West Indies have kept the series alive by winning the low-scoring thriller. The fourth ODI was played at North Sound with great support for the local boys. While the series is currently 2-1 to India, with one game left, West Indies can be claimed joint winners.
There wasn’t much batting on display on either side except Ajinkya Rahane. He was quick to punish anything short from Alzari Joseph, where he punished him for two consecutive boundaries off a pull shot. He then drove down the ground exquisitely. He also played the spinners well until he was undone by one from Divendra Bishoo. Ending up with the highest score (60) in the game with 7 boundaries, he certainly was the best batsmen in the 4th ODI.
As a young captain, he’s been growing from strength to strength. He picked up the prized wicket of Virat Kohli early in the innings with a well-directed bouncer. He bowled some tight lines and simply did not give runs away. After having kept himself from the attack, he came back at the end of the innings and produced a captain’s performance. He picked up wickets at key moments, and cleaned up the tail with well-controlled death overs bowling. He ended up with figure of 5 for 27 in 9.4 overs.