The Indian Cricket produced a dominating performance to win the 3rd ODI by 93 runs at Sir Vivan Richards Stadium, Antigua last night. MS Dhoni 78*, Rahane 72 and quick fire 40 off 26 balls helped India to post 251 for 4 in 50 overs, the Indian bowlers did a great job to bowl out West Indies for 158.
West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to field at Antigua today. The Indian innings got off to a worse start losing the wicket of inform Shikhar Dhawan for just 2 runs. Virat Kohli struggled against West Indies opening bowlers of Jason Holder and Cummins. Rahane looked in brilliant touch but Kohli was dismissed by Jason Holder. At the end of first 10 overs, India were 34 for 2.
It was much improved bowling performance by West Indies bowlers in the first 10 overs not allowing the Indian batsmen to score runs easily. Yuvraj Singh and Rahane steadied the innings with good strokeplay and also playing the ball on the merit. Both of them added 66 runs for the third wicket. Yuvraj Singh was given not out by the umpire but the West Indies Captain Holder decided to review the decision, the umpire had to reverse the decision as Yuvraj Singh was dismissed for 39. Rahane played well on a tough pitch completing his half century in 83 balls. Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the crease and struggled against. Both batsmen were struggling to time the ball. With 10 overs left, India was struggling at 151 for 3. Rahane was dismissed for 72 runs. Kedar Jadhav attacked the West Indies bowler’s right from the start while MS Dhoni completed his half century in 66 balls.
Rahane played well on a tough pitch completing his half century in 83 balls. Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the crease and struggled against. Both batsmen were struggling to time the ball. With 10 overs left, India was struggling at 151 for 3. Rahane was dismissed for 72 runs. Kedar Jadhav attacked the West Indies bowler’s right from the start while MS Dhoni completed his half-century off 66 balls.
After MS Dhoni completed his fifty, Jadhav and MS Dhoni smashed the West Indies bowlers to all parts of the ground. Both of them put on unbeaten 81 runs in 8 overs to help India post 251 for 4 in 50 overs. MS Dhoni remained not out on 78 off 79 balls while Kedar Jadhav scored a quickfire 40 off 26 balls.
Chasing the target of 252, West Indies got off to a poor start losing the wicket of Evin Lewis in the 2nd over for 2 runs. Kyle Hope and Shai Hope struggled against the Indian fast bowlers of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav. At the end of 10 overs, the hosts were 40 for 1.
Hope brothers added 45 runs for the second wicket. Hardik Pandya took the wicket of Kyle Hope while Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Roston Chase to leave West Indies at 58 for 3. Shai Hope played 50 balls for his 24 before being caught and bowl by Hardik Pandya. West Indies lost half of the side by the score of 87 with Jason Holder dismissed by Ravichandra Ashwin.
Roman Powell and Jason Mohammed played with positive intent adding 54 runs for the 6th wicket. Powell was dismissed trying to hit a big shot off Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling. The last four wickets fell in the space of 17 runs as the West Indies team were bowled out for 158 in 38.1 overs . The top scorer for West Indies was Jason Mohammed with 40 runs.
India 251 for 4 in 50 overs ( MS Dhoni 78*, Rahane 72, Cummins 2/56) beat West Indies 158 in 38.1 overs ( Jason Mohammed 40, R Ashwin 3/28, Kuldeep Yadav 2/41) by 93 runs.
MS Dhoni was named as the man of match for his 78*. With this India takes a commanding 2-0 lead. The fourth ODI will be played on 2nd July