IND v WI 4th ODI : Ro’HIT’, Rayadu Slam Centuries as India Register It’s 3rd Biggest Win

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai : 

Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayadu slammed centuries, posting a near impossible target of 377/5 and the WestIndies team fell apart as a house of cards, losing by 224 runs. India has registered its 3rd biggest win in terms of runs. The biggest win for India is by 257 runs against Bermuda in 2007 followed by a win of 256 runs against Hong Kong in 2008.

India won the toss and opted to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma had a good start as the duo had a partnership of 71 before Dhawan was dismissed by debutant Keemo Paul for 38 (40). Captain Kohli who have slammed three centuries in three matches was unlucky as he edged one of Roach. He made 16 (17).

Ambati Rayadu who wants to cement his place in the side at No. 4 scored a brilliant century. He scored 100 (81) including 8 fours and 4 sixes.

Rohit Sharma has a habit of scoring big runs. He scored a mammoth 162 (137) which included 20 fours and 4 sixes. This is Sharma’s 21st ODI century and 2nd in the series.

Kedar Jadhav added 16 (7) at the death as India posted 377/5.

Windies didn’t even a give a fight. The team fell apart as a house of cards. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar gave an early breakthrough dismissing Hemraj for 14 (16). Windies were 20-1 and what followed was pure genius display of fielding from Kuldeep Yadav and Virat Kohli. 2 back to back run outs of Shai Hope and Powell broke the back of Windies batting lineup as they fell to 20-3.

Left arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed breathed fire and dismissed 3 Windies batsmen – Marlon Samuels 18 (23), Shimron Hetmyer 13 (11) and Rovman Powell 1 (9).

Fabian Allen 10 (17), Ashley Nurse 8 (13) and Kemar Roach 6 (27) fell to Kuldeep Yadav. Captain Jason Holder remained unbeaten on 54 (70).