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4dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Dhawan, Pant star as India seal whitewash despite late drama

In a match that will be difficult to explain for analysts, India went from cruising through what should have been a difficult chase on a turning pitch to needing a misfield off the last ball to stumble over the line

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
92(62) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 1 8 5 25 10 19 24
RR Pant
58(38) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
9 4 0 11 11 13 9 1

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
KMA Paul
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45- 22.15

Match days

11 November 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: @varunshetty

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 182/4 | RR: 9.10

  • MK Pandey4 (6b)
  • KD Karthik0 (0b)
  • FA Allen3-0-23-1
  • KMA Paul4-0-32-2

10:49pm That is all from our live coverage of this game. It has been a long, packed tour, and we've enjoyed bringing it to you. Watch out for one last round of analysis from our experts. Good night, we'll see you soon!

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Rohit Sharma: I've been part of games like these with Mumbai Indians. Great effort to cross the finish line. We spoke at the start of this game that we wanted to be ruthless. There were chances of us being complacent and turing up at the ground. As a team, there is always a chance of improvement moving forward. Especially handling pressure. When bowling there will be times when the batsmen will put you under pressure and it is important to stick to your strengths. These guys will learn that, when they play games like this. They will mature. Overall in the series, we ticked a lot of boxes, especially with fielding.

Kuldeep Yadav is the Man of the Series.

Shikhar Dhawan: Today I finally got a big score. Even last match I was happy with the 43. I knew I had to stay till the end when we lost two wickets. Really happy with the way Rishabh and I played. I knew that he was going after the bowlers and I had to make sure to keep one end safe. He hit some amazing sixes and then I joined the party. It is a big score, I'm very happy. It doesn't matter to me what people say, I just back myself and my batting.

Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match.

Carlos Brathwaite: Happy with the effort. We saw a few balls grip. We didn't switch quickly enough to the yorkers but when we did, we brought it down to the last over. We have a lot of young promising talent. We have to manage them. Once we do the right things and the management staff and the administrators plan right, then we can get these guys in a position to not just challenge but win the upcoming World Cups.

Atul Gandhi: "@Nagarjan Well technically, if that ball was never called a wide, India wouldn't have had played the last ball and WI would have won the match. Oh cricket, you beauty!"

Nagarajan Sivar: "Now, the wide given by the umpire at 17.3 overs does the important impact for the result of this match!! If the wide is not given, then it will be super over!! "

10:27pm Sheepish smiles from Pant and Dhawan! It was such smooth sailing about 15 minutes ago, but neither of them could finish it off. Pandey covers his face, he knows he nearly fluffed that. Brathwaite covers his for different reasons. About two weeks ago, West Indies were training in Pune when Allen and two others were getting balls whacked at them by Nic Pothas. He was stressing on them the importance of picking up cleanly, not just getting to the ball and stopping it. Such are the margins. A good game overall. Pooran kept West Indies in this with a stunning half-century. It was a nice strip to bat on and in hindsigth, he kept West Indies in this with that cameo. But Dhawan was sublime today. Knew at every moment what he wanted to do and set his own pace. Aside from that, he talked Pant through his innings and stitched a nice partnership together with him. India lost two of their elite strokemarkers early, but there is depth and quality a long way down in this team. It's a 3-0 sweep and West Indies will go home with one win and several nearly-theres.

19.6
1
Allen to Pandey, 1 run, misfield from the bowler! And they run through! Oh Fabian Allen nearly had it. The best fielder in the West Indies side can't quite wrap his hands around this. Length ball at leg stump, Pandey taps gently towards mid-on and Allen does superbly to lunge and get across to his right. DK has long begun running and is halfway down the pitch as Allen gets a hand on it. But he only parries it past midwicket, who is running in towards him and therefore won't be around to cover. Allen is devastated, his team-mates console him.

Four infielders on the leg side, close. Long-off in. Point and short third.

Karthik has come running out to big applause from his home crowd, but it will be Pandey on strike

19.5
W
Allen to Dhawan, OUT, clubs it straight to long-on! Oh dear! How has it come to this? Length ball lobbed up outside off. Steps out and pummels this, flat and straight to Pollard who is ten yards in from the rope. What an innings from Dhawan, but will this shot end up haunting him?

S Dhawan c Pollard b Allen 92 (62b 10x4 2x6) SR: 148.38

19.4
0
Allen to Dhawan, no run, straight to square leg. Length ball flat at a length, runs down the track and flicks straight to the fielder
19.3
1
Allen to Pandey, 1 run, length at off stump, dipping sharply as he opens the face and slices this past point

Short third, backward point, short fine, short midwicket.

19.2
1
Allen to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a length at middle stump, pulled straight to deep midwicket

Highest score for Dhawan

19.1
2
Allen to Dhawan, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, sliced to sweeper's right. Hetmyer sprints to his right and tumbles as he gets his right hand down at this. He loses balance and as he rolls over, his shoe inadvertently stops the ball from rolling into the rope.

Allen will try and defend 5

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd32S DhawanKL Rahul
3rd130S DhawanRR Pant
4th6S DhawanMK Pandey
5th1KD KarthikMK Pandey