An all-round present by India helped them beat West Indies by 224 runs within the fourth ODI of the five-match sequence on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The outcome meant India took a 2-1 lead within the sequence. The result may have been far worse however for Jason Holder who struck his seventh ODI fifty and remained unbeaten on 54 runs. The 224 run win margin is India’s third largest ODI win whereas that is West Indies’ second largest defeat.

West Indies had pushed India all the way in which within the first three ODIs on the again of their robust batting. However within the fourth ODI, on Monday, that got here undone because of poor operating and Khaleel Ahmed’s blistering bowling which noticed him decide 3/13 earlier than Kuldeep Yadav (3/42) cleaned the tail. Earlier, batting first, Rohit Sharma scored 162 runs and Ambati Rayudu 100 to place collectively 211 runs for the third wicket and take India to 337 runs. The bowlers ensured West Indies have been bowled out for 153 runs on a batting pleasant floor.

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After three centuries in a row, Virat Kohli suffered a uncommon blip however Rohit was on mark to attain huge and Rayudu as soon as in opposition to justified requires everlasting choice on the No. 4 spot. Rohit’s twenty first ODI century got here off 137 balls with the assistance of 20 fours and 4 sixes, whereas Rayudu embellished his 100-run knock with eight boundaries and 4 sixes.

Within the 378 run chase, moreover robust bowling effort, India have been on the mark with the fielding too as Kohli and Kuldeep inflicted early rapidfire run outs; Rohit took three catches within the slips and MS Dhoni whipped off the bails in 0.08 seconds to ship Keemo Paul again.

Aside from Holder, no different West Indies batsmen may stand up to the Indian assault, because the guests misplaced wickets at common intervals and have been by no means actually within the hunt. Half of their aspect was again within the pavillion with 50-runs on the board.

Batting first, India made a fast begin with Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (38) and added a run-a-ball 71 for the opening wicket earlier than the latter pulled a Paul brief supply to Powell on the midwicket boundary.

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The spotlight of the Indian batting, nonetheless, have been Rohit and Rayudu who attacked the West Indies bowling and took them aside at will. Rohit had scored a match-winning unbeaten 152 within the first ODI in Guhawati, went after the West Indies bowling as soon as once more and made his intentions clear early on. Rayadu, alternatively, took time to calm down, however then hammered the bowlers together with his beautiful stroke-play — first in Rohit’s firm after which alongside Dhoni.

India had gained the opening ODI in Guwahati, tied the second in Vizag earlier than dropping the third in Pune. The ultimate match within the sequence might be performed at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

Temporary Scores: India: 377 for five in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 162, Ambati Rayudu 100; Kemar Roach 2/74) beat West Indies: 153 all out in 36.2 overs (J Holder 54 not out, M Samuels 18; Okay Ahmed 3/13, Okay Yadav 3/42) by 224 runs.

(With PTI inputs)


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