On July 3, the people in India woke up to the news that the Indian cricket team has lost their 4th ODI to West Indies by just 11 runs in Antigua. Moreover, the shocker was Virat Kohli & Co. lost the match while chasing a low target of 190 runs in 50 overs. The Indian bowlers—Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja—undoubtedly bowled a fine spell to limit the Carribean hosts within 189 runs but Jason Holder’s 5-wickets haul outplayed the Indian batsmen and finally, they lost the game. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s half-century went in vain while the skipper Virat Kohli stated that poor shot selections in the game led them to this loss.
Though Dhoni played a knock of 54 runs, however, it came off 114 balls. His fifty was the slowest one in last 16 years. But if we look at the scorecard, this wicketkeeper-batsman kept the team alive in the game after the top as well as the middle order failed miserably in a small chase. Once his wicket fell, the rest two wickets also fell back to back and the team fell short by 11 runs.
Soon after the game ended, a video was shared on Twitter where MS Dhoni could be seen really disappointed. Dhoni was sitting in the dugout with a very sad face which is describing the state of his mind.
It hurts to see him like this pic.twitter.com/8UMsek3YVl
— CricGif (@CricGif17) July 2, 2017
After this match, the Indian team is left with one more game which is going to be held on July 6. Team India has though missed the chance of a white-wash but they still could win the last game and win take the series home.
Brief Score of India vs West Indies, 4th ODI
West Indies 189 for 9 in 50 overs (Kyle Hope 35, Evin Lewis 35; Umesh Yadav 3 for 36, Hardik Pandya 3 for 40) beat India 178 all out in 49.4 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 60, MS Dhoni 54; Jason Holder 5 for 27, Alzarri Joseph 2 for 46) by 11 runs.
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