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PHOTOS: Rohit, Rayudu hit tons as India demolish Windies

Last updated on: October 30, 2018 00:25 IST

Images from the fourth One-Day International between India and West Indies in Mumbai on Monday.

IMAGE: Captain Virat Kohli, left, celebrates the run out of Kieran Powell with his team mates. Photograph: PTI

Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav picked up three wickets each after centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu as India demolished West Indies by 224 runs, in the fourth ODI in Mumbai on Monday.

Windies folded for a paltry 153 in 36.2 overs in reply to India's mammoth 377 for five as the hosts claimed an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Captain Jason Holder was the only Windies batsman to go past the 20-run mark as he finished unbeaten on a solid 54 batting at No. 7.

Khaleel Ahmed

IMAGE: India fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed appeals for a wicket. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Earlier, Sharma and Rayudu slammed centuries to power India to a huge 377 for five.

Rohit slammed a brilliant 162 from 137 balls, while Rayudu stroked a quickfire 100 from 81 balls as the duo put on an entertaining stand of 212 runs for the third wicket to tear apart the Windies attack in the middle overs.

The fifth and final ODI will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

 

The Indians dished out  an impressive effort on the field, inflicting two run outs besides Rohit holding onto three fine catches in the slips.

This is India's third biggest win in the 50-overs format. Their biggest-ever win in ODI remains the 257-run demolition of Bermuda in the 2007 ICC World Cup.

West Indies' chase never really got going as they lost half of their side inside the 50-run mark with Khaleel doing the bulk of the damage as the left-arm pacer picked up three for 13 to destroy the top order, while Kuldeep cleaned up the lower order as he took three for 42.

IMAGE: India's players celebrate after Kuldeep Yadav, 2nd right, ran out Shai Hope. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

West Indies lost two wickets -- Chandrapaul Hemraj (14) and Shai Hope (0) -- in the fifth over. While Hemraj was caught in the covers off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hope was run out courtesy a stunning direct hit by Kuldeep from mid-on.

Matters became worse for the visitors after Kieran Powell (4) was run-out in the very next over by Kohli, who came up with another brilliant piece of fielding at short cover.

Sachin Tendulkar

IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar rings the bell ahead of the start of the fourth ODI at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne stadium. Photograph: PTI

The wickets kept tumbling and the next to be dismissed was the in-form Shimron Hetymar (13), who was trapped leg before by Khaleel in the 10th over, after he opted to review the decision.

The 20-year-old Khaleel was on fire as he picked up two more wickets in quick succession. He first cleaned up Rovman Powell (1) and then accounted for Samuels, who edged one to Rohit in the first slip.

Kuldeep finished off things quickly as he ran through the tail to help India take an unbeatable lead in the series.

Rohit Sharma

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma celebrates after getting to 100 in the fourth ODI against the West Indies at the CCI, in Mumbai, on Monday. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Earlier, Rohit and Rayudu scored belligerent centuries to guide India to 377 for five against the West Indies in the penultimate ODI of the five-match series, at the Cricket Club of India, in Mumbai.

They took centre stage after a rare failure by skipper Virat Kohli to power India to the imposing total.

Rohit's (162) 21st career century, which included 20 fours and four hits over the fence, came off 137 balls, while Rayudu’s his 100-run knock, off 812 balls, was studded with eight boundaries and four sixes.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, India made a quick start, with Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (38) adding a run-a-ball 71 for the opening stand before the latter pulled a Keemo Paul short delivery straight to Kieran Powell, at the mid-wicket boundary.

Kohli, who hit three consecutive tons before Monday's match, played aggressively for his 16 before edging a Kemar Roach delivery to Shai Hope, behind the stumps, as India were reduced to 101 for two.

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu embrace after completing a 100-run stand. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Thereafter, Rohit and Rayudu held fort and played an aggressive brand of cricket. They continued the onslaught and made the West Indies attack look ordinary, picking up boundaries and sixes at will.

After Kohli's dismissal, Rohit, who had scored a match-winning unbeaten 152 in the lung-opener at Guhawati, and Rayudu took the onus upon themselves to build the innings and, in the process, shared a breezy 211-run stand for the third wicket, which came off just 163 deliveries, to lay the foundation for the big score.

Rohit did not spare a single West Indian bowler and made his intentions clear when he opened the account with a boundary over point.

He initially played the second fiddle to Dhawan, but after his half century, which came off 60 balls, upped the ante.

Ambati Rayudu

IMAGE: Ambati Rayudu acknowledges the applause from the Mumbai crowd after completing his century. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

He displayed all the shots in the book -- be it drives, pulls, flicks or cuts -- before departing in the 44th over, caught by Chanderpaul Hemraj off Ashley Nurse.

Rayadu took time to settle down, but later hammered the bowlers with exquisite stroke-play – first, in Rohit's company and then alongside veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni (23).

Kedar Jadhav (16) and Ravindra Jadeja (7) were unbeaten as the hosts amassed 116 runs in the last 10 overs.

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