Powell bossed a second-wicket stand of 56 with Shai Hope (32) after the exit of Chandrapaul Hemraj (9), but Windies slipped to 114-4 once they were removed, with their dismissals sandwiching Marlon Samuels' duck. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49) has scored more. Dhawan (4) was clean bowled by Oshane Thomas in the second over of the innings.
Kohli outshone his team-mate early on in their side's successful run chase in Guwahati, though that is not to say Rohit did not play his part in the second-wicket alliance.
Rohit faced 117 deliveries and blazed 15 fours and eight fours en route to his 20th one-day hundred while Kohli hardly put a foot wrong in an innings laced with 21 fours and two sixes, as he notched his 36th ODI century. And, Harbhajan feels that Kohli's game is so strong that it is hard to get him out if he doesn't make a mistake. "That's what ODI batting is all about".
"It looked like Virat Kohli was batting on a different wicket altogether".
He celebrated the feat with a salute to the Caribbean dressing room before getting a hug from skipper Jason Holder at the other end. The Windies captain impressed with bat and ball in the Hyderabad Test, and will have to lift his team ahead of the ODIs after a demoralising 0-2 loss in the Tests. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will be opening the role after a solid show at the Asia Cup in Dubai. Hetmyer's stand included 6 fours and six sixes. I thought West Indies were really good with the bat.
On the other hand, MS Dhoni needs needs 101 runs more to complete 1,000 runs vs West Indies ODIs.
The two marauding batsmen started to toy with the opposition bowlers before Devendra Bishoo got Kohli stumped against the run of play. Sharma finished the job with 47 balls to spare. No team can complain when they chase 323 with almost eight overs to spare and eight wickets in hand.
Powell's hard hitting against Indian pacers brought in the runs, and Mohammed Shami, returning to ODI cricket after a year away, proved expensive at 2-81. Both batsmen put on a massive 246-run partnership as India cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win.
But the highlight o the West Indies innings was Hetmeyer's terrific ton which kept their hopes alive of a grand finish.
Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets, returning impressive figures of 3-41 from his 10 overs, to check West Indies' surge.