Captain Darren Sammy and Andre Russel displayed T-20 style, Gayle-like, disdain for the ball, “beating the ball” all over the place to take the West Indies to a respectable total in the 3rd ODI in India, which helped to propel them to their first win in the series.
The West Indies were reeling at 181-5 before the two batsmen came together, with Sammy making an unbeaten 41 from 17 deliveries, and Russell making an unbeaten 40 from 18 deliveries. At the end, West Indies made 260-5 from their allotted 50 overs.
In the field, Sammy dropped at least 2 catches, one very simple one off West-Indian killer, Rohit Sharma. He could only shake his head as he dropped the man who eventually scored 95 before being run out. One fan (Paul Jennings): “Seriously, If West Indies thinks Sammy has to be Captain, They should enter Davis Cup Tennis where the Captain doesn’t actually play.”
In the end, the West Indies won by Sammy had the last laugh and the Indian-killer, Ravi Rampaul, got the player of the match award, after picking up 4-57 from his 10 overs. This is the 4th of 5 matches that the West Indies has won in Ahmedabad. Hopefully they can pull out at least a draw in this series with 2 matches to go and India leading the 5-match series 2-1.
Scores in the Match
West Indies – 260-5 from 50 overs
India – 244 all out from 46 overs 5 balls.