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ICC CWC 2019 Match 34 highlights: India demolish West Indies by 125 runs

Indian bowlers led by the deadly Mohammed Shami produced yet another splendid performance to put their team on the cusp of a semi-final berth

Virat Kohli, ICC CWC 2019

Virat Kohli. Photo: Reuters

In Match 34 of ICC cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC), Indian bowlers led by the deadly Mohammed Shami produced yet another splendid performance to put their team on the cusp of a semi-final berth with a 125-run rout of the West Indies at The Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. With 11 points, India are now almost through and another win in their next three games will seal their position in the top four as West Indies were knocked out with two games remaining. India scored 268 for 7, riding on half-centuries by Virat Kohli (72 off 82 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (56 off 61 balls) and it turned out to be good enough as West Indies were shot out for 124 in only 34.2 overs. In two successive matches now, the bowlers have more than covered up for a mediocre show from the batsmen, save skipper Kohli. Shami (4/16 in 6.2 overs) was at his best in the first spell as he first bounced Chris Gayle out and then bowled an off-cutter to remove Shai Hope.

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In his second spell, he got Shimron Hetmyer while new ball partner Jasprit Bumrah (2/9 in 6 overs) was fast and accurate getting two wickets of successive deliveries.

Kuldeep Yadav (1/35 in 9 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/39 in 7 overs) were too hot for the Caribbean batsmen on a track, where run scoring became increasingly difficult with passage of time.

The last seven wickets fell for 63 runs in a space of 14 overs which indicated the Caribbean plight.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar with his incisive swing bowling has always been Chris Gayle's (6 off 19 balls) nemesis but it was in-form Shami, who drew the first blood with a short ball that climbed on the big man and the mistimed pull was taken by Kedar Jadhav, running sideways from his mid-on position.

Hope, West Indies' next big hope, got one from Shami that came in breaching his defence.

Sunil Ambris (31, 40 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (28 off 50 balls) steadied the ship with a 55-run stand before both were dismissed in quick succession.

Hardik Pandya trapped Ambris plumb in-front before Pooran mistimed a lofted shot to Shami in the deep.

The skipper Jason Holder then played a rank bad shot off Chahal as West Indies were knocked out of the contest at the halfway stage, reeling at 98 for five.

When India batted, Dhoni scratched around for the better part of his innings before exploding in the final over to take India to 268 for 7 on a track that look good for batting.

There has been a lot of talk about Dhoni's failure to rotate the strike and Thursday's batting effort on another dry and slow track will only amplify the criticism before he got 16 in the final over to finish on 56 off 61 deliveries with three fours and two sixes.

More than his strike-rate, his percentage of dot balls remains a concern for India.

If India played 152 dot balls against Afghanistan, the run-less delivery count was 163 in this game.

It was Pandya, whose 46 off 38 balls took India past 250-run mark after skipper Kohli scored his fourth half-century.

The middle-order looked jittery again with skipper Kohli not getting enough support from the other batsmen.

In fact, Dhoni's rustiness rubbed off a bit on the Indian captain, who ultimately gifted his wicket to his opposite number.

Kohli hit eight boundaries with stand-out shot being a lofted drive over covers off Oshane Thomas.

Veteran Kemar Roach (3/36) bowled fast and fuller length deliveries using the off-cutters to good effect while skipper Holder (2/33 in 10 overs) was economical, troubling the batsmen with back of the length deliveries.

Left-arm spinner Fabian Allen (0/52 in 10 overs) didn't get any wicket but a crucial aspect of his spell was the last five overs in which he gave away only 15 runs.

This was another left-arm spinner after Mitchell Santner and Shakib Al Hasan, who has now troubled Dhoni with his wicket-to-wicket bowling.

When Holder and Roach bowled fast and back of length, the former India captain found it difficult to manoeuvre the bowling but the final score turned out to be much above par.

Here are the playing 11 of both the teams

India playing 11: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhon, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.

West Indies playing 11: Jason Holder (C), Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas.

India vs West Indies head to head

Overall: 129

India: 58

West Indies: 62

No Result: 3

Abandoned: 2

Tie: 2

Cancelled: 2
 
In World Cup

India: 6

West Indies: 3


Stay tuned for India vs West Indies LIVE score, toss, playing 11 updates and match commentary here

10:14 PM

India beat West Indies by 125 runs and knock them out of ICC CWC 2019

10:13 PM

Over 34.2; India won by 125 runs

Over Summary; 0 W  ; West Indies: 143-all out

Mohammed Shami [6.0-0-16-3] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6:
 
Ball 5:
 
Ball 4:
 
Ball 3: 
 
Ball 2:  A short delivery and deflected to first slip off Thomas body. India claiming a wicket but umpire remain umoved. India REVIEWs and it is from gloves. Oshane Thomas GONE and now West Indies are knocked out of world cup
 
Ball 1: Thomas blocks
10:10 PM

Over 34; CRR: 4.21 REQ: 7.88

Over Summary; 4 0 0 0 0 4  ; West Indies: 143-9

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Roach gets a top edge over first slip for FOUR
 
Ball 5: Roach blocks of front foot
 
Ball 4: A swing and a miss from Roach
 
Ball 3: A flatter delivery and Roach goes for a big swing, misses
 
Ball 2:  DOT
 
Ball 1: Roach slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR
10:07 PM

Over 33; CRR: 4.09 REQ: 7.88

Over Summary; 1 4 0 0 1 0  ; West Indies: 135-9

Kuldeep Yadav continues
 
Ball 6: Thomas defends
 
Ball 5: Roach hits towards long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Roach blocks on front foot again
 
Ball 3:  Roach blocks on front foot
 
Ball 2: Roach smashes over mid-off for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Thomas hits over extra cover for a single. 
10:04 PM

Over 32

Over Summary;   0 0 0 4 0 1 ; West Indies: 129-9

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Thomas hoicks towards deep mid-wicket and Rahul drops a SITTER. A single taken
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Thomas goes for a big hoick towards deep backward square leg for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Thomas blocks on front foot. 
 
Ball 2:  Thomas gets am outside edge and Rohit completes the catch. Umpire refers the decision upstairs with soft signal OUT. The ball is clearly touching the ground and third umpire overturns the onfield decision.  
 
Ball 1: Thomas goes for big hoick, misses. 
9:58 PM

Over 31

Over Summary;  MAIDEN  ; West Indies: 124-9

Kuldeep Yadav [7.0-0-29-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Roach hits towards mid-off for no run. 
 
Ball 4: Roach defends towards off side. 
 
Ball 3:  Roach blocks on front foot
 
Ball 2:  DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
9:55 PM

Over 30; Cottrell departs after hitting a GIGANTIC SIX

Over Summary;  4 6 0 0 W 0  ; West Indies: 124-9

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Oshane Thomas, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks
 
Ball 5: Chahal deceives Cottrell with a googly and traps him front of wicket. Cottrell lbw b Chahal 10(8) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 4: Cottrell dabs towards backward point
 
Ball 3:  Cottrell drives towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 2: A flighted delivery and Cottrell smashes over long-on for SIX.  
 
Ball 1: Cottrell hoicks towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR
9:50 PM

Over 29; Hetmyer departs

Over Summary; 0 0 W Wd 0 0 1L  ; West Indies: 114-8

Mohammed Shami [5.0-0-15-2] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Cottrell collects a leg byes for his team
 
Ball 5: Cottrell tucks towards short mid-wicket for no run. 

Ball 4: Cottrell tries to pull the short delivery, misses. 
 
Ball 4: Sheldon Cottrell, right handed bat, comes to the crease  and Shami greets him with a short delivery, called WIDE
 
Ball 3:  Hetmyer cuts straight to backward point, GONE. Hetmyer c Rahul b Shami 18(29) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer blocks
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer leaves outside off. 
9:41 PM

Over 28; CRR: 4 REQ: 7.14

Over Summary;  2 0 0 1 1 1  ; West Indies: 112-7

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Hetmyer hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Roach hits straight down the ground for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Hetmyer tucks towards square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3:  DOT
 
Ball 2:  DOT
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer clips towards backward square leg for a couple of runs. 
9:38 PM

Over 27; Bumrah takes back-to-back wickets

Over Summary; DOUBLE WICKET MAIDEN  ; West Indies: 107-7

Bumrah continues
 
Ball 6: A bumper to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Bumrah bowls a brilliant slow yorker and Roach brings his bat down on time. Bumrah fails to take a hattrick
 
Ball 2: Fabian Allen, right handed bat, comes to the crease and Bumrah greets him with a brilliant inswinger, a loud appeal and umpires gives OUT. Allen REVIEWs and it is an umpire's call. Fallen departs. West Indies 7 down. 
 
Ball 1: Braithwaite gets an outside edge and Dhoni takes a one-handed screamer. No Braithwaite heriocs today. Brathwaite c Dhoni b Bumrah 1(5)
9:29 PM

Over 26; CRR: 4.12 REQ: 6.75

Over Summary;  1 1 0 0 4 0  ; West Indies: 107-5

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Hetmyer hits towards short extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer hits towards deep extra cover for FOUR as there is no boundary riders. 
 
Ball 4: Hetmyer looking to cut but misses. 
 
Ball 3:  Hetmyer blocks the full delivery on backfoot. 
 
Ball 2:  A single for Braithwaite
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer collects a single towards fine leg
9:26 PM

Over 25

Over Summary; 0 0 2 1 0 0  ; West Indies: 101-5

Jasprit Bumrah [4.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Hetmyer
 
Ball 3:  A couple of runs for Hetmyer
 
Ball 2:  DOT
 
Ball 1: Hetmyer blocks
9:25 PM

Over 24

Over Summary; 0 1 0 0 W 0 ; West Indies: 98-5

Chahal continues
 
Ball 6: Carlos Brathwaite, right handed bat, comes to the crease and block
 
Ball 5: Holder OUT in search of some quick runs. Holder c Kedar Jadhav b Chahal 6(13)
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3:  DOT
 
Ball 2:  A single for Hetmyer towards long-off
 
Ball 1: DOT
9:24 PM

Over 23

Over Summary;  0 Wd 0 2 0 1L 1  ; West Indies: 97-4

Kuldeep Yadav continues
 
Ball 6: A single for Hetmyer towards sweeper cover
 
Ball 5: One leg byes
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Holder collects a couple of runs

Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: DOT
9:22 PM

Over 22

Over Summary;  1 1 4B 1 0 1  ; West Indies: 92-4

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Holder
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Hetmyer
 
Ball 3:  4 BYES as Dhoni misses again
 
Ball 2:  A single for Holder
 
Ball 1: A single for Hetmyer

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First Published: Jun 27 2019 | 12:28 PM IST

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