The third ODI between India and West Indies proved to be a thriller with Virat Kohli scoring yet another century, making it 3 centuries in 3 ODIs. India were handed a target of 283 following a handy cameo from Ashley Nurse in the last few overs with the Windies all set to be restricted below 250 at one stage.
With Virat Kohli in the middle, India were expected to romp home but his unexpected dismissal permitted the West Indies to make a comeback resulting in a maiden win.
Veteran spinner Marlon Samuels was the pick of the West Indian bowlers, with figures of 3/12 dismissing key batsman Virat Kohli when it mattered the most.
India have lost their 1-0 lead on the five-match series with the series currently balanced 1-1. Both the sides will be looking to make a comeback in the upcoming match at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Here are the highlights:
# West Indies win by 43 runs!
# Wicket! Samuels wraps up the Indian chase with a bouncing delivery which Bumrah attempts to cheekily edge but fails to land anything but a catch to skipper Jason Holder at slip. Jasprit Bumrah 0(3)
# Wicket! Khaleel Ahmed attempts an ambitious shot off a quick delivery by Marlon Samuels, has been stumped by wicketkeeper Shai Hope with India all set for a defeat at this stage. Ahmed 3(5), India 237/9(46 overs)
# Khaleel Ahmed makes his way down to the pitch with India facing an unexpected loss!
# Wicket! Yuzvendra Chahal has departed for a 5 ball 3 after attempting an ambitious hook off a Kemar Roach delivery with the fielder making no mistake. India 225/8(43 overs)
# Can Yuzvendra Chahal emerge as an unexpected hero?
# Marlon Samuels has accounted for the prized wicket of Virat Kohli off a fast delivery which Kohli completely missed after attempting a pull shot considering the ever-increasing required run-rate. India are in deep trouble! Virat Kohli 107(119), India 220/7 (41.3)
# Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in!
# Wicket! McCoy strikes with the ball yet again dismissing Bhuvaneshwar Kumar with a slightly wide delivery which Kumar looks to slam over the in-field, handing a simple catch to fielder Rovman Powell. The Windies are back in the game. India 215/6( 40.2 overs)
# The West Indies will be looking to dismiss Virat Kohli who holds the key in the run-chase as soon as possible with the batsman capable of chasing down any target at will. Kohli, on the other hand will be looking to ensure a 2-0 lead for his side. West Indies 215/5 (40 overs)
# Century! 100 for Virat Kohli who has been quite sensational to say the least with the bat for India, leading from the front in a tense chase. Virat Kohli 100(110), India 202/5 (37.1 overs)
# Bhuvaneshwar Kumar makes his way down in a tense situation!
#Wicket! Dhoni's poor run with the bat continues with the batsman edging a tame delivery from Jason Holder to wicketkeeper Shai Hope who made no mistake when it mattered the most. Holder will be delighted with the dismissal with the Windies back in the race following the dismissal. West Indies 194/5(35.5 overs)
# Veteran MS Dhoni is the next man in for India!
# Wicket! India lose their 4th wicket with Rishabh Pant dismissed for an 18 ball 24 following an edge off his gloves to the keeper. Skipper Jason Holder opts to review the umpire's call which pays off rich dividends. West India 175/4(32 overs)
# Virat Kohli is the man to watch out for after a couple of delightful strokes and will be looking to string along a fine partnership with Rishabh Pant who has been impressive so far. West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to pick up a couple of wickets which can set the stage for a maiden win. India 154/3(28 overs)
# Rishabh Pant walks in to bat!
# Wicket! Ambati Rayadu has nicked one down to the stumps off left-arm pacer McCoy's rising delivery which Rayadu fails to effectively negotiate earning a much-needed breakthrough for West Indies. Ambati Rayadu 22(27), India 135/3 (25.4 overs)
# Ambati Rayadu is the next man in for India!
# Wicket! Ashley Nurse has picked the prize wicket of Shikhar Dhawan who has been dismissed for a score of 35. Dhawan attempted to sweep the ball which did not turn as expected, with the umpire in no doubt over the Lbw verdict. Shikhar Dhawan 35(45), India 88/2(17.2 overs)
# Despite the early dismissal of Rohit Sharma, India are comfortably poised at this stage on the back of a fine partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan who have been dominant so far. India 40/1(8 overs)
# Skipper Virat Kohli walks down to rescue India yet again!
# Wicket! Holder strikes with the ball dismissing Rohit Sharma with an absolute ripper with left the opener in two minds. Sharma's lack of footwork proves fatal as the stumps light up. Rohit Sharma 8(9), India 9/1 (2 overs)
# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are all set to kickstart the chase!
# West Indies 283/9 (50 overs)
# A 50-run partnership between Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach with the former in spectacular form, rescuing the West Indies after the side seemed all set to be restricted to a score below 250.
# Shai Hope who seemed all set for his third ODI century with a comprehensive batting performance has been dismissed with Ashley Nurse and new man Kemar Roach handed the onus of milking as many runs as possible in the remaining overs. West Indies 238/8 (45 overs)
# Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah has bowled Shai Hope off a stunning yorker after a fighting knock by the batsman who scored a 113 ball 95 and held the key to the West Indies registering a score in excess of 250. The Windies seem all set to wrap up for a score below 250, following his dismissal. West Indies 227/8 (44 overs)
# Spinner Ashley Nurse makes his way down to the middle
#Wicket! Tame end for Fabian Allen who attempts to make his debut extra special with a big score, setting the stage with a huge six but falls short early after attempting a big shot off a wide delivery off a Chahal delivery but to no avail as Pant completes the proceedings. Fabian Allen 5(7), West Indies 217/7 (41.3 overs)
# Debutant Fabian Allen is the next man in at the crease with the Windies 6 wickets down!
#Wicket! Jason Holder has succumbed after attempting to smash Bhuvaneshwar Kumar for a six into the stands off a back of the length delivery. India have finally got the breakthrough they were craving for. Jason Holder 32(29), West Indies 199/6 (38.3 overs)
# Jason Holder and Shai Hope have stitched a fine partnership for the West Indies, combining maturity with aggression to keep the runs ticking on the scoreboard. Hope has been the man to watch out for and will be looking to register consecutive centuries. West Indies 173/5(35 overs)
# Half-Century! A well-deserving 50 for Shai Hope who has emerged as a reliable batsman for the West Indies, ensuring quality performances at every stage.
#Jason Holder and Shai Hope are the last recognised batting pair for the West Indies with a dismissal for either of them setting the stage for a below-par score. India, on the other hand, will be looking to wrap up the innings for a reasonable score on a tricky pitch, ensuring a 2-0 lead for the hosts. West Indies 134/5 (28 overs)
# Skipper Jason Holder is the next man in for West Indies!
#Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav has struck yet again for India with Rohit Sharma completing yet another stunner as Rovman Powell makes his way back to the pavilion after attempting to smash the ball into the stands. Rovman Powell 4(16) West Indies 121/5(23.4 overs)
# Big-hitter Rovman Powell is the next man in for the West Indies!
#Wicket! MS Dhoni has struck with the gloves for India by stumping West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer off a turning delivery with Hetmyer's back leg on the line rather than behind it which the wicketkeeper smartly pounced on. Shimron Hetmyer 37(21), West Indies 111/4 (19.3 overs)
Top Class #MSD sends Hetmyer packing
Alert and a live wire as always, @msdhoni was his usual self to pick the bails off that turned out to be a successful stumping.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2018
# Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope will be looking to stitch an effective partnership at this stage which can help ensure a solid platform for the finishers in the coming overs. Jasprit Bumrah has been the pick of the bowlers for India with 3 wickets and will be looking to ensure more of the same in the coming overs. West Indies 89/3(17 overs)
# Can new man Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope save the day for the Windies yet again?
# Wicket! Khaleel Ahmed has struck with the ball for India, making his presence felt with a stunner which left Samuels in no position to fend off the delivery, with an edge down to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni completing proceedings. Marlon Samuels 9(17), West Indies 55/3 (13.1 overs)
# West Indies will be looking to ensure a steady partnership at this stage after losing openers Hemraj and Powell cheaply early on in the innings. Shai Hope and experienced batsman Marlon Samuels will be looking to ensure an error-free display at any cost. West Indies 47/2 (11 overs)
# Marlon Samuels is the next man in!
#Wicket! Rohit Sharma has pulled off a stunner off a rising delivery by Jasprit Bumrah who has been extremely persistent which Kieran Powell failed to fend off accurately handing an edge. Kieran Powell 21(25), West Indies 39/2 (8.1 overs)
# Shai Hope, the Windies hero in the last match makes his way down to the centre at No 3!
# Wicket! Jasprit Bumrah has made up for his earlier faux pas with an excellent rising delivery which tricked Hemraj into hooking the ball with MS Dhoni making no mistakes! Chandrapaul Hemraj 15(20), West Indies 25/1 (5.5 overs)
# Windies off to a stuttering start after an excellent opening spell from Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar who have kept the batsmen guessing with their variations in line, length and pace. However, India have lost a review after wasting it on an Lbw call off a Bumrah delivery with the ball pitching way off line. West Indies 15/0(5 overs)
# West Indies openers Kieran Powell and Chandrapaul Hemraj have walked down to the middle with comeback man Bhuvaneshwar Kumar all set to kick off proceedings with the ball.
The #MenInBlue are all geared up for the 3rd ODI.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2018
WI XI: K Powell, C Hemraj, S Hope, M Samuels, S Hetmyer, R Powell, J Holder, A Nurse, Fabien Allen, K Roach, O McCoy
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 27, 2018
IND XI: RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, A Rayudu, R Pant, MS Dhoni, B Kumar, K Yadav, Y Chahal, J Bumrah, K Ahmed
Three changes for #TeamIndia in the Playing XI.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2018
# India win toss and opt to bat first
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 27, 2018
There were over 600 runs scored in the second ODI between India and West Indies with centuries from Virat Kohli and Shai Hope. The West Indies paced their chase well after being handed a target of 322 by India only to lose a flurry of wickets in the middle and late overs.
However, Shai Hope managed to take the match to the final over with a boundary off the last ball ensuring that the match ended in a tie.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers, picking 3 wickets after skipper Kohli dominated the Windies bowling attack, having opted to bat first, with a stunning 157.
India are currently leading the five-match series 1-0 but West Indies would now hope that the momentum from the second clash carries them past the finish line in the matches to come.
Squads for 3rd ODI:
India: Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey.
West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Obed McCoy.