Friday 6 March 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 28th Match

06 Mar 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 28th Match
(Pool B: India vs West Indies at Perth)

Dhoni, bowlers extend World Cup streak

West Indies vs India
182/10 (44.2) 185/6 (39.1)
India won by 4 wickets
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India were given their first scare of the World Cup when West Indies reduced them to 78 for 4 and 134 for 6 in a chase of 183, but MS Dhoni shepherded them through to an eventually comfortable win with four wickets in hand and 10.5 overs to spare. West Indies finally displayed some grit and fight with late-order runs and some penetrating quick bowling, but the damage done by Chris Gayle at the start of the match was too much to undo.

Sunil Gavaskar's 36 off 174 in the first World Cup match of them all. Geoffrey Boycott's 57 off 105, which might or might not have featured a deliberate dropped catch by Clive Lloyd, in the 1979 final. Two of the worst innings played in World Cup, in terms of the detrimental impact they had on the team. Gayle put them to shade with his refusal to run singles, accounting for at least one-and-a-half wickets, before trying to make up for those by going on a blind hitting spree, which accounted for him too. By the time Gayle was done, West Indies were 35 for 3 in nine overs. Denesh Ramdin played one on next ball, and there was too long left to bat for the usual rescuers, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy and Andre Russell.

Dhoni, bowlers extend World Cup streak (espncricinfo):
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