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West Indies vs India: Kuldeep Yadav misses out on picking wicket in unfortunate manner in 3rd ODI

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By India Today Sports Desk: Kuldeep Yadav was all set to end the third ODI against the West Indies with three wickets at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. But that was not the case as he was denied a scalp, although the umpires were legally correct to rule the decision in favour of the batting team.

In the last ball of the 35th over in West Indies’s run-chase, Kuldeep produced a peach and the umpire gave Jayden Seales out. But the batter immediately took the review. Replays showed that it was the umpire’s call on impact.

However, confusion arose when the third umpire asked the on-field call to be overturned. It was because the on-field umpire gave the batter out caught. Ultra Edge showed that there was no spike when the ball passed the bat.

The third umpire checked the LBW call, but there was not enough evidence to give the batter out. Had there been three reds, the batter would have been given out. Seales survived and Kuldeep finished with figures of 8-3-25-2.

In the very next over, Shardul Thakur cleaned up Seales to pull the curtains down on the match. India went on to win the match by a mammoth margin of 200 runs. With the win, the Men in Blue also claimed the three-match series 2-1.

After being put in to bat first, India racked up a massive score of 351 for the loss of five wickets. It also happened to be their highest score in the Caribbean in the ODI format. Thereafter, Shardul picked up four wickets to break the backbone of the opposition batting.

Mukesh Kumar made the early breakthroughs by getting the wickets of Brandon King, Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers. Jaydev Unadkat, who played an ODI after 10 years, got the wicket of Keacy Carty.

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