India win by 34 runs in 5th ODI, Series ...

India win by 34 runs in 5th ODI, Series win with 4-1 lead

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Published on: Dec 11, 2011

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West Indies tour of India, 5th ODI: India vs West Indies at Chennai, Dec 11, 2011. Toss: India won the toss and elected to bat first.

West Indies tour of India, 5th ODI: India vs West Indies at Chennai, Dec 11, 2011.

Toss: India won the toss and elected to bat first

Pollard sits in angst! Surely such a knock - 10 sixes and 4 fours in 119 off 110 balls - deserved a win, but his attempt to hit over long-on found a leaping Rahane in the way who holds onto a stunning catch. A win by 34 runs makes it a 4-1 scoreline in India's favour.

RavindraJadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he finished with the figures of 3 for 62.

The last 10 overs have produced just 52 runs for India for the loss of four wickets. Not the way they wanted it to end. But the Windies won't be complaining as at one stage it looked like they will be chasing in excess of 300. The 49th over played by Pathan was a maiden, clearly showing the comeback man was a bundle of nerves.

Kemar Roach struck gold for the visitors by first trapping AjinkyaRahane in front of his wickets, and then followed it up with the wicket of Parthiv Patel off the very next delivery as the batsman chopped one on to his stumps. Both the batsmen went for a blob, and it seems that the ball is keeping low right from the outset.

GautamGambhir has come out for the toss. Doesn't matter who is at the toss, for West Indies it's a loss. Darren Sammy calls heads, it lands tails, and India will bat first. Sehwag is enjoying a "well-earned" break, according to GG. R Ashwin is rested too. That makes way for IrfanPathan and AjinkyaRahane.

With the series already in the bag for the home team, Sunday's game provides an opportunity for the Indians to test their bench strength ahead of the Australian tour.

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