Winning the toss and opting to bat first, India had a shaky start as the in-form Rohit Sharma fell to a good delivery from Kemar Roach. Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul steadied the innings adding 69 for the second wicket before Rahul was dismissed by Jason Holder. India scored 268/7 in the allotted 50 overs, thanks largely to skipper Virat Kohli's 82-ball 72 and MS Dhoni's unbeaten 56. Hardik Pandya also played a crucial role with some power hitting.
In reply, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami starred with his second successive four-wicket haul as West Indies bundled out for 143 inside 35 overs. No West Indian batsman was able to offer any sort of resistance and the whole team collapsed in front of Indian bowling.
Indian captain Virat Kohli rewrote the record books as India thumped West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday to all but confirm their spot in the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-finals. Kohli created history both as a batsman and as a captain on Thursday to lead India to victory. After becoming the fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs, Kohli became the first Indian captain to win his first five matches in the World Cup.