MeraNews Network, Thiruvananthapuram: India clinched the five-match series 3-1 defeating the West Indies by 9 wickets in the fifth and final One Day International at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
Riding on Rohit Sharma's 63 off 56 balls, India achieved the 105-run victory target in 14.5 overs. Skipper Virat Kohli contributed 33. India lost a lone wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 6 runs. Rohit continued his fine form in the process going past the 1,000-run mark for the current calendar year and also hitting his 200th six in ODIs.
Earlier, batting first, the West Indies were all out on 104 runs. The West Indies skipper Jason Holder was the top scorer with an individual score of 25 while Marlon Samuels contributed 24 runs.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets to help India bundle out the West Indies in just 31.5 overs. Pacer Khaleel Ahmed and Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav bagged one wicket each.
Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged Man of the Match for his four-wicket haul. The Men in Blue had won the first ODI by 8 wickets before the second match ended in a thrilling tie. The Windies had clinched the third game by 43 runs. Team India again took the lead with a 224-run victory in the fourth one-dayer. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the series.
This is also India's sixth successive series win at home. India had lost a series at home in 2015 when they went down 2-3 against South Africa. Now, both countries will play three Twenty-20 matches. The first T20 will be played in Kolkata on Sunday, followed by Lucknow on the 6th and Chennai on the 11th of this month.