Player-of-the-match Shreyas Iyer (80) and Rishabh Pant (56) stitched together an important 110-run stand to power India to a total of 265, which proved too high a mountain for the West Indies batters to scale.
For the third time in this series, the West Indies failed to cope with the Indian bowling attack as they tamely succumbed to a series whitewash, losing the final ODI by 96 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Friday.
Mohammad Siraj (3/29) and Deepak Chahar (2/41) tore through the top-order in the opening five overs before Prasidh Krishna (3/27) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/52) ensured there weren’t any hiccups with dominant spells in the middle to seal the result. Odean Smith provided some late entertainment but it was too little too late as India cruised to victory.
Siraj drew first blood with a sharp inswinger in the 4th over to trap Shai Hope (5 off 9 balls) in front of the wickets. Deepak Chahar found good swing and landed a heavy double-blow getting rid of both Brandon King (14 off 13 balls) and Shamarh Brooks (0) in the very next over.