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India secures place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final

Naman Trivedi 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 matches: 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: I-3 I-4 I-5 I-6 I-7 I-8

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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