5th ODI: Rohit, Kohli chase down Windies total in 14.5 overs, clinch series 3-1

WION Web Team
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Published: Nov 01, 2018, 05.17 PM(IST)

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma (L) celebrates with team captain Virat Kohli. Photograph:( AFP )

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Opener Rohit Sharma slammed a half-century, supported by skipper Virat Kohli at the other end, to chase down a paltry target of 105 runs. 

India won the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) against West Indies in just 14.5 overs to clinch the series 3-1, after the third match ended in a tie.

Opener Rohit Sharma slammed a half-century, supported by skipper Virat Kohli at the other end, to chase down a paltry target of 105 runs. 

Both Rohit and Kohli remained unbeaten making 66 and 33 runs respectively. The two established a partnership of 99 runs in 79 balls, after opener Shikhar Dhawan fell early for six runs.

Earlier, West Indies were bowled out for their lowest ever one-day score with spinner Ravindra Jadeja taking four wickets.

The tourists had made just 104 in the fifth one-day international.

Electing to bat, Windies survived just 31.5 of their 50 overs under the overcast skies with skipper Jason Holder becoming the top scorer with 25, and Marlon Samuels 24. 

Apart from Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed took two wickets apiece while Bhuvneshwar Kumar clinched just one wicket.

The two sides now head to Kolkata for the first of three Twenty20 internationals on November 4.

Brief scores: 

West Indies: 103 all out in 31.5 overs (Holder 25; Ahmed 2/29, Jadeja 4/33, Bumrah 2/11).

India: 105/1 in 14.5 overs (Rohit Sharma not out 63, Virat Kohli not out 33)

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