IND beat WI by 6 wickets (D/L method) | West Indies vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd ODI Match

India in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Date: Aug 14, 2019 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 Local
Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
WI
240/7 Overs: 35.0
IND
256/4 Overs: 32.3
India beat West Indies by 6 wickets (D/L method)

West Indies vs India Highlights And Cricket Score - 3rd ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 32.3 IND: 256/4

End of this game which means end of the ODI series. India win yet another series and they would now be trying to eyeing the Test series. For West Indies, it is their last chance to win a trophy. It is a two-game Test series and the first one begins at 22nd August at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Indian skipper, Man of the Match and Man of the Series, Virat Kohli, says the last couple of games have presented a challenge. He though feels Iyer was brilliant in this game, he was the game-changer and Iyer never let pressure build on him. Further adds he wants his teammates to take responsibility and Iyer is really doing well, not only in this game, but in the last one too, he is a very talented youngster. Says the finger is fine for now, he does not think it is broken and he should be okay for the first Test. Admits they were a bit nervous when the rain came as West Indies played really well initially but they came back strong after the break and the bowlers did a very good job. Ends by saying they are confident heading into the Test series and are looking forward to it.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says the rain break changed the course of the game, it was not easy to start again on this surface, the batters though still did a good job. He felt they were always in the game, credits the Indian players for the way they played but admits they too were not good enough with the ball. Further adds they have let themselves down a lot in the recent past and they need to learn more and understand a lot more and somehow cross the hurdles. States the team is a work in progress, they need to take a closer look at their eleven and hope they learn quickly. Ends by saying they need to turn things around in the red-ball format now.

Earlier in the day, the Windies after electing to bat, got off to an absolute flier. However, the rain break probably played against them as after that they struggled to score. They still would have been happy at the halfway mark as they had a score which was termed to be above par on this surface but India chased it down quite easily.

The Windies bowling was just not upto the mark! They were too short and a little wayward too. Chase and Allen did keep it tight for a while. The latter was the pick of the bowlers. But they had no answers once Iyer stepped on the gas. The pacers needed to step up but they could neither pick up wickets nor stem the flow of runs.

Chasing something more than a run-a-ball, the Indian openers came out all guns blazing. They started to score freely but Rohit was then run out. Dhawan and Kohli though continued the counter-attack and brought things back on track with a 66-run stand. However, Pant and Dhawan fell in quick succession and India at that time were in a spot of bother but Iyer with his captain, played himself in and once he got his eye in, hit the bowlers at will. He added a 120-run stand with Kohli with him scoring a half ton. He was the aggressor in that stand and scored more runs than Kohli in it. His knock also did not let any pressure build on Kohli. Iyer though will be disappointed he did not stay there till the end but Kohli ensured he was the one who hit the winning runs bringing up his ton in the process. All-in-all an excellent chase by the Indians.

255 a tough chase on this tacky wicket? Think twice! India have done this quite easily. Heroes for them - their skipper, run machine, chase master, call him what you want as you are going to fall short of superlatives, Virat Kohli. And the other, a youngster, one who is looking to make a name for himself, maybe someone who could fill that no. 4 spot, Shreyas Iyer. It is their partnership which has given India not only a victory in this game but also the series.

32.3 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Kohli finishes it off in style! A freebie by Brathwaite, it is on the pads, Kohli flicks it fine on the leg side and a boundary results. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS (DLS METHOD)!

32.2 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Three needed now! Shorter and on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

32.1 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Kedar Jadhav. Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through point for one.

End of Over : 32 10 Runs IND: 247/4
31.6 1

Jason Holder to Kedar Jadhav. This is on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

31.5 2

Jason Holder to Kedar Jadhav. Runs needed in single digits now! This is fuller on the pads, Jadhav works it through square leg. Pooran in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.

31.4 1

Jason Holder to Virat Kohli. Shorter and on middle, Kohli guides it to point for one.

31.3 1

Jason Holder to Kedar Jadhav. Very full and on off, this is hit down to long on for one.

31.2 1

Jason Holder to Virat Kohli. Shorter and on off, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one.

31.1 4

Jason Holder to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Class, pure class! No need to run for those. Welcomes his opposite number with a boundary. Holder goes full and around off, Kohli creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.

End of Over : 31 14 Runs IND: 237/4
30.6 4

Kemar Roach to Kedar Jadhav. FOUR! Jadhav is playing a gem here. He is on 14 from 8 balls. Nice touch this. It is short and outside off, Kedar waits for it, uses the pace of the bowler and guides it past point for a boundary. 14 from the over, probably the one which kills the game completely. 18 needed in 24.

30.5 1

Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli. 100 for Virat Kohli. Century no. 43 and two in two games in this series. Once again, the master of run chases rises to the occasion. A true leader, a brilliant batter. He works this full ball on middle towards long on to get to that milestone. Takes the helmet off and soaks in the applause. The best in this format.

30.4 4

Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Very nicely played! Kohli moves onto 99. This is just outside off, Kohli opens the face of the bat at the very end and guides it past short third man for a boundary.

30.3 0

Kemar Roach to Virat Kohli. On off, this is pushed to covers.

Summary

India will aim for a series win when they take on West Indies in the third ODI at Trinidad on Wednesday. The Virat Kohli and company defeated the hosts in the 2nd ODI by 59 runs, after the first ODI was washed out due to rain.

 

West Indies have big names in their team but they are not performing well enough to outplay the Indian side. West Indies bowlers Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach and Oshane Thomas have totally failed among Indian batsmen. West Indies have a chance to win and draw the series.

 

India have already defeated West Indies in the T20 series and all they look for now is to whitewash the hosts in the ODI series as well. West Indies will need a hardcore plan to outclass India.

 

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

 

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, John Campbell, Keemo Paul, Oshane Thomas.

 

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