Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

N Pooran
89(64) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 14 10 11 13 8 14 18
V Kohli
V Kohli
85(81) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
15 4 15 5 16 6 4 20

Best performances - Bowlers

KMA Paul
O9.4
M0
R59
W3
Eco6.10
1
2651380
3
6
0
0
0
0
28
yes
0
0
8
feedback
0
1
1
222004
2
1
current bowler
2451185
1
6
72509
0
0
4
0
0
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
NA Saini
O10
M0
R58
W2
Eco5.80
1
2651369
3
6
1
1
0
1
33
yes
0
0
8
feedback
0
1
1
222003
1
0
-
2451195
0
4
74633
1
0
6
0
1
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 316/6 | RR: 6.49

  • Ravindra Jadeja39 (31b)
  • Shardul Thakur17 (6b)
  • Keemo Paul9.4-0-59-3
  • Sheldon Cottrell10-1-74-1

10:09pm And that is all we have from this series. Thanks for joining us. We'll see you soon.

Virat Kohli: Having done it so many times, you obviously have a bit more calmness and you understand how the dew is playing and all you need is a short partnership. From there the opposition usually crumbles. It was outstanding to see others finishing the game. Honestly when I got out I had a nervous phase, but I looked back at Jaddu and he looked confident. They just changed the game in three overs. Watching from outside is way more difficult.

2019 has been one of the best years for Indian cricket. Apart from the 30 minutes in the World Cup, it's been a great year. We'll keep chasing that ICC trophy. But apart from that, the way we've played has been satisfying. Having a bunch of fast bowlers who can bowl out any opposition anywhere - them taking the attention away from the spinners in India is a huge achievement. We feel we have it in us to win series overseas, not just the odd game. We are in the process of trying out people, see how they react under pressure. Whether people want to accept it or not, the younger people will have to step up in a few years.

Rohit Sharma: It was a decider, we wanted to win this game. We've always seen it in Cuttack, especially, it's a good batting track. We wanted to make runs upfront. But the way Virat and KL batted and Jadeja at the end. I quite enjoyed Shardul's pull shot, even if it was a top edge. Extremely grateful for the year I've had. A World Cup victory would have been nice but as a team, throughout the year, whether red ball or white ball cricket, the team came together really well. Personally I've enjoyed batting, but there's no way I'm stopping. There's an exciting year coming up. I understand my batting really well. I want to play within my limits, knowing the gameplan you want to execute is very important. Even in the red ball format, against South africa it was going to be challenging. Once we start traveling, we want to win games and stay on top of the table.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Series.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match.

Kieron Pollard: I don't think there's much to be disappointed about. Obviously results matter but if you look at where we are from where we've come from, I can't fault the boys, they showed their mettle. Well done to India and we competing with them was a positive. Lot of exciting talent here. It's just a matter of allowing them to express themselves. There's a lot to look forward to in the near future. I'm very very excited of what's to come.

Shardul Thakur: If I'd thought about Kohli getting out, I would just be under pressure. There was a set batsman at the other end. It was one of those days. I know I have the talent to bat at No. 8. If I can contribute these runs when the team needs me, I would be glad.

9:39pm And there are the fireworks again. India have sealed the series with eight balls to spare. West Indies challenged consistently throughout the series and came just short in some crucial moments. This target, itself, came after a late surge in their batting innings. Perhaps they will rue not having a few more in a tight finish like this. Sensational innings from Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard were outdone by India's top three - Rohit, Rahul, Kohli, all putting up fifties in a game where the middle order failed to make contributions. All of it sealed smartly by Jadeja at the end, with a cameo from Thakur adding the flair. 2-1.

48.5
1nb
Paul to Jadeja, 1 no ball, run out appeal is sent upstairs but the TV umpire has said that Keemo Paul has overstepped. Thakur had made his ground anyway. It was a length ball pushed into the leg side and the underarm throw hit the striker's stumps

Russell : "All I want for Christmas is a hatrick pretty please "

48.4
0
Paul to Jadeja, no run, full on middle stump, drilled straight to mid-on and this time it's Thakur saying no to the run
48.3
2
Paul to Jadeja, 2 runs, length outside off, leans in and punches to sweeper's left with some elegance. Got his weight nicely into that and picked up two to tie the scores

Back around the wicket

48.2
4
Paul to Jadeja, FOUR runs, calmly done. Slower bouncer down leg side. Allows that to come on and watches closely before nudging this fine

Goes over the wicket

48.1
0
Paul to Jadeja, no run, run out appeal but surely Thakur has been let off by mid-off. Full ball on off, driven firmly to mid-off. Thakur takes off and is sent back from about halfway up the pitch, slipped on his backside and had no chance. Except....the fieler decides to lob it back to the bowler and it is high and not useful at all. Thakur comes back

Amit Prakash: "Jadeja has to keep his record by not batting in 50th over, have it over by 49th." --- Keemo Paul will bowl the 49th

END OF OVER:
48 | 15 Runs | INDIA: 309/6 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.43, RRR: 3.50)

  • Ravindra Jadeja33 (26b)
  • Shardul Thakur17 (6b)
  • Sheldon Cottrell10-1-74-1
  • Keemo Paul9-0-52-3

Arunabh : "I was very vocal and critical about Shardul Thakur as an international player. Now, i am maintaining silence. "

47.6
1
Cottrell to Jadeja, 1 run, slower short ball outside off. Spanked on the up to deep midwicket

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st122RG SharmaKL Rahul
2nd45V KohliKL Rahul
3rd21V KohliSS Iyer
4th13V KohliRR Pant
5th27V KohliKM Jadhav
6th58RA JadejaV Kohli
7th30RA JadejaSN Thakur