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India whitewash West Indies in ODIs

Update : 12 Feb 2022, 08:22

India defeated West Indies by 96 runs in the third ODI in Ahmedabad on Friday to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. 

Shreyas Iyer, who made 80, and Rishabh Pant, who hit 56, guided India to 265 after they lost three early wickets while batting first in Ahmedabad.

Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj stepped up with the new ball in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammed Siraj combined to bowl out the West Indies for 169 in 37.1 overs to seal their first ODI whitewash over their opponents. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar did a decent job. Deepak Chahar and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav also claimed two each.

But it was the 110-run fourth-wicket partnership between Iyer and Pant that made India bounce back from 43-3, having lost two key wickets of skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for nought.

West Indies, pace bowler Jason Holder stood out with figures of 4-34. Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph struck twice in the same over to take the wickets of Rohit (13) and Kohli – for the second time in the series – to rattle the hosts.

India beat West Indies by 96 runs in third ODI

Rohit edged an incoming delivery on to his stumps for 13 while Kohli, who scored eight and 18 in the first two matches, got caught behind in his attempt to flick the ball down the leg side.

Chahar played an attacking knock and put on 53 runs for the seventh wicket with Sundar before being caught behind off Holder who wrapped up the tail.

Siraj trapped Shai Hope lbw for five in the fourth over and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

Stand-in-skipper Nicholas Pooran, who led the side after regular captain Kieron Pollard missed the final two matches due to a niggle, made 34 and Odean Smith hit 36 off 18 balls.

KL Rahul and Axar Patel have been ruled out of the upcoming three T20Is. Rahul made 49 in India’s second ODI, suffered a left hamstring strain during fielding. 

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