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West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, St Lucia

1. The frequent rain intervals ensured that the match would be a truncated one, increasing the prospects of a close encounter which is what transpired in the end.

2. Chris Gayle looked in destructive mood, but edged a catch to MS Dhoni off Ashish Nehra while chasing a wide delivery. His wicket gave India the early advantage.

3. Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul added 47 in quick time to help boost West Indies to a challenging total, which India didn't find too easy to scale down.

4. The opening stand of 84 between Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir laid a solid foundation for the subsequent batsmen to build on in pursuit of 159.

5. MS Dhoni put in his third impressive performance in a row , holding his nerve in the end, striking a decisive six off Jerome Taylor in the final over to take India to thrilling win and a 2-1 series lead.