India thrash West Indies by 224 runs

India beat West Indies by 224 runs in the fourth one-day international at Mumbai’s Brabourne StadiumMumbai, last evening, to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Chasing 378 for victory, the tourists were bowled out for 153 in 36.2 overs with Indian paceman Khaleel Ahmed and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav taking three wickets each.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma top-scored with 162 as India amassed 377 for five in the fourth ODI against West Indies.Electing to bat, the hosts rode on a 211-run third wicket stand between Sharma and Ambati Rayudu, who made 100, to put up a challenging total.

India’s bowlers responded brilliantly to help their side storm to their third biggest win as the Windies were shot out for 153 in the 37th over. Ambati Rayudu made the most of his opportunity and hit his third hundred, sealing the No.4 spot. Kohli had made it clear Rayudu was his man for the job after months of struggle in the middle-order. Spurred on by words of confidence from his skipper, Rayudu played brilliantly, matched Rohit shot for shot and reached his hundred off only 80 balls.

India and West Indies will now travel to Thiruvananthapuram for the fifth and final ODI on November 1.

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