India crush West Indies to knock them out of the World Cup & continue unbeaten run
With India having only managed to accumulate 268 runs after the first innings, the match seemed in balance, but the dominance with which the Indian bowlers went about their business must have sent a strong message to other teams in the World Cup.
India 268/7 (50 Overs) [Kohli(c) 72(82), Dhoni(wk) 56(61); Roach 3/36, Holder 2/33]
West Indies 143/10 (34.2 Overs) [Ambris 31(40), Pooran 28(50); Shami 4/16, Bumrah 2/9]
Result- India won by 125 runs
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India's fortune with the toss continued as they won the flick of the coin and decided to bat first on what looked like a quite decent batting wicket to begin with. Rohit Sharma played a few shots and was dismissed shortly. Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli then stitched a partnership but a couple of wickets fell quickly and the pressure got transferred on the Indian batting line-up.
After Kohli's dismissal for 72, MS Dhoni(56) and Hardik Pandya(46) rebuilt the innings and then exploded towards the last five overs to take India to a respectable score of 268.
The more you see @windiescricket struggling on this wicket, the more you begin to appreciate #Dhoni's SLOW innings that kept the Indian inning together.— Cricket World (@Cricket_World) June 27, 2019
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Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies and gave away just 36 runs in 10 overs, while picking up three big wickets.
The West Indian chase never gained tempo as they kept losing wickets one after the other. After Mohammed Shami's twin strikes in his first spell, first change bowler Hardik Pandya and spinners Kuldeep Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal also kept chipping away.
West Indies were no match for the powerful Indian bowling unit as they folded up for 143, conceding a 125-run defeat; India's biggest ever victory against West Indies in the World Cup.
West Indies- Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
India- Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
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