India clinched the three-match ODI series after registering a 200-run win over West Indies in the series decider. The Men in Blue registered their highest-ever win over West Indies in the final match of the ODI leg as they bundled out the hosts at the score of 151 in 35.3 overs.
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However, this win wasn’t a happy one for the ‘Player of the Series’ winner Ishan Kishan. The Indian wicketkeeper-batter was left disappointed despite being the top run-getter for the side in the series as he could not capitalize on his half-century. Ishan Kishan, who scored a 77 off 64 deliveries in the final ODI, was left disappointed.
“Not so happy with the finishing that I gave. I was supposed to score big after being set. That’s what my seniors told me, I should’ve stayed in and scored big. That’s what I’ll try next time, I’ll get in the middle and score big,” Ishan said.
However, he also spoke on India’s win in West Indies and how these games are an important part to learn more. “Always important to win at this level, the learnings from these games are important. We are looking to get early wickets, and didn’t let any ball go. Everyone is very positive,” he added.
Talking about the match, West Indies invited India to bat first after winning the toss. The Hardik Pandya-led side posted 351/5 in their 50 overs, courtesy an important start by the openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill which was well supported by Sanju Samson’s 51 off 41 and an unbeaten 70 by stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya.
The Indian bowlers stood up in the bowling department as they restricted the hosts to 151 with Mukesh Kumar scalping three wickets while Shardul Thakur took four wickets to dismantle the side. Kuldeep Yadav also contributed with the figures of 2/25 in his eight over while Unadkat finished with a wicket.
The Men in Blue will continue their domination over the hosts as they now step up to take on West Indies in a five-match T20I series, starting August 3.