Dominant India look to extend winning streak against hapless Windies

Dominant India look to extend winning streak against hapless Windies

Dominant India look to extend winning streak against hapless Windies

Virat scored 140 runs in the first of the five ODI matches against the West Indies, while opener Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 152 and added a double century partnership of 246 runs for the second wicket, and won the match with almost eight overs to spare and eight wickets in hand against a huge target of 323.

But Rohit slammed an unbeaten 152 and captain Virat Kohli, 140, in a record 246-run second wicket stand, which deflated the Windies.

Rohit played 117 balls and slammed 15 boundaries and eight sixes while Virat played 107 balls and slammed 21 boundaries and two sixes.

Chandrapaul Hemraj and Marlon Samuels were the only disappointments for the West Indies as all other batters contributed and helped their team to get past the 300 run mark in their allotted 50 overs.

While Hetmyer scored 106 runs off 78 balls, opener Kieran Powell contributed 51 runs.

Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed that they have shortlisted the same 12-member squad, as in the first match, for their second ODI against West Indies beginning here at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Kohli said building partnerships is the key to success in ODI cricket.

"But we knew it's all about one partnership".

He leaked runs in the first game of the ongoing series, but considering his all-round abilities, he is expected to get a longer run.

Rohit took his time to settle down after his opening partner Dhawan fell for four to debutant fast bowler Oshane Thomas. Both the cricketers made the game look so easy.

A swashbuckling Hetmyer continued the onslaught and smashed six sixes and six fours, under pressure.

"Among the top three, I've preferred the anchor role, but today I felt good and I communicated with Rohit that he should play the anchor role".

The 21-year-old dashing batsman took to twitter to reveal his excitement, "Always ready to give my 100 per cent on a cricket field".

Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal took the charge tried to assert their dominance.

Holder and Hetmyer put on 60 for the sixth wicket. Captain Jason Holder scored 38 of 42 deliveries.

"We could have got a bit more had he carried on for 5-6 more overs, but this is a young team and we will learn". Yes the game was taken away from us Kohli and Sharma.

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