India thrashed West Indies by 125 runs on Thursday (June 27) to continue their march to the World Cup 2019 semi-finals. After opting to bat first at Old Trafford, Manchester, India rode on half-centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni to post 268/7. Kemar Roach was the pick of the West Indies bowlers with 3/36. In response, the Windies were bowled out for 143 in the 35th over. Mohammed Shami took four wickets as India registered their fifth win in six games. West Indies, on the other hand, were eliminated after their fifth loss of the tournament. Get highlights of India vs West Indies here (SCORECARD | STREAMING | POINTS TABLE | FULL SCHEDULE)
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Virat Kohli, Player of the Match: "I can't complain. We've just become number one yesterday, and to be honest we've been playing like that for a while now. Things haven't gone our way with the bat for two games now, but we've still won and that's impressive for me. Much better - we were in a similar situation (today, just like Afghanistan) but in the last game we didn't calculate as well. I think Hardik played really well, and MS finished really well, and 270 was always difficult to get on this pitch. (On his innings) It's been my strength to assess conditions quickly. 70 percent of my runs come in singles, and that's the best way to keep runs coming."
22:13 hrs IST: OUT! Shami gets his fourth. It's all over as India win by 125 runs. Windies are officially out of the semis race.
Shami finishes with 4 for 16, while Bumrah's figures read 2 for 9 off 6!
22:00 hrs IST: Has been a clinical performance from Kohli's India. One more win and they'll qualify for the semis.
21:51 hrs IST: OUT! Cottrell lbw b Chahal 10(8) [4s-1 6s-1]
21:44 hrs IST: OUT! Another scalp for Shami. Gets Hetmyer and with that end West Indies' hopes of staying in race for a spot in the semifinals (unless someone plays a blinder). Sheldon Cottrell comes to the crease.
21:36 hrs IST: Another hattrick was about to happen but Roach defended the loopy slower delivery well. But what an over of fast bowling. Too good! West Indies are 107/7 after 27 overs.
21:32 hrs IST: 'BRILLIANT BUMRAH'. He is unbelievable in so many ways. On a hattrick. Can he do a Shami here?
21:25 hrs IST: Very good over from Bumrah, only three runs off it. West Indies are 101/5 after 25 overs. Hetmyer 9*, Brathwaite 0*
21:20 hrs IST: Now Chahal joins the party, removes Holder who didn't look comfortable during his 13-ball stay at the crease. Carlos Brathwaite comes to the crease. West Indies are 98/5 after 24 overs. Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack.
21:15 hrs IST: Kuldeep on with his seventh over. He almost gets Holder off the second ball. A huge LBW shout, but nothing from the skipper and the wicket-keeper. Sharp turn probably saving the Windies captain. Five runs from the over. West Indies are 97/4 after 23 overs.
21:12 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first over. Eight off it, including four byes. West Indies are 92/4 after 22 overs.
21:08 hrs IST: Kuldeep on with his sixth over, wicket off the second ball. Pooran 28(50) caught by Shami at long-off. FoW-80/4 (20.2). Jason Holder is the new man. West Indies are 84/4 after 21 overs.
21:00 hrs IST: Decent over from Jadhav, five off it. West Indies are 80/3 after 20 overs. Pooran 29*, Hetmyer 0*
20:57 hrs IST: Hetmyer gets a lifeline. Given out LBW off Kuldeep's bowling but UltraEdge shows that it hit the bat first. West Indies are 75/3 after 19 overs. Kedar Jadhav comes into the attack.
20:51 hrs IST: OUT! Offcutter from Pandya, Ambris look to play it towards the leg-side but gets hit on pads, right in front. Shimron Hetmyer comes to the crease. West Indies are 71/3 after 18 overs.
20:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Pandya and Ambris hits it past point for his first boundary. West Indies are 56/2 after 16 overs. Ambris 24*, Pooran 15*
20:36 hrs IST: Five singles off Kuldeep's third. West Indies are 50/2 after 15 overs. Ambris 19*, Pooran 14*. Drinks are on the field now.
20:33 hrs IST: Only six runs off the last 12 deliveries. West Indies are 45/2 after 14 overs. Ambris 17*, Pooran 11*
20:26 hrs IST: Five off Pandya's second. West Indies are 39/2 after 12 overs. Ambris 14*, Pooran 9*
20:20 hrs IST: No risky shot from both Ambris and Pooran off the Chinaman. West Indies need a big partnership here. They are 34/2 after 11 overs. Pandya to continue.
20:16 hrs IST: Four singles off Pandya's first six balls. West Indies are 29/2 after the end of the first Powerplay. Ambris 10*, Pooran 4*. Some spin now. Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack.
20:12 hrs IST: Top-class spell from Shami. India would hope he takes a lot more wickets today. West Indies are 25/2 after 9 overs. First change in bowling. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack.
20:07 hrs IST: Five off Bumrah's fourth (FOUR BYES). West Indies are 21/2 after 8 overs. Ambris 6*, Pooran 0*
20:02 hrs IST: OUT! Length delivery from Shami, gets some inward movement off the seam, Hope looks to play the straight drive but the ball beats his inside edge and knocks the off stump. Nicholas Pooran comes to the crease. West Indies are 16/2 after 7 overs.
19:56 hrs IST: Marvellous over from Bumrah, just two off it. West Indies are 12/1 after 6 overs. Ambris 5*, Hope 1*
19:51 hrs IST: OUT! Short delivery from Shami, Gayle looks to pull but the pace of the ball doesn't allow him the timing required for the shot and he lobs up to Jadhav at mid-on. Shai Hope comes to the crease. West Indies are 10/1 after 5 overs.
19:44 hrs IST: Another fine over from Bumrah. Keeps it tight. West Indies are 9/0 after 4 overs. Gayle 6*, Ambris 3*
19:39 hrs IST: Tidy over from Shami, only two runs off it. West Indies are 7/0 after 3 overs. Bumrah again. Gayle 5*, Ambris 2*
19:35 hrs IST: Lovely start from Bumrah. No margin for error. West Indies are 5/0 after 2 overs. Gayle 4*, Ambris 1*
19:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Lucky! Length ball from Shami, Gayle looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes to the fine leg boundary. West Indies are 4/0 after the first over. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.
19:26 hrs IST: Time for Windies' reply. Chris Gayle to take strike. Mohammed Shami to open the attack.
18:54 hrs IST: That's it. India finish on 268/7. 82 off the final 10 overs. Dhoni remains unbeaten on 56 off 61. We'll be back in a short while with West Indies' chase.
18:48 hrs IST: Super over from Cottrell, two wickets and just three runs. Ends with 2/50. India are 252/7 after 49 overs. Thomas to bowl the final six balls.
18:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Important boundary for India. Width on offer from Thomas and Pandya hits it through point. India are 249/5 after 48 overs. Cottrell to bowl the penultimate over.
18:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Another fuller delivery, this time from Cottrell and Pandya lofts it over mid-off. Nine off the over. India are 238/5 after 47 overs. Pandya 37*, Dhoni 36*. Oshane Thomas comes back into the attack.
18:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Brathwaite, outside off, Dhoni flat-bats it over mid-off. First boundary in 16 overs for him. India are 229/5 after 46 overs. Dhoni 34*, Pandya 30*. Cottrell again.
18:28 hrs IST: Splendid over from Cottrell, just five off it. India are 219/5 after 45 overs. Pandya 28*, Dhoni 26*
18:23 hrs IST: Another expensive over from Brathwaite, 10 off it. India are 214/5 after 44 overs. Dhoni 25*, Pandya 24*
18:18 hrs IST: High quality over from Cottrell, only four off it. India are 204/5 after 43 overs. Dhoni 21*, Pandya 18*. Brathwaite to continue.
18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Shorter length from Brathwaite and Pandya pulls it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg boundary. Costly over from Brathwaite, 13 off it. India are 200/5 after 42 overs. Sheldon Cottrell comes back into the attack.
18:07 hrs IST: Last nine overs. India are 187/5. Pitch seems to be slowing down. If that's the case then 250 should be a good score. Carlos Brathwaite comes into the attack for the first time in the match.
18:03 hrs IST: Nice over from Allen, he finishes with 0/52. India are 186/5 after 40 overs. Dhoni 18*, Pandya 5*
17:59 hrs IST: OUT! Big wicket for the Windies. Kohli goes for 72(82). Short delivery, the India No. 3 pulls but plays the shot too early and the lack of bounce means the ball hits the toe end of his bat. Darren Bravo, the substitute fielder, does the rest at short mid-wicket. Hardik Pandya, the new man, gets off the mark with a boundary to backward square leg. India are 184/5 after 39 overs.
17:51 hrs IST: Fine over from Holder, three off it. He has been good today. India are 174/4 after 37 overs. Kohli 67*, Dhoni 16*
17:47 hrs IST: Five runs off Allen's eighth. India are 171/4 after 36 overs. Kohli 66*, Dhoni 14*. Jason Holder comes back into the attack. He has three overs left.
17:44 hrs IST: Roach ends with 3/36. He has done his job. Can the other bowlers too strike and restrict them to under 260? We'll find out. India are 166/4 after 35 overs. Kohli 66*, Dhoni 9*
17:40 hrs IST: Hope misses two chances to stump Dhoni. Should have been easy for him but makes a total mess of it. He even misses converting a a direct hit at the non-striker's end. India are 162/4 after 34 overs. Kohli 62*, Dhoni 9*
17:35 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhoni. Just two off the over. India are 154/4 after 33 overs. Kohli 56*, Dhoni 8*
17:31 hrs IST: A wicket and twenty-five runs off the last 30 balls. India need a big partnership here. They are 152/4 after 32 overs. Kohli 55*, Dhoni 7*. Roach to the penultimate over of his spell.
17:27 hrs IST: Another wonderful over from Roach, only two off it. India are 150/4 after 31 overs. Kohli 54*, Dhoni 6*. Fabian Allen comes back into the attack.
17:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Thomas and Kohli punches it past the fielder at point. India are 148/4 after 30 overs. Time for drinks.
17:15 hrs IST: OUT! Short of a length from Roach, Jadhav looks to work it to the off-side, no footwork, but gets an edge and Hope completes an easy catches. Initial decision was not out but UltraEdge confirmed a spike. Third wicket for the West Indies pacer. MS Dhoni comes to the crease. India are 140/4 after 29 overs.
17:08 hrs IST: Single towards sweeper cover and that's a half-century for Kohli - his fourth successive in this tournament. Should look to get past the three-figure mark now. Consistency has one more synonym now. India are 135/3 after 28 overs.
17:03 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Roach, a wicket and two runs. India are 128/3 after 27 overs. Kohli 45*, Jadhav 1*. Oshane Thomas comes back into the attack.
17:00 hrs IST: OUT! Fuller length from Roach, nips away a bit, catches the outside edge of Shankar and Shai Hope dives away to his right to take an excellent catch. Once again, the debate surrounding India's No. 4 begins. Kedar Jadhav comes to the crease.
16:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Cottrell, Kohli pulls it to the fine leg boundary. India are 126/2 after 26 overs. Kohli 44*, Shankar 14*. Kemar Roach comes back into the attack.
16:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Holder and Shankar times it past the fielder at mid-on. Moves into double figures. India are 118/2 after 25 overs.
16:47 hrs IST: Impressive over from Cottrell, just one off it. India are 113/2 after 24 overs. Kohli 36*, Shankar 9*
16:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Holder, Shankar leans into the drive and times it to the left of mid-off. Oshane Thomas has no chance. India are 112/2 after 23 overs. Kohli 35*, Shankar 9*
16:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Cottrell, Kohli looks to pull this but gets a top edge and it flies down to fine leg. India are 104/2 after 22 overs. Kohli 35*, Shankar 1*
16:34 hrs IST: OUT! Rahul misses out on half-century. Holder gets the reward for bowling the correct line and length. Once again, the Indian fails to convert a good start. Would be kicking himself for that. Vijay Shankar comes to the crease. India are 98/2 after 21 overs. Sheldon Cottrell comes back into the attack.
16:28 hrs IST: FOUR! Quicker delivery from Allen, Rahul uses the pace of it and helps it to the fine leg boundary. Eight off the over. India are 97/1 after 20 overs. Rahul 48*, Kohli 29*
16:25 hrs IST: Another solid over from Holder, only two off it. India are 89/1 after 19 overs. Rahul 42*, Kohli 27*. Allen continues. A bit surprising, considering that he hasn't been that effective.
16:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Allen, Rahul rocks back and cuts it past point. Easy pickings! Expensive over from the West Indies spinner, 10 off it. India are 87/1 after 18 overs. Rahul 42*, Kohli 25*
16:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Holder, outside off, Rahul uses his wrists well and drives it straight down the ground. Takes a single off the last delivery to keep strike. India are 77/1 after 17 overs. Rahul 36*, Kohli 21*
16:10 hrs IST: FOUR! Thick edge and it runs away to the third man boundary. Rahul was looking to drive through cover but got an edge. India are 72/1 after 16 overs. Rahul 31*, Kohli 21*. Drinks are on the field now.
16:07 hrs IST: Back-to-back maidens from Holder. Just 20 runs off the last five overs. India are 67/1 after 15 overs. Rahul 26*, Kohli 21*
16:03 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Kohli. Drives it to long-off. Moves into 20s. India are 67/1 after 14 overs.
15:59 hrs IST: Superb start from Holder. It's a maiden! India are 62/1 after 13 overs. Rahul 25*, Kohli 17*. Allen again
15:55 hrs IST: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Allen and Kohli hits it through backward point, and it races away to the third man boundary. India are 62/1 after 12 overs. Another change in bowling. Jason Holder comes into the attack.
15:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Pitched up from Thomas, Rahul leans forward and drives it well in the gap between mid-off and extra cover. Classy shot! Costly over from the Windies pacer, nine off it. India are 56/1 after 11 overs. Rahul 24*, Kohli 12*. Fabian Allen comes into the attack.
15:47 hrs IST: Roach continues to keep things tight. India are 47/1 after 10 overs. Rahul 20*, Kohli 7*. The India skipper has hit three half-centuries in as many matches. Will he get a big one today?
15:42 hrs IST: Six runs off Thomas' second. India are 44/1 after 9 overs. Rahul 20*, Kohli 4*. Still a decent start from the Men in Blue. A big partnership will put them on course for anywhere around 300.
SOMETHING ABOUT ROHIT'S DISMISSAL - There was gap between bat and ball and on side view, but with UltraEdge it wasn't very clear whether ball hit pad or bat.
15:37 hrs IST: Extremely good over from Roach, three off it. India are 38/1 after 8 overs. Rahul 14*, Kohli 4*. Thomas to continue
15:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Thomas, outside off, Kohli slaps it between and point for a boundary. Gets off the mark in an amazing fashion! India are 35/1 after 7 overs.
15:28 hrs IST: OUT! Top delivery from Roach. Angled in from wide of the crease and it kept coming in. DRS shows Rohit got an inside edge but the batsman doesn't think the same. He's disappointed and so is his partner Rahul. Virat Kohli comes to the crease. India are 29/1 after 6 overs. First change in bowling. Oshane Thomas comes into the attack.
15:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Cottrell, Rohit goes back and cuts it past point for his first boundary of the day. Good over for India, eight coming off it. India are 17/0 after 5 overs. Rohit 11*, Rahul 5*. Roach to continue.
15:17 hrs IST: Two singles off Roach's second. India are 9/0 after 4 overs. Rohit 4*, Rahul 4*
India are now the No. 1 ODI team in the world. England, who lost to Sri Lanka and Australia, have slipped to the second spot.
15:13 hrs IST: Another tidy over, this time from Cottrell. Only two runs off it. India are 7/0 after 3 overs. Rohit 3*, Rahul 3*
Three games have taken place at Manchester (in this World Cup) and all have been won by sides batting first. The first innings scores - 336 (IND v PAK), 397 (ENG v AFG) and 291 (NZ v WI).
15:08 hrs IST: Great start from Roach, just one off his first six balls. India are 5/0 after 2 overs. Rahul 3*, Rohit 2*
15:04 hrs IST: Rohit also opens his account with a single to backward square leg. India are 4/0 after the first over. Kemar Roach comes into the attack.
15:02 hrs IST: Straightaway some inward movement for Cottrell. Fuller length and a confident forward defence from Rahul. The Indian gets off the mark with three runs (towards point) off the next delivery.
15:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open. Sheldon Cottrell, who took four wickets against New Zealand at the same venue, to begin the proceedings.
14:38 hrs IST: Playing XIs
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
14:33 hrs IST: India have won the toss and have opted to bat
Pitch Report by Mike Atherton and Ian Bishop: "Same pitch as the one between New Zealand and West Indies. The square boundaries a bit shorter, but the dimensions don't play such a big role," says Atherton. Bishop: "Generally, it looks like a good sufrace. The slower ball, cutters work. I expect some turn out of the footmarks. Not a sun out, I will presume whoever wins the toss will bat first."
14:15 hrs IST: We'll have the all-important toss in another 15 minutes.
14:03 hrs IST: GOOD NEWS - It's bright and sunny. There is no forecast for rain as well.
13:47 hrs IST: Also, the India captain has scored 1,840 runs against the Windies in 32 ODI innings and only Javed Miandad (1,930) can better that tally against this opponent in the format.
13:38 hrs IST: Kohli's last six innings against West Indies: 111*, 140, 157*, 107, 16 & 33*
13:22 hrs IST: Pakistan, a historically unpredictable team specialising in theatrical comebacks, remain in World Cup contention after overwhelming previously unbeaten New Zealand in a group match which will revive unwelcome memories for the Kiwis. Read full story here
13:08 hrs IST: MS Dhoni's painfully slow approach against Afghanistan yielded 28 off 52 balls and he was roundly criticised. Even the normally restrained Sachin Tendulkar questioned the approach. "There was no positive intent," said Tendulkar.
With four group matches left, the only option the India team management has right now is to alter Dhoni's batting position, possibly giving a few more deliveries to Kedar Jadhav, who can be innovative in his shot selection.
13:04 hrs IST: DID YOU KNOW? - West Indies last beat India in a World Cup fixture in 1992.
12:56 hrs IST: WHAT THEY SAID -
Windies captain Jason Holder: "A match against India is always a big one. We are looking forward to it. We need to finish our campaign and our objective is to win all our remaining matches. It's a matter of displaying a perfect game, so it is another opportunity for us to showcase our skills."
India bowling coach Bharat Arun: "They're an outstanding side and they play real positive cricket. We are aware of the challenges that exist in this game. I think our plans are pretty much in place and we are up for the challenge."
12:49 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Chris Gayle has hit four centuries against India in ODIs, his joint-most against any country in the format (level with England)
12:46 hrs IST: BIG NUMBER - India have won four of their last six ODIs against West Indies, including a crushing 224-run victory last October.
12:40 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019 encounter between the two-time world champions - India and West Indies.
Carlos Brathwaite's magnificent century against New Zealand was in vain as the all-rounder was caught on the boundary by Trent Boult - trying to complete what would have been an astonishing win with a maximum.
The Windies will miss the services of Andre Russell, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury. His replacement Sunil Ambris is likely to partner Chris Gayle at the top, provided Evin Lewis fails to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained during the match against the Black Caps.
As the league phase hits the home stretch, India will look to ensure a smooth passage into the semifinals with yet another victory.
The India bowlers once again proved their mettle as they successfully defended a low score against Afghanistan in Southampton last week. Mohammed Shami, who picked up a hattrick, is likely to retain his place in the playing XI as India are unlikely to risk playing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a hamstring injury during the match against Pakistan.
The Indian middle-order, comprising Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya, will look to add more stability and release the pressure off the top three - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and skipper Kohli.