Virat Kohli Dazzles As India Win 10th Consecutive ODI Series Over West Indies
Skipper Virat Kohli smashed 85 to help India pull off a nervous chase of 316 to win the third one-day international by four wickets against the West Indies and clinch the series on Sunday. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Nicholas Pooran hit an attacking 89 to pulverise the Indian bowling in the last 10 overs that produced 118 runs for the West Indies.
West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran put together 135 runs for the fifth wicket to lift their side from 144 for four to a fighting total.
India paceman Navdeep Saini claimed two wickets after being handed his ODI cap by Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma, who made 63, and KL Rahul, on 77, laid the foundation of the team's chase with an opening partnership of 122 after the West Indies posted 315 for five.
India relied on a key 58-run sixth-wicket stand between Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, unbeaten on 39 off 31 balls, to achieve their target with eight balls to spare in Cuttack.
Rohit Sharma, who ended the year as the top ODI batsman with 1,490 runs in 28 matches, was named man of the series for his 258 runs including a knock of 159 in the second ODI.