Dhawan powers India into
West Indies 233-9
Champions Trophy semi-final
Chris Gayle c Ashwin b Kumar 21
Johnson Charles lbw b Jadeja 60
Darren Bravo st Dhoni b Ashwin 35
Marlon Samuels lbw b Jadeja 1
Ramnaresh Sarwan c Dhoni b Jadeja 1
*Dwayne Bravo c Jadeja b Yadav 25
Kieron Pollard c Kumar b I Sharma 22
Darren Sammy not out 56
Sunil Narine c Karthik b Jadeja 2
Ravi Rampaul b Jadeja 2
Kemar Roach not out 0
Extras: 8 byes:4 leg byes:2 no balls:0 wides:2
Total: 233-9 (50)
India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8-0-32-1, Umesh Yadav 9-0-54-1,
Ishant Sharma 10-1-43-1, Ravichandran Ashwin 9-2-36-1,
Virat Kohli 4-0-26-0, Ravindra Jadeja 10-2-36-5.
India 236-2 (39.1)
Rohit Sharma c Charles b Narine
Shikhar Dhawan not out
Virat Kohli b Narine
Dinesh Karthik not out
*M S Dhoni
Extras: 9 byes:4 leg byes:0 no balls:0 wides:5
Total: 236-2 (39.1)
West Indies: Kemar Roach 6-0-47-0, Ravi Rampaul 6-0-28-0,
Sunil Narine-10-0-49-2, Darren Sammy 4-0-23-0,
*Dwayne Bravo 5-0-36-0, Marlon Samuels 4-0-17-0,
Chris Gayle 1-0-11-0, Kieron Pollard 3.1-0-21-0.
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Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 102 led India to an emphatic win over the West Indies, June 11.
Shikhar Dhawan’s classy, unbeaten 102 led India to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over the West Indies, June 11, and a place
in the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
Bravo made 35 and his half brother Dwayne
25, but the West Indies lost wickets at regular
intervals and looked likely to be bowled out for
Jadeja claimed two more wickets to com-
plete excellent figures of five for 36, his first
five-wicket haul in one-day internationals.
Sammy bludgeoned a succession of bound-
aries and added 51 runs in the end.
In reply, India openers Dhawan and Rohit
Sharma shared a 100-run partnership in just
Sharma reached his 50, including seven
fours, but was out for 52 edging spinner Sunil
Narine to stand-in wicketkeeper Charles.
Virat Kohli struck four fours before he was
bowled by Narine for 22.
Dhawan, who survived two dropped catches,
drove smoothly through the covers.
After a brief interruption for rain with India
on 204 for two, Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik
extended their third-wicket partnership to 109
to steer India home.
Dhawan reached his second one-day inter-
national century with an extravagant cut for
six off Dwayne Bravo. Karthik hit the winning
boundary to finish unbeaten on 51.
Ravindra Jadeja, who recorded career-best fig- ures of five for 36 against
the West Indies June 11, says the
secret of his success is ‘keeping
‘I have had three four-wicket
hauls, but this one is special,’ he
said. ‘I was just aiming to bowl
the right line, which I did.’
He said he had worked on his
game in the last six months and
changed his approach.
‘Earlier, I would strategize too
much and get all mixed up. Now
I just come for a game and adjust
to the conditions and play my
best,’ he said.
The Saurashtra all-rounder
said he wasn’t scared that the
West Indies had big hitters like
Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle.
‘It is always better to think what
I can do and not worry about
batsmen,’ he added.
‘I was able to bowl a straight-
forward line and the batsmen
Ravindra Jadeja recorded a
career-best five for 36.
PHILIP BROWN/REU TERS
— Press Trust of India