India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with an unbeaten 78 and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets as they beat West Indies by 93 runs in a one-day international on Friday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
India eked out 251 for four off 50 overs on a slow pitch in North Sound, Antigua in the third ODI, after the first match was washed out and the tourists cruised to victory in the second.
West Indies were never in the hunt in reply, all out for 158 off 38.1 overs in another mediocre performance at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
A 66-run third-wicket stand between Ajinkya Rahane, who compiled a patient 72 off 112 balls, and Yuvraj Singh (39) set the visitors on the road to a decent score, before Dhoni took over with a typically impressive run-a-ball performance.
West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his bowlers, but not for the first time rued the batting.
Kohli signaled that India would make several changes for the final two matches, the team’s enviable depth something the West Indies squad can only dream of.