and registered a stupendous four-wicket haul. Alzarri Joseph and Hayden Walsh Jr bagged a couple of wickets each for the visitors.
Coming on to bat, West Indies batting line-up experienced pressure on themselves. It was a poor batting display from the visiting side. They lost three early wickets in the innings.
Deepak Chahar picked a couple of wickets in an over, removing Brandon King (14) and Shamarh Brooks (0) after Mohammed Siraj provided India with the early breakthrough, dismissing Shai Hope (5).
Krishna, then, removed Darren Bravo on 20 to break a crucial stand for the Windies before dismissing Jason Holder on 6. Kuldeep Yadav, who is making a return to the XI after over six months, removed Fabian Allen (0) and Nicholas Pooran (34) as the Windies sunk further. Windies were ultimately wiped out for 169 runs as Rohit Sharma’s side secure the ODI series.
India and West Indies are set to lock horns in the upcoming T20I series that will commence on Wednesday, February 16 with the first match scheduled to take place at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.