India clinched the Twenty20 series against West Indies with a game to spare after winning the fourth by 59 runs on Saturday.
The Indians posted 191-5 and bowled out West Indies for 132 in the last over to the delight of the pro-India crowd.
The game was delayed for 45 minutes after morning rain and West Indies hoped to take advantage by bowling first.
But those plans were ruined when India captain Rohit Sharma, recovered from a back spasm which forced him to retire in the third T20 on Tuesday, and Suryakumar Yadav took 25 runs from the third over bowled by medium-pacer Obed McCoy.
By the time both openers were dismissed, India had blasted 61 runs in the powerplay.
“Conditions were not easy, we batted really well. Lot of thought with that,” Sharma said. “How we bowled was good to see as well. Pitch was so slow, and you can use that to your advantage.”
West Indies pegged back India some through the middle overs, but the visitors produced a decent ending — if not the 200 total they seemed set to earn — thanks to Hishabh Pant’s 31-ball 44, Axar Patel’s 8-ball 20 not out and Sanju Samson’s 23-ball 30 not out.
McCoy produced West Indies best T20 bowling figures of 6-17 in the second game on Monday, and five days later suffered the teams worst bowling figures of 2-66.
The chase sputtered as West Indies batters made starts but then were often out going for one more big hit. Captain Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell top-scored with 24 each.
Meanwhile, Rohit broke David Warner’s world record in T20Is. He has accumulated 655 runs against the West Indies in T20Is, which is the most by an opener against a rival in the shortest format of the game.
Most runs by an opener against an opponent in T20Is
655: Rohit Sharma vs WI*
642: David Warner vs SL
506: Aaron Finch vs ENG
505: Paul Stirling vs AFG