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West Indies crash again


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LAUDERHILL – A Shimron Hetmyer half-century did little to ease the gloom of another depressing result, and West Indies collapsed to an 88-run defeat in the fifth and final Twenty20 International of their series against India yesterday in the United States.

Needing a face-saving victory at the Central Broward Regional Park in the American state of Florida, West Indies failed to find the grit needed and were dismissed for a dismal 100 in the 16th over in pursuit of 189.

Left-hander Hetmyer broke a run of low scores in his first series in nine months, top scoring with 56 from 35 balls before becoming the penultimate wicket to fall, one of two in the 16th over from leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, the main destroyer with 4-16.

Kuldeep Yadav took 3-12 and fellow left-arm spinner Axar Patel captured 3-15 and blew away the remainder of the innings, with Shamarh Brooks getting 13 and Devon Thomas supplying ten, the only other West Indies batsmen to reach double figures. (AR)


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