West Indies who already lost the ODI Series have crushed India in the Fourth ODI by a huge margin of 103 runs at North Sound. India chasing 250 to go 4-0 up were bundled out for 146!
Put into bat first, the hosts recovered superbly from a poor position of 103 for 5 posted 249 for 8 with the big hitting Kieron Pollard coming good through a knock of 70 from 72 balls (from 6 fours and 2 sixes). Lendl Simmons, the opening batsman provided some impetus at the start with his 67 from 78 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. Praveen Kumar was the most successful bowler with figures of 10-3-37-3.
In the run chase, India was on the backfoot at 62 for 3 in the 17th over. Both Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan threw their wickets with needless slogs to bat India out of the contest. India was out of contention at 124 for 7 and soon was bowled out for 146 in 39 overs. Leggie Anthony Martin was the star taking 4 for 36 in his 10 overs to get the Man of the Match while Andre Russell bowled with sharps speeds to take 3 for 16 in 7 overs.
- BV Swagath