Hopes heroics help West Indies tie second India ODI

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The 29-year-old's dominance with the willow is fast becoming a legacy as he blazes his predecessor's path, and Tendulkar promptly took to social media to celebrate his compatriot's milestone. In the process, he broke Sachin Tendulkar's record, who had taken 426 innings, whereas Kohli reached the landmark in 386 innings, 40 fewer.

West Indies made one change, leaving out fast bowler Oshane Thomas for debutant Obed McCoy.

Seventeen summers ago, Tendulkar had ventured into what was then an unchartered territory, during a match against Australia.

When he eventually came, Pant also fell quickly, for a 13-ball 17, but Kohli remained strong and shifted gears to launch another onslaught, barely three days after a blazing 140-run knock.

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from global cricket on Thursday.

"The way (the) two teams played it was a fair result", Kohli added.


Some years ago, Tendulkar, after scoring his 100th worldwide century, said he would love to see an Indian - someone like Kohli or Rohit Sharma - break his records. The Indian captain achieved the feat in the second ODI against West Indies in Vizag. He had done it in 99 innings.

Umesh Yadav, however, managed to retain his place in the squad after giving away 64 and 78 runs in the first two ODIs. He will however continue to play franchise T20 cricket across the world.

Bravo announced his retirement from all formats of the global game tonight, via a press statement.

India and Virat Kohli could do with the experience and pedigree of Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar as the Windies batting took a liking to the pace attack in the first two matches.

India notched up 321 for six, while the West Indies, needing 14 runs in the final over and five off the last ball, leveled the score with Hope (123 not out) cutting Umesh Yadav for a boundary.

Hope joined forces with Shimron Hetmyer after West Indies lost three wickets and added 143 runs for the fourth wicket to keep his team in the hunt.

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