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Rain hands India series joy

Published: Monday, July 6, 2009, 9:31 [IST]
 
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Rain hands India series joy

St. Lucia: India registered their second bilateral series triumph at West Indies , when rain forced the abandonment of the final ODI at St Lucian on Sunday.

India won the four-match series 2-1, after they won the first match by 20 runs and third match by six wickets. Windies secured an eight-wicket victory in the second ODI played at Sabina Park.

West Indies were 27 for one after 7.3 overs against India when torrential rain stopped play in the fourth and final one-day international here on Sunday.

Windies skipper Chris Gayle was the only wicket to fall without scoring, caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Ishant Sharma in the second ball of the innings.

Morton (12) and Sarwan (12) were at the crease when rain interrrupted play.

Dazzling Dhoni secures India win

Earlier, India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and put West Indies in to bat at the Beausejour Stadium.

R-factor does India in

Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra bowled tightly, and did not allow the West Indies batsmen the leeway to get away to a flourishing start.

Yuvi sparkles at Sabina

India thought they had made a second breakthrough, when Sharma appealed for a caught behind, after Sarwan essayed a hook at a short, rising delivery.

Just when it appeared things had reached a crescendo, the rain came down, and finished things off.

India's players will now enjoy a much-anticipated two-month break from the game, and West Indies will get down to business in a series against Bangladesh which features two Tests, three ODIs, and a Twenty20 International.

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