Ambati Rayudu suited for No 4 slot: Virat Kohli

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Rohit Sharma (151 not out) and Virat Kohli (140) helped the hosts gun down the target with 47 balls to spare, smashing a few records in the process. "With Rayudu coming in and playing well in the Asia Cup, it's about giving him enough game time till the World Cup so that the particular slot will be sorted for us", Kohli said ahead of the first ODI against the West Indies here Sunday.

It has been a mismatch of enormous proportions so far and it looks highly unlikely that West Indies would have much of a chance against the well-oiled machine that India seem to be at home. "It's never too hard when you have Rohit at the other end", Kohli said.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that they have shortlisted the same 12-member squad, as in the first match, for their second ODI against West Indies beginning here at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

"But we knew it's all about one partnership". He has the ability to swing both ways and get a good bounce as well.

There was a period when India belted 49 runs in five overs with the pair completing a double-century stand. Rohit took 84 deliveries to reach his 20th century.

Chasing a challenging score of 322, India lost Shikhar Dhawan with just 10 runs on the board.

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That's what appeared to chafe White the most after the game. "Maybe it would be a different game if it was a touchdown. His mistakes directly contributed to points for the Bears, which hardly makes his interception a big redemption story.

A swashbuckling Hetmyer continued the onslaught and smashed six sixes and six fours, under pressure.

"It was one of those days where I felt good and I told Rohit I will continue to bat this way positively and maybe you can play the anchor role", he said.

Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal took the charge tried to assert their dominance.

Bishoo, on 22, and Roach, on 26, put on 44 runs for their ninth wicket unbeaten stand to take West Indies well past the 300-run mark, which in the end proved insufficient to test the Indian batting. Hetmyer batted exceptionally well.

Hetmyer then arrived in the middle and stitched crucial partnerships with Rovman Powell and Jason Holder (38) before getting out in the 39th over.

"It's a matter for us to learn as fast as we can. As a team, we understand that" Kohli explained.

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