India vs West Indies 5th ODI Highlights: India thrashed West Indies by nine wickets in the final one-day international to clinch the five-match series 3-1 on Thursday. India had won the first and fourth matches. The second match ended in an exciting draw while the visitors outplayed India in the third ODI to claim their first and only victory of the tour. Also Read - Kane Williamson Reacts on Playing Virat Kohli-Led India in WTC Final, Says 'Really Excited'

The hosts played brilliantly in this match as both bowlers and batsmen did their job. First, the bowlers restricted the visitors to a paltry 104 then the top-order batsmen played handsomely to wrap up the issue in just 15 overs. Also Read - BCCI's Double Standards Exposed? Board Arranges Personal COVID19 Test For Virat Kohli And Co., Asks Women Players to Bring Their Own Reports

Chasing 105, India lost Shikhar Dhawan (6) in the second over. Pacer Oshane Thomas clean bowled the Delhi batsman with just six runs on the board. Also Read - David Warner's Manager Slams Cricket Australia Over Treatment of Players Involved in Sandpaper Gate, Calls Investigation 'A Joke'

Unperturbed by the fall of Dhawan’s wicket, Rohit Sharma (63 not out) and skipper Virat Kohli (33 not out) played sensibly and guided India to a comfortable victory. Rohit also completed his 37th half-century. Rohit slammed five boundaries and four sixes in his 56-ball innings while Kohli played 29 balls and hammered six boundaries.

Earlier, a brilliant bowling effort saw India bundle out West Indies for 104. The Indian bowlers were on the mark right from the start. Some good line and maximum use of the conditions at the Greenfield International Stadium combined with some poor judgement by the West Indies batsmen helped the hosts create havoc in the visitors batting line-up.

Apart from skipper Jason Holder (25) and experienced all-rounder Marlon Samuels (24) no other West Indies batsmen applied themselves and went back cheaply.

India vs West Indies 5th ODI Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Kedar Jadhav.

West Indies: Jason Holder (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, Kieran Powell.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Probable XI: Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach

Live Updates

  • 5:49 PM IST

  • 5:49 PM IST

    So, that is the end of the ODI series. As expected India have won it 3-1. A lot of people would have expected a clean sweep but it was not to be. However, the cricketing action between the two will continue as they now play a T20I series. The first game will take place in Kolkata on the 4th of November at 1900 local (1330 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Man of the Series and Indian skipper – Virat Kohli, says they were clinical and they were able to finish the game in few hours. Admits he was surprised the Windies chose to bat. Credits the bowlers for the way they bowled. Reckons the last two games have been excellent and he is happy with how the team has performed. He now feels they are back on track and want to build on this. Appreciates Khaleel and Rayudu for the way they have played. States he looks to help the team as much as possible with the bat and he always tries to lead from the front. Ends by saying awards is not something he plays for but it always feels good to receive one.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Man of the Match, Ravindra Jadeja, says he is enjoying his game at the moment. Mentions he tries to give his best in every game and wants to grab every opportunity which comes to him. Ends by saying his teammates were not sure about the review on Hetmyer’s wicket, but he was sure it was out.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says it was not the finish they were looking for and admits they lacked consistency. Adds further it was not going to be easy against India in India. Mentions he did not think the pitch would play that slow but there were also some poor shots by their batsmen. States the youngsters did really well, especially Hetmyer and Hope. Ends by saying, they need a little more application which would help them do well going further.

  • 5:44 PM IST

  • 5:23 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 5th ODI Live Cricket Score: Kuldeep Yadav who is also giving an interview, says there was a lot of turn on this wicket. Adds further it is not easy to control the ball on such wickets. Mentions you have to consistently hit the right lengths. States the first game was one performance he loved as it was not easy bowling conditions there

  • 5:23 PM IST

    IND vs WI 5th ODI Live Cricket Score and Updates: Bhuvneshwar Kumar who is up for an interview says the series was a good experience and after resting the first two ODIs they prepared themselves well. Mentions he wanted to polish his skills in this series. Reckons they are doing well in every department and he is looking forward to the tours of New Zealand and Australia.

  • 5:20 PM IST

  • 5:19 PM IST

    India vs West Indies 5th ODI Live Cricket Score: The duo did have luck on their side with Virat being dropped of Thomas’ bowling, who impressed and was the only wicket-taker. He could have also got Rohit Sharma had he not overstepped. However, the two put that behind and once they were set, they started playing their shots. Rohit Sharma especially, he started off slowly but once he got his eye in, he tonked the bowlers everywhere to give India the win and the series.