India clinches victory in encounter with West Indies

India clinches victory in encounter with West Indies

India clinches victory in encounter with West Indies

Written by Bella Dalima

06 Mar, 2015 | 9:26 pm

India beat West Indies by four wickets on Friday in their Pool B clash, to extend their unbeaten run in the World Cup to 4 games – their longest run since the 2003 event.

Winning the toss, and electing to take first lease of the wicket, West Indies were bowled out for 182 runs, in 44.2 overs.

The Windies lost seven wickets for just 85 runs inside their first 25 overs.

Captain Jason Holder who came in 9th, top scored for West Indies with 57 runs. While Mohammed Shami took three wickets in his eight overs, Umesh Yadev, and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets a piece for India.

Chasing a target of 183, India lost their first 3 wickets for 63 runs, with Rohit Sharma on 7 and Virat Kohli on 33.

However, an unbeaten seventh wicket stand between Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who top scored with 45, and Ravichandran Ashwin took India home.

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