Rohit Sharma made a superb 152 off 117 balls and remained not out. I thought West Indies were really good with the bat.
Kohli then took charge with Sharma, who was happy playing second fiddle to his in-form captain, as the duo put on India's biggest-ever ODI stand against West Indies for any wicket.
Chasing a mammoth total of 322 runs, India did not get off to a great start as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in only the second over. "When we are batting like that, it's good fun out there and we know the team will benefit from it as well", Kohli said at the post match presentation ceremony.
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It was the fifth time they have put on a double ton together, two more than any other partnership in world cricket.
Guwahati: Skipper Virat Kohli Sunday hailed his partnership with Rohit Sharma after the pair hit centuries to lead India's eight-wicket demolition of West Indies in the first one-day worldwide in Guwahati. His first nine runs required 17 balls but he upped the tempo to reach his half-century off 41 deliveries. Kohli smashed 21 fours and 2 sixes. Shimron Hetmyer was the top scorer with 106 of 78 balls. In the next over, Samuels was also sent packing by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Hetmyer, who registered his third ODI century in just his 13th game, built crucial partnerships including a 60-run sixth wicket stand with skipper Jason Holder, who made 38. But Powell and Shai Hope (32) together forged a 65-run partnership for the second wicket and took West indies past the 80-run mark. "Hopefully we can play a lot better in the second game". This allowed Windies to keep going for their strokes which kept pushing the score.
Holder said it was crucial that the Windies take a new look at their bowling plans before the next ODI in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.