Will the West Indies ever return to her glory days of cricket? The days of Viv Richards, Jeffrey DuJon, Michael Holding and so many more? Caribbean cricket lovers can only hope.
India rallied around swing bowler Mohammed Shami’s three-wicket performance to beat the West Indies by four wickets and remain unbeaten and in first place in Pool B at the Cricket World Cup.
Chasing West Indies’ modest 182 all out, India scored 185 for six in 39.1 overs. The defending champions made heavy weather of the target before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni saw the side through with an unbeaten 45.
Earlier skipper Jason Holder scored 57 runs to lift the West Indies from 124-8 after winning the toss and batting.
Shami, named man of the match, returned to the side from injury to claim 3-35. Seam bowler Umesh Yadav and leftarm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets apiece as India clinched a quarterfinal place.