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.