India crush West Indies, take series 3-1

Brief scores: West Indies 104/10 (Marlon Samuels 22; Ravindra Jadeja 4/34, Jasprit Bumrah 2/11, Khaleel Ahmed 2/29) lost to India 105/1 (Rohit Sharma 63*, Virat Kohli 33*; Oshane Thomas 1/33) by 9 wickets

5th ODI, statistical highlights

  • India recorded their┬áninth consecutive bilateral ODI series win over the West Indies, and the sixth consecutive ODI series win on home soil, beating Jason Holder and co. by nine wickets in the final ODI to clinch the five-match series 3-1. India’s victory at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, which became India’s 47th ODI venue, was the 27th against the West Indies on home soil and the 59th overall in 126 ODIs between these teams.
  • The win was set up by India’s bowling attack, with Ravindra Jadeja taking 4/34 and being complemented by Jasprit Bumrah (2/11) and Khaleel Ahmed (2/29). West Indies were bowled out for their lowest ODI total (104 in 31.5 overs) against India. Jadeja won the man-of-the-match award
  • Chasing only 105, Rohit Sharma made his 37th ODI half-century (and in the process became the third player to go past 1000 runs ODI in 2018) and finished unbeaten on 63 runs off 56 balls (5×4, 4×6) and Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 33 to seal a nine-wicket win for India.
  • This was Kohli’s 42nd ODI win as Indian captain. He also won the man-of-the-series award for a tally of 453 runs, the highest in the series.

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