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India Vs West Indies: India Chase Down 323 With Ease

Updated: October 22, 2018, 1:51 PM IST
 Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit attacking hundreds as India beat West Indies by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. (Image: PTI)
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit attacking hundreds as India beat West Indies by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. (Image: PTI)

 Man-of-the-match Virat Kohli scored 140 off 107 balls. (Image: PTI)
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Man-of-the-match Virat Kohli scored 140 off 107 balls. (Image: PTI)

 While Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 152 from 117 balls. (Image: PTI)
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While Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 152 from 117 balls. (Image: PTI)

 Team India chased down the 323-run target with ease. (Image: PTI)
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Team India chased down the 323-run target with ease. (Image: PTI)

 Put into bat by India, West Indies scored 322-8 with 106 from Shimron Hetmyer. (Image: PTI)
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Put into bat by India, West Indies scored 322-8 with 106 from Shimron Hetmyer. (Image: PTI)

 India ended on 326-2 off 42.1 overs. (Image: PTI)
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India ended on 326-2 off 42.1 overs. (Image: PTI)

 Host India didn't get off to the best start when debutant pacer Oshane Thomas (1-83) bowled Shikhar Dhawan (4). (Image: PTI)
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Host India didn't get off to the best start when debutant pacer Oshane Thomas (1-83) bowled Shikhar Dhawan (4). (Image: PTI)

 But Kohli and Sharma came together and stayed until the 33rd over, putting on 246 runs for the second wicket in a masterly batting display. (Image: PTI)
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But Kohli and Sharma came together and stayed until the 33rd over, putting on 246 runs for the second wicket in a masterly batting display. (Image: PTI)

 Kohli raced to his half-century off only 35 balls. (Image: PTI)
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Kohli raced to his half-century off only 35 balls. (Image: PTI)

 At the other end, Sharma played the waiting game as India chased a potentially daunting target. (Image: PTI)
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At the other end, Sharma played the waiting game as India chased a potentially daunting target. (Image: PTI)

 The 100 came up in only 15.1 overs, and Kohli reached his 36th ODI hundred off only 88 balls. Overall, the Indian skipper hit 21 fours and two sixes. (Image: PTI)
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The 100 came up in only 15.1 overs, and Kohli reached his 36th ODI hundred off only 88 balls. Overall, the Indian skipper hit 21 fours and two sixes. (Image: PTI)

 Kohli and Sharma added 200 runs for the second wicket off 163 balls, the first double-hundred partnership among Indian batsmen against West Indies for any wicket in ODI cricket. (Image: PTI)
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Kohli and Sharma added 200 runs for the second wicket off 163 balls, the first double-hundred partnership among Indian batsmen against West Indies for any wicket in ODI cricket. (Image: PTI)

 Kohli was eventually stumped off Devendra Bishoo in the 33rd over but the damage was already done. (Image: PTI)
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Kohli was eventually stumped off Devendra Bishoo in the 33rd over but the damage was already done. (Image: PTI)

 Earlier, opener Kieran Powell scored 51 off 39 balls, while Jason Holder (38) chipped in with valuable runs later in the innings as West Indies set an imposing target despite losing regular wickets in the middle overs. (Image: PTI)
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Earlier, opener Kieran Powell scored 51 off 39 balls, while Jason Holder (38) chipped in with valuable runs later in the innings as West Indies set an imposing target despite losing regular wickets in the middle overs. (Image: PTI)

 Powell's hard-hitting against Indian pacers brought in the runs, and Mohammed Shami, returning to ODI cricket after a year away, proved expensive at 2-81. (Image: PTI)
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Powell's hard-hitting against Indian pacers brought in the runs, and Mohammed Shami, returning to ODI cricket after a year away, proved expensive at 2-81. (Image: PTI)

 Despite the early dismissal of debutant Chandrapaul Hemraj (9), Powell and Shai Hope (32) continued scoring at nearly six runs an over and put on 50 runs off 41 balls. (Image: PTI)
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Despite the early dismissal of debutant Chandrapaul Hemraj (9), Powell and Shai Hope (32) continued scoring at nearly six runs an over and put on 50 runs off 41 balls. (Image: PTI)

 West Indies was dominating the run of play when Powell top-edged Khaleel Ahmed and was caught behind. (Image: PTI)
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West Indies was dominating the run of play when Powell top-edged Khaleel Ahmed and was caught behind. (Image: PTI)

 Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the first One Day International cricket match against West Indies, at ACA Cricket Stadium, Barsapara in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)
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Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the first One Day International cricket match against West Indies, at ACA Cricket Stadium, Barsapara in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

 Hetmyer reached his third ODI hundred in style with a six off just 74 balls. He was out soon after trying to clear the square leg fence off Jadeja. (Image: PTI)
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Hetmyer reached his third ODI hundred in style with a six off just 74 balls. He was out soon after trying to clear the square leg fence off Jadeja. (Image: PTI)

 Shimron Hetmyer raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the first one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)
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Shimron Hetmyer raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the first one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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1 India 4397 116
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 England 4722 105
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 Australia 3663 102
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