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    West Indies eye the Aussie way to challenge India in ODIs

    Mumbai: West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin feels that if his side can emulate how Australia played in the seven-match ODI series against India lately, then they can challenge the might of the world champions on home turf.

    India beat West Indies in the two-Test series, billed as Sachin Tendulkar's farewell, and will now face the Caribbean side in the three-match ODI series beginning November 21 in Kochi, and Ramdin says his team will want to go the Aussie way.

    "India have been playing very good one-day cricket lately, but we can take something out of the books of the Australians against whom they played recently," Ramdin told WICB Media.

    "The Aussies rotated the strike well. They put away the bad balls. They went hard at the Indians and put up totals of over 300. If we can achieve this, we should be able to get our bowlers to defend it, or restrict them and chase down the runs, but it will be challenging to beat them on their home turf," the wicketkeeper added.

    Ramdin was the lone performer in West Indies second innings in the Mumbai Test, which the visitors lost by an innings and 126 to lose the series 2-0. Ramdin remained not out at 53, watching his side to get bowled out for 187 in the visitors' second innings.

    "It was a decent knock. I tried to spend time in the middle and build partnerships with whoever I met there. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and I tried to take it as deep as we could, but unfortunately we could not," he said.