Ahmedabad / Perth:
As a result of its win over the West Indies in Perth today, India has now qualified for the Quarter-Final Stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. As India still has two Pool Stage matches remaining, its Quarter-Final venue will be determined by its Pool A opponent, which will be determined by the respective finishing positions in the Pool Stage.
MS Dhoni led India to a four-wicket victory against the West Indies in their World Cup Pool B match. Indian bowling unit performed very well and bundled out West Indies for 182. Dhoni, who arrived at the crease when India were in a spot of bother at 78/4, curbed his natural instincts and steadied the Indian innings taking calculated singles, while hitting a six and three fours in his 45-run knock that came off 56 balls. Virat Kohli hit five fours in his 36-ball 33.
Earlier this week, New Zealand had become the first side to qualify for the Quarter-Final Stage. As previously announced, New Zealand will play its Quarter-Final in Wellington on Saturday, 21 March, against an opponent to be determined by the respective finishing positions in the Pool Stage.
Quarter-final 1 – A1 v B4
Quarter-final 2 – A2 v B3
Quarter-final 3 – A3 v B2
Quarter-final 4 – A4 v B1
*A1 means the side that tops Pool A, while B4 means the side that finishes fourth in Pool B
Quarter-final dates and venues:
Wednesday, 18 March – SCG, Sydney
Thursday, 19 March – MCG, Melbourne
Friday, 20 March – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Saturday, 21 March – Wellington Stadium, Wellington
Snaps of India-West Indies Match: