Ind Vs WI 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli's Ton Goes In Vain, As Windies Beat India By 43 Runs

| October 28 , 2018 , 17:58 IST

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli's 38th ODI century went in vain as a disciplined Windies restricted the Men in Blue to win the third One-day International by 43 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune on Saturday.

Chasing a good target of 284, India relied heavily on captain Kohli and he scored an exceptionally good inning of 107-runs off 119 balls, and his third consecutive century of the series and opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 35 before a middle order collapse, coupled with some disciplined bowling bundled the hosts out for 240 in 47.4 overs.

Along with Shikhar Dhawan's (35), Ambati Rayadu (22) and Rishabh Pant (24) got starts but failed to convert them as the Windies bowlers stuck at regular intervals.

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For the Windies, veteran all-rounder Marlon Samuels turned out to be wrecker-in-chief, with his off-spinners, returning figures of 3/12 while skipper Jason Holder, Obed McCoy and Ashley Nurse picked two wickets each.

Indian skipper became the first Indian and 10th overall to score three consecutive centuries in the One-day format but it could not prevent the Windies team from tasting their first win of the tour.

Earlier, the tourists rode high on Shai 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.

A lot was expected from veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was dropped from the West Indies and Australia T20 series. But he fell for mere 7, giving Holder his second wicket.

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.