India vs. West Indies, 3rd ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Kanpur

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India vs. West Indies, 3rd ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Kanpur
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India won the one-day international series against the West Indies with a five-wicket victory in Kanpur.

Chasing 264 to win, Shikhar Dhawan hit a century in a third-wicket partnership of 129 with Yuvraj Singh.

The home side reached their target with 23 balls to spare, with Dhawan making 119 and India captain Mahendra Dhoni hitting the winning runs.

3rd ODI: India v West Indies at Kanpur
West Indies 263-5 (50 Overs)
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
J Charles† b Kumar 11 20
KOA Powell c Dhawan b Ashwin 70 81
MN Samuels b Ashwin 71 93
DM Bravo not out 51 53
LMP Simmons c †Dhoni b Jadeja 13 14
DJ Bravo* c Ashwin b Mohammed Shami 4 11
DJG Sammy not out 37 29
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 6
Bowler O M R W
B Kumar 8 0 42 1
MM Sharma 7 0 47 0
Mohammed Shami 10 1 49 1
R Ashwin 10 0 45 2
SK Raina 5 0 29 0
RA Jadeja 10 0 49 1
India 266-5 (46.1 Overs)
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
RG Sharma c DJ Bravo b Rampaul 4 14
S Dhawan c & b DJ Bravo 119 95
V Kohli c †Charles b Rampaul 19 18
Yuvraj Singh c DJ Bravo b Narine 55 74
SK Raina c †Charles b DJ Bravo 34 43
MS Dhoni*† not out 19 22
RA Jadeja not out 2 11
Extras (lb 5, w 4, nb 1) 10
Bowler O M R W
R Rampaul 10 1 55 2
JO Holder 6 0 47 0
DJ Bravo 10 0 57 2
SP Narine 10 1 32 1
DJG Sammy 3 0 22 0
LMP Simmons 3 0 17 0
V Permaul 4.1 0 31 0


The tourists made a competitive 263 for five thanks to 70 from Kieran Powell and 71 from Marlon Samuels.

After the loss of Johnson Charles in the fifth over, Powell and Samuels put on 117 for the second wicket.

Powell hit nine boundaries in his 81-ball knock before falling to Ravichandran Ashwin in the 30th over, and Samuels followed six overs later, bowled through the gate by the off-spinner.

Darren Bravo (51 not out) and captain Darren Sammy put on an unbeaten 67-run stand for the sixth wicket to give the visitors hope of clinching the series 2-1.

Their hopes were buoyed by the dismissals of Rohit Sharma and the world's No.1 ODI batsman, Virat Kohli, inside nine overs by Ravi Rampaul.

However, Dhawan and Yuvraj took the game away, with the opener making his fifth ODI century in just his 28th match.

Yuvraj made 55 before falling to Sunil Narine in the 31st over, and a tired Dhawan followed seven overs later after stroking 20 boundaries in his 95-ball innings.

He was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo, who then removed Suresh Raina for 34. The home victory was never in doubt, however, and Dhoni slashed a boundary past point to wrap up the match. 

India won the opening match of the series in Kochi last week, but the men from the Caribbean leveled the series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.


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