Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma bat like they are playing PS4: Yuzvendra Chahal

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma bat like they are playing PS4: Yuzvendra Chahal

Guwahati: Skipper Virat Kohli Sunday hailed his partnership with Rohit Sharma after the pair hit centuries to lead India's eight-wicket demolition of West Indies in the first one-day global in Guwahati. While Sharma finished unbeaten on 152, Kohli was dismissed on an individual score of 140 runs.

When they bowled, the Windies got an early breakthrough when debutant fast bowler Oshane Thomas bowled Shikhar Dhawan off the edge for four in the second over. The second one-dayer will be played in Visakhapatnam on the 24th of this month.

Here's a look at what Twitter had to say about the unrealistic batting skills displayed by the Indian skipper and his deputy. "That's my basic thinking, because you are playing for India and not everyone gets to do that", Kohli said. They played according to the situation.

Rohit, meanwhile, notched his first fifty off 51 balls, required only a further 33 deliveries for his hundred before marching to his 150 off 117 balls. 320 targets are very tricky, but we knew we could do it with a big partnership.

5- The number of double-century partnerships between Kohli and Rohit, and this is already a record.

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Sharma, who was relatively quiet till his captain's 100, soon got cracking and reached his century with a boundary off spinner Ashley Nurse.

A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach towards the end helped West Indies post 322/8. But Powell and Shai Hope (32) together forged a 65-run partnership for the second wicket and took West indies past the 80-run mark.

Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets, returning impressive figures of 3-41 from his 10 overs, to check West Indies' surge.

West Indies captain Jason Holder conceded that his team fell 30-40 runs short.

"Pleased with the guys for the batting effort". Up front we went to get wickets as that was the only way to put them under pressure. Promoting players from the middle order is counterproductive if you're training for specialist roles, and you can't put up a second string top order against stronger opposition.

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