Lacklustre batting and bizarre bowling tactics by West Indies towards the end followed by a characteristic MS Dhoni chase at the WACA allowed India to extend their World Cup winning streak to eight, in a reasonably tight match.
Ravichandran Ashwin got his first four-wicket haul as India displayed a near-perfect performance on the bouncy, fast wicket at Perth to beat the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets, India’s second biggest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining.
In the last seven days though, they have now beaten Pakistan in Adelaide and now South Africa by a massive 130 runs in Melbourne today to complete a stunning turnaround. The Men in Blue are now looking good.
The biggest match of the 2015 One-Day International World Cup is done and dusted. There are 43 more days to go yet, and quite possibly neither of the teams competing today will be there at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the final on 29th March.