India beats West Indies by 8 wickets and clinch series

KINGSTON: India captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten century as his team crushed West Indies by eight wickets to clinch their one-day international series in the final match. Kohli scored 111 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, securing victory in style with a six as India won at a canter with 79 balls to spare to take the five-match series 3-1. India scored 206 for two wickets in reply after West Indies won the toss and batted, compiling 205-9 off their allotted 50 overs on a good batting surface. Kohli scored at almost a run a ball, smashing 12 fours and two sixes for his 28th ODI century. He was ably assisted by Dinesh Karthik, 50 not out, and opener Ajinkya Rahane (39). Kohli was named Player of the Match, with Rahane Player of the Series. First and foremost the aim was to win the series, have a complete team performance, Kohli said in an on-field interview. Special mention to Rahane, who has come back after a while and he was outstanding. Really pleased with the team effort in general. People are grabbing their opportunities. Rahane finished the series with 336 runs at an average of 67.2, taking his opportunity after failing to make the team for the recent Champions Trophy in England.

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