Unbeaten India storm into World Cup quarter-finals

India, the defending champions, stormed into the quarter-finals of ICC World Cup 2015 after defeating West Indies by 4 wickets today at the WACA ground.

Scorecard; World Cup Special; Points Table; Results; Match Report

It was a low scoring game in Perth and India struggled initially before captain MS Dhoni gave them victory in the 40th over chasing 183. This was 4th win in a row for India in Pool B. They had earlier beaten Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Indian players celebrate a wicket

Here are Live updates from the match (All times in IST)

7.29 PM: That is from us. India's next match is against Ireland in Hamilton on March 10 (6.30 AM IST)

7.27 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Indian team for victory

VVS Laxman also congratulated the team

7.23 PM: Dhoni has now equalled Kapil Dev as India's most successful World Cup captain. Both have 11 wins each. Kapil captained in 15 matches, Dhoni 13 so far. Dhoni also became India's most successful skipper abroad (59 wins), going past Sourav Ganguly

Also today, India equalled their record of 8-match unbeaten streak at World Cup. They had 8 wins in a row in 2003 edition

7.12 PM: ALL OVER. India register 4th win in a row. They are in the quarter-finals now. This one is a hard-fought success today. India beat West Indies by 4 wickets. India 185/6 in 39.1 overs. Dhoni hits the winning runs. The captain topscored with 45 not out. Shami is Man-of-the-match. FULL SCORECARD HERE

7.10 PM: Dhoni and Ashwin doing it in singles now. Less than 10 required

7.03 PM: Dwayne Smith bowling now. India need 16 to win. "Intriguing to see Smith," says Sanjay Manjrekar on TV. Sunil Gavaskar agrees, "It is inexperience (of captain Holder)". Holder himself has 3 overs left, Taylor 2 and Roach 2

7.02 PM: For a moment, Dhoni was angry with Ashwin as his partner attempted a second run without seeing at the captain

7.00 PM: Shane Warne not happy with a spinner bowling. Samuels continues

6.56 PM: Dhoni and Ashwin have added 24 runs so far. India moving closer to sealing a quarter-final spot. 25 more to win

6.55 PM: With everything happening for pace, Holder introduces offspinner Samuels. Strange move

6.51 PM: 30 more to win off 17 overs

6.49 PM: 150 up. India inch closer to victory. Dhoni has to stay till the end.

6.45 PM: SIX - Dhoni flashes hard and ball sails into the stands at third man region. Russell the bowler. India 148/6, need 35 more off 18 overs

6.43 PM: Official attendance at the WACA ground - 17,557

6.42 PM: Hard to understand the logic behind India's batting. With plenty of overs remaining, the batsmen continue to play the short ball. Better to duck under them. Not necessary to play all

6.32 PM: WICKET - One more short ball from Russell and Jadeja (13) falls to it. Samuels juggles the ball before completing the catch. India 134/6 in 29.3 overs, need 49 more to win

6.30 PM: India need 51 more to win in 21 overs. And the bouncers continue from West Indies bowlers. This time the ball from Russell goes over Dhoni's head and is called a wide

6.11 PM: West Indies bowling well at the moment. At the halfway mark, India 114/5 in 25 overs, need 69 more in 150 balls

6.00 PM: Big WICKET now. Raina (22) was looking good but has edged one to the wicketkeeper Ramdin off Smith. India 107/5 in 22.5 overs

5.57 PM: India have crossed 100. Raina playing well. 104/4 in 22.2 overs

5.36 PM: Captain MS Dhoni joins Suresh Raina

5.33 PM: DRS Time - Rahane (14) is given out caught behind off Roach, by umpire Nigel Llong. The batsman reviews decision. Replays show slight spike on Snickometer. Decision stays. India in trouble, 78/4 in 17.5 overs

5.16 PM: WICKET - Big one for West Indies. Kohli (33) caught in the deep pulling a Russell bouncer. India 63/3 in 15 overs

5.02 PM: 50 up for India in 12th over. 50/2 in 12 overs now. Need 133 more to win

4.51 PM: Kohli hits back in the very next ball, hits a boundary in the mid-wicket area. He takes 3 runs in the last ball of the over to keep the strike. India 41/2 after 10 overs

4.50 PM: West Indies go for a review after Kohli misses one from Kemar Roach who had a magnificent first over. Decision given: Not out India 32/2

4.45 PM: Kohli scores a boundary off Taylor at mid-on, Rahane is yet to open his account. India 32/2 after 9 overs

4.36 PM: WICKET -
Rohit Sharma (7) edges one to wicketkeeper Ramdin off Taylor. India 20/2 after 7 overs

4.26 PM: Kohli, who received a warning from BCCI for his abusive behaviour against an Indian journalist, has walked out to bat at No. 3

4.22 PM: WICKET - Shikhar Dhawan (9) dismissed by Taylor, caught at slip by Sammy. India 11/1 in 4.1 overs

4.20 PM: Watchful start by Indian openers. 11/0 in 4 overs

4.05 PM: India's run chase begins. Rohit and Shikhar opening. Taylor bowls. Target 183

3.34 PM: Speaking to Shane Warne at the innings break, Jadeja says his beard is a lucky charm for the team. Read the full story here

3.32 PM: It turned out to be a good toss to lose for Dhoni. His bowlers have been outstanding. Shami and Yadav started it. They rattled the opposition with pace and bounce. All five Indian bowlers were successful. India should not have any problems in chasing down this small target. A win here will put them in the knockouts (quarter-finals)

3.18 PM: That's it. Holder (57) goes for a big shot and is dismissed, caught by Kohli at long-off. Jadeja the bowler. WI 182 all out in 44.2 overs

3.13 PM: 23-year-old Holder is the first No. 9 batsman in ODI history to score consecutive fifties at that position. He scored half century (56) in last match, against South Africa

3.11 PM: WICKET - Another one goes down to a bouncer. Taylor (11) tries a hook shot, is caught and bowled by Umesh. End of 51-run partnership in 7.2 overs for 9th wicket. WI 175/9 in 43 overs

3.09 PM: FIFTY for Holder, his second in 31 ODIs. The skipper has shown his teammates how to bat. He has given them a real chance of crossing 200 now. Something on the board to bowl at

3.02 PM: DROPPED - Indian fielders putting down catches today. Rohit Sharma the latest to spill a skier. Taylor (6) survives off Umesh

Indian fans at the ground

2.54 PM: 150 up for WI in the 39th over. Jerome Taylor hits a FOUR off Yadav for team's 150

2.49 PM: Jason Holder hits another SIX off Mohammad Shami. WI 145/8 in 38 overs

2.44 PM: Holder hits a six off Ravindra Jadeja. The captain is standing tall amid the ruins. WI 134/8 in 37 overs

2.39 PM: Darren Sammy caught by MS Dhoni off Mohammad Shami. WI 124/8 in 35.4 overs

2.35 PM: WI 119/7 after 34 overs, Darren Sammy & Jason Holder add 34 runs, the best 8th-wicket partnership for the Caribbeans against India at the World Cup

2.30 PM: Mohit Sharma bowls his 8th over. WI 117/7 in 33 overs

2.20 PM: WI 109/7 in 31 overs. Drinks called.

2.13 PM: Jadeja gets through another over. WI 101/7 in 29

2.09 PM: 100 up for West Indies in 28 overs, for the loss of 7 wickets. Captain Jason Holder and Sammy at the crease. Yadav returned for his second spell

2.03 PM: It has been a dismal batting performance from West Indies. Someone needed to stay in the middle. All seemed to be in a hurry. India won't be complaining. WI 93/7 in 26 overs

1.58 PM: WICKET - Russell goes for a big shot, Kohli takes the catch at long-off. Jadeja gets the wicket off his first ball, makes up for that drop chance. WI 85/7 in 24.1

1.54 PM: DROPPED - Ravindra Jadeja puts down a skier from Sammy (5) at point. Easy catch. Mohit the bowler. WI 84/6 in 23

1.48 PM: SIX - Andre Russell smashes Mohit's short and wide ball into the stands at cow corner, his first scoring shot

1.45 PM: WICKET - After scoring no runs in his last 10 balls, Jonathan Carter (21) goes for a sweep shot, is caught by Shami off Ashwin. WI 71/6 in 21.5

1.43 PM: Mohit has made full use of his opportunities. He was not part of the original 15-man squad. Only got a chance because of Ishant Sharma's injury

1.42 PM: Another good over from Mohit. His spell so far 5-2-9-1. WI 71/5 in 21

1.40 PM: Sammy wearing shoes with "88 Special" on it. 88 is his jersey number. Will he produce anything special today?

1.33 PM: Former England cricketer turned commentator David Lloyd calls Indian fast bowlers outstanding

1.30 PM: Darren Sammy is the new man. Can he do anything different?

1.28 PM: WICKET - Short ball brings the downfall of another batsman. Mohit strikes, Simmons gone pulling, caught by Yadav. WI 67/5 in 18.1

1.27 PM: Interesting move there from Dhoni. He has removed his pads and given to short-leg fielder. Dhoni keeping wickets to Ashwin without any protection to his legs!

1.24 PM: Mohit and Ashwin keeping things tight. WI 62/4 in 17.2 overs. Sunil Gavaskar, on commentary, praises MS Dhoni for attacking and looking for more wickets

1.13 PM: DRINKS break - WI 54/4 in 15 overs. After 73 minutes into the match, India in control. Their bowlers have been outstanding so far. Can WI batsmen recover from this position in the next 35 overs?

1.08 PM: Indian fans are happy. WI 51/4 in 14 overs

1.01 PM: Another bowling change. It is time for Mohit' introduction. "Underrated bowler", says Shane Warne referring to Mohit

1.00 PM: At the end of 12 overs, WI 44/4

12.59 PM: R Ashwin comes on to bowl the 12th over of the innings. Good over, just 2 runs

12.56 PM: "This World Cup not beach cricket" - Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi slams West Indies' 'hara kiri' approach in this game

12.50 PM: Lendl Simmons and Jonathan Carter have a big task of rebuilding WI innings. In less than 10 overs, WI have lost 4 wickets. "You have to work hard for your runs on this wicket," says Ganguly. After 10 overs, 38/4

12.48 PM: WICKET - Two in two for India. Denesh Ramdin bowled for a golden duck by Yadav. WI 35/4 in 9.1

12.45 PM: WICKET - India on top. Gayle (21) falls to a short ball from Shami. Mohit takes the catch running in from deep square-leg. A top-edge from Gayle's pull shot. WI 35/3 in 9 overs

12.43 PM: Gayle swinging at everything now. Shami bowls a bouncer, goes over the head and umpires call it a WIDE

12.39 PM: Gayle seems to be upset with that run out. He is on the attack now. Hits a FOUR and a SIX off Yadav and there was almost a catch to Shami at third man. All happenning. WI 28/2 in 8 overs

12.37 PM: A horrible mix-up resulted in both batsmen at one end after Gayle's pull fell just short of Mohit Sharma at mid-on. By the time Samuels reacted and tried to get back to non-striker's end the throw from Mohit was collected by Virat Kohli and he broke the stumps. Remember, Mohit ran AB de Villiers out

12.35 PM: RUN OUT - Samuels goes for 2. WI 15/2 in 7.2

12.34 PM: WI 15/1 in 7.1 overs. Yadav continues

12.32 PM: DROPPED - Gayle (1) gets a life off Shami as Yadav puts down a tough chance at third man

12.30 PM: Gayle is struggling to come to terms with pace and bounce. Three slips waiting. Shami decides to bowl round the stumps to the big left-hander 

12.27 PM: Indian fans in team's 1992 World Cup jerseys

12.26 PM: After 6 overs, India are on top. WI 10/1

12.24 PM: Gayle is off the mark, on the 11th ball. He is joined by Marlon Samuels

12.23 PM: Smith never looked comfortable at the crease. Shami rewarded for his good bowling. His figures so far 3-2-5-1

12.20 PM: WICKET - Shami strikes. Smith c Dhoni 6 (20). WI 8/1 in 4.5 overs. Shami completes a wicket maiden

12.16 PM: Excellent start by Indian seamers. 2 consecutive maidens now. WI 6/0 in 4 overs (maiden from Yadav)

12.15 PM: Perth pitch offering lot of pace and bounce. Gayle still yet to get off the mark having faced 9 balls.

12.13 PM: Smith struggles as Shami delivers a MAIDEN over. WI 6/0 in 3 overs

12.09 PM: Good over from Yadav, just 1 run. WI 6/0 in 2 overs

12.06 PM: Umesh Yadav takes the other new ball. He's bowling at 140 kmph plus

12.05 PM: Good bounce and carry to the wicketkeeper. WI 5/0 in 1 over

12.02 PM: FOUR - Smith puts a wide ball from Shami to boundary through backward point. WI 4/0 in 0.3 overs

12.00 PM (2.30 PM Local): Play is under way in Perth. Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith are the openers for WI. Mohammed Shami begins proceedings for India. Smith takes strike

11.53 AM: Both teams, officials are making their way on to the ground. Time for the national anthems

11.52 AM: Fans supporting both teams

11.42 AM: Picture from the toss. Holder, at 6ft 7inches, makes a huge presence

11.41 AM: "For me India favourites to win but it is a good toss to win for West Indies," says Ganguly

11.39 AM: This is the first match between India and West Indies since the crisis last October. West Indies, led by Darren Bravo had pulled out of the India tour midway due to a pay dispute with their board

11.35 AM: Playing XIs

India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma

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

11.34 AM: Both teams have made 1 change each. For India, Mohammed Shami is back after missing the last game due to hamstring problem. Bhuvneshwar Kumar sits out. West Indies have picked paceman Kemar Roach for Sulieman Benn

11.30 AM: TOSS TIME - West Indies will bat first. Captain Jason Holder won the toss

11.24 AM: How good are the Indian players at football? Check out this video. They are seen playing soccer before the start of the game in Perth

11.21 AM: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara on this game - "It will be definitely a battle between the batsmen." "It will be a match for the runs," Lara said.

11.20 AM: A win for India today will put them in the quarter-finals

11.10 AM: Take a closer look at the Perth pitch in this video

11.05 AM: Hot day in Perth, says former India captain Sourav Ganguly. In his pitch report, Ganguly says the wicket which was provided for Australia-Afghanistan game will be used today. Remember, Australia scored 417/6 in that clash on March 4. "There will be pace and bounce. Team winning the toss will look to bat first," Ganguly said.

10.55 AM: Check out all the facts you need to know about this game. Read here

10.53 AM: Virat Kohli was warned by BCCI yesterday for his abusive behaviour against an Indian journalist. He will hoping to put that episode behind and get big runs today

10.51 AM: As we wait for the toss to take place at 11.30 AM IST, read the match preview here

Here are the squads

India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma

West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

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