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3 times India were whitewashed in an ODI series

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Modified 13 Feb 2020
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#2 vs West Indies 1988-89 (5-0)

Desmond Haynes was a constant menace for India
Desmond Haynes was a constant menace for India

West Indies again dismantled India 5-0 when the latter visited the Caribbean in 1988-89. This time, Dilip Vengsarkar was the captain, but the result was the same as almost six years earlier under a different captain.

The Windies began with a 50-run victory at Bridgetown on March 7, 1989. Desmond Haynes’ unbeaten 117 led the hosts to 248, batting first. In reply, India could only manage 198 for 8. Richards starred with the ball, claiming 3 for 47. In the second ODI in Port of Spain on March 9, Richards again shone with 4 for 42 as India crumbled to 148 batting first. Greenidge’s 70 eased Windies to a six-wicket win.

West Indies registered another six-wicket triumph in Port of Spain on March 11. Despite Navjot Sidhu’s 50, India managed to put only 192 on the board. Ian Bishop wrecked the Indians with 4 for 33. Keith Arthurton’s unbeaten 76 saw the visitors chased down the target with ease. This match marked the debut of Robin Singh, who was dismissed for 3.

Ian Bishop was quick and lethal
Ian Bishop was quick and lethal

Greenidge’s 117 led West Indies to another comprehensive eight-wicket win in the 4th ODI at St John’s on March 18. Batting first, India were restricted to 237 for 8 despite skipper Vengsarkar’s 88. Bishop again claimed four wickets to keep India under control.

Haynes and Greenidge featured in a brilliant 185-run stand in the final game at Georgetown on March 21. While Haynes blazed his way to an unbeaten 152 from 126 balls, Greenidge contributed 80. West Indies finished on 289 for 2, and then restricted India to 188 for 8 to complete the clean sweep. Richards again starred with the ball with 3 for 41.

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Published 12 Feb 2020, 23:44 IST
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