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Monday, June 13, 2011

Won INDIA one day series with 3-0 lead.

It was a superb unbeaten 86 from Rohit Sharma that led India to a three-wicket victory over West Indies Saturday to secure the five-match day series for the tourists who now have an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Sharma led India's recovery from 92 for six as they chased down 226 at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium.

An 88-run partnership with Harbhajan Singh (41) put India back in contention & then Praveen Kumar (25 not out) saw the tourists through to a comfortable victory with 22 balls to spare.

It was a day for lower order contributions with West Indies only managing to set a first rate target thanks to an excellent 92 not out from 84 balls by Jamaican Andre Russell.

Russell's score is the highest made by a number nine batsman in one-day internationals & included a 78-run partnership with wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh as the Caribbean side recovered from 85-6.

The giant hitting innings included six fours & sixes as the success-starved home crowd were finally treated to some entertainment.

Six times again West Indies struggled against spin with leg-spinner Amit Mishra taking 3-28 from his0 allotted overs.

Opener Lendl Simmons again was the pick of the West Indies batsmen with 45 before Mishra had him caught by Virat Kohli at slip but the middle order again failed.

That was a game that got away from us, said West Indies captain Darren Sammy.

India's innings had a similar structure with opener Parthiv Patel hitting 46 but no-one else making a major contribution until Sharma's large knock turned the game.

Russell & Baugh got us back in to it & the fellows were confident but they lacked the killer instinct after taking early wickets.

We have not been getting runs at the top & they lacked the finishing touch he said.

With the series in the bag, India skipper Suresh Raina said he would rotate the squad in the final games before the check series begins.

We have a couple of guys sitting on the bench & I hope everyone gets a chance in the last games,he said.

Russell & Baugh got us back in to it & the fellows were confident but they lacked the killer instinct after taking early wicket.
Darren Sammy West Indies skipper

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