Current Match Report – India vs West Indies third ODI 2021/22

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The pair patched up a top-order collapse earlier than Siraj and Prasidh dominated West Indies

India 265 (Shreyas 80, Pant 56, Holder 4-34) beat West Indies 169 (Odean 36, Prasidh 3-27, Siraj 3-29) by 96 runs

India accomplished a clear sweep of the ODI collection with one more win from early strife of a top-order collapse. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer pulled India up from 42 for 3, Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar offered late runs, after which the bowlers ran by means of West Indies to disclaim them a single rating of 200 within the collection.
This was one more satisfying win for the crew administration from a team-building viewpoint: aside from one more middle-order comeback, they welcomed again Kuldeep Yadav, who bowled with zip and took two wickets in his first worldwide since final July, when he was a part of a second-string squad despatched to Sri Lanka.

All three pitches within the collection have been difficult ones. The additional bounce and twin tempo off this floor saved the tall West Indies bowlers within the recreation. Not solely did India make a number of adjustments to their XI, additionally they selected to bat first to check themselves in attainable dewy situations within the night.

As soon as Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach discovered their lengths after the primary two overs, they proved to be a tough proposition for the batters. The wickets themselves weren’t off magic deliveries. Rohit Sharma performed a unfastened drive to cut on, Virat Kohli tickled a ball down the leg facet to get out for a duck in the identical Joseph over, and Shikhar Dhawan top-edged a lower to slide. Nevertheless, it was the dot balls in between due to the tackiness and additional bounce that created the stress.

On this pitch, again from his opening duties within the second ODI, Pant regarded probably the most comfy at the same time as Iyer scratched round early on. With out taking part in a shot in anger – an upper-cut right here, a concentrating on of left-arm spin there – Pant scored 56 at higher than a-run-a-ball. Iyer discovered himself caught on the opposite finish, confronted 84 balls in 20.3-over partnership and wanted some early luck to outlive.

Pant, although, perished to the late-cut to a flatter trajectory from legspinner Hayden Walsh jnr, a shot that had introduced him runs. This allowed West Indies a means again in as India saved attempting to press on. Suryakumar Yadav ended up slicing an aerial cowl drive, and Iyer discovered long-off simply earlier than the 40th over, which is when an additional fielder goes again. Iyer scored 55 off the final 51 balls he confronted.

Washington and Chahar then offered one other restoration with a 53-run seventh-wicket stand in simply 8.Three overs. Chahar particularly regarded threatening with 4 fours and two sixes in his run-a-ball 38, however Holder intervened with a slower bouncer to dismiss him. Kuldeep met the identical destiny. Washington, although, batted into the final over for 33 off 34. It was, once more, Holder, who restricted the injury he may need brought on ultimately.

Kuldeep was not the one bowler making a comeback. Deepak Chahar, who practically gained India the final ODI he performed, has been saved out for extra hit-the-deck bowlers. For this match, he changed Shardul Thakur, the bowler who most carefully resembles his type. Chahar, although, will get extra swing than Thakur and depends on fuller lengths. They accounted for Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks in the identical over, the fifth of the innings. Each of them did not meet up with the away motion.
Even earlier than that, Mohammed Siraj had accounted for Shai Hope with the wobble-seam nipbacker for the second time this collection, making it the primary time since October 2018 that India had taken greater than two powerplay wickets. Once more it was not simply the wicket-taking deliveries. They commonly hit the upper a part of the bat with the additional bounce within the pitch.
If these two had been troubling the batters with additional bounce, Prasidh Krishna was going to be a handful. Darren Bravo and Holder will testify, getting the upper elements of their outdoors edges for catches to slips.

It was a great time for Kuldeep to ease his means again in. He persistently made the ball drop shorter than the batters’ expectations, getting sharp flip and bounce. Fabian Allen was accomplished in by a flawed’un, taking part in for the flip again in on the large drive, however getting a faint outdoors edge. Nicholas Pooran fell to the orthodox supply, accomplished in once more by the dip, edging to first slip.

Odean Smith introduced a pleasant little problem from 82 for 7, hitting Kuldeep for 3 sixes in his 18-ball 36. That is the sort of stress you wish to see Kuldeep beneath and see how he holds up. Nevertheless, it was Siraj, who got here again and ended the enjoyable along with his onerous lengths, drawing a catch to cowl an over after Smith was dropped at mid-off.

Joseph and Walsh jnr annoyed India even because the dew set in, however they had been by no means going to problem the goal. Siraj and Prasidh got here again to finish the proceedings with hostile brief bowling.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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