Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli's Centuries Help Ind Thrash WI by 8 Wickets

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PTIIndia have won the first match of the five-match one day worldwide Cricket series against the West Indies by eight wickets in Guwahati.

During the India-West Indies ODI series, Virat Kohli will also return to white ball cricket after he was rested for the Asia Cup 2018.

Kohli and Rohit Sharma put on 246 runs for the second wicket as the hosts chased down 323 and romped home with 47 balls to spare. India dominated with the bat throughout the innings as Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 while Virat was dismissed for 140.

India had won both their recent Test matches inside three days against the West Indies and the touring side's hopes of any change in fortune were dashed by the blistering partnership between Kohli and Rohit. "At the half way stage I thought we had a par score but we were probably 30 runs short", Holder said at the post-match press conference.

Hetmyer, who registered his third ODI century in just his 13th game, built crucial partnerships including a 60-run sixth wicket stand with skipper Jason Holder, who made 38.

The second one-dayer will be played in Visakhapatnam on the 24th of this month.

"It's our 5th or 6th double-century partnership, it's a pleasure to bat with him. When we are batting like that, it's good fun out there and we know the team will benefit from it as well". But, that was a long time ago, and the passage of time has not been kind to Caribbean cricket.

Kohli brought up his 36th ODI ton, 60th overall in global cricket, eventually breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record by becoming the fastest man to get the landmark. We needed to be a lot more decent with the ball.

Speaking about what seems to be an unquenchable thirst for runs, Kohli said: "I have few years left in my career to enjoy this sport". Yes the game was taken away from us Kohli and Sharma. I try to do that. It was also his 60th worldwide ton and in the process, became the fastest player to this milestone.

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