Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Virat Kohli equals Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj; eyes another Sachin Tendulkar ODI record

Virat Kohli equals Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj; eyes another Sachin Tendulkar ODI record

Opting to bat, the visitors suffered their first setback in the opening over when Bhuvneshwar Kumar produced a fine outswinger to claim his 99th ODI wicket in the form of Kieron Powell (0). However, even a draw in the series for West Indies would a great achievement, considering India's dominance in the 50-over format at home.

It would be interesting to see if West Indies could pull a face-saver today as India have not much worries with their key things at place.

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While Virat Kohli-led team India made no changes in the playing XI that won the Monday's game, visitors made 2 changes in a bid to level the series in which they now trailed 1-2.

The hosts wasted no time in completing the 105-run target after the bowlers laid the foundation of a massive victory. Dhawan has scored 891 runs in 2018 at an average of 52.

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The lone hiccup in the run chase came in the first over when Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket, his inside edge crashing into middle stump off the bowling of Oshane Thomas to leave India 6 for one. We have to be consistent, a lot more consistent to beat the best teams.

Thomas also should have had India captain Virat Kohli on 4 but West Indies captain Jason Holder dropped the catch at first slip.

The experienced Marlon Samuels, from whom a lot was expected, led a brief revival, hitting some crisp boundaries and the only six of the innings. There has been some exceptional record made by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

As has often been the case in the series, Holder showed patience and skill to resist the rampant Indian bowlers but his dismissal hastened the end. He was the top-scorer with 25. Plenty was at stake in the last match, however, nothing worked for the visitors.

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