West Indies opt to bat in 5th ODI

Rohit Sharma notched up his 21st ODI century on Monday

Rohit Sharma notched up his 21st ODI century on Monday

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja led India's brilliant bowling performance in a lopsided nine-wicket win against West Indies to wrap up a 3-1 series victory in the final one-day global.

However, India had won the first match by eight wickets where Kohli slammed his 36th ODI hundred. The two-time World Cup winning captain posed for photos with the fan.

Rohit Sharma, 63 not out, and Kohli, 33 not out, made good on their stupendous form through this series, grinding out the visitors' bowling attack with a 99-run partnership for the second wicket off 78 balls.

"It was a clinical performance. Credit has to go to the bowling unit, pitching the ball in the right place", Kohli said in a post-match presentation. West Indies will try its best to level the series while India would like to win and wrap up the series.

Ace India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is just 2 wickets away from his 100 wickets in ODIs. Bumrah bowled Shai Hope for zero.

The experienced Marlon Samuels, from whom a lot was expected, led a brief revival, hitting some crisp boundaries and the only six of the innings.

The tourists were dismissed in 31.5 overs at Thiruvananthapuram, captain Jason Holder top-scoring with 25.

Young paceman Khaleel Ahmed also made his presence felt for India, with two key strikes including the wicket of Holder.

BCCI's announcement of dropping Dhoni had come after the second ODI between India and West Indies ended in a tie.

Earlier in the series, Kohli surpassed Tendulkar to become the fastest ODI batsman to breach the 10,000 run-mark.

Going into the final ODI, with opener Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and skipper Kohli in top form, India will like to keep the momentum into the series decider. "I don't play for awards, just to impact the series and help the team win".

The Indian side hopped across to England, and after clinching the three-match T20I series, they started the ODIs with a bang by winning the first match easily.

Fall of wkts: 1-1, 2-2, 3-36, 4-53, 5-57, 6-66, 7-87, 8-94, 9-103.

Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers ending with 4-34 while there were two wickets apiece for Bumrah (2-11) and Ahmed (2-29). The match start time is 1:30 PM IST.

MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England).


FOURTH MATCH: Mumbai, India won by 224 runs.

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