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India thrashes the Windies on their march to semi-finals

India thrashes the Windies on their march to semi-finals

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Sports Reporter
India blew the West Indies out of the water with a victory of 125 runs in their 2019 Cricket World Cup match at Old Trafford in Manchester.
With this win, India remains the only unbeaten team in the World Cup. They have almost ensured their place in the semi-finals, sitting comfortably with 11 points from six matches.
West Indies, whose hopes of finishing in the top four places had already went up in smoke, have suffered their fifth loss in seven matches and are stuck near the bottom of the table with only three points.
A patient knock by skipper Virat Kohli and a late cameo by MS Dhoni in the final part of the first inning guided India to a fighting 268/7 in their 50 overs.
Kohli scored 72 runs off 82 balls while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 56. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya also chipped in with scores of 48 and 46 respectively as India survived another middle-order collapse. For West Indies, Kemar Roach finished with figures of 3/36.
The West Indies innings was a tale of collapses, punctuated by eliminated partnerships. Mohammed Shami reduced them to 16/2 early on, scalping Chris Gayle and Shai Hope.
Nicholas Pooran and Sunil Ambris then steadied the innings. Hardik Pandya triggered another mini-collapse by taking Sunil Ambris out. The Caribbean side then lost Nicholas Pooran to Kuldeep Yadav and Jason Holder to Yuzvendra Chahal in quick succession. Jasprit Bumrah then took wickets off consecutive balls as the West Indies suddenly found themselves out of the tournament.

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