4th consecutive win for India at World Cup

11:34 AM | 6 Mar, 2015
4th consecutive win for India at World Cup
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PERTH (Web Desk) - India, on Friday, defeated West Indies by 4 wickets-which is the fourth consecutive win for India-  in poll B match of the ongoing cricket world cup 2015 in Perth cricket stadium.

Indian captain MS Dhoni scored his crucial 45 runs off 96 runs when the team's top order batsmen failed to bat well. Vice captain Virat Kohli scored 33 of 36 balls only.

West Indian bowlers Taylor and Russel both picked two wickets each.

West Indies batsmen, while batting first, were snubbed by Indian bowlers when the whole team returned to pavilion in 45th over. Mohammad Shami ousted 3 West Indian players off 35 runs only whereas Yadev and Jadeja both picked two wickets each.

West Indies six cricketers failed to get into double figure scores. Chris Gayle was caught out by Sharma after he was dropped twice, at 21 runs off 44 balls.

The skipper JO Holder was the only batsman to stay long at the crease, scored 57 runs off 79 balls.

Earlier West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup Pool B game against Australia at the WACA Ground in Perth on Friday.

India recalled seamer Mohammed Shami at the expense of Bhuvneshwar Kumar while the West Indies made one change, bringing in pace bowler Kemar Roach for spinner Sulieman Benn.

India are unbeaten in the tournament with three wins in three games, while the West Indies have two wins in four matches.

INDIA SQUAD: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

WEST INDIES SQUAD: Jason Holder (capt), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andrew Russell, Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach.