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Kohli Shines As India Beat West Indies To Clinch Series By 3-1

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Captain Kohli led from the front as India took the five-match series 3-1 with a convincing eight wicket win over West Indies in the last ODI.

Kohli (111 not out) and middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (50 not out) helped India on Thursday to outplay the hosts.

Asked to bowl, comeback man Mohammed Shami bagged four wickets as an under-fire India produced a disciplined bowling effort to restrict West Indies to a modest 205 for nine.

Today’s match was a test of character for team India after the unexpected 11 run loss against the hosts in the low-scoring fourth ODI in Antigua.

In the pursuit of the target, India lost Dhawan in the last delivery of the opening over, caught by Evin Lewis off Alzarri Joseph.

But thereafter, it was Virat and Rahane’s show as the duo dominated the proceedings with consummate ease.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries while chasing in the 50-over format.

Kohli has taken just 102 innings to reach 18 centuries. While, Tendulkar took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds.

Virat also became the first Indian captain to notch two hundreds against the West Indies in the Caribbean.

The focus will now shift to the sole Twenty20 international to be played on Sunday.


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