India won the fourth Match against West Indies on the pitch of perth, Australia, making 8 points in Pool B team leading the top. The team gave a perfect Holi gift to its fans and country.The team has reached to Quarter Finals with this victory.
The Prime Minister and President also congratulated the team on its tough victory.
West Indies won the toss, and the captain Holder decided to bat first on the pitch which is not a batting pitch. It was a very close match as the West Indies made a modest score of 183 which was not seeing tough. But the top order batsman of Indian team returned to pavilion making low score.
India’s top order struggled while chasing a modest low score target of 183, before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s arrival who made unbeaten innings of 45 runs and reached the target in 39.1 Overs and made the fourth victory in world cup 2015. Dhoni won the victory by making four, that is why he is said to be a good finishing player. He had bough the victory in the final match of world cup 2011 with a six.
Though the score was not much but it was not a commanding victory as the previous three matches. The batsman did not play well except captain Dhoni and fielding also shoddy as the fielders dropped as many as four catches. Morever ballers also gave 16 wides during the West Indies innings
The victory of India made pakistan way to Quarter Final possible. By virtue of this win, Dhoni became the succesful indian captain in world cup matches and India also stretched the winning run at the global event against West Indies in Chennai from 2011. The Dhoni team’s eight wins also equals the Sourav Ganguly-led team’s efforts during the 2003 world cup in South Africa.
Thought the target was a smallish the Indian batting was put to test and panicked for the first time world cup 2015, as it lost both the openers cheaply and the middle order batsman also could not do well. At one point the match seemed to be going out of India’s hand till Dhoni took the command.
Shikhar Dhawan who is in a good firm now a days, got out on 9 runs only for a Jerome Taylor delivery outside the off-stump. The delivery was not of drivable length and in a try to hit it he gave a catch to Dachrren Sammy at second slip.
Batsman who is also a good batsman and had hopes could make only 7 run.
Virat Kohli made 33 runs and playes some good drives as well. He added 43 runs for the third wicked with Rahane(14).
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Kohli departed at the end of 15th over leaving more pressure on Rahane. Suresh Raina, Jadeja also could bot build a good score.
Mohammad Shammi was given man of the match for his beautiful balling and three wickets that he took of West Indies.
Indian’s next match will be against Ireland on Tuesday, 10 March. All the best for the match and hoping India wins with good score in that match.
Hope India will learn from its loose points and faults that it made in today’s match.
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