India hope to end on a high in last ODI against West Indies

Updated: 10 December 2011 13:58 IST

With the series under their belt, India would look to sign off on a winning note before heading off to the gruelling trip to Australia when they take on a spirited but inconsistent West Indies in the fifth and final one-dayer in Chennai on Sunday.

India hope to end on a high in last ODI against West Indies
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With the series under their belt, India would look to sign off on a winning note before heading off to the gruelling trip to Australia when they take on a spirited but inconsistent West Indies in the fifth and final one-dayer in Chennai on Sunday.

Stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag single-handedly plundered the West Indian bowling to not just become only the second batsman to notch up an ODI double hundred but also give India a decisive 3-1 lead in the five-match series in Indore.

This win is also Sehwag's first series triumph as captain. Sehwag is leading the side as regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested.

The young Indian side has done remarkably well in the series in the absence of senior players like MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh.

Statistics show that Indian dominance over the Caribbean team has been on the rise during the last decade and weather-permitting it is expected to continue even in Sunday's match.

Fortunately for cricket fans in Chennai, who have seen abandonment of domestic matches due to inclement weather in the recent past, sun has come out brightly and it has not rained during the last a week or more.

Top-order Indian batsmen like Rohit Sharma and, Virat Kholi have been among the runs in the series. Sehwag, who was struggling till the last match, roared back into form with the epic double hundred in the previous game.

Suresh Raina, though had not yet found his rhythm, despite a 55 at Indore. He has made just 62 runs in the four matches so far.

Topics : Cricket India West Indies India in West Indies, 2011 West Indies in India, 2011
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