Will India continue their dominant run?
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Most ODI 100s as captain22 R Ponting (220 innings)21 V KOHLI (76) *13 AB de Villiers (98)11 S Ganguly (143) #WIvIND
Most ODI 100s vs a team9 V Kohli vs WI (35 inngs) *9 S Tendulkar vs Aus (70)8 V Kohli vs Aus (35)8 V Kohli vs SL (46)8 S Tendulkar vs SL (80)#WIvIND
India win by six wickets
Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, for the second time in consecutive games, played key roles in India's win as they take the series 2-0. A three-hour rain delay reduced the contest to 35-overs-per-side as West Indies posted 240 for 7 on the back of Chris Gayle's 41-ball 72. Kohli made unbeaten 114 while Iyer made 65 as India polished off the revised target of 255 in 32.3 overs.
When the duo joined hands at 92 for 3, India were still some distance away and needed to score at more than seven runs an over. Rohit Sharma's early run out dented India after a brisk start but Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli got the chase going with a 66-run stand for the second wicket. However, both Dhawan and Rishabh Pant fell in the 13th over - to Fabian Allen - to bring West Indies back in the game. The left-arm spinner tied both Kohli and Iyer down for a while and helped West Indies edge ahead as the rate climbed over eight.
Then came the release in the 19th over - courtesy Iyer - as two hits changed the game. Iyer slammed Allen over his head and then slapped the next one over square leg to ease some pressure. Roston Chase's next over fetched India nine more as both Kohli and Iyer found their groove. There was no stopping the duo from there on as they had hit the spinners out of the attack on a helpful track. Kohli got his half-century off 48 balls while Iyer got the landmark in 33 deliveries. India raced to 190 for 3 - leaving just 65 for the last ten overs. Things, however, could have been vastly different had Shai Hope not dropped a simple caught behind chance when Kohli was on 11.
Century No. 43
He gets there off 94 balls. What a masterclass this has been from the India captain. Reduced a tricky chase to nothing. Superb effort as India cruise towards a series win.
India 237 for 4
50 for Iyer off 33 balls. The century stand also comes up. Just 65 needed in the last 10 overs.
20 overs done - India 142 for 3
We will have a result in this game now. Iyer and Kohli have scored 50 for the fourth wicket. 113 needed in the last 15.
50 for Kohli
His 55th in ODIs. Asking rate touching eight and onus on him to carry India forward. Will we see another masterclass?
India 118 for 3 in 18 overs
Pant goes first ball. Charges down the track to hit the spinner. Doesn't connect and is caught at mid-off. Kohli looks shocked. This was a shocker. He falls for a duck. West Indies have surged ahead in the contest now.
India 92 for 3
Allen gets the wickets as Dhawan runs out of patience. Tried to hit it over mid-off and doesn't connect. Keemo Paul completes the catch.
India 91 for 2
10 overs done
India in a solid position. Kohli and Dhawan have raised a half-century stand and brought the required rate under seven. 172 needed now off 150.
India 83 for 1
Five overs done - India 39 for 1.
Run out. Dhawan cut it to point and Rohit charged down. Throw comes to the bowler's end and Rohit was just short despite the dive.
India 25 for 1
Dhawan and Rohit out to open. Kemar Roach starts with the ball and two boundaries to start. This should be fun ...
West Indies 240 for 7; India need 255
A Chris Gayle blitzkrieg at the start has set West Indies up nicely given there is no more rain. In between the two rain interruptions, there was plenty of entertainment for the West Indies fans as Gayle and Evin Lewis hammered 114 in the powerplay before persistent rain consumed the clash with the hosts on 158 for 2 in 22 overs.
Speculations were ripe about Gayle's retirement as he walked off to a standing ovation from the fans, the Indian players and the West Indies players after hammering 72 off 41. The first rain interruption came in after just 1.3 overs and yet there was no shortage of action in those nine balls. Jason Holder finally won the toss and had no hesitation sticking his openers in. Bhuvneshwar Kumar started with a maiden but a Mohammed Shami free-hit was dispatched by Gayle for a six in the second over.
When play resumed, Lewis and Gayle collaborated to toy with the Indian bowling as Bhuvneshwar, Shami and Khaleel Ahmed were tonked around the park. Gayle raced to his half-century - off 30 balls - as West Indies crossed the 100-run mark in the tenth over. Lewis, though, got carried away and tried to match Gayle without proper execution. Trying to slog a Yuzvendra Chahal delivery, he mistimed the ball to Shikhar Dhawan at long-on.
Five balls later, Gayle slapped at Khaleel delivery to Virat Kohli at mid-off as West Indies found themselves in a fairly strong position at 121 for 2 in 11.4 overs. The next 62 balls resulted in 37 runs as Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer tried to build on the bullish start with the spinners pulling things back for India.
A three-hour rain delay followed but play did resume at 235pm local time. After resumption, West Indies played out 29 deliveries without a boundary as Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope fell looking for quick runs. Nicolas Pooran propped up the score with some crisp hits - fetching the side 30 off 16 - to set up a challenging total for the visitors.
Full and on the stumps. Nicholas has smashed it straight to long-on.
West Indies 211 for 5
Five overs to go - West Indies 211 for 4
Full and fast. Straight. No connection from Hope and he loses his stumps as well.
West Indies 171 for 4
The 50 partnership came off 79 deliveries but Hetmyer falls going for quick runs. Swings across the line and is beaten by the off-cutter from Shami.
West Indies 171 for 3
The players are out and it's still looking gloomy. Advantage West Indies at the moment?
Some good news - Play to start at 235pm local time. In about ten minutes. 32-overs-per-side contest.
What if I tell you that the rain is back and the covers are back on?
It has stopped raining at the moment. If there is no more rain, we will have a 13:15 PM (local) scheduled start #WIvIND
Galle. London. Trinidad.
It's been a frustrating day for cricket fans. The rain is back again ...
No overs lost, play to resume in about ten minutes at 12pm local time. West Indies 158 for 2 in 22 overs.
@HenryGayle - the only player in history to score????300 in Tests (317 v SA, 2005; 333 v SL, 2010)????200 in ODIs (215 v Zim, 2015)????100 in T20Is (117 v SA, 2007; 100* v Eng, 2016)#WIvIND #Gayle #UniverseBoss
Rain has arrived once again and the players are off ...
20 overs done - West Indies 148 for 2
Gayle's wicket .... and what followed!#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/7BCuZBHyDL
Oh, dear! No century for Gayle as he's smashed a Khaleel delivery straight to mid-off. He falls for 72 off 41. India right back in it and they needed these two wickets.
West Indies 121 for 2
Lewis fall and Chahal has struck on his fifth delivery. Tossed up and he slowed it down. Slog sweep and he doesn't connect well. Got carried away. Dhawan takes the catch at long-on.
West Indies 115 for 1
Last 33 balls have produced 100 runs!
West Indies have smashed 114 in the first ten overs. Gayle has raced to 65 off 33 and Lewis is enjoying the show from the other end. Indian bowling looking toothless and is lacking any sort of penetration. No opting for Kohli but to go for spinners now.
The West Indies openers are hurting India. In the first six overs, 42 runs were score via boundaries. Four sixes in the first seven overs. Gayle isn't looking to settle in and that's helping Lewis.
West Indies 63 for no loss in seven overs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has induced 28% false shots in this series. Of the players to have bowled 5+ overs in the series, no bowler have beaten the batsman or found the edge as often as Bhuvneshwar. #WIvIND
The players are back and Gayle looking good out there!
The covers are coming off now ...
And the sun is out now but the drizzle is on ...
A maiden over to start, a no ball and a Gayle six on the free hit. That's all we've got in the 1.3 overs. Rain arrives and the players are off ...
Alrighty then, Lewis and Gayle to open. Bhuvneshwar to start with the ball. While we wait for some Ashes action, we have some cricket in Trinidad. Excited?
Toss - West Indies opt to bat first. India bring in Chahal in place of Kuldeep.
West Indies - Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul
India - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed
Weather update - The sun is out and it's humid out there.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the third and final ODI between West Indies and India in Trinidad. India looking to seal the series, West Indies hoping to level it 1-1 after the first game was washed out.
Sunday's win was once again proof of the big gap building between the two teams, at least in the 50-over format. India hold a commanding 7-2 win-loss record in the last 10 games between the two teams, with one tie coming in Visakhapatnam, during the series in 2018. On Sunday, it was all about Virat Kohli. Battling tiredness in humid conditions, the Indian captain made yet another hundred, his 42nd in ODIs, and also went past Sourav Ganguly, to become the second-highest run-scorer, behind Sachin Tendulkar.
While Kohli's return to century-hitting ways was welcome news, the more pressing problems that India encountered during the World Cup remained unanswered. Rishabh Pant did little to suggest he could fit in at the vexed No.4 position, the last 10 overs of batting was modest in the absence of Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni. But there was a silver lining and that was in the form of Shreyas Iyer. Coming on the back of a good series with the 'A' team, the Mumbaikar did his cause of getting an extended run at five no harm with a fine knock of 71.
For West Indies, it was the same old batting problems that has held the team back. Chris Gayle did go past Brian Lara to become the highest run-scorer in ODIs for the hosts, but there was a sense of inevitability about his dismissal. Evin Lewis sparkled, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicolas Pooran frittered away starts, and the rest fell in a pack. If the hosts are to start winning, the batsmen need to stand up and start converting those into something substantial, something that captain, Jason Holder, has been asking for a long time.