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West Indies level series despite Virat Kohli heroics

Visakhapatnam: West Indies finally salvaged some pride in what had been a miserable tour of India so far, levelling the One Day International series 1-1 with a thrilling two-wicket win against the hosts here on Sunday.

India, put in to bat, finished with a total of 288 for nine in their 50 overs, thanks to yet another explosive innings from Virat Kohli (99), while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained 51 not out. Pacer Ravi Rampaul picked up four wickets from his 10 overs.

However, the visitors looked a transformed team, with former skipper Darren Sammy finishing the match with an unbeaten 63, building on contributions from Kieran Powell (59), Darren Bravo (50) and Lendl Simmons (62).

Brief scores

West Indies beat India by two wickets.

India 288/7 off 50 overs (V.Kohli 99, M.S.Dhoni 51 not out; R.Rampaul 4-60) vs West Indies 289/8 off 49.3 overs (D.Sammy 63 not out, L.Simmons 62, D.Bravo 50, K. Powell 59).