Bowlers wreck Windies as India sweep ODI collection

NEW DELHI : India’s batting lacked its traditional lustre however they nonetheless accomplished a 3-Zero collection sweep in opposition to West Indies after their bowlers secured a 96-run victory within the closing one-dayer in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant scored half-centuries to assist India climate a top-order wobble and put up a aggressive 265 all out in 50 overs.

West Indies, lacking injured skipper Kieron Pollard, by no means actually bought going and had been bundled out for 169 in 37.1 overs.

Prasidh Krishna and fellow fast Mohammed Siraj claimed three wickets apiece for India.

“We have now ticked quite a lot of bins on this collection,” residence captain Rohit Sharma stated after main India to their first ODI collection sweep in opposition to West Indies.

“With the highest order not firing, it was good for the center order to bail us out. Immediately they bought us to a good whole. This was the largest constructive.”

Earlier, Alzarri Joseph rocked India with a two-wicket maiden over after Rohit elected to bat within the lifeless rubber.

Rohit dragged a ball onto his stumps to depart for 13 and, two balls later, Virat Kohli perished caught behind for a duck.

Odean Smith dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for 10 to scale back India to 42-Three within the 10th over earlier than Iyer (80) and Pant (56) propped up the hosts with a 110-run stand.

Washington Sundar (33) and Deepak Chahar (38) chipped in with breezy cameos down the order earlier than Jason Holder polished off the tail with bowling figures of 4-34.

Chahar impressed with the ball too and dismissed Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks in the identical over as West Indies slumped to 25-Three in 5 overs.

As soon as Krishna dismissed Darren Bravo and Jason Holder, the sport was successfully over for West Indies.

Stand-in skipper Nicholas Pooran made 34 and Smith smashed three sixes in his 18-ball 36 nevertheless it was not sufficient to keep away from a heavy defeat.

The groups now transfer to Kolkata for a three-match Twenty20 collection starting on Wednesday.

India batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel have been dominated out of the T20 collection with accidents.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Modifying by Hugh Lawson)

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