Sharma smashes 162 in comprehensive India victory
Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu smash 100s as India take series lead with demolition of West Indies
- India lead the ODI series 2-1 after beating the the West Indies by 224 runs
- Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu both scored 100s as India posted 377-5
- West Indies never looked like chasing the score down and were all out for 153
Opener Rohit Sharma smashed 162 as India took a 2-1 lead in their one-day international series against the West Indies with a crushing 224-run victory in Mumbai.
Sharma led the way on a day when skipper Virat Kohli contributed only 16, scoring 24 boundaries in his 137-ball innings with fine support from Ambati Rayudu.
He and Rayudu, who was eventually run out on 100, put on 211 for the third wicket to help the home side reach 377 for five with Kemar Roach taking two for 74 as the West Indies struggled to contain the hosts.
Rohit Sharma smashed 162 off 137 balls as India smashed the West Indies by 224 runs
The Indian opener was the mainstay of the innings, scoring his 21st ODI hundred
The visitors’ reply was doomed from the off when they lost openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Kieran Powell and number three Shai Hope in the space of seven balls to slump to 20 for three.
Captain Jason Holder made unbeaten 54, the only real resistance provided by any of the visitors’ batsman as they were skittled out for 153 in just 36.2 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav both picked up three wickets in the Windies’ response.
The fifth and final match of the series – with one game abandoned due to rain – takes place in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, where they West Indies will need to win if they want to avoid a series defeat.
Ambati Rayudu also passed three figures for the third time in his international career
Shai Hope’s dismassal left the Windies 20-2 and they were eventually all out for 153
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