West Indies snatched a thrilling victory against India in the 4th ODI of the five-match ODI series at North Sound (Antigua). After winning the toss, West Indies opted to bat first. However, they only managed to score 189/9 in 50 overs.
In reply, the Indian team was bundled out for just 178 runs (49.4 overs), as West Indies won this match by 11 runs. After this match, India is leading this series by 2-1.
Brief Scores: West Indies – 189/9 in 50 overs (Evin Lewis 35, Kyle Hope 35, Umesh Yadav 3/36)
India – 178 in 49.4 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 60, MS Dhoni 54, Jason Holder 5/27)
Result – West Indies won by 11 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match
- After Batting first, West Indies made 189/9 in 50 overs. It is the second lowest ODI total for West Indies on their home soil when they played full 50- overs. The record is 152/7 (50 overs) against South Africa at Kingston on 8th May 2005.
- Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane once again played a 50+ knock, as he scored 60 runs before getting out. It was Rahane’s fourth 50+ knock in this series, which is the joint most no. of the 50+ knock for an Indian batsman in a bilateral series. The other Indian cricketers, who are the joint record holders with Ajinkya Rahane, are Sachin Tendulkar (once), Yuvraj Singh (once), Virender Sehwag (once), Suresh Raina (once) and Virat Kohli (twice).
- Indian batsman MS Dhoni (54) completed his half-century off 108 balls. It is the slowest ODI half-century by any Indian batsman since 2001. The previous record holder was Sourav Ganguly who had completed an ODI half-century off 105 balls against Sri Lanka at Dambulla on 3rd August 2005.
- West Indies skipper Jason Holder bowled superbly in this match, as his bowling figure was 9.4-2-27-5. Here are some important stats of this incredible bowling figure:
i) It is the best ODI bowling figure for West Indies against India on the Caribbean soil. The previous record was 10-1-52-5 by Mervyn Dillon at Port of Spain on 2nd June 2002.
ii) In overall, it is the third best ODI bowling figure by a West Indian bowler against India. The top two in this list are 6/29 by Patrick Patterson (at Nagpur on 8th December 1987) and 6/41 by Sir Viv Richards (at Delhi on 23rd October 1989)
iii) It is the third best ODI bowling figure by a skipper against India. The top two in this list are 6/41 by West Indies skipper Sir Viv Richards (at Delhi on 23rd October 1989) and 5/15 by Australian skipper Greg Chappell (at Sydney on 8th January 1981).
- Despite having a low total of 189 (189/9), West Indies won this match by 11 runs. It is the second lowest successfully defending total for West Indies in ODI’s against India. The record is 187/7 (45 overs), which West Indies had defended against India at Guwahati on 23rd December 1987.
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