World cup-2015: India gets through against UAE with ease

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World cup-2015: India gets through against UAE with ease
Perth: India cruised to a comfortable win and have now completed a hat-trick of victories in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday. UAE skipper Mohammad Tauqir won the toss and made the easy decision to bat first against defending champions India on what looked to be a good batting wicket at the WACA on Saturday in Perth.

UAE have just about managed to avoid becoming the first team to get bowled out for under 100 against India in a World Cup. It's still their lowest total, and the lowest total by any team against India in a World Cup. The extra pace and bounce on the Perth pitch was too much for their batsmen in the end. India's spinners enjoyed the bounce too, and picked up six of the 10 wickets, with Ashwin getting his first ODI four-for.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma look to be well settled and should take Team India to victory.

Dhawan and Sharma were tackling the small total quite maturely but not for long as Mohammad Naveed sent Dhawan packing back to the dressing room giving UAE the early breakthrough. If Naveed short ball outside the off-stump was credible then Rohan Mustafa's casual one-handed catch at point was one to watch out for. India's star left-hander scored just 14 runs. 

Rohit Sharma then got into the action but he was more far sighted smashing a huge six on the front foot as the ball easily cleared the leg-side boundary. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan began India's run chase on a cautious note studying each delivery that struck the WACA pitch. And then Shikhar Dhawan was the first to loosen up striking two boundaries in the fifth over.  

With the campaign for title defence firmly on track, it will be consolidation time against the UAE as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men are focused on getting the top spot in Group B, which would enable them play the fourth-placed team of Group A in the quarter-finals. 

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