Chris Gayle broke two of Brian Lara's ODI records but a sublime century from Virat Kohli inspired India to a 59-run victory in Port of Spain and a 1-0 series lead over West Indies with one match to play.

Gayle surpassed Lara to become the first West Indian to make 300 appearances in the 50-over format and also moved past the great left-hander's record tally of 10,348 ODI runs at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.

The opener fell for only 11 soon after making history and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4-31 as Jason Holder's side were bowled out for 210, chasing a revised target of 270 to win from 46 overs after a couple of rain delays – Evin Lewis top scoring with 65.

Kohli (120) was the star of the show, the India captain crafting a 42nd ODI hundred and setting a record of his own for the fewest innings to score 2,000 ODI runs against one nation in his 34th knock against the Windies.

The classy Kohli also moved past Sourav Ganguly into second on the all-time list of India's leading ODI run-makers and held three catches, while Shreyas Iyer scored an excellent 71 in India's 279-7.

Sheldon Cottrell gave the Windies an ideal start by trapping Shikhar Dhawan leg before from the third ball of the match, but Kohli – who won the toss – and Rohit Sharma set a platform with a second-wicket stand of 74.

Kohli was in ominous touch from the start of his latest masterclass, scoring freely on both sides of the wicket, and Iyer provided great support for his skipper after Rohit and Rishabh Pant departed.

India were 101-3 in the 23rd over when Carlos Brathwaite (3-53) bowled Pant, but Kohli and the impressive Iyer frustrated the Windies with a fourth-wicket stand of 125.

Kohli crunched Holder back over his head for six and pointed to his name on his shirt to celebrate yet another hundred before holing out off Brathwaite and Iyer followed after hitting a six and five fours.

Gayle was given a standing ovation and a shake of the hand by Kohli when he surpassed Lara's tally, but Bhuvneshwar sent him on his way soon after leg before.

Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer also failed following a second rain delay, but Lewis dug in for a fluent half-century despite suffering a calf injury before Kohli rose to remove the opener with a sharp one-handed catch at extra cover off Kuldeep Yadav.

Nicholas Pooran played his shots to give the Windies hope, but Bhuvneshwar dismissed him for 42 and took a brilliant catch off his own bowling to get rid of Roston Chase as India secured a comfortable win.

Bharat Arun says the instant impact made by Mohammed Shami in the Cricket World Cup showed India are blessed with "an embarrassment of riches" in the bowling department.

Shami took a hat-trick in the final over to earn India a dramatic 11-run win over Afghanistan in Southampton last Saturday.

The paceman took 4-40 in his first match of the tournament after coming into the side in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar - sidelined with a hamstring niggle.

Shami is set to feature against West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday, with no chances being taken over Bhuvneshwar's fitness, and India bowling coach Arun says Virat Kohli is fortunate to have so much talent to call upon.

"Bhuvneshwar's injury is not of any great concern. It is just a niggle, which we didn't want to take a chance [on]," Arun said. 

"And it was also an opportunity for us to plug Shami into the games. But the fact he's done exceptionally well all goes well for us; it's an embarrassment of riches.

"And we would take a call as per the conditions, but Bhuvi has done exceptionally well, so I think it's a pretty good headache to have."

Arun added that Shami deserves credit for improving his fitness, having lost his place in the team for falling short of the expected levels.

Asked about a conversation he had with Shami over his fitness, Arun replied: "It was a pretty long conversation. I can't really bring that to the table here.

"But, yes, Shami was in a totally different mindset. And we had to -  the head coach, me, all of us - had to sit down and speak to him and kind of draw a future map for him and had to convince him regarding that. And he was going through certain personal problems as well at that point in time.

"So beyond all that, I think what has really got him into the situation is his ability to play cricket and that's exactly what we made him focus on. And I think the rest is there for everybody to see."

Vijay Shankar was called into emergency action by India following Bhuvneshwar Kumar's injury and claimed the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq with his first ball.

Chasing 337 for victory in the crunch Cricket World Cup clash at Old Trafford, Pakistan were 13-0 with two balls left of the fifth over when Bhuvneshwar was forced to leave the field.

The seamer did not seem in undue discomfort as he walked back to the changing room, with captain Virat Kohli calling on Shankar to send down the remaining deliveries in the over.

And Shankar – selected in the side as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan – trapped Imam lbw to give India an early breakthrough.

It was just the all-rounder's third ODI wicket in his 10th appearance, having picked up two in a match against Australia in Nagpur in March.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar says India's humiliating thrashing at the hands of New Zealand in the fourth ODI at Seddon Park should serve as a reality check.

The outstanding Trent Boult claimed 5-21 as India were skittled out for their seventh-lowest ODI total of 92 in Hamilton on Thursday.

New Zealand needed only 14.4 overs to seal an eight-wicket victory in a fourth match of a series that India have already won.

Kumar said the drubbing showed India - who were captained by Rohit Sharma with Virat Kohli rested for the remainder of the tour - can ill afford to let their standards slip with one more ODI and three Twenty20 encounters to come.

The seamer said: "If you look at the cricket we have been playing in the last few months, we have played good cricket and such matches come after some time.

"So, it is a kind of reality check what we can do and improve in the next matches.

"We were confident after winning the series but things didn't go our way. I don't want to take credit away from these guys [New Zealand]. They bowled really well and outplayed us."

Kumar said Kohli was sorely missed, but India must show they can cope without the prolific captain.

"You always miss him in such kind of wickets but at the same time it was an opportunity for Shubman Gill, who came in his place. What he [Kohli] has done is amazing but we always don't want to depend on him," he added.

Virat Kohli produced another masterclass as he made his 39th ODI century in Adelaide to help India record a six-wicket win over Australia, levelling the three-match series at 1-1.

Kohli's sublime 104 anchored India's response in Adelaide after Shaun Marsh hit a magnificent hundred of his own to give Australia hope of securing a first ODI series win in two years.

Marsh was dropped for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, but followed up his half-century at the SCG with a brilliant 131 from only 123 balls in Australia's 299-4.

India set up a decider at the MCG on Friday with a superb run chase, Kohli and finisher MS Dhoni (55 not out) getting the tourists home in the final over after receiving treatment as the searing heat appeared to take its toll.

 

Aaron Finch (6) failed again after winning the toss and opting to bat first, before fellow opener Alex Carey was removed by Mohammed Shami (3-58) in the next over.

Marsh and Usman Khawaja (21) steadied the ship in a third-wicket stand of 56, but a direct hit from Ravindra Jadeja dismissed the latter after he was dropped by Dhoni off Kuldeep Yadav.

The powerful Marsh continued to pounce on anything short, striking debutant Mohammed Siraj for two boundaries in an over and reaching 50 before Peter Handscomb was well stumped by Dhoni.

Marcus Stoinis (29) hit Shami for back-to-back boundaries but the seamer had the last laugh when he was caught behind, leaving Marsh and Glenn Maxwell (48) to step on the accelerator.

Marsh reached three figures in the 42nd over and Kuldeep was dispatched over the ropes by both batsmen as Australia started to motor, the centurion also hitting Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for six.

Maxwell and Marsh both fell in the 48th over from Bhuvneshwar, but big hitting from Nathan Lyon helped lift them towards 300.

Shikhar Dhawan (32) was looking ominous before he was taken by Khawaja, and India were 101-2 in the 18th over after Stoinis saw the back of Rohit Sharma for a patient 43.

Kohli batted responsibly, content to rotate the strike in a third-wicket partnership of 59 with Ambati Rayudu, who appeared to feel the pressure when he holed out to Maxwell.

The skipper went on the attack after reaching his half-century, smashing Jason Behrendorff for six over long-on and using his feet superbly to give himself room to launch Lyon for a maximum.

Although the runs dried up for Kohli and Dhoni as the Australia bowlers put the brakes on, the captain moved on to three figures from 108 balls with two off Peter Siddle, then struck Jhye Richardson to Maxwell at deep midwicket.

India needed 57 off 38 balls when Kohli departed and they got home in the final over, Dhoni - who needed treatment late in the run chase - hitting his second six to reach 50 and winning it with a single after Dinesh Karthik (25no) provided great support.

The Windies have had trouble getting out India skipper Virat Kohli, and they may be relieved not to see him in the 12-man squad they will face in a T20I series that begins tomorrow at Eden Gardens. 

Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will return for the final three matches of India's ODI series with West Indies as the hosts look to wrap up victory.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be assessed ahead of India's Test series with England, but Jasprit Bumrah has been included in the squad.

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