India beat West Indies by 8 wickets: Virat Kohli makes record with century, Rohit smashes big hundred as well

Avatar Written by October 21, 2018 21:34

New Delhi: India defeated West Indies by 8 wickets in the first ODI in Guwahati on Sunday. Team India chased down the huge total of 322 set by Windies in 43rd over. Indian skipper Virat Kohli smashed a quick hundred against Windies followed by Rohit Sharma who scored the hundred in 84 balls. This is Rohit Sharma’s twentieth ODI century. Kohli made 140 runs and got out stumped, while Rohit Sharma saw through the chase and remained 152 not out.

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Virat Kohli

Chasing the target of 323 runs set by Windies, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early. Kohli comes at number 1 spot and from there on he played flawlessly and scored a brilliant hundred.

The right-handed batsman brought his hundred by playing a drive through the covers for a boundary from the delivery by Kemar Roach. He achieved this milestone in 88 deliveries.

This is Kohli’s thirty-sixth ODI hundred and this is how he celebrated.

Kohli has made a comeback after being rested in Asia cup that India won under the leadership of Rohit Sharma.

Kohli made this record

With this century, Kohli reached the landmark of 60 international hundreds (36 in ODIs and 24 in Tests) and became the fastest to do so. He reached the landmark in 386 innings, taking 40 innings lesser than Sachin Tendulkar.

This was Kohli’s 22nd hundred while chasing a target in ODI cricket. Kohli now has 14 centuries as a captain in ODIs and is second in the list behind Ricky Ponting, who has 22 while leading Australia.

This is how Rohit Sharma celebrated

 

Earlier, West Indies managed to score a massive 322 runs after losing eight wickets in their innings after Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first.

For West Indies, opener Keiron Powell looked good with his quickfire 50 and Shimron Hetmyer impressed with his breezy ton laden with lusty hits over the fence. Skipper Holder once again contributed with bat and ball.

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