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Cricket: Yuvraj Singh's all-round performance set up India's 80-run victory over the West Indies

Published 21/03/2011 | 05:00

Yuvraj Singh's all-round performance set up India's 80-run victory over the West Indies in the final World Cup Group B match yesterday.

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Chasing 269 for victory after Yuvraj's 113, opener Devon Smith's cultured 81 kept the West Indies in the hunt, but once Zaheer Khan bowled him, they lost their last eight wickets for 34 runs to collapse for 188 in 43 overs, with Yuvraj's left-arm spin taking 2-18.

The result set up a mouth-watering quarter-final between co-hosts India and reigning champions Australia in Ahmedabad on Thursday; the West Indies take on Group A winners Pakistan in Dhaka on Wednesday.

England will meet Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday; New Zealand face South Africa on Friday.

Irish Independent

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