Indore: India defeated the West Indies by 153 runs in the fourth One-Day International and took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series on Thursday.
Riding on Virender Sehwag's record 219, India made 418 for five in 50 overs, their highest ODI total. The West Indies were bowled out for 265 in 49.2 overs after Denesh Ramdin made a fighting 96.
Sehwag's effort helped India post their highest ODI score of 418 for five, and put them in a dominant position to win the match and claim the series. India, led by debutant leg-spinner Rahul Sharma's impressive three-wicket haul, did just that. The West Indies, burdened by a mountain to climb, barely managed to cross Sehwag's contribution, leaving India the victors by a huge margin of 153 runs. With the series (3-1) in India's pocket, the last game in Chennai on Sunday has been rendered a formality.