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Guwahati: Centuries by skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma helped India beat West Indies by eight wickets in 41.2 overs in the first One-Day International match here on Sunday.

Rohit and Kohli were involved in a 246-run stand which is the highest for any wicket for India against West Indies.

When they bowled, the Windies got an early breakthrough when debutant fast bowler Oshane Thomas bowled Shikhar Dhawan off the edge for four in the second over.

While reaching the Windies target, Rohit also played a shot which even amazed his partner Virat Kohli. "And 320-plus totals are always tricky", Kohli said after the win. "They're two quality players, world-class players".

Rohit, meanwhile, notched his first fifty off 51 balls, required only a further 33 deliveries for his hundred before marching to his 150 off 117 balls. "It's our fifth or sixth double-century partnership, it's a pleasure to bat with him". After a shoddy performance in the Test series, the batsmen got their acts together and on the back of a stroke-filled century by Shimron Hetmyer, they posted 322 runs.

"Among the top three, I've preferred the anchor role, but today I felt good and I communicated with Rohit that he should play the anchor role". "(Yuzvendra) Chahal, the wrist spinner and (Ravindra) Jadeja to give us balance".

"Got to get them out, that's the only way to stem the flow of runs", West Indies captain Jason Holder said after the match.

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.

"I won't mind batting first on this pitch", said captain Jason Holder. "Hopefully we can play a lot better in the second game".

The next ODI will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

"Our spinners weren't as effective as you would've liked them to be, so it's just a matter of us going back and just reassess our plans and try to limit some of their scoring".


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