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Dhoni guides India to victory

Update : 06 Mar 2015, 06:44 AM

India have continued their winning streak and booked a place in the quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup with a nervy victory over the West Indies.

Chasing a tricky 183, India ran into heavy weather as the West Indies generated pace and bounce on a helpful pitch.

Virat Kohli played a silken 33 but it was left to the skipper MS Dhoni to take India across the line. He knit small partnerships with the lower order and fended off the Windies attack with an unbeaten 45.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat but India took advantage of a lively Perth track to bowl them out for a paltry 182.

The Indian pacers ruled the roost and ripped apart the West Indian top order.

West Indian Skipper Jason Holder tried to salvage the damage a little from then on, but his 56 was never enough to pull his side out of the hole.

Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav generated a lot of pace while the West Indies batsmen added to the agony by playing some bad shots.

India found them in some trouble, for the first time this World Cup after Taylor picked the wickets of both its openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Russell stopped Kohli and Jadeja while Roach dismissed Rahane. Smith sent Raina back to the pavilion.

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