World Cup 2019: Clinical India outclass West Indies to keep unbeaten record intact

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Updated:Jun 27, 2019 10:48:18 pm

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli's men produced an all-round performance to beat West Indies by 125 runs at Manchester. India keeps its unbeaten record at World Cup 2019 intact.

India keeps their unbeaten record at the World Cup intact with a splendid win over West Indies.

India vs West Indies Highlights: India continued their winning streak in the World Cup 2019 defeating West Indies by 125 runs at Manchester on Thursday. Chasing a target of 269 put up by India, West Indies could only manage 143 runs in 34.2 overs. Pacers Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets for 9 runs and Mohammad Shami scalped 4 wickets for 16 runs to demolish the West Indian batting line up. Spinners Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav also played their part sharing three wickets among them.

Earlier, captain Virat Kohli scored a gritty 72 to pull India up from a precarious situation as West Indian bowlers never allowed the Indian batsmen to cut loose. Kohli went on to become the fastest man to score 20,000 international runs surpassing batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.

Kohli was supported by MS Dhoni who, however, struggled once again to score some quick runs. Dhoni, who earned criticism for his slow batting in the previous game against Afghanistan, finished at 56 off 61 deliveries with three fours and two sixes. Hardik Pandya hit some lusty blows in his 38-ball 46 runs.

India had a poor start as West Indian veteran Kemar Roach (3/36) bowled his heart out removing in-form Rohit Sharma early. The Indian vice-captain walked back to the pavilion shaking his head after being given out even as the ultra-edge for DRS couldn’t give a decisive picture.

Vijay Shankar once again failed to provide any resistance bringing the number 4 position debate to the fore once again.

India will play England next on Sunday, June 30.



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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Old Trafford, Manchester 12 December 2019

West Indies 143 (34.2)


India 268/7 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 34 ) India beat West Indies by 125 runs

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    22:18 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Virat Kohli is the man of the match

    Indian captain Virat Kohli was adjudged man of the match.

    22:14 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India beat West Indies by 125 runs

    India beats West Indies by 126 runs to keep their winning streak alive in the World Cup. 

    22:08 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Kohli has done well as a captain again!

    Indian captain Virat Kohli has done well once again. He has brilliant in rotating his bowlers and they have responded really well. India will want to finish this game quickly which will help them in maintaining a good run rate throughout the tournament. 

    21:54 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Chahal sends back Sheldon Cottrell

    Sheldon Cottrell dismissed LBW by Yuzvendra Chahal for 10. India just a wicket away from victory at Manchester.

    21:44 (IST)27 Jun 2019

    Shimron Hetmyer dismissed by Mohammed Shami for 18. Shami gets his third wicket of the game. West Indies 112 for 8 in 28.3 overs.

    21:38 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Indian bowlers deliver yet again!

    Indian bowlers have been brilliant once again. They have proved that they are one of the best in the world at the moment. 

    21:34 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies LIVE: Bumrah's double blow leaves WI chase in tatters

    Jasprit Bumrah is on a hat-trick as Fabian Allen departs for a duck.

    21:32 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Carlos Brathwaite OUT!

    Carlos Brathwaite dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. MS Dhoni took a really good catch behind the stumps to make sure India got rid off the danger man.

    21:29 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Indian bowlers have been good in today's game

    India has been very good in the bowling department. The fast bowlers put pressure in the beginning by taking two quick wickets after which West Indies could not get going. Kuldeep and Chahal kept things tight from which allowed India to keep the pressure on the West Indies team.

    21:19 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Jason Holder OUT!

    Yuzvendra Chahal strikes! Kedar Jadhav takes a simple catch in the cover region to send Holder back to the pavilion. 

    21:13 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: Can Holder and Hetmyer fightback?

    Jason Holder and Shimron Hetmyer will have to lead the fightback if you want to win this match. They have not been able to tackle Kuldeep and this a huge test for both batsmen. 

    21:04 (IST)27 Jun 2019

    Kuldeep strikes! Nicholas Pooran departs for 28. India puts West Indies on the backfoot. 

    21:02 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Kedar Jadhav introduced in the attack

    Kohli has given Kedar Jadhav the ball. This is an interesting move keeping in mind the left-handers. 

    20:52 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Ambris OUT!

    Hardik Pandya gets rid of Sunil Ambris as West Indies look to be on the backfoot now. He was trapped in front of the wicket as the umpire adjudged him LBW. 

    20:48 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Kuldeep Yadav is bowling beautifully

    Kuldeep Yadav is bowling beautifully at the moment. He has been troubling the West Indian batsmen and has not allowed them to score the boundaries. It is important for Hardik Pandya who is bowling from the other end to make sure he maintains that pressure. 

    20:44 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: 50 up for West Indies

    Indian bowlers have to pick more wickets here as West Indies are looking to dominate the match today. After two quick wickets, West Indies have fought back well and have managed to steady their ship. 

    20:39 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Will Vijay Shankar get the ball?

    India has a lot of options and Vijay Shankar could be one bowler who could give India a breakthrough.

    20:27 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: Hardik Pandya has been introduced in the attack

    Hardik Pandya was good with the bat in the first half of the innings. It will be interesting to see how West Indies batsmen tackle Hardik Pandya in today's game. 

    20:22 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: Spinners will play an important role

    Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will play a big role in today's game. The spinners have been an asset for the Indian team as both have the ability to break partnerships at regular. 

    20:17 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: Nicholas Pooran will have to be the anchor of this innings

    Nicholas Pooran has been in form for the West Indies team and India will have to make sure they get him out quickly as possible. Ambris and Pooran have the ability to take the game away from the opposition. 

    20:01 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies LIVE: Shami strikes again!

    Shai Hope dismissed as Mohammad Shami takes his second wicket in the match.

    19:49 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Chris Gayle OUT! Shami strikes!

    Mohammad Shami strikes! gets rid off Chris Gayle. 

    19:46 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies: Chris Gayle and Sunil Ambris playing the waiting game

    Chris Gayle and Sunil Ambris have to bat really well if they want to win this game. Indian bowlers will have to be very disciplined as they look to defend this total. 

    19:36 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Can Jasprit Bumrah be the star for India?

    Jasprit Bumrah has been India's best bowler for the past 1 year. India will need wickets early on in this match if they want to win the game. 

    19:30 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies: Shami starts off for India

    Mohammed Shami has started the innings for India. He is bowling a very tight line and India will be hoping he gives them a breakthrough early on.

    18:55 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    SIX! MS Dhoni finishes with a six

    MS Dhoni hits a six as India reach 268 in 50 overs. Indian bowlers will have to fight hard in the match. 

    18:52 (IST)27 Jun 2019

    Another boundary for MS Dhoni as he reaches his fifty.

    18:50 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    SIX! MS Dhoni strikes

    First six of the match for MS Dhoni. Will he be the hero for India?

    18:48 (IST)27 Jun 2019

    India has struggled throughout the match and with Shami's wicket, Cottrell has got his second wicket of the match. 

    18:44 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Hardik Pandya OUT!

    Another wicket falls as India struggle to finish strong in this game. 

    18:43 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    West Indies bowlers have been brilliant in the death overs

    This is another wake-up call for India as they have not been able to rotate the strike with ease. This has created a lot of pressure as boundaries have been hard to come by. 

    18:38 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Boundaries have not been easy for the Indian team

    India has not been able to find the boundaries which is a huge concern at this stage of the match. Singles and doubles will not help. West Indies will be very happy with their effort today. 

    18:35 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: Hardik is struggling against the fast bowlers

    Hardik Pandya has to score at a faster pace if India wants to cross the 250 run-mark. He is the main batsmen for India in the lower middle order.  

    18:30 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    FOUR! India needs more of these

    MS Dhoni smashes one down the ground. Can he help India finish string?

    18:28 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: West Indies have bowled really well

    West Indian bowlers have been brilliant in this game. They have not given any extras and have managed to bowl tight lines to the Indian batsmen. They have kept the run rate below 5 and this has been a major concern area for India. Hardik Pandya has also not been able to hit the big shots for the last two matches. 

    18:16 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: 200 up for India

    India has managed to reach the 200 mark but this has been a disappointing performance with the bat. The middle order has failed to give stability to the innings. This is very similar to India's match against Afghanistan as Indian batsmen had struggled in that game as well. 

    18:12 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    India vs West Indies Live: Carlos Brathwaite has been given the ball

    Carlos Brathwaite has been introduced in the attack by West Indies captain Jason Holder. India should look to target him if they want to achieve a decent total in this match.

    18:07 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya will have to bail India out

    Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni will have to bail India out from this situation. This batting track could be on the slower side when West Indies come out to bat.

    18:03 (IST)27 Jun 2019
    Hardik Pandya walks out to join MS Dhoni

    Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has walked to bat as India look to fight back in this contest. West Indian bowlers have been really good and with Virat Kohli back in the pavilion, they will be hoping to restrict India under 250 which will give them a real chance to win this match.

    17:57 (IST)27 Jun 2019

    India in deep trouble as Virat Kohli walks back to the pavilion. 

    India World Cup Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Ravindra Jadeja. West Indies World Cup Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Sunil Ambris, Shanon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Shai Hope, Carlos Braithwaite.  
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