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India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Kohli scored his 36th ODI century while Rohit Sharma smashed his 20th ODI century.

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India Vs West indies 2018, Virat Kohli,Rohit Sharma
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They came, They saw, they scored centuries. If today's match description was to be squeezed into a small pararaph, this is how it would look.

Virat and Sharma left no area on the field whre they did not score runs. It was raining runs and bowlers unfortunately had no cover. The just saw the ball clear the fence, race past them for boundaries and all they could do was witness the spectacle that both the batsmen put.

scored his 36th ODI century while Sharma smashed his 20th ODI century.

India crushed by 8 wickets, chasing a huge target of 323 runs with 47 balls to spare. With this, India lead 1-0 in the 5-match ODI series.

India cptain Virat was adjudged man of the match for his prolific 140 runs in 107 balls including 21 fours and 2 sixes.

Kohli also completed his 2000 plus runs in third successive year and is 81 runs away from his 10,000 runs.

Sharma scored 152 off 117 balls including 15 fours and 8 sixes, but his innings was mostly eclipsed by Virat Kohli's rampage, who showed no mercy right from the start and punished bowlers left, right adnd centre.

Earlier, West Indies did not have a good start with three of their batsmen back into the pavilion without contributing much including seniormost player in the side Marlon Samuels who was out for a duck. But their innings caught momentum after being catalysed by Keiron Powell who scored half century and then it all revolved around who went on to score his 9th ODI century.

Others who came to bat did cameos but West Indies put up a 300-plus total largely because of Hetmyer's brilliant knock and a much needed one on the day.

For India, Umesh Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed picked 3 wickets each, conceding 64 runs each in their 10 overs and Mohammed Shami had a tough day as he splurged 81 runs in his 10 overs picking 2 wickets.

For West Indies, Devender picked 2 wickets and Oshane Thomas was the other successful bowler, picking a wicket for 83 runs in 9 overs.

Ashley Nurse, who made his debut today, lacked the sharpness as he conceded 63 runs in 7 overs.

Overall, West Indies bowlers lacked accuracy and whatever speed the pacers tried to flaunt at the start of the innings, was vanished by the end as things started to fall apart and nobody had the answer to India's assault.

looked clueless as Rohit Sharma and kept scoring boundaries. Even Kemar Roach's prescence couldnt help the team.

Debutant did not get the chance to bat as his seniors were busy wrapping the match early and saving his service for some other day while Ambati Rayudu did enjoy Rohit Sharma's company by the end of the innings as India were very close to the target.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, however, failed to score runs today as he went back to pavilion on a meagre score of 4 runs, beaten by Thomas' fiery bowling.

Overall, West Indies did show signs of life after a disappointing Test series defeat against India but that was just not enough as India were expecting more.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

@Paytm #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/8JXdrrpm52 — BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2018

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Rohit Sharma finishes off things in style. #TeamIndia win by 8 wickets. @ImRo45 remains unbeaten on 152.#INDvWI pic.twitter.com/axXPZkGrQ7 — BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2018

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 43: Hemraj to Rohit, SIX!!!! ROHIT SCORES HIS 150 AND INDIA WIN THE MATCH!!

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 42: Thomas to Rayudu, single off the first, full toss and boundary to deep mid-wicket, yorker and another boundary to fine leganother full toss and aother boundary, three in a row and just 4 runs needed now, Rohit on 145, gets away with a single off the last ball. INDIA NEEDS 3 RUNS TO WIN.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 41: Hemraj to Rayudu, single offf the third, Rohit takes one, single off the last ball.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 40: Thomas to Rohit, single, a wide ball and SIX!! Rayudu goes for a biggie straight down the ground ends it with a single.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 39: Bishoo to Rohit, single, Rayudu hits four to long-on, 5 runs off the over.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 38: Thomas to Rohit, BOUNDARY AND IT'S A NO BALL, FREE HIT TO ROHIT, he hits the ball but gets just a single off it, couldn't capitalise the opportunity, wide ball, single off the next ball, Rayudu returns strike, Rohit ends it with a single.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 37: Bishoo to Rayudu, single off the second and Rohit steps ahead and hits a massive SIX to long-off. A single comes of the next ball, 

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 36: Holder to Ryudu, single and Rohit returns the strike, another single, 3 runs from the over.

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Over 35: Bishoo to Rayudu, a single off the first, just 1 from the over

First Published: Sun, October 21 2018. 11:30 IST

India Vs West Indies 1st ODI Highlights: Kohli, Rohit help India crush WI

Kohli scored his 36th ODI century while Rohit Sharma smashed his 20th ODI century.

They came, They saw, they scored centuries. If today's match description was to be squeezed into a small pararaph, this is how it would look.

Virat and Sharma left no area on the field whre they did not score runs. It was raining runs and bowlers unfortunately had no cover. The just saw the ball clear the fence, race past them for boundaries and all they could do was witness the spectacle that both the batsmen put.

scored his 36th ODI century while Sharma smashed his 20th ODI century.

India crushed by 8 wickets, chasing a huge target of 323 runs with 47 balls to spare. With this, India lead 1-0 in the 5-match ODI series.

India cptain Virat was adjudged man of the match for his prolific 140 runs in 107 balls including 21 fours and 2 sixes.

Kohli also completed his 2000 plus runs in third successive year and is 81 runs away from his 10,000 runs.

Sharma scored 152 off 117 balls including 15 fours and 8 sixes, but his innings was mostly eclipsed by Virat Kohli's rampage, who showed no mercy right from the start and punished bowlers left, right adnd centre.

Earlier, West Indies did not have a good start with three of their batsmen back into the pavilion without contributing much including seniormost player in the side Marlon Samuels who was out for a duck. But their innings caught momentum after being catalysed by Keiron Powell who scored half century and then it all revolved around who went on to score his 9th ODI century.

Others who came to bat did cameos but West Indies put up a 300-plus total largely because of Hetmyer's brilliant knock and a much needed one on the day.

For India, Umesh Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed picked 3 wickets each, conceding 64 runs each in their 10 overs and Mohammed Shami had a tough day as he splurged 81 runs in his 10 overs picking 2 wickets.

For West Indies, Devender picked 2 wickets and Oshane Thomas was the other successful bowler, picking a wicket for 83 runs in 9 overs.

Ashley Nurse, who made his debut today, lacked the sharpness as he conceded 63 runs in 7 overs.

Overall, West Indies bowlers lacked accuracy and whatever speed the pacers tried to flaunt at the start of the innings, was vanished by the end as things started to fall apart and nobody had the answer to India's assault.

looked clueless as Rohit Sharma and kept scoring boundaries. Even Kemar Roach's prescence couldnt help the team.

Debutant did not get the chance to bat as his seniors were busy wrapping the match early and saving his service for some other day while Ambati Rayudu did enjoy Rohit Sharma's company by the end of the innings as India were very close to the target.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan, however, failed to score runs today as he went back to pavilion on a meagre score of 4 runs, beaten by Thomas' fiery bowling.

Overall, West Indies did show signs of life after a disappointing Test series defeat against India but that was just not enough as India were expecting more.

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