India vs West Indies 5th ODI: It was mayhem as India captain walked out to bat in the final ODI at Trivandrum after Shikhar Dhawan departed early. The No 1 batsman in the world received a King-like welcome at the Greenfield Stadium. Chasing 105 to win, India lost Dhawan with the score on six. Dhawan was bowled as he played a back of a length ball onto his stumps. Once he departed there was pin-drop silence, but when the crowd realised that Kohli walked out to bat, the decibels increased. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Shares Funny Video of Virat Kohli, Captions it as, ''Measured Eating''
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Once Kohli joined Rohit there was no more jitters or hiccups as they saw India home in the 15th over. Rohit remained unbeaten on 63 off 56 balls and Kohli stroked a brilliant 33 off 29 balls as India won the match by nine wickets to clinch the five-match ODI series 3-1. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma set a new record by pipping Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to become fastest to 4000 ODI run as a pair. Rohit-Kohli reached the milestone in merely 66 partnerships whereas Sourav-Dravid took 80 partnerships to reach the milestone.
In the process, India also won its sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series on home soil.
Most consecutive bilateral series wins for India against an opponent:
8 vs SL, 2007 – present
8 vs WI, 2007 – present
6 vs ZIM, 1998 – present
4 vs ENG, 2011-17
West Indies: 103 all out in 31.5 overs (Holder 25; Ahmed 2/29, Jadeja 4/33, Bumrah 2/11).
India: 105/1 in 14.5 overs (Rohit Sharma not out 63, Virat Kohli not out 33).
Earlier, happy with the hospitality in Thiruvananthapuram, Kohli left a small note thanking them for the hospitality. Meanwhile, India will soon get ready for the upcoming T20I series against the touring Windies team. The first T20I is in Kolkata on November 4.