that's it. Straying on the pads and clipped away fine for another boundary, that's the game and the series
That's all from our side. See you soon.
Kohli: Last couple of games presented a challenge for me but Shreyas' knock was game-changer today. [On if Iyer can bat a bit higher] He has suddenly presented a role for himself, coming in and playing according to the situation. At no stage he looked like getting out. [On thumb] I don't think it's a fracture otherwise I wouldn't have continued. It's a just split of the nail. [On rain break] We were a bit nervous, thinking they can take advantage as the outfield will be wet. But our bowlers did well. Looking forward to the Test series.
Virat Kohli is both Man of the Match and Man of the Series.
Holder: I think the batters did a reasonable job. I thought we were always in the game. We put Kohli down early and he made us pay. We have let ourselves down a lot in the recent past. It's a matter of us to really sit down and think. There is a lot of work to be done at a level below us as well. Our regional cricket is not up to the mark as that of the rest of the world.
Time for presentation.
Kohli's currently averaging 60.31 - his highest-ever at the end of an innings. However, India might be a little concerned about his thumb. He looked in some serious pain after being hit by a Roach lifter.
Rivlud: "Did Kohli give a chance in today's innings?" -- Yes, very early on. But Shai Hope spilled the catch behind the stumps.
Ananya: "Had Kohli converted at least 3 of his 5 fifties in world cup.... he would have been only 1 shy of sachin !!! What a player !!!" -- Sachin has 49. Kohli is on 43 currently. Doesn't add up, right?
6.12pm It wasn't an easy chase but a comfortable win in the end for India, thanks to Kohli and Iyer. Back-to-back hundreds for Kohli but spare a moment to appreciate Iyer's knock. After India lost Dhawan and Pant in the space of three balls, his counter-attacking knock ensured India never lost the momentum. In the end, they romped home with six wickets and 15 balls to spare.
Meanwhile, Gayle is leading everyone off the field. Is that a sign he is bowing out of at least ODIs?
an attempted bouncer, Kohli pulls it down from the front foot, Lewis at deep midwicket puts in the dive but cannot stop it
length ball outside off, cuts it in front of point for one
fuller around off, moves across and flicks it in front of square leg
fuller on the pads and clipped away towards deep square leg, a diving stop by Pooran keeps it to two
short of length around off, dabs it towards cover-point and gets to the other end
fuller on the stumps, Jadhav works it towards long-on
length ball on the stumps, tucked away towards midwicket for one
fuller outside off and Kohli just extends his arms to execute a lofted extra cover drive, easy-peasy
short of length outside off, Jadhav steers it past point for four more
that's hundred No. 43 for Virat Kohli. Was fuller on the stumps and flicked away towards deep midwicket, soaks in the applause
deft touch will get him another boundary, was a length ball outside off, Kohli opened the face at the last moment to send it between the keeper and the short third man
fuller around off, comes forward and pushes it towards extra cover
bouncer and Kohli goes for the pull, wasn't in control at all, gets a top-edge but luckily for him the fine leg is up and it bounces a couples of times before reaching the boundary
length ball around off, comes forward and pushes it towards sweeper cover
Kartik: "looking to the current form and batting Technics from R.Pant, he doesn't deserve to be in the squad itself. Ishan Kishan or Sanju Samson should be given a chance. "
length ball on middle and leg, flicked towards backward square leg
fuller around off, comes forward and pushes it towards the bowler
length ball around off, spinning sharply on to the pads, worked away towards backward square leg
down the track, reaches the pitch of the ball and lofts it with the spin, over deep midwicket boundary for a six
length ball around off, comes forward and flicks it towards deep square leg