Centurion Kohli, bowlers demolish West Indies

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 07, 2017 02:52 hrs
Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik put on a century stand as India won the five match ODI series

Virat Kohli slammed a brilliant unbeaten century as India beat West Indies by eight wickets to clinch the five match ODI series.

Chasing 206 runs to win, Kohli made a scintillating unbeaten 111 off 115 deliveries as India won the final ODI in fascinating style.

The Indian skipper made his 28th ODI hundred and along with Dinesh Karthik (50*, 52b, 5*4) forged an unbeaten 122-run stand to help India overhaul the target.

In the process, Kohli with 18 hundreds in run chases overtook Sachin Tendulkar (17 hundreds in run chases) and broke the world record.

India lost Shikhar Dhawan early but Ajinkya Rahane along with Kohli steered India towards safety and did the repair job. Having set their eyes the duo milked the bowling attack.

West Indies had little success with the ball as they could manage to pick just two wickets as Kohli along with Karthik ensured India win the series in an emphatic way.

Earlier, Mohammed Shami picked up a four-wicket haul as India restricted West Indies for 205-9.

Kyle Hope (46) and his brother Shai (51) were the top scorers for the hosts as they clawed to 200 that once looked tough for them.

Apart from Shami, Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets while Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya scalped a wicket each.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja didn't pick up any wicket but his tight bowling kept pressure on the West Indian batters.

Having slumped to an 11-run defeat in the fourth ODI while chasing 190, the Men in Blue would be vary of the fact that they don't lose early wickets.

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