India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: ‘Tough one for us’ – West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran after series whitewash | Cricket News

PORT OF SPAIN: After suffering a crushing defeat in the ODI three-game series against India, West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran said that although the 0-3 scoreline was “tough” for the team, the guests eagerly await the Next T20I series.
Best spinner bowling spells Yuzvendra Chahal and pacers Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur helped India crush West Indies by 119 runs (DLS method) in the third and final ODI of the series in the rain here at Queen’s Park Oval on Thursday.
“It was difficult for us. We did a lot of good things in the first two games. I think we gave our best, the boys performed well. But there were a lot of games in a short time,” Pooran said during the post-match presentation.

Rain reduced India’s innings to 225/3 in 36 overs, as openers Shikhar Dhawan (58) Shubman Gill (98 not out) led the batting rating with a 113 partnership at the top.
Chasing a revised DLS target of 257 in 35 overs, the West Indies batters never looked like they were in the game. The hosts fell prey to a world-class bowling attack with their reckless shot selection and were knocked out for 137 in 26 overs.
Chahal (4/17), Siraj (2/14) and Thakur (2/17) were extremely economical and delivered timely shots to keep the Windies on the mat.

“As a batting group, it was going to be a challenge with DLS coming in. We got a few partnerships, but not as many as we wanted. It cost us the game,” Pooran said.
“We won a lot in this series after coming from Guyana. The bowlers played well on the power play. They didn’t get any wickets but it’s ok. The guys are getting more confident with every game. Very excited with our T20 team, looking forward to Friday’s game,” he added.
The five games of the T20I series are scheduled for July 29, August 1, August 2, August 6 and August 7.

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