CRICKET: West Indies no match for India in deciding ODI
West Indies suffered a five-wicket defeat to India today in the third and final One-Day International in Kanpur to lose the series 2-1.
Sent in to bat, West Indies posted a competitive 263 for five courtesy of a late flourish from Darren Bravo and Darren Sammy.
The two added an undefeated 67 runs for the sixth wicket with Bravo scoring 51 from 53 balls and Sammy 37 from 29 balls.
Jamaican all-rounder Marlon Samuels top scored for West Indies with 71 from 93 balls, while Kieran Powell hit 70 from 81 balls.
However, Shikhar Dhawan set up victory for India with a sparkling century as the hosts set 264 for victory replied with 266 for five with 23 balls to spare.
Dhawan scored an attacking 119 off 95 balls, while Yuvraj Singh supported with 55 from 74 balls, Suresh Raina hit 34 from 43 balls and captain MS Dhoni scored run-a-ball 23.
For West Indies, Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Naraine stood out.
Rampaul finished with two for 55 from his 10 overs, while Narine bowled a stingy spell to finish with one for 32 off 10 overs.
Captain Dwayne Bravo also picked up two wickets.
He ended with two for 57 off 10 overs.
Earlier in tour, West Indies were beaten 2-0 in the two-match Test series.
Both matches finished inside three days.
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