London: Shikhar Dhawan struck his second ODI century as India finished a rudimentary eight-wicket win with 65 balls to gangling opposite a West Indies in a organisation B compare of a ICC Champions Trophy during The Oval here on Tuesday. A career-best transport of 5 for 36 by Ravindra Jadeja had progressing limited a Caribbeans to 233 for 9 wickets. (The compare as it happened)
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A brief sleet stop was a usually hiccup as India spin a initial organisation to enter a semifinals with dual wins from as many matches. However, India’s position in a organisation will be motionless usually after their third compare opposite Pakistan in Birmingham on Jun 15. After unbroken defeats, Pakistan are out of a tournament. The Jun 14 tie between South Africa and a West Indies in Cardiff, will confirm a second semifinalist from organisation B. The Proteas and a Caribbeans have won a diversion each.
India once again owned their feat to a 101-run opening mount between Rohit Sharma (52) and Dhawan, who remained undefeated on 102 (107 balls, 10 x 4s and a six). The West Indian conflict looked lax and stingless on a peaceful wicket. West Indies gait spearhead Kemar Roach incited out to be a biggest disappointment. Erring in line and length, he let a Indian batsmen giveaway their arms, surrender roughly 8 runs an over.
Sharma and Dhawan paced their innings to a nicety. They ran tough and knew a value of patience. And as a West Indian pacers gave them width, a batsmen plundered runs with strokes block of a wicket. Most of Sharma’s 7 bounds pierced a opening between indicate and extra-cover.
India scored during a somewhat improved gait than a West Indians. The initial 10 overs constructed 66 runs with roughly equal grant from a openers though Sharma pennyless giveaway removing to his 50 initial off 52 balls. (See: Match pictures)
India mislaid their initial wicket when Sharma was out for 52 in a 16th over. The TV referee overturned a on-field umpire’s preference after West Indies successfully reviewed an interest for reason behind opposite Sharma. Hotspot suggested a gloomy scrape and Sunil Narine finally pennyless a opening stand. (Read: Statisitcal Highlights)
Playing his 100th ODI, Virat Kohli arrived to a double with assertive intent. First ball, he smoothly cut Narine to a third-man fence. With a light worsening and a small drizzle unconditional a stadium, Kohli played a timely cameo to always keep India forward on a run-rate. Narine got his bruise of strength when he bowled Kohli for an 18-ball 22, a batsman personification opposite a line of a round that kept true after pitching.
Dinesh Karthik had a amiable shock when Pakistani referee Aleem Dar ruled him out reason behind off Ravi Rampaul though a Decision Review System came to his rescue. There was a large opening when a round kick a bat. As hotspot revealed, a referee was mistake by a ‘sound’, substantially a bat attack a pad.
There were no hiccups for India thereafter. Dhawan and Karthik (51 not out) sensitively went from strength to strength as a twin posted an dominant 109-run third-wicket mount to drive India to a shores of victory. A brief sleet stop in a 36th over (India 204 for dual wickets) did not matter since according to Duckworth-Lewis, India were a good 76 runs forward during that stage. The match, however, resumed after a 28-minute check and a India twin knocked off a compulsory runs though most happening on a sleazy and quick outfield.
Dhawan was a toast of a Indian batting. He lived life to a fullest after being forsaken by Kieron Pollard and Roach on 23 and 42, respectively. While Pollard’s locate during indicate was a formidable one, Roach forsaken a sitter during excellent leg off Dwayne Bravo’s bowling.
Those blemishes asides, Dhawan carried on from where he had left during Cardiff. The left-hander, who scored his lass ODI hundred (114) in Cardiff, churned reason and energy in a right doses. String on both sides of a wicket, Dhawan punished a lax balls, most to a hand of a packaged Indian throng who chanted “Jai Ho” and “Chak De” each time a round went past a ropes. He scored his 100, slicing Bravo for a 6 during behind point.
Earlier on a pale day, Jadeja’s lass five-wicket transport pennyless a behind of a West Indies batting. Only a late assign by Darren Sammy (56 not out off 35 balls) carried a West Indians past a 200-mark.
Jadeja picked adult 3 West Indian wickets in a space of 14 balls on a pale morning that valid to a branch indicate of a innings. The wicket of Johnson Charles, LBW to a Jadeja after scoring a grand 60, non-stop a floodgates as West Indies slid from 103 for dual to 109 for 4 wickets.
Given a cloudy conditions, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to margin after winning a toss on an Oval lane that was used for a low-scoring Pakistan contra West Indies diversion on Friday. But usually Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a right length from a Pavilion End with a new ball. Umesh Yadav, from a Vauxhall End, was costly surrender 11 in his initial over and was soon taken off.
The West Indian openers looked to be settling down fast as Chris Gayle scored 3 poetic boundaries, including a integrate of artistic ones off Yadav during mid-wicket. On Monday, Dhoni had noted out a maladroit Jamaican as a dangerman in a West Indian stay and it was Bhuvneshwar, who answered his captain’s call for an early breakthrough.
Gayle was a initial to go, chasing an angling Bhuvneshwar smoothness outward off-stump. The healthy corner was brilliantly taken by a high Ravichandran Ashwin during initial slip. Gayle scored 21 off 18 balls and strike 4 boundaries.
Charles, who has scored dual centuries in his initial 12 ODIs after creation his entrance in 2012, looked to be in earnest touch. The right-handed 24-year-old from Windward Islands took time to settle down though once he gauged a gait of a wicket, scored freely. He struck 5 bounds off 7 balls, 3 of these entrance off unbroken Yadav deliveries.
Charles’ 78-run partnership with Darren Bravo kept a vigour on Dhoni, who rotated his bowlers and even introduced a part-time middle gait of Virat Kohli in a 13th over. But it was Jadeja’s introduction from a Vauxhall End that spun West Indies’ doom.
After enjoying a life during 32, when Ashwin missed a formidable reason and bowled chance, Charles was finally out LBW to Jadeja for a 55-ball 60 with 8 fours and dual sixes. Charles played behind and opposite to an arm round that kept somewhat low.
Jadeja’s subsequent scalp was a in-form Samuels, who scored only 1 run. The Indians successfully saw their interest for an LBW inspected after a examination by a TV umpire. Ramnaresh Sarwan continued his bad run as he nicked perplexing to peek a Jadeja round pitched only far-reaching of leg stump. Dhoni reason a intelligent catch. Sarwan has scored 2 runs in as many games.
An act of misdeed cost a studious Darren Bravo his wicket. He should have been a one to reason a innings together compartment a final though he danced down a wicket to Ashwin, got beaten by spin and Dhoni did a rest. The Lara-bat comparison scored 35 off 83 balls.
The sixth-wicket partnership between skipper Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard threatened to take a diversion divided from India. Both batsmen, skilful in a art of cadence making, adopted some Indian Premier League strategy. Pollard’s initial dual scoring shots were sixes off Ashwin. But this belligerence was too good to last.
Dwayne Bravo and Pollard fell to large strokes after putting on 23 off 28 balls. Bravo (25 off 40 balls) was reason during low block leg, pulling a Yadav round right into a hands of Jadeja. Pollard attempted to flesh a fuller round from Ishant though could not cranky Bhuvneshwar during prolonged on. Pollard managed 22 off 32 balls.
Sammy missed support from a tailenders. Narine and Rampaul means their wickets cheaply. Sammy attempted his best, once rapine 21 runs off Ishant’s 10th over. It got West Indies really tighten to a normal initial innings sum during The Oval, 243.
Story initial published on: Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 14:12