Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the ICC World Cup, Match 28 between India and West Indies from the WACA Ground in Perth.ScorecardIndia:39.1 overs: India did well to stay strong after the regular wickets thanks to MS Dhoni whose unbeaten 45 guided his team to a four-wicket win. This was India’s fourth win in this World Cup and this victory has also ensured a place in the quarterfinal. For his excellent bowling, Mohammad Shami gets the Man of the Match award but nothing can be taken away from the West Indies. 22.5 overs: Out. Suresh Raina throws it away going after a away going delivery from Dwayne Smith. The bowling change by Holder worked for West Indies with India reeling at 107 for 5. 17.5 overs: Out. India would not have thought to be in trouble chasing a low score of 182. Rahane trying to run down the ball to the third man got a edge to the wicketkeeper. The batsman immediately took the DRS but the third umpire also went with the on field umpire’s decision.14.6 overs: Virat Kohli falls to the trap put in place by West Indies. Kohli went ahead with the pull shot but played straight to the deep fielder off Andre Russell’s bowling. 6.6 overs: Out. Excellent delivery from Taylor, forcing Rohit Sharma to play the drive and inducing an outside edge to the wicketkeeper. India 20 for 2.4.1 overs: Out. Jerome Taylor strikes to give West Indies the first breakthrough as he removes Shikhar Dhawan caught in the slips for 9. West Indies 182 all out: advertisement44.2 overs: Mohammad Shami claimed three wickets, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two each as India bowled out West Indies for 182. Jason Holder top-scored for West Indies with 57.35.4 overs: Out. Shami claims his third by dismissing Darren Sammy for 26 caught behind by Dhoni. The ball swung away enough to get the outside edge. West Indies 125 for 8. 30.6 overs: Sammy and Holder have stitched together an unbeaten 24-run stand. West Indies would be aiming to play out the 50 overs. 21.5 overs: Out. Ashwin gets his reward for good bowling as he gets rid of Jonathan Carter for 21 caught at fine leg by Mohammad Shami. 18.1 overs: Out. Mohit Sharma digs in short and Lendl Simmons fails to connect playing the pull shot and holes out to Umesh Yadav in deep square. West Indies 67 for 5. With Jonathan Carter(8) and Lendl Simmons(4) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 49/4 after 13 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 12.3 overs: FOUR!! Jonathan Carter crashes the cut past backward point for a blazing boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Carter!! With Jonathan Carter(3) and Lendl Simmons(4) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 44/4 after 12 overs.TIDY START by Ashwin, just TWO RUNS off it!! First sign of spin, Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack for India. With Jonathan Carter(2) and Lendl Simmons(3) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 42/4 after 11 overs.My reaction after seeing India’s bowling in this world cup #IndVsWI pic.twitter.com/P6QFxE8j86 Funnily Serious (@notionalview) March 6, 2015Lendl Simmons comes to the crease for West Indies.9.1 overs: OUT!! Umesh Yadav has bowled Denesh Ramdin on a pitched up delivery. Ramdin goes for the drive and gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. Denesh Ramdin departs without troubling the scorecard. Windies IN A SPOT OF BOTHER here!! With Jonathan Carter(0) and Denesh Ramdin(0) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 35/3 after nine overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!Denesh Ramdin comes to the crease for West Indies.8.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Chris Gayle out caught at deep midwicket. Gayle goes for the big shot but mistimes it high in the air for Mohit Sharma to take it comfortably. Chris Gayle departs after scoring 21 runs off 27 balls with two boundaries and a six. BIG BLOW for Windies!!8.2 overs: FOUR!! Chris Gayle picks the length early and smashes it over mid-on for a boundary. Gayle is MAKING UP for his drop chances here!!FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!7.5 overs: SIX!! Chris Gayle clears his front leg and sends it sailing into the stands over deep midwicket fence for the maximum. That was EFFORTLESS from Gayle!!7.3 overs: FOUR!! Chris Gayle stands tall and hoicks it over mid-off for a boundary. Gayle GETS GOING for Windies!! Jonathan Carter comes to the crease for West Indies.7.2 overs: OUT!! Marlon Samuels has been run-out by Virat Kohli after a mix-up with Chris Gayle in the middle. Gayle mistimes it towards mid-on fielder who dives to gather the catch but falls short while Samuels comes halfway down the track for a single only to be sent back by Gayle. Marlon Samuels departs after scoring two runs off seven balls. That’s POOR CRICKET from Windies!!advertisementWith Marlon Samuels(1) and Chris Gayle(2) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 14/1 after seven overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!6.5 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Umesh Yadav has dropped Chris Gayle at the third man region. Gayle slashes hard and gets an outside edge towards Umesh Yadav who covers a fair bit of ground and dives towards his right only to spill a rather tough chance. LUCKY-ESCAPE for Gayle!! With Marlon Samuels(0) and Chris Gayle(1) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 10/1 after six overs.This kinda spell from Indian pacers will inspire so many players back home. #IndVsWI Varunkumar Nagarajan (@varunkumar) March 6, 2015TWO RUNS off the overThat’s Dalyn Steyn wearing mask of Mohammad Shami #IndVsWI A.M.G (@anurag_gk) March 6, 2015Marlon Samuels comes to the crease for West Indies.4.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Dwayne Smith out caught by the wicket-keeper. Smith was looking to cut but gets an outside edge through to MS Dhoni who takes it comfortably. Dwayne Smith departs after scoring six runs off 20 balls with a boundary. EARLY BLOW for Windies!! With Dwayne Smith(6) and Chris Gayle(0) at the crease, West Indies are currently at 6/0 after two overs.TIDY START by Yadav, just ONE RUN off it!!Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end for India.FIVE RUNS off the over!!0.3 overs: FOUR!! Dwayne Smith reaches out and drills it past covers for the first boundary in the innings. That was TOO WIDE from Shami!! Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle are out in the middle while Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India. Toss: West Indies have won toss and elected to bat first against India. Pitch Report: “It’s another warm day at WACA, Perth. It is the same pitch that was used for the Afghanistan-Australia game. It is a bit dry and hard. The ball will carry through. There will be bounce and pace. The more you pitch the ball up the more success you will get. If you bowl slower, the spinners will extract some turn. The wicket has something in it for everyone. The team winning the toss will bat first and look to put the runs on the board,” reckon Sourav Ganguly and Ian Bishop. Stat-Attack: Out of 130 games India have played on a Friday, the team has won 53 games, lost 72, tied one and witnessed four no results. Their win percentage is only 40.76 on Fridays. Darren Sammy: “It’s another cricket match but India is playing well at the moment. You give each and every opponent the respect that they deserve. We have always had good matches against India and we have to bring out our ‘A’ game to beat India.”Jason Holder: “I’ve picked up a lot from Dhoni. He’s a good leader. He’s a guy who is respected in the dressing room. Going about my career I tend to look at a few players and look at a few things people do, not particularly MS Dhoni, but successful players who have played cricket before. I just try to take bits and pieces from everybody and try to put it together into one.”advertisementEvents over the last two days relating to a tiff between vice-captain Virat Kohli and a senior Indian journalist have dominated news space, but today’s clash against the West Indies presents India with an opportunity to shut out the distractions and continue their unbeaten run in the tournament.It was expected that whatever transpired in Perth over the past two days would be the talking point when an Indian player attended the media interaction ahead of their game at the WACA ground. But as has been the practice, India sent out to the Man of the Match from their previous match, Ravichandran Ashwin, for the pre-match press conference.Ashwin’s pragmatic interaction with the media meant the conversation largely focused on the game at hand and his performance in the previous game against UAE here, where he took career-best figures of 4 for 25. The offspinner’s improving form in the tournament has given India more control in the middle overs where he has flourished by attacking the batsmen.Pace bowler Mohammad Shami, who was rested for the previous game against the UAE continued to bowl at the nets, suggesting that he may return to take his place, but whether India would sacrifice Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had returned from an injury to feature in the game last Saturday, remains to be seen. Bhuvneshwar boasts of a strong record against the West Indies, particularly Chris Gayle, whose threat continues to linger with the big Jamaican having recently smashed the first double century in World Cup history.Predictably, it should be the only area of selection where the Indian team management may have a long discussion about, as the rest of the bowling as well as the batting has impressed in the last three matches. While the top order have been amongst the runs consistently, the likes of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in the lower middle order haven’t spent enough time in the middle, and against Pakistan and South Africa they were unable to kick on after the top order had set it up for them. But with head coach Duncan Fletcher having rejoined the team, India would look to him as they hope to improve on that aspect of their game.The West Indies, on the other hand, have enjoyed a long rest since their arrival in the city, and save for the odd practice session, have been limited to watching the action from their Group. A heavy defeat to South Africa has meant the West Indies can’t afford any more lapses to stay in contention for a spot in the quarter-finals and the game against India will put them under extra pressure.Gayle’s back troubles have meant the batsman takes limited part in the team’s practice sessions and after a light hit in the nets at the Murdoch University ground on Tuesday, he was seen having a long conversation with chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd, away from the rest of the team. Having given an interview about reconsidering his Test career, he may have been picking Lloyd’s brains on reinforcing his belief after the mauling his team received at the hands of South Africa.West Indies captain Jason Holder has fond memories of the WACA ground since he made his international debut here, but knows an opposition like India could easily trip them up. Holder was taken apart by AB de Villiers in the game at the SCG, and how the captain comes back after giving away 104 runs from his 10 overs will speak volumes about his character at the end of Friday’s match.Kemar Roach was rested for the previous game but the conditions at the WACA may prompt the West Indies to include him in the side. On both days of the West Indies training, their bowlers were seen practicing death bowling with diligence with the likes of Roach, Jerome Taylor and Andre Russell sending down numerous deliveries to get their yorkers right.The West Indies have crossed the 300-mark in three out of their four matches but their bowlers have also consistently given away runs to make matters tough, and against India on Friday, they would be guarding against a repeat of their SCG performance. India would be mindful of that, and will look to target their bowlers, particularly their 23-year-old captain.Playing XI(from):India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane , Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma.West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Jonathan Carter, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach.