After the remarkable victory of India in the 50-over cricket in the fourth One Day International. India beats West Indies by 224 runs and took the lead by 2-1. Hitman Rohit Sharma scored 162 runs off 137 balls and Ambati Rayudu who batted at No.4 scored 100 runs off 81 balls in the fourth ODI match against West Indies.
Captain Virat Kohli praised Ambati Rayudu for his amazing century. He said that Ambati Rayudu is a confident man and he has taken his chance with both hands. They need to back him till the 2019 World Cup. Rayudu reads the game well, so Virat is happy that someone intelligent is batting at number four.
Virat Kohli on the match told that it was a very clinical game in all three departments. Something that they are very proud of and happy with the fact that they got back into rhythm. Being put under pressure by Windies in the last game but they are known to bounce back and it was another example of that.
Skipper Virat told that Khaleel Ahmed was good with pitching it in the right areas, making the ball talk, and swinging it both ways.
Hitman and the man of the match Rohit Sharma told that it was very clinical right from the start. After losing two wickets, he had mentioned this earlier about having a big partnership and that was a game-changing partnership.
He further told that once you are set, you got to make it count and that is what he and Rayudu did in the middle. They carried for as long as they did. It was heartening to see the way they bowled as a bowling unit. It was a long time coming, this kind of performance from the bowlers.
West Indies Captain Jason Holder told that they didn’t play well enough. They allowed them to score too many runs. They never got going with the bat and the application definitely was not there. Lost wickets up front and didn’t get enough momentum.
Next and the last ODI match of the series is scheduled at Thiruvananthapuram on November 1 at Greenfield International Stadium.