A total anti-climax to what has been happening in the first 3 ODIs. For the first time in this series, the Windies did not fire with the bat at all. They will be hoping to forget tonight's game and come out refreshed for the final ODI in Thiruvananthapuram, on Thursday, November 1, at 1330 local (0800 GMT). Do join us then. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Man of the Match Rohit Sharma says he has been practicing some slip catching for a while and it was good to hold on to some catches today at first slip. Adds further that it is a bit tricky to field in the slips, especially to Kuldeep, but he reckons that playing him in the nets has helped him in fielding in the slips. Mentions that it was a clinical performance while batting as after losing 2 quick wickets they played well to come up with a big, match-winning partnership which helped them put a big total on the board. Ends by saying that it is very heartening to see such kind of a performance from the bowlers.
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli says he is happy that they ticked all boxes in all three departments pretty well. Adds further that in the last game, the Windies put them under pressure and reckons that his team did really well today to bounce back with such a performance. Credits Ambati Rayudu for the way he batted at number four position. Ends by saying that the youngster Khaleel Ahmed is an exciting talent and if the pitch has something to offer, he can be a good force to reckon with.
The Windies captain Jason Holder admits that they did not play well enough today. Feels that they gave away too many runs in the first innings. Adds further that during their batting their batsmen did not apply themselves well in the middle and hence they lost early wickets which meant that they were behind in the game from the very beginning. Ends by saying that probably he may come higher up the order from the next game.
Sanjay Manjrekar on the ropes is seen interviewing the youngster, Khaleel Ahmed, who says that he had hoped that there will be some moisture in the wicket which will help him and that is exactly what he got. Informs that he is working on his bowling and practicing hard in the nets. Reckons that he has practiced well and today the execution of the plans was much better. Regarding the wicket of Samuels, he mentions that the batsman was expecting an inward shaping delivery but the ball went away taking the outside edge of Marlon's bat. Adds further that there is no harm in appealing when there is a chance of getting a wicket. Ends by saying that he will look to continue with such good performances in future as well.
Virat Kohli will be a pleased man tonight. His bowling and fielding were top notch when it mattered the most, but, it turned a bit clumsy towards the end. Khaleel Ahmed was in prime form, making the ball move both ways and nipped out three wickets. Kuldeep Yadav also claimed a 3-fer and altogether it was a team effort by the Men in Blue to go 2-1 up in the series.
Chasing a mammoth total, Windies lost wickets in clumps upfront. Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early to get the initial breakthrough and that was followed by a couple of run outs, of which, one was of Shai Hope. The tourists were dented badly after that blow and never recovered. Shimron Hetmyer, another star of their batting line-up, flopped and that left them reeling. Jason Holder fought a lone battle, scoring a half century, but he only delayed the inevitable.
Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, the Indian openers provided a strong platform. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu were involved in a double century partnership to pave the way for India's big score. Both the batters got their respective hundreds in the process and entertained the local Mumbai crowd with their delightful stroke play.
Commanding show by India to take an unassailable lead in the series! They were under the cosh after losing the last match but have roared back to register a resounding win. This is their third biggest victory over a team in terms of runs - BIGGEST OVER A TEST-PLAYING NATION. Everything went according to the plan for the home team in all the three departments and they went on to steamroll the resurgent Windies unit.
Kuldeep Yadav comes back into the attack.
Eventful delivery! The lbw appeal is turned down and now it's referred upstairs for a run out...
Jadeja is back on.
Jasprit Bumrah is brought back into the attack.
Kemar Roach is the new batsman in.
Appeal for a stumping! The square leg umpire refers it upstairs while Keemo Paul is walking. Dhoni is very sure. Still the umpire doesn't want to take any chance.
The Windies physio is out in the middle. Nurse is getting some treatment done. All looks good though as we resume play again.
Ashley Nurse is the next batsman in.
Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack.
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
Drinks break. Also, Fabian Allen is the next batsman in.
A run out appeal goes upstairs. Samuels the man in question.
A stumping appeal against Marlon Samuels is referred upstairs.
Captain Jason Holder comes out to bat next.
Powerplay 2 signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the end of the 40th over. Also, Ravindra Jadeja is brought into the attack.
Rovman Powell comes into the middle.
Review taken against an LBW decision. The batsman in question is Shimron Hetmyer. Looks close, this.
Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm quick, comes into the attack.
Shimron Hetmyer walks into the middle next.
Marlon Samuels comes in next.
Run out appeal has been taken upstairs. The batsman in question is Hope.
A review has been taken against a caught behind appeal. The umpire has given it not out. The batsman in question is Kieron Powell.
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
We are all set to get the second innings underway as the umpires and the Indian players are seen making their way out to the middle. The Windies opening pair of Kieran Powell and Hemraj Chandrapaul also stride out to the center with the latter taking strike. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start proceedings for the home side.