Chennai: Middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary, who guided India to a 34-run victory over the West Indies in the fifth and final one-dayer here today, dedicated his match-winning century to those who died in a Kolkata hospital fire on Friday.
"I want to dedicate my man of the match award to all the people who died in the Calcutta hospital tragedy. It was an unfortunate incident and it should not have happened," Tiwary, who scored 104, his maiden century, before retiring hurt, said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Tiwary, who was playing his only match in the five-ODI series on Sunday, said the Chepauk pitch suited him to his style of play. "I enjoyed it. It wasn't coming onto the bat, it made my game easier. Generally I play spin pretty well, so I made sure I took advantage of the loose balls," he said.