Rohit Sharma beat West Indies by nine runs! Length ball on middle, and the googly goes past Roachs' outside edge and clips the top of off stump!
8.49pm An early finish in Mumbai then. India can no longer
win lose the series, but a West-Indies win in the final ODI could see the series end with a 2-2 deadlock. Will that happen? Find out with us on Thursday when we bring the deciding ODI to you from Thiruvananthapuram. Till then, on behalf of Sid Monga, Varun Shetty (from Mumbai) and Saurabh Somani, this is Sreshth Shah signing off from ESPNcricinfo.
Sohaib: "Kohli is getting some white in his beard!"
8.42pm Time for the presentation.
Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for his 137-ball 162: "Been doing slip catching for a while. I can hear Virat laugh, but I've been catching in the slips for a while now. Important to hold on to them. Catches come to you all the time, but when you're fielding in the slips for Kuldeep, it's not easy off his hand, but I learnt to be ready for his googly. Very clinical performance from us after losing two early wickets. A big partnership was the game-changer, and in all four games we've had big partnerships that have allowed us to stay in the game and post big totals. We have understood the importance of them. And once you're set, you need to make it count. Also heartening to see us bowl as a unit. This kind of performance was a long time coming, but very happy to see such a dominating performance. Pacers were swinging the ball, spinners were turning it."
Virat Kohli, the winning captain: "Definitely back on track. Ticked all the boxes, clinical in all three departments. We were put under a bit of pressure in the 3rd ODI, but we bounced back. Rayudu's taken his opportunity with both hands, and we need to back him till the 2019 World Cup. He reads the game well, and he bats with intelligence. Khaleel is an exciting talent. If the pitch has something to offer, he can extract something. Bowled in the right areas, not too full not too short. Happy to see him make the ball talk."
Jason Holder, the losing captain: "We didn't play well enough. I guess we allowed them to score too many runs, and then we didn't apply ourselves. Lost wickets up front, and no momentum thereafter. Run-outs are never something we want, and they were two of our better players. We had to do a lot to rebuild, but that never happened. I've been hearing about batting higher up the order myself, but need to see our team balance. Maybe next game!"
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navaneeth: "Kerala welcomes MSD to complete his 10000 runs for India! Just ONE runs short... " -- Yep, he's stranded on 9999
Azweer: "@Venkat: That's too harsh... "
abhijit: "great win. more important to be consistent, and bounce back from failures."
Vivek: "What happened to you buddy, Venkat? Take a chill pill"
Vivek Raj: "It's very odd to see Kohli without runs and Bumrah without Wickets. "
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8.30pm India's 224-run win is their biggest against a Test side (and their third-biggest in ODIs). Chasing 378 was never going to be a walk in the park, but two run-outs inside the first ten overs completely dismantled West Indies' hope (and Hope). Khaleel Ahmed displayed what he's capable of, with his swinging deliveries blowing the visitors' middle-order away, while a late resistance from Jason Holder simply delayed the inevitable. Earlier, Rohit Sharma brightened everyone's Monday with his seventh 150+ score and he had Ambati Rayudu's ton for company as well. A good workout for the India bowlers, as well as their whole batting order. A rare Kohli failure tonight, but India would be happy that they still won by a big margin. We'll be back with the presentation in a few moments.
Dhal Bellie: "Hi, this is Dhal Bellie from Guyana. I think West Indies did not have a good lunch. For the next match, they need to eat Hot Masala Goat Curry with Paratha Roti to get some energy."
Khaleel Ahmed after his three-wicket haul: "I thought there will be moisture in the evening, so I wanted to utilise it. And then when I found the swing, I decided to stick with that line and length. After joining Team India, I have been working on these skills. A lot of input from bowling coach Bharat Arun as well. So I implemented it after practicing for a few days. I had planned Samuels' wicket. I wanted him to feel I'm bowling the inswinger, but I chose to bowl the other one to him. It paid off. I like to appeal a lot because that makes the batsman uncomfortable, even if I can't get a wicket."
Guna: "Really impressed with Holder as a batsmen, bowler and Captain. The way he is holding this match with the help of tail says it all. He is the real HOLD between the top order and lower order for Westindies"
Venkat: "One thing is proven beyond doubt in this series. Kohli is a great batsman but an ordinary captain. No shame in that. Even Tendulkar was not a great captain. Time to find a new captain. May be Rohit."
Yatin: "Rohit Sharma has now single handedly beaten Sri Lanka and Windies. His 264 was 13 better than SL's 251 Today his 162 is 9 better than Windies's 153"
length ball on off, and turning into his pads. Looks to defend off the front foot, but the punch takes the inside edge to deep backward square
length ball on the stumps, tucked into the leg side
too full and driven to mid-off, where the man has to run to his left to clean up
Khaleel thinks he's ended the game, starts celebrating almost as soon as ball hits pad. But it clearly pitched outside leg. He has a massively disappointed expression on his face, but when he watches the replays he'll know why that wasn't given
length ball on the stumps, played back towards the bowler
good length outside off, and he tries to punch away from his body. Misses, through to the keeper
good length outside off, and angling away. Throws his hands at it, and cuts this square to point for a single
Nehal Kulkarni: "@guru Khaleel not bowling as they want to back bumrah with confidence of taking a wicket in the game. Khaleel does not feature in potential first playing eleven for the WC. That seems like the only reason to me" -- well, here he is now
full outside off, and the defensive shot takes the pad and flies over to the leg side. Kuldeep appeals again, but the umpire has already given it a legbye
extra flight outside off, and the googly goes away from Roach. Tries to drive, but the bat is nowhere near the ball. MSD whips the bails off, but Roach is alright
full on off, and turning into the batsman's pads. Misses the defense, and hits his front leg. A hopeful appeal from Kuldeep, but umpire Gould says no
full just outside off, and defended off the front foot. Soft hands, and the partnership has now lasted 40 balls!
flighted on middle, and he drills a straight drive past the non-striker's left to long off
extra flight and that makes it a full toss. Clipped off his boots to deep backward square leg for a walking single
Guru: "Why Khaleel is not bowling?" -- beats me
back of a length outside off, and he rides the bounce to tiptoe and flat-bat a pull down the ground. Intercepted by mid on
attempted yorker that doesn't land right. Full on off, and drilled down the ground to mid off
slower ball, overpitched outside off. Tapped late past backward point to Jadhav at third man
Dhaval : "This match have shown TWO things. The problem with WI and the good thing about India. WI needs to be consistent with their performances like the first 3 ODIs and India have shown their ability to bounce back after couple of bad days."
length ball outside off, and angling into off stump. Defended off the back foot towards the bowler
full on off, and he toe-ends a defensive shot into the pads. Goes onto the back foot to try and keep this ball away
big appeal for lbw! But the umpire says no. Full on middle stump and he misses the defensive shot off the back foot. Hits his front leg and dribbles away to the leg side. They scamper across for a single, and there's a direct hit at the bowler's end. Roach is in... by a country mile