Another match. Another comprehensive victory. After a slightly hard-fought contest against Afghanistan, India were back to full throttle as they defeated the West Indies by 125 runs at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. It was outright dominance of the Indian team that was on show against the Windies. Batting first, skipper Virat Kohli led from the front to help his side post a challenging total. Defending, the Indian pacers had the opponent batsmen bamboozled by their pace and swing as the cricketing world witnessed another clinical performance from the Men in Blue. Social media was flooded with praises of the Virat Kohli-led side. Former cricketers and pundits joined in to shower praises and post congratulatory messages for the team Also Read - Eid-ul-Fitr: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan And Other Wish Eid Mubarak as Holy Month of Ramadan Ends
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Former England skipper Michael Vaughan hailed Team India’s performance following their emphatic win against West Indies in their World Cup game in Manchester and said that the team, which will manage to beat the Men in Blue, will win the coveted trophy on July 14. Also Read - India Bowling Coach Bharat Arun Calls Hardik Pandya 'Outstanding Talent', Backs Shardul Thakur to Become Proper Fast Bowling All-Rounder
“Will stick to it… Whoever beats India will win the World Cup,” tweeted Vaughan on Thursday after India defeated Windies by 125 runs.
The two-time world champions have been in great form so far in the ongoing World Cup and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament till now. With five wins from six games (one having resulted in no result), India is currently placed at the second spot in the points table and have almost confirmed their place in the semifinals.
Meanwhile, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who has been ruled out of the World Cup because of an injury, congratulated Virat Kohli’s men and advised them to keep improving their game in the upcoming matches.
“Let’s keep raising the bar like this. Well done,” Dhawan tweeted. Other former cricketers also took to Twitter to congratulate Team India.
India will play against the host England on Sunday.