Shami-Bumrah, Kohli put India one step closer to semi-finals
West Indies crash out of the race for the final four after going down by 125 runs
6.02pm That's that from Old Trafford. India travel to Birmingham to play hosts England in what now looks like a huge game for the latter on Sunday, while West Indies face Sri Lanka on Monday at Chester-le-Street. Durham also play host to tomorrow's game, between Sri Lanka and South Africa, which is a virtual must-win for the former. Join us then on ESPNcricinfo. For the moment, it's goodbye from Old Trafford, where we had Sharda Ugra and Nagraj Gollapudi, scorers Thilak Gowdd and Ranjith P, and Saurabh Somani and myself, Debayan Sen. Goodnight and keep following the game!
Virat Kohli: "(About Dhoni) He looks what he wants to do, and anybody can have off-days. When he has off-days, everybody starts talking. We back him, and the best thing is when you need extra 15-20 runs in the end, he does that well. He knows how to bat with the tail. His experience, eight out of 10 times, works for us. We have quite a few players who play instinctive cricket. He's one guy who sends out a message that what the par score is on a pitch. If he says 265 is a good score on a pitch, we don't aim for 300 and end up scoring 230. He's a legend for us, and hopefully he'll continue. The last two games, things haven't gone as we thought it would, but we've found ways of winning. The intensity in the field in the first 15 overs is something really good. Bodies on the line, and mindset. We feel we can win from any situation."
Jason Holder: "At the half-way point, we thought we could get there, but obviously it was more than what we needed to do. We've let ourselves down significantly. We've dropped a few chances in the field, and we could have taken our chances. Still a lot of positives, Kemar Roach was very positive and Sheldon Cottrell as well. We've got to finish well. The bowlers have had a reasonable campaign. They gave a big effort in each game. We've done a fair job, but fielding definitely has to improve."
WATCH on Hotstar (India only): How the West Indies batsmen collapsed
Avijit: "Let us start comparing this Wc with 2003 ... this could be revenge of what Aus did then... Ind unbeaten and Aus beaten only by india twice.. more importantly thrased in final... I wish!"
5.51pm Dheeraj Kumar: "I feel bad for Shami.... Two consecutive matches 4-4 wickets but no MOM.. "
The Player of the Match award goes to Virat Kohli Tells Sanjay Manjrekar: "I can't complain. We've just become number one yesterday, and to be honest we've been playing like that for a while now. Things haven't gone our way with the bat for two games now, but we've still won and that's impressive for me. Much better - we were in a similar situation (today, just like Afghanistan) but in the last game we didn't calculate as well. I think Hardik played really well, and MS finished really well, and 270 was always difficult to get on this pitch. (On his innings) It's been my strength to assess conditions quickly. 70 percent of my runs come in singles, and that's the best way to keep runs coming."
5.43pm That's the end of West Indies at this World Cup, and India are within a point of ensuring they go through to the semi-finals. An emphatic win by India at Old Trafford, as the 125-run margin suggests. India had to bat with a lot of patience, and some middle-order wobbles, to get up to 268 but their bowling was absolutely perfect today. Shami and Bumrah set the pace by limiting the West Indies to just 29 for 2 off the first Powerplay, and then the spinners came up with their own bag of tricks to halt the West Indies progress. Shami finishes with 4 for 16, while Bumrah's figures read 2 for 9 off 6!
Sarah : "@CD it doesn't matter if they are getting royalties or not, the indian players are mocking the West Indians. In case you missed it, pandya also mocked a windies batsman "
Jack Daniel: "Bring in Buuuuuuuuumrahhhhh!!!" --- Kohli turns to Shami instead
Two slips now for Chahal
Raja: "Both drops this WC by India are from Rahul"
Morvin Willians: "Chris Gayle has had a see-saw moment last couple of series yet he unretires which suggest he is guaranteed a place in West Indies team. If so then I can look forward to Chanderpaul's selection since he remained consistent and he never retired."
CD: "@Nikhil, why is it unethical. Cottrell is not getting royalties and neither is Shami. In fact, it is flattery of the best kind."