Abhishek Purohit

Abhishek Purohit is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's 75-run partnership saw India through to a nine-wicket win

India v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

India check unticked boxes

They were overwhelming favourites and UAE hardly put up a fight, but India still got to test a few areas which needed tinkering

Swapnil Patil plays a shot through the off side

India v UAE, Group B, Perth

Patil faces old friends in Perth

They could have ended up as team-mates but Swapnil Patil took a different route to international cricket than his Indian friends and they are set to meet on opposite sides

Manjula Guruge celebrates with Shaiman Anwar after dismissing Paul Stirling

India v UAE, Group B, Perth

UAE determined to keep smiling

UAE are one happy side having the time of their lives, a bunch of amateurs playing a World Cup. A lot is spoken about team bonding and enjoying training but UAE were infectiously bubbly on Friday morning at the WACA.

Shaiman Anwar hits out on his way to a century

India v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

India look to maintain top position

India will start as overwhelming favourites when they take on United Arab Emirates in Perth on Saturday as they look to maintain their position at the top of Group B

R Ashwin strangled Pakistan in the middle overs

World Cup 2015: India

India's bowlers find much-needed thrift

In the two games of the World Cup, with a little help from the batsmen, India's bowlers have shown discipline and focus to break a trend of profligacy

Ajinkya Rahane slides while fielding

World Cup 2015: India

Run, India, Run

There has been a marked improvement in India's fielding this World Cup, and on Wednesday, the players were put to their most intense training session yet

MS Dhoni leads the team off after India's first win of the tour

World Cup 2015: India

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

MS Dhoni flicks the ball onto the stumps to run David Miller out

World Cup 2015: India

Sharper fielders give India bite

Years after the juggling act of hiding multiple poor fielders and making do with the kind of attacks India have had, this current unit has given MS Dhoni some breathing space