Today was the 4th ODI of the 5 ODIs to be played between India and West Indies. India started the game today. Today Virat Kohli continued his form and he hit a century also. It was his 20th century. The first 3 partnerships were great and everyone form the top lineup scored good runs and India roared. West Indies on the other hand did not have a good start. Marlon Samuels also scored a century but it was not enough to get the win for West Indies. India won the match by 59 runs. Here are the Hits and Flops of the match.
Hits of the Day
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is in super form and this is a great news for India. Virat Kohli is like a one man army for India and if his form continues then India will stand a great chance to win the 2015 World Cup. He scored his 20th century in ODI.
2. Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels also scored a century but all his efforts went vain as West Indies did not win the match. Only a few players played well today and the rest of the team scored in single digits.
3. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina has been in good form and it showed in the 4th ODI too. He played with confidence and scored runs at a high strike rate. He supported Virat Kohli and made a 138-run partnership.
4. Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane also played very well today. He started the match today and scored 68 runs. He and Dhawan had an opening partnership of 70 runs. This gave India the much need head start and boosted up the confidence.
5. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was undoubtedly the best bowler today. He took 2 wickets in his 10 overs spell and gave away just 25 runs. His economy rate of only 2.5 which is very good. And more over he took 2 maiden overs.
6. Akshar Patel
Akshar Patel was another great bowler today. He gave just 1 run more than Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He also took 2 wickets in his 10 overs spell and gave away 26 runs. His economy rate was 2.6 and he got 1 maiden over.
Flops of the Day
1. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja was the most expensive bowler today in the entire match. He bowled for 9 overs and gave away 80 runs. His economy rate was 8.9. He took 2 wickets but he must not repeat this in future because India might get into trouble if he continues to bowl like this.
2. Jerome Taylor
Jerome Taylor was the most expensive bowler from the West Indies side. He bowled for 9 overs and gave away 77 runs at an economy rate of 8.6. But he managed to pickup 1 wicket but this was not of much help.
3. Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith, the opening batsman had troubles in the beginning and was unable to score runs. He went for a duck. The Indian bowlers were in total control.
4. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard, the big hitter from the West Indies didn’t produce some big shots and went away with a single digit score.