Virat Kohli scored his 43rd ODI hundred to guide India to a 2-0 series win against West Indies. @AFP

Virat Kohli once again come to the party, scoring his second successive hundred of the series, as India beat West Indies in the third and final ODI of the series at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad on Wednesday.

The Indian skipper notched up his 43rd ODI hundred as the visitors bagged the three-match series 2-0. Kohli scored an unbeaten 114 off 99 balls, hitting 14 fours.

While Kohli once again batted with authority, there was an injury scare after he was hit on his right thumb in the 27th over of the Indian chase by a Kemar Roach bouncer.


Although Kohli was in pain and was attended by the team physio, he continued to bat and helped India cross the finish line with six wickets in hand.

With India playing two Tests in the Caribbean, Kohli played down the injury scare, saying he should be good to play the Test series opener, starting on August 22 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua.

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“Thankfully, it’s not a fracture (about his thumb injury), just a split on the nail in the front,” said Kohli, who won the Man of the Match award for his match-winning hundred.

“Thumb is good. Luckily it is not broken. When I got hit, I thought it was worse than what It turned out to be. But it is not broken, so I should be good for the first Test,” concluded Kohli.