5th ODI: India restrict West Indies to low total

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Kingston (Jamaica), July 6 (IANS) Mohammed Shami bagged a four-wicket haul as India restricted West Indies to 205/9 in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Sabina Park Stadium here on Thursday.

The Bengal pacer decimated the hosts’ lower-middle order to return figures of 4/48 in his 10 overs.

Fellow pacer Umesh Yadav also did well to return figures of 3/53.

Shai Hope was the most successful among the West Indies batsmen with 51 runs of 98 balls.

Shai waged a lonely battle along with opener Kyle Hope who scored a breezy 46 off 50 deliveries before being sent back by Umesh Yadav.

The hosts were off to a slow start with openers Evan Lewis and Kyle struggling to find the gaps.

Lewis crawled his way to nine runs off 20 deliveries before a mistimed attempt to hit pacer Hardik Pandya over mid-off saw him hand an easy catch to Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Kyle and Shai joined forces and was building up what seemed to be a potentially promising partnership before the former pulled a Yadav delivery into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan at midwicket.

Yadav tasted success with his very next delivery when he trapped Roston Chase leg before.

The twin blows prompted the hosts to become extra cautious and the run rate crawled along at snails pace as Shai and Jason Mohammed added just 39 runs between them over the next 14.3 overs.

Following Mohammed’s dismissal, Jason Holder tried to up the ante with 36 runs off 34 deliveries before being sent back by Shami. Shai followed him back to the pavilion soon after.

However, Rovman Powell seemed set to end the West Indies innings on a high note with a 32-ball 31. But he did not too much support at the other end as the Indians picked up wickets at regular intervals.

Brief scores:

West Indies: 205/9 in 50 overs (Shai Hope 51, Kyle Hope 46; Mohammed Shami 4/48, Umesh Yadav 3/53) vs India.

–IANS

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