India was able to tick the right boxes against West Indies in the 34th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford as they won convincingly by 125 runs. The Men in Blue posted a fighting score of 268 runs after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. However, India could not get off to a good start as Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Kemar Roach.

Subsequently, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli added 69 runs for the second wicket partnership. Rahul once again looked good but could not convert his start into a substantial score. The right-hander scored 48 runs but he was sent back by a beauty from Jason Holder. The West Indies captain was able to get the ball back into the right-hander and found the gap between Rahul’s bat and pad.

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India was able to tick the right boxes.

Kohli looked comfortable as he was able to hit the ground running. The right-hander scored 72 runs with the help of eight fours. Kohli worked his singles into the gap and kept the scoreboard ticking.

Meanwhile, India’s middle order once again failed to live up to the expectation. Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav were both dismissed cheaply to raise question marks. MS Dhoni had a slow start as he struggled to find the gaps against the spinners.

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On the other hand, Virat Kohli was dismissed when the ball did not rise as talisman expected. Hardik Pandya scored 46 runs whereas MS Dhoni was able to change the gears in the fag end of the innings as he scored 56 to take India to 268.

West Indies could not get going in their run chase as Mohammed Shami scalped two quick wickets. The Jason Holder-led side kept losing wickets at regular intervals and they were never in the contest in the second innings.

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