Live updates: India vs West Indies 3rd ODI

Dhawan hits 119 as India posts an easy win against Windies in third ODI to win series 2-1.

Dhawan was named man of the match for his hundred, while Kohli was named man of the series for hitting the most runs in the tournament.

India 266/5 in 46.1 overs: Dhoni and Jadeja guide India through the finishing line. India beats WI by five wickets in third ODI to win the series 2-1. Dhoni remained not out on 23.

India 262/5 in 46 overs: Dhoni and Jadeja are at the crease. India needs only two runs for series win.

India 255/5 in 42.4 overs: Raina tries to go for a drive but gets an edge to the keeper off Bravo's bowling. Raina falls for 34. India needs 9 more runs for win.

India 242/4 in 41 overs: Dhoni hits a four off this over to bring down the equation, India inches towards a comfortable win.

India 232/4 in 40 overs: India needs just 32 runs to win off 10 overs. Raina and Dhoni are at the crease.

India 224/4 in 38 overs: Raina and MS Dhoni are at the crease. It should be easy for India to chase the target.

India 218/4 in 37.2 overs: Dhawan gives a return catch to Bravo after making 119, with the help of 20 fours off just 95 balls.

India 218/3 in 37 overs: Dhawan is going strong at 119, Raina on 14. The two give hope of an early finish.

India 200/3 in 33 overs: Dhawan is going strong on 109 to guide India close to victory.

India 194/3 in 32 overs: Dhawan is batting on 106, Raina gives him company. Dhawan looks to bat till the end to guide India through.

India 190/3 in 30.1 overs: Yuvi was struggling against the spin of Narine and finally gets out to him, caught behind at slips for 55.

India 181/2 in 28.5 overs: Dhawan reaches his hundred off just 73 balls with the help of 18 fours. Yuvi reaches his 50 as well.

India 168/2 in 27 overs: Dhawan nears another ton, as he is batting on 93 off just 68 balls with 17 fours.

India 152/2 in 24 overs: Dhawan is on top form, having reached 84. Yuvi is struggling but trying his best to stay at the crease, batting on 37.

India 130/2 in 22 overs: Dhawan looks in top form as he smashes every deliveries that come his way. Dhawan currently batting on 70. Yuvi gives him company with 30 not out.

India 101/2 in 18 overs: Dhawan is batting on 56 as Yuvraj gives him company.

India 95/2 in 17 overs: Dhawan reaches his 50 off just 43 balls with 9 fours. Yuvi gives him company.

India 84/2 in 15 overs: Yuvraj and Dhawan try and build a partnership.

India 64/2 in 10 overs: Yuvraj Singh Batting on 1 with Dhawan on 34.

After Virat's unlucky dismissal on 19. Yuvraj is out in the middle, a good chance for him to get his form back.

India 61/2 in 8.4 overs: Kohli gets out trying to leave the good length ball. Undone by steep bounce. Ball just brushed Kohli's gloves and keeper Charles latches on to it.

India 29/1 in 5 overs: Kohli joins Dhawan to take India forward. A wicket maiden from Rampaul.

India 29/1 in 4.2 overs: India lose their first wicket as Sharma departs for 4. Rampaul lures Sharma into a thick outside egde to Bravo at first slip.

India 15/0 in 2 overs: after a sedate first over, Dhawan smashes Jason Holder all around the park for 3 boundaries.

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan out in the middle to chase down 263. As ravi Rampaul starts the proceeding for Windies

West Indies have set India a competitive target with some late hitting. As due factor is out of equation today can Windies pull-off a series win?

West Indies 263/5 in 50 overs: Darren Bravo gets his third consecutive fifty of the series. Darren Sammy chipped in with 37 useful runs.

West Indies 216/5 in 46 overs: With just 4 overs to go Windies looking for some big shots. Can Sammy repeat his last game heroics? 9 runs have come in Bhuvi's over

West Indies 196/5 in 41.5 overs: West Indian captain Bravo perishes after scoring 4 runs, attempting a rash shot. Simple catch to Ashwin as Shami bowls a good length delivery.

West Indies 187/4 in 39 overs: Powerplay has spelt doom for WI, as they lost two wickets in four overs. Lendl Simmons departs after scoring 13. A sharp catch from Dhoni as Simmons tries to cut this one from Jadeja.

West Indies 168/3 in 35.3 overs: Samuels departs after making 71, Ashwin tosses the ball up to breach Samuels defence, India strike in the first over of batting powerplay.

West Indies 161/2 in 34 overs: Bravo attacks Ashwin, hits a six and four off his over.

West Indies 149/2 in 33 overs: Darren Bravo joins Powell at the crease and looks to take the attack to India. Samuels going strong on 64 not out.

West Indies 137/2 in 29.1 overs: Powell attempts to sweep, but gets a top edge to Dhawan at short fine who takes an easy catch off Raina's bowling. Powell falls for 70.

West Indies 136/1 in 29 overs: Powell, Samuels reach their 50, defying the Indian attack which fails to make an impact on WI batsmen. Powell, Samuels reach 50.

West Indies 106/1 in 24 overs: India has taken some control back by conceding only 14 runs in last five overs. Spinners Ashwin, Raina have put the break on the scoring.

West Indies 92/1 in 19 overs: Powell, Samuels hammer Indian bowling as they look comfortable playing the swing. Indian spinners Ashwin, Raina fail to outdo the WI batsmen.

West Indies 72/1 in 15 overs: Powell, Samuels put up 50-run partnership for the second wicket. Powell is going strong on 75 not out. Samuels is batting on 25.

West Indies 67/1 in 14 overs: Samuels, Powell go on rampage, hitting Indian bowlers at will. Mohit concedes 10 off the over.

West Indies 50/1 in 11.4 overs: Powell, Samuels is rebuilding the innings after the fall of Charles wicket. Powell leading the attack with an unbeaten 28.

West Indies 39/1 in 10 overs: Shami keeps it tight, concedes only couple of runs from the over.

West Indies 37/1 in 9 overs: India keeps things tight, except for some attacking shots from WI batsmen.

West Indies 32/1 in 8 overs: Powell, Samuels attempt to revive West Indies with some attacking shots. Shami concedes four off the over.

West Indies 28/1 in 7 overs: Pacers keep the run-rate in check, not letting WI batsmen to break free. Bhuvi bowls well, concedes only four runs from the over.

West Indies 24/1 in 6 overs: Mohit Sharma keeps it tight to concede only four runs in the over.

West Indies 20/1 in 4 .5 overs: Bhuvi gets a perfect incutter to rattle the stumps of Charles for 11.

West Indies 16/0 in 4 overs: Thanks to the pace Indian pacers are generating, WI batsmen are finding it difficult to negotiate them and score off.

West Indies 12/0 in 3 overs: Charles, Powell are batting at six each.

West Indies 8/0 in 2 overs: There's a bit of swing in the pitch, but the West Indies openers take their time out to stay at the wicket and score off the loose deliveries.

West Indies 4/0 in 1 overs: Charles gets off the mark with a beautiful cover drive for four off Bhuvi.

Toss: India wins the toss and decides to field first.

India: RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, MM Sharma

West Indies: J Charles, KOA Powell, MN Samuels, DM Bravo, LMP Simmons, DJ Bravo*, DJG Sammy, SP Narine, V Permaul, JO Holder, R Rampaul

India eyes series win

Kanpur: India will look to assert their supremacy and clinch the series against the West Indies when the two teams clash today in the decisive third One-day International.

India have been a dominant force in this contest since West Indies' arrival to the country but the hosts suffered a surprise two-wicket defeat in Visakhapatnam, failing to defend a competitive total under difficult conditions. That victory must have boosted confidence of the West Indies who would now aim to leave the country by pocketing at least the ODI series, following their debacle in the Tests.

They, for the first time on this tour, will approach a match with self belief and confidence. For India, it is last international match at home before they embark on a challenging tour against South Africa and they would like to finish this series on a high.

The Indian batting line-up sports a solid look. Barring a few individuals, the batting department is in great form in the recent past. The top three -- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni -- have been the real force behind India's batting.

With scores of 86 and 99 in the two matches played so far, Kohli, in particular, has been in scintillating form. But it is the form of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in the middle order which will be a cause of concern for Dhoni ahead of the series decider.

Both Dhawan and Yuvraj have some work to do as they have been throwing their wickets away after getting starts. But Dhoni, who struck a quick-fire 51 in the last to propel India to 288, backed Yuvraj to strike form in the upcoming matches, terming the left-hander as vital cog in India's middle-order.

( Source : dc online )
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