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Kohli leads India to 3-1 series win over West Indies

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KINGSTON (JAMAICA), July 7: Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a fluent century as India wrapped up the five-match series 3-1 with a convincing eight wicket win over West Indies, here on Thursday.

Asked to bowl, comeback man Mohammed Shami bagged four wickets as an under-fire India produced a disciplined bowling effort to restrict West Indies to a modest 205 for nine.

Playing only his second ODI after a long injury lay-off, Shami picked up four wickets giving 48 runs in his 10 overs to pull West Indies back.

Besides Shami, Umesh Yadav gave him ample support from the other end and returned with impressive figures of three for 53.

For West Indies, Shai Hope top-scored with a patient 51 off 98 balls during which he hit just five boundaries, while his brother Kyle made 46 off 50 deliveries with nine fours to his credit.

Later chasing the total, India hardly faced any trouble as Kohli (111 not out) and ever-consistent Ajinkya Rahane (39 off 51) shared 79 runs for the second wicket in 17.5 overs to set the platform for the comfortable win.

The match was a test of character for Kohli and his men after the unexpected 11 run loss against the hosts in the low-scoring fourth ODI in Antigua.

But Kohli meant business as he anchored India�s chase with his 28th ODI century that came off 115 balls and was studded with 12 fours and two sixes.

Besides the early dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan, the Indians were in complete control of the chase.

In pursuit of the target, India lost Dhawan in the last delivery of the opening over, caught by Evin Lewis off Alzarri Joseph.

But thereafter, it was Kohli and Rahane�s show as the duo dominated the proceedings with consummate ease. While ever-consistent Rahane played the second fiddle, Kohli played with aggression from the onset.

But Rahane was unlucky to miss out on his fifth consecutive half-century of the series as he was dismissed by Devendra Bishoo adjudged LBW in the 19th over. He struck five boundaries during his knock.

But Kohli played a chanceless knock and dictated the terms. He showed his class and brought up his 28th ODI century, a record 18th while chasing, with a boundary of Kesrick Williams.

Together with Dinesh Karthik (50 not off 52 balls), Kohli stitched an unbeaten 122 runs for the third wicket to take India home with 79 balls to spare.

Earlier opting to bat, West Indies made a decent start before the hosts lost their first wicket in the ninth over when Lewis (9) was caught by skipper Kohli off Hardik Pandya�s (1/27) second delivery of the innings.

Hope brothers, Kyle and Shai then shared 37 runs off 45 balls for the second wicket before Umesh struck twin blows in consecutive balls.

Kyle, who was looking good, struck Umesh for two consecutive boundaries in the 16th over but in search of too many he perished, picking out Dhawan at midwicket while trying to attempt for an ambitious pull.

Umesh then had Roston Chase LBW for a duck with a full and straight delivery in the next ball. The batsman went for the review but to no avail with West Indies slumping to 76 for three by the end of the 16th over.

Shai and Jason Mohammed (16) then stitched 39 for the fourth wicket before Kedar Jadhav (1/13) struck with his golden arm, dismissing the latter with a straight forward return catch. Young Shai held one end up and played with caution to notch up his second half-century of the series in the 38th over. Together with skipper Jason Holder, Shai added 48 runs for the fifth wicket to keep West Indies� innings afloat.

While Shai played with caution, Holder was aggressive from the onset and piled up his 36 runs off just 34 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six.

But an irresponsible shot led to Holder�s dismissal as he was holed out to Dhawan at long-on to hand Shami his first wicket.

An over later Shami struck again when he dismissed Shai with the set batsman attempting an ambitious shot and Ajinkya Rahane did the rest by latching on to an outstanding running catch at midwicket. � PTI

SCORECARD

West Indies: Evin Lewis c Kohli b Pandya 9, Kyle Hope c Dhawan b Yadav 46, Shai Hope c Rahane b Shami 51, Roston Chase lbw b Yadav 0, Jason Mohammed c & b Jadhav 16, Jason Holder c Dhawan b Shami 36, Rovman Powell c Dhoni b Yadav 31, Ashley Nurse c Kuldeep b Shami 0, Devendra Bishoo c Dhoni b Shami 6, Alzarri Joseph not out 3, Kesrick Williams not out 0; Extras: (LB-1, W-6) 7; Total: (for 9 wickets in 50 overs) 205. Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-76, 3-76, 4-115, 5-163, 6-168, 7-171, 8-182, 9-205. Bowling: Mohammed Shami 10-0-48-4, Umesh Yadav 10-1-53-3, Hardik Pandya 6-0-27-1, Ravindra Jadeja 10-1-27-0, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-36-0, Kedar Jadhav 4-0-13-1.

India: Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Bishoo 39, Shikhar Dhawan c Lewis b Joseph 4, Virat Kohli not out 111, Dinesh Karthik not out 50; Extras: (LB-1, W-1) 2; Total: (for 2 wickets in 36.5 overs) 206. Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-84. Bowling: Joseph 7-0-39-1, Holder 8-1-35-0, Bishoo 8-0-42-1, Williams 8-0-40-0, Nurse 4-0-34-0, Powell 1-0-6-0, Chase 0.5-0-9-0.

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Kohli leads India to 3-1 series win over West Indies

KINGSTON (JAMAICA), July 7: Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a fluent century as India wrapped up the five-match series 3-1 with a convincing eight wicket win over West Indies, here on Thursday.

Asked to bowl, comeback man Mohammed Shami bagged four wickets as an under-fire India produced a disciplined bowling effort to restrict West Indies to a modest 205 for nine.

Playing only his second ODI after a long injury lay-off, Shami picked up four wickets giving 48 runs in his 10 overs to pull West Indies back.

Besides Shami, Umesh Yadav gave him ample support from the other end and returned with impressive figures of three for 53.

For West Indies, Shai Hope top-scored with a patient 51 off 98 balls during which he hit just five boundaries, while his brother Kyle made 46 off 50 deliveries with nine fours to his credit.

Later chasing the total, India hardly faced any trouble as Kohli (111 not out) and ever-consistent Ajinkya Rahane (39 off 51) shared 79 runs for the second wicket in 17.5 overs to set the platform for the comfortable win.

The match was a test of character for Kohli and his men after the unexpected 11 run loss against the hosts in the low-scoring fourth ODI in Antigua.

But Kohli meant business as he anchored India�s chase with his 28th ODI century that came off 115 balls and was studded with 12 fours and two sixes.

Besides the early dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan, the Indians were in complete control of the chase.

In pursuit of the target, India lost Dhawan in the last delivery of the opening over, caught by Evin Lewis off Alzarri Joseph.

But thereafter, it was Kohli and Rahane�s show as the duo dominated the proceedings with consummate ease. While ever-consistent Rahane played the second fiddle, Kohli played with aggression from the onset.

But Rahane was unlucky to miss out on his fifth consecutive half-century of the series as he was dismissed by Devendra Bishoo adjudged LBW in the 19th over. He struck five boundaries during his knock.

But Kohli played a chanceless knock and dictated the terms. He showed his class and brought up his 28th ODI century, a record 18th while chasing, with a boundary of Kesrick Williams.

Together with Dinesh Karthik (50 not off 52 balls), Kohli stitched an unbeaten 122 runs for the third wicket to take India home with 79 balls to spare.

Earlier opting to bat, West Indies made a decent start before the hosts lost their first wicket in the ninth over when Lewis (9) was caught by skipper Kohli off Hardik Pandya�s (1/27) second delivery of the innings.

Hope brothers, Kyle and Shai then shared 37 runs off 45 balls for the second wicket before Umesh struck twin blows in consecutive balls.

Kyle, who was looking good, struck Umesh for two consecutive boundaries in the 16th over but in search of too many he perished, picking out Dhawan at midwicket while trying to attempt for an ambitious pull.

Umesh then had Roston Chase LBW for a duck with a full and straight delivery in the next ball. The batsman went for the review but to no avail with West Indies slumping to 76 for three by the end of the 16th over.

Shai and Jason Mohammed (16) then stitched 39 for the fourth wicket before Kedar Jadhav (1/13) struck with his golden arm, dismissing the latter with a straight forward return catch. Young Shai held one end up and played with caution to notch up his second half-century of the series in the 38th over. Together with skipper Jason Holder, Shai added 48 runs for the fifth wicket to keep West Indies� innings afloat.

While Shai played with caution, Holder was aggressive from the onset and piled up his 36 runs off just 34 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six.

But an irresponsible shot led to Holder�s dismissal as he was holed out to Dhawan at long-on to hand Shami his first wicket.

An over later Shami struck again when he dismissed Shai with the set batsman attempting an ambitious shot and Ajinkya Rahane did the rest by latching on to an outstanding running catch at midwicket. � PTI

SCORECARD

West Indies: Evin Lewis c Kohli b Pandya 9, Kyle Hope c Dhawan b Yadav 46, Shai Hope c Rahane b Shami 51, Roston Chase lbw b Yadav 0, Jason Mohammed c & b Jadhav 16, Jason Holder c Dhawan b Shami 36, Rovman Powell c Dhoni b Yadav 31, Ashley Nurse c Kuldeep b Shami 0, Devendra Bishoo c Dhoni b Shami 6, Alzarri Joseph not out 3, Kesrick Williams not out 0; Extras: (LB-1, W-6) 7; Total: (for 9 wickets in 50 overs) 205. Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-76, 3-76, 4-115, 5-163, 6-168, 7-171, 8-182, 9-205. Bowling: Mohammed Shami 10-0-48-4, Umesh Yadav 10-1-53-3, Hardik Pandya 6-0-27-1, Ravindra Jadeja 10-1-27-0, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-36-0, Kedar Jadhav 4-0-13-1.

India: Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Bishoo 39, Shikhar Dhawan c Lewis b Joseph 4, Virat Kohli not out 111, Dinesh Karthik not out 50; Extras: (LB-1, W-1) 2; Total: (for 2 wickets in 36.5 overs) 206. Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-84. Bowling: Joseph 7-0-39-1, Holder 8-1-35-0, Bishoo 8-0-42-1, Williams 8-0-40-0, Nurse 4-0-34-0, Powell 1-0-6-0, Chase 0.5-0-9-0.