Kohli Ton in Vain as Windies Script Sensational Comeback to Level Series

Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score centuries in three consecutive One-Day International innings but it was Windies skipper Jason Holder who left Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium with a smile on his face as Windies defeated India by 43 runs in the third ODI to leave the five-match series level at 1-1 on Friday.

Asked to bat, Shai Hope, who scored a match-saving hundred in the second ODI, crafted a 113-ball 95, decorated with six fours and three maximums, before Ashley Nurse hit a quickfire 22-ball 40 to propel Windies to 283 for 9 in 50 overs despite Jasprit Bumrah’s 4 for 35. In reply, Kohli hit 107 in 119 deliveries but found no support whatsoever as the home side were bundled out for 240 runs in 47.4 overs.

Kohli looked extremely comfortable against the West Indies bowlers and he was able to bring up his century in 110 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six. He came to bat after India lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma quite early but he was able to steady the innings along with Shikhar Dhawan.

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