BCCI announces squad for last three ODIs against Windies

Rohit has been terrific with bat in 2018

The last match of the five-match ODI series will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1.

Besides Hope's ton, there was also Shimron Hetmyer's 94-run blitzkrieg.

Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are yet to have a player reach the 10,000-run mark in this format. Kohli then added 139 runs for the third wicket with no.4 Ambati Rayudu who scored a brilliant 73 in 80 balls.

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Thursday. "They took on us and didn't give us any chance whatsoever", said Kohli, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his 129-ball 157-run unbeaten innings.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed three wickets in what turned out to be the second tied game between the two sides. "Full house and credit to the West Indies team as well, they showed great heart", said Kohli, adding Hetmyer and Hope had put on a "beautiful partnership". Kohli overtook his predecessor MS Dhoni as he surpassed him to become India's fourth highest run-scorer in one-day internationals.

Windies could have removed Kohli for 44 but captain Jason Holder dropped a chance off the bowling of McCoy running towards the long-off boundary. In the process, he also became the fastest to 1,000 runs in a calendar year, taking just 11 innings to get there.

"However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the worldwide arena for the next generation of players", he said.

The former West Indies all-rounder played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is and will continue to play domestic T20 cricket.

India hoped to get the better of Hetmyer by unleashing Kuldeep but the 21-year-old smashed him for a couple of sixes to put the young chinaman under pressure. On a flat deck, Indian bowlers did not fare well but the top order took the game away from their rivals in style. Nurse was the pick of the West Indies bowlers with his figures of 2-46.

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