Twitter in awe of the masterclass of Kohli and Rohit in India’s daunting win over Windies

Every single cricket fan at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati got the money’s worth as they witnessed a sheer masterclass from India’s 2 best batsmen. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stole the show and made a mockery of the opposition. Windies has absolutely no clue and they were blown away by the top 2 ranked batsmen in ODIs.

Batting first after losing the toss, the Windies innings was filled with ups and downs. They didn’t have a good start but the opener Kieran Powell’s quickfire 51 off 39 balls gave them momentum. The middle-order didn’t have a substantial contribution apart from Shimron Hetmyer.

The left-hander held the innings together and with limited support, ended up scoring 106 from just 78 balls. Some valuable contributions from the lower order took Windies to 322/8. The Indian seamers struggled as all of them went for more than 6 an over. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers who returned with figures of 41/3 from 10 overs.

In reply, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early for just 4. But it was the sole bright spot for the visitors in the whole innings. Virat Kohli took matters into his own hands and took the bowlers to the cleaners. Rohit Sharma was happy to play second fiddle to the skipper who was flourishing at the other end.

The two right-handers were flawless in the partnership of 246 runs. Kohli notched up his 36th ODI ton and finished at 140 from 107 balls with 21 fours and 2 sixes. Rohit carried on to make an unbeaten 152 from 117 balls that included 15 fours and 8 sixes. Ambati Rayudu, who came out to bat at No.4 made 22 not out as India cruised past the target in the 43rd over and took a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.

Match Summary

India won the toss and opted to bowl first

Windies: 322/8 in 50 overs

Shimron Hetmyer 106 (78), Kieran Powell 51 (39)

Yuzvendra Chahal 41/3 (10), Ravindra Jadeja 66/2 (10)

India: 326/2 in 42.1 overs

Rohit Sharma 152* (117), Virat Kohli 140 (107)

Devendra Bishoo 72/1 (10), Oshane Thomas 83/1 (9)

India won by 8 wickets

Player of the Match: Virat Kohli


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