Sunday’s clash will be the final match of West Indies tour of India. The three-match ODI series hangs in the balance with India registering a comprehensive win in the second match to draw level.
India were outplayed and had lost the opening ODI at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai by eight wickets but bounced back in style, handing the visitors a 107-run defeat at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on December 18.
Rohit Sharma was the star of the show, blasting 159 runs off just 138 balls, including 17 fours and five sixes.
Rohit Sharma, who brought up his 28th ODI century and 7th of the year, put on 227 runs for the opening wicket with KL Rahul, who made 102, as India amassed 387/5 while batting first.
In reply, the West Indies were bowled out for 280 in 43.3 overs with Kuldeep Yadav taking a hat-trick — his second in ODIs. Mohammed Shami too bowled well, picking up three wickets while Ravindra Jadeja took two.
India will be without the services of Deepak Chahar, who was ruled out of the final ODI due to a back injury. Young pacer Navdeep Saini replaced him in the squad but it remains to be seen if he will get a look-in.