India defeated the West Indies by 88 runs in the fifth and final T20 match. In this way, India won the 5 match series of T20 4-1. Indian all-rounder Axar Patel was voted man of the series, while young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh was voted man of the match. Actually, India’s regular captain, Rohit Sharma, was not playing in this match. Hardik Pandya captained the Indian team in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
Choosing to bat after winning the toss, the Indian team scored 188 runs for 7 wickets from 20 overs. Shreyas Iyer scored 64 runs from 40 balls for India. Other than this, Deepak Hooda contributed 38 and captain Hardik Pandya contributed 28 runs. At the same time, the rest of the batsmen, including Dinesh Karthik, could not do much. Odeon Smith was the most successful bowler in the West Indies. He took 3 wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs.
Chasing India’s 188 runs, the West Indies team dropped to just 100 runs in 15.4 overs. Shimron Hetmyer contributed 56 runs on 35 balls for the West Indies. Other than this, 5 West Indies batsmen were unable to open their account. Ravi Bishnoi took 4 wickets for India. At the same time, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel took 3-3 wickets on his behalf.