Virat Kohli's 38th One-day International (ODI) ton went in vain as a disciplined West Indies came back strongly to win the third ODI by 43 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Windies after being put to bat first set India a target of 284 runs, all thanks to Shai Hope’s valiant 95 and Ashley Nurse’s cameo down the order. You can watch video highlights of IND vs WI 3rd ODI here. IND vs WI 3rd ODI- As it Happened
India looked on course with Kohli belting an excellent 107 off 119 balls, his third consecutive century of the series, and opener Shikhar Dhawan scoring 35 before a middle order collapse, coupled with some disciplined bowling bundled the hosts out for 240 in 47.4 overs. Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Batsman to Score 3 Consecutive Centuries in ODIs, Achieves Milestone During IND vs WI in Pune
For the Windies, veteran all-rounder Marlon Samuels turned out to be wrecker-in-chief, with his off-spinners, returning figures of 3/12. Samuels, who was used lat in the game b captain Jason Holder, struck thrice including the prized scalp of Kohli in just four overs. Holder, Obed McCoy, and Ashley Nurse chipped in with two wickets each.
Earlier, the tourists rode on wicketkeeper-batsman Hope's 113-ball 95 and a valuable 22-ball 40 from Nurse, lower down the order to put 283/9 at the end of their 50 overs. For India, pacer Jasprit Bumrah scalped four wickets in his comeback match. MS Dhoni Diving Catch Against WI Video: Watch MSD Take One of the Best Catches of All Time, a Day After Selectors Dropped Him From T20I Squad!
Brief Scores: West Indies 283/9 (Shai Hope 95, Ashley Nurse 40, Shimron Hetmyer 37; Jasprit Bumrah 4/35) beat India 240 (Virat Kohli 107, Shikhar Dhawan 35; Marlon Samuels 3/12, Obed McCoy 2/38) by 43 runs. (Inputs IANS).