Hope, Nurse help West Indies level series

Virat Kohli

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Brief Scores: West Indies 283/9 (Shai Hope 95, Ashley Nurse 40, Shimron Hetmyer 37; Jasprit Bumrah 4/35) beat India 240 (Virat Kohli 107, Shikhar Dhawan 35; Marlon Samuels 3/12, Obed McCoy 2/38) by 43 runs.

Kohli, while leading the India run chase, pulled down a short ball to fine leg for a single to reach the feat off 110 balls with the help of ten fours and a six in the 38th over.

MS Dhoni, a day after he was dropped from India's T20I squad, was superb behind the stumps; he dived headfirst at short fine leg to account for Hemraj and then pouched a dying under-gloved edge from Samuels behind the wicket.

"I don't want to talk about it [his batting]". It is a bit embarrassing when people ask you the same thing again and again.

"I think we should focus on the things we did not do right today. We can talk about that". The skipper, who has scored 297 runs so far in the series, will be aiming for a big knock again.

Kohli, who came into the match at the back of his 140 and 157 not out in the first and second match, made 107 to become the first Indian batsman to hit three back-to-back ODI tons. The Delhi batsman has been redefining consistency with the way he has been scoring, across all formats of the game. Kuldeep and Chahal ended up bowling 20 overs for three wickets and 108 runs.

Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel will their return while Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj, both of whom earned their maiden Test call-ups during the Windies series, have been left out.

Such has been the nature of the ODI series that Indian selectors had to recall frontline pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar back in the squad.

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