West Indies chocked before Indian bowling attack while the Men in Blue
defeated the Caribbean team by 125 runs at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday.
Indian pace attack, basically Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah on Thursday performed well while Shami produced yet another magnificent performance to put his team on the front foot in the early stages of India’s 268-run defend against the West Indies. The win made India’s berth confirm in Semi Final.
The right-arm fast bowler, Mohammed Shami picked up the very dangerous Chris Gayle (6) and Shai Hope (5) in his first couple of overs and handed Indian side the advantage. In his 6.2 overs, Shami picked up four wickets against West Indies, giving away just 16 runs with an average of 2.53 economy rate. Brought in as a replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who picked up an injury against Pakistan, Shami has been in top form for the past two matches for Team India.
Against Afghanistan, Shami pulled off a hattrick in his final over and managed to pick up four wickets. At Old Trafford on Thursday, Shami managed to bag four wickets again, taking his tally to 8 in two matches at the World Cup 2019 for the Blues.
Jasprit Bumrah was once again deadly with the ball for captain Kohli. The right-handed pacer made life difficult from the get-go for the Caribbeanbatsmen, who got rattled time-and-time again by his smashing yorkers and in-swingers. India also faced hurdled at the time of batting. They lost early four wickets in 30 overs. MS Dhoni and Captain Kohli later struggled against West Indies pace attack and put 268 runs in score board after 50 overs. Both the batsmen scored half century and smoothened India’s fightagainst West Indies.