India vs West Indies, 5th ODI: Five unnoticed things from the match

Florence Fletcher
November 2, 2018

While Virat Kohli-led team India made no changes in the playing XI that won the Monday's game, visitors made 2 changes in a bid to level the series in which they now trailed 1-2.

Fast bowler Oshane Thomas bowled opener Shikhar Dhawan for six but the wicket proved just a hiccup in India's march towards an easy win. The second game was a tie.

"The selector felt that in T20 format, Rishabh Pant can be given a chance, he [Dhoni] anyway plays ODIs for us regularly". The second match ended in an exciting draw while the visitors outplayed India in the third ODI to claim their first and only victory of the tour.

Rohit Sharma made an unbeaten 63 and captain Virat Kohli hit 33 as India chased down their target in 14.5 overs.

West Indies: 1 Kieran Powell, 2 Shai Hope (wk), 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Rovman Powell, 6 Jason Holder (capt), 7 Fabian Allen, 8 Keemo Paul, 9 Devendra Bishoo, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Oshane Thomas. Ravindra Jadeja starred with the ball before Rohit registered yet another half-century as India won by mine wickets.

The two sides now head to Kolkata on Sunday for the first of three T20 internationals.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.

This was India's sixth ODI series win on the trot at home. Whenever I come on the field, try and give my best.

Change-room atmosphere is very important, and when you play like that, the energy is always good.

The return of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has intensified Indian pace attack while youngster Khaleel Ahmed also found his form in the 4th ODI where he picked three key wickets and dismantled West Indies batting. He went past Sachin Tendulkar at CCI during the fourth ODI and is only behind MS Dhoni among Indians.

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