Rohit, Rayudu centuries help thump Windies

Brief scores: India 377/5 (Rohit Sharma 162, Ambati Rayudu 100; Kemar Roach 2/74) beat West Indies 153/10 (Jason Holder 54; Khaleel Ahmed 3/13, Kuldeep Yadav 3/42) by 224 runs

4th ODI, statistical highlights

  • India recorded their 26th ODI win over the West Indies on home soil, and their 491st ODI win overall, beating the two-time world champion by runs.
  • The win was set up by Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu’s centuries and their 211-run partnership for the third wicket, contributing hugely to India posting 377/5 after Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first.
  • Rohit made his seventh 150-plus score in ODI, and his 21st ODI century, a 137-ball 162, punctuated by 20 fours and four sixes. Rayudu made his third ODI hundred, an 81-ball 100, studded with eight fours and four sixes.
  • These were the first and second ODI centuries made at the CCI, Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, where an international match was being played after nine years.
  • In response, the West Indies were bowled out for 153, giving India their third-biggest win in ODI cricket. Jason Holder made his seventh ODI half-century, an unbeaten 54 off 70 balls (punctuated by one four and two sixes), to delay the inevitable and take his team past 150, denying India an even bigger win.
  • Khaleel Ahmed, playing only his fifth ODI, recorded his best bowling figures (3/13 in five overs). His picking the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels and Rovman Powell with the new ball put India on the road to a comfortable win.
  • Captaining India for the 56th time in ODI cricket, Virat Kohli recorded his 41st win.

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