4th ODI (D/N), Brabourne, October 29, 2018, West Indies tour of India
(36.2/50 ov, T:378) 153

India won by 224 runs

Player Of The Match
162 (137) & 3 catches
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Scorecard summary
India 377/5(50 overs)
Rohit Sharma 162 (137)
Kemar Roach2/74 (10)
Ashley Nurse1/57 (8)
West Indies 153/10(36.2 overs)
Keemo Paul 19 (18)
Kuldeep Yadav3/42 (8.2)

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!"

8.36pm Refresh your ESPNcricinfo homepages to enjoy our MATCH DAY show with Ajit Agarkar and Phil Simmons. And we'll also have the post-match presentation in a few moments.

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"

Kuldeep to Roach, OUT

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!

Kemar Roach b Kuldeep Yadav 6 (27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22
Kuldeep to Holder, 1 run

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

end of over 362 runs
WI: 152/9CRR: 4.22 RRR: 16.14
Kemar Roach6 (26b)
Jason Holder53 (69b 1x4 2x6)
Khaleel Ahmed 5-0-13-3
Kuldeep Yadav 8-0-41-2
Khaleel Ahmed to Roach, no run

length ball on the stumps, tucked into the leg side

Khaleel Ahmed to Holder, 1 run

too full and driven to mid-off, where the man has to run to his left to clean up

Khaleel Ahmed to Holder, no run

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

Khaleel Ahmed to Holder, no run

length ball on the stumps, played back towards the bowler

Khaleel Ahmed to Holder, no run

good length outside off, and he tries to punch away from his body. Misses, through to the keeper

Khaleel Ahmed to Roach, 1 run

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

end of over 353 runs
WI: 150/9CRR: 4.28 RRR: 15.20
Kemar Roach5 (24b)
Jason Holder52 (65b 1x4 2x6)
Kuldeep Yadav 8-0-41-2
Jasprit Bumrah 8-1-25-0
Kuldeep to Roach, 1 leg bye

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

Kuldeep to Roach, no run

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

Kuldeep to Roach, no run

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

Kuldeep to Roach, no run

full just outside off, and defended off the front foot. Soft hands, and the partnership has now lasted 40 balls!

Kuldeep to Holder, 1 run

flighted on middle, and he drills a straight drive past the non-striker's left to long off

Kuldeep to Roach, 1 run

extra flight and that makes it a full toss. Clipped off his boots to deep backward square leg for a walking single

end of over 342 runs
WI: 147/9CRR: 4.32 RRR: 14.43
Jason Holder51 (64b 1x4 2x6)
Kemar Roach4 (19b)
Jasprit Bumrah 8-1-25-0
Ravindra Jadeja 10-1-39-1

Guru: "Why Khaleel is not bowling?" -- beats me

Bumrah to Holder, no run

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

Bumrah to Holder, no run

attempted yorker that doesn't land right. Full on off, and drilled down the ground to mid off

Bumrah to Roach, 1 run

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."

Bumrah to Roach, no run

length ball outside off, and angling into off stump. Defended off the back foot towards the bowler

Bumrah to Roach, no run

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

Bumrah to Holder, 1 run

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

Best performances - batters
RG Sharma
162 runs (137)
20 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
29 runs
5 fours1 six
AT Rayudu
100 runs (81)
8 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
24 runs
1 four3 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
KK Ahmed
Kuldeep Yadav
Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 4063
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days29 October 2018 - daynight (50-over match)
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