Chasing a target of 269 to win, West Indies were bowled out for just 143 runs with Shami picking up 4 wickets.

Clinical India thump West Indies by 125 runs maintain winning streak in World CupFacebook / ICC World Cup
Cricket WC 2019 CWC 2019 Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 22:03

India produced a clinical display to thrash the West Indies by 125 runs in a group match at Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday. Set a target of 268 to win, West Indies capitulated to 143 all out in 34.1 overs. 

For India, Shami picked up 4 wickets while Bumrah and Chahal picked up 2 each. 

The West Indies got off to the worst possible start when they lost big-hitting Chris Gayle for just 6 with 10 runs on the board. After they were reduced to 16 for 2, there was a 55-run partnership for the third wicket between Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Pooran before the former was dismissed for 31 with the total on 71. 

From 71 for 3, the West Indies quickly slid to 112 for 8 by the 29th over as wickets kept falling in quick succession with hardly any partnerships of note.

Ambris was in fact the top scorer for the Windies as all the batsmen cut a sorry figure out in the middle.

Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed contrasting half-centuries while Hardik Pandya smashed a quick-fire 46 to help India post 268/7 in 50 overs.

Kohli slammed 72 off 82 deliveries, his innings studded with eight fours, while Dhoni took time till the final over to get his mojo back and remained unbeaten on 56 off 61 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes after India chose to bat first.

Pandya took 38 balls to score 46 (4x5) before holing out to Fabien Allen off Sheldon Cottrell in the 49th over.

In the final over, Dhoni took 16 runs off Oshane Thomas by hitting two sixes -- off the first and last ball -- and a four to put behind his woeful crawl in which he was let off twice by the Windies.

With IANS inputs

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