Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav throughout the three-match ODI series, bamboozled the West Indian batters. He looked ominous again and in a good bowling rhythm, picking up two wickets on Tuesday during the third ODI at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
Unfortunately, he was denied the third wicket of the last ball in the 35th over. This was after the chinaman delivered a peach of a delivery to Jayden Seales and the on-field umpire Michael Gough gave the batter out for a catch.
Seales then challenged the decision and ultra edge showed the batter did not get any nick on the bat. Then the third umpire looked for LBW only to find out the impact was umpire calls, and since Gough had not given out the for LBW, Kuldeep was denied a wicket.
Seales, after the lucky break, could not survive longer as he got out three balls later. Shadrdul Thakur picked his wicket as India outclassed West Indies by a whopping 200 runs in the third ODI to win the series 2-1
Earlier in the day West Indies skipper Shai Hope put India to bat first. Shubman Gill, who has had a quiet Caribbean sojourn so far, finally found some rhythm with 85 off 92 balls and his opening stand of 143 with an in-form Ishan Kishan (77 off 64 balls) set the platform for a commanding score of 351 for 5 after being put into bat.
Sanju Samson (51 off 41 balls) made a compelling case to be picked as a reserve middle-order batter while skipper Hardik Pandya’s (52-ball-70 not out) five sixes and four boundaries added the finishing flourish on a good batting strip.
The chase was always out of question and Mukesh Kumar’s three-wicket burst with some quality seam bowling in the first Powerplay dashed West Indies’ hopes as they were shot out for 151 in only 35.3 overs. Gudakesh Motie (39 not out) and Alzarri Joseph (26) delayed the inevitable with a 55-run stand for the ninth wicket