Recent India vs West Indies match was nothing short of spectacular. A huge chasing scenario followed by a marvelous victory, all thanks to Virat Kohli.
In the series’s third and final ODI match, West Indies gave India a target of 316 runs. Kohli made 85 runs and helped team India secure a four-wicket win. He was assisted by openers Rohit (63) a d KL Rahul (77).
With this match, India wrapped the series 2-1. This is the country’s 10th bilateral series win against WI.
Kohli said that this year was one of the best in world cricket for team India, excluding “that ‘30-minutes’ at the World Cup.”
For team India, 2019 began with a maiden Test series win in Australia. That was before concluding India’s very first unbeaten run in Australia across formats.
India won in New Zealand but failed to emerge victorious at home against Australia in ODIs in a 5-game series. Then, it was time to head to England to participate in the World Cup for which India was a top contender. Unfortunately, the team could not make it past the semis.
Recovering from the heartbreak, team India was back in action in no time and went ahead to script an amazing winning run in WI across formats. The team also did well against Bangladesh and South Africa at home.
In a post-match presentation, Kohli said “It’s been one of the best years in Indian cricket and apart from that 30-minutes at the World Cup, its been a beautiful year. We will keep chasing the World Cup, we have that vision in place. Having a bunch of fast bowlers is a brilliant thing to have in Indian cricket and them taking the attention away from the spinners is a huge statement. We have it in us to win series overseas and our pacers deserve it fully. We are in the process of trying to find how people react to pressure. It’s just about identifying those people and that’s something we will keep striving for.”
For his performance during the last match (India vs West Indies), Virat received the Man of the Match. The ace player managed to become the 2nd highest run-scorer (behind Rohit) in ODIs this year. Moreover, this year, for the fourth time in his career, Kohli became the highest run-scorer across formats.