Kohli, Iyer guide India to series-clinching win

Brief scores: West Indies 240/7 (Chris Gayle 72, Evin Lewis 43; Khaleel Ahmed 3/68, Mohammed Shami 2/50) lost to India 256/4 (DLS target 255; Virat Kohli 114*, Shreyas Iyer 65; Fabian Allen 2/40) by 6 wickets

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI 2019, key stats

  • India registered their 16th ODI win in the Caribbean, beating the West Indies by six wickets on DLS method after being set a target of 255, with West Indies finishing with 240 for seven in 35 overs following a lengthy interruption due to rain. Captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first.
  • Virat Kohli’s 43rd ODI century, an unbeaten 114 off 99 balls (14×4), and Shreyas Iyer’s fourth ODI fifty (a 41-ball 65; 3×4, 5×6) led India’s pursuit of 255. The pair put together 120 runs for the fourth wicket. Iyer’s innings helped India wrest initiative after Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant fell in the space of three balls in the 13th over of the innings to Fabian Allen. Kohli anchored the chase after walking in early, this time in the third over, with India 25 for one. He was dropped on 11 by Shai Hope, but the Indian captain maintained a strike rate of 100 for a majority of his innings before teeing off after Iyer was dismissed by Kemar Roach.
  • Earlier in the day, Chris Gayle made his 54th fifty-plus score, a 41-ball 72 (8×4, 5×6), taking the West Indies off to a blazing start in the company of opening partner Evin Lewis.
  • Captaining India for the 80th time in ODI cricket, Kohli registered his 57th win.

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