India clinched a thrilling ODI series decider with a commanding 200-run victory over West Indies, securing a 2-1 series win. Stellar performances from top-order batsmen Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, and captain Hardik Pandya led India to an impressive total of 351/5.
Opting to bowl, West Indies struggled in the chase, failing to recover from early setbacks. Shardul Thakur’s four-wicket haul and Jaydev Unadkat’s crucial wicket were instrumental in India’s triumph. The West Indies batting lineup faltered, except for a few lower-order batsmen. India’s all-round prowess and depth were on display, establishing their dominance and series victory.
Shai Hope | West Indies skipper: Hindsight is the best sight as I keep saying. We saw how the wicket was in the back end and I thought we restricted them well enough. We can look back and change many things but it is what it is. We didn’t give them a challenge with the ball at the start. 350 was a gettable total on that wicket but today wasn’t our day. Anytime you play, you gotta believe you can win. I keep stressing on that same thing – the consistency in attitude and the key is to get the guys together and turn some of these losses into wins. Some days we wake up and play like the best team in the world and some days we just get steamrolled.