Virat Kohli’s 38th hundred in vain as India go down to West Indies in 3rd ODI

first_imgVirat Kohli’s hundred in a run-chase ended up in a losing cause for a change as West Indies beat India by a big margin of 43 runs in the third ODI in Pune on Saturday.Chasing 284 for victory, Kohli’s 107 off 119 balls had kept India in the hunt throughout the chase but he kept on losing batting partners and was eventually dismissed by Marlon Samuels in the 42nd over to end the contest there and then.India were eventually bowled out for 240 with Samuels finishing with brilliant figures of 3 for 12 while Obed McCoy and captain Jason Holder picked up two wickets each along with Ashley Nurse who got 2 for 43 from his 10 overs.India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: HighlightsKohli was the top-scorer for India as he smashed his 38th ODI hundred and third successive in the series to become the first Indian to achieve the feat.It was also his sixth in 2018 and fourth consecutive century on home soil in ODIs. It was also his 23rd hundred in a run chase.India vs West Indies 3rd ODI in Pune: As it happenedA hat-trick of centuries for #KingKohliHe becomes the first Indian cricketer to score hundreds in 3 consecutive ODIs. Whaddaaplayaa (@BCCI) October 27, 2018The rest of the Indian batsmen failed miserably tonight with only Shikhar Dhawan (35) managing a score of over 30 after Kohli.MS Dhoni takes stunning catch: Fans taunt BCCI over T20I snubThis was also Windies’ first win on this tour after they tied the last ODI in Guwahati where both teams ended up with identical scores of 323.advertisementIt’s all over here in Pune. #TeamIndia all out for 240Windies win by 43 runs.The series now stands at 1-1 with two games to go #INDvWI (@BCCI) October 27, 2018Earlier, a disciplined Indian bowling attack restricted the West Indies to a challenging 283/9 with Shai Hope once again top-scoring for his side.The visitors found a notable contribution from wicket-keeper Hope, who smashed a 113-ball 95 to help his side reach a fighting total.India’s Jasprit Bumrah was the wrecker-in-chief, picking four wickets for just 35 runs, while Kuldeep Yadav bagged two for 52.Put into bat, the West Indies were off to a poor start as Jasprit Bumrah struck twice to dismiss openers Kieran Powell (21) Chandrapaul Hemraj (15) within the first nine overs with the scorecard reading 38/2.Hope, who had come after the fall of Powell, was joined by Marlon Samuels, who too, fell cheaply after scoring just nine runs.Shimron Hetmyer and Hope then added 56 runs for the fourth wicket, taking West Indies past the 100-run mark. Just when the partnership looked settling, Hetmyer, while trying to go big, missed the ball before Mahendra Singh Dhoni made no mistake in dislodging his bails, leaving the visitors reeling at 111/4.Kuldeep Yadav, who dismissed Hetmyer, also got the better off incoming batsman Rovman Powell, who could manage to contribute with just nine runs as the visitors were left at 121/5.Skipper Jason Holder was then involved in a crucial 76-run partnership with Hope before Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck to pack back the former on individual score of 31.The visitors, who were at 197/6, then lost Fabian Allen (5) and Hope soon however, Ashley Nurse chipped in with valuable 40 runs down the order before becoming a victim of Bumrah as West Indies reached 283 runs in 50 overs.(With IANS inputs)last_img

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