Team India had to chase another low total last night, but this time they did it with ease, unlike in the 4th ODI. They received a lot of criticism after they messed up the chase in the 4th ODI but yesterday they did it like bosses, as India got over the line with more than 13 overs to spare. Also, they wrapped up the series 3-1!
We at Read Scoops have compiled the best tweets from that 5th ODI victory:
West Indies won the toss (AGAIN) and elected to bat first once again, and they seemed to have some hope as the Hope brothers were striking the ball well. Finally, elder brother Kyle was dismissed for 46, while Shai went on to make 51.
scroll_in: RT thefield_in: And West Indies make it 5 out of 5 with the toss. Opt to bat first on what seems to be a good pitch for batting.…
— Swati Gogia (@SwatEGogia) July 6, 2017
— Jatin Sharma (@jatincricket) June 30, 2017
Umesh Yadav had a very bad game, with a several balls bowled without a lot of thought being put into them. However, he had one good over where he struck twice in an equal number of balls to reduce WI from 76/1 to 76/3.
Umesh Yadav has his tail up, he pins Roston Chase plumb with a fiery yorker
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 6, 2017
A Classic Caribbean Collapse was expected after this, and that’s exactly what happened as they lost wickets regularly and they struggled their way to 205/9, thanks to some wagging from the tail. To be honest, there’s not much expected from a team that bats Jason Holder so high up the order.
I can't take West Indies and this Jason batting at #6 thing
— Ayana Holder ♌ (@yanzii246) July 6, 2017
Shikhar Dhawan had his third successive failure while Ajinkya Rahane missed a chance to go past 50 for the fifth consecutive time, which would’ve broken many records; he scored 39 – 11 runs short.
A Virat Kohli century was long pending and he finally got one, breaking many records himself.
#ChaseMaster Virat Kohli 28th ODI ton appreciation tweet! ❤❤😍😍
— Pa₹idhi $₹ivastava🇮 (@BeingKohlicious) July 7, 2017
Most centuries for India against West Indies in ODIs:
4 – KOHLI*
4 – Sachin Tendulkar
3 – Rahul Dravid
3 – Yuvraj Singh #WIvIND
— ICC_power (@ICC_Power) July 7, 2017
— manvendrasingh (@manvend10257133) July 7, 2017
Let’s not forget that Dinesh Karthik played a fantastic knock of 50(52)* as well, rotating the strike superbly. It was a while since his last ODI fifty:
Dinesh Kathik last two 50s in ODIs
69 vs Zim on 26 Jul 2013
50* vs WI on 06 Jul 2017
— Cricket Chitchat (@CricChitchat) July 7, 2017
Kohli won yet another Man of the Match award, while Ajinkya Rahane was awarded a well deserved Man of the Series award. What a way it was for MS Dhoni to celebrate his 36th birthday. Happy birthday, legend!
— Mayur Pagare (@mayurpagare007) July 7, 2017
— Mayank Jhariya👍 (@MynkKumar) July 7, 2017
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