Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

India vs West Indies, 5th ODI

India vs West Indies, 5th ODI

Thomas also should have had India captain Virat Kohli on 4 but West Indies captain Jason Holder dropped the catch at first slip.

India star Rohit Sharma might have scared the Windies bowlers with his willow in the recently-concluded ODI series but he was on the receiving end when the team celebrated the triumph in the fifth ODI on Thursday. India have taken an unassailable lead but the last game gives Windies a chance to draw level while India will like to seal the series and bring another silverware home. The other change saw West Indies beef up their fast bowling at the expense of a batsman - India amassed 377 in the fourth ODI - with Oshane Thomas replacing Chandrapaul Hemraj.

The home team took just 14.5 overs to reach the paltry target, courtesy an unbeaten 99-run stand between Rohit Sharma (62 off 54) and captain Virat Kohli (33 off 29), following another low score from Shikhar Dhawan.

Marlon Samuels tried to steady the innings with counter-attacking boundaries but he fell to Jadeja for 24. "It won't happen all the time, but when I'm going, I want to keep going longer", said Kohli.

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Spinner Ravindra Jadeja scalped four wickets while Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed chipped in with two wickets each.

MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England).

Indian cricket team celebrated the win with a cake cutting ceremony.

Sharma then fittingly ended the match with a single to long on two balls later.

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