India edged closer to sealing a semi-final spot with a dominant 125-run win over the West Indies in Manchester.
India walked all over West Indies at Old Trafford. It started with the bat and KL Rahul who got a solid start despite losing his opening partner Rohit Sharma.
Rahul looked set for a big score but fell two runs short of his half-century, which left India two runs shy of the 100-run mark.
Kohli played a captain’s knock and batted until two balls into the 39th over but was dismissed after an 82-ball 72 (eight fours), despite losing two teammates in the process.
MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya took India from 180-5 to 250-6 when the latter lost his wicket after a 38-ball 46 (five fours).
Dhoni’s unbeaten 56 took India to a competitive 268-7 on a difficult pitch that produced a lot of uneven bounce.
The Windies were poor with the bat as India’s bowling attack tore them apart.
Mohammed Shami (4-16), Jasprit Bumrah (2-9) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2-39) were the pick of the bowlers as the Windies were dismantled.
This saw West Indies skittled for 143.
India now remain the only unbeaten team in the tournament and jumped to second on the table with a game in hand.
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