India moved one step closer to semifinals after dominating performance
After an indifferent performance against Afghanistan, India has come back to dominant position in Manchester where they outclassed West Indies in every aspect of the game. The huge victory meant India has moved one step closer to the semifinals and West Indies is out of contention from the Top 4. Virat Kohli once again led the way for India to post a competitive total on the board which was later defended by a collective effort from Indian bowlers.
He just continued from where he left the other day on a hattrick. He was immaculate in his 6.2 overs spell where he picked 4 wickets with conceding just 2.5 runs per over. He dismissed the big two of the West Indies’ batting line up in the powerplay and later with the wicket of Hetmyer he demolished the slightest hopes of the West Indies at the end of the chase. He was the top point scorer of the match as he made 58 fantasy points.
If there was anything positive to take for West Indies in the match, it has to be Roach’s performance. He dismissed the Hitman quite early in the innings, and later in the middle he never allowed India to build on substantial partnerships. If not for his impressive spell, India would have scored 300. Adding to his performance with the ball he also played his hand in the chase. He made 47.5 fantasy points.
It was the usual business for the Indian Captain who has come up with his fourth straight half-century of the tournament. His partnership with Rahul has stabilized the Indian innings after the early departure of Rohit. Later he continued his good work even with the fall of wickets in the middle overs. He was adjudged as the player of the match for his vital knock.
He provided the much-needed tempo for India in the death overs when other batsmen struggled to score at a brisk rate. His crisp knock allowed Dhoni to take his own time and later to raise the bar at the very end of the Indian innings. Hardik also proved to be handy with the ball by dismissing well set Sunil Ambris. He made 39.5 points overall.
After his remarkable knock against New Zealand, he came up with a poor show in the match. He neither picked a wicket nor scored runs when the team needed it the most. He made only 2.5 fantasy points and proved to be the biggest disappointment of the Dream11 fantasy cricket team.
He had gone through one of the worst days of his career. He failed to pick a wicket in the match and also proved to be expensive on a pitch where scoring wasn’t usually easy. His poor show allowed India to add 15-20 runs more to the eventual total which proved to be too much for the West Indies in the chase.
We were moderately accurate with our predictions in the match. We failed to pick the right captain and vice-captain choices in our best grand league team. If we had got it right we would have come close to the overall dream team points as we got 7 players from the dream team in our best grand league team.
FD Grand League Team
|M Shami (C)||116|
|K Roach (VC)||71.25|
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