June 17, 2011

Final ODI match between India and West Indies

Today, India and West Indies are playing their 5th and final ODI of the India tour of West Indies. India has already won the series by winning first matches and are into safer side. West Indies won the fourth match and they are eagerly seeking to win this match as well. Indians want to finish the series in a grand style.

The match is going on at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica. The toss was won by West Indians and they chose to bowl first. Indians opened their batting innings with Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel. Right from the start of the innings, they played very slowly wasting many deliveries. Indians lost 2 wickets very quickly and were suffering to put up a partnership, even Manoj Tiwary failed to stay long. Later, Rohit Sharma came in and partnered with Virat Kohli and put up a very good partnership of 110 runs which was very much required partnership at that point of time. Kohli scored a magnificent 94 runs and failed to put up a century. Rohit Sharma also departed after scoring his half century. After the break of this partnership, Indians again started to feel pressure and the runs started to slow down. Finally they ended up scoring a total of 251 runs loosing all the 10 wickets in 47.3 over (Ind - 251/10, 47.3 over). Andre Russell took 4 wickets. 

The total looks pretty ok for me. This can be defended easily. Now the pressure is on West Indies side. 
They will have to put up few good partnerships if they want to win this match and end up 3-2.

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