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Summary

  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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  1. Post update

    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.

  2. Post update

    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.

  3. Pool B table

    Pool B table
  4. 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."

  5. 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."

  6. Post update

    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."

  7. INDIA WIN BY FOUR WICKETS

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Post update

    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."

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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
  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    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."

  21. WICKET

    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
  22. Post update

    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."

  23. 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.

  24. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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)

    Scorecard

    Live TMS commentary

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. WICKET

    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
  32. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  33. Post update

    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."

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  37. 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.

  38. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Manny Singh: India either bowl well and bat poor or bat well and bowl poor. Need to get the right balance.

    Matthew Allatt: Ireland, my adoptive country, could do with India knocking these runs off quickly. Possible 3-way tie for 3rd.

  39. Ind 87-4 (Raina 6, Dhoni)

    Russell gifts India five wides with the shortest of short ball that clears batsman, keeper, the lot before skipping away to the boundary. West Indies do not have enough on the board to afford such errors. It allows Dhoni to see off the rest of the over without taking any risks.

  40. Ind 78-4

    In comes captain MS Dhoni. Jason Holder provided a superb captain's innings for his side to give them a fighting chance in this game. Dhoni is going to have to do likewise here to steer his side out of trouble.

  41. Text 81111

    From Steve in Leicester: 1983 World Cup Final, but in reverse?

    As we mentioned during the break, the 1983 final saw India set West Indies a modest 184 for victory, but recover to bowl them out for 140.

  42. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's game on here. West Indies have fought their way back. The four best batsman are out - if the West Indies can get one of these two on a bouncy wicket, they're into a long India tail."

  43. WICKET

    Rahane c Ramdin b Roach 14 (Ind 78-4)

    What drama. After smashing a four over mid-off, Rahane prods at a decent length ball from Roach and nicks to Ramdin. The finger goes straight up but a definitive decision is delayed by an Indian review. The tiniest sliver of an extended bar on Snicko suggests the smallest of touches from the bat, giving the third umpire no reason to dispute his on-field colleague and the wicket stands. This game is all to play for now.

    Rahane out
  44. Ind 70-3 (Raina 2, Rahane 10)

    India are not as assured now as they were a few overs ago. Russell keeps it short and draws two flashing cuts from Raina that just narrowly miss nicking the ball. After Raina gets off strike with a prod down to third man, Russell continues his assault on Rahane with a very short ball that is called wide and another that Rahane pushes safely to off.

  45. Scorecard update

    India 68-3 (16 overs)

    Not out batsmen: Rahane 10, Raina 1

    Fall of wickets: 11-1 (Dhawan 9), 20-2 (Sharma 7), 63-3 (Kohli 33)

    West Indies: 182 all out (44.2 overs)

    Scorecard

    Live TMS commentary

  46. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Kishin Mahtani: Game on, Kohli gone.....can the West Indies do the miracle of the WACA?

  47. Ind 68-3 (Raina 1, Rahane 10)

    Suresh Raina replaces Kohli at the crease. It is Rahane on strike, though, and his bat receives a terminal blow as a Roach delivery destroys the bottom of his bat. The new blade is quickly off the mark with a flick off the pads. Roach continues with a solid line outside off that keeps the Indian pair largely in check.

  48. Safety first

    John Mooney

    We're going to have drink's break, giving us chance to bring you a bit of helmet-related news. Our man at the World Cup Stephan Shemilt has been interviewing Ireland's John Mooney about the helmet he has designed in the wake of the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. "It definitely adds a lot more protection and it will stop guys getting hurt," says Mooney of the 'Gorget' helmet he has been wearing at the tournament. "It's there for the ball that creeps around the side or back of the neck."

    Read the full story here.

  49. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Matthew Noble: Come on West Indies, make this a close match - not been many this tournament.

  50. WICKET

    Kohli c Samuels b Russell 33 (Ind 63-3)

    Well, well, well. This makes things interesting. Kohli looked in fine form and set to steer India to victory but, after Rahane hammers his first boundary with a pull past point, Kohli tries to do the same and plants the ball straight down the throat of Marlon Samuels.

    Kohli walks
  51. Ind 56-2

    Rahane is tempted to fish at a very wide ball from Roach. He misses and lets out a breath of relief. Kohli comes down the track, no doubt to advise his partner that he doesn't need to pay any attention to such deliveries. Nothing worse than throwing your wicket away to a pie. Rahane sharpens up, but he is unable to get Roach away and we have our first maiden of the innings.

  52. Ind 56-2 (Target 183)

    On comes Andre Russell to replace the impressive Taylor, who takes a well-earned rest. The Indian pair work the ball around superbly and run even better to claim five runs, with Russell helping them out with a bonus wide.

  53. Ind 50-2 (Rahane 1, Kohli 30)

    Roach has found a rhythm now. He poses questions to Rahane with four successive balls outside off stump, which the batsman patiently ignores before turning one to leg to finally get off the mark and bring up the India 50. It is the only run from the over.

  54. Ind 49-2 (Target 183)

    The West Indies go up again as a Taylor ball slams into Kohli's pad. It looks close but the umpire doesn't think it is hitting and Holder does not have a review to go to. As it turns out, the ball was missing the stumps anyway. If Kohli was affected by that it doesn't show as he goes on to claim successive boundaries courtesy of well-timed angled shots through midwicket. Class.

  55. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Manny Singh: India need to attack the ball.

    Kishin Matani: Come on West Indies make this fun

  56. Ind 41-2 (Kohli 22, Rahane 0)

    As Ebony suggested, the West Indies turn to Kemar Roach, who bowls quickly and errs initially with a wide down leg before drawing a swing and a miss from Kohli with a ball outside off. Two balls later, another swing and miss from Kohli draws big appeals from the field but a shake of the head from the umpire. Kohli has a few nervous moments as Holder opts to review but Snicko offers nothing and the not out decision stands. Kohli celebrates by whipping a couple through leg - the first for a boundary, the second to pick up a further three runs.

  57. Ind 31-2 (Target 183)

    Taylor is in full flight now. Kohli has to dig out a nasty away swinging yorker before then missing another full delivery outside off. Kohli hits back, though, with a superb on-drive down the ground for four, followed by a push to leg to claim another two runs.

  58. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think the West Indies are missing a trick here - I'd be tempted to give Kemar Roach a bowl. Holder is just down on pace and if you've got Roach in your team, with that extra pace, you want a burst as soon as possible."

  59. Ind 25-2 (Kohli 8, Rahane 0)

    Kohli is the target for West Indies now. Get him and they are well in this game. Unfortunately for them he looks in good nick, which he emphasizes by hammering a full delivery from Holder through cover for four. The West Indies captain responds well, though, conceding just one more run in the over. New man Ajinkya Rahane is yet to get off the mark.

  60. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ilyas Najib: As a Pakistani, I cannot believe I'm about to say this, but here it goes...come on India!!! I want you to win!!!

  61. WICKET

    Rohit c Ramdin b Taylor 7 (Ind 20-2)

    Now we have a game on. It is Taylor again with the breakthrough as Rohit plays at a ball just outside off that leaves him slightly and catches the edge before being claimed by keeper Ramdin. Curtly is on his feet now. And rightly so. They started that over with a couple of mis-fields, but they have ended it in the best way possible, courtesy of Taylor's 11th wicket of the tournament.

    Jerome Taylor
  62. Ind 17-1

    India look to consolidate after the loss of Dhawan. Their cause is helped by a superb shot from Rohit to drive a slightly over-pitched delivery from Holder through wide mid-off for four. It is Holder's only real lose ball of the over but that is the price against such top-class players.

  63. Ind 12-1 (Kohli 1, Rohit 2)

    Virat Kohli has had a good tournament to date. 107 against Pakistan, 46 against South Africa and 33 not out against the UAE prior to this game. He gets off the mark with a flick to long leg.

  64. WICKET

    Dhawan c Sammy b Taylor 9 (Ind 11-1)

    Here we go, the West Indies are up and running! Taylor draws a tentative prod from Dhawan with a shortish ball outside off that catches the edge and flies into the grateful grasp of Darren Sammy at second slip. That'll lift Holder's boys. Even Curtly is clapping.

    Dhawan walks
  65. Ind 11-0

    Another economical over from Holder goes for three well-taken Indian singles. Holder looks frustrated at his fielders, who are not quick enough out of the blocks to prevent the runs.

  66. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You want to try and make the most of the early movement by trying to entice the batsman to play a forceful shot through the covers. But all the shots that Dhawan has played so far have been through point."

  67. Ind 8-0 (Target 183)

    India have made a very patient start, resisting the urge to have a swing at some tempting deliveries. But when Taylor departs from his tighter line the left-handed Dhawan capitalises with a drive through the covers off the back foot for the first boundary of the innings. The batsman then slashes at a short wide ball that goes aerial but falls safe to add another run.

  68. Ind 3-0 (Dhawan 2, Rohit 1)

    Holder led from the front with the bat and he is doing the same with the ball. The lofty skipper charges in and regularly finds a decent length and a bit of movement to nip the ball away. Rohit can be a bit vulnerable to back-of-a-length balls outside off but he judges well and sees the over off after a single from Dhawan from the first ball.

  69. Ind 2-0

    Jerome Taylor starts for the West Indies and starts well with a pacey ball just short of a length that Rohit leaves before the batsman gets off the mark with a well-taken single. Rotating the strike is an impressive feature of the India game now - one that they have clearly worked on. Dhawan claims a single himself with a prod down to third man.

  70. Post update

    Curtly Ambrose has just been laying down the law to the West Indies team down on the boundary. They are going to need all the fire they can muster here. The India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out. Here we go...

  71. Kohli warned over 'abusing' journalist

    One piece of India-related news to bring you... batsman Virat Kohli has been warned over his behaviour after being involved in a heated exchange with a journalist.

    Kohli reportedly verbally abused Jasvinder Sidhu, who works for the Hindustan Times, during a team practice session in Perth, wrongly believing him to be the author of an article about him.

    Sidhu and the newspaper complained, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Kohli had been told to "maintain the dignity of the team at all times".

    A BCCI statement read: "There was a misunderstanding and no abusive language was used. The BCCI has been in touch with the Indian team management on this issue, and has advised that this kind of incident should not be repeated."

    Virat Kohli
  72. A trip down memory lane

    There is a precedent for drama on this ground in a game between these two. India and West Indies have met only once before in an ODI at the Waca, a game which ended in a thrilling tie in the 1991 Benson & Hedges series.

    Curtly Ambrose claimed 2-9 from eight overs as India mustered a paltry 126, but just one batsman made more than 17 as West Indies were bowled out with nine overs unused. A certain Sachin Tendulkar claimed the decisive final wicket.

    Richie Richardson
  73. Post update

    Thanks James. Fine work, sir. Well, the smart money is still on an emphatic India win here, but the West Indies have at least given themselves a sliver of hope, thanks largely to skipper Jason Holder's captain's innings.

    If they can bag themselves a cheeky early wicket or two, those hopes will quickly grow. It'd be nice to have a bit of drama, as opposed to an Indian procession to victory.

  74. Post update

    Right, that's all from me - Phil Dawkes will guide you through the West Indies chase when the match resumes in around 20 minutes.

  75. Post update

    Fancy a omen, West Indies fans? Well, here you go.

    In one of the previous meetings between these sides at this tournament, the side batting first collapsed against some quality pace bowling and recorded a seemingly inadequate total of 183 - just one more than the West Indies managed today. On that occasion it was India, but they managed to come back and win the match by skittling a side replete with batting talent for just 140 in the second innings.

    The match? The 1983 Cricket World Cup final.

  76. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Jason Holder now has the third and fourth highest scores by a number nine batsman in World Cup cricket:

    64 AJ Bichel Aus v NZ Port Elizabeth 2003

    59* RG de Alwis SL v Pak Swansea 1983

    57 JO Holder today

    56 JO Holder v SA Sydney 2015

  77. Post update

    So, the West Indies eventually managed to get themselves up to a halfway respectable total, but you suspect it still won't be nearly enough against an India team bristling with confidence.

    The top order capitulated in the face of some good bowling from India. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith and Marlon Samuels eschewed the opportunity to build a platform and instead perished to suicidal shots and chaotic run-outs, and from there the chances of an imposing score were holed below the waterline.

    From 85-7, the lower order batted excellently to get the West Indies up to 182, with skipper Jason Holder in particular giving some of his more illustrious colleagues a batting lesson. But they could not bat out the overs and against a side as accomplished as India, you suspect that will be fatal.

  78. Player reaction

    India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja: "There's is a little bit of slow grip on the wicket, but it's a very good batting wicket. Our batsmen are doing their job very well. We just need to look at the first 10-15 overs initially and then we can get though to the total."

  79. Full scorecard

    West Indies 182 (44.2 overs)

    Fall of wickets: 8-1 (Smith 6), 15-2 (Samuels 2), 35-3 (Gayle 21), 35-4 (Ramdin 0), 67-5 (Simmons 9), 71-6 (Carter 21), 85-7 (Russell 8), 124-8 (Sammy 26), 175-9 (Taylor 11), 182-10 9Holder 57)

    Bowling figures: Shami 8-2-35-3, Yadav 10-1-42-2, Ashwin 9-0-38-1, Sharma 9-2-35-1, Jadeja 8.2-0-27-2

    Scorecard

    Live TMS commentary

  80. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "I am angry. Less so after seeing Jason Holder's innings. But I was angry. I was thinking India would win but I wanted to see more from the West Indies, especially the top order. The way they went about it today was awful. If I was a West indies fan listening back at home I would have attacked my radio."

  81. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I can honestly say I have never bagged a top order in 20 years of commentating. But the application from the West Indies was disgraceful. Jason Holder and the tail has really put the top order under the spotlight. They have something of a hope now. They have got near 200, there is some bounce in the wicket, can their bowlers produce something, get a couple of wickets and get them in this game?"

  82. WICKET

    Holder c Kohli b Jadeja 57 (WI 182 all out)

    This time, Holder does fall into the trap. Jadeja tosses it up, Holder tries to smite him over the top, doesn't get all of it, and Virat Kohli takes the catch at long-off. No blame attached to the skipper though - he had to chance his arm in that situation.

    Jason holder walks
  83. WI 182-9 (Holder 57, Roach 0)

    Kemar Roach is the last man in for West Indies. Can they bat out the overs here? Holder sees the deep fielders massed in front of the wicket, awaiting the big shot over the top, and instead opens the face and glides the ball to the rope at backward point. Shot of the innings, and Holder has gone past his previous highest ODI score of 56 - set in his last match against South Africa

  84. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "He shouldn't have been playing that shot. He needed to support his skipper. There could have been another 20 or 30 runs in that partnership. Holder will be disappointed with that dismissal. I make that four of the West Indies that have been bounced out."

  85. WICKET

    Taylor c & b Yadav 11 (WI 175-9)

    Jason Holder is running out of partners here. Off the very last ball of Umesh Yadav's spell, Jerome Taylor plays an ill-advised hook, the ball is on him too quickly, and Yadav pouches the loopy return catch.

  86. 50 for Holder

    Holder brings up his fifty with a worked single into the leg-side - what a superb and valuable knock from the young captain, who started off cautiously before accelerating as he got his eye in, rather than trying to switch on the ignition in fifth gear. The number nine's ODI average is higher than those of Dwayne Smith and Jonathan Carter, who came in at two and four respectively.

  87. WI 172-8 (partnership 48)

    A more sensible over from the West Indies - they deal in singles and twos off Jadeja.

  88. Dropped catch

    WI 168-8

    Will Jason Holder find it as easy with the powerplay now over? He's not going to retreat back into his shell, that's for sure - he backs away to hit Yadav over the off-side and just, just clears Suresh Raina at mid-off. Another four. West Indies need Taylor to stay with Holder here but he should be out - he skies one down to Rohit Sharma at short midwicket but the usually reliable fielder shells a simple chance. India are letting West Indies off the hook here, and this match is not over.

  89. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jay: All those blaming the lack of IPL for English players' dearth of skills, take a good look at West Indies.

    Nitesh Gohil: Maybe the WIndies should consider turning there batting order upside down and start with players who can rotate the striker.

    Leonard Odicean: For those of us old enough to remember watching Viv et al, it's very sad to listen to struggling #Windies.

  90. Six

    WI 162-8 (Holder 43, Taylor 6)

    Holder has got his eye in here. He skips down the track to Ashwin's first ball and lofts him inside out over extra-cover for another maximum. That big shot off the first ball eases the scoring pressure on the rest of the over and the batsmen are content to rotate with singles. 11 off the over, another very handy one for West Indies.

    Jason Holder
  91. WI 151-8

    Now Jerome Taylor gets in on the act! Umesh Yadav offers him a bit of width and Taylor crunches him behind point for four. He tries to go again down the ground but Yadav makes a good stop. There were runs to be had here for West Indies' top-order batsmen, if only they'd knuckled down.

  92. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If the top order had applied themselves what could they have made today? If you get in you can score runs. But the West Indies top order could not play the Indian short-pitched bowling, but Holder has come out and played it with ease."

  93. Six

    WI 145-8 (run rate 3.8)

    At 6ft 7in, Jason Holder certainly has long levers, and he's putting them to good use here. Shami digs one in with decent pace but Holder stands and delivers, nailing a pull shot right out of the screws for four. More tonk! Holder clears his front leg and swings through the line, that one's in the crowd. These are very handy late-innings run for West Indies as they bid to get up to a halfway defensible total.

  94. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Sammy was the first WI wicket to fall in the batting powerplay in the tournament. They scored 118 runs off 15.3 overs in the batting powerplay in the tournament before Sammy's wicket."

  95. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You get a lot of value from hitting straight down this ground. Holder is running out of partners and he needs to make the most of the opportunities he is presented by the bowlers."

  96. Six

    WI 134-8

    Holder is entitled to have a go now, with only the bowlers for company, and have a go he does, sizing up Jadeja and clumping him back down the ground for a big six.

  97. WI 125-8 (Holder 13, Taylor 0)

    We're into the bowlers now for West Indies. Jerome Taylor is the new batsman.

  98. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sammy wasn't in control of that shot. He played away from his body and moved his head backwards as he played it, which is a technical error. Let's just hope there's a little miracle here and that these two tail-enders can weasel their way to a competitive total against this formidable India batting line-up."

  99. WICKET

    Sammy c Dhoni b Shami 26 (WI 124-8)

    The introduction of the batting powerplay does for that promising partnership, but in truth this wicket is down to good bowling rather than reckless batting. Sammy tries to make room to hit through the off-side but Shami surprises him with a bit of extra pace and bounce, and the ball rears up and flicks the edge on its way through to the keeper.

    Mohammad Shami celebrates
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    Chris Hill from Cape Town: The Windies might be able to knock Zim all over the park, but they're playing the rest of their games like they want to be on the first plane home. Are the 3 W's of West Indies cricket now just wicket, wicket, and wicket?

  101. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The ICC have got to help the West Indies Cricket Board out to try to get some continuity between the islands. There is talent out there but they just need direction and structure. The players have got to help too."

  102. WI 120-7

    Just a single from Sammy off the rest of the over, another tight one from Jadeja.

  103. Umpire review

    Almost disaster for the West Indies as Holder and Sammy get their wires crossed and Holder is caught stranded up the pitch, but as the throw comes in, the retreating Holder inadvertently knocks it with his bat and just takes enough of the sting out of it to make his ground safely Lucky escape.

  104. WI 119-7 (partnership 34)

    More variety from the masterful Mohit, the Sir Mixalot of this India attack. You can criticise the West Indies batsmen for not scoring more heavily against him, but he has built pressure superbly with his array of deliveries. Just two from the over, but would you believe it, this is already West Indies' biggest partnership of the innings.

  105. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I have been impressed with Holder. He was thrown in at the deep end when he was barely holding his position in the side ahead of this tournament. But he has led from the front. He has held himself well off-field and he is now trying to get a score here with Sammy."

  106. WI 117-7

    There are plenty of singles on offer in the middle overs in one-day cricket, with most of the fielders sitting on the rope, but the West Indies just haven't quite mastered the art of milking them - as we saw Sri Lanka do so brilliantly against England a few days ago. Just two from Jadeja's latest over.

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    Devendra: Call legends of 70's out of retirement. They will show more commitment than these extremely talented IPL players.

    Sebastian: Oh dear it looks as though the Windies have been taking lessons from England!

  108. WI 115-7 (Sammy 19, Holder 11)

    Mohit, who has been India's revelation of the tournament so far, returns. Holder, far from the most powerful batsman in this West Indies line-up but a well-organised player nonetheless, clips him to wide long-on for four.

  109. WI 109-7

    What is the West Indies' problem? For me, it's all about the tone set at the top of the order: Gayle and Smith just try to whack every ball, with no thought given to rotating the strike or even - perish the thought - playing yourself in slowly. Looks great when it comes off, but the percentages are heavily against you.

    You could argue that they don't have their strongest team playing, with Narine, Pollard and both Bravos absent, but in my opinion the major issues are ones of attitude not personnel. What do you think?

    Sammy, one man who has shown in the past that he can play with a bit of responsibility, clips two into the long side.

  110. WI 105-7 (run rate 3.5)

    Holder and Sammy do what they need to do - knock a few no-risk singles from Yadav's latest over to keep the scoreboard ticking.

  111. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "The only weakness I would have seen in the India team would have been Shami if he could not come back from injury. But he has come back well today and been bang on the money. It is now down to them to maintain what they have out into this tournament so far."

  112. WI 101-7

    Jadeja is through his overs so quickly he doesn't exactly allow the live text commentator time for florid description! Just one from his latest set.

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    Malay Nemane: Left foot, right foot and a header? Mohit Sharma delivering the perfect fielding hattrick - run out, catch and wicket!

  114. WI 100-7 (Sammy 15, Holder 2)

    Let's not forget, even a modest target of 152 proved a huge challenge for New Zealand against Australia the other day. West Indies can get more than that here if they just rein in their ultra-attacking instincts and bat time. Yadav is recalled and throws in three extras in a wayward start, before Holder steers him for a single.

  115. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "The most important thing in tournament cricket is momentum. What India won't want to do is lose intensity. They have not done that today and they will want to maintain that in their final game ahead of the quarter-finals."

  116. WI 96-7

    Three singles from a rapid over from Jadeja. It seems almost incomprehensible, yet utterly telling, that the callow Holder, just 23, is the captain of this vastly experienced yet ill-disciplined side. What hope has he got of getting the team to play with more responsibility?

  117. WI 93-7 (run rate 3.6)

    Darren Sammy is the former captain and Jason Holder the current one. West Indies are crying out for a pair to come together, get themselves in and bat with a modicum of responsibility, and these two might just be the last hope. Four for Sammy with a slap behind backward point off Ashwin.

  118. WI 88-7

    Skipper Jason Holder is the new man. Boy do West Indies need a captain's knock here.

  119. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "He's not the first batsman to go off the field today just looking so dejected. There's just so much embarrassment more than anything from the West Indian batsmen. They really haven't made a game of this at all. They have been made to look stupid.

    "It could get worse. They might not even be able to take a wicket."

  120. WICKET

    Russell c Kohli b Jadeja 8 (WI 85-7)

    The West Indies can't help themselves. Moments after watching his partner survive a similarly injudicious shot, Russell goes for a big heave across the line and plops a catch into the reliable hands of Virat Kohli at long-off. It was the first ball of Ravindra Jadeja's spell.

    Jadeja takes Russell's wicket
  121. WI 85-6 (Russell 8, Sammy 5)

    Ashwin rushes through another tidy over, just a single from Russell to show for it.

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    Rob in Cambridge (reluctantly about to take his boys to school): At this rate, even England might be able to give the Windies a run for their money.

  123. Dropped catch

    WI 84-6

    Andre Russell can give the ball a serious whack, and he wastes no time in proving it - second ball, Mohit drops short outside off and Russell clears the front foot and slugs him over the ropes at cow corner. Woof. Russell isn't exactly the ideal man to dig the West Indies out of this hole but it should be fun watching him try.

    Sammy is no shrinking violet either and he almost perishes when he launches a huge mow miles up in the air, but Ravindra Jadeja, who is one of the best fielders in this India side, lets the steepling catch slip through his hands. A let-off.

  124. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "India's plans have been terrific. They have realised on this wicket, with the extra bounce, they are not going to give any drives today. Their accuracy has been terrific. The pace has been there as well from the bowlers."

  125. WI 72-6 (run rate 3.27)

    Andre Russell is the new man. Ashwin errs with a wide.

  126. WICKET

    Carter c Shami b Ashwin 21 (WI 71-6)

    This wicket is all about building pressure through good bowling. Carter began fluently enough, but India have got him wrapped up, with no runs from his last 11 balls, so he decides to take a risk and play the sweep. He top-edges and Mohammed Shami takes a good catch at long leg with the sun in his eyes.

    Carter swings
  127. WI 71-5 (Mohit 5-2-9-1)

    In the middle overs, you want bowlers who can take the pace off the ball, mix it up a little and use their brain, and in Mohit and Ashwin, India have two of the best operators in the tournament on current form.

    Mohit, who has only coughed up nine runs from his four overs so far, continues. Many bowlers with Mohit's moderate pace would be scared of using the short ball, but he continues to deploy it to excellent effect, keeping the batsmen honest with a tight line. Sammy has no answer, and that's Mohit's second maiden of the day.

  128. Scorecard update

    West Indies 71-5 (20 overs)

    Batsmen: Carter 21, Sammy 3

    Fall of wickets: 8-1 (Smith 6), 15-2 (Samuels 2), 35-3 (Gayle 21), 35-4 (Ramdin 0), 67-5 (Simmons 9)

    Bowling figures: Shami 6-2-19-2, Yadav 5-1-20-1, Ashwin 5-0-20-0, Sharma 4-1-9-1

    Scorecard

    Live TMS commentary

  129. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It could have been worse. India have put down three catches - all from Chris Gayle. But the bouncer has brought about two or three wickets. Carter has equipped himself well. I have been impressed by his temperament. He has added 21 and put a little bit of respectability on the board."

  130. WI 71-5 (Carter 21, Sammy 3)

    Ashwin continues. Sammy, who generally prefers pace on the ball rather than revs, is off the mark with a nudge down to third man for two.

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    Rakesh Pradhan: More collapso cricket than Calypso from the West Indians

  132. WI 68-5

    Darren Sammy is about as cheerful a character as you'll encounter in international cricket but this batting display must have wiped the smile off even his face. He's the new man anyway. Carter, who crossed with Simmons before the catch was taken, has a wild swing at a wide one from Mohit - in fact it's called a wide, the only blemish on a successful over.

  133. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not going to have a go at Simmons there. It was short and he took it on and we expect that from the Caribbean boys. He hit it well but to the wrong part of the ground, where a fielder was. These next two batters to come - Sammy and Russell - have some fight in them so don't think the game is over yet."

  134. WICKET

    Simmons c Yadav b Mohit (WI 67-5)

    No, no, no. West Indies' nascent rebuilding project is reduced to a pile of rubble. Simmons tries to hook Mohit, is surprised by the extra bounce, and top-edges the ball into the breadbasket of Umesh Yadav at long leg.

  135. WI 67-4 (run rate 3.72)

    MS Dhoni is still sniffing for wickets here - now he's got a man in at bat-pad to Ashwin. Not a fielding position you see often in one-day cricket, but it just shows the confidence of this India team at the moment. Carter misjudges a cut shot and gets a streaky four past Suresh Raina at slip.

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    David Cunningham: West Indies need to be brave and change their batting order. Sluggers in the middle.

  137. WI 61-4

    Mohit Sharma is a bowler who has real confidence in his variations, and he keeps Lendl Simmons tied down with a canny set that includes plenty of changes of length and pace. A maiden.

  138. WI 61-4 (Carter 16, Simmons 8)

    Ashwin continues after that brief pause. Lendl Simmons has been the man in form for West Indies in this tournament, getting a hundred against Ireland and 50 against Pakistan. It's Carter who looks the more fluent at the moment though, snaking out a telescopic pair of arms to sweep Ashwin powerfully for four.

  139. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The West Indies just look so out of sorts on this Waca wicket. It's so disappointing. Everyone used to love the Windies with their calypso cricket. We're missing that."

  140. Drinks break

    WI 54-4

    Mohit Sharma only operates at around 130kph, but he lets the ball go with an audible grunt of exertion - think David Ferrer rather than Maria Sharapova. Three singles from a tight over, and time for a drink. West Indies coach Richie Richardson could do with a drop of the strong stuff in his.

  141. WI 51-4 (run rate 3.64)

    West Indies have to screw their heads back on and recalculate their idea of a decent total here. 200? 220? Carter isn't picking Ashwin at the moment, missing with a couple of attempted sweeps, but he does get a couple when he connects with one down to deep square leg.

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    Dave W: Is there some follow through from the West Indies cancelled tour of India at work here? Lack of interest? Commitment?

  143. WI 49-4

    Mohit Sharma hasn't had a bowl yet but he's already been in the thick of the action, putting down a catch, running out Samuels and then pouching Gayle at deep square leg. He gets his chance now. If you haven't seen him before, he deals in canny, naggingly accurate medium-pace. Well, mostly accurate - he drops short with his third ball and Carter flays him through point with a lovely shot for four.

  144. WI 44-4 (Carter 3, Simmons 4)

    Our first look at off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who would probably have woken up this morning hoping to outfox some top-order batsmen. Well, he won't get that chance, but he could still have a big part to play here. Two singles off a tidy first over.

  145. Scorecard update

    West Indies 42-4 (11 overs)

    Batsmen: Carter 2, Simmons 2

    Fall of wickets: 8-1 (Smith 6), 15-2 (Samuels 2), 35-3 (Gayle 21), 35-4 (Ramdin 0)

    Bowling figures: Shami 6-2-19-2, Yadav 5-1-20-1

    Scorecard

    Live TMS commentary

  146. WI 42-4

    Massive rebuilding for this duo - the experienced Simmons and the relatively callow Carter - with the first powerplay out of the way. India's fast bowling continues to be one of the surprise success stories of this tournament. First runs for Carter, working Sami to long leg for two.

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    Jared Maobe: West Indies look like a confused, disinterested and disjointed team

  148. WI 38-4 (run rate 3.8)

    Lendl Simmons is the new man, joining Jonathan Carter, whose promotion up the order to number four went pretty much unnoticed amid that chaos. Simmons gets a gift first up, easing a full ball off his legs for three.

  149. WICKET

    Ramdin b Yadav 0 (WI 35-4)

    Bad to worse. Denesh Ramdin trots out, takes guard, and drags his first ball onto his timbers, sparking pandemomium among the India fans in the stands. Disaster for the West Indies, due reward for some excellent bowling from India.

    Danesh Ramdin
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    Herman Eutic: The Indian quicks are just bowling sensibly here, can't understand why the West Indies batsmen seem unable to cope

  151. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It wasn't short enough to pull and he didn't move his feet. India will be very happy. They deserved that wicket because they have bowled excellently today."

    Listen to ball-by-ball TMS commentary by clicking on the audio icon above.

  152. WICKET

    Gayle c Mohit b Shami 21 (WI 35-3)

    This is suicidal cricket from Chris Gayle. Just when he was starting to find his range, he aims an ugly leg-side heave at Shami and skies it way up in the air to give Mohit a simple catch at deep square leg. Totally unnecessary, as it was the last ball of the over and Gayle had already cracked Shami for four. Tellingly, the bowler doesn't even really celebrate, he just has his hands on his hips in apparent bewilderment.

    Mohit Sharma catches Gayle
  153. Dropped catch

    WI 28-2 (Gayle 15, Carter 0)

    Chris Gayle is angry. Finally he connects, launching Yadav over mid-off for a one-bounce four. Next ball, he gets another reprieve - his third of the innings - when he slices to third man again, this time Shami puts it down.

    Then he ends an eventful over by blasting an absolutely towering six into the stands at midwicket. Switch flicked?

  154. WICKET

    Samuels run out (Mohit) 2 (WI 15-2)

    This is an absolute shambles. Gayle, still looking all at sea, tries to swing the ball over the infield on the off-side but mistimes it and loops the ball up towards Mohit Sharma at mid-on. It lands just short of the fielder, but when he looks up, he finds that Samuels has joined Gayle at the striker's end and has the simple task of lobbing the ball to Virat Kohli to whip the bails off.

    Samuels run out
  155. Dropped catch

    WI 14-1

    Gayle just cannot get bat on ball on the moment. He finds fresh air with a leaden-footed swipe at Shami, then skips down the track with the same result. Plenty in this surface for the seamers, and Shami gets a venomous short ball to rise past Gayle's helmet.

    India's seamers are bowling clever lines here, wide but not too wide, leaving the batsman, not allowing Gayle to feel the reassuring sensation of willow on leather. Finally, the West Indies opener cracks. He has a wild heave at a wide one and sends the ball spiralling towards third man, where Yadav takes a brilliant tumbling catch, only to see the ball jolted from his grasp when he crashes back to earth. How costly could that be?

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    Kishin Mahtani: West Indies openers being terrorized by Indian paceman....30 years back that statement would have got you stares of disbelief.

  157. WI 10-1 (run rate 1.7)

    Gayle is finally off the mark after 11 balls, tucking Yadav off his legs for a single. Those are the first runs off the bat since the second over.

    This World Cup has shown that slow starts aren't necessarily as costly in the modern game as you might have thought a few years ago - with Exhibit A being Pakistan's win against Zimbabwe the other day. West Indies will hope that's the case today, but India are not Zimbabwe, and they're being given a big head start in this match.

  158. WI 8-1

    Marlon Samuels is the new man, and he gets a steepling short ball from a fired-up Shami first up.

  159. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think a few West Indies supporters will be on their feet, thankful that he is out. Smith looked like he was working for the Indians there at one stage, and finally he gets a little feather. He batted like a tail-ender, he looked all at sea."

  160. WICKET

    Smith c Dhoni b Shami 6 (WI 8-1)

    India celebrate Dwayne Smith's wicket

    It's fair to say that had been coming. Smith has really struggled to time the ball in this innings, foxed by a combination of late movement and high bounce, and with no runs off the bat in three overs, the pressure tells and he tries to cut a ball that was too close for comfort. A thin edge through to the jubilant Dhoni is the result.

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    Sebastian: The WACA is a beautiful cricket setting, I'm really looking forward to this match - from the comfort of my own bed!

  162. WI 6-0 (Yadav 0-1 off 2 overs)

    Gayle is a magnificent, monstrous batsman in full flight but he can be a very sticky starter. Umesh Yadav has really found his areas early on, sliding the ball across Gayle on off stump, and the batsman can't get willow on leather at the moment.

    When Yadav does err on Gayle's legs, good fielding at square leg keeps Gayle on strike. Another maiden, early pressure building on West Indies here.

  163. WI 6-0

    Smith is looking to pull with all the alacrity of a teenager in a nightclub. He can't get it off the square at the moment though, with a smattering of late movement from Shami perhaps the cause of his travails.

    These two haven't rotated the strike especially well so far in this tournament and that problem continues as Smith's all-or-nothing approach yields nothing more than mistimed hoicks and fresh-air shots. A maiden.

  164. WI 6-0 (Smith 6, Gayle 0)

    Oooh, Dwayne. Jittery start from Smith as the Windies batsmen mistimes his second pull shot of the day, then slashes recklessly at a wide one. This Windies pair won't die wondering. Just one run off a tidy first over from Umesh Yadav as Smith works him to leg.

  165. WI 5-0

    Windies opener Dwayne Smith only averages 19 in his ODI career, but you still can't bowl short and wide to him. He cuts hard and late through point for four, the first runs of the innings.

    Now then, plenty of excitement amongst the Indian fielders as Shami serves up a snorter to Gayle first ball, but there's no edge there. Gayle, it would be fair to say, can be a little vulnerable early on his innings.

  166. Post update

    Right, West Indies' flannelled knights are ready, and so are India's fielders. Mohammed Shami has the new ball. Let's play!

  167. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It is a good move for West Indies bringing Kemar Roach in as he has extra pace. If Jerome Taylor can be backed up on this wicket they will hope they can nip out a few. For India it is exactly the team I would have expected as they have been in good form."

  168. Post update

    Time for the anthems, beginning with my personal favourite, 'Rally Round the West Indies'. Sample lyric: "Through our flannelled knights/Flashing their willow and leather/These keepers of our flame must feel our undying love." Outstanding.

    Plenty of Indian fans in the 25,000-seater WACA stadium making a racket as their national anthem is played.

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  170. Windies not shifting

    It's been an up-and-down tournament for West Indies, who have two wins and two losses on the card so far.

    Last week the rollercoaster reached another low point with a 257-run mauling by South Africa.

    But West Indies captain Jason Holder says the team won't change the way they play.

    "We're going to be aggressive," he said. "We're going to play our normal style of cricket. We obviously have areas to improve on in terms of our bowling. Once we do that, we're still a force to be reckoned with in this competition."

  171. Contrasting fortunes

    The performance of these two sides so far can be encapsulated in their pace bowling. A traditional strong suit of the West Indies and a weak point for India, but in this tournament, the roles have been completely reversed.

    India's seamers looked docile in the tri-series with Australia and England, but the likes of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have been reborn in this tournament, and in their three matches India have conceded miserly totals of 224, 177 and 102.

    Meanwhile, West Indies' bowlers have struggled, failing to defend 304 against Ireland and conceding a mammoth 408 against South Africa. Kemar Roach, who returns to the side today, has been going at eight an over...

  172. We meet again...

    This game will be the first time the sides have met since West Indies pulled out of their tour of India in October because of a pay dispute.

    The Windies returned home early with a one-day international, a Twenty20 and three Tests still to play.

    The after-effects are still being felt, with Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard left out of the World Cup squad because of what the West Indies Cricket Board saw as their influence in their withdrawal. Chris Gayle then accused the board of victimisation.

    To add spice to matters, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has demanded $42m from the WICB for lost earnings.

  173. How they stand

    Table

    Here's how the group table looks. India are top of the pops and as well as qualifying for the next stage if they win this match, they will have every chance of finishing top of the group - with only games against Ireland and Zimbabwe to come.

    West Indies have had a mixed tournament but their early defeat by Ireland means that another loss here would leave their chances of reaching the quarter-finals in the balance.

  174. Line-ups

    One change for each side. India bring in the fit-again Mohammed Shami for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, while West Indies replace spin with seam: Kemar Roach is in for Sulieman Benn.

    India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

    West Indies XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor.

  175. Toss

    Up goes the specially minted ICC coin, West Indies captain Jason Holder calls heads and heads it is. West Indies have won the toss and Holder says they will bat first.

    Holder says it looks like a good wicket and they want to put runs on the board and defend. The Windies have scored 300 plus in every game in which they've batted first so far in the tournament.

    Old poker face MS Dhoni says he's not too disappointed, and that he doesn't feel the wicket will change much. He says India may have a bit of an advantage having played in Perth before in this tournament.

  176. Post update

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup!

    Today's game sees India take on West Indies in Perth in Pool B. India will qualify for the quarter-finals if they win; West Indies will be on the brink of advancing if they emerge victorious, but defeat would leave their hopes in real jeopardy.

    The toss is coming up very shortly.

  177. Indian enigma

    India celebrate

    What a curious few months it has been for India's one-day cricket team.

    Rewind to last summer, and you'd struggle to find anyone who would back against them for this World Cup. Convincing winners of the last edition, they were consistently among the strongest performers in the short form of the game.

    Then they arrived in Australia, and everything went wrong. Losing the Test series 2-0 was bad enough, but it was extending that winless run through the subsequent ODI tri-series that really set alarm bells ringing. Heck, they even lost to England, twice - defeats that seem worse with every game that Eoin Morgan's faintly shambolic outfit play. By the time the World Cup got underway, they hadn't won in over two months, and suddenly getting India in the office sweepstake was about as promising as inheriting a summer-house in Siberia.

    But now, India are back again. They've cruised through their opening three matches of this tournament, beating fierce rivals Pakistan and hammering highly-fancied South Africa. Win today, and they'll qualify for the quarter-finals. But up against them are a team with a point of their own to prove...