In the third ODI match of India tour of West Indies 2022, India defeated West Indies by 118 runs (D/L method) at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
India won the toss and elected to bat first. The Men in Blue had already bagged the series but yet they went all out in the final game as well. Both the openers, Shikhar Dhawan (58) and Shubman Gill (98*) gave India a positive start as both smashed a brilliant half-century. While Dhawan got out soon after scoring fifty, Shubman went on to score almost a hundred. The right-handed batsman hit seven fours and two sixes in his inning which took India to a very impressive total. The 22-year-old might have scored a century if it wasn’t for the rain. The match got affected by the rain and thus once resumed, it was reduced to 36 overs per side. At number three, Shreyas Iyer (44) also showed his class as he hit some quick runs at the end which helped India to get to a total of 225/3 in 36 overs.
With the D/L method coming into play, West Indies needed 257 runs to win the final ODI. Shai Hope (22) gave WI a decent start but got no support from the other end. Brandon King (42) and Nicholas Pooran (42) were the only other batsmen who got some runs but both couldn’t manage to take the game to the end. West Indies were bowled out in just 26 overs for 137 runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal was magical with the ball as he grabbed four wickets. Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj also scalped two wickets each. Along with them, Axar Patel and Prasidh Krishna got one wicket each.
For WI, it was Hayden Walsh who was at luck when it came to wickets. The leg break bowler plucked two wickets and with him, Akeal Hosein got one wicket.
Gill was awarded Man of the Match for his scintillating batting display. With this win, India have whitewashed West Indies in a 3-match ODI series and will now look to do the same in the T20 format.
India: 225/3, Overs 36, Shubman Gill 98*, Hayden Walsh 2/57
West Indies: 137/10, Overs 26, Nicholas Pooran 42, Yuzvendra Chahal 4/17