WIndies continue winning feeling

The West Indies have beaten India by 19 runs in the fifth and final one-day international in Trinidad to record a comprehensive 4-1 series victory.

India started the day well, in what would be Brian Lara’s last ODI for the West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval, with Rahul Dravid winning the toss and sending the West Indies into bat.

It initially proved to be a good move with Ajit Agarkar clean bowling Sewnarine Chattergoon for 0 to a delivery that shaped back into the batsman.

From this point onwards however, poor fielding and catching saw the West Indies go on to record 255-6 from their 50 overs.

Chris Gayle and Brian Lara provided the platform for the total with both batsman scoring patient fifties, while Dwayne Bravo accelerated the innings in the final twelve overs with an aggressive knock of 62 not out from 44 balls.

Surprisingly the best bowler for India was Virender Sehwag with 1-29 from 10 overs, while Ajit Agarkar took 2-44 from 10 overs.

India were immediately on the back foot in chasing 256 in losing Robin Uthappa for 0, and MS Dhoni for 14 shortly after.

Wickets continued to fall consistently throughout their innings, but Virender Sehwag stood firm and was playing an aggressive but controlled knock, and while he was at the crease, India still had a good chance of victory.

However, when Sehwag was dismissed for 95 by Jermone Taylor with the score at 186-7, India’s hopes went with him.

India finished 19 runs short, handing the West Indies a 4-1 series victory and what will be a huge boost of confidence following their disappointing tour of New Zealand earlier in the year.

The teams now head to Antigua for the first of four Test matches, with the first Test starting on 2nd June.

West Indies 255-6
Dwayne Bravo 62*, Ramnaresh Sarwan 52, Chris Gayle 51
Ajit Agarkar 2-44, Virender Sehwag 1-29

West Indies won by 4 wickets

India 236
Virender Sehwag 95, Yuvraj Singh 26, Harbhajan Singh 26
Dave Mohammed 3-39, Jerome Taylor 3-48

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