Highlights India vs West Indies 2017 4th ODI: Visitors self-destruct, go down by 11 runs

  • So, Windies' win the 4th ODI and gives us something to look forward to as the attention shifts to Jamaica for the final ODI. Holder and Co will come hard looking to square off the series. While, the Indians will have few questions to answer before they go into the 5th and the final ODI on Thursday. Disappointing end if you're an Indian supporter, for Windies this is a refreshing win, time to rejoice for them. Hope to see you guys for the 5th ODI, until then thank you and goodbye.

  • Holder: Extremely pleased with the performance. Credit must go to all the bowlers.We knew we could beat India, just needed application.Throughout the series we have been talking about new-ball wickets and today Joseph and myself took the early breakthrough. Special mention of Kesrick Williams - showed a lot of maturity in his second game, showed a lot of heart as well We have got to show heart and we have got to show fight in the final ODI.

  • Holder is adjudged the Man of the Match for his 5/27.

  • Virat Kohli: We bowled really well to restrict them to 189, but we didn't bat really well the shot selection wasn't up to the mark. We need a complete performance and we weren't today. Credit to the West Indies bowlers.  They created those dot balls that induced those mistakes.

  • India's hara-kiri has left everybody dazed. An extraordinary match, MS Dhoni was taking it to his favourite part of the innings, the fag end and was lining up for the big flourish, but he failed and so did the team. Windies were never in complete control of the game, but they have pulled off a heist. This have reopened the series, it is 2-1 with one game to be played.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    The last time before today India failed to chase down a target of less than 200 runs in a full ODI was also against West Indies in 2006 at Kingston. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Best bowling figures by Windies captains in ODIs:
     
    6/41 - Viv Richards v India, Delhi, 1989
    6/43 - Dwayne Bravo v Zimbabwe, St George's, 2013
    5/27 - JASON HOLDER v India, North Sound, 2017

  • Captain Jason Holder was the pick of the Windies bowlers with 5/27 in his 9.4 overs. This was his first 5-wicket haul in ODIs.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the lowest total defended by Windies against India in a 50-overs ODI match. 
    The previous lowest was 190 at Toronto in 1999. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    A target of 190 should have been easy for this Indian team's batting line-up. But the result is a shocker. Did Dhoni leave it too late? Was it an error to promote Kuldeep who struggled to put bat to ball at a crucial chase of the phase? Or were Jadeja and Pandya's batting under pressure always suspect? A terrific win for the West Indies. They came back strongly. The pacers Holder and Joseph bowled a very impressive first spell and bottled up the Indians. All out 11 runs short of the target was a big let down.

  • OUT! Full toss which is just below the waist and last man Shami hits it straight to the cover fielder. Holder has his 5th wicket and that is the end of the match. India made a hash out of a simple chase. Windies come back in the series (2-1) with a 11-run victory over the mighty Indians. Nobody would have imagined that India would go down to a relatively simple target of 190. Shami c Chase b Holder 1 (2b) 49.4 overs.

  • Shami can use the long handle.

  • 12 runs needed off 3 balls.

  • OUT! Holder gets his 4th. Cleans up Umesh with a sensational yorker.

  • After 49 overs,India 176/8 ( Kuldeep Yadav 1 , )

    India are choking and how!? The last hope of seeing MS Dhoni finish off the game has been cancelled out.

  • OUT! MS Dhoni is dismissed. Dhoni tries to hoick it over long on, but doesn't middle it. Ends up as a tame shot to long on. Dhoni c Joseph b Williams 54 (114 b) 49th over

    INDIA- 176/8

  • Memories of Celkon Cup Tri series in the Windies spring up. MS Dhoni smashed 15 off the last over against Sri Lanka! Can we have that today?

  • After 48 overs,India 174/7 ( MS Dhoni (W) 53 , Kuldeep Yadav 0)

    Holder steps up to bowl a terrific over. Just 2 runs off the over and a wicket of Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav with the bat now joins Dhoni. 18 off 12.

  • OUT! For reasons only known to him Jadeja tries to clear the field and is caught at long on. Holder bowls the change of pace and he went for the big shot, doesn't get hold of it and Powell takes a simple catch. Jadeja c Powell b Holder 11 (11)

    India- 173/7

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Dhoni has really held the innings together through pace and spin. His labourious 50 seemed to be making heavy weather of the task. On the other hand if he had lost his wicket early India would have collapsed. India needed a Dhoni out there in the middle to control the innings and inspire confidence. How well he did it. His unbeaten 52 from 110 deliveries tells the tale of a grim tussle. Jadeja trying to break free of the shackles paid the penalty by getting caught al long on. His 11 came off 11 deliveries.

  • After 47 overs,India 171/6 ( MS Dhoni (W) 51 , Ravindra Jadeja 10)

    1,2,1,1,0,1 - 6 runs off Williams' over. It is a chase. It was the 47th over. No urgency from both teams. This is novel in modern day cricket.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Slowest ODI fifties for MS Dhoni (By balls):
     
    108 v Windies, North Sound, 2017*
    88 v Pakistan, Delhi, 2013
    87 v West Indies, Kingston, 2009
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Slowest fifties for India in ODIs: (Since June,2001) (By balls)
     
    108 - MS DHONI v West Indies, 2017*
    105 - Sourav Ganguly v Sri Lanka, 2005
    104 - Sourav Ganguly v Bangladesh, 2007

  • FIFTY! MS Dhoni has scored his slowest fifty of his 64 half-centurties. 50 off 108 balls with a solitary boundary. Still fighting. 7th fifty against the Windies.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Joseph very conscious of bowling wide of the off stump.He had to bowl to a predominantly off side field placing.  Ends up bowling four wide deliveries. India still in tight situation as Pandya falls to Holder. 

  • FOUR! Cheeky and effective! Jadeja jumps and ramps it over the keeper for a pressure-releasing boundary.

  • AGAIN, WHY DID CHASE BOWL?

  • OUT! Pandya shuffles across and Holder alters his line, bowls it full on the leg stump and disturbs his woodwork. The game has reopened. Hardik b Holder 20 (21b)

    India- 159/6 45.1 overs

  • After 45 overs,India 159/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 49 , Hardik Pandya 20)

    Hardik moves around in his crease and is toying with Joseph's line. Couple of ordinary decisions by the umpire, doesn't really help the bowler. 31 off 30 now. 7 off the previous one.

  • wd, 0,1,wd,0,wd and wd so far. We have had four legitimate deliveries in this over by Joseph.

  • After 44 overs,India 152/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 47 , Hardik Pandya 18)

    Questionable change in Roston Chase, probably filling in for Holder. This over has turned the game on its head. Poor captaincy by Holder. Poor decisions are going to cost him the match and perhaps the series will slip away too. This has been their best chance to make a match of it. Another good over at this stage would have made it really interesting, Chase has leaked 16 valuable runs off the over. 

  • SIX! Aaannnd clears the man at deep mid wicket. Hardik gets the slog sweep out and the ball was hit against the wind, is held up a little and eventually clears the diving fielder at deep mid wicket. 

  • FOUR! Fool, of course foolish! Strays down the leg side and a batsmen who has not hit a single boundary found it difficult to get it into the gaps, gets his first boundary.

  • Windies need to hold on and sustain the pressure, so they bring in Roston Chase, who hasn't bowled a single ball in this series. Genius or fool?

  • After 43 overs,India 135/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 41 , Hardik Pandya 9)

    Williams has bowled really well. You can tell he is a thinking bowler, varies it in pace and length. Outfoxes Pandya, who was walking down the pitch ready to hit it in the orbit, but Williams takes the pace off and digs it in short. Pandya gets a leading edge, luckily for India it falls in no man's land. 4 runs off the over. 55 off 42 balls required.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    MS Dhoni has now faced 100-plus balls in this match without hitting a boundary (four or six). 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    West Indies keeping pressure on with 5  and 6 fielders in the inner circle. Not willing to give away easy singes and twos to the batsmen. Off spinner Nurse's bowling was outstanding. Giving away just 29 runs from 10 overs. An exciting finish is on the cards. 58 runs needed from 46 balls.

  • Dhoni 40 off 100 balls!

  • After 42 overs,India 131/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 39 , Hardik Pandya 7)

    Yes, one can conclude that Dhoni is finding it hard to find runs! This is unusual. Dhoni misses out on couple of poor balls bowled by Nurse. He is on 39 off 97. India need 59 off 48 and India is chasing 190 off 300 balls against a depleted Windies side.Nurse finishes his 10 overs for 29 runs. Tight bowl for most part of it but batsmen too missed out on a few occasions.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

  • After 41 overs,India 128/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 37 , Hardik Pandya 6)

    Williams has been brought back into the attack. And Dhoni cannot find the gap, how many times does this happen? Often, nowadays doesn't it? 62 off 54 now.

  • After 40 overs,India 127/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 37 , Hardik Pandya 5)

    Dhoni has decided to take this to the 50th over it seems. He has still not hit a single boundary in 87 balls. He goes after full ball to take a couple in the over.

  • After 39 overs,India 125/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 35 , Hardik Pandya 5)

    A boundary and a single equals to 5 runs of the over. 65 off 66 balls now.  Run-a-ball.

  • FOUR! Hello there! Cheeky from Hardik pandya, tries to get under the short ball by Joseph. Intially he looks to ramp it, but then decides at the last minute to glide, gets an edge, maybe it was intentional maybe not, it runs over the keeper to the third man boundary. Boundary after 111 balls.  *Drops the jaw physically*

  • Joseph has been brought back.

  • After 38 overs,India 120/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 34 , Hardik Pandya 1)

    Another 3-run over for India. Pandya gets off the mark, he hasn't had a great time with the bat, but has had a good day with the ball can he finish it with Dhoni. Nurse completes his 8th over.

  • After 37 overs,India 117/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 32 , Hardik Pandya 0)

    Dhoni pushes one to long off for the only single off Bishoo's final over. He finishes with 31 runs and a wicket to his name.

  • After 36 overs,India 116/5 ( MS Dhoni (W) 31 , Hardik Pandya 0)

    Jadhav brings out the late cut and runs three as the ball slows down towards the third man boundary. But Nurse gets his 1st wicket in two games and now it opens the game for the Windies. Big man Dhoni stands in between.

India lose by 11 runs. India's hara-kiri has left everybody dazed. An extraordinary match. MS Dhoni was taking it to his favourite part of the innings, the fag end and was lining up for the big flourish, but wasn't to happen today. Windies were never in complete control of the game, but they have pulled off a heist. The result has opened up the series, it is 2-1 with one game to be played at Jamaica on Thursday.

Preview: Foot firmly set on the pedal, a marauding India would be aiming to seal the series with yet another resounding performance against a below-par West Indies in the fourth One-Day International.

With comprehensive back-to-back victories in the second and third ODIs, it seems like a mere formality as Virat Kohli and his men are slowly inching towards a complete rout of their opposition despite the first game being abandoned.

The victory margins of 105 and 93 runs respectively is a testimony to India's complete dominance in the current series.

The West Indies side has looked like a rag-tag outfit which has only turned up and failed to put up any semblance of fight.

For Kohli, a 4-0 victory many not earn him a lot of plaudits due to the sheer quality of opposition but would definitely help him to deflect the unwanted controversy that was created due to his alleged role in the sudden departure of national coach Anil Kumble.

The best part about India's performance is that they have had all bases covered.

The batsmen have been amongst runs while the bowlers have displayed exemplary discipline in their effort.

Ajinkya Rahane, with scores of 62, 103 and 72, has made full use of the opportunities. Shikhar Dhawan, despite a rare failure in the third game, has been in red-hot form.

Kohli has been consistent as ever but the middle-order, which wasn't getting much game time, came to the fore during the third game.

There was some pressure after Dhawan and Kohli departed early but Mahendra Singh Dhoni anchored the innings with an unbeaten 79 just like he has done on innumerable occasions. Yuvraj Singh could have scored more but 39 will give him some confidence.

Kohli also gave Kedar Jadhav an opportunity to up the ante as he had given Hardik Pandya a go in the second game.

Kedar's unbeaten 40 filled with unorthodox shots went a long way in India getting past the 250-run mark on a difficult track.

"Kedar is completely different player as he likes to express himself in the last 8-10 overs. It was because of Kedar and Mahi bhai (Dhoni), we got 20 runs extra," Rahane had said after the match.

The 'Men In Blue' have controlled the proceedings at will and Jason Holder and his team have had no clue.

While chasing a target of 252, on a slowish wicket, West Indies just surrendered meekly.

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is improving with each game and Ravindra Jadeja will be a touch worried conceding that the UP lad has more variations up his sleeve than the Rajkot all- rounder.

Ravichandran Ashwin was also back in form with 3 for 28 completing a personal milestone of 150 ODI wickets.

Dhoni was seen giving some tips from behind the stumps and Rahane admitted that his inputs are still invaluable.

"We all are lucky to have him. The kind of knowledge he has, Virat can walk upto him anytime and ask for his suggestion," Rahane said.

It will be interesting to see if Kohli decides to tweak his playing XI and may be get Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant in the middle-order in place of Yuvraj Singh.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja

Windies: Jason Holder (capt), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams.



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115