India wins 5th O.D.I. by 34 runs

West Indies’ batsman Kieron Pollard, center facing camera, hugs teammate Anthony Martin, back to camera, to celebrate scoring a century as India’s fielder Suresh Raina watches during their fifth one-day international cricket match in Chennai, India, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

India defeated the West Indies by 34 runs in the fifth one-day international winning the series 4-1.

India batted first and scored 267 for 6 in their 50 overs. Opening batsman Gautham Gambir captained India because of the absence of Virender Sehwag.

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach picked up two early wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv Patel with his second and third balls leaving India on two wickets for one run.

Captain Gambir and Manoj Tiwary stood up and gathered a partnership of 83 runs for the third wicket. After Gambir fell for 31, Virart Kohli and Tiwary progressed to a partnership of 80 runs from 85 balls.

Manoj Tiwary Scored 104 Runs

From 126 Balls

A good knock from Tiwary 104 runs from 126 balls with 10 fours and a 6 and Kohli 80 runs from 85 balls, brought back India into the game reaching 267 for 6 after 50 overs. For the West Indies, Kemar Roach picked up 2 for 46, Anthony Martin 2 for 47 and Sunil Narine 1 for 41.

Windies Stumbled At 36 For 4

After 10 Overs

West Indies started their chase of 268 runs for victory in a bad fashion with Lendl Simmons being trapped first ball off left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan.

Kieron Powell went for 15 runs with three fours, Marlon Samuels for 6 and Jason Mohammed for 2. Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin came together but Ramdin fell as soon as he had settled in. West Indies were 66 runs for 5 wickets when Andre Russell joined Pollard.

Kieron Pollard Scored 119 Runs Off 110

Balls With 10 Sixes And 4 Fours

Kieron Pollard 119 runs off 110 balls with 14 boundaries and he shared a partnership of 89 runs with Andre Russell who scored 53 before he was run out in the 29th over.

West Indies fell short by 34 runs after scoring 233 runs all out in 44 overs. For India, Rahul Sharma picked up 1 for 45, Abhimanyu Mithun 2 for 32, Ra Jadeja 3 for 62, Suresh Raina 1 for 24 and Ifan Pathan 2 for 42. India defeated the West Indies 4-1 in the five-match series.

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