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.