India defeat Windies, enter World Cup quarters

India defeat Windies, enter World Cup quarters

India v United Arab Emirates - 2015 ICC Cricket World CupPerth, March 6 , A superlative bowling performance and a cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the West Indies to notch their fourth consecutive World Cup Pool B victory on a tricky WACA pitch here on Friday.

A brilliant bowling performance helped the defending champions skittle out the Windies for 182 in 44.2 overs with Man-of-the-Match Mohammed Shami clinching 3-35. In reply, India struggled throughout their chase but level-headed captain Dhoni saw the team through in 39.1 overs to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Gayle looked a little dangerous when he smashed two boundaries and a six but once he got out, Indian bowlers ripped apart the Windies batting line-up. The burly left-hander gave three difficult chances to India but eventually gifted his wicket when he slashed hard a short ball only to be caught by Mohit Sharma at mid-wicket.

Brief scores: West Indies 182 all out in 44.2 overs (Jason Holder 57; Mohammed Shami 3/35, Ravindra Jadeja 2/27, Umesh Yadav 2/42) vs India 185/6 in 39.1 overs (Mahendra Singh Dhoni 45 not out, Virat Kohli 33; Jerome Taylor 2/33, Andre Russell 2/43).

 

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