[videourl mediaid="C1Knf9S" url="https://mum-videostream.s3.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2018/10OCT/26/India-West-Indie-3rd-ODI.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p>After scampering away to an <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/1st-odi-virat-kohli-rohit-sharma-centuries-help-india-gun-down-323-against-west-indies-757758">eight-wicket victory</a> in the first ODI at Guwahati, India were made to settle for a draw in a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/2nd-odi-hope-clinches-last-ball-tie-after-kohli-enters-10k-club-758893">thrilling tie</a> at Vizag which has now raised the stakes for an equally exciting third ODI at Pune on Saturday. India captain Virat Kohli s gargantuan innings of 157* in Vizag where he also became the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/india-vs-west-indies-virat-kohli-becomes-fastest-batsman-to-10000-odi-runs-758649">quickest to reach 10,000 ODI runs</a>, powered the hosts to 321/6. <p></p> <p></p>Despite Kohli s herculean effort, West Indies were able to level the scores, courtesy <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shai-hope/">Shai Hope</a> s unbeaten 134-ball 123 and in-form batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shimron-hetmyer/">Shimron Hetmyer</a> s 94, the centurion in the previous match in Guwahati. West Indies were helped with some pretty ordinary bowling from pacers <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/umesh-yadav/">Umesh Yadav</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammed-shami/">Mohammed Shami</a>, who were pretty wayward in their approach. <p></p> <p></p>For the remaining three ODIs, the premier pace bowling duo of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bhuvneshwar-kumar/">Bhuvneshwar Kumar</a>, who were rested from the Test series, made their way back in the side. The batting top order looks to remain the same, with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/">Ambati Rayudu</a> repaying faith in his skipper of fulfilling the No. 4 batting slot. <p></p> <p></p>Rayudu and Kohli were involved in a 139-run partnership in Vizag. Rayudu ended up scoring 73 after he was cleaned up by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ashley-nurse/">Ashley Nurse</a>. It will be interesting to see if the think tank gives young Khaleel Ahmed, who claimed one wicket in Guwahati. <p></p> <p></p>A win for India would see the hosts take a 2-0 lead, while West Indies will want to stretch that tie to a win. They have come so far and will be itching to cross the finish line. A cracker awaits! <p></p> <p></p>Click <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/west-indies-in-india-2018-200975/live-scores/india-vs-west-indies-3rd-odi-match-187761-summary.html">here for live scorecard</a></strong>.