Ind vs WI 3rd ODI: Ishan Kishan’s Explosive Start Seals Victory

India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI: Ishan Kishan starts, bowlers end, West Indies beat by 200 runs in ODI series decider

Ishan Kishan
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The left-hander’s opening partnership of 77 off 64 balls and 143 off 118 balls with Gill laid the foundation for Mukesh and Shardul’s score of 351/5 through the hosts’ line-up.

If Ishan Kishan is not given more runs in the upcoming Asia Cup and beyond, his three consecutive fifties in ODIs against West Indies will be of no use. He batted with his left hand and his specific role was to be aggressive against the bowler from the beginning and he carried it out selflessly. Undoubtedly, there are some flaws in the West Indies bowling these days, especially with the new ball.

Ishan Kishan could have taken a catch in the second over, but the reliever did not curtail his aggressive streak.

Eight fours and three sixes came from his bat, not always from the sweet spot but the operative word throughout the exercise was ‘intent’, the 50-over game being an extended version of the fast T20 format.

His innings of 77 off 64 balls continued his good form in the Caribbean. An opening partnership of 143 off 118 balls with Shubman Gill led to India’s final score of 351/5, resulting in a 200-run victory, a wide margin in the Test match and a massive victory in the ODIs.

West Indies’ target never got off the ground as a triple strike by Mukesh Kumar (3/30) reduced them to 17/3 in the seventh over. The match soon turned into a contest and the home side were reduced to 88/8 before the half-way stage of the innings. Alzari Joseph and Gudakesh Moti put on a 55-run partnership to prevent destruction in good measure, but it only delayed the inevitable.

Shardul Thakur (4/37) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/25) picked up some easy wickets as West Indies were bowled out for 151 in 35.3 overs, suggesting their win in the second ODI was an exception and a big win remains. . The difference between the teams is that India does not have many first-choice players.

After being ruled out of the second ODI in Barbados on Saturday, regular captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have also been ruled out of the series decider. Head coach Rahul Dravid insisted that the team is not too concerned about the result of each match and each series and is trying to test the players ahead of the World Cup in two months’ time.

Does this mean Ishan Kishan is now in the reckoning to replace Rohit as the opener? Due to the talent pool that India has, there are always players available to try out. But at the height of a major event, a think tank should at least have a broad idea of its best 11 or 15 – which may not necessarily be the case in India.

Gill scored 80 on Tuesday and broke his bad streak at the top but he had trouble finding his flow in the second half of his innings. Sanju Samson stayed in the contest with a one-ball-best 51 but got out easily, not the first time in his career that he had enough overs to bat and score a big score. Score and Impact. But Ishan Kishan and Samson, who could compete for a place in the World Cup squad, pushed the Indian run rate past seven per over, with most of the innings left to capitalize.

3rd successive half-century in the ODI series for Ishan Kishan – BCCI

Suryakumar Yadav was cast as the finisher as he failed to live up to expectations in the line-up and stand-in captain Hardik Pandya managed to revive the scoring rate by going from six to six with 10 overs to spare. fell go In the death overs, a batsman doesn’t need to consistently play fluently but needs to get some big hits that make all the difference, and Surya showed his 360-degree skills with a hawk and a shot at fine leg. Slice on point, both shots go for maximum. But a 30-ball 35 doesn’t answer all questions about his efficiency in the 50-over format.

Pandya showed his brilliance in the last few overs and scored a fifty off 45 balls. His long levers make him particularly strong against both the full ball and the short, and his attack on Romario Shepherd in the 50th over saw the team pass 350 for India after batting efforts from Ishan Kishan and Samson. , Pandya scored 70 runs off 52 balls when the innings was losing momentum at the crucial stage.

3rd ODI Scorecard

The wicket in the first men’s ODI hosted at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Taruba, Trinidad, slowed as the innings progressed, with West Indies captain Shai Hope’s decision to field first at the toss being debated. There was a hint of early movement, but the home team’s bowlers lacked the consistency to capitalize on it. The only bowler who exercised any sort of control over the Indian batting line-up was left-arm spinner Moti, who finished with figures of 1/38 in 10 overs, including a maiden. All other bowlers scored more than six runs per over. Leg-spinner Yannick Kariya got some purchase from the surface but was caught in the batsmen’s eyes.

Having made good use of the favorable conditions at Kensington Oval in the previous match, his bowling missed both sides of the wicket, giving Gill and Ishan Kishan a chance to get off to a flying start. Joseph is regarded as West Indies’ premier bowler in this format, but now is the time for him to step up. After a disappointing Test series where he was mostly irregular, Joseph’s figures of 1/77 in 10 overs let the team down again. Jayden Sills was on target at both the start and end of the innings, conceding more than nine runs per over in his eight overs.

The less said about the West Indies fielding, the better. Along with getting Ishan Kishan out early, the error proved costly, the ground fielding and delivery reaching ridiculous proportions. Apart from conceding extra runs, there were also reduced potential run-out opportunities due to poor out-cricket, one of the main reasons for West Indies’ defeat in the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

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