With the help of Shami and Bumrah India thrashed West Indies by 125 runs in a one-sided match of the World Cup 2019 on Thursday (June 27) in Manchester. They were chasing a modest target of 269 runs but were swept away by India’s bowling attack and crumbled down in 35 overs. India now require one point to cement their spot in the semifinals.
India skipper Virat Kohli was awarded Man of the Match for his 72-run innings that helped his team score 268 on a difficult batting pitch. Medium-fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked four wickets in today’s match, including the final one of Oshane Thomas in the 35th over, that sealed his team’s victory. He also bagged the crucial wicket of Windies opener Chris Gayle as well as those of Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran.
Kohli made 72 as he became the fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs in his 417th innings — India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Caribbean batsman Brian Lara both required 453 international innings to reach the landmark.
Jasprit Bumrah starred once again, bagging successive wickets of Carlos Brathwaite and Fabian Allen in a maiden over. He gave away just nine runs in his six-over spell. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets as well in his seven-over spell. Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav picked one wicket each.
Earlier, Kemar Roach stars in West Indies pace attack as they restricted strong Indian batting at 268 in the World Cup match at Manchester on Thursday. Two-time champions India next play hosts England in Birmingham on Sunday.
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19 September, 2019