Team India produced a brilliant effort to restrict Windies for a mere 104 run in the fifth and final one-day international at the Thiruvananthapuram on November 1 (Thursday).
Meanwhile, Windies batsmen failed to justify Jason Holder’s decision to bat first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar drew the first blood as he removed Keiron Powell for a duck. He got his line right from the start as Powell edge one to MS Dhoni in the first over in pursuit of a cover drive.
Jasprit Bumrah didn’t lag behind too as he castled Shai Hope’s timber with an incoming delivery. More than the ball, Hope gifted Bumrah the wicket with a poor shot selection. Reeling at 2 for 2, Rovman Powell and Marlon Samuels tried to steady the ship for the Windies.
The duo although faced difficulties but the runs were coming by slowly. During this period, the cheeky battle between Khaleel Ahmed and Marlon Samuels was a treat to watch. Khaleel gave Samuels a send-off in the last match, however, Samuels kept it in his mind. After keeping out the first ball yorker out, Samuels struck a huge six over his head.
With 36 for three, it was time for Ravindra Jadeja who foxed Samuel’s as chipped the ball for a simple catch to Virat Kohli.
Jadeja continued with his magic as he trapped Shimron Hetmyer. Although the umpire gave not out Jadeja forced Kohli to go for the review to get three reds in his favour.
Furthermore, Khaleel Ahmed, who has impressed so far, dismissed Rovman Powell to sent half of the pack back to the hut. Khaleel continued his excellent run as the Windies batter failed to offer any resistance. Moreover, Ravindra Jadeja continued his dream run to return with four wickets as Windies put forward a target of 105 runs.
Here is how the Twitter reacted as India restrict Windies to a modest total:
So the Windies have decided on harakiri as an approach to today's match #INDvWI
— Jennifer ☮️ Fernandes (@nandtara) November 1, 2018
Wilson gave that out after watching the previous Kuldeep not-out to the lbw appeal. And this one isn't clipping.#INDvWI
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) November 1, 2018
— Ali Baba 🇵🇰 (@ahmedalitweets) November 1, 2018
— Athiswamy (@athitheboss) November 1, 2018
Seems that today Kohli won't get a chance to score a century! #INDvWI
— Sunny Runwal (@SunnyRunwal) November 1, 2018
Bumrah’s reintroduction does the trick, the short ball is onto Allen too quickly and the top-edge is comfortably taken – #HisKohliness preparing to perform the last rites?#INDvWI 🏏🇮🇳🏝#guerillacricket pic.twitter.com/RbVnAaNp11
— Guerilla Cricket (@guerillacricket) November 1, 2018
— Dhoni Raina Team (@dhoniraina_team) November 1, 2018
— Hard_boiledme (@boiledme) November 1, 2018
— dé·jà vu (@insomniac_7) November 1, 2018
— Jonathan Northall (@jnorthall) November 1, 2018
#INDvWI lmao aakash chopra saying it was Dhoni review system but in reality it was Jadeja Review System
— ` (@FourOverthrows) November 1, 2018
Looks like West Indies are in a hurry to start the t20 series! Not even 25 overs and they are already six wickets down! #INDvWI
— Sahil Shaparia (@SahilShaparia) November 1, 2018