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India vs West Indies, 34th match at Manchester, , Jun 27 2019 - Ball by Ball Commentary

34th match, Manchester, June 27, 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(34.2/50 ov, T:269) 143

India won by 125 runs

Player Of The Match
72 (82)
Full commentary

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!

Shami to Thomas, OUT

short ball, seems to have come off his shoulder. India want to review this as Shami catches it on the follow-through! It's taken the glove as he looks to pull but sees the ball get pretty big on him, and that should be all over. Michael Gough gives this out. A TV replay leads to enough evidence to overturn the original decision, in almost perfect symmetry to how the first wicket fell

Oshane Thomas c Sharma b Mohammed Shami 6 (11b 1x4 0x6 20m) SR: 54.54

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 "

Shami to Thomas, no run

full ball from around the wicket, and Thomas stretches to defend

Jack Daniel: "Bring in Buuuuuuuuumrahhhhh!!!" --- Kohli turns to Shami instead

end of over 348 runs
WI: 143/9CRR: 4.20 RRR: 7.87
Kemar Roach14 (21b 3x4)
Oshane Thomas6 (9b 1x4)
Yuzvendra Chahal 7-0-39-2
Kuldeep Yadav 9-1-35-1
Chahal to Roach, FOUR runs

outside off, full, and he swings, and the top edge carries it over and past first slip. Through for four down to third man!

Chahal to Roach, no run

presses forward to defend a length ball

Chahal to Roach, no run

leg spin now, as Roach misses out with an attempted swat down the ground

Chahal to Roach, no run

wrong 'un, slipped in quicker, and he looks to go through midwicket, but misses. Bowled at 94kph

Chahal to Roach, no run

fuller, and he looks to drive this, but misses. Didn't miss the stumps by much!

Chahal to Roach, FOUR runs

tossed up, on the stumps, and he swings free through midwicket. Good swipe away from Roach

Two slips now for Chahal

end of over 336 runs
WI: 135/9CRR: 4.09 RRR: 7.88
Oshane Thomas6 (9b 1x4)
Kemar Roach6 (15b 1x4)
Kuldeep Yadav 9-1-35-1
Yuzvendra Chahal 6-0-31-2
Kuldeep to Thomas, no run

wrong 'un, and Thomas is caught up inside the crease, but luckily it runs off his body into the ground just around his right hip

Raja: "Both drops this WC by India are from Rahul"

Kuldeep to Roach, 1 run

flighted from around the wicket now, and he drives it hard towards extra cover

Kuldeep to Roach, no run

tossed up, and he presses forward to defend as it turns into him

Kuldeep to Roach, no run

presses forward to a length ball, straightening into him, and blocks it back down the pitch

Kuldeep to Roach, FOUR runs

tossed up, outside off, and Roach has slapped this straight down the ground. Hits the skirting, but just after hitting the ground. Imperious!

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."

Kuldeep to Thomas, 1 run

flighted, and he looks to go down the ground. The turn takes it away towards sweeper cover, but it lands well short of the fielder there...

end of over 325 runs
WI: 129/9CRR: 4.03 RRR: 7.77
Oshane Thomas5 (7b 1x4)
Kemar Roach1 (11b)
Yuzvendra Chahal 6-0-31-2
Kuldeep Yadav 8-1-29-1
Chahal to Thomas, 1 run

tossed up, and he swings this around towards deep midwicket, but KL Rahul just cannot hold on to it! Runs in from the fence, and just seems to not have got his hands around to it as he dives forward. I think that is just the second drop by India through this World Cup!

Chahal to Thomas, no run

flighted, and angles across him, as Thomas comes forward to defend. Didn't know a lot about that

Chahal to Thomas, FOUR runs

tossed up, and he swings this away towards long leg. Gets four for it!

CD: "@Nikhil, why is it unethical. Cottrell is not getting royalties and neither is Shami. In fact, it is flattery of the best kind."

Chahal to Thomas, no run

tossed up, outside off, turns into him, and he defends

Chahal to Thomas, no run

tossed up, seems to have taken the edge as it goes through towards Rohit Sharma. Rohit dives away to his right to pouch this. They want to refer this to the TV umpire, and the soft signal is out! Good length ball, tossed up, and kisses hte outside of the bat as he looks to push at it, and seems to have just about carried to him. Some bit of his fingers look like they were underneath the ball. The TV umpire seems to agree that he doesn't have enough conclusive evidence to overturn the soft signal. Oh the irony, if Rohit Sharma is involved in the first and last dismissal with TV replays to suggest what happened and didn't...No, looks like Michael Gough is giving this not out!

Chahal to Thomas, no run

tries a slog sweep, but hits him on the pad. Pitched outside leg, though

Nikhil: "Shami mocking Cotrells signature movement is very unethical." --- Yes, as Cottrell went off, Shami mimicked his salute a bit. But did it with a smile on his face

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