West Indies were in for some shock treatment by the Indian pacers at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday, as they crashed to the lowest first Powerplay score of World Cup 2019.
In an abject failure to play against fast bowling, the Windies cricket team were reduced to 29/2 in 10 overs. New Zealand’s tally of 30 for 2 v West Indies stands second while West Indies’ score of 32 for 1 in 10 overs vs Bangladesh is third on the list. West Indies have been involved everywhere.
Mohammad Shami removed Chris Gayle and castled Shai Hope in a fiery opening spell. The India pacer gave West Indies the first jolt in the fifth over as he removed Chris Gayle on 6. Gayle was beaten for pace and length and Kedar Jadhav took an easy catch at mid-on.
Shami struck again in the 7th over as he castled Shai Hope for 5. The ball pitched on a good length and seamed into the gap between the bat and pad of a clueless Hope.
India rode on a powerful bowling performance to stretch their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2019 with a clinical 125-run victory against West Indies that eliminated the Caribbeans on Thursday.
The massive Indian victory was also highlighted by Virat Kohli who top-scored with 72, MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 56 and useful contributions from KL Rahul (48) and Hardik Pandya (46).
Shami started the damage with 2 early wickets before Bumrah picked 2 wickets in 2 balls to send hurt West Indies. Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal did serious damage to ensure India remained the only unbeaten team in the World Cup so far.