Skipper Virat Kohli managed a second consecutive hundred to help India defeat West Indies in third ODI and thereby clinch the series. Earlier, Gayle smashed 72 runs helping Windies score 240 for seven in the rain-curtailed match after they elected to bat. India were set a stiff revised 255-run target on Duckworth-Lewis method but Kohli's unsatiable appetite for runs and young Shreyas Iyer's assuring support to his skipper meant that it eventually turned out to be a comfortable six-wicket win which translated into a 2-0 series victory.
The counter-attacking 65-run knock by Iyer was game-changing as he took the pressure off his captain. It was India's ninth consecutive ODI series win, at home and away, over the West Indies. Coming out to bat when India had lost opener Rohit Sharma (10), Kohli raised his 43rd ODI hundred and in the process crossed the phenomenal 20,000 runs mark in international cricket.