In a 5-match series against the resurgent West Indies team, Indian Cricket squad portrayed an outstanding performance in the 4th one day international, played in Mumbai on Monday. With this, the team registered a third-biggest win in ODI’s and the biggest one in terms of Test-playing countries.
Virat Kohli & Co broke a blistering 15-year record to help India steamroll the Caribbean team by a major run-difference of 224 runs.
Rohit Sharma (162 runs) and Ambati Rayadu (100 runs) hit centuries, thus setting a massive target of 377 runs in 50 overs.
The West Indian team fluttered and got all out at 153 runs in 36.2 overs. Captain Jason Holder was the only saviour in the team who scored an unbeaten 54.
The story behind the Massive score
Since the moment Rohit and Raydu started with their partnership on the field, it looked like they just didn’t stop. They continued hitting boundaries and taking quick single runs, thus showing an impeccable understanding between the two within the 22-yard pitch. With both of them scoring centuries, the 211-run third wicket partnership came like a breeze.
It looked as if Rohit was in the mood to hit the balls, as he started hammering the very first ball for a boundary. With a show of great footwork and timing, this player was a standalone hero of the game.
Record after Record; This time it’s Rohit Sharma
3rd ODI in six matches, 21st overall
Team India opener Rohit Sharma scored a 98-ball hundred in the fourth ODI against Windies on Monday to register his 3rd century in six ODI matches. Overall, this hundred is the 31-year old’s 21st in ODI cricket. Rohit has hit 19 out of his 21 centuries in one-day international cricket as an opener.
Most ODI sixes by an Indian
The right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar to record second most sixes by an Indian cricketer in ODI cricket, achieving the feat by slamming his second six in the 4th ODI against Windies. Rohit surpassed Sachin’s 195 sixes in 186 ODI innings. Earlier, MS Dhoni has hit the most number of ODI sixes (218) by an Indian.
Rohit-Dhawan India’s 2nd best ODI opening surpasses Sachin-Sehwag
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became India’s second-best opening pair in ODI in terms of runs scored together, after they surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag during the 4th ODI on Monday. Rohit and Dhawan are second behind the ODI opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and former captain Sourav Ganguly.