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PHOTOS: India vs West Indies, Champions Trophy

Last updated on: June 11, 2013 23:10 IST

Five-star Jadeja shines for India

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Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed his maiden five-wicket haul and Shikhar Dhawan hit his second successive century as India outclassed West Indies by eight wickets to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval, in London, on Tuesday.

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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl in overcast conditions. The World champions went in with an unchanged side, the one that beat South Africa in their previous match, while the West Indies replaced suspended Denesh Ramdin with all-rounder Darren Sammy.


Image: Ravindra Jadeja
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters

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Gayle falls for 21

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West Indies opener Chris Gayle threatened briefly at the start as he hit a quick 21 from 18 balls, with the help of four boundaries.

However, the left-hander was dismissed in the fifth over by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with R Ashwin taking a good catch at first slip.


Image: Ravichandran Ashwin (right) celebrates with team-mates after taking the catch to dismiss Chris Gayle
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Charles hits quickfire half-century

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Johnson Charles took over the mantle of getting quick runs after Gayle's dismissal and scored a quick half-century.

The right-hander slammed 60 from 55 balls, hitting seven fours and two sixes, to help the West Indies race to 102 for one after 19 overs.


Image: Johnson Charles
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Jadeja leaves West Indies reeling

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Jadeja led India's comeback with the ball after the West Indies had got off to a good start.

He claimed a wicket each in three successive overs as the West Indies slipped from 103 for one in the 19th over to 109 for four in the 24th over.

Marlon Samuels and Ramnaresh Sarwan were both dismissed for one, before Jadeja accounted for the wickets of Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul to finish with splendid figures of five for 36 in 10 overs, including two maidens.

Jadeja is the fourth Indian bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in England, after Kapil Dev in 1983, and Robin Singh and Venkatesh Prasad in 1999.


Image: Ravinda Jadeja (centre) celebrates with team mates after dismissing Ramnaresh Sarwan
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Sammy's late cameo rescues West Indies

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Darren Sammy changed the script in the final few overs with a blazing half-century. He smashed 56 from 35 balls, hitting five boundaries and four sixes, to lift the West Indies to 233 for nine in their 50 overs.

The West Indies scored 51 for one in their last five overs, with Sammy taking centrestage with the bat.


Image: Darren Sammy celebrates after scoring a half-century
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Rohit hits another fifty

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Rohit Sharma continued his good form at the top of the order with another impressive half-century.

The right-hander hit a fluent 52 from 56 balls as he put on 101 runs for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan to put India in control.


Image: Rohit Sharma
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Dhawan continues good form

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Dhawan continued his recent good run with the bat as he went on the attack right from the start.

The left-hander raced to 50 from just 45 balls, hitting six boundaries, as the West Indies bowlers struggled to make an impression in the early overs.


Image: Shikhar Dhawan
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
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Dhawan hits second century in a row

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Rain briefly interrupted play but there was no stopping Dhawan as he led India's charge towards another convincing victory.

Dhawan brought up his hundred in some style as he hit Dwayne Bravo for a six over point, from 102 balls. The left-hander became only the third batsman to score two consecutive hundreds in the Champions Trophy after Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga.


Image: Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after completing his century
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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