India Beat West Indies by 34 runs to Won ODI series 4-1: Manoj Tiwary’s maiden one-day hundred helped India beat West Indies by 34 runs in the fifth and final match at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai to wrap up the five-match ODI series 4-1. India’s stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against the West Indies in Chennai on Sunday. Gambhir took over from Virender Sehwag, who was rested after making one-day cricket’s highest score of 219 in the previous match in Indore.
After scoring a competitive 267/6, young India attack bowled West Indies out for 233 in 44.1 overs to end the series on a high. Ravindra Jadeja (3-62) led the young attack with pacers Irfan Pathan (2-42) and Abhimanyu Mithun (2-32) chipping in with two early wickets each.
Pollard hit ten huge sixes and four boundaries in his mesmerizing 110-ball innings before part-time spinner Suresh Raina got better of him in the 45th over. Pollard almost single-handedly took the visitors to victory with some out-of-the-world sixes but other Windies batsmen failed to give him partnership except Andre Russell (53). India already have an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the series.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons, Jason Mohammed, Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine, Anthony Martin.
India: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Rahul Sharma, Abhimanyu Mithun.
Umpires: Tony Hill (NZ) and Sudhir Asnani (IND), TV umpire: Vineet Kulkarni (IND)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)