4th ODI: India beat West Indies by 224 runs
Mumbai, 29 October : India defeated the West Indies by 224 runs in fourth ODI at the Brabourne Stadium here on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Chasing a mammoth target of 378 runs, West Indies were bundled out for 153 in 36.2 overs.
For India, left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took 3 wickets each while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja one apiece. Earlier, winning the toss and electing to bat, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu struck belligerent centuries to guide India to a mammoth 377 for five.
Rohit and Rayudu took centre stage after a rare failure by skipper Virat Kohli to power India to the imposing total. Rohit’s 162, 21st career century came off 137 balls with the help of 20 fours and four hits over the fence while Rayudu decorated his 100-run knock with eight boundaries and four sixes.
West Indies Skipper Jason Holder top-scored for the visitors with his unbeaten 54-run knock. Next to the skipper, the highest score came from No 10 batsman KM Paul who hit 19 off 18 balls. Rest of them couldn’t face the Indian bowling attack. Rohit Sharma was declared Man of the Match for his 137-ball 162.
The last and final one-dayer will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.