ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: World champions West Indies defeated India in their seventh match in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019. Jason Holder’s team could not make any competition against Virat Kohli at Old Trafford. Only two of the Caribbean have lost due to the loss of 125 runs in the formalities.
Windies lost to openers Chris Gayle (5) and one down at the start of the innings with a target of 269, (6). After losing two important batsmen, Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Puran were trying to defend themselves. But after the set, none of the two could survive in the wicket.
West Indies batting line-up lost the wicket after Ambrose’s departure by 27 runs. Captain Jason Holder returned from the team’s 100-run knock. Jasprit Bumrah Sajagare returned in the 27th over to Carlos Brathwaite and Fabian Allen. It is a lot of matches that come in India. In the end, Kemar Roach’s unbeaten 14 and Sheldon Cottrell reduced the innings to 10 runs in the distance of defeat.
At the end of the innings, Windies finished with 143 runs, losing all wickets in 34.2 overs. The bat did not extend to the end. For India, Mohammad Shami alone took four wickets. Besides, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal got two wickets each while Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav got one wicket each.
Earlier, winning the toss, India lost Rohit Sharma (18) to 29 runs Captain Virat Kohli and another opener Lokesh Rahul kept the team away from disaster in the face of pressure. However, Rahul (48) returned to the dismissal with only two runs from the half-century. Still Kohli was good on the way in India’s innings.
While losing Kohli, Vijay Shankar (14) and Kedar Yadav (7) lost wickets in India. It puts some pressure on the world’s best batting lineup. The pavilion way for Kohli to take 180 runs for the West Indies, despite the good bowling against West Indies bowlers. Kohli scored 82 runs in 82 balls with 8 fours. He scored the fastest 20,000 runs in international cricket As long as there was a crease, India was also looking for a big innings.
After the departure of the duo, the duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kadar Yadav added 72 runs for the second wicket. Mohammad Shami (0) returned to the dismissal after dismissing Kedar for 46 off 46 balls. Dhoni, however, remained unbeaten on 56 not out from 61 balls after completing his innings with Kuldeep Yadav. At the end of the 50 overs at the end of India’s total of 268 runs scored.
Kemar Roach was the pick of the West Indies, and captain Jason Holder and Sheldon Cottrell took two wickets each.