India vs West Indies 5th ODI Highlights: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma take India to nine wicket win; claim series 3-1

India vs West Indies 5th ODI Highlights: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma take India to nine wicket win; claim series 3-1

India vs West Indies 5th ODI Highlights: India made light work of West Indies in the fifth ODI and beat them by nine wickets to win the series 3-1.

India vs West Indies 5th ODI Highlights: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma chased down the West Indies total with ease. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

India vs West Indies 5th ODI Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja led the way as India went about picking the West Indies batting lineup apart. They were dismissed for a paltry 104 in 32 overs. India lose Shikhar Dhawan early in the chase but that was all the West Indies could get. Virat Kohli then brought up a 99-run partnership and took India home. This is India’s sixth consecutive ODI series win at home. The last time they lost was in 2015 against South Africa.

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India vs West Indies 5th ODI: Highlights in Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil

Virat Kohli during the presentation ceremony

Turned out to be that way. Because of our clinical performance, we were able to finish the game in a few hours. Wanted to bowl first anyway. Still had to execute our plans. Last both games have been clinical, very professional with ball and bat. Change-room atmosphere is very important, and when you play like that, the energy is always good. Everyone wants to be part of it. Two areas I can think of: third seamer - Khaleel has been outstanding. Rayudu has also performed. God forbid anything happens to Bhuvi or Bumrah, good to have Khaleel who can come in and take wickets. Those two areas were important. To contribute as a captain is an added bonus. Won't happen everytime. Awards are by-products of what you do on the field. 

West Indies captain Jason Holder during the presentation ceremony

Not the finish we were looking for. Lacked consistency in last couple of games. Didn't bat well. Credit to the guys, admirable performance against India in India. Thought it would've been a good pitch. Their bowlers put the ball in the right areas. Lot of our dismissals were poor shots, wasn't about the pitch. Needed to show more application. Happy with the youngsters. Hetmyer, Hope were bright spots. Even Oshane Thomas here, he showed he's got something.

Ravindra Jadeja speaks after the match

Ravindra Jadeja was chosen as the man of the match for his effective bowling. The all-rounder scalped four wickets and gave away 34 runs in the 9.5 overs he bowled. Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Jadeja said, "Enjoying my game at the moment. Whenever I come on the field, try and give my best. Try and take my opportunity with both hands." Commenting on his successful review, said, "In that case, we weren't sure if ball pitched down leg or on the line, that was the doubt in the mind." 

Kuldeep Yadav speaks after the match

The wicket did turn a lot. Very difficult to control. You have to hit the perfect areas and not spin too much. Couple of reviews went my way. You just need to bowl in the right areas on this kind of wicket. The game in Vizag was very important to me. There was a lot of dew and I managed to pick up three wickets there. That was very crucial for me.


INDIA WIN BY 9 WICKETS! Yet another resounding win for India to claim the ODI series 3-1. India have now won six consecutive bilateral ODI series at home and eight straight vs West Indies

FOUR! 100-up for India

100 up for India with Virat Kohli slashing a delivery outside off for a four. Little bit of width there and he is on it in a flash to bring India closer to the win


Rohit Sharma ensuring India go past the winning line soon enough.  Lovely shot after coming right down to the pitch of the ball before unleashing the arms. It goes a long way off Bishoo


Rohit Sharma brings up his fifty from 44 balls. Big target, small target or batting first, Rohit Sharma is ruthless. Plays the ball down to third man and brings up his 37th ODI fifty


India want to get the job done before the longer break in between the innings. Rohit Sharma with consecutive boundaries to Keemo Paul. 13 minutes or so to go, India need 28 runs more to win the fifth ODI and the series

50-up for India

FOUR! Keemo Paul to Virat Kohli and the pitched up delivery is hit straight down the ground for a comfortable boundary. Smacked it past Rohit Sharma with some venom. It brings up the fifty and India are halfway to the total


Terrible luck for Thomas. He's had Kohli dropped and now Rohit is dismissed but this is a no ball and it is one by a significant margin. Back of a length and nipped away to take the edge. Simple take for the keeper and Rohit was walking when he saw the no-ball call. Thomas can't believe his luck


WHAT. A. HIT! That is a gorgeous off-drive and it has gone soaring into the stands! Used the pace of the ball and allowed the hands to lift the ball away. Not a hard hit but the ball has gone sailing over long-off


Virat Kohli dropped by his counterpart Jason Holder at first slip. That's a dreadful miss.  Banged in short by Thomas, Kohli pokes at it outside off and finds the outside edge. Comfortable enough height for Holder but he lets it go and to make things worse, it goes away for a boundary. 


BOUDNARY! Signature Rohit Sharma here. An effortless transfer of weight going into the shot and the hands caress the ball through the covers for a four.


Another low score for Shikhar Dhawan in the series and he walks back after scoring 6 with a boundary to his name. Back of a length delivery from Thomas and Dhawan has chopped it back on - once again. Almost an action replay of how he got out in the first ODI. India, like West Indies, are off to a poor start. India are 6/1

West Indies Review. GONE! ALL OUT!

Thomas is the last wicket to fall for the West Indies. Desperate review for the last wicket. India are so sure that they've already walked off the field. Flat delivery by Jadeja and it misses the bat to hit the back pad. Three Reds and it is all over for West Indies. ALL OUT! West Indies are bowled out for 104 for their lowest ODI score against India. 


GONE! Little has gone right for West Indies today. Roach looks to blast his way through this pressured situation but finds the man at long-off. Hit flat and hard but missing the elevation. Excellent catch from Jadhav for his third for the day. West Indies 104/9


West Indies lose their 8th wicket as K Paul goes back to pavilion after scoring 5 runs in 18 balls. Kuldeep Yadav takes his first wicket of the match. (WI: 94/8, 28.1 overs) 


Khaleel Ahmed strikes again as Kedhar Jadhav takes a brilliant low catch. Jason Holder departs after scoring 25 in 33 deliveries as West Indies struggle at 87/7.      

Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack

With West Indies struggling at 72/6, Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced in the attack for the first time in the innings. (WI:72/6, 22 overs)    


SIX DOWN! Fabian Allen walks back after scoring just 4 runs and Bumrah gets his second wicket. Short ball angled in and around Allen's shoulder and the pull gets the top edge which flies to fine leg. Jadhav takes a low catch with plenty of time at his disposal. Comfortbaly done in the end. West Indies are 66/6


West Indies are five down! GONE! Powell never really looked comfortable and his struggle to keep things going ends. Banged in short by Khaleel Ahmed, Powell doesn't get to the trajectory of the ball and mistimes the ball badly. Dhawan at deep square leg charges forward and takes a decent catch. West Indies are 57/5

India Review! Gone!

Ravindra Jadeja is convinced that he has Hetmyer leg before. Umpire says not out. The spinner is convinced and practically forces the skipper to go for the review. Kohli goes for it even as MS Dhoni doesn't look convinced. Pitched in line, no edge to it and it is going on to hit the middle stump. Finally a review India get right. Hetmyer goes back for 9 runs from 11 balls and West Indies are 53/4


GONE! Marlon Samuels looked to be in good touch and threatening but is done in by a delivery which jumped up a touch it seems. Ravindra Jadeja removes Samuels for 24 runs from 38 balls. Fuller length delivery by Jadeja and it comes slowly off the deck and Samuels was outfoxed by it. He gets his bat down a touch early. Hits the top of the bat and and scoops up in the air. Kohli at cover takes a simple catch


SIX! First six of the match sees Marlon Samuels pummel a Khaleel Ahmed delivery fly down the ground. Pitched well outside off, lots of width for Samuels to free his arms and he does so with ease. Bang down the ground over the long off boundary. 

Huge cheer by Greenfield Stadium

Huge cheer by the crowd at the Greenfield Stadium as the camera pans to Rahul Dravid. Big day for him. Joins Bishan Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar (2009) and Anil Kumble (2015) as other Indians in the ICC Hall of Fame. 


UH OH! GONE! Shai Hope walks back this time and that's another duck for him. Jasprit Bumrah strikes this time. The ball moves into the right handed batsman, keeps going up and Hope's attempt at playing it on the up only finds an inside edge to hit the top of the off stump. Big gap between bat and pad there and it is breached. West Indies are 2/2


Early wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and West Indies' troubles at the top of the order continue. Kieron Powell walks back for a duck. After a couple of inswingers, he delivers one that moves away from the left hander. No foot movement and the outside edge falls to MS Dhoni. West Indies 1/1 in the first over

Special moment before start

Prior to the first ball, Rahul Dravid receives the ICC's hall of fame plaque from Sunil Gavaskar. Dravid was inducted alongside former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting in July.


India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah

West Indies XI: Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas

Virat Kohli at the toss

Virat Kohli says he would have opted to bowl anyway: "We would have bowled first as well. There would be a lot of dew. It has been overcast for the last few days and there would be something in the wicket. If it is too damp, the spinners will also come into play."

Jason Holder at the toss

Jason Holder to Murali Karthik at the toss: "We are gonna bat first. Hopefully we will get some runs on the board and put them under pressure. He is ruled out for the entire tour. Hopefully, he can recover for the next tour. I think it it is about consistency. That is what the good teams though. "

Team News


West Indies: Nurse and Hemraj OUT, Bishoo, Oshane Thomas IN

India: Unchanged


Virat Kohli spins the toss, heads is the call by Jason Holder and heads it is. West Indies opt to bat. Two changes for West Indies

Pitch Report

Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Karthik for the pitch report: "There is a bit of dampness under the surface. It will mean there will be some grip for the spinners. So, wont be a bad idea to bowl first. The dew factor will kick in during the second innings as well. There will be turn but on Indian pitches there will be runs scored but not in the excess of 300 though."

MS Dhoni approaches milestone

Virat Kohli had reached 10,000 ODI runs earlier in the series and MS Dhoni would reach the same if/when he scores just one more. 


PREVIEW: West Indies can take a shot at squaring the series, which would feel like victory for a side that had been disrespectfully called the Ranji Trophy Plate Group level at the start of the tour.

India vs West Indies Live

Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of India vs West Indies series. We've reached the final ODI stage into the series and it is a pivotal contest - unlike what the hosts have been facing in the past. They've been unbeaten in an ODI series at home since 2015 - winning five series in the process. A win or tie would mean an eighth consecutive bilateral ODI series win against the West Indies. 

India Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav

West Indies squad: Jason Holder(c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Kieran Powell

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