India vs West Indies 5th ODI, Trivandrum: Chasing a small target of 105, vice-captain Rohit Sharma slammed an unbeaten half-century to power India to an easy nine-wicket victory over Windies in the fifth and final ODI in Thiruvananthapuram. With this win, the men in blue clinched the five-ODI rubber 3-1. Also, this is India’s sixth consecutive series triumph at home, their last series defeat came against South Africa in 2015, where they lost a closely fought five-ODI series 2-3. Also Read - Virat Kohli, RCB Captain, Starts Working For Covid-19 Relief After BCCI Suspend IPL 2021 Indefinitely | PICS
Rohit once again played a free-flowing innings to propel the host to an easy win. His knock of unbeaten 63 was studded with five boundaries and four sixes. Though Rohit’s innings was majorly chanceless but the Mumbai batsman received a life in the eight over of the Indian innings when Windies pacer Oshane Thomas made a huge mistake of stepping over the line. In the end, it proved to be a massive difference as India didn’t lose any more wicket and romped home comfortably. Also Read - ICC World Test Championship Final: Indian Team May Leave Early Due to UK Travel Restrictions
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Thomas bowls a back of a length delivery that nipped away while taking the fat edge of Rohit’s bat. The keeper Shai Hope made no mistake and took it easily and the Indian opener started walking back to the pavilion. However, much to everyone’s surprise the umpire called ‘No-ball’ which eventually made the dismissal null and void. Indian captain Virat Kohli shouted his heart out to call back his deputy to rejoin him to the crease.
It was a huge no-ball and young Thomas can’t believe his luck and neither can his mates.