India vs West Indies, 5th ODI

Preview: Brimming with confidence after the massive 224-run win in the penultimate game, India will be eyeing to register their eighth straight series win over the West Indies when they face off in the fifth and final contest of the rubber at the Greenfield global stadium on Thursday. You can watch video highlights of Ind vs Wi 5th ODI here.

Though Rohit's innings was majorly chanceless but he received a life in the eight over of the second innings when Windies pacer Oshane Thomas delivered a huge no-ball.

The home side, led by a brisk half-century from the in-form Rohit Sharma and an unbeaten knock of 33 from captain Virat Kohli, motored to 105 for one in 14.5 overs, to wrap up the contest even before the scheduled break. Rayudu also took a step ahead in cementing his place at No. 4 slot with a fine century in the previous game.

After the gruelling tour of England, the selectors gave Kohli a rest as Rohit Sharma led the side in the Asia Cup.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took 4-34, and pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah 2-11 from his six overs. "We were surprised West Indies batted", he added.

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Coming to the West Indies squad, batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope are the only two batsmen who have shown some fight against the home side. Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs two wickets to 100 scalps in ODIs.

Jason Holder, the Windies captain, confirmed the development while mentioning the personnel changes at the toss of the fifth ODI in Thiruvananthapuram. The top spot belongs to Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli who has scores 1202 runs with an average of 133.55.

After three overs, Jadeja then picked up Hetmyer.

The wickets of Keemo Paul (5), Kemar Roach (5) and Oshane Thomas for a duck followed soon after, as the Windies folded meekly.

Ashley Nurse experienced some pain on his Right Shoulder during the Fourth ODI in Mumbai and also went off the Field.

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