India loses to West Indies in the scoring match

India loses to West Indies in the scoring match
Written by Shubham Jain

With an extremely disappointing batting performance, India failed to chase the small target of 190 against West Indies in the low scoring fourth-ODI. West Indies defeated India by 11-runs on Sunday, which kept the ODI series alive.

After opting to bat first after winning the toss, West Indies scored 189/9. But due to the very slow batting by the Indian batsman, even this score turned out to be a winning total for the hosts. Indian former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni put up a special show of his extremely slow batting while scoring 54-runs of just 114-balls.

India lost three early wickets — Shikhar Dhawan (5), captain Virat Kohli (3) and Dinesh Karthik (2) — but then Rahane and Dhoni both at the crease, India were still favorites to win the match. Both of them put up a partnership of 54-runs in 18.1 overs with the run-rate of less than three-runs per over.

Earlier, Indian bowlers yet again bowled very efficiently, did not gave away much runs. Mohammad Shami finally getting a chance to play in this match bowled decently. He just gave 33-runs in his 10-overs with 2 maidens, but did not get any wicket. While Umesh Yadav & Hardik Pandya got 3-wickets each, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav claimed two wickets in the match.

From West Indies side after yet another disappointing performance from the batsman, Jason Holder claimed five-wickets to win the match for the West Indies and got the man of the match.

India is still leading in the series by 2-1 with the last match of the series scheduled for Thursday in Kingston and the lone T20 will be played on Sunday.


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