PUNE, Oct 27: West Indies beat India by 43 runs in the third ODI of the five-match series here on Saturday to level series 1-1.
Chasing a stiff target of 284 set by West Indies, India were all out for 240 in 47.4 overs.
Apart from captain Virat Kohli�s 119-ball 107 other Indian batsmen could not contribute much. Shikhar Dhawan (35) Rishav Pant (24) and Ambati Rayudu (22) were the other notable contributors.
Earlier, Pacer Jasprit Bumrah denied Shai Hope a second-consecutive century on his way to a four-wicket haul but the West Indies made a superb recovery after a shaky start to post a respectable 283 for nine.
Returning to the team after being rested for the first two matches, Bumrah emerged the most effective bowler, conceding just 35 in his 10 overs.
Bumrah sent both the visiting openers � Kieran Powell (21) and Chanderpaul Hemraj (15) � in his first spell to give India a solid start and later dismissed Hope and Ashley Nurse (40).
Hope, who had struck an unbeaten 123 in the Visakhapatnam ODI, played a significant role in reviving the Caribbean innings with his 95-run knock, which came off 113 balls.
Towards the end, Nurse and Kemar Roach (15 not out) added crucial 56 runs for the ninth wicket, taking the side close to 300-run mark.
The West Indies batsmen got starts but could not convert them into big knocks and also struggled to form big partnerships.
Hope, though, dug in from one end, raising a 56-run stand with Shimron Hetmyer (37) for the fourth wicket. The credit to break that partnership goes to former skipper M S Dhoni�s brilliant glove work as he took the bails off with lightening speed when Hetmeyer was marginally outside the crease, trying to launch Kuldeep Yadav (2/52).
Before that stumping, Dhoni had taken a breathtaking catch to remove Kieran Powell, racing towards the backward square leg boundary and diving to hold on to the top-edge off Bumrah.
It was a sort of statement by the charismatic Dhoni, who was left out of India�s Twenty20 squad on Friday.
Hope also combined with skipper Jason Holder (32) for a 76-run stand for the sixth wicket.
Continuing with his good form and combative attitude, Hope handled the middle overs with elan. He was severe against Yuzvendra Chahal, whom he hit for sixes with ease never letting the bowler dominate.
West Indies: SR Kieran Powell c Rohit b Bumrah 21, Chandrapaul Hemraj c Dhoni b Bumrah 15, Shai Hope b Bumrah 95, Marlon Samuels c Dhoni b K Khaleel Ahmed 9, Shimron Hetmyer st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 37, Rovman Powell c Rohit b Kuldeep Yadav 4, Jason Holder c Ravindra Jadeja b Bhuvneshwar 32, Fabian Allen c Pant b Chahal 5, Ashley Nurse lbw b Bumrah 40, Kemar Roach not out 15, Obed McCoy not out 0. Extras: (B-1, LB-4, W-5) 10. Total: (For 9 wkts) 283. Fall of Wickets: 25-1, 38-2, 55-3, 111-4, 121-5, 197-6, 217-7, 227-8, 283-9. Bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-0-70-1, Jasprit Bumrah 10-1-35-4, K Khaleel Ahmed 10-0-65-1, Yuzvendra Chahal 10-1-56-1, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-52-2.
India: RG Sharma b Holder 8, S Dhawan lbw b Nurse 35, V Kohli b Samuels 107, AT Rayudu b McCoy 22, RR Pant c Hope b Nurse 24, MS Dhoni c Hope b Holder 7, B Kumar c R Powell b McCoy 10, Kuldeep Yadav not out 15, YS Chahal c sub (KMA Paul) b Roach 3, KK Ahmed st Hope b Samuels 3, JJ Bumrah c Holder b Samuels 0. Extras: (lb 1, w 5) 6. Total: (All out for 47.4 overs) 240. Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-88, 3-135, 4-172, 5-194, 6-215, 7-220, 8-225, 9-237, 10-240. Bowling: KAJ Roach 10-0-48-1, JO Holder 9-0-46-2, OC McCoy 5-0-38-2, AR Nurse 10-0-43-2, FA Allen 10-0-52-0, MN Samuels 3.4-1-12-3. � Agencies