Indian captain Virat Kohli, after winning the wonderful win within the first in shape of the 5-match ODI series towards the West Indies, said that the presence of opener Rohit Sharma at the pitch will become easy for the batsmen.

Indian captain Virat Kohli, after triumphing the glorious win in the first match of the 5-suit ODI series in opposition to the West Indies, stated that the presence of opener Rohit Sharma at the pitch will become smooth for the batsmen. India defeated the West Indies by way of 8 wickets on Sunday. Kohli performed an outstanding inning of a hundred and forty runs even as Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 152, back to the pavilion. Kohli became additionally adjudged Man of the Match for his strong batting. Kohli said after the healthy, “This victory has been high-quality for us. I think the West Indies also have the first-rate batsmen and the intention above 320 is continually tough, however we knew that if there has been an awesome partnership then we might win the in shape.

Kohli said, “If Rohit is at the alternative give up, batting turns into less difficult. It could be very rare that Rohit is batting sluggish with the alternative batsmen at the crease. I like to play anchor rolls out of the top three batsmen but I became feeling accurate today and I informed Rohit that he performed anchor role. After returning to Murray Pavilion, he batted rapid and Ambati Rayudu performed an anchor role. The 2d ODI might be performed in Visakhapatnam on October 24.

In reply to Guwahati’s ODI debut, India gained the primary ODI by means of 8 wickets on Sunday, way to the report partnership of 246 runs for the second wicket between captain Virat Kohli (a hundred and forty) and Rohit Sharma (152 no longer out). Giving a 1-zero lead inside the five-suit ODI series. The hosts determined to bowl first earlier than prevailing the toss at the Burspara Cricket Stadium right here. West Indies made a robust score of 322 runs on eight wickets with the assist of centuries from Shimron Hetmer (106), which India done after dropping only wickets in forty two.1 overs.