It was an overcast sky with sticky pitch and dew was expected later today in Thiruvananthapuram. Jason Holder’s decision to bat first in a situation like this could have been a bad one. As the Windies was crushed by the Indian side to end their innings with just 104 for all out, this is their lowest ODI total.
In the 4th ball of the first over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s smart swing with the new white ball resulted in the wicket of Kieran Powell. In the following over Shai Hope was sent back with a length ball from Jasprit Bumrah’s spell in the 4th ball as well. These two early wickets left the Windies batsman struggle to score against India.
The Windies captain Jason Holder scored 25 off 33 balls, but he was dismissed in Khaleel’s bowling spell by caught at mid-off. Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling spell in the pitch with little moisture certainly took its toll in the Windies batting order. It was all thanks to Jadeja’s four-wicket in today’s match. The Indian team was overwhelming right from the start, and they easily chased a total of 105. India won the match by 9 wickets and wins the series 3-1.