Virat Kohli has become accustomed to achieving what has never been done before at the crease, but the India captain will want to forget his latest record in a hurry.
History was made in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, when both captains were out for a golden duck for the first time ever in an ODI.
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Kohli was dismissed first ball by Windies skipper Kieron Pollard before India went on to pile on 387-5 in the second match of the series, openers Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102) blasting centuries.
Pollard was then given a taste of his own medicine, the all-rounder caught behind off Mohammed Shami in a brief visit to the middle as India closed in on an emphatic series-levelling victory.
Yadav and Sharma make even more history
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed a hat-trick as the hosts bowled out the West Indies for 280 in 43.3 overs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope top-scored with 78 while Nicholas Pooran made 75.
Yadav returned figures of 3-52 with his left-arm wrist spin after becoming India's first bowler to claim two hat-tricks in international matches. Paceman Mohammed Shami also took three wickets.
Sharma though remained the hero with his seventh century of the year, taking him past skipper Kohli as the top run-getter in 2019 with 1427 runs off 27 matches.
"What's been good is in the last three games, including the one at Wankhede (third Twenty20 against West Indies) and first two ODIs, we've batted well in the first half," said Kohli.
"It's always good to get 40-50 extra. Rohit and KL were outstanding, the opening partnership set it up."
Kohli, who had a rare flop as he fell for a first-ball duck, has scored 1292 runs in 25 ODI matches.
This is also the first ever ODI where both captains dismissed for a golden duck.— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 18, 2019
Virat Kohli & Kieron Pollard#INDvWI
Virat Kohli - 0(1)— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) December 18, 2019
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Both the captains have been dismissed for golden ducks today!
WI - 192/5 (29.3) .. Shami's on a hat-trick! https://t.co/jIesiCfYgO
Shreyas Iyer also tore into the West Indies attack with a 32-ball 53 as he hit Roston Chase for 31 runs -- including four sixes and one four -- in the 47th over.
His partnerships including a 73-run fourth-wicket stand with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who hit 39 off 16 deliveries.
Sharma, who was dropped on 70 when Shimron Hetmyer spilled a Chase shot, was slow out of the blocks but got into his stride after reaching 50 off 67 deliveries.
The attacking batsman soon overtook his partner, who had raised his fifty in 46 balls, and went on to complete his 28th ODI hundred amid loud cheers from a capacity crowd.
Rahul recorded his third ODI hundred with a boundary off Alzarri Joseph, but lost his wicket to the paceman four balls later when mistiming a shot to third man.