India registered an emphatic 125-run win against West Indies to maintain their unbeaten record in this cricket tournament. During Thursday’s match, the beautiful bowling effort of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami helped India to crush West Indies completely at Old Trafford and take one step close to the semi-finals of CWC 2019.
The striking victory of the Indian cricket team was also underlined by Virat Kohli who scored 72 runs for the team. Also, Dhoni’s unbeaten 56, along with some contributions from K L Rahul (48) and Hardik Pandya (46) helped India to reach a respectable score of 268/7. The Indian bowlers on a gripping track didn’t allow the Windies top order to score runs freely. In fact, Mohammed Shami again created some magic with his bowling. He took a 4-wicket haul and the Windies were bundled out for 143. With this loss, West Indies lost all their hops to secure a spot for the semi-final.
1.India won each of their previous ten ODIs away from home under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
2.India’s 125-run win is the 3rd biggest victory for any team against the Windies in World Cup.
3.Innings Virat Kohli needed to complete 20000 runs in International cricket; the quickest player to the milestone.
4.Virat Kohli has scored fifty-plus runs in each of their last four innings in this tournament.
5.Kohli is the 3rd Indian with four consecutive fifty-plus scores in the World Cup. Navjot Singh Sidhu in 1987 and Sachin Tendulkar during 1996 and 2003 editions also had four successive scores over 50 runs in World Cup.
6.Mohammed Shami is now the first Indian to claim three 4-wicket hauls.
7.Shami is also the 2nd Indian to take back to back 4-fers in the CWC.
8.Virat Kohli is only the 3rd Indian captain to be dismissed by an opposition captain in a World Cup game.