Shai Hope stars in Windies’ 43-run win as Kohli’s third consecutive ton goes in vain.
Pune: Jasprit Bumrah scalped four wickets (4/35), Virat Kohli completed a hat-trick of hundreds (107) but Shai Hope’s 95 and then Windies bowlers’ collective effort made sure that the night belonged to the visitors. Windies beat India by 43 runs to level the five-match series 1-1 here on Saturday.
Hope took off from where he had left in Vizag as his controlled 117-ball knock and Ashley Nurse’s late onslaught (40 off 22 balls) guided West Indies to 283/9 after India elected to field at the Maharashtra Cricket Associ-ation Stadium.
While Bhuvnes-hwar Kumar did not really enjoy a bright evening on his comeback, Bumrah provided the team what it had dearly missed in the first two ODIs — control, wickets and sting.
MS Dhoni, dropped from India’s T20I squads for West Indies and Australia on Friday, set the ball rolling as he took an absolute stunner to dismiss Chandrapaul Hemraj off Bumrah. The pacer stuck yet again as Rohit Sharma took a diving catch in the slips to send Kieran Powell packing in the eighth over. Marlon Samuels’ failure with the bat continued, as the visitors were three down for 55. Shimron Hetmyer was India’s Achilles’ heel in the first two ODIs and he looked set for an encore in Pune as he raced to 37 off 20 balls, hitting three sixes, two fours and stitching second fifty-plus partnership with Hope. However, his ‘foot-on-the-line’ moment and Dhoni’s sharpness behind the stumps meant that Kuldeep Yadav had the West Indian for the fourth time on the ongoing tour.
West Indies: K. Powell c Rohit b Bumrah 21, Chandrapaul Hemraj c Dhoni b Bumrah 15, Shai Hope b Bumrah 95, Marlon Samuels c Dhoni b K Khaleel Ahmed 9, Shimron Hetmyer st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 37, Rovman Powell c Rohit b Kuldeep Yadav 4, Jason Holder c Ravindra Jadeja b Bhuvneshwar 32, Fabian Allen c Pant b Chahal 5, Ashley Nurse lbw b Bumrah 40, Kemar Roach (not out) 15, Obed McCoy (not out) 0. Extras: (B-1, LB-4, W-5)10. Total (for nine wickets in 50 overs) 283.
FoW: 25-1, 38-2, 55-3, 111-4, 121-5, 197-6, 217-7, 227-8, 283-9.
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar 10-0-70-1, Bumrah 10-1-35-4, K Khaleel 10-0-65-1, Chahal 10-1-56-1, Kuldeep 10-0-52-2.
India: R. Sharma b Holder 8, S. Dhawan lbw b Nurse 35, V. Kohli b Samuels 107, A. Rayudu b McCoy 22, R. Pant c Hope b Nurse 24, M.S. Dhoni c Hope b Holder 7, B. Kumar c R Powell b McCoy 10, Kuldeep Yadav (not out) 15, Y.S Chahal c sub (K. Paul) b Roach 3, K. Ahmed st Hope b Samuels 3, J. Bumrah c Holder b Samuels 0. Extras (lb1, w5) 6. Total (47.4 overs) 240.
FoW: 1-9, 2-88, 3-135, 4-172, 5-194, 6-215, 7-220, 8-225, 9-237.
Bowling: Roach 10-0-48-1, Holder 9-0-46-2, McCoy 5-0-38-2, Nurse 10-0-43-2, Allen 10-0-5-0, Samuels 3.4-1-12-3.