India vs West Indies 4th ODI: Rohit, Rayudu demolish West Indies

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Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring his 21st ODI century

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Opener Rohit Sharma hammered a superb 162 and batsman Ambati Rayudu struck a brilliant 100 as India annihilated the West Indies by 224 runs in the fourth ODI in Mumbai.

As a result of their victory, which was India’s third-largest in terms of runs, the hosts took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Electing to bat first, India made a great start to their innings as Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan amassed a 71-run partnership before Dhawan was caught by Kieran Powell at midwicket off the bowling of Keemo Paul for 38.

India captain Virat Kohli, who had scored three consecutive centuries coming into this match, managed to make 16 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Kemar Roach.

Rohit and Rayudu stabilised the innings with a 211-run partnership, during which Rohit surpassed the 150-run mark, while Rayudu was nearing his century.

Rohit ended up making 162, which came off 137 balls and included 20 boundaries and four sixes, before he was dismissed by Ashley Nurse.

Rayudu went on to score an 81-ball 100, which included eight boundaries and four sixes, before he was run out by Fabian Allen.

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Ambati Rayudu raises his bat after bringing up his third ODI hundred

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With MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav scoring a quickfire 23 and 16 respectively, India finished on 377/5.

Roach was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Nurse and Paul chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 378 to win, the West Indies got off to a dismal start as opener Chandrapaul Hemraj was removed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 14.

Shai Hope was run out by Kuldeep Yadav for a duck, while Kieran Powell was run out by Kohli for four runs.

The West Indies continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, with Khaleel Ahmed tearing through the tourist’s middle order.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder was the only batsman to put up a fight, but his unbeaten 54, which came off 70 deliveries and included a boundary and two sixes, went in vain as his side were skittled out for 153.

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Jason Holder scored his seventh ODI fifty

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Kuldeep and Khaleel took three wickets apiece, while Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja claimed one wicket each.

Rohit was named Man of the Match.

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