India vs West Indies

Match info: One Day International Series 5th Match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Fifth Match

Date: 11th Dec 2011 Umpires: S Asnani and A L Hill

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

India

267/6 (50.0 Overs)

Result

West Indies

233/10 (44.1 Overs)

India won by 34 runs.

  • Last Updated: December 11 2011, 16:37 GMT

Kieron Pollard's maiden one-day international century was in vain as India completed a 4-1 series victory over West Indies at Chennai.

Manoj Tiwary: Maiden ton for India
Manoj Tiwary: Maiden ton for India

Pollard emulated the earlier feat of Manoj Tiwary, whose 104 helped India post a challenging total of 267 for six.

Early wickets meant the Windies were always chasing the game and, although Pollard kept them in it with 119, they were bowled out for 233 with almost six overs left.

Kemar Roach gave the tourists a dream start to the match, trapping Ajinkya Rahane lbw for a golden duck with just the the second ball and bowling Parthiv Patel with the next delivery.

But Tiwary survived the hat-trick and joined forces with Gautam Gambhir to bring some stability to India's innings, taking the score from one for two to 84 before Gambhir was trapped in front by Anthony Martin for 31.

Tiwary's fifty arrived soon after with a driven single towards long-on and Virat Kohli was also quickly into his stride, passing his half-century in 53 balls with three fours.

Tiwary followed that with a huge six to move within three runs of his hundred, a target he reached in the 38th over with his 10th boundary before retiring hurt with cramp one ball later on 104.

Kohli (80) was eventually beaten whe he smashed Martin straight to Marlon Samuels at long-on but Rohit Sharma added 21 as India posted a challenging target.

The early swing found by Irfan Pathan accounted for Lendl Simmons, trapped in front of leg stump from the first ball of the innings, and Kieran Powell struck three boundaries but reached only 15 before edging Pathan onto his stumps.

Marlon Samuels (six) was adjudged to have edged Abhimanyu Mithun to keeper Parthiv despite no contact being apparent and debutant Jason Mohammed made just two from 21 balls.

Pollard finally provided some momentum, steering Mithun for two fours and then hitting two sixes off Ravindra Jadeja.

The spinner regained his composure to trap Denesh Ramdin (14) lbw, although the ball appeared to be slipping past leg stump.

A single from Pollard took the Windies to 100 for five before his partner Andre Russell cut loose, savagely cutting Jadeja for four and lofting Rahul Sharma for six.

Pollard's 50 came up from 43 balls, without a glimpse of any slogging, when he lifted the struggling Jadeja over the sightscreen.

Russell was dropped twice by Patel before reaching a 37-ball 50 with a top-edged six followed by two singles, although he added only three more before being superbly run out by Gambhir.

Darren Sammy and Sunil Narine fell cheaply, but Pollard moved past his ODI best of 94 with back-to-back sixes off Pathan.

He and Kemar Roach were shackled, though, and Jadeja - who recovered well to take three for 62 - bowled the latter with a superb delivery to leave 55 needed between last-wicket pair Pollard and Martin.

A boundary through Kohli's hands took Pollard to three figures and he added his 10th six as 11 came from Rahul Sharma's last over.

It was too much to ask, though, and Pollard crashed Raina straight to Rahane at long off as his side lost by 34 runs.