The West Indies posted 240 for seven in 35 overs after electing to bat but India were given a revised 255-run target on Duckworth-Lewis method.
Skipper Virat Kohli (114 not out) smashed his 43rd ODI century to lead India to win. He enjoyed the company of SHreyas Iyer, who contributed crucial 64 off 41, and stitched a 100-plus runs partnership with the skipper that proved vital in India's chase.
India had won the second ODI while the series-opener was washed out.
India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI Scoreboard
In what appears to be his swan-song appearance for the West Indies, Chris Gayle smashed his way to a 72-run knock, leading the hosts to a competitive 240 for seven against India in the rain-curtailed third and final ODI here on Wednesday.
The weather continued to play havoc in this tour of India as the rain forced two interruptions after the hosts elected to bat in the match, which they need to win to level the series.
West Indies reached a healthy 158 for two in 22 overs when rain forced a second interruption and at resumption the contest was reduced to 35-overs-a-side.
Shai Hope (24) and Shimron Hetmyer (25) resumed the innings but they did not last long with Mohammed Shami dismissing the latter and Ravindra Jadeja cleaning up the former.
Nicholas Pooran played a whirlwind 16-ball 30-run knock to take the hosts past 200-run mark. The left-hander smartly handled the Indian spinners, launching Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal for massive sixes.
Shami struck again by sending back Pooran, who chipped a full-length delivery straight to Mainsh Pandey. Carlos Brathwaite added 16 runs with a six and a four.
Gayle came out with a clear plan to attack the Indian bowlers, making the most of what seemed his last international performance.
Whether it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami or Khaleel Ahmed (3/68) no Indian pacer was spared with Gayle hammering them for sixes with remarkable ease.
Spinner Chahal was the only bowler who commanded some respect from the West Indian marauder.
The left-handed opener -- the self proclaimed Universe boss -- punished the Indian bowlers with five sixes and eight shots to the fence in his entertaining knock.
He added 115 runs with fellow opener Evin Lewis, who was equally impressive with his 29-ball 43 which was laced with five fours and three sixes.
It was Chahal who brought some relief for the Indian camp by dismissing Lewis and soon Gayle too departed by hitting one straight to rival captain Virat Kohli at mid-off.
Soon after his dismissal, the Indian players rushed towards Gayle, shaking hands with him. Kohli even did Gayle typical jig before the burly West Indian walked off.
Gayle, in his inimitable style, put his helmet on the top of his bat's handle and lifted the bat in the air while walking off. Near the boundary ropes, he hurled the helmet in the air only to catch it back.
Brathwaite continues, consecutive boundaries by Kohli and this brings victory for India. The team also clincg the ODI series 2-0
Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 2 1 | IND:247/4
Holder continues, Kohli slams boundary off the first ball, singles continue
Over 31 Kohli hits 43rd ODI century
Over Summary: 1 4 0 4 1 4 | IND:237/4
Kemar Roach continues, Kohli pulls one hard, gets top edge off it and the ball runs for a boundary to fine-leg, he gets another boundary after opening the face of the bat, and the ball runs for boundary to third man, single and that brings 43rd ODI century for Virat Kohli!!
Over Summary: 1 1 6 1 0 0 | IND:223/3
Jadhav smacks Chase for a six that eases pressure off India, Kohli moves inot 90s, 9 runs off the over
Over 29 Shreyas caught on 65
Over Summary: 1 W 1 0 0 1 | IND:214/3
Roach continues, Shreyas looks to hit another six but time he falls short and Jason Holder takes the catch at long-off, three runs off the over
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 6 | IND:211/3
Roston Chase is back into the attack, he conceeds just a single off the first five balls and Shreyas launches again for a SIX!!
Over Summary: 1 Wd 0 1 1 0 1 | IND:204/3
Roach is back into the attack, Kohli is hit on the glove so he undergoes some treatment on the field, singles continue to comeeasily for the batsmen
Over 26 Fifty for Iyer
Over Summary: 4 1 0 1 2 1 | IND:199/3
Keemo Paul into the attack, Iyer brings his fifty with a boundary, and takes a single off the next that, meanwhile 100-run partnership between Kohli and Iyer, 9 runs off the over
Over Summary: 2 1 1 1 1 4 | IND:190/3
Another expensive over from Brathwaite as he conceeds 10 runs off it
Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 1 0 | IND:180/3
Keemo Paul is back into the attack, Kohli welcomes him with a boundary, three singles follow
Over Summary: Wd 1 Wd 0 1 1 1 6 | IND:173/3
Brathwaite continues, another good over for India as 12 runs come off it
Shreyas Iyer take pressure off Virat Kohli as he slams three sixes in quick succession, Kohli continues to get boundaries and singles easily, and bring up his 55th ODI fifty. Also, the partnership is over 50 between the two batsmen.
Over 18 Fifty for Kohli
Over Summary: 1 1 0 4 1 0 | IND:118/3
Roston Cchase continues, Kohli hits a boundary to extra-civer region and takes a single to bring his fifty, his 55th ODI fifty
Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 0 2 | IND:111/3
Iyer cuts the ball for a boundary, singles continue off Fabian Allen's over
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 | IND:98/3
Roston Chase continues, he leaks five runs off the over
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 | IND:98/3
Just a single of Fabian Allen's over
Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 1 0 | IND:97/3
Just four singles off Roston Chase's over
Over 13 Dhawan, Pant caught
Over Summary: 0 W 1 W 0 1 | IND:92/3
Fabian Allen continues, OUT!! Dhawan looks to slogs but the ball hangs in the air and Keemo Paul takes the catch. A breakthrough finally for Windies. OUT!! Pant hits the ball in the air, his very first ball of the match, and ends up giving a simple catch to Allen. Two quick wickets for the bowler. Big setback for India.
Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 0 | IND:91/1
Roston Chase is brought into the attack, just two runs off his first over
Over Summary: 1 1 1L 2 0 1 | IND:89/1
Six runs off Fabian Allen's over
Over Summary: 1 Wd 0 1L 1 4 1| IND:83/1
Dhawan picks a single and this brings 50-run partnership between Kohli and Dhawan, Dhawan also picks a boundary after the hitting the ball over mid-off
Over Summary: 1 2 1 0 4 1 | IND:74/1
Fabian Allen is brought into the attack, besides easy singles, Kohli cuts the ball for a boundary
Over Summary: 4 0 2Wd 0 1 0 0 | IND:65/1
Keemo Paul continues, Dhawan cuts the ball and gets a boundary off it as Hope is away from the ball, Paul switches to cutters and slower balls to restrict the batsme
Over Summary: 4 1 0 1 4 0 | IND:58/1
Kohli slams two boundaries in Roach's over as he looks to accelerate
Over Summary: Wd 1L Wd 1 2 1 1 1 | IND:48/1
Kohli and Dhawan continue with the singles and doubles, Hope also drops Kohli on an inside edge as he fails to collect the ball.
Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 1 1 | IND:39/1
No boundaries for India in this over but still they manage to add 6 runs off it in singles and doubles
Over Summary: 1L 1 1 4 0 0 | IND:33/1
Kohli picks a boundary in Holder's over, singles follow
Over 3 Rohit runout
Over Summary: 0 4 0 W 1 0 | IND:25/1
Roach continues, Dhawan slams a boudnary and looks to take a single but there is mix-up and Roach is quick on the field, Rohit Sharma fails to make it to home on time and he has to depart.
Over Summary: 0 4 4 1 1 1 | IND:21/0
Holder into the attack, Dhawan picks consecutive boundaries, another good over for India as they pick 11 runs off it
Over Summary: 4 4 0 1 1 0 | IND:10/0
Rohit started India's innings with two consecutive boundaries, India score 10 runs off the first over
Over Summary: 1B 6 4 W 0 4 | WI:240/7
Khaleel continues, Brathwaite slams a six and a four but he persihes in after that, Allen gets a lucky boundary off the last ball. Windies finish at 240/7 in 35 overs
Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 1 0 | WI:225/6
Shami continues, Allen and Brathwaite continue to pick singles
Windies lost Pooran and Holder in this interval after the former tried to accelerate the innings and hit some beautiful shots.
Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1 | WI:183/4
Jadeja contnues, four singles off the over
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 2 4 | WI:179/4
Khaleel is back into the attck, the fielders are doing a great job in saving boundaries, but Pooran finally steals a boundary as he drives towards mid-off
Over 26 Hope departs
Over Summary: 0 0 0 W 0 1 | WI:172/4
OUT!! Jadeja removed Hope just after Windies lost their third wicket in the form of Hetmyer
Over 25 Hetmyer falls
Over Summary: 1 1 0 2 W 0 | WI:171/3
Shami continues, 50-run partnership for Hetmyer and Hope as they look to accelerate after being calm all this while. OUT!! slower from Shami and Hetmyer was planning to slog but it hit the stump!
Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 0 | WI:167/2
Ravindra Jadeja has been brought in for the attack, chance of stump off the second ball, but Hope was safe, Hetmyer is trying to hit big but can't connect much, just three singles off the over
Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 1 0 2 0 | WI:164/2
Shami into the attack after the play resumes, not much activity from the over, 6 runs off the over
Looks like we'll ahve to wait for the action, the rain is back again and there will be more delay
Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 0 0 | WI:158/2
Kedar is hit for a bouandry off the fiest ball of the over by Hope, two more singles come off it
light drizzle is back again, covers are on
Looks like the match will resume soon as the rain is not strong. Stay tuned.
Over Summary: 1 0 0 2 0 1 | WI:152/2
Four runs from Chahal's over
Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 0 | WI:148/2
Just two singles off Jadhav's over
Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 1 0 | WI:146/2
Chahal into his fifth over, singles continue to comes for the batsmen as boundaries dry up
Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 0 | WI:143/2
Jadhav continues, just two singels off it
Over Summary: 0 1 2 1 0 0 | WI:141/2
Chahal continues, the batsmen continue to collect runs with singels and doubles
Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 1 | WI:137/2
Kedar Jadhav replaces Khaleel, a tight over as only three singles come off it
Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 4 | WI:134/2
Chahal cotinues, after three singles, Hetmyer picks a boudnary off the last ball of the over to fine-leg
Over Summary: 2 0 1 0 1 0 | WI:127/2
Khaleel continues, Hope and Hetmyer keep the scoreboard running despite no boundaries
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 1 | WI:123/2
Chahal continues, two singles off the over
Over 12 Gayle departs for 72
Over Summary: 0 4 2 W 0 0 | WI:121/2
Khaleel to Gayle, boundary off the second as Gayle slices to point region, gets two off the next and OUT! Kohli takes the precious catch at mid-off and Gayle has to depart. perhaps one last time in Windies colour.
Over 11 Lewis falls on 43
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 W 0 | WI:115/1
Yuzvendra Chahal is brought into the attack, OUT! Lewis hit sthe ball high in the air but Dhawan at long-on easily gets the catch, and India gets the much-needed breakthrough. Shai Hope is the next batsman
The West Indies have got off to a flying start with 114/0 on board after 10 overs.
SIX!! Gayle starts Khaleel's over with two consecutive sixes, and brings up his century, and team's 100 in just 9.1 overs, a boundary comes off the over as Gyale hits over mid-on, Khaleel is clueless whether what to bowl to Gayle.
Over Summary: Wd 4 6 1 1 1 4 | WI: 97/0
Bhuvneshwar continues, starts with a wide, Gayle picks a boundary off the first, and tops it up with a six over long-on! Lewis picks a boundayr off hte last ball. Windies are 3 runs short of 100 now
Over Summary: 6 4 0 4 1 1 | WI: 79/0
Khaleel is greeted with a six and a boundary by Lewis, another boundary follows
Over Summary: 1 4 1 Wd 6 0 1 | WI: 63/0
Bhuvi continues and Gayle and Lewis contnues the wreckage, Gayle picks a boundary and Lewis pulls a six to fine-leg
Over Summary: 6 0 4 2 4 4 | WI: 49/0
SIX!! Gayle starts the over with a bang! three more boundaries off the over as Shami leaks 20 runs off it
Over Summary: 1L 0 4 4 0 Wd 6 | WI: 29/0
Bhuvneshwar to Gayle, leg bye single, Lewis gets back to back boundaries off the next two, the bowler returns with excellent yorker but bowls a wide in attempt to bowl slower bouncer.SIX!! Lewis ends the over on a high!
Shami to Lewis, legbye single, Gayle on strike, NO BALL, and SIX, Gayle gets the maximum from the free-hit and jsut after this rain starts to fall so there is some halt now as players are off the field. FOUR!! Gayle collects a boundary pff the last ball of the over.
Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 | WI 0/0
Bhuvneshwar to Gayle, maiden over
West Indies Playing 11:
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach
India Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed
Virat Kohli after the toss
Not a bad thing at all, the toss is not in your control mostly. It's an opportunity to come out here and execute our skill-sets and our plans on a pitch that is going to be challenging. We spoke about in the last game, how just after a mini break or a drink break, we lost our way with the bat and as well as in the field. So, we need to be professional as a team. One change. Chahal comes in for Kuldeep Yadav.
Jason Holder after the toss
We are going to bat first. Seems like a good wicket and an opportunity to put some runs on the board. We need to focus on things we can control. We've done a lot of talk, it's time for execution. We need to learn and take responsibility. We got to play as a team. We've got two changes. Sheldon Cottrell is out and Keemo Paul replaces him. We've left out Oshane Thomas and brought in Fabien Allen.