Shubman Gill was unfortunate to overlook out on a maiden century however India rode on his chic 98 to outclass West Indies by 119 runs and full a 3-0 rout within the ODI collection right here.
In a rain-affected remaining ODI, India scored 225 for 3 in 36 overs, courtesy of Gill’s career-best knock and one other half-century from skipper Shikhar Dhawan (58 off 74 balls).
The revised DLS goal of 257 from 35 overs was a tough one and Mohammed Siraj’s (2/14 in 3 overs) near-perfect first over with the brand new ball set the tone as West Indies might lastly handle solely 137 in 26 overs.
Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (4/17 in 4 overs), Axar Patel (1/38 in 6 overs) and seamer Shardul Thakur (2/17 in 5 overs) additionally carried out their function admirably on a slowish floor as Brandon King (42 off 37) balls) and Nicholas Pooran (42 off 32 balls)’s counter-attacking resistance was by no means going to be adequate.
While all of the three ODIs have been performed on the similar venue, Dhawan and his males deserve full credit score for making many of the alternatives, exhibiting good recreation consciousness in crunch conditions all through the collection.
If they defended properly beneath stress within the first recreation, the second noticed the decrease middle-order accomplish a tough chase after a not-so-great present from top-order.
The third recreation posed a special problem as rain-break might have brought about a decisive shift in momentum however the fashionable Gill and the proficient Shreyas Iyer (44 off 34 balls) modified the complexion of the sport put up rain-break.
India was 115 for 1 in 24 overs when there was the primary stoppage however as soon as the play resumed, the guests out of the blue upped the ante, smashing 110 runs within the subsequent 12 overs as Gill regarded good for his maiden ton, which was to not be.
However, Gill would have little complaints having scored 205 runs in three video games with scores of 64, 43 and 98 not out.
While world over, bilateral ODI contests are combating for context of their bid to stay related, Gill can be indebted to this collection, which has now given him a respiration area within the 50-over format.
Both Gill and his skipper Dhawan, who performs solely the ODI format, have executed greater than sufficient to maintain themselves firmly within the combine even when the ‘Big Boys’ are again within the ODI set-up.
The disappointment was writ massive on Gill’s face when it began drizzling for the second time and he would curse himself for not dashing issues up after getting into the nervous 90’s.
Gill batted in two completely different gears throughout the course of the innings. Before the rain-break, he was extra of an accumulator whereas he scythed via the Caribbean assault as soon as play resumed earlier than as soon as once more taping off in the direction of the landmark.
Nevertheless, nobody can take the credit score away from what has been a chic knock and his stand-out pictures will likely be — two sixes off leg-spinner Hayden Walsh and a picture-perfect off-drive off pacer Jayden Seals’ bowling.
Skipper Dhawan, who has been India’s highest run-getter within the format over the past two years, confirmed why he’s nonetheless indispensable on this format.
Dhawan and Gill added 113 for the opening stand, their second hundred plus partnership within the collection, with the left hander notching up his second half-century (58 off 74 balls) following his 97 within the opening recreation.
Dhawan’s innings had seven fours, whereas Gill had seven fours and two sixes until thirty sixth over.
Siraj’s artistry makes it a piece within the park
Siraj’s capacity to extract motion within the air and off the pitch did the trick as he eliminated Kyle Mayers (0) and Shamarh Brooks (0) in an area of three deliveries.
In case of left-handed Mayers, it was a wonderfully full outswinger (inswinger for the batter) that tailed in and went via his protection.
Right-handed batter Brooks obtained an off-cutter that was pitched barely wanting size however jagged again sharply to search out the batter plumb in-front.
In a chase of 257 in 36 overs, the scorecard studying 0 for two is all the time dangerous omen and West Indies by no means recovered from that setback.
The usually constant Shai Hope (22) was stumped by Sanju Samson off Chahal’s bowling, whereas King after some breathtaking pictures was overwhelmed by an arm-ball from Patel.
The match was over by then however the resistance fully ended when Prasidh Krishna compelled Pooran to go for a pull to a supply that was quick and bouncy. The resultant catch was gladly accepted by Dhawan as West Indies fizzled out and not using a battle.