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Who would have predicted that: Jason Holder's maiden ODI 5-fer sees MS Dhoni's slowest ODI half-century

West Indies' Jason Holder

In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.

While Jason Holder bagged his maiden ODI fifer in an ODI against India in 2017, becoming only the third West Indies captain to do so, MS Dhoni ended up bringing up his 50 off 108 deliveries - the second slowest for an Indian batsman in ODIs, overtaking Sourav Ganguly's 105-ball half-century against Sri Lanka in 2005 and 104-ball half-century against Bangladesh in 2007.


Match Summary

West Indies 189/9 (50 overs) - Evin Lewis 35 (60), Kyle Hope 35 (63), Umesh Yadav 3/36 (10), Hardik Pandya 3/40 (10)

India 178 (49.4 overs) - Ajinkya Rahane 60 (91), MS Dhoni 54 (114); Jason Holder 5/27(9.4), Alzarri Joseph 2/46(9)

Result - West Indies won by 11 runs


On the West Indies tour of India in 2017, the hosts were trailing by 0-2 going in the 4th ODI at North Sound in Antigua. West Indies had gone for 11 consecutive ODIs without a 50+ opening stand.

The jinx was finally broken by the pair of Kyle Hope and Evin Lewis who added 57 in this match, batting for 17.2 overs. This was the longest that any West Indian opening pair had batted in ODIs since 2014.

After the openers were dismissed, Shai Hope and Roston Chase got starts, but the team did not fare any better than what they had been performing over the last couple of years. Ravindra Jadeja picked up 4 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav baffled the batters with his variations and returned with figures of 10-31-2.

Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Kyle Hope, 17.2 ov), 2-80 (Evin Lewis, 21.5 ov), 3-121 (Roston Chase, 31.2 ov), 4-136 (Shai Hope, 34.6 ov), 5-154 (Jason Holder, 38.1 ov), 6-161 (Rovman Powell, 40.5 ov), 7-162 (Jason Mohammed, 41.2 ov), 8-179 (Ashley Nurse, 47.2 ov), 9-184 (Devendra Bishoo, 48.4 ov)

West Indies skipper Jason Holder ensured that the chase was made as difficult as possible for India. Ajinkya Rahane scored 60 off 91 deliveries but other batsmen fell like a pack of cards.

MS Dhoni then dropped anchor and almost started playing in the Test match mode. He batted at a strike rate of 47.36, his lowest-ever en route to an ODI fifty, scoring 54 off 114 deliveries.

Playing his 62nd ODI, Jason holder picked up 5/27 - his maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs and became the only member in the team's squad to pick up a fifer. Holder also became only the third West Indies captain after Viv Richards and Dwayne Bravo to pick up a 5-wicket haul.

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Shikhar Dhawan, 2.1 ov), 2-25 (Virat Kohli, 5.6 ov), 3-47 (Dinesh Karthik, 12.4 ov), 4-101 (Ajinkya Rahane, 30.5 ov), 5-116 (Kedar Jadhav, 35.4 ov), 6-159 (Hardik Pandya, 45.1 ov), 7-173 (Ravindra Jadeja, 47.3 ov), 8-176 (MS Dhoni, 48.6 ov), 9-176 (Umesh Yadav, 49.1 ov), 10-178 (Mohammed Shami, 49.4 ov)



West Indies - Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder (c), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Kesrick Williams BenchMiguel Cummins, Sunil Ambris 

India - Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami


Match Details


Match: WI v IND, 4th ODI, India tour of West Indies, 2017 

Date: Sunday, July 02, 2017 

Toss: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat 

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua 

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, Joel Wilson 

Third Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena 

Match Referee: David Boon 


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