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India clinches series with Kohli century

Jul 07, 2017 | Kaushal Adhikari |

India clinched five match series by 3-1 as captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten century in the final ODI against West Indies by eight wickets held at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.

India chased the target of 206 runs in just 36.5 overs with 111 not out from Kohli and 50 not out from Dinesh Kartik.

Man of the match Kohli added 79 runs for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane who made 39 runs in 51 balls with five fours. Rahane was rewarded with man of the series award.

Dinesh Kartik who was playing the second match of the series added 122 runs with Kohli for third wicket who played 115 balls with 12 fours and two sixes.

West Indies who batted first wining the toss made 205 losing nine wickets in their 50 overs. West Indies innings were destroyed by Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav bowling. Shami took four wickets while Yadav took three wickets. Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya had a scalp each.

For West Indies opener Shai Hope was the highest run scorer who made 51 runs while another opener Kyle Hope made 46 runs.

Now home team West Indies will meet visitor India in one-off T20 international to be played at the same venue on July 9.

Photo credit :- AFP (Agence France-Presse)


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