India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Everything you need to know


"We don't need to ponder much", said Kohli.

It was as if everything happened like it was meant to be. The duo added 246 runs for the second wicket and sucked away all the belief and momentum away from Windies.

During their knocks, the two broke plenty of records.

FPJ's dream XI prediction: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rovman Powell, Ravindra Jadeja, Jason Holder, Kieran Powell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Ashley Nurse. The Indian captain, who has gone on record saying he enjoys playing second fiddle to Rohit when they bat together, took the initiative on Sunday in Guwahati and raced ahead to his fifty and was in his 80s when Rohit started upping the ante.

There is awe and wonder every time Virat Kohli makes a century in a chase, simply because of how often he does it and often because of how simply he does it.

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This sort of superiority together, with regular contributions from Dhawan, has been the theme of India's recent ODI history, to the extent that it is comparable on the surface to Ricky Ponting's Australian team that demolished sides with a formidable top three during the period of their consecutive World Cup triumphs.

6- Rohit Sharma is now officially the master of daddy hundreds in ODI cricket. Congratulations @ImRo45 on your 6th 150+ score, the first man to do so. "It's our fifth or sixth double-century partnership, it's a pleasure to bat with him". No other pair in the history of this format has more than 3 double-hundred stands.

Beyond the individual numbers, the 246-run stand with Sharma is a new record for India in an ODI chase.

The century helped Kohli become the fastest batsman to 60 worldwide tons and took him within touching distance of the 10000-run mark in ODIs as well.