India v West Indies LIVE: India thump visitors by 224 runs to take series lead

Sport360 staff 19:02 29/10/2018
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Khaleel Ahmed struck early for India.

West Indies suffered a poor start in their chase of a mammoth 378. Opener Chanderpaul Hemraj was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the fifth over of the innings before in-form Shai Hope was run-out for a duck just two deliveries later.

The visitors lost a third wicket soon after to another run-out as Kieran Powell departed for four. After losing three wickets in the span of seven balls, the Windies were regrouping through Marlon Samuels and Shimron Hetmyer. However, the latter fell lbw to Khaleel Ahmed in the pacer’s first over as the visitors slumped to 45-4. With his very next over, Khaleel struck again for India by bowling Rovman Powell around his gates.

The left-armed pacer made it three wickets in three overs by accounting for Samuels too before Kuldeep Yadav removed Fabian Allen to reduce the Windies to 77-7. The visitors were able to cross the 100-run mark before Kuldeep struck again to dismiss Nurse. Windies skipper Jason Holder showed some fight by striking his seventh ODI half-century even as the hosts searched for the final wicket. That resistance was finally broken by Kuldeep as the visitors folded for 153 runs.

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against West Indies in the fourth one-day international in Mumbai on Monday.

The five-match series is level at 1-1 going into the encounter after the visitors secured a 43-run win in the third ODI.

Follow the progress of West Indies’ reply below after Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu hit superb centuries in an innings of 377-5:

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