Fifties from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant and three wickets apiece from Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj helped India rout West Indies.
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Experimental India completed a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series against West Indies in Ahmedabad on Friday. The first two ODIs have been one-sided affairs with India winning the first by six wickets and the second by 44 runs. West Indies have suffered due to poor batting in both games. The third game was nothing different. Opting to bat first, India were off to a horrific start losing their top three with just 42 runs on board. A 110-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant steadied the home team. West Indies did pull things taking three wickets but crucial knocks from Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar towards the end helped India go past the 250-run mark. In reply, West Indies were never in the chase as they kept on losing wickets. Chahar, Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj did most of the damage sharing eight wickets between them. Nicholas Pooran, Odean Smith and Alzaari Joesph did got starts but failed to capitalise on that and were eventually bowled out for 169. Follow here live cricket scores and updates of the third IND vs WI.
Rohit Sharma (IND): We have ticked a lot of boxes in this series. I was impressed with how Siraj bowled and then Shardul and Deepak did the job for us. Both Kuldeep and Chahal are crucial players for us.
Nicholas Pooran (WI): Many congratulations to India. We are happy with the way we bowled in this series but have a lot of work to do in 50 overs.
I have been playing a lot of domestic cricket so I have got a lot of overs on me and that's why I think I am having the rhythm. The kind of guys we are having in the dressing room, we are earning from each other. So it's a team effort.
To be honest, life was tough because I had a food infection in the last few months. Although No.4 is the best to bat on but I am flexible for any position in the batting order.
Mohammad Siraj: Dropped catches are a part and parcel of the game. My focus was to bowl in the right areas. I always try to bowl the seam-up delivery because that's my wicket-taking ball.
Deepak Chahar: When I went in to bat, there were lot of overs remaining. The pacers were getting some good pace and bounce, so I targeted the spinners. This pitch was different, so you had to hit the right areas. If you don't have variations, things are easier for the batters.
Prasidh Krishna dismisses Alzarri Joseph to help India win the game by 96 runs. India complete a 3-0 clean sweep. This is the first time India have beaten West Indies 3-0 in a ODI series. West Indies are all out for 169 in 37.1 overs. This is the seventh successive ODI West Indies have been bowled out.
West Indies are nine down. Mohammed Siraj picks up his third wicket of the day, dismisses Hayden Walsh Jr for 13, breaking a 47-run ninth-wicket stand. West Indies 169/9 (36.2)
Hayden Walsh Jr and Alzarri Joseph continue to frustrate the Indian bowlers with their ultra-defensive approach. Meanwhile, Prasidh Krishna put down a sitter and Mohammed Siraj looks pretty angry. Joesph pulls Siraj only for Krishna to spill the chance at fine leg boundary. West Indies 160/8 (35)
Rohit Sharma gives the ball to Washington Sundar for the first time in this match. Sundar is the fifth bowler Rohit has used in this match. Just six runs from Sundar's first over. West Indies 144/8 (29)
Mohammed Siraj finally gets dangerous-looking Odean Smith. Smith moves leg-side to hit a short ball from Siraj over mid-wicket but ends up slicing to Shikhar Dhawan at cover. He goes for an entertaining 38 from 18 balls. West Indies 122/8 (24)
Odean Smith takes on Kuldeep Yadav for back-to-back sixes to bring the 100 for West Indies. Smith goes down on one leg to hit just over Shreyas Iyer's reach at long-on before clearing his front leg for another over long-off. He is clearly playing for the IPL 2022 auctions tomorrow. West Indies 104/7 (21)
Odean Smith is going to become very very wealthy over the weekend … So he should … #IPLAuction— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 11, 2022
Another good delivery and another wicket for Kuldeep Yadav. Nicholas Pooran plays the expansive drive, gets the edge straight at the hands of Rohit Sharma at slip. Pooran departs for 34. West Indies 82/7 (18.3)
Two more wickets down as West Indies lose grip in the third ODI here. First, Prasidh Krishna gets rid of dangerous Jason Holder for 6. Then Kuldeep Yadav dismisses Fabian Allen for a first-ball duck. West Indies 77/6 (16.2)
Prasidh Krishna joins the party. The pacer gets rid of Darren Bravo, caught at slip by Virat Kohli for 20. Jason Holder comes in the middle. West Indies 68/4 (13.1)
Fifty up for West Indies. It has been a tough chase for the visitors with the loss of three quick wickets and stand-in-skipper Nicholas Pooran and Darren Bravo have got a perfect platform to excel. They must look to build from here. West Indies 55/3 (11)
After a brisk 38 with the bat, Deepak Chahar is turning things around for India with the ball. He dismissed Shamarh Brooks and Brandon King in the same over to leave West Indies in a bad situation. West Indies 25/3 (5)
India vice-captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel have been ruled out of T20I series against the West Indies in Kolkata due to injuries. Rahul sustained an upper left hamstring strain during fielding in the 2nd ODI while Axar has resumed the final stage of his rehabilitation after recently recovering from COVID-19. They will now head to the NCA for further management of their injury. The BCCI named Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Hooda as replacements.
Mohammed Siraj strikes for India early. He traps Shai Hope in front for 5. Hope speaks with fellow opener Brandon King and his partner feels the ball has crashed into the stumps. West Indies 19/1 (3.2)
Just a boundary from Shai Hope's bat in the first two overs. Deepak Chahar and Mohammad Siraj have kept things tight so far. West Indies 9/0 (2), need 257 runs more.
Shai Hope and Brandon King come out to chase 266 for West Indies. Deepak Chahar opens the bowling for India.
A huge six and a four in the last two overs from Washington Sundar helps India finish their innings at 265 all out. West Indies need 266 runs when they come out again. Sundar was eventually out for 33 in the last over. For West Indies, Jason Holder took 4/34 including two in the final over.
Innings Break!#TeamIndia post 265 on the board in the third & final @Paytm #INDvWI ODI!— BCCI (@BCCI) February 11, 2022
8⃣0⃣ for @ShreyasIyer15
5⃣6⃣ for @RishabhPant17
3⃣8⃣ for @deepak_chahar9
3⃣3⃣ for @Sundarwashi5
Over to our bowlers now. 👍 👍
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Magnificent catch by Shai Hope behind the stumps to dismiss Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep tries to pull a short delivery from Jason Holder, gets a thick edge off the glove and Hope flies to grab that. India 250/8 (48)
Jason Holder picks his first wicket on the day as Deepak Chahar edges behind to Shai Hope for 38. Chahar along with Washington Sundar stitched 53 runs for the seventh wicket - a much needed after the middle-order collapse. India 240/7 (45.4)
Deepak Chahar is making a difference here in Ahmedabad. Ever since he has come to bat, Chahar is going after the Windies bowlers without any hesitation. He hits Hayden Walsh Jr for a 4, 4, 6 in the 44th over. India 227/6 (44)
Deepak Chahar brings up India's 200 with a straight six over the bowler's head. He dances down the ground, times the ball well and hits over the top of Fabian Allen's head. India 200/6 (41)
Just when it looked Shreyas Iyer is inching towards his 2nd ODI ton, Hayden Walsh Jr strikes. Iyer, looking to clear the ropes, hits straight at the hands of Darren Bravo on the extra-cover boundary for 80. India 187/6 (37.1)
Suryakumar Yadav's brief stay at the crease comes to an end with a brilliant catch by Shamarh Brooks. He tries to go inside-out over extra cover but ends up in the hands of Brooks, off Fabian Allen. Washington Sundar joins Shreyas Iyer in the middle. As Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box said, "No need for Suryakuma to play the shot when you have 17 overs left." India 164/5 (32.3)
Rishabh Pant falls prey to Hayden Walsh Jr, caught by Shai Hope behind the stumps. Pant goes for 56. Hayden breaks the 110-run partnership. Suryakumar Yadav comes to the crease. India 152/4 (30)
After Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant brings up his fifth fifty in ODIs with a single off Fabian Allen. Also, the hundred partnership between Iyer and Pant has come up. India 146/3 (29)
Fifty for Shreyas Iyer from 74 balls under pressure. Having missed the first two games, Iyer is playing his first match in the series and has repaid his captain's faith. Most importantly, the knock came from a No.4 batter. In the last game, KL Rahul scored 49 from the same position. This is his ninth ODI fifty. Rishabh Pant is batting on 49. India 134/3 (27).
India cross the 100-run mark with a four over the bowler's head from Shreyas Iyer. He didn't time the ball well but it was enough to sail to the boundary. Rishabh Pant also hits a four in the same over as the partnerships reach 69. India 111/3 (24)
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant bring up the 50-run stand for the fourth wicket. This is a similar kind of situation for India from the previous game. The runs have started to come for India and both Iyer and Pant need to keep the momentum from here on. Iyer (33*) and Pant (27*). India 94/3 (21)
The partnership between Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer for the fourth wicket is slowly growing and currently stands at 27 runs from 41 balls. India need partnerships now and both Iyer and Pant have taken their time in the middle hitting the loose balls when they came. India 69/3 (16)
India bring their 50 in style with a brilliant flick on the legs towards the mid-wicket. Jason Holder bowls a fuller delivery and gets punished. After three early wickets, it is the perfect platform for both Iyer and Rishabh Pant to build on their innings and steer India to a big total. India 50/3 (13)
Huge mix-up between Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant but no damage is done. Iyer pushes Jason Holder in front of the mid-wicket and goes for a run. But Pant shows no urgency as Iyer returns back after coming halfway down. A direct hit and Iyer was gone. Also a maiden over to start with from Holder. India 43/3 (10).
Shikhar Dhawan tries to slash a widish delivery from Odean Smith and ends up giving a simple catch to Jason Holder at the slips. Smith strikes in his first over. Dhawan goes for 10. India 42/3 (9.3)
Shikhar Dhawan finally breaks the shackles with a six. The left-hander dances down the tracks and thumps over deep extra cover for a maximum. His first runs in 15 balls. Shreyas Iyer is batting on 3. India 28/2 (7)
This is the second time in the ongoing ODI series that Alzarri Joseph has dismissed both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the same over. Joseph did it in the first ODI too when he got both the batsmen in the 14th over. This is also the second time Kohli has been dismissed for a duck against West Indies in ODIs in his career so far.
After Rohit Sharma, Alzarri Joseph gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli for a duck. Kohli tries to nudge the ball down the leg-side, gets the edge for Shai Hope to do the rest. Two wickets and a maiden. Shreyas Iyer joins Shikhar Dhawan. India 16/2 (4)
India lose their first wicket as Rohit Sharma is played on off the delivery of Alzarri Joseph. The captain goes for unlucky 13. Virat Kohli comes in the middle. India 16/1 (3.3)
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the batting for India. Kemar Roach will bowl the first over for West Indies. Rohit survives an LBW scare in the first over itself. West Indies opt for a review. The tracker shows the ball pitching outside off, impact in line but missing leg. Windies loses a review.
India 5/0 (1)
The Indian Premier League 2022 Mega Player Auctions are just less than a day away. A total of 590 players will go under the hammer on Saturday and Sunday in Bengaluru. Of them, 228 are capped, 355 are uncapped and seven are from Associate nations. All eyes will be on Australian David Warner, who is making a lot of buzz before the start. Several U-19 Indian stars including Yash Dhull are also expected to earn big. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings owner Preity Zinta has decided to give IPL 2022 Player Auction a miss.
This year I’m going to miss the IPL Auction as I cannot leave my little ones & travel to India.The last couple of days have been hectic discussing d auction & all things cricket with our team.I wanted to reach out to our fans & ask them if they hv any player suggestions.. pic.twitter.com/oIOCqZT3PN— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 11, 2022
Nicholas Pooran (WI): We couldn't get over the line in the last game. Hopefully, we will do that today. The batters need to take up more responsibility and not leave it to others.
Rohit Sharma (IND): It's always nice to put runs on the board and give bowlers a chance to win as they did in the last game. We have solid confidence in our bowling unit, so let's give it a crack.
Just one change for West Indies as Hayden Walsh Jr comes in for Akeal Hosein. India have made four changes for the game. KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal make way for Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav and Deepak Chahar.
West Indies: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (C), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Kemar Roach
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
The coin is with Rohit Sharma. Tail is the call from Nicholas Pooran. Wrong call. India win the toss and bat first.
Still no Kieron Pollard for the West Indies. Nicholas Pooran and Rohit Sharma are in the middle for the toss.
Deep Dasgupta and Ajit Agarkar with the pitch report for the broadcaster: "The same pitch that was used for the last ODI. Very hard and expect spin."
Virat Kohli's form continues to be a talking point. In the first ODI he lasted four balls and in the second on Wednesday, was out playing a loose stroke after scoring 18.
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard is expected back in this IND vs WI third ODI. He missed the second match and Nicholas Pooran led the Caribbeans. In the last send ODIs, West Indies have not lasted their entire 50 overs after batting first.
India could make two changes on Friday. Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav may get his first game of the series. Both players will love to show their form ahead of the IPL 2022 auction scheduled in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13.
That Winning Feeling! 👏 👏@prasidh43 picks his fourth wicket as #TeamIndia complete a 4⃣4⃣-run win over West Indies in the 2nd ODI. 👍 👍 #INDvWI @Paytm— BCCI (@BCCI) February 9, 2022
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