Ind vs WI Third ODI: India Won By 96 Runs

Ind vs WI Third ODI: India Won By 96 Runs
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Ind vs WI Third ODI: The Indian team ended the series with a 3-0 lead after the half-centuries of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. The Indian team played the third and last ODI on Friday. With the brilliant performance of the bowlers, the Indian team defeated the West Indies by 96 runs in the third and final match played on Friday.

With this, Team India won the three-match series by 3-0 and for the first time in history, the West Indies team got a clean sweep in the ODI series. The first series between the two countries was played in 1983 and since then the Indian team could never finish clean in any of the series against West Indies. But under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team created history. The Indian team was all out after scoring 265 runs in 50 overs. West Indies team in reply, bundled out scoring 169 runs in 37.1 overs. For India, fast bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Mohd Siraj took three wickets each. Whereas after a long time, spinner Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets.

Hero of the victory

Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer was recovered from Corona. Shreyas Iyer, who could not play the first two one-day matches because he was corona infected, made a great comeback. He played an unmatched inning of 80 runs in 111 balls and became the man of the match.

Ninth half-century: Shreyas scored his ninth half-century in his ODI career. During this innings, Iyer hit nine fours. However, he missed the chance to score a century and became a victim of spinner Walsh.

Partnership with Pant

The Indian team had lost three wickets for 42 runs. After this, Shreyas Iyer shared a 110-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Rishabh Pant. Pant scored 56 runs and scored the fifth half-century of his career and the fourth half-century on his home ground.

Virat got out without opening the account for the 15th time

Virat scored 26 runs in this three-match series against West Indies. 18 runs are Virat’s highest score in this series. Virat Kohli‘s poor form continued in the third ODI against West Indies. In the match played on Friday, he returned to the pavilion without opening the account after playing just two balls. In this way, he has been now dismissed a total of 15 times in his one-day career. Not only this, he has become the fourth Indian batsman to be dismissed for zero most times.

Most zeroes in ODIs for these Indian players

Sachin Tendulkar20
Yuvraj Singh18
Sourav Ganguly16
Virat Kohli15
Suresh Raina14
Virendra Sehwag14

Captain’s words

Rohit SharmaCaptain, Team India

Nice to see that the middle-order batsmen took responsibility when the top order could not score runs. Kuldeep Yadav bowled well. Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal are very important to us.

Nicholas PooranCaptain, West Indies

We need to work on our batting as well as on bowling. Our team is very good in short format but we have to improve in every department to do well in one day format.