India vs West Indies Video Highlights - Tri Series 2013 4th Match
Virat Kohli's 14th ODI century and the seamers helped India to a massive 102 run (D/L) victory over West Indies on Friday.
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Kohli has registered his first win as skipper. West Indies were already on the back foot when the rain delay shelved some overs off. Chasing 274 for an unlikely win and 219 to deny India the bonus point, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma ripped through the middle order. Roach and Narine delayed the inevitable with a 58 run stand but Jadeja took the remaining wickets to seal a massive 102 run victory. India's victory has given them the bonus point and the tournament is now wide open.
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It wasn't a bad toss to lose for India after they were put in to bat on a pitch that had a layer of grass. Dwayne Bravo had plenty of expectations from his bowlers, but the wait for the first wicket lasted 23 overs, by which time the Indian openers had added a healthy 123. It provided the platform for Kohli, who built a skyscraper in quick time to push the score past 300 in a frenzied assault against pace and spin.
Shikhar Dhawan showed class when driving through the off side, punishing width and bisecting a packed off side-ring that included an extra cover. The powerful square drives, missing against Sri Lanka, reappeared today. Rohit Sharma was in good touch with his drives through cover and it was he who gave the innings momentum after a watchful first three overs.
Dhawan fell clipping the ball to deep midwicket but India then went off the radar, losing four wickets for 45 when it was time for consolidation. Both Kemar Roach and Tino Best picked up wickets to lift West Indies, but it was a matter of time before India snatched back the initiative.
Kohli, and the demoted M Vijay, helped India add a breezy 42 in the Powerplay. The seamers tried bouncing the batsmen again but Kohli negotiated the short stuff with ease and his confidence seemed to rub off on Vijay, who feasted on some poor bowling.