Jadhav comes into the attack and bowls a beauty to end the innings, gets some drift and hits the top of off, Williams dismissed for 1 run on debut. India win by 93 runs and take an unassailable lead (2-0) in 5-match series with 2 to play.
Preview: After the wash-out in the opening match, the hosts failed to match the men-in-blue, falling to a massive loss in the second game.
Ahead of the third game, the Windies strengthened their line-up with the addition of two new batsmen in Kyle Hope and wicketkeeper-batsman Sunil Ambris.
Barring Shai Hope, who struck 81 runs and looked to pull out a fight chasing 311 runs in the previous ODI, none of the other batsmen -- Evin Lewis (21), Jason Holder (29), Roston Chase (33 not out) -- succeeded in converting their starts.
Among the bowlers, off-spinner Ashley Nurse managed to test the famed Indian line-up to a certain extent. Nurse returned with figures of 1/38 in his nine-over spell, bowling at an economy of 4.22 runs per over.
Pacer Alzarri Joseph (2/73), Miguel Cummins (1/57) and medium-pacer Jason Holder (1/76) will look to bowl economically after giving away too many runs in the previous match.
On the other hand, the visitors will look to play their natural game, having found it easy to score runs against the hosts.
The batting line-up featuring the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to demolish the Windies bowling.
Skipper Kohli also hinted at including rookie keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for the third match, which may result in Yuvraj or Dhoni warming the bench.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/50) tormented the hosts well and will once again be Kohli's go-to bowler during the middle overs.
India: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik.
Windies: Jason Holder (Captain), Sunil Ambris (WK), Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell.
Published Date: Jun 30, 2017 17:46 PM
| Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 02:47 AM