CWC 2019 Recap: Shami's brilliance helps India register massive 125-run win over Windies
A Cricket World series, CWC 2019 Recap looks at all the high-octane encounters from the last year's ODI World Cup: from Jofra Archer's bouncers to Rohit Sharma's hundreds and from Mitchell Starc's yorkers to Virat Kohli's antics.
India 268/7(50 Overs) - Ms Dhoni*56 (61), Virat Kohli72 (82); Kemar Roach3/36 (10), Jason Holder2/33 (10)
West Indies 143(34.2 Overs) - Sunil Ambris31 (40), Nicholas Pooran28 (50); Mohammed Shami4/16 (6.2), Jasprit Bumrah2/9 (6)
Result - India won by 125 runs
The 34th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between West Indies and India proved to be far more one-sided that it was expected as a steady batting display and some great bowling from India never gave their opponents a sniff at the Emirates Old Traffor in Manchester.
KL Rahul fell just short of a half-century but did enough to get India off to a settled start. Although the half-centuries from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were not express, they took India to a respectable total of 268. Kemar Roach 3/36 (10) and Jason Holder 2/33 (10) bowled well but Oshane Thomas went for plenty and hence, the pressure could not be intact for longer.
Mohammed Shami, who had only got a chance in the playing XI due to an injury to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, followed up his hat-trick against Afghanistan with figures of 4/16. He was well complemented by Jasprit Bumrah who conceded only nine runs from his six overs while picking up two wickets.
There was no half-century from any of the Windies batsmen as the team suffered their third-biggest defeat in a World Cup (by runs).