Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh help India win match, seal series 2-1

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Shikar Dhawan celebrates his century during the last ODI cricket match against West Indies at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Wednesday. PTI Photo Shikar Dhawan celebrates his century during the last ODI cricket match against West Indies at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Wednesday. PTI Photo
SummaryDhawan stole the limelight with an attacking 119 that came off 95 balls, his fifth ODI hundred.

on it was a Dhawan-Yuvraj show as the duo went about its business in style and shared the run-a-ball century partnership.

Dhawan was the aggressive one among the two. The hallmark of Dhawan's innings was his elegant drives through the extra cover region and short-arm pulls.

Dhawan sent the West Indies bowlers' on a leather hunt and found the fence at will. He completely dominated the Caribbean attack and hit as many as 20 boundaries during his fiery knock.

By the time Yuvraj and Dhawan got out, they had ensured the series-clinching victory for India.

Yuvraj was caught by Dwayne Bravo at the slip off Sunil Narine in the 31st over but not before the left-hander reached his fifty which was laced with seven fours.

Dhawan finally departed in the 38th over, caught by Dwayne Bravo of his own bowling as the bat turned in his hand.

Dhoni (23 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (2 not out) completed the formalities for India with consummate ease.

Dhoni's decision to bowl first after winning the toss did not yield the desired result as his bowlers could pick up just one wicket before Powell and Samuels joined hands to take West Indies forward.

Opener Johnson Charles (11) failed yet again when Bhuvneshwar Kumar went through his defence in the fifth over with a perfect inswinger leaving West Indies at 20 for one.

But thereafter Powell and Samuels got together and played sensibly, mixing caution with aggression to stitch a century stand for the second wicket and lay the foundation for a big total.

Both Powell and Samuels were cautious in their approach as they brought up the West Indies fifty in 11.3 overs.

Both the batsmen were content to see off the new ball in the morning. The duo kept rotating the strike with ones and twos and punished loose deliveries that came their way.

But once they managed to set in their eyes, both Powell and Samuels played freely and in the process brought up their 50-run stand in 53 balls.

Samuels finally opened up and welcomed off-spinner R Ashwin with a huge six over long-on as West Indies reached the 100-run mark in 21.2 overs.

Powell was the aggressor as he reached his half-century in 66 balls with the help of six boundaries. Samuels, on the other hand, played second fiddle and took 73 balls to score his fifty.

But just when it seemed the duo might run away with the initiative, both Powell, who scored

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