Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

West Indies opt to bat in 5th ODI

West Indies opt to bat in 5th ODI

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-11) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-11) reduced Windies to 2-2 inside the first two overs before Marlon Samuels (24) mounted a brief counter-attack.

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It was the West Indies' lowest total in a one-day worldwide against India, and their 10th lowest against any country. 104 is now lowest total for Windies in ODIs against India and tenth overall.


Thomas was unlucky not to have dismissed Kohli when he was just eight, as captain Jason Holder put down a regulation catch at first slip.

It took India fewer than 15 overs to chase down that modest target, with Rohit Sharma hammering an unbeaten 63 from 56 balls to seal a nine-wicket victory. Sharma starts the over with a boundary towards fine-leg. SIX.

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Kohli had ended the two-match Test series against the Windies with 184 runs in two innings and he carried his brilliant form in the 50-over format where he shattered several records en-route three consecutive centuries in the first three ODIs. West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer was batting at the strikers end during the 16th over and fell prey to Jadeja's ball while trying to tickle the delivery towards the on the side. Windies then drew level at Pune after clinching a 43-run victory.

The final ODI is to be played at the new greenfield stadium in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram.

The Indian side hopped across to England, and after clinching the three-match T20I series, they started the ODIs with a bang by winning the first match easily. The series will get underway at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.


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