Seamers bundle out Windies cheaply
Ashish Nehra and Praveen Kumar claimed three wickets each to bundle out the West Indies for 129 in the Group A match of the ICC Champions Trophy, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday.
But their fine showing could prevent India from being knocked out of the eight-nation tournament as Australia beat Pakistan by two wickets in the earlier match of the day.
Image: Praveen Kumar celebrates after taking the wicket of Andre Fletcher
Nehra cripples top order
Ashish Nehra crippled the West Indies top order with two wickets in his fourth over.
Left-hander Kieran Powell pushed at an outgoing delivery, but only managed to edge it behind to wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 5.
Two deliveries later, Devon Smith took the long walk back to the pavilion. The left-hander played a loose shot outside the off-stump and was caught behind for 21 as the West Indies were reduced to 27 for three after eight overs.
Image: Ashish Nehra
Dhoni bags his first wicket
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took off his gloves and bowled a couple of overs of medium pace, claiming one for 14.
He bowled Travis Dowlin, courtesy an inside edge, to claim his first wicket in international cricket.
Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
West Indies fold for 129
Dave Bernard and Darren Sammy found the going really tough against the Indian spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra, who bowled ten overs between them for just 29 runs while picking a wicket.
Mishra struck with the wicket of Bernard, who fell after a useful innings of 23 from 46 deliveries. The right-hander tried to cut a wide leg spinner from Mishra, but the edged was neatly held by Dravid at first slip.
Gavin Tonge, who made 5, got a top edge and was caught and bowled by Kumar as the West Indies folded for 129 in 36 overs.
Image: Amit Mishra (left) celebrates with Dhoni after taking the wicket of David Bernard