Virender Sehwag's stunning 114 gives India win

West Indies tour of India 7-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between India vs West Indies at Rajkot in 12th November 2002.

The third time in the series forced a match suspension of the third one-day international.

After crowd trouble in the first two games won by the visitors, the third match was halted with India looking set to over-haul a target of 301.

India were 200 for one wicket after 27-overs with India opener Virender Sehwag scored unbeaten 114, Play was stopped and players sent off the field after the West Indian fielder Vasbert Drakes was hit on the leg by a bottle thrown from the stands.

The match referee Mike Procter, who awarded the India the match after the West Indies refused to return, rushed to the field asked the players to go the dressing room.

Virender Sehwag scored a sensational 114 off 82-deliveries including seventeen 4s and two 6s against West Indies in the 3rd ODI.

Chasing a huge target of 301, Sehwag started the Indian run chase in typical blazing style and his attacking game-play put the West Indies out of contention of winning the match in no time.

Virender Sehwag ruthlessly kept hammering the bowlers and eventually brought up his hundred off just 75 balls which is one of the Sehwag's best century in ODI cricket.

Sehwag completed His hundred off 75 deliveries is one of Sehwag's fastest hundred in ODI cricket in a big run chase.

Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag set up the match winning 196-run stand for opening wicket partnership.

Earlier India won the toss and decided to fielding first, West Indies set up the run a ball exact 300-runs in 300-balls for losing five wickets, their top scorer by Ramnaresh Sarwan 84, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 74 and Chris Gayle scored 72-runs.

India bowler Harbhajan Singh took two wickets, Javagal Srinath, Ashish Nehra and Sourav Ganguly each took 1-1 wickets.

Virender Sehwag named Player of the match for his unbeaten 114 with a strike rate of 139 helped to India win the match comfortably - one of Virender Sehwag's best innings in ODI's.



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