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(35.3/50 ov, T:352) 151

India won by 200 runs

Player Of The Match
85 (92) & 2 catches
Player Of The Series
184 runs
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Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: Abhimanyu Bose
Scorecard summary
India 351/5(50 overs)
77 (64)
1/38 (10)
West Indies 151/10(35.3 overs)
4/37 (6.3)

5.22pm Hardik lifts the trophy before the team lines up for the trophy-lifting. Big cheers as Mukesh Kumar is given the trophy to hold up. And with that, it's a wrap from us for this game and this series. We of course have the five T20Is that will follow, so do stay tuned for that contest. For now, on behalf of Sudarshanan, Ranjith and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo, this is me, Abhimanyu, signing off.

5.06pm Time for the presentation ceremony.

India captain, Hardik Pandya, with a big smile on his face: "If I'm being very honest, as a captain I look forward to these kind of games where some thing is on the line and not just an international game. We knew that if we failed, there was some disappointment. The way the boys came out and showed their character and at the same point of time they enjoyed it, that's something I want this team to have. In pressure situations, they have to absorb it but also enjoy it. Without pressure you can't be heroes. Obviously Virat and Rohit are very integral parts of the team. But this was very important for players like Rutu or Axar to get a game. So giving youngsters the exposure and making sure that if we want to check something, we can check that... [On his knock] Wanted to spend some time. Wicket was doing well. Had a wonderful chat with Virat a few days back. He had some great pointers. He wanted me to spend some time on the crease. That kind of stayed in my mind. I was just waiting to get the opportunity and once I got the rhythm I could get going. When I get one ball out of the middle, things become very different. I have seen that throughout my career. [On the India seamers] The ball was doing a bit. When you are chasing 350, batters will chase a few balls and they nick it and that's what happened to us. Couple of good catches by Shubman as well. Obviously West Indies woke up kind of late with that partnership and took the game to the 34th over but the game was over in the powerplay itself. This is one of the nicest grounds I have played in. A lot of things could be better when we come to West Indies last time, travelling and everything. Last time also some hiccups came. So WI board should also take a note. We don't want luxuries but some basic things are needed."

WI captain, Shai Hope: "Hindsight is the best sight. Obviously we saw how the wicket was in the back end but I think we restricted them well enough. We can look back and change many things but it is what it is. I don't think we put enough balls in that 6-8m especially with the new ball. We didn't challenge them enough. But we're still human beings and India batted well. But I think 350 was a gettable target. You have to believe that you can win. They got 350, you have to believe we can too. Just trying to keep stressing on that attitude. We are not consistent enough with that attitude. Some days we wake up and play like the best team in the world and some days we just get steamrolled."

Ishan Kishan, the player of the series: "Actually not so happy with the finish I gave. These wickets that we played on, I was supposed to score big. That's what I was told by my senior players that I have to get big runs, that's what makes normal players good players. Next time I will try to get big runs. I thinks it's important to be consistent. You have to forget about the last game and start from zero, just look at the ball and play and take it one match at a time. [On batting with Gill] I think he's a tremendous player, the way he middles the ball. So to see how he is playing well from the non-striker's end, it gives me confidence as well. It's always important to win at this level. After getting 350 we were trying to get wickets from early and we were not taking it easy. These are the conversations between the team and everyone is looking very positive. I've played a few tournaments here and know how the wicket plays here, so not focussing too much on the next T20 World Cup. We have important series coming up. So we need to stay in the present."

Shubman Gill is the player of the match. Here's what he has to say: "Very special for me, my first fifty on the tour. I was hoping to get a big score for the team, a hundred, but that didn't happen but the result was on our side. It was a good pitch to bat on but got difficult to bat on after the ball got older. It's all about playing the situation, assessing it as early as possible. As an opener it's your job to do give a good start to the team and fortunately I was able to do that. I think in the last match, I was set as well and looking for a big one. I was trying to accelerate and put pressure on the bowler. That's the way the one-day format is as well. I don't think about all those external factors. I don't think who's playing and who's not playing and just try to do my best."

Piyush: "Can you help explain how that works (34.6)Umpire gave out caught behind. So for LBW the soft signal becomes not out? Then that would be for the edge, not for impact being in line or not." The third umpire confirmed with the on-field umpire what his decision was for lbw, which he relayed was not out, and hence umpire's call meant the not out decision stood.

4:54pm A four-for from Thakur after an excellent new-ball spell from Mukesh denies West Indies a chance to win their first ODI series against India since 2006. They were reduced to 50 for 6 after the top order was unable to tackle the subtle movement from the India seamers. Athanaze and then Motie were their bright spots with the bat but lots of work to be done.

The Indian win was set up by their batters, four of whom scored half-centuries of different kinds to help them post 351. That effectively sealed the decider with mere formalities left to be completed.

Abhimanyu will be here with the presentations.

Thakur to Seales, OUT

Cleaned up! No referrals needed for that. Angles it in on a length, Seales goes for a heave across the line but misses and sees his stumps shattered. India win by 200 runs

Jayden Seales b Thakur 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 10m) SR: 11.11
Thakur to Motie, 1 run

Full outside leg, flicked through square leg

Thakur to Motie, no run

Banged in short, he ducks

end of over 35Maiden
WI: 150/9CRR: 4.28 RRR: 13.46 • Need 202 from 90b
Jayden Seales1 (8b)
Gudakesh Motie38 (32b 4x4 3x6)
Kuldeep Yadav 8-3-25-2
Shardul Thakur 6-0-36-3
Kuldeep to Seales, no run

Huge appeal, given! Seales reviews. Flatter and fuller around off, he lunges to defend. It goes off his front pad to slip. The umpire immediately raises his finger. Umpire's call on impact and it is hitting the stumps. But hold on! The on-field umpire had ruled the batter out caught at slip and so the TV umpire has returned that not out. Seales bats on. Had the Hawk-Eye returned three reds, Seales would have been out

Kuldeep to Seales, no run

Fuller again on off, defended towards backward point

Kuldeep to Seales, no run

Fuller and quicker outside off, lunges and blocks

Kuldeep to Seales, no run

Very full on off, pushed back

Kuldeep to Seales, no run

Flatter and on a length around leg, lets it turn and pushes it towards the left of the non-striker

Kuldeep to Seales, no run

Very full on off, digs it out back


end of over 347 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 150/9CRR: 4.41 RRR: 12.62 • Need 202 from 96b
Gudakesh Motie38 (32b 4x4 3x6)
Jayden Seales1 (2b)
Shardul Thakur 6-0-36-3
Mukesh Kumar 7-1-30-3
Thakur to Motie, no run

Short and wide outside off, he does not make contact on the slash

Thakur to Motie, SIX runs

Clunked! Short and angling in, Motie is having nothing of it. Backs away and heaves the pull well over deep midwicket

Thakur to Seales, 1 run

Short again, nudges it through square leg

Thakur to Seales, no run

Looks to tuck the short ball away but he misses and wears it on his glove

Jayden Seales joins Motie in the middle

Thakur to Alzarri Joseph, OUT

Bounced out, finally! Bangs it short again, does Thakur, Joseph goes for the pull but gets a top edge. it is flying over Kishan, who jumps and parries it in the air to take it on the second go. Partnership broken and it is the Lord again

Alzarri Joseph c †Ishan Kishan b Thakur 26 (39b 1x4 2x6 48m) SR: 66.66
Thakur to Alzarri Joseph, no run

Short and just outside off, he only makes contact with thin air on the attempted pull

end of over 333 runs
WI: 143/8CRR: 4.33 RRR: 12.29 • Need 209 from 17 overs
Gudakesh Motie32 (30b 4x4 2x6)
Alzarri Joseph26 (37b 1x4 2x6)
Mukesh Kumar 7-1-30-3
Shardul Thakur 5-0-29-2
Mukesh Kumar to Motie, no run

Short and outside off, he sinks down to let it pass

Abhi: "Why not bowl them out by yorker? Haven't seen a single attempt of yorker so far"

Mukesh Kumar to Motie, no run

On a length around off, punched towards cover

Mukesh Kumar to Motie, no run

Length ball around off and middle, punched to mid-off

Mukesh Kumar to Motie, 2 runs

Short and slanting away outside off, he slaps it over backward point

Mukesh Kumar to Motie, no run

Full and angling away outside off, hacked towards cover

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Shubman Gill
85 runs (92)
11 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
4 fours0 six
Ishan Kishan
77 runs (64)
8 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
28 runs
2 fours3 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
SN Thakur
Mukesh Kumar
Match details
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 4624
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days1 August 2023 - day (50-over match)
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