MUMBAI, Oct 29: India embarrassed the West Indies by 224 runs in the fourth One-day International here on Monday for one of their biggest wins and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
Rohit Sharma (162) and Ambati Rayudu (100) struck belligerent centuries to guide India to an imposing 377 for five after the hosts opted to bat.
The duo took centre stage after a rare failure by skipper Virat Kohli.
Rohit�s 21st century came off 137 balls with the help of 20 fours and four hits over the fence, while Rayudu decorated his 100-run knock with eight boundaries and four sixes.
Chasing 378, West Indies simply caved in against India�s clinical bowling attack on what was a batting-friendly wicket to be bundled out for a paltry 153 in 36.2 overs.
Young pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3/13) impressed upfront before chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3/42) ran through the West Indies� tail.
The Indians dished out an impressive effort on the field, inflicting two run outs besides Rohit holding onto three fine catches in the slips.
This is India�s third biggest win in the format. Their biggest-ever win in ODI remains the 257-run demolition of Bermuda in the 2007 ICC World Cup.
West Indies� chase never really got going as they lost half of their side inside the 50-run mark with Khaleel doing the bulk of the damage.
Except for skipper Jason Holder (54 not out), no other West Indian batsmen could withstand the Indian attack, as the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals and were never really in the hunt.
West Indies lost two wickets � Chandrapul Hemraj (14) and Shai Hope (0) � in the fifth over. While Hemraj gave a sitter to Rayudu off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hope was run out courtesy a stunning direct hit by Kuldeep from mid-on.
Matters became worse for the visitors after Kieran Powell (4) was run-out in the very next over by Kohli.
Wickets kept tumbling and the next to be dismissed was Shimron Hetymar (13), who was trapped in front by Ahmed in the 10th over, even though the batsman went for an unsuccessful review. The 20-year-old Ahmed was on fire as he picked up two more wickets in quick succession. He first cleaned up Rovman Powell (1) and then accounted for Samuels, who edged one to Rohit in the first slip.
Batting first, India made a quick start with Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (38) and added a run-a-ball 71 for the opening stand before the latter pulled a Keemo Paul short delivery straight to Powell at the midwicket boundary. � PTI
India: Rohit Sharma c Chandrapaul Hemraj b A Nurse 162, Shikhar Dhawan c K Powell b Keemo Paul 38, Virat Kohli c Shai Hope b Roach 16, Ambati Rayudu run out (Fabian Allen) 100, MS Dhoni c Chandrapaul Hemraj b Roach 23, Kedar Jadhav not out 16, Ravindra Jadeja not out 7. Extras: (B-6, LB-1, W-7, NB-1) 15. Total: (For 5 wkts, 50 overs) 377. Fall of wickets: 71-1, 101-2, 312-3, 344-4, 355-5. Bowlers: Kemar Roach 10-0-74-2, Jason Holder 9-0-62-0, Ashley Nurse 8-0-57-1, Keemo Paul 10-0-88-1, Rovman Powell 4-0-23-0, Fabian Allen 8-0-52-0, Marlon Samuels 1-0-14-0.
West Indies: Chandrapaul Hemraj c Rayudu b Bhuvneshwar 14, Kieran Powell run out (Kohli) 4, Shai Hope run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 0, Marlon Samuels c Rohit b K Khaleel Ahmed 18, Shimron Hetmyer lbw b K Khaleel Ahmed 13, Rovman Powell b K Khaleel Ahmed 1, Jason Holder batting 54, Fabian Allen c Rohit b Kuldeep Yadav 10, Ashley Nurse c Rohit b Kuldeep Yadav 8, Keemo Paul st Dhoni b Ravindra Jadeja 19, Kemar Roach b Kuldeep Yadav 6. Extras: (LB-4, W-2) 6. Total: (All out in 36.2 overs) 153. Fall of wickets: 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 45-4, 47-5, 56-6, 77-7, 101-8, 132-9, 153-10. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5-1-30-1, Jasprit Bumrah 8-1-25-0, K Khaleel Ahmed 5-0-13-3, Ravindra Jadeja 10-1-39-1, Kuldeep Yadav 8.2-0-42-3. � PTI