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India vs West Indies: India win 5th ODI by 9 wickets, clinch series 3-1

India continued their dominance over West Indies as they clinched the ODI series 3-1 after winning the fifth ODI by 9 wickets.

Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav congratulate fellow bowler Ravindra Jadeja on dismissing West Indies’ last wicket of Oshane Thomas. (AP Photo)

India continued their dominance over West Indies as they clinched the ODI series 3-1 after winning the fifth ODI, which was played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, by 9 wickets. Chasing a low target of 105, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings, however, a brilliant 99-runs partnership between skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma helped India chase down the total in 14.5 overs. Rohit also scored his 37th half century while Kohli remained unbeaten at 33 runs.

After winning the toss, West Indies chose to bat first, however, the decision backfired as Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah struck early in the innings. Both the pacers claimed a wicket in their first over as West Indies opener Kieran Powell and Shai Hope were sent back to the pavilion for a duck. After a small partnership of 34-runs, Windies lost their third wicket in the form of Marlon Samuels, who was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja in 12th over. After losing Samuels, West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Jason Holder was the highest run-scorer for West Indies with 25 runs in 33 deliveries. The West Indies innings was wrapped up at 105 in 31.5 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja was the most effective bowler for India, as the all-rounder claimed 4 wickets in the 9.5 overs he bowled. Left-arm seamer K Khaleel Ahmed and Bumrah shared two wickets each.