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India crush West Indies by 125 runs

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India crush West Indies by 125 runs

India batsman KL Rahul says batting depth helps keep team on top if openers struggle while Kemar Roach sees a bright future for the West Indies despite early elimination.

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India crush West Indies by 125 runs

SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 27, 2019) (ICC - NO RESALES) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) INDIA BATSMAN KANNUR LOKESH RAHUL, SAYING: "We can't always go in thinking it's a 300 wicket.

The last two wickets haven't been the easiest to bat.

Yet, without none of us scoring a hundred, we still managed to get 240 and 260, 260-plus today, which is great, which only gives us more confidence in our batting unit, knowing that if one of us or two of us go on to get a big 50 or a big hundred, it will just make it easier to get us to 300." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST INDIES BOWLER KEMAR ROACH, SAYING: "It's tough to say.

I think, obviously after the first innings against Pakistan, the guys were confident going forward into the World Cup.

I think a couple of close games between Australia and then a couple of other teams, New Zealand, I think it's tough because you want to get over the line, obviously, and get some confidence going forward but it didn't work out for us.

But I think the guys, you know, keeping our heads up.

We're out now, but obviously there's a future for us.

I think we're still learning, couple of young guys on the team got a great future for them.

And it's all about being positive and looking forward." STORY: India overwhelmed West Indies by 125 runs on Thursday (June 27) to continue their march to the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and send the Caribbean team out of the tournament.

Half-centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to 268 for seven after they won the toss.

Batsman KL Rahul praised his side's batting depth, saying the team can notch up more than 250 despite no centuries being scored on the board.

Kemar Roach was the pick of the West Indies bowlers with figures of 3-36.

Chasing 269 to stay alive in the semi-final race, West Indies were bowled out for 143 in the 35th over, Sunil Ambris top-scoring with 31.

Mohammed Shami took four wickets as India registered their fifth win in six matches with one no result.

West Indies were eliminated after their fifth loss of the tournament.

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