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What a match! It seemed for a while that this would be just another easy win for India, but credit to the West Indian pacers; they ran the match far deeper than India would have liked. It required the calm head of skipper MS Dhoni and contributions from Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin to take India over the line. In case you missed out on any of the action, you can read Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report, from Perth, here: India beat West Indies by 4 wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015


Mohammed Shami is the Man of the Match for his three for 35.


Live Score India: 185/6 | Overs 39.1 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 45(56), Ravichandran Ashwin 16(32)

Marlon Samuels to bowl what will probably be the final over of the match. FOUR! And MS Dhoni hits the winning runs, albeit in a bit of a streaky manner, gets the outside edge on the attempted drive as India win by four wickets.

Live Score India: 181/6 | Overs 39 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 41(55), Ravichandran Ashwin 16(32)

Dwayne Smith again. ONE. Ravichandran Ashwin takes a single. ONE. He finds the outside edge of MS Dhoni, but there is no one at slip. DOT. Defended with a straight bat. ONE. Played down third man. FOUR! That will seal the game for India! Cut away through cover-point for Dhoni! ONE. Played to fine leg.

Live Score India: 173/6 | Overs 38 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 35(52), Ravichandran Ashwin 14(29)

Marlon Samuels again. DOT. MS Dhoni defends. ONE. Played to the on side. ONE. Big mix-up, both batsmen were at the same end, but Jonathan Carter didn’t throw the ball in. DOT. Doesn’t get a run for that. DOT. Can’t get it away. DOT. Played out. India just 10 short of target against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 171/6 | Overs 37 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 34(47), Ravichandran Ashwin 13(28)

WIDE. Down the leg, and India creep along. DOT. Nice bouncer from Smith, where is Jerome Taylor? DOT. Ashwin plays back. ONE. Ashwin flicks and runs. ONE. Dhoni pushes to mid-on and sets off, they need another 14. ONE. Ashwin leg-glances, the target gets closer as Taylor looks on helplessly. ONE. Dhoni pulls.

Live Score India: 166/6 | Overs 36 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 32(45), Ravichandran Ashwin 11(24)

ONE. Dhoni on-drives, seeks a second, but it is not on. DOT. Ashwin plays back to Samuels. DOT. Ashwin is beaten, nothing to be worried about. DOT. Ashwin is cautious out there. DOT. Ashwin plays back to Raina, they still need 18. ONE. Ashwin drives calmly to long-on, West Indies need a wicket.

Live Score India: 164/6 | Overs 35 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 31(44), Ravichandran Ashwin 10(19)

Kemar Roach again. ONE. MS Dhoni gets one to the leg side. ONE. Short ball, and Ravi Ashwin pulls it to midwicket. ONE. Played to midwicket. WIDE. Down leg. ONE. Played off his pads to square leg. THREE. Dhoni gets it through point. Lovely shot. WIDE. Too short again. DOT. Fended off easily. India need 19 to win now.

Live Score India: 155/6 | Overs 34 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 26(41), Ravichandran Ashwin 8(16)

Marlon Samuels into the attack now. ONE. Played in the air through midwicket. DOT. MS Dhoni tries to whack this away off the back foot, can’t get the gap. ONE. Down to long-on. DOT. Nicely played by Ravi Ashwin back to the bowler. DOT. Off the leading edge, but no fielder anywhere. DOT. Defended back.

Live Score India: 153/6 | Overs 33 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 25(39), Ravichandran Ashwin 7(12)

Kemar Roach continues now, he has bowled six overs so far. ONE. Short ball, well-controlled pull from MS Dhoni. DOT. Ravichandran Ashwin defends off the front foot. TWO. Nicely played to midwicket. ONE. Clipped away to square leg. WIDE. Down the leg side. DOT. Short ball, beats the back foot defence and hits Dhoni on the arm. DOT. Played to the on side.

Live Score India: 148/6 | Overs 32 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 24(36), Ravichandran Ashwin 4(9)

Andre Russell again. DOT, NO BALL. Free hit for MS Dhoni! DOT. He hits a full toss straight into the hands of mid-on. No run. ONE. Played to fine leg. Ravichandran Ashwin on strike. ONE. Ashwin gets it down to fine leg. SIX! Short and wide outside off, and Dhoni throws everything at it over third man! It’s the 250th six of this World Cup. Sheer bat speed! ONE. Short again, this one into the body, Dhoni got a leading edge to square leg, but it landed safely. DOT. Good sharp short one, and Ashwin ducks. India need 35 runs to win from 18 overs with 4 wickets remaining against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 138/6 | Overs 31 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 16(31), Ravichandran Ashwin 3(7)

Jerome Taylor again, Ravichandran Ashwin to strike. DOT. Defended well. WIDE. Too short and wide. DOT. Nicely played by Ashwin, it was a full delivery and defended well. TWO. Ashwin plays it in the gap between point and cover for a couple. DOT. That one came in. DOT. Defended off the back foot. Last ball now. DOT. Good leave. READ: Ravindra Jadeja dismissed for 13 by Andre Russell against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 135/6 | Overs 30 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 16(31), Ravichandran Ashwin 1(1)

Andre Russell again. WIDE. Short, too short! ONE. MS Dhoni plays it down to third man. DOT. Ravindra Jadeja swishes and misses! OUT! Short ball, Jadeja pulls, and Marlon Samuels juggles it but holds on. In comes Ravichandran Ashwin. ONE. He gets off the mark right away, played to third man. DOT. Driven well, but to the fielder. DOT. Defended off the back foot.

OUT! Ravindra Jadeja 13(22) c Marlon Samuels b Andre Russell

Live Score India: 132/5 | Overs 29 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 15(28), Ravindra Jadeja 13(21)

Jerome Taylor continues now. DOT. Ravindra Jadeja goes for a swish, and misses outside off stump. ONE. Slashed away to third man. ONE. Played to fine leg by MS Dhoni. It looks like the plan is clear, Dhoni will hold things together while Jadeja goes for his shots. ONE. Jadeja hits the ball to cover for a single. ONE. Down to fine leg. DOT. No run to end with, played back to the bowler.

Live Score India: 128/5 | Overs 28 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 13(26), Ravindra Jadeja 11(17)

Andre Russell again. DOT. MS Dhoni defends. DOT. Dhoni plays it to midwicket. DOT. Tries to play through the off side, doesn’t time it well. ONE. Played to square leg. FOUR! Short ball, and a short-arm pull from Jadeja. ONE. Played off the back foot for a single, it hurried on to him. READ: Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni hope to take India home against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 122/5 | Overs 27 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 13(22), Ravindra Jadeja 6(15)

Dwayne Smith to Ravindra Jadeja. FOUR! Bit of width, and Jadeja thrashes this through covers. DOT. Jadeja plays it to point. DOT. Well bowled, hit to the fielder. DOT. On the channel outside off, left alone. DOT. Left outside off. DOT. Left alone again.

Live Score India: 118/5 | Overs 26 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 13(22), Ravindra Jadeja 2(9)

Jason Holder again. TWO. MS Dhoni gets it away through point. DOT. Defends this time. ONE. Defended off the back foot, but good calling from Ravindra Jadeja. ONE. Short ball, and Jadeja pulls. DOT. Dhoni defends. DOT. And another defensive shot to end the over.

Live Score India: 114/5 | Overs 25 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 10(17), Ravindra Jadeja 1(8)

Dwayne Smith continues. WIDE. Down the leg side. DOT. Ravindra Jadeja plays it to square leg. CSK show right now, Smith to Jadeja, with MS Dhoni at the other end! DOT. Outside off, left alone. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Played and missed! DOT. Played and missed outside off again! DOT. Defended.

Live Score India: 113/5 | Overs 24 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 10(17), Ravindra Jadeja 1(2)

Jason Holder resumes. DOT. MS Dhoni plays it to point. ONE. Dhoni takes a single now. ONE. Ravindra Jadeja plays it to third man to get off the mark. FOUR! Short ball, Dhoni pulls it but gets a top edge to fine leg. DOT. Defended off the front foot. DOT. Short ball, Dhoni turns away. READ: Suresh Raina dismissed for 22 by Dwayne Smith against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 107/5 | Overs 23 | Target 183

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 5(12), Ravindra Jadeja 0(1)

Dwayne Smith is on. ONE. Deftly played by Dhoni to deep fine-leg. DOT. Raina is cautious, plays back to Smith. ONE. Raina places between cover and point, they run an easy single. WIDE. Bouncer, outside leg, easy call. ONE. Dhoni plays to leg, easy single. OUT! Outside off, Raina cuts, Ramdin takes the catch! Wicket for Smith!

OUT! Suresh Raina c Denesh Ramdin b Dwayne Smith 22(25)

Live Score India: 103/4 | Overs 22

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 21(22), MS Dhoni 3(10)

Jason Holder brings himself back now. ONE. MS Dhoni’s call was loud and clear after he clipped it to midwicket. DOT. Short ball, Raina misses the pull. DOT. Short ball, Raina pulls, and just short of Kemar Roach at midwicket. DOT. Defended off the back foot. WIDE. Way too short. DOT. Played to point. FOUR! Short ball, and Raina manages to get it off his gloves to fine leg. READ: MS Dhoni comes out in hope to steer India to victory against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 97/4 | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 17(17), MS Dhoni 2(9)

Andre Russell again. Suresh Raina on strike. TWO. Pulled again to fine leg. ONE. Short ball, pulled again for one. ONE. MS Dhoni plays this off the back foot to midwicket. DOT. Defended with a straight bat by Raina. DOT. Short, well left by Raina. Last ball of the over now. DOT. Slashed and missed by Raina.

Live Score India: 93/4 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 14(12), MS Dhoni 1(8)

Kemar Roach again. DOT. Suresh Raina plays it on the on side. THREE. Crisply driven through covers by Raina. ONE. Inside edge onto the pads to square leg for a single. FOUR! Superb straight drive! Raina plays this one straight back past the bowler. ONE. Short ball, pulled to fine leg. DOT. And no run to end with, that was defended on the off side.

Live Score India: 84/4 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 6(8), MS Dhoni 0(6)

MS Dhoni has not been in great form. If he is dismissed now as well, India will be in deep trouble. Andre Russell continues. ONE. Short ball, Suresh Raina pulls to square leg. FIVE WIDES. Short, and Dhoni didn’t bother ducking. It was way over even Denesh Ramdin’s head! Less than 100 to win now. DOT. Dhoni leaves it outside off. DOT. Another leave. DOT. Another leave. Dhoni not bothering with these balls outside off stump. DOT. Good ball this time, closer to the stumps, but Dhoni again leaves. Last ball now. DOT. Defended off the back foot. READ: Ajinkya Rahane controversially dismissed for 14 by Kemar Roach against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 78/4 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 5(7), MS Dhoni 0(1)

Kemar Roach again. DOT. Can’t get it past the fielder on the off side. THREE, NO BALL. Nicely driven, but right to the fielder. He fluffs it though and they take three for the mis-field. It’s a no ball too, which means four off no balls. Rahane on strike to face the free hit. DOT. Slower full toss, and Rahane looks to slog. He missed it completely. DOT. Defended off the back foot. FOUR! Rahane thrashes this one over cover, it was a shot born out of pressure but he executed it well. DOT. OUT! He’s gone, Rahane edges this one behind! But he goes for a review, what will snicko say? The replays are inconclusive, so the call stays with the umpire. Rahane is out. MS Dhoni is the new man in. DOT. Defended.

OUT! Ajinkya Rahane 14(34) c Denesh Ramdin b Kemar Roach

Live Score India: 70/3 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 10(30), Suresh Raina 2(5)

Andre Russell again. DOT. Suresh Raina plays and misses outside off. DOT. And again, another play and miss. This time extra bounce. ONE. Played past point. DOT. Short ball, played off the back foot. DOT. Left alone this time by Rahane. WIDE. Too short from Russell. DOT. Defended off the back foot.

Live Score India: 68/3 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 10(27), Suresh Raina 1(2)

Kemar Roach continues. NO BALL. Free hit for Ajinkya Rahane. DOT. Excellent yorker outside off, and Rahane has broken his bat trying to jam it away! ONE. Strayed onto the pads, and Rahane gets it to square leg. Suresh Raina on strike now. ONE, LEG BYE. Quick single to fine leg off the pad. DOT. Flashes outside off, and Rahane again reaching for it. ONE, BYE. Short one, and it goes past the ‘keeper. ONE. Short ball, pulled to square leg. READ: Virat Kohli dismissed for 33 by Andre Russell against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 63/3 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 9(22)

Andre Russell continues. ONE. Played to square leg. Virat Kohli . FOUR! Short ball, and Ajinkya Rahane pulls it away through square leg. WIDE. Way too short. DOT. Bit extra bite in that short ball, and it hits Rahane’s arm. DOT. Defended again. ONE. Short ball, and pulled to square leg. OUT! Short ball, and Kohli falls to the pull shot! Hits it down fine leg’s throat! Huge wicket for West Indies, massive breakthrough!

OUT! Virat Kohli 33(36) c Marlon Samuels b Andre Russell

Live Score India: 56/2 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 32(34), Ajinkya Rahane 4(18)

Kemar Roach again. DOT. Ajinkya Rahane defends. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Rahane reaches for that one, it was way outside off! DOT. Played to midwicket, but can’t thread the gap. DOT. Played to cover. DOT. Defended off the back foot. It’s a maiden from Roach. READ: West Indies continue to bowl tight against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 56/2 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 32(34), Ajinkya Rahane 4(12)

Andre Russell. ONE. Ajinkya Rahane defends off the back foot, and Virat Kohli is quick to call for one. ONE. Pitched on middle, played down to fine leg. ONE. Short ball, Rahane pulls down fine leg. DOT. Defended on the off side. WIDE. Over the batsman’s shoulder, Kohli misses the pull. ONE. Down to square leg. ONE. Played to square leg.

Live Score India: 50/2 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 30(31), Ajinkya Rahane 1(9)

Kemar Roach again. Ajinkya Rahane on strike. DOT. Rahane leaves outside off. DOT. Rahane leaves again. DOT. Again left alone. DOT. Again outside off, again left alone. ONE. Played to fine leg. Last ball now. DOT. Bouncer, and Kohli ducks.

Live Score India: 49/2 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 30(30), Ajinkya Rahane 0(4)

Jerome Taylor steams in again, Virat Kohli on strike. DOT. Defended to mid-on. DOT. Rapped on the pads, big appeal, but it would have gone over the stumps. DOT. Defended to midwicket. DOT. Lovely shot, but straight to the fielder. That was right where Kohli loves it on off stump. FOUR. Once again, on the pads, and Kohli doesn’t even bother running. FOUR! And again, on the pads. When will West Indies learn?

Live Score India: 41/2 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 22(24), Ajinkya Rahane 0(4)

Kemar Roach into the attack now. DOT. On his pads, but Virat Kohli can’t get it past midwicket. WIDE. Way down leg. DOT. Beaten outside off. DOT. Kohli leaves it alone outside off, but the ball went close to the bat. DOT. Again beaten outside off, Kohli went for another drive. The West Indians have gone for a review. Snicko says it’s fine though. FOUR! Once again on his pads, and Kohli says thank you. Flicked away through midwicket. WIDE. Way outside off. THREE Again on the pads, and Kohli works it away, remarkable running. The batsmen take three! And herein lies the fundamental difference between Indian batsmen and West Indian ones! READ: Jerome Taylor s brilliant bowling keeps West Indies hopes alive against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 32/2 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 15(18), Ajinkya Rahane 0(4)

Jerome Taylor again to Virat Kohli. DOT. Defended on the off side. DOT. Another good yorker, and defended well. DOT. Another good yorker, and this time Kohli chases at it. FOUR! Trademark Virat Kohli on-drive! TWO. Kohli will milk balls on his pads for runs all day long. Last ball now. ONE. Played down to fine leg.

Live Score India: 25/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 8(12), Ajinkya Rahane 0(4)

Jason Holder continues. FOUR! Virat Kohli eases into this cover drive, the ball teases the fielder all the way to the cover boundary. ONE. Gets it down to third man. Ajinkya Rahane on strike. DOT. Defended off the back foot. DOT. Left outside off. DOT. Defended with a straight bat. DOT. Defends to mid-on. READ: Rohit Sharma dismissed for 7 by Jerome Taylor against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 20/2 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 3(10)

Jerome Taylor again. ONE. Leading edge off the front foot, but a mis-field allows Virat Kohli to take one. ONE. Defended to slip, but another mis-field gifts the batsman another easy run. DOT. Defended to mid-on. ONE. Pitched on middle, and Kohli gets it to fine leg. DOT. Defended off the back foot. OUT! Rohit goes for a drive, the swing makes the ball kiss the outside edge through to Ramdin!

OUT! Rohit Sharma 7(18) c Denesh Ramdin b Jerome Taylor

Live Score India: 17/1 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 6(15), Virat Kohli 1(7)

Jason Holder continues. DOT. Left alone outside off by Virat Kohli. DOT. Again left outside off. ONE. Played down to fine leg. DOT. Rohit Sharma leaves this time. FOUR! Pitched up this time, and Rohit drove that one with all his heart and soul! Cover driven on the up and four all the way! DOT. Left outside off again. READ: Shikhar Dhawan dismissed for 9 by Jerome Taylor against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score India: 12/1 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 2(12), Virat Kohli 1(4)

Jerome Taylor continues around the wicket to Shikhar Dhawan. OUT! Great ball, short and quick, Dhawan plays it to Darren Sammy at slip, who moves across Chris Gayle to take it. First blood for the Caribbean Kings. Virat Kohli comes in. DOT. He defends one on middle stump. DOT. Defended off the back foot, a bit of swing on offer for Taylor. DOT. Yorker, kept out well by Kohli. ONE. Played to square leg. Last ball to Rohit now. DOT. Good yorker again, defended by Rohit.

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan 9(14) c Darren Sammy b Jerome Taylor

Live Score India: 11/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 2(11), Shikhar Dhawan 9(13)

Jason Holder again. ONE. Shikhar Dhawan plays it on the on side and sets off for a quick run. DOT. Played to the on side. ONE. Fended to short midwicket. DOT. Defended off the back foot. DOT. Short and wide, Dhawan lets it go. ONE. Quick single to the off side to end the over.

Live Score India: 8/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 1(9), Shikhar Dhawan 7(9)

Jerome Taylor continues. DOT. Short ball outside off, and Shikhar Dhawan weaves out of the way. DOT. Left alone outside off. FOUR. Bit of width on offer, and Dhawan is quick to capitalise. Typical Dhawan cut shot through point. DOT. Defended off he back foot, inside edges it on the off side. ONE. Flashed outside off to third man. DOT. Good yorker, Rohit Sharma keeps it out.

Live Score India: 3/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 1(8), Shikhar Dhawan 2(4)

Jason Holder it is from the other end. ONE. Shikhar Dhawan leans into a defence and sets off immediately. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Left again. DOT. Another good ball outside off, another leave. DOT. Defended off the front foot. DOT. Defended off the back foot.

Live Score India: 2/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 1(3), Shikhar Dhawan 1(3)

Here’s Jerome Taylor to start proceedings, Rohit Sharma on strike. India need 183 to win, which is incidentally the total they managed to score against West Indies at Lord’s in 1983 to win their first World Cup. This is Perth though, and they are chasing. Here we go. DOT. Rohit lets it go outside off stump. ONE. Defended on the off side, a quick single taken. DOT. Good pace and carry, Shikhar Dhawan left it alone, but it came close to the bat. DOT. Well bowled again, the ball is coming in to Dhawan but he can safely shoulder arms on this pitch. ONE. Tried to leave it again, it hit the bat and went to third man. DOT. Defended to the leg side.


It was an innings only West Indies could have played. Only five players got to double figures, out of which two of them were Nos 9 and 10. Jason Holder’s excellent 57 held the innings together and ensured that West Indies didn’t fold up for a sub-150 score. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja scared two each. In case you missed any of the action, you can read our correspondent Nishad Pai Vaidya’s innings report, from Perth, here: West Indies wrapped up for 182 by India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015


Live Score West Indies: 182 | Overs 44.2

BATSMEN: Kemar Roach 0(1)

Ravindra Jadeja again. DOT. Holder defends this one. OUT! This time Jason Holder perishes, he slices this one down the ground it went high in the air, and Virat Kohli makes no mistake! READ: Jerome Taylor dismissed for 11 by Umesh Yadav against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

OUT! Jason Holder 57(64) c Virat Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja

Live Score West Indies: 182/9 | Overs 44

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 57(62), Kemar Roach 0(1)

Mohit Sharma to bowl his ninth over now. Jason Holder on strike. DOT. Defended off the back foot. ONE. Played to long-on, two was the call but Kemar Roach was a bit too slow. Mohit has a chance to end the innings now, No. 11 is on strike. ONE, LEG BYE. Short ball, Roach takes his eyes off the ball, and the ball goes off his helmet. ONE. Slower ball, played to fly slip. FOUR. Holder finds the gap through point. It was a good yorker, but Holder gave himself room and played it off the stumps. ONE. Holder gets it to mid-on and gets a single.

Live Score West Indies: 175/9 | Overs 43

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 51(57)

Umesh Yadav to bowl out now. DOT. Hits him on the pads. ONE. That’s his 50! Great knock under immense pressure from the skipper. DOT. Jerome Taylor plays it to mid-on. ONE. Gets it to square leg. ONE. Full toss, but brilliantly fielded by Ajinkya Rahane at deep cover. OUT! Taylor goes for a pull shot, gets a top edge and Umesh accepts the catch. READ: Jason Holder scores 2nd ODI half-century against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

OUT! Jerome Taylor 11(18) c & b Umesh Yadav

Live Score West Indies: 172/8 | Overs 42

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 49(54), Jerome Taylor 10(15)

Ravindra Jadeja continues. Jerome Taylor on strike. DOT. Defended to cover. DOT. Defended again. TWO. Paddles away to fine leg. ONE. Slogged to long-on. DOT. Played to point. ONE.

Live Score West Indies: 168/8 | Overs 41

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 48(52), Jerome Taylor 7(11)

Umesh Yadav again. DOT. Defended to cover. FOUR! Jason Holder goes over cover, but Suresh Raina can’t get up to catch it. ONE. Played down to square leg. ONE, DROPPED! Rohit Sharma fluffs another skier, India’s fielding has been horrendous today! Even Ravindra Jadeja had dropped one earlier on. Taylor survives. DOT. Jadeja fields this brilliantly at point.

Live Score West Indies: 162/8 | Overs 40

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 43(46), Jerome Taylor 6(10)

Ravichandran Ashwin comes back in. SIX! Holder is teaching the specialists a lesson, thwacks it over long-off, on the second tier! ONE. Holder drives to long-on, Taylor back on strike. ONE. Taylor places past extra-cover, they run. DOT. This time Holder takes a single through extra-cover. ONE. Taylor plays to third-man, another single. ONE. Ashwin tosses up, that was in the air, they get a single. READ: West Indies aim to score big with 2 wickets remaining against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 151/8 | Overs 39

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 34(43), Jerome Taylor 4(8)

Umesh Yadav comes back to bowl his eighth over. ONE. Jason Holder gets it away to square leg. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Too close to cut, which is what Jerome Taylor tried to do. FOUR. Cut away over point, nicely played by Taylor. WIDE. Bit too short. DOT. Smashed back to the bowler, but Umesh fields it. DOT. Leaves outside off.

Live Score West Indies: 145/8 | Overs 38

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 33(42), Jerome Taylor 0(3)

Mohammed Shami continues. DOT. Jason Holder lets it go. DOT. Driven to cover, but he can’t get it away. FOUR. Smashed! Short ball, and Jason Holder smacks it through midwicket. SIX! Holder goes down the ground, it looked like a mis-hit, but Holder hits it better than it appeared. It went way over the ropes at long on! ONE. Played to backward point. DOT. Short ball, left alone by Jerome Taylor.

Live Score West Indies: 134/8 | Overs 37

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 22(37), Jerome Taylor 0(2)

Ravindra Jadeja again. DOT. Jason Holder plays it to point. DOT. Played back to the bowler. SIX! Jason Holder steps out and slices this one over long-on. Great shot. DOT. He winds up again, but misses the slog. TWO. Played away to deep cover. ONE. Played to short cover. READ: Darren Sammy dismissed for 26 by Mohammed Shami against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 125/8 | Overs 36

BATSMEN: Jason Holder 13(31), Jerome Taylor 0(2)

Mohammed Shami comes back to try and clean out the tail. DOT. Darren Sammy plays it to point. DOT. Slower short ball outside off, Sammy leaves it. FOUR. Sammy throws his bat at one outside off, gets an inside edge down to fine leg. OUT! Short ball, and Darren Sammy tries to play it to third man, extra bounce gets the edge to MS Dhoni. WIDE. Short ball, and Jerome Taylor can’t get it away. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Went past Taylor’s outside edge. READ: Jason Holder survives run out scare against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

OUT! Darren Sammy 26(55) c MS Dhoni b Mohammed Shami

Live Score West Indies: 120/7 | Overs 35

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 22(51), Jason Holder 13(31)

Ravindra Jadeja continues. DOT. Jason Holder survives a run out scare, he was slow to turn back after Darren Sammy denied the single, but the ball hit his bat and obstructed the field. It was an accident though, so no one appeals. DOT. Defends. DOT. Another defence. DOT. Played to cover.

Live Score West Indies: 119/7 | Overs 34

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 21(45), Jason Holder 13(31)

Mohit Sharma resumes. DOT. Jason Holder can’t get it away. DOT. Holder goes for a pull, misses. DOT. Defended to point off the back foot. ONE. Slower ball, Holder gets its to deep cover. ONE. Single to point. DOT. Played to point.

Live Score West Indies: 117/7 | Overs 33

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 20(44), Jason Holder 12(26)

Ravindra Jadeja again. DOT. Defended to the bowler. DOT. Played to the on side. ONE. Played well to long-off. DOT. Defended. DOT. Played back to the bowler. DOT. Defended again. READ: West Indies look to steer innings towards big total against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 115/7 | Overs 32

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 19(40), Jason Holder 11(24)

Mohit Sharma comes back into the attack, Jason Holder on strike. DOT. Played to point. FOUR! Flicked off his pads into the midwicket boundary. ONE. Defended to point, good calling from Darren Sammy. ONE. Nicely played off the back foot through covers. DOT. Nicely played but hit to mid-off. DOT. Can’t go past point.

Live Score West Indies: 109/7 | Overs 31

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 18(39), Jason Holder 6(19)

Ravindra Jadeja again. DOT. Plays to extra-cover. WIDE. That was down leg. DOT. Plays back to Jadeja. ONE. Holder drives to long-off. DOT. Sammy blocks. DOT. No contact. DOT. That was in the air! Chips just above Jadeja’s head, he leaps, too high, down the ground, they get a brace.

Live Score West Indies: 105/7 | Overs 30

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 16(36), Jason Holder 5(16)

Umesh Yadav continues. DOT. Holder plays to backward point, no chance of a run. DOT. Plays to mid-on. ONE. Plays to extra-cover, easy single, Sammy back on strike.DOT. Holder plays to backward point, no chance of a run. DOT. Plays to mid-on. ONE. Plays to extra-cover, easy single, Sammy back on strike. DOT. Sammy blocks, finally a pair is showing sense to dig in. WIDE. Too high, rightly called. ONE. Sammy drops next to his feet and runs, they’re safe. ONE. Umesh bangs in short, Holder pulls, they run. West Indies limp to 100 against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 101/7 | Overs 29

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 15(34), Jason Holder 3(12)

Ravindra Jadeja again. DOT. Defended to cover. DOT. Played back to the bowler. DOT. Can’t go past point. DOT. Nicely played, but can’t go past midwicket. ONE. Played to deep cover.

Live Score West Indies: 100/7 | Overs 28

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 15(34), Jason Holder 2(6)

Umesh Yadav returns to the bowling crease. DOT. Left alone outside off. ONE, LEG BYE. Sammy gets a leg bye to fine leg. WIDE. Holder swishes and misses, bit too much outside off. WIDE. This time it’s way down leg. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Went past the outside edge, beaten comprehensively. DOT. Can’t get it past point. ONE. Played to third man. That’s 100 up for West Indies. It’s taken a while. READ: Andre Russell dismissed for 8 by Ravindra Jadeja against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 96/7 | Overs 27

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 15(32), Jason Holder 1(2)

Ravindra Jadeja agin. DOT. Defended back to the bowler. DOT. Played to square leg. DOT. Left alone by Sammy. ONE. Played away from the body in the air, but safely to long-off. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Played down the ground. READ: Darren Sammy dropped on 5 by Ravindra Jadeja against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 93/7 | Overs 26

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 13(27), Jason Holder 0(1)

Ravichandran Ashwin continues. He’s into his eighth over. DOT. DOT. Played back to the bowler. DOT. Defended but gets an inside edge onto his pads. DOT. Worked away to square leg. FOUR. Cut away, poor fielding at point. It should have been stopped, instead goes through. ONE. Played off the back foot to point.

Live Score West Indies: 88/7 | Overs 25

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 8(21), Jason Holder 0(1)

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now. Andre Russell on strike. OUT! He’s got his man! Russell looks to slog this out of the WACA, only finds Virat Kohli at mid-on. DOT. Darren Sammy defends. TWO. Sammy cuts away for a couple. DOT. Played away to point. ONE. Sammy gets it down to long-off. Last ball now, skipper Jason Holder on strike. DOT. Defended away.

OUT! Andre Russell 8(8) c Virat Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja

Live Score West Indies: 85/6 | Overs 24

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 5(17), Andre Russell 8(7)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. DOT. Andre Russell defends. DOT. Plays to square leg. ONE. Played to covers. DOT. Defends. DOT. Sammy plays it away.

Live Score West Indies: 84/6 | Overs 23

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 6(14), Andre Russell 7(4)

Mohit Sharma continues, he has bowled magnificently so far. He is bowling to Andre Russell. DOT. Short ball outside off, and left alone. SIX! Short ball, and Russell whacks this away over midwicket! Clubbed by Clubber Lang! DOT. Short ball, and Russell ducks. DOT. Slower ball outside off, Russell swings and misses. ONE. Slower ball, hammers it away to the mid-off but can’t get it past him. WIDE. Down the leg side. DOT. Sammy ducks. ONE. Sammy slogs, gets a top edge, but it lands between two fielders. DOT, DROPPED! Ravindra Jadeja has put down a skier and denied his CSK teammate Mohit a wicket! READ: Jonathan Carter dismissed for 21 by Ravichandran Ashwin against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 72/6 | Overs 22

BATSMEN: Darren Sammy 3(12), Andre Russell 0(0)

Ravichandran Ashwin continues. DOT. Jonathan Carter defends to silly point. DOT. Looks for the sweep, misses comprehensively. DOT. Cut to point. DOT. Beaten the edge outside off stump. OUT! Top-edges the sweep, and Jonathan Carter holes out to Mohammed Shami at square leg. Andre Russell is the new man in, but Sammy is on strike. WIDE. Ashwin bowls one down leg. DOT. Can’t go past point.

OUT! Jonathan Carter 21(43) c Mohammed Shami b Ravichandran Ashwin

Live Score West Indies: 71/5 | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 21(38), Darren Sammy 3(11)

Mohit Sharma to Darren Sammy. DOT. Left outside off. DOT. Again left alone outside off. DOT. Short ball, and Sammy ducks. DOT. Second bouncer of the over, Sammy ducks again. DOT. Played to mid-on. DOT. Left alone outside off, another maiden!

Live Score West Indies: 71/5 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 21(38), Darren Sammy 3(5)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. DOT. Defended. TWO. Played to third man. DOT. Sammy shoulders arms, extra bounce hits him high on the pads but no harm done. DOT. Plays to slip. DOT. Defended off the back foot to point. DOT. Defended again. READ: Lendl Simmons dismissed for nine by Mohit Sharma against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 68/5 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 21(37), Darren Sammy 0(0)

Mohit Sharma again, Lendl Simmons on strike. OUT! Stupid shot! No other word for it, it was a short ball, and Simmons pulls it down square leg’s throat! Umesh Yadav accepts an easy catch. The batsmen crossed, so Jonathan Carter is on strike. DOT. Short ball, left outside off by Carter. DOT. Left again. Darren Sammy is the new batsman. DOT. On his pads, but with five wickets down, preservation is on Carter’s mind more than runs. DOT. Beauty! Pitched on middle and off, just moves enough to cause some distress to Carter. He leaves it and it misses everything, but it was close to off stump. WIDE. Carter whooshed at it outside off but misses outside off. DOT. Driven to point.

OUT! Lendl Simmons 9(22) c Umesh Yadav b Mohit Sharma

Live Score West Indies: 67/4 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 21(32), Lendl Simmons 9(21)

Ravichandran Ashwin again to Jonathan Carter. ONE. Nicely bowled, and quite well played too, semi-flick to the leg side. Ajinkya Rahane comes in to field at short leg. MS Dhoni going for the kill. DOT. Inside edge onto the pads, but on the off side. DOT. Cut to point. TWO. Simmons steps out and flicks it away to midwicket. FOUR. Carter flashes, gets an outside edge, and the ball flies away to third man.That actually wasn’t too far from Raina at slip. DOT. Nicely bowled and left outside off.

Live Score West Indies: 61/4 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 16(29), Lendl Simmons 8(18)

Mohit Sharma again. DOT. Outside off, and left well alone. DOT. Defended well by Lendl Simmons. DOT. Slanting away outside off, left alone by Simmons. DOT. Short ball, Simmons thinks of pulling before ducking out of the way. Not called wide though it went marginally over his head. DOT. Defended on the off side. Five dots in the over so far. Last ball now. DOT. Played on the off side. Maiden over.

Live Score West Indies: 61/4 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 16(29), Lendl Simmons 8(12)

Here’s Ravichandran Ashwin again. ONE. Floated up, and Lendl Simmons gets an inside edge onto his pads for one. ONE. Jonathan Carter gets an inside edge onto his pads this time. DOT. Defended to point. DOT. Defended again. FOUR! Great shot, that was an excellent sweep from Carter! DOT. Defended to point. READ: India continue to bowl tight against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 54/4 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 11(26), Lendl Simmons 6(9)

Mohit Sharma again. ONE. Lendl Simmons takes a single to the off side. DOT. Jonathan Carter leaves this outside off stump. DOT. Carter flashes outside off and misses. DOT. Pitched on leg, defended to the leg side. ONE. Slashed away to third man. Another tidy over from Mohit so far. ONE. Quick single to the leg side.

Live Score West Indies: 51/4 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 10(22), Lendl Simmons 4(7)

Ravichandran Ashwin continues. First ball, Carter goes for a wild slog, misses. He sweeps the second ball and brings up two runs to deep square leg. Third ball is met with a solid front-foot defence. Fourth ball is hit to point, no run. Mild appeal for lbw next ball. Nice bounce on that delivery. Sixth ball brings another dot. West Indies look to settle down following four quick dismissals against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 49/4 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 8(16), Lendl Simmons 4(7)

Mohit Sharma comes along now. Jonathan Carter on strike. DOT. Short ball, and that came quicker than Carter expected. Misses the pull shot. DOT. Defended to point. FOUR. Superb shot from Carter, he finds the gap on a packed off side. DOT. Leaves outside off. ONE. Strays onto the pads, played to square leg. Last ball now. DOT. Can’t thread the gap on the off side.

Live Score West Indies: 44/4 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 3(11), Lendl Simmons 4(5)

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack now. DOT. Slower ball, and Lendl Simmons defends back to the bowler. ONE. Another good ball, Simmons gets a single to square leg, but he was early into the attack. Ashwin comes ’round the wicket. DOT. Carter defends. DOT. Flighted nicely, defended by Carter. ONE. Carter drives to long off. DOT. Short and quick, Simmons defends.

Live Score West Indies: 42/4 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 2(8), Lendl Simmons 3(3)

Mohammed Shami again, to Lendl Simmons. WIDE. Left alone outside off, terrific carry on offer today at the WACA. DOT. Left oustide off again. ONE. Pitched on the pads, and worked away to square leg. TWO. Clipped off his pads. DOT. Plays it to the fielder. DOT. Well bowled on middle, that one seamed just past the off stump. Good leave in the end. DOT. Played to mid-off. READ: Denesh Ramdin dismissd for golden duck by Umesh Yadav against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 38/4 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 0(4), Lendl Simmons 3(1)

Umesh Yadav again, and new man Dinesh Ramdin is on strike. OUT! He’s cleaned him up! Outside off, Ramdin goes for a drive away from his body, gets an inside edge onto the stumps, and India could end this match early! Lendl Simmons comes in. THREE. He’s off the mark right away, that one was on middle, and clipped away. DOT. Jonathan Carter faces his first ball, and defends. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Played into the ground to slip. DOT. Well bowled, left outside off. READ: Chris Gayle dismissed for 21 by Mohammed Shami against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

OUT! Dinesh Ramdin 0(1) b Umesh Yadav

Live Score West Indies: 35/3 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Jonathan Carter 0(0)

Mohammed Shami continues to Chris Gayle. DOT. Well bowled, beaten outside off again. FOUR. Gayle swings this one away through midwicket. Gayle is in that mood again! TWO. Pitched on middle, and played away to fine leg. DOT. Gayle goes for another slog, and misses. WIDE. Good ball, but it bounced over his head. DOT. Defended with a straight bat. OUT! And that’s the one India were looking for! Gayle goes for a pull, gets a top edge, and Mohit Sharma hardly had to move! READ: Marlon Samuels run out for two by Virat Kohli against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

OUT! Chris Gayle 21(27) c Mohit Sharma b Mohammed Shami

Live Score West Indies: 28/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 15(21), Jonathan Carter 0(0)

Umesh Yadav comes running in again. Marlon Samuels on strike. ONE. Awkward looking shot from Samuels, he steps out and plays it on the off side. Quick single. OUT! Comedy of errors, Gayle goes for a pull shot, gets a top edge but it doesn’t carry to Mohit Sharma at mid-on. He throws it at the stumps but misses by a long way, the batsmen were both at the same end though, and Virat Kohli runs in and knocks over the bails! Samuels ran but Gayle didn’t, and Samuels will have to pay the price for it. FOUR. Gayle looking to make up for that run out, he slams this over long-on. TWO. Gayle looks to go for another slice, only gets the outside edge to third man where Mohammed Shami made a brilliant effort. Unfortunately, he can’t hold on to a tough chance. Gayle survives. SIX! WOW! Hurricane Gayle has arrived at the WACA! Smashed over midwicket. ONE. Short ball, pulled away to square leg.

OUT! Marlon Samuels 2(7) run out Mohit Sharma/ Virat Kohli

Live Score West Indies: 14/1 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 2(16), Marlon Samuels 1(6)

Mohammed Shami continues, Chris Gayle on strike. WIDE. This was way outside off, but Gayle chases it nonetheless. Not too encouraging from the big man. DOT. Another wild slog, but no connection. DOT. Pitched on middle, swinging past Gayle’s face! Even the big man appreciated that one! Shami switches to ’round the wicket. DOT. Pitched outside off, swung away from around the wicket. That is appreciable. WIDE. This one was down leg. DOT. Pitched outside off, moving away, and Gayle shoulders arms. ONE. Gayle goes for a wild hoick, gets a thick outside edge and is caught brilliantly by Umesh Yadav, but the ball spills out when he hit the ground. Pity, it was a great effort. ONE. Samuels dabs it to third man.

Live Score West Indies: 10/1 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 1(11), Marlon Samuels 0(5)

Umesh Yadav continues. DOT. Left alone by Chris Gayle. ONE. And now he finally gets off the mark, it took him 11 balls! DOT. Left outside off. DOT. Umesh has bowled a tremendous line and length today, this one was again in that channel of uncertainty, and Marlon Samuels just leaves it. WIDE. A rare loss of line from Umesh, that one was outside leg. DOT. That one swung outside off. DOT. And another good ball outside off. READ: Dwayne Smith dismissed for six by Mohammed Shami against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 8/1 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 0(9), Marlon Samuels 0(1)

Mohammed Shami steams in again. TWO, LEG BYES. Again on the pads, but Dwayne Smith fails to capitalise. The batsmen will get two for the leg bye though. DOT. Well bowled, on off, Smith leaves it. DOT. Quick and into the body again, Smith awkwardly plays it on the on side. DOT. Played on the leg side, there might have been a single on offer had the batsmen been MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina. No single on offer for these two though. OUT! And Shami gets his man, Dwayne Smith tries to cut, the extra bounce means he gets only a feather on it through to MS Dhoni! Marlon Samuels is the new man in. DOT. Bouncer, left alone.

OUT! Dwayne Smith 6(20) c MS Dhoni b Mohammed Shami

Live Score West Indies: 6/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 6(15), Chris Gayle 0(9)

Umesh Yadav continues. DOT. Defended to the off side. DOT. Great ball! Pitched on middle, swings past off, and bounces from a length all the way to MS Dhoni’s face! DOT. Again outside off, Gayle leaves it alone. DOT. Again outside off, swinging away. The Indians are making the ball talk at the WACA. DOT. Absolutely terrific! Once again pitching on middle and swinging past off. Gayle has played and missed repeatedly this over. DOT. Short ball, Gayle pulls awkwardly, but it’s fielded well at square leg. Another maiden, two in a row! READ: West Indies off to a slow start against India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Live Score West Indies: 6/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 6(15), Chris Gayle 0(3)

Mohammed Shami again. DOT. Cut away by Dwayne Smith but no run. DOT. Played to square leg without run. DOT. Again short, but this one is into the body, missed the attempted pull and hit him in the abdomen. DOT. Again short, again into the body, again tried to pull, again missed. DOT. The ball is coming in to Smith. Five dot balls so far. DOT. Smith tries to go for a slog and missed.

Live Score West Indies: 6/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 6(9), Chris Gayle 0(3)

Umesh Yadav continues from the other end. DOT. Good ball, quick and on off, left by Dwayne Smith. DOT. Short, quick, and Smith looks for a halfhearted pull, only gets a leading edge. Short of the fielder. DOT. Outside off, Smith flashes and misses. DOT. Left alone. ONE. Played down to third man. Chris Gayle on strike for the last ball. DOT. Defended by the big man.

Live Score West Indies: 5/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 5(4), Chris Gayle 0(2)

So here we go, Mohammed Shami to Dwayne Smith. DOT. On middle stump, and defended. DOT. Short ball, tried to pull, but hit the slice of the bat. Not too far away from Ajinkya Rahane. FOUR! Wide and short from Shami, Smith says thank you! ONE. Pitched on middle and leg, flicked away to fine leg. DOT. Chris Gayle beaten all ends up! Beauty on middle, seaming past the outside edge through to MS Dhoni. DOT. Again past the outside edge, but this was a bit wider.


Toss: West Indies win the toss and elect to bat.

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Jonathan Carter, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels.

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma

MS Dhoni: “We’ve kept it simple. The guys have understood the fact that the bowlers have to bowl in the right in the areas and not experiment too much. I am not too disappointed, the wicket wont change much, there was a bit of swing early on in our last match. It’s a bit of an advantage that we know how the pitch behaves. Shami is fit, he comes back and so Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] has to make space for him.”

Jason Holder: “We just have to start well, this is a must win game for us. We will bat first. Looks to be a good wicket, we want to put runs on the board and defend it. We are just feeling comfortable putting runs on the board. One change, [Kemar] Roach in for [Sulieman] Benn.”

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry s coverage of the 28th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. It’s a Pool B encounter between India and West Indies at the WACA, Perth. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over updates of the match. READ Match Preview: India vs West Indies

This would be India’s fourth match in the competition and have won all the three games they have played so far against Pakistan (by 76 runs), South Africa (by 130 runs) and UAE (by 9 wickets). India would surely look to win this all-important encounter against the Carribeans as a win here would seal their berth for the quarter-finals. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

West Indies, on the other hand, have played four games so far and and have an equal share as they have won the same amount of games as they have lost as well. Their win came against Pakistan (by 150 runs) and Zimbabwe (by 73 runs, D/L method), while the loss came against Ireland (by 4 wickets) and South Africa (by 257 runs). This match is also an important encounter for West Indies as a win could keep their hopes alive of making it to the quarter-finals, however a loss could prove to be fatal and would leave them in a desperate position to win the next encounter against UAE. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

The wicket at the WACA had played well in the two games so far and has had runs on offer. It is said that there may be a little more bounce on offer for this game. Some of the fast bowlers will be in play. India will wait on Mohammed Shami s fitness. He did bowl in full tilt during the net session on the eve of the game and it was said that he was expected to be ready for the game. If he comes in, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will make way. Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav will hold on to their spots. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

Squads:

India: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny.

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Jonathan Carter, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Jerome Taylor, Nikita Miller, Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell.

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