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Samuels’ ton not enough


Samuels’ ton not enough

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DHARAMSALA, India – West Indies slid to a 59 run defeat in the third One Day International against India despite Marlon Samuels striking his seventh ODI ton and his second of the series.

Samuels struck 112 runs from just 106 balls, hitting nine boundaries and six sixes. Andre Russell played an aggressive cameo innings of 46 runs from 23 balls, slamming six fours and three sixes. At the top of the order, Darren Bravo hung around scoring 40.

Meantime, the West Indies Cricket Board has advised that contrary to media reports, it has taken no decision to discontinue the ongoing tour to India.

A full statement has been promised. (WICB Media/PR)

Summarised scores:

India: 330/6 (50 Overs). Virat Kohli 127, Suresh Raina 71, Ajinkya Rahane 68, Shikhar Dhawan 35; Sulieman Benn 8-0-30-1, Jason Holder 9-0-52-1, Jerome Taylor 9-0-77-1, Andre Russell 7-0-48-1.

West Indies: 271 All Out (48.1 Overs). Marlon Samuels 112, Andre Russell 46, Darren Bravo 40, Darren Sammy 16; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-2-25-2, Akshar Patel 10-1-26-2, Umesh Yadav 9-0-44-2, Mohammed Shami 9.1-0-72-2.