India defeated West Indies by 119 runs in the last match of the three-match ODI series on Wednesday (July 27). As a result, visiting India won the three-match series by 3-0. Immediately after the whitewash, the Indian team’s players chanted slogans. They have addressed themselves as champions in the slogan.

 

After the match, captain Shikhar Dhawan united all the cricketers and support staff of the team in the dressing room. He called everyone and raised the slogan, ‘Who are we?’ The rest chanted in unison, ‘Champion’. Significantly, coach Dravid also joined that slogan.

Incidentally, India won the toss and batted first in the rain-hit third match and collected 225 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 36 overs. Dhawan 58 with the bat, Gill (98 not out) and Shreyas Iyer contributed 44 runs. The 50 over match was reduced to 36 overs due to rain.

Duckworth-Lewis method in the second innings Nicholas Pooran’s target stood at 226 in 36 overs. But chasing that run, West Indies collapsed for 137 runs. As a result, India won by 119 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets for India in the 36 over match, Mohammad Siraj took two wickets.

Shubman Gill made an unexpected record in this match. He sits next to Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar from 98 runs unbeaten. Gill is the seventh Indian opener not to score an unbeaten 90 or a century in ODIs. Gill’s unbeaten innings of 98 off 98 balls included 7 fours and 2 sixes.

Like Gill, Sachin and Gavaskar, India’s other unbeaten openers who did not get a century in their 90s are: Virender Sehwag, Krishnamachari Srikanth and Shikhar Dhawan. In 1985, Srikanth scored 93 runs against Australia, Gavaskar scored 92 runs in 1986, Sachin scored 96 runs against Sri Lanka in 2009, Sehwag scored 99 runs in 2010 and Dhawan scored 97 runs against England in 2014.

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