India extend 'dream run' with 6th consecutive ODI series win in 2013

November 27, 2013 1:28 PM

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India extend 'dream run' with 6th consecutive ODI series win in 2013

Team India added yet another feather to their cap with an emphatic five-wicket win over West Indies on Wednesday and clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1. This was the sixth consecutive series win for MS Dhoni & co. after their triumphs earlier this year.

Riding on the late flourish by Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy, West Indies managed to post 263 runs after being asked to bat first. For India, Shikhar Dhawan slammed his 5th ODI ton this year alongside Yuvraj Singh's highly-awaited fifty as the hosts notched up the moderate total with 23 balls to spare.

The win led India to their sixth consecutive series win in One-Day Internationals. The men in blue have been on a dream run ever since their ODI series loss against Pakistan in December, 2012.

After their loss against Pakistan, India hosted England for a five-match ODI series that resulted in a 3-2 win for the hosts. The brilliant show at home was followed by Team India's triumph in ICC Champions Trophy against England in the rain-hit final.

The Champions Trophy winners, thereon, embarked on a new journey against Sri Lanka and West Indies in the Triangular series where MS Dhoni sealed an unlikely victory for his team against the Lankans in the tournament final.

Riding on the Triangular series win, India toured Zimbabwe under the command of Virat Kohli in MS Dhoni's absence. Kohli-led India registered a comprehensive 5-0 whitewash against the minnows.

The victorious Indian team returned home to lock horns with Australia in a seven-match ODI series. Despite rain playing spoilsport in the batting heavy series, India got the better of Australia to clinch the series 3-2.

The rout against West Indies has been their sixth consecutive series win this year. Team India will now travel to South Africa for three ODIs and two Tests, starting from December 5.


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