West Indies opt to bat in 5th ODI

West Indies opt to bat in 5th ODI

Latest Update: LIVE cricket score: INDIA WIN BY NINE WICKETS! It was not a single-man effort rather one of a tag-team one as nearly all bowlers had their name on the wicket-list so far. Rohit fittingly collects the winning run, as he remains unbeaten on 63.

It was the West Indies' lowest total in a one-day global against India, and their 10th lowest against any country. The India-West Indies live streaming will take place on Hotstar.

India take on West Indies in fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) in Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

India are leading the series 2-1 thanks to their victories in the first and fourth matches.

The last time the Carribean side won a bilateral series against India was way back in 2006. The final match turned out to be a one-sided affair which lasted for just 47 overs in total.

Along with another T20 stalwart Kieron Pollard and five others, Brathwaite trained hard with the first T20 global against India starting November 4.

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Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has been dropped from the upcoming T20 series against West Indies and the complete Australia tour of India. Rayudu has also performed. Indian batting has been firing on full throttle.

Virat's fortunes were reversed in this ODI series against Windies, though.

It will be the litmus test for Dhoni, who has been under fire for his continuous poor performances. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been minting wickets and there has been no halt to that.

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are expected to dismantle the Windies top order in the initial overs, while Khaleel Ahmad, who was a surprise package in Mumbai with figures of 3/13, could be a crucial support for his seniors. It went all downhill for the Caribbean side after that even as their best batsmen Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer couldn't bail them out of the trouble as well.

Shikhar Dhawan's indifferent form notwithstanding, Indian top order was hard to crack in the series. It seems like Ashley Nurse Hand is Fractured.

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