Virat Kohli ton in vain as Windies beat India

Mae Harvey
October 28, 2018

Virat Kohli then stitched two half-century partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu.

Dhoni, 37, despite being a sharp planner and a safe and agile hand behind the stumps, has been struggling to finish matches with the bat, something that came naturally to him at his peak and made him a modern legend.

Currently, Black History Month is being observed in the West Indies and Africa to recognise the contribution of the black soldiers during the First and Second World wars. [VIDEO]West Indies batsmen have consistently scored 300 plus score in two of the last three ODIs of the India bowlers.

Pune: Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Friday dropped from India's 16-member teams for both the T20 worldwide series against the West Indies and Australia later this year.

Though, the Indian selector MSK Prasad said and I quote "He (Dhoni) is not going to play the six T20Is (West Indies and Australia) because we are looking at the second keeper's slot". With Dhoni playing only seven T20Is this year and India's next ODI assignment only in January against Australia, the former captain won't be getting any domestic matches with both Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy already over.

With Wriddhiman Saha still recovering from his injury, Patel was named as a back-up wicket-keeper to Pant, who has fared decently with both the gloves and the bat after his debut in England earlier this year.

Kohli was the top-scorer for India as he smashed his 38th ODI hundred and third successive in the series to become the first Indian to achieve the feat.

Hetmyer hit two fours and three sixes in his 21-ball knock after scores of 106 and 94 in the two previous ODIs. Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja are out.

Hello and welcome to Sportstarlive's coverage of the third ODI between host India and visitor Windies at the Maharastra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Saturday. Rohit Sharma will lead the side in his absence.

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