India vs West Indies 1st ODI: What a compilation, 11 sixes in 50 seconds! It was total carnage in Guwahati as the hosts thrashed Windies by eight wickets to help India take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-match ODI series. Both Kohli and Rohit registered breathtaking centuries. Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 whereas Kohli was dismissed for 140. Rohit Sharma has now completed 4,000 runs in India in international cricket – in just 87 innings – second fastest batsman to do so, he is just behind Sunil Gavaskar (86 innings).
Here is a compilation of all the sixes in merely 50 seconds.
Surely, there cannot be a better sight in world cricket. They were doing it with utmost ease and without breaking into a sweat. This was also their 5th 200-run stand, second-most by an Indian pair, which again is the highest.
Kohli was finally dismissed for 140 off 107 balls. His innings comprised of 21 fours and two sixes. This was Kohli’s 22nd ton while chasing, exemplifying why he is known as the chase-master. This was also his 31st hundred as captain.
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Earlier in the day, Kohli won the toss and asked the touring Windies to have a bat. They lost an early wicket but Shimron Hetmyer’s 106 off 78 balls and Kieron Powell’s 51 off 39 balls meant the visitor’s got to a score of respectability. They set a target of 323 for India to chase. Yuzvendra Chahal with three wickets was the pick of the Indian bowlers.