India overcome West Indies challenge to secure series

Brief scores: West Indies 315/5 (Nicholas Pooran 89, Kieron Pollard 74*; Navdeep Saini 2/58) lost to India 316/6 (Virat Kohli 85, KL Rahul 77, Rohit Sharma 63; Keemo Paul 3/59) by 4 wickets

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI 2019, key stats

  • India registered their 10th consecutive ODI series victory after a four-wicket win in the third ODI at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, where the home team successfully chased down 316 with eight balls to spare
  • India opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided the foundation for the run-chase with a 122-run partnership for the first wicket. Rohit made his 43rd ODI fifty, a run-a-ball 63 (8×4, 1×6), while Rahul made his fifth one-day half-century (a 89-ball 77; 8×4, 1×6) before the pair was separated by Jason Holder
  • India captain Virat Kohli resurrected the innings after India lost Rahul and Shreyas Iyer in quick succession with his 55th ODI half-century (an 81-ball 85; 9×4) and when he was dismissed, Kohli had put India in control of the run-chase
  • Earlier, Nicholas Pooran and West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, with their respective fifth and tenth ODI half-centuries, helped West Indies post 315 for five after Kohli had won the toss and elected to field first
  • Navdeep Saini became the 229th ODI player for India
  • Captaining India for the 83rd time in ODI cricket, Kohli registered his 60th victory
  • It was India’s 64th ODI victory over the West Indies