Terrific performances in all three departments helped India crush the West Indies by 224 runs in the fourth One Day International (ODI) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. With the clinical win against the visitors, India now lead the five-match series 2-1 with one match to go. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3-13) and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3-42) starred with the ball as India bundled out the Windies for a paltry 153 in 36.2 overs.
Chasing a mammoth target of 378, the visitors got off to a poor start with Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissing Chandrapaul Hemraj (14) in the fifth over. Shai Hope (0) and opener Kieran Powell (4) too didn’t stick around for too long, thanks to some brilliant fielding from Kuldeep and Virat Kohli. With the Windies team reeling at 20 for three, Khaleel ruthlessly tore apart the visitors’ middle-order.
The youngster dismissed Shimron Hetmyer (13), Marlon Samuels (18) and Rovman Powell (1) in quick succession, helping India tighten their grip on the match. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja then wrapped up the lower middle-order, helping India register a comprehensive victory. Khaleel and Kuldeep clinched three wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja bagged a wicket apiece.