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  1. India beat West Indies by 4 wickets
  2. India through to World Cup quarter-finals
  3. West Indies 182 all out; Shami 3-35
  4. India 185-6; Dhoni 45 not out
  5. Click on audio icon for TMS commentary

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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That is all for our live World Cup coverage for today. Thanks for joining us. You can do so again in the early hours of Saturday morning for Pakistan v South Africa, followed by Ireland v Zimbabwe.

The live text commentary with get under way at 01:00 GMT, with TMS available on BBC 5 live sport's extra from 00:45 GMT. For now, though, goodbye.

Ravichandran Ashwin & MS Dhoni

India got there relatively comfortably in the end but they made it hard for themselves. West Indies' 182 was well below par (although it could have been much, much worse considering they were 85-7).

When the West Indies were interested, they were in the game, but they are a temperamental side and as soon as Dhoni was set they lost their spark and folded quietly.

India have four wins out of four and will continue their title defence in the last eight, possibly against England.

Pool B table

Pool B table
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Captain's view

India captain MS Dhoni: "It was a difficult wicket, with movement and bounce early on. There was a bit of swing for their fast bowlers but I don't think it misbehaved as much as it did in the first 10 overs of the first innings. Our bowlers stuck to their line and lengths. A lot of batsmen got out to short-pitched balls.

"Overall I was very happy with the performance. It is always a difficult target. You don't really know whether you want to go and play your big shots. Our lower middle order has not really been tested. Jadeja will have to step up, because it is a very important slot and if he can contribute more we will be a very solid batting line-up."

Captain's view

West Indies captain Jason Holder: "I have no regrets about batting first. I always thought the wicket was going to be a good one. The batsmen did not stick around long enough. We didn't apply ourselves well enough and never caught up in the game.

"My plan was to bat the overs but I thought we needed runs for our net run-rate. Unfortunately I gave away my wicket at the end.

"I am pleased with my form at the moment but it is a team game. We have been lacking a complete game."

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Dismal performance by West Indies with the bat and at the end in the field. When they got Jadeja out there should have been a lot more energy in the field, but they just didn't attack Ashwin enough. They allowed Dhoni and Ashwin to give India an easy victory."


Dhoni edges one wide of Gayle at slip off Samuels for four to give India a fourth successive win in this World Cup that seals their qualification to the quarters.

Ind 181-6 (Target 183)

There is no pressure on India now. Three singles, then an extra cover drive from Dhoni for four and another single off Smith takes them to the cusp of the win.

Ind 173-6

Dhoni moves to 35, which is his highest score since arriving in Australia in December for the Test series and then World Cup. It is a vital 35 as well as it is steering his side to victory.

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"There's no doubt India are going to finish on top now. The only West Indians who can really hold their heads up are the four fast bowlers: Roach, Taylor, Holder and Russell."


Sam Elliott: "32 wides in a World Cup Match, wouldn't see that many in a club match on a Sunday..."

Ind 171-6 (Runs required 12)

Holder has three overs left and Taylor has two. You wonder why neither of them are bowling now when wickets are desperately needed by the Windies? Instead we get more of Smith and India are able to comfortable claim five more precious runs. The West Indies look like a beaten side now.

Ind 166-6

Samuels' second over is the first of the powerplay. Barring a ball that beats a wafting drive from Ashwin, it offers no trouble for the Indian pair, who chip another two runs off those required.

Ind 164-6 (Runs required 19)

Roach steams in for his eighth over. He is working hard but India frustrate him and his team by working the ball around the circle for three successive singles. Roach's attempts to force the issue lead him to err with two wides, either side of a short ball that Dhoni cuts away for three. India are edging to victory.

Ind 155-6 (Target 183)

Andre Russell has been receiving treatment from the Windies physio by the ropes and he departs the field prior to the start of the 34th over, which is delivered by Marlon Samuels, as Holder turns to spin to try and conjure something in their favour. It doesn't bring the breakthrough, though, as Ashwin and Dhoni claim a single apiece.

Ind 153-6 (Ashwin 7, Dhoni 25)

The 150 is up for India, prompting tentative cheers from the crowd. The India fans don't want to get too carried away in case there is another twist that swings this back in favour of the Windies. Ashwin and Dhoni do well in the middle to work Roach around for four runs before the bowler chucks in another run for free, courtesy of a wide.

Ind 148-6

The Windies continue to leak extras. Russell oversteps by some distance for the 22 run they have gifted India. Dhoni is caught at mid-on off the subsequent ball before flicking the next ball off his pads for one. After Ashwin gives the strike back to his captain, Dhoni capitalises superbly on a loose, short ball that he slices up and over the rope down at third man for six. It leaves India with 35 runs to get off 108 balls and with four wickets remaining. They have wrestled back control of this game again.

Russell bowling

Ind 138-6 (Target 183)

Taylor gets a bit carried away with his second ball and gives India a run with a wide the West indies can ill afford. Ashwin then pushes one through cover for two before Taylor tightens his line for three dot balls.

Ind 135-6 (Ashwin 1, Dhoni 16)

Ravi Ashwin strides out to join Dhoni. He gives the strike back to his captain with a single to get off the mark. Dhoni then sees out the rest of the over. As long as the skipper is out there, India will retain belief that the game is theirs. They need another 48 for victory.

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"The last time India failed to chase a target of 183 or less was on 1 July 1998 against SL at Colombo-SSC when they lost chasing 172 to win.

"The last time West Indies defended a target of 183 or less (in a full 50 over game) was v Zim at Perth on Feb 2001 when they defended 179."

Terry Alderman

Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

"Game well and truly on now. Another wicket that has gone to the bouncer. That's pretty dumb batting from Jadeja. He had just been given a stern warning by Dhoni not to chase wide ones."


Jadeja c Samuels b Russell 13 (Ind 134-6)

Just as India looked to be edging the Windies out of this game, they let their opponents back in. Dhoni will not be happy. He gave Jadeja a little pep talk about not chasing deliveries, but he does just that with a pull that he top-edges high to Samuels at deep square-leg. The fielder juggled with it, just to keep things interesting, before taking it at the third attempt.

Samuels catches Jadeja

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"India have managed to ride some of those wickets that were taken earlier. Windies are still wanting it - they are setting aggressive fields - but if they'd scored 20 or 30 more they could have made it a lot tougher for the Indians."

Ind 132-5

A well-timed tweet there from Aashish as Taylor does indeed return to the Windies attack. He starts well by nipping one away to beat the swinging blade of Jadeja. Four singles follow as India look to calmly ease their way towards the target.

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Aashish: Have to wonder why Taylor's not bowling - wickets are what's going to win the WIndies the game.

Ind 127-5 (Target 183)

Russell returns as Holder looks to shake things up again. It doesn't work, though, as Jadeja rocks back to a short one and pulls it over the Windies captain at mid-on for four after Dhoni had handed him strike with a leg bye.

Ind 122-5 (Dhoni 13, Jadeja 6)

They could win this in singles, but they won't have to if Smith continues bowling wide, full dross like the first ball of his third over. Jadeja gives it the treatment it deserves by smashing it through cover for four. Jadeja is happy to settle for that from the over.

Ind 118-5

Sensible stuff from Dhoni. He punches one off the back foot to claim two runs and then plants a subsequent ball near his own feet to claim a quick single. Jadeja follows suit with a checked pull to leg for another run. It might not make for the most exciting conclusion to this game, but India will happily get these runs in singles.

Scorecard update

India 114-5 (25 overs)

Not out batsmen: Dhoni 12, Jadeja 1

Fall of wickets: 11-1 (Dhawan 9), 20-2 (Sharma 7), 63-3 (Kohli 33), 78-4 (Rahane 14), 107-5 (Raina 22)

West Indies: 182 all out (44.2 overs)


Live TMS commentary

Ind 114-5 (Dhoni 10, Jadeja 1)

Smith made a big (and unexpected) contribution in his first over and his second is another solid effort that contains a wide but also a couple of balls that dart across the left-handed Jadeja and beat his attempted drive.

Ind 113-5 (Target 183)

Holder remains in the attack and spoils a good first three balls with a short one that Dhoni top-edges from a pull over Ramdin and down to the boundary for four. In the battle between captains, India's comes out on top this time.

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Holder is predictable in his unpredictability. India wouldn't have expected Smith to come on. It has created more excitement in this game."


Raina c Ramdin b Smith 22 (Ind 107-5)

There was a general sense of bafflement as Holder turned to the gentle medium pace of Dwayne Smith at the Lillee-Marsh End. It proves to be a masterstroke, though, as Raina top-edges from a slash at a shortish ball and Ramdin takes the catch. It is yet another twist. Ravindra Jadeja joins Dhoni at the crease with this game back in the balance again.

Raina out

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Frank Meehan: 400+ scores are great to watch, but no close matches. Great bowling pitches produce exciting games like this one. More please

Brad Hogg

Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"That disappoints me because they changed Sammy for Roach for that ball. You should really have your best fielder there. Roach was too far back. Sammy would have taken that crotch-high."

Ind 103-4 (Dhoni 3, Raina 21)

Holder is back into the West indies attack and keeps it short, which almost brings his side another wicket courtesy of a Raina pull that falls just short of Roach at short mid-wicket. Agonizingly close for the Windies, who bring 100 up with a tame Raina hook that helps the ball down to the fine-leg boundary.

Ind 97-4

This is the crucial part of the innings now. India are looking to be more aggressive and if they can keep these two at the crease for 10 overs they will take this game away from West Indies. Between them, Raina and Dhoni add another four runs to the total.

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Ihtisham Hussain: You can never rule out the West Indies and Pakistan in a game of cricket. Both are unpredictable.

Ind 93-4 (Target 183)

Raina has not been in the best of form but he stamps his authority on Roach by punching one through extra cover for three before hammering one past the bowler and down to the long-on boundary for four. It takes the runs required down to 90.