Skipper Virat Kohli goes past captain Brian Lara's record in West Indies

File image of Jason Holder

File image of Jason Holder

Virat Kohli's 42nd century guided India to an easy win against West Indies in their first One Day International match against the hosts on Monday.

His remarks come after Kohli's knock of 120 runs in the match.

This was Kohli's 34th ODI against the West Indies while Miandad had accumulated his runs from 64 matches.

"With the number of left-handers, you want to go with a chinaman bowler rather than a leggie". It's not like he was out of form, it was just that he was getting dismissed in the 70s or 80s in the World Cup.

The two teams will now lock horns with each other in the third and final ODI at the same venue on Wednesday before beginning their World Test Championship campaign from August 22 in Antigua.

Unsurprisingly, however, he perished in the following over after facing 24 balls for his 11, lbw to a full length delivery from Kumar, with the resulting review more out of desperation than prudence.

"God has given us such a wonderful life and opportunity to play for the country, so I think it is important to enjoy these small moments". However, once India got their wickets, it turned out to be a hard task for the Jason Holder-led side who felt short of the target by a substantial margin.

Talking about his partnership with captain Kohli, Iyer said: "I decided that I wouldn't take any risks, Virat told me that we needed to build a partnership and take the innings deep". Rohit eventually ran out of patience and threw his wicket away trying to tonk Roston Chase over long-off.

The last match of the three-match series will also be played at this series.

"It's a great achievement". We decided 250 was a good score, obviously we got 30 runs extra.

Virat Kohli earned massive praise from former India skipper Sourav Ganguly after the right-hander scored his 42nd ODIhundred to guide his team to victory against West Indies in Port of Spain on Sunday.

Kohli crunched Holder back over his head for six and pointed to his name on his shirt to celebrate yet another hundred before holing out off Brathwaite and Iyer followed after hitting a six and five fours.

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