So that's it from us for this game. India have taken an unassailable lead in the series and have totally outplayed the hosts in all the departments of the game. West Indies on the other hand will look to better their performance when they step out again at the same venue for the 4th ODI on 2nd July at 0900 local (1300 GMT). Until then, cheers and goodbye!
MAN OF THE MATCH, MS DHONI says that he hasn't been getting too much of an opportunity as the top order has been doing the bulk of the scoring. Reckons that it was a tough wicket to bat on. Mentions that there was variable bounce and pace on the wicket which made the deck too dicey. Informs that they had 250 runs on their mind and he is happy to have got it with the support of Kedar Jadhav. Adds that Kuldeep has played many domestic games but hardly has any experience in the international circuit, so he needs a bit more guidance on when to bowl which ball. Applauds Kuldeep Yadav for bowling really well in this game.
VIRAT KOHLI says that it was a very clinical performance. Reckons that it was a good toss to win for West Indies as it was a really tough wicket to bat on at the start. Credits Rahane, Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav for batting really well and helping them post a competitive total. Adds that the collective performance has helped them win most of the games. Feels that they might give others a chance in the upcoming games.
JASON HOLDER opines that his bowlers did well, especially with the new ball. Further says that they did well in the middle overs too but failed in the death overs. Accepts that this has been a frequently poor area for them. Applauds Williams for his debut. States that they need to improve in all departments to come back in the series.
India's spinners were brilliant, Ashwin and Kuldeep complimented each other wonderfully. They picked up three wickets apiece and choked the batsmen with their guile. Pandya too was effective, chipping in with two wickets at key moments for the visitors. Overall, a thumping win for the Indians. Earlier in the day, contrasting fifties from Dhoni and Rahane coupled with a cameo from Jadhav pushed India to a par score. Eventually, it proved way too many for West Indies.
A clinical performance by the Indians to go 2-0 up in the series. The target of 252 was going to be dicey on this two-paced surface but the hosts just didn't show any fight at all. Jason Mohammed and Rovman Powell were the only men to spend time in the middle, their 54-run stand keeping the Indian bowlers at bay for some time. However, once the stand was broken, the rest of the innings caved in with the last five wickets falling for just 17 runs.
Kedar Jadhav to Kesrick Williams
OUT! Kedar strikes on his very first ball! Fires it around off, Williams tries to defend it but plays down the wrong line. Fails to get bat to it and finds his stumps disturbed. An amazing performance from the visitors and INDIA WIN BY 93 RUNS!
Kedar Jadhav is called for a bowl.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo
Floated outside off, Bishoo prods forward in defence.
Bishoo gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Kesrick Williams
Williams pushes it towards the point region for a single.
Kesrick Williams is the last man in.
Ravichandran Ashwin to Miguel Cummins
OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his 150th ODI wicket! Floated around middle and leg, drifting into the pads, Cummins fails to clip it on the leg side. Gets rapped on the back pad and the players appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Cummins has to walk back to the pavilion. West Indies are falling like a pack of cards now. Ashwin also becomes the second fastest Indian spinner to reach this feat.
Cummins is beaten by the away spin.
Floated around middle and leg, Cummins clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
Kuldeep Yadav to Miguel Cummins
Cummins clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
Miguel Cummins walks out to bat.
Kuldeep Yadav to Jason Mohammed
OUT! Kuldeep strikes! Fuller in line of the stumps, Jason Mohammed goes for the sweep. Misses it completely as the ball just drops in front of the boot and goes on to hit his boot. The players appeal and the umpire is quick to raise his finger. Jason Mohammed is quick to opt for the review. Replays show that there was no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that the ball was pitched in line, impact was in line and it was going on to hit the stumps. Which means three reds and Mohammed has to walk back to the hut. Kuldeep gets his third.
Jason Mohammed has opted for the review. He has been ruled out LBW against Kuldeep Yadav.
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.