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India All Set For West Indies bilateral series.

by sports buzz 2 months ago in culture
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India clean swept West Indies by 3-0, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad when these two team last met in the ODI series

Credit By - ICC

Match 1, 6th Feb -

Team India made the 1000th ODI memorable by beating the West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. Yuzvendra Chahal passed the 100-wicket mark, and Washington Sundar also grabbed three wickets. Rohit Sharma led the squad brilliantly and produced a half-century to secure a victory over the Men in Maroon.

As the full-time captain of ODI matches, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field first. Openers Shai Hope and Brandon King scored 8 and 13 runs, respectively, while skipper Kieron Pollard scored a golden duck getting the final score to 176.

Chasing a modest target of 177, skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a fifty, with Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav contributing 28 and 34 runs, respectively. Alzarri Joseph claimed two wickets, but it wasn't enough to prevent India from completing their mark. Chahal was named Player of the Match for his four-wicket haul.

Virat Kohli became the fastest batter in history to reach 5000 ODI runs at home, accomplishing the mark in 96 innings. Yuzvendra Chahal became the second-fastest Indian spinner to bag 100 ODI wickets.

Match 2, 9th Feb -

Led by Rohit Sharma, Team India polished the ODI series after defeating West Indies by 44 runs in the second match to take a 2-0 lead. West Indies started strongly in their pursuit of 238 with Brandon King and Shai Hope reaching 31 after 7 overs. Shardul Thakur dismissed Jason Holder on 2 only two overs later, putting the visitors in deeper distress. Brooks remained the anchor from one end and moved into the 40s to keep his team afloat. However, he was dismissed on 43 when Deepak Hooda took his first ODI wicket to stumble the opposition's momentum.

Odean Smith tonked several lusty smashes to keep West Indies alive just as it looked like it was done. But the thrill didn't last long as Washington Sundar got him on 24 before Krishna caught Roach in front on 0 to claim his fourth wicket and dismiss the Windies for 193.

India set West Indies a target of 238 in 50 overs, with Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma starting the battle. The first stand was short-lived, as Kemar Roach deceived Rohit on 5. The second innings saw Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant put up 30 runs before Odean Smith shocked the hosts by dismissing both batters in the same over. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav put up a 50-run partnership in 83 balls.

Then, Sky hit 50 off 70 balls and put on 43 runs for the fifth wicket before giving away his wicket to Fabian Allen with a misjudged sweep shot. After Akeal Hosein dismissed Sundar on 24, Alzarri Joseph took two fast wickets to leave India 8 down. Deepak Hooda, the final hope, scored 29 before being bowled over by Jason Holder. The hosts eventually triumphed by 44 runs after scoring 237/9 in 50 overs.

Match 3, 11th Feb -

In terms of how the third ODI played out, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Hooda were all ruled out, getting replaced by Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, and Shreyas Iyer.

Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first, but the opening duo of Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan struggled, scoring only 13 and 10 runs respectively. Virat Kohli endured a forgettable series, hitting just 26 runs in three matches, his second-lowest total in a bilateral series at home. Deepak Chahar continued to shine with the bat, smashing 38 runs to help India reach 265. Jason Holder was the standout bowler, taking four wickets for 34 runs.

Chasing 266, West Indies once again fared poorly with the bat, with Odean Smith, who batted at no. 9, recording the Caribbean team's highest score of 36. Alazarri Joseph hit 29 runs as the visitors continued their poor batting performance.

Between them, Indian pacers got eight wickets to demolish the West Indies. Shreyas Iyer was named Player of the Match, while Prasidh Krishna was named Player of the Series for his nine scalps throughout the series. India won the match by 96 runs.

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