Chennai: Manoj Tiwary slammed his first ODI century, against the West Indies in the final match of the series in Chennai. He took 125 balls to complete what was a defiant knock in the face of determined bowling. He however, retired due to cramps.
Tiwary came to the middle in the first over itself after stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat. Although the hosts had already clinched the series, the start was far from what was expected, especially after an explosive display in the previous match at Indore. Kemar Roach claimed the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane and returned to remove Parthiv Patel with his next delivery.
Tiwary negotiated the hat-trick with a confident defense, standing on the front-foot. The pitch provided the bowlers with the occasional low bounce but Tiwary managed to counter it by staying firm on his front-foot stance.