ICC World Cup 2019: West Indies face scathing defeat in do or die match against India
London : ICC World Cup 2019: Indian bowlers led my deadly Mohammad Shami produced yet another splendid performance to almost confirm India's berth in the semi-finals of the tournament. The men in blue handed a 125-run defeat to West Indies in 34th match 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.
With the help of half centuries from Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, team India scored 268 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Even the low score looked enough against West Indies as they were wrapped 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.
Here are the playing 11 of both the teams
India playing 11: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, 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.