WI 189/9 (50.0 Ovs)
IND 178-all out (49.4 Ovs)
Scored just 189 with all of the top five going past 20 but not bettering 36. Ajinkya Rahane scored yet another fifty but it was eventually MS Dhoni’s 114-ball 54 which changed the game in the favour of the hosts. Skipper Jason Holder’s 5 for 27, with some excellent bowling in the death, ensured India were bowled out in the 50th over.
Stats highlights from the fourth ODI from North Sound:
1 Totals lower than 189 defended by West Indies at home in ODIs (full matches). They defended 127 against England in Kingstown in 1981, winning by two runs. The only lower score they successfully defended against India was 187 in Guwahati in 1987.
Most dots in an ODI innings for MS Dhoni:
70 v WI, North Sound *
69 v WI, Kingston, 2009
68 v SL, Jaipur, 2005
61 v Eng, Jamshedpur, 2006
Best figures by WI captains in ODIs
6/41 V Richards v Ind, Delhi, 1989
6/43 Dwayne Bravo v Zim, POS, 2013
5/27 J HOLDER v Ind *
Smallest totals defended by WI vs Ind in ODIs:
187/7 Guwahati, 1987
189/9 NORTH SOUND, 2017 *
190/6 Toronto, 1999
Jason Holder, Man of the Match: Extremely pleased with the guys. Obviously a few heads had dropped at the halfway stage. It took a big effort and credit to all the bowlers. Everyone came in and gave it their all. The fielding was also supportive. It shows if we believe, we can compete. Throughout the series we have spoken about getting wickets with the new ball, India’s top-order has done the scoring; removing Shikhar Dhawan and Rahane was important as their middle-order has done very less work. In his second game, Williams showed a lot of maturity; came in and showed a lot of heart. It (batting) is an area of concern. 250 is a par score, but we have another game to turn it around. The good thing is that the series is still alive. I always believe in myself. I have been bowling well so far, the only criticism is with my back end bowling. We have to show heart. We have to show fight. If we put our minds, we give it all, we can get a good result.
Virat Kohli: Not really. We bowled really well to restrict them to 189. But our shot selection was not up to the mark. Even losing crucial wickets at crucial times; low scoring games can be tricky to chase. Credit to Windies bowlers, bowled tight lines and put pressure on our batsmen to commit those mistakes. It felt a bit two-paced. The new ball was fine, but it was slow after that. I don’t think there was much in the pitch. Definitely the batting and shot selection is something that will have to look into going into the final game. I am sure the boys will want to come back strong and fresh and see how things go. We need a complete performance and today wasn’t one. The bowlers were right up to the mark and the fielders as well. The intensity was really good. We just have to put it behind us and come back stronger.