Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Landmark for centurion Virat Kohli as India beat West Indies

Landmark for centurion Virat Kohli as India beat West Indies

Gayle needed just seven runs to get the record to his name ahead of the second ODI against India at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. His side-arm off-spin is handy but with Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI, how much of it will be utilised is the bigger question.

Inclement weather forced the abandonment of the first one-day worldwide between the West Indies and India at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday, after Chris Gayle was made to wait for the hosts' ODI run-scoring record.

Chris Gayle on Sunday became the all-time highest West Indian run-scorer in one-day global cricket.

Lewis getting some form back augurs well for the Caribbeans who would also want "Universe Boss" Chris Gayle to fire.

Kohli's 42nd ODI century included 14 boundaries and one six and lifted his career tally to 11,406 runs.

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The team combination for the first game is an indicator that after a good World Cup at the top of the order post-Dhawan's injury, Rahul is being looked at as a specialist opener who will only come in place of Dhawan or Rohit in case of an injury to any one of the two.

India were 101-3 in the 23rd over when Carlos Brathwaite (3-53) bowled Pant, but Kohli and the impressive Iyer frustrated the Windies with a fourth-wicket stand of 125.

West Indies captain Jason Holder termed it as another disappointing performance. After two interruptions, the match was finally abandoned when West Indies were 54/1. However, rain gods had other plans on Saturday as they didn't allow the teams to get a glimpse of the conditions which would be on offer for the second game on Sunday. It was tough gripping the ball when it went into the outfield. First, he put on 40 or the third wicket with Shimron Hetmyer (18) before adding a further 56 for the fourth with Pooran. You can also catch the live updates on Firstpost.com.

West Indies were all out for 210 in 42 overs chasing a revised target of 270 from 46 overs because of rain, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar snaring four wickets. This hundred took him past Sourav Ganguly's ODI mark of 11,363 runs to become India's second-highest run-getter in the format and eighth overall.

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