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Ind vs WI, 4th ODI: As it happened

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Dec 08, 2011 at 10:44pm IST

West Indies innings:

50th over: Virender Sehwag's blazing 219 helps India maul West Indies by massive 153 runs, and take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series in Indore. Chasing a mammoth score of 419, the Caribbean side is bowled out for 265 in 49.2 overs.

The 64-run tenth-wicket stand between Denesh Ramdin, who scored a dogged 96, and Sunil Narine keeps India at bay for over 10 overs, but the wicket of the former ends the Windies' resistance.

Ind vs WI, 4th ODI: As it happened

India beat West Indies by massive 153 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

D Ramdin c RG Sharma b Raina 96 (96b)

42th over: India are closing in on an emphatic win. Like Rahul Sharma, Jadeja too finishes with three wickets, with third one is of Kemar Roach, who gives a straight forward catch to Jadeja.

K Roach c & b Jadeja 7 (19b)

34th over: West Indies are falling apart now. They lose their eighth wicket, Ravi Rampual, as Jadeja gets reward for continuing with a tight line. It's seems to be a matter of time when India finish them off.

R Rampaul c sub (M Tiwary) b Jadeja 10 (31b)

26th over: Partnership-breaker Raina does the trick again. He gives six-hitting Russell something to think about by bowling round the wicket, tempting him to go for another slog-sweep big hit, only to fox him to get stumped. Ashwin also joins the party by claiming the wicket of Darren Sammy, who hits a long hop straight down the throat of Mithun at long-off.

A Russell st Patel b Raina 29 (24b)

D Sammy c Mithun b Ashwin 2 (6b)

22nd over: Rahul Sharma must have been asking himself, "Am I dreaming?", as the Punjab bowler takes his third wicket (Kieron Pollard), all bowled, in his third over. He has been given a reality check by Andre Russell by smacking him for three maximums, the third one goes out of the ground.

K Pollard b R Sharma 3 (4b)

15th over: Wow! what a start for Rahul Sharma! Travelling with the team for the last two months without getting a single game, the tall leg-spinner makes his mark in his very first over. Samuels, in an attempt to cut the bowler, top edges a topspinner from Sharma onto his stumps. Sharma makes it two in two overs, as he gets Danza Hyatt by bowling him through his legs.

M Samuels b R Sharma 33 (26b)

D Hyatt b R Sharma 11 (17b)

10th over: Pacemen, Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun, have been hammered by Simmons and Samuels. But Jadeja, after bowling a maiden first over, gets the wicket of Simmons, who is caught behind for 36.

L Simmons c †Patel b Jadeja 36 (35b)

5th over: It is not the sort of a start West Indies would have hoped for while chasing a massive 419. Kieran Powell, who replaced Bravo for this game, is involved in a terrible mix-up with Lendl Simmons, who looked in a terrific touch - hitting sixes and fours all over the park. WI 38/1

K Powell run out 7 (5b)

India Innings

50th over: Virender Sehwag bludgeons West Indies to score his first double century (219 off 149), second overall in ODI history, to take India to a mammoth 418/5. This is India's highest score in the 50-over format.

48th over: Raising his bat to all around the ground, Virender Sehwag walks back to the pavilion after getting a magnificent double ton, 219. One can understand the reaction of the substitute fielder, Anthony Martins, after he grabbed the prized wicket at long-off off Pollard.

V Sehwag c sub (A Martin) b Pollard 219 (149b)

44th over: Virender Sehwag raced to his first double century, second overall in ODIs, by square-cutting Andrew Russel. The Nawab of Najafgarh gets to the landmark in just 140 deliveries. It's an impeccable knock, consisting 23 fours and six massive sixes. We hope Sehwag thanks his opposite number, Sammy, after the innings as he dropped a sitter, when Sehwag was on 171.

42nd Over: It doesn't matter who is getting dismissed, this time it's Raina. All that matters is how quickly Sehwag gets to his double ton. Second ever in ODIs after the Master. In the meantime, India touch the 300-run mark in the 40th over. Raina scores 55 off 44 before getting run-out.

38th over: Sehwag is making a mockery of Windies attack, playing both the copybook strokes and the unorthodox ones. Meanwhile, he brings team's 250 in the 33rd over and sets himself up to score the mammoth one - double century - in the batting powerplay.

32nd over: When Sehwag is in such a form, he puts bowlers out of the game. He is taking a special delight in playing the spinners from Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels.

23rd over: Century for Sehwag! Viru took just 69 balls to reach his 15th ODI ton. But just the next ball, he sold Gambhir the dummy to run him out for an equally quick 67, which gifted West Indies the first wicket at 176 for one.

Gautam Gambhir run out 67 (67)

20th over: There's only one team playing at Indore at the moment. The bowling powerplay (overs 16 to 20) has produced 41 runs but no wicket for the West Indies. It seems as if Sehwag and Gambhir are venting out the anger of their failures of last three ODIs, Hellbent on hitting and pulling it off. India 149 for no loss.

16th over: Carnage! Sehwag brings up his fifty with a six, his fourth, in just 41 balls - just after India reached 100 of the opening partnership. And soon after that, Gambhir brought his half-century in 51 balls. West Indies seem clueless as India reach 116 for no loss.

10th over: Gambhir has joined in the fun! In fact, the left-hander has outscored his right-handed opening partner. Dangerous signs for West Indies at 63 for no loss.

5th over: It's been a mixed first five overs for India. While Sehwag has looked his usual free-flowing-self, Gambhir is scratching around to find his lost touch. The scorecard, as we have got accustomed to with these two opening, has moved rapidly 30 for no loss.

2:15 p.m. It's nice and sunny out here in Indore as the atmosphere builds up with the series still alive. All three matches until now have been close affairs and the crowd is clearly anticipating another thriller.

Toss

Indian skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss and chose to put a score on the board in the fourth ODI against the West Indies here in Indore, where a win for the hosts will give them a series victory while a West Indies victory will make it 2-2, with one match to play.

Team News

The talk at the ground centred around whether Irfan Pathan will get a look in or not. Virender Sehwag cleared all those doubts at the toss, where he confirmed that instead of Irfan's comeback, the Indian think-tank has decided to give legspinner Rahul Sharma a debut.

For West Indies, Darren Bravo's absence was confirmed on the match-eve itself, which has presented an opportunity to Kieran Powell.

Playing XI

India: Virender Sehwag (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Rahul Sharma

West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Danza Hyatt, Marlon Samuels, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin(w), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy(c), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine

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