India clinched the three-match ODI series against West Indies 2-0 with a six-wicket win in the rain-curtailed final ODI at Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday (August 14). After opting to bat first, the Windies posted 240/7 in 35 overs. Chris Gayle hit 72 off just 41 balls with eight boundaries and five sixes. The visitors were set a target of 255 (DLS) after rain interrupted play multiple times. India skipper Virat Kohli (114*) smashed his 43rd ODI century to guide his side home with 15 balls remaining. India had won the second ODI while the series-opener in Guyana was washed out. Get highlights of West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI here (SCORECARD | ASHES HIGHLIGHTS | CRICKET NEWS)
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Meanwhile, Gayle is leading everyone off the field. Looks like this was his final ODI.
03:42 hrs IST: FOUR! That's it. India seal the series 2-0. Kohli remains unbeaten on 114.
03:34 hrs IST: Single and that's century No. 43 for Virat Kohli. What a player! It's actually like - EAT, SLEEP, CENTURY, REPEAT. Unbelievable consistency! India are 237/4 after 31 overs.
03:29 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Chase, Jadhav gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over deep mid-wicket boundary. India are 223/4 after 30 overs. Kohli 91*, Jadhav 9*
03:26 hrs IST: OUT! Full ball from Roach, Iyer ends up chipping straight to Holder at long-off. What a knock! 65 off just 41 deliveries. Kedar Jadhav comes to the crease. India are 214/4 after 29 overs. Kohli 90*
03:20 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller delivery from Chase, Iyer launches it over deep square leg for a maximum. India are 211/3 after 28 overs. Kohli 88*, Iyer 65*.
03:16 hrs IST: Good over from Roach, just five off it. India are 204/3 after 27 overs. Kohli 87*, Iyer 59*. Chase comes back into the attack.
03:09 hrs IST: FOUR! And that's a second successive half-century for Iyer and fourth in eight ODIs. Is he the answer to India's No. 4 woes? India are 199/3 after 26 overs. Kohli 85*, Iyer 57*. Roach comes back into the attack.
03:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball from Brathwaite, Kohli pulls this in the gap between deep backward square leg and deep mid-wicket. India are 190/3 after 25 overs. Kohli 84*, Iyer 49*
03:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli comes down the track and drives it through extra cover. India are 180/3 after 24 overs. Kohli 76*, Iyer 47*
02:56 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Brathwaite, Iyer smacks it straight back past the bowler for a maximum. India are 173/3 after 23 overs. Kohli 70*, Iyer 46*. Paul comes back into the attack.
02:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Slightly full from Holder, Kohli shuffles a bit to the on side and hits it inside out over the infield. Impressive! India are 161/3 after 22 overs. Kohli 68*, Iyer 38*
02:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Full ball, and Iyer drives it through cover. Poor fielding from Holder. Allows it to go between his legs. India are 149/3 after 21 overs. Kohli 57*, Iyer 37*. The Windies skipper comes back into the attack.
02:42 hrs IST: SIX! Fullish ball from Chase, outside off, Iyer slogs it over deep square leg. India are 142/3 after 20 overs. Kohli 55*, Iyer 32*. Carlos Brathwaite comes into the attack.
02:39 hrs IST: SIX! Too short from Allen, Iyer goes back and smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Good over for India, 15 off it. They are 133/3 after 19 overs. Kohli 53*, Iyer 25*
02:35 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Chase, Kohli hits it through extra cover. Lewis puts in the dive, but can't stop it from hitting the rope. A half-century for the India captain. Needs to keep going! India are 118/3 after 18 overs.
02:28 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Allen, outside off, Iyer rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. India are 111/3 after 17 overs. Kohli 44*, Iyer 12*. It's time for drinks!
02:24 hrs IST: Only five runs off the last 12 balls. India are 98/3 after 15 overs. Kohli 40*, Iyer 3*
02:18 hrs IST: OUT! Dhawan, Pant out off consecutive deliveries. Mistimed shots and Paul runs back from mid-off to complete the job. Shreyas Iyer comes to the crease. India are 93/3 after 13 overs. Kohli 38*
02:12 hrs IST: Splendid over from Chase, only two off it. India are 91/1 after 12 overs. Kohli 36*, Dhawan 36*
02:09 hrs IST: Six off Allen's second. India are 89/1 after 11 overs. Kohli 35*, Dhawan 35*. Roston Chase comes into the attack.
02:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Slower length ball from Paul, on off, Dhawan lofts it over mid-off for a boundary. India are 83/1 after 10 overs. Dhawan 34*, Kohli 31*
02:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Fraction short from Allen, Kohli goes back and hits it away through point. India are 74/1 after 9 overs. Kohli 29*, Dhawan 29*
01:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Paul, Dhawan looks to cut it over point but gets an outside edge over the keeper. India are 65/1 after 8 overs. Dhawan 26*, Kohli 23*. Fabian Allen comes into the attack.
01:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Off-cutter from Roach, outside off, Kohli gets down on one knee and hits it through extra cover. What a shot! India are 58/1 after 7 overs. Kohli 22*, Dhawan 22*
01:49 hrs IST: Expensive over from Paul, nine off it. India are 48/1 after 6 overs. Dhawan 21*, Kohli 13*
01:43 hrs IST: Fine over from Roach, six off it. Most importantly, no boundary conceded. India are 39/1 after 5 overs. Dhawan 19*, Kohli 9*. Keemo Paul comes into the attack.
01:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli looks to drive, but gets an outside edge that goes past Gayle and runs away to the third-man boundary. India are 33/1 after 4 overs. Dhawan 17*, Kohli 5*. Roach to continue
01:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit looks in trouble here. Appeal for run-out at the non-striker's end and he's out. Mix-up with Dhawan, Rohit was halfway down the pitch. Even a dive couldn't save him. Virat Kohli comes to the crease. India are 26/1 after 3 overs.
01:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and straight from Holder, Dhawan drives it straight past the bowler for his first boundary of the day. He needs some runs under his belt. India are 21/0 after 2 overs. Dhawan 11*, Rohit 10*
01:25 hrs IST: Very good start from Rohit. A couple of boundaries, one towards square leg while the other was timed well past slip. India are 10/0 after the first over. Jason Holder comes into the attack.
01:20 hrs IST: Time for India's chase. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Kemar Roach to open the attack.
01:08 hrs IST: That's it. The Windies finish on 240/7. Three wickets for Khaleel but he gave away 68 runs. India's target is 255 in 35 overs. We'll be back in a short while with India's reply.
01:02 hrs IST: Outstanding over from Shami, just four off it. West Indies are 225/6 after 34 overs. Brathwaite 6*, Allen 2*. Khaleel to bowl the final six balls.
00:58 hrs IST: OUT! Length ball from Khaleel, on off, Holder looks to clear the long-on region but doesn't get the elevation and Kohli takes an easy catch at long-on. Fabian Allen comes to the crease. West Indies are 221/6 after 33 overs. Shami to bowl the penultimate over.
00:52 hrs IST: Exceptional over from Jadeja, only one off it. West Indies are 217/5 after 32 overs. Holder 13*, Brathwaite 1*. Khaleel comes back into the attack.
00:50 hrs IST: OUT! Fuller delivery from Shami, on Pooran's pads, and the West Indian just ends up hitting it to Manish Pandey at long-on. Soft dismissal! Carlos Brathwaite comes to the crease. West Indies are 216/5 after 31 overs.
00:44 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Jadeja, Pooran shuffles a bit and slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 17 off the over. West Indies are 211/4 after 30 overs. Pooran 30*, Holder 8*. Shami comes back into the attack.
00:39 hrs IST: SIX! Too short from Chahal, Pooran rocks back and pummels it over deep square leg for a maximum. Costly over from the leggie, 11 off it. West Indies are 194/4 after 29 overs. Pooran 16*, Holder 6*
00:34 hrs IST: Great over from Jadeja, just four off it. West Indies are 183/4 after 28 overs. Pooran 8*, Holder 4*. Chahal comes back into the attack.
00:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller ball from Khaleel, Pooran drives it beautifully past the fielder - Shami - at mid-off. West Indies are 179/4 after 27 overs. Pooran 6*, Holder 2*
00:26 hrs IST: OUT! Twice in two overs India have struck. This time, it is Jadeja. Gets the better of Hope, who managed just 24 off 52 balls. Jason Holder comes to the crease. West Indies are 172/4 after 26 overs. Khaleel Ahmed comes into the attack.
00:21 hrs IST: OUT! Slower delivery from Shami, Hetmyer looks to hit it towards mid-wicket but misses and the ball hits the top of off-stump. Nicholas Pooran comes to the crease. West Indies are 171/3 after 25 overs.
00:15 hrs IST: Wonderful over from Jadeja, only three off it. West Indies are 167/2 after 24 overs. Hope 23*, Hetmyer 22*
00:11 hrs IST: Decent over from Shami, six off it. West Indies are 164/2 after 23 overs. Hope 22*, Hetmyer 20*. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
00:06 hrs IST: Five bowlers can bowl 7 overs each. Here's Shami now
Play to resume at 00:05 hrs IST. 35-overs per side.
23:39 hrs IST: The covers are off. Umpires are out for an inspection. We should have an update soon.
If the Windies don't bat any more, the 20-over DLS target for India will be 194.
23:02 hrs IST: The rain has picked up and the Indian players are heading back to the dressing room.
Few Indian players are on the field playing football. Seems the rain isn't heavy.
22:40 hrs IST: And it's raining again. The covers are back on. This is frustrating!
It has stopped raining at the moment. If there is no more rain, we will have a 13:15 PM (local) scheduled start #WIvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2019
22:11 hrs IST: The rain has stopped. The covers are coming off. Dark clouds are still hovering over the stadium.
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Oh no! Raining again. It's gotten heavier. The covers are back on.
21:20 hrs IST: The rain has stopped and the covers are being peeled off. Play to resume at 21:30 IST.
BAD NEWS - The rain is back. The covers are on. Looks like we'll have a lengthy delay.
21:01 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Jadhav, outside off, Hope goes back and hits this past cover. Super shot! West Indies are 158/2 after 22 overs. Hope 19*, Hetmyer 18*
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20:54 hrs IST: Jadhav continues to keep things tight. The Windies need a couple of big overs here. They are 148/2 after 20 overs. Hetmyer 16*, Hope 11*
20:51 hrs IST: Another stupendous over from Chahal, three off it. West Indies are 146/2 after 19 overs. Hetmyer 15*, Hope 10*. Jadhav to continue.
20:45 hrs IST: Just 20 runs off the last 30 balls. The Windies are still going at a good rate. For India, a couple of more wickets will mean the hosts will find it difficult to go past 280. West Indies are 141/2 after 17 overs. Hetmyer 14*, Hope 8*
20:42 hrs IST: Fine over from Jadhav, only three off it. West Indies are 137/2 after 16 overs. Hetmyer 10*, Hope 6*
20:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Chahal, straying down leg, Hetmyer just helps it to the fine leg boundary. Seven off the over. West Indies are 134/2 after 15 overs. Hetmyer 9*, Hope 4*. Kedar Jadhav comes into the attack.
20:35 hrs IST: Extremely good over from Khaleel, four off it. West Indies are 127/2 after 14 overs. Hetmyer 4*, Hope 2*
20:30 hrs IST: Another nice and tidy over from Chahal, just two off it. West Indies are 123/2 after 13 overs. Hope 1*, Hetmyer 1*. Khaleel again
20:25 hrs IST: OUT! Length ball from Khaleel, outside off, Gayle flat-bats it but ends up hitting it straight to Kohli at mid-off. Looks like this is Gayle's final ODI. All Indian players are congratulating him. He acknowledges the crowd as he walks back. Shimron Hetmyer comes to the crease. West Indies are 121/2 after 12 overs.
20:18 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller from Chahal, outside off, Lewis goes for the slog sweep but gets a top-edge towards long-on and Dhawan takes a fine catch. Shai Hope comes to the crease. West Indies are 115/1 after 11 overs. Gayle 66*
20:13 hrs IST: Another expensive over from Khaleel, 17 off it. West Indies are 114/0 after the end of first Powerplay. Gayle 65*, Lewis 43*. Some spin now. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.
Pant struggling with some leg issue. A slight delay - much-needed for India. And the India wicket-keeper is ready to go!
SIX! That's a half-century for Gayle. Short from Khaleel, the Windies opener creams it over mid-wicket. Has been a stupendous innings! Needs to keep going.
20:04 hrs IST: SIX! Stand and deliver! Length from Bhuvi, Gayle hammers it over long-on for a maximum. Chahal, the fielder at that position, has no chance. Absolute carnage! West Indies are 97/0 after 9 overs. Gayle 48*, Lewis 43*
19:59 hrs IST: FOUR! Full ball from Khaleel, Lewis goes over mid-wicket. Impressive! 16 off it. West Indies are 79/0 after 8 overs. Lewis 38*, Gayle 36*
19:54 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Bhuvi, and down leg, Lewis moves across a bit and hits this well over fine leg. Another costly over, 14 off it. West Indies are 63/0 after 7 overs. Gayle 35*, Lewis 23*. First change in bowling. Khaleel Ahmed comes into the attack.
19:48 hrs IST: FOUR! Full from Shami, outside off, and Gayle plays an excellent cover drive. 36 runs off the last 12 balls. West Indies are 49/0 after 6 overs. Gayle 30*, Lewis 15*
19:43 hrs IST: SIX! Fuller delivery from Bhuvi, Lewis gets into position early and smashes it over extra cover for a maximum. An expensive over from the Indian, 16 coming off it. West Indies are 29/0 after 5 overs. Lewis 15*, Gayle 10*
19:36 hrs IST: Great comeback from Shami. His first maiden of the day! No margin for error. West Indies are 13/0 after 4 overs. Gayle 10*, Lewis 1*
19:32 hrs IST: Solid over from Bhuvi, only one off it. West Indies are 13/0 after 3 overs. Gayle 10*, Lewis 1*
19:28 hrs IST: FOUR! Another length ball from Shami, Gayle smacks it over mid-wicket. Costly over from Shami, 11 off it (plus one leg bye). West Indies are 12/0 after 2 overs. Bhuvi to continue.
19:18 hrs IST: Okay, the rain has stopped. The covers are coming off. We should resume soon.
IT HAS STARTED RAINING. THE PLAYERS ARE WALKING OFF. THE SUN IS STILL OUT.
19:07 hrs IST: SIX! Length delivery from Shami, Gayle launches it over long-on for a maximum. Shot! Was a free-hit.
19:04 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Bhuvi. It's a maiden! West Indies are 0/0 after the first over. Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.
19:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle to open. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to begin proceedings.
18:38 hrs IST: Playing XIs
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed
18:32 hrs IST: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to bat
WEATHER UPDATE - Forecast for showers throughout the day. Team winning the toss might be tempted to field first.
18:01 hrs IST: WHAT THEY SAID -
Carlos Brathwaite: "The preparation is good going into the last game. The previous game we cut the preparation short [because of the rain] but today we got a full practice [session] in. The boys are in good spirits and we are looking forward to go out there and win the game and draw the series."
Rishabh Pant: "I think it [the pitch] is slightly on the slower side; it's not like a flat, proper wicket. You need to give yourself time when you go in, then you can score more runs."
STAT ATTACK - Currently on 96 scalps from 53 ODIs, Kuldeep Yadav has a chance to break Mohammad Shami's record (55 games) for the fastest Indian to 100 ODI wickets.
17:45 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the third and final ODI between West Indies and India. Promises to be a cracker of a contest!