For the second time, after the completion of 36 overs of the Indian innings, the rain came and the visiting team’s innings ended here with a score of 225 runs for three wickets. West Indies then got the target of 257 runs in 35 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
It is said that in the field of cricket, great records are broken and new records are made.In the third ODI played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, Team India have cleaned West Indies for 39 years. At present, the India B team was playing under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. The players had a great performance in all three matches. It didn’t happen in any match The West Indies have laid down their arms before the Indian. The game has reached the last ball but in the end after the exciting match Team India’s victory fell. India won the last match by 119 runs. With this, India won the ODI series by 3-0. For the first time, Team India have made a clean sweep of the West Indies at their home in the ODI series.
Shubman Gill was denied his first career international century by just two runs due to rain, but his unbeaten 98 and then a fine performance by the bowlers helped India defeat West Indies in the rain-affected third and final ODI at Duckworth here on Wednesday. After defeating them by 119 runs under the Lewis method, clean up the series 3-0. After the completion of 24 overs of India’s innings, the match was stopped due to rain and the match was reduced to 40 overs.
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For the second time, after the completion of 36 overs of the Indian innings, the rain came and the visiting team’s innings ended here with a score of 225 runs for three wickets. West Indies then got the target of 257 runs in 35 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. Gill played an unbeaten 98 off 98 balls with the help of two sixes and seven fours. He shared 113 for the first wicket with skipper Shikhar Dhawan (58) and 86 runs for the second wicket with Shreyas Iyer (44). In reply, the West Indies team were reduced to 137 runs in 26 overs in front of the sharp bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal (4 for 17), Mohammad Siraj (2 for 14) and Shardul Thakur (2 for 17). West Indies lost their last five wickets for just 18 runs. For the team, only Brendan King (42) and captain Nicholas Pooran (42) were able to bat while their four batsmen failed to open the account.
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West Indies have lost four of their last five bilateral ODI series 0-3. During this, India twice while Pakistan and Bangladesh once cleaned it. The West Indies got off to a poor start as they chased the target, losing the wickets of Kyle Myers (00) and Shemar Brooks (00) in the second over themselves with the team’s run account not even open. Siraj, after bowling Myers on his very first ball, caught Brooks lbw on the third ball.
King hit the first boundary of the innings with a six off Axar Patel in the fifth over, while opener Shai Hope also took Siraj’s delivery into the crowd. However, Hope missed the chase after scoring 22 runs off 33 balls and was hit by wicketkeeper Sanju Samson. Pooran was lucky to score a run when Siraj dropped his catch. King tried to ease the pressure on the famous Krishna with three consecutive fours but was bowled after missing a straight delivery from Axar. He hit five fours and a six in his 37-ball knock.
After this, Pooran took the front and hit fours and sixes in successive deliveries off Deepak Hooda. West Indies’ century of runs was completed in the 18th over. Kesey Carty batted very slowly and after scoring five runs in 17 balls, Thakur’s delivery was played on the wickets. Pooran was then caught by Dhawan at mid-off on Krishna, dealing a major blow to West Indies’ hopes of a win. He faced 32 balls and hit five fours and a six. Thakur gave West Indies the seventh blow in the next over by having Akeel Hossain (01) caught by Dhawan at mid-on.
Chahal sent Keemo Paul to the pavilion without opening the account and then Hayden Walsh Jr (10) was also caught by Dhawan at slips. He led India to victory by having Jaden Seals (00) caught by Gill. Earlier, Dhawan won the toss and decided to bat first and along with Gill got the team off to a good start. Dhawan opened the account with a four off Jason Holder while Gill opened his innings with a four off Jaden Seals. Both openers showed caution in the beginning and completed the half-century of the team’s runs in the 12th over.
Gill hit the first six of the innings off Hayden Walsh (2 for 57), while Dhawan also hit the spinner for a four. He completed his half-century in 62 balls with two runs off Keemo Paul. India’s century of runs was completed in the 20th over. This was Gill and Dhawan’s second century partnership in the series. Gill also completed his half-century in 60 balls with a run off Seals. However, Dhawan waved the ball in the air in an attempt to play a big shot on Hayden Walsh’s googly and West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran made no mistake in the mid-wicket catch.
He hit seven fours in his 74-ball innings. Dhawan also became the 22nd batsman in the world to complete 1000 runs against the West Indies during this innings. When the match resumed, Gill and Iyer hit sixes in Walsh’s first over himself. Gill hit two consecutive fours at Seals while Iyer saw off the delivery of Holder and Akil Hossain (1 for 43) for the boundary. However, Iyer returned to the pavilion by catching Paul at long on outside Hussain. He faced 34 balls and hit four fours and a six. Suryakumar Yadav became Walsh’s second victim after scoring eight runs in six balls. After some time it rained again and the Indian innings had to end there.