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  Saturday, 1 June, 2002, 21:01 GMT 22:01 UK
Windies secure easy win
Brian Lara celebrates taking a catch
Lara celebrates dismissing Sehwag for a duck
Fourth one-day international, Trinidad: West Indies 124-3 (22.1 overs) v India 123 (25 overs)
West Indies win by seven wickets


Opener Chris Gayle led the West Indies to an easy seven-wicket victory over India in the fourth one-day international against at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday.

Gayle blasted 84 off 76 balls to earn him the man-of-the-match award and help the Windies secure the win that levels the five-match series at 1-1 with one game to go.


We just did not put up enough runs on the board and were never in a position to win the game
Sourav Ganguly

The Jamaican left-hander hit nine fours and three sixes, including 25 from one Tinu Yohannan over that included four fours and a six to the delight of the Port of Spain crowd.

An opening stand of 117 between Gayle and Wavell Hinds took the Windies within sight of victory.

Hinds was first to go when he was bowled by Yohannan for 30.

Gayle also went with the score on 117 when he was caught by Sourav Ganguly off the bowling of Zaheer Khan.

With his next ball Yohannan claimed the wicket of Ramnaresh Sarwan who chopped onto his own stumps after he had added just one run.

The three quick wickets gave India a glimmer of hope of pulling off a victory, but Brian Lara and Carl Hooper saw the West Indies safely home with 17 balls to spare.

Windies captain Carl Hooper
Hooper helped the Windies to an easy win

The match had been reduced to 25 overs an innings due to rain.

India could manage just 123 from their allotted overs, with Corey Collymore taking 3-14 from his five overs.

Ganguly top-scored for India with 39, while Hooper and Pedro Collins both chipped in with two wickets for the Windies.

Sachin Tendulkar's chances of playing in the decider are rated at just 50-50.

The Indian star complained of a pain in his shoulder following the seven-wicket win in the third one-day game on Wednesday and missed Saturday's game.

The final ODI takes place on Sunday also at the Queen's Park Oval.


West Indies: Carl Hooper (capt), Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ridley Jacobs, Mervyn Dillon, Corey Collymore, Cameron Cuffy, Pedro Collins.

India: Sourav Ganguly (capt), Dinesh Mongia, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Tinu Yohannan, Vangipurappu Laxman, Ajay Ratra.

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