Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah back for last three ODIs against WI

Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah back for last three ODIs against WI

Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah back for last three ODIs against WI

West Indies batsman S Hope scored 123 not out and S Hetmyer (94) fell short of scoring a century.

"As a player you are focused on the process and pushing hard for the team when you are down and out, pushing those 10-12 extra overs so that the team can benefit from it and the runs become more anyway", Kohli added. On Thursday, India's 15-member team was announced.

Kohli cashed in to record his third-highest score in ODIs, after his 183 against Pakistan in Dhaka in 2012 and unbeaten 160 against South Africa in Cape Town earlier this year. Kuldeep Yadav brought India back into the game with two quick wickets but it was not enough. Along with this knock, he also became the only 4th Indian and 13th batsman, globally, to achieve this rare feat.

But the day belonged to Kohli who reached 10,000 runs in his 205th innings as he surpassed fellow batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.

Save the one dropped catch by West Indies skipper Jason Holder who ran backwards from mid-off, Kohli looked untroubled throughout and seemed to be satisfied with the way his partner at the other end, Rayudu, was batting.

"However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the global arena for the next generation of players".

India hoped to get the better of Hetmyer by unleashing Kuldeep but the 21-year-old smashed him for a couple of sixes to put the young chinaman under pressure.

Rohit Sharma (151 not out) and Virat Kohli (140) helped the hosts gun down the target with 47 balls to spare, smashing a few records in the process.

A 143-run partnership ensued between Hetmyer and Shai Hope for the fourth wicket as the duo took calculated risks.

The crowd favourite, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, walked in to a rousing reception and was bowled by McCoy, his maiden wicket, for 20.

India have defeated West Indies in the preceding Test series 2-0.

Related news