It was a tug-of-war for control over the game.
During the third and last ODI match of the tour, there was no clear victor. But when Virat Kohli came out, things started to go in India’s favour. However, there were times when the West Indies was in control of the game especially since Chris Gayle was scoring at will. In the end, however, it would be India’s experience that would ferry them to victory.
The West Indies got off to a great start and for the first 10 overs, were looking like a championship-calibre team. However, they couldn’t make the best of the opportunity. Come the middle overs, the pace seemed to slow down. A rain interruption made things harder for the West Indies because it meant that the game would be shortened to 35 overs per team. After their overs were finished, they could only manage 240/7.
India had to chase 255 runs according to the DLS method. Virat Kohli led the way with his 3rd ODI century. Backing him up was Shreyas Iyer, who scored 65 runs off 41 balls, and Shikhar Dhawan who scored 36 runs. India reached their target with 15 balls and 6 wickets to spare.
With the T20Is and ODIs done, only Test matches remain for the India tour of West Indies. These will begin on August 22 and will end on September 2. To find out about the odds for the teams and for any upcoming match, visit Betwala’s page.
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