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World Cup: Raina and Dhoni make it 6 in a row for India

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India made it six victories in a row as Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni powered them to a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final Pool B league match of ICC World Cup 2015 here today.

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India, the defending champions, have won all the six games played so far in the tournament. Chasing 288, India were in early trouble but Raina's century and Dhoni's unbeaten half ton guided them home in the 49th over. They will now face Bangladesh in the quarter-finals on March 19 (Thursday) in Melbourne. (10 facts about the match)

Suresh Raina celebrates his century

Here are all the updates, live, from the match (All times in IST)

2.26 PM: That's it from us. Thanks for tuning in

2.25 PM: Meanwhile, in Hobart, Australia have claimed victory over Scotland and finished second on Pool A. Australia 133/3 in 15.2 overs, beat Scotland 130 all out in 25.4 overs. FULL SCORECARD

2.21 PM: This is 10th successive victory at World Cup for India, beating Clive Lloyd's West Indies team record of 9 in a row.

2.15 PM: SIX - MS Dhoni seals it with a SIX off Panyangara. 6th consecutive victory to top Pool B with 12 points. End unbeaten in the league phase. Next up, quarter-finals against Bangladesh on March 19. Raina-Dhoni partnership - 196 runs (unfinished) in 26 overs. FINAL SCORE - India 288/4 in 48.4 overs beat Zimbabwe 287 all out in 48.5 overs. Raina 110*, Dhoni 85*. This is India's highest successful chase in World Cups

2.11 PM: India need just 9 off 12 balls now

2.06 PM: 17 need off 18 balls

2.05 PM: SIX and FOUR from Dhoni. He wants to finish the game soon

2.00 PM: India need 33 off 27

1.59 PM: Raina becomes 3rd Indian centurion in a World Cup against Zimbabwe after Kapil Dev and Vinod Kambli

1.57 PM: India need 39 off 30

1.52 PM: HUNDRED off 94 balls for Raina, his 5th in ODIs. A quick single to reach the landmark. This has been a superb knock under pressure. Raina was DROPPED on 47 by Masakadza

1.51 PM: India need 48 off 36 balls. Should be easy

1.44 PM: India looking good now to close the game. Still need 61 off 42

1.43 PM: FIFTY for Dhoni, his 57th in ODIs

1:42 PM: Raina's dropped catch

1.38 PM: FOUR and a SIX from Raina in the 42nd over. 71 to win off 48

1.30 PM: India require 91 off 60 balls. Should be a nail-biting finish

1.26 PM: Final 11 overs to be bowled. India require 104 more to complete 6-0 in league phase

1.17 PM: India need 118 off 78

1.16 PM: Fans are happy to see Raina's half century

1.14 PM: FIFTY for Raina. India 167/4 in 36.2 overs

1.08 PM: 5 overs of batting powerplay now

1.03 PM: DRINKS BREAK - A big moment in the match as Raina gets a reprieve. We are into final 15 overs, India needing 130 off 90 balls

1.02 PM: DROPPED - Raina (47) gets a life as Maskadza puts down an easy catch off Raza. India 158/4 in 35 overs

12.58 PM: A woman holding a poster at the ground - 'Keep calm and trust Dhoni'

12.57 PM: 150 up for India in 34th over

12.55 PM: Fifty-run partnership between Dhoni and Raina. The duo is in control at the moment but a wicket can add more pressure on the rest of the batsmen. 149/4 in 33

12.47 PM: Almost same at this stage. Zimbabwe were 131/4 in 31 overs. India 130/4. Exciting final 19 overs

12.43 PM: Twenty20 mode now. India needing 161 off 120 balls with 6 wickets remaining. Two of the best hitters - Dhoni and Raina at the crease. Should be an interesting chase

12.41 PM: Successive SIXES from Raina off Williams in the 30th over

The winning 6 - MS Dhoni watches his shot which went over the boundary to seal the game

12.39 PM: After 29 overs, India 112/4. Need 176 more from 126 balls

12.30 PM: Ideal situation for Dhoni. He has Raina for company. Required run rate is 7 plus. We are past the halfway mark - 103/4 in 26

12.21 PM: WICKET - Big trouble for India as Virat Kohli exits. He is bowled by Sikandar Raza for 38. 92/4 in 22.4

12.07 PM: India 78/3 in 19 overs. Need 210 more from 31 overs

12.04 PM: If India win today. This is will be their highest successful run chase in World Cup history, surpassing 277/4 in the 2011 final against Sri Lanka

12.01 PM: Suresh Raina has joined Kohli in the middle. India 74/3 in 17.2 overs

11.54 AM: WICKET - Rahane is run out for 19. India 71/3 in 16.3 overs. Drinks break

11.41 AM: 50 up for India in the 13th over. India managed just 35/2 in powerplay of 10 overs. This is the lowest powerplay score for them this World Cup

11.24 AM: We are into the last over of mandatory powerplay. India 34/2 in 9.3 overs. Kohli batting on 10, Rahane on 0

11.14 AM: Kohli and Rahane at the crease now

11.12 AM: WICKET - Shikhar follows his partner. The left-hander is bowled (inside edge on to stumps). 2 wickets in the over for Panyangara. India 21/2 in 6.5 overs

11.09 AM: WICKET - India lose one. Rohit out for 16. 21/1 in 6.1 overs

10.54 AM: After two overs, India 9/0 chasing 288

10.53 AM: Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman wants Dhoni to promote Raina and Jadeja in the batting order

10.49 AM: India have equalled South Africa's World Cup record by bowling out the opposition 6 matches in a row. Read the full story here

10.46 AM: India's run chase of 288 begins. Rohit and Shikhar are the openers

10.04 AM: That is 6 in a row for Indian bowlers now. Fantastic achievement. They have bowled the opposition out in all six league games of the World Cup. Three wickets each for Shami, Yadav and Mohit. 1 for Ashwin. Taylor's ton helped Zimbabwe recover from poor start. India need 288 to make it 6-0 and go into quarter-final against Bangladesh

10.02 AM: ALL OUT. Umesh gets last man Chatara (0) bowled. Zimbabwe 287 all out in 48.5 overs

9.59 AM: WICKET No. 9. Chakabva (10) is caught by Rohit, in the outfield. Yadav's quick bouncer was too much for him. 286/9 in 48.1

9.57 AM: India 2 wickets away from bowling the opposition out in all six games in a row at the World Cup

9.55 AM: WICKET - Shami has his third wicket. Panyangara caught in the deep by Umesh. Zimbabwe 285/8 in 47.3 overs

9.48 AM: WICKET - Shami ends Sikandar Raza's 15-ball 28 with a yorker. Zimbabwe 276/7 in 46

9.40 AM: 5 overs remaining. Zimbabwe 259/6 in 45. Will they score 300?

9.32 AM: WICKET - Mohit gets another one with a slower delivery. Ervine (27) caught and bowled. 241/6 in 43.1

9.31 AM: Taylor will go out on a high, with 8 ODI centuries, most by a Zimbabwean

9.26 AM: END OF A FINE INNINGS - Brendan Taylor (138) walks off with huge applause in his final ODI innings. Indian players including Virat Kohli went up to him and congratulated. Taylor was done in by a slower ball from Mohit. Fitting farewell for him. Can he bow out with a win? Zimbabwe 235/5 in 41.5

9.21 AM: Clean hitting by Taylor. 25 runs off Jadeja's over. 2 SIXES, 3 FOURS. 232/4 in 41

9.18 AM: Taylor continues to flourish in the middle, hits 2 FOURS in a row off Jadeja. Zimbabwe are 216/4 in 40.3 overs

9.17 AM: Taylor's ton appreciated by the crowd

9.12 AM: Back to back centuries for Taylor. First Zimbabwean to do so in a World Cup. He had scored 121 against Ireland

9.07 AM: TON - Taylor becomes first Zimbabwean to hit a World Cup century against India. What a way to finish his career. Gets to the three-figure mark with a SIX off Shami. 99-ball 100

8.55 AM: RECORD - Taylor has now become Zimbbawe's best batsman at a single World Cup, going past Neil Johnson. The captain, in his last international game, now has 375 runs, most by a Zimbabwe player at one World Cup (Johnson 367 in 1999)

8.53 AM: Time for powerplay now (36 to 40 overs). Shami is back for his second spell (5-2-8-1)

8.49 AM: DRINKS BREAK - Zimbabwe 158/4 in 35 overs. Taylor hit a FOUR and SIX off Ashwin in last over before the break. The captain is 79 not out. Craig Ervine batting on 7

8.42 AM: Big crowd at Eden Park

8.38 AM: 134/4 in 32 overs as Ashwin continues. He has 1/42 so far

8.35 AM: Meanwhile in Hobart, Australia have won the toss and chosen to field first against Scotland. Follow Live scores here

8.32 AM: After 30 overs, Zimbabwe are 128/4. How many will they score in the remaining 20?

8.30 AM: This is what former India batsman Mohammad Kaif wrote on Twitter, praising Williams

8.25 AM: WICKET - Ashwin strikes. Change of ends works. He has got his man. Williams out. Ashwin took a return low catch. But batsman waits. Decision referred to third umpire to find out whether it is a clean catch. Yes it is. Williams' departs for 50. 93-run partnership ends. Zimbabwe 126/4 in 28.3

8.22 AM: Ashwin returns. Change of ends for him. Will he be better this time. First spell 4-0-38-0

8.19 AM: FIFTY for Taylor in his last innings for Zimbabwe. Very well played under pressure by the captain. Took 64 balls to reach there. Williams also gets to his HALF CENTURY

8.18 AM: Ashwin is taken out of the attack by Dhoni after Williams' sixes off him

8.14 AM: 2 SIXES from Williams off Ashwin. The offspinner is under attack and Dhoni, Kohli are having a word with him. Ashwin comes over the wicket now. Big over, 16 runs from the 26th. Zimbabwe 117/3

8.10 AM: This is the best batting pair for Zimbabwe. Taylor and Williams have over 300 runs in the tournament. Taylor leads the tally for his team. Meanwhile, 100 up for Zimbabwe in 24.5 overs. At the halfway mark, they are 101/3 in 25 overs

8.05 AM: SIX - First six of the match, from Williams off Ashwin. Big hit into the midwicket stand. Zimbabwe 98/3 in 24

8.02 AM: After he retires, Dhoni can write a book on field placings: Sourav Ganguly on commentary. He is impressed with his captaincy here. Taylor and Williams bring up 50-run partnership. They came together at 33/3 in 11 overs

8.01 AM: Some pictures of the fans at the stadium

8.00 AM: Taylor and Williams rebuilding the innings. Zimbabwe are now 78/3 in 21.3 overs

7.40 AM: DRINKS BREAK - Zimbabwe 56/3 in 17 overs

7.38 AM: Dhoni has joined elite company with another milestone today. Read the full story here

7.37 AM: After 16 overs, Zimbabwe 46/3. India have maintained their hold on the game

7.19 AM: R Ashwin comes on to bowl the 12th over

7.17 AM: WICKET - Mohit strikes in his first over. Mire is caught by Dhoni for 9. Zimbabwe 33/3 in 11 overs

7.15 AM: After 10 overs, Zimbabwe 27/2. And it is time for the first bowling change. Mohit Sharma comes on for Shami. It was has been India's 45 minutes at the start of this game. Shami (5-2-8-1) and Yadav (5-1-18-1) has been excellent.

7.05 AM: Zimbabwe 18/2 in 8 overs. 5 runs scored in the over after 3 maidens in a row. Indian bowlers on top at the moment

6.53 AM: Wicket maiden for Shami. Zimbabwe 13/2 in 5

6.52 AM: Captain Taylor, in his last international game, comes in at No. 4

6.50 AM: WICKET - This time Shami takes a wicket. Excellent catch in the slip by Shikhar Dhawan. Chibhabha gone for 7. Zimbabwe 13/2 in 4.2 overs

6.45 AM: WICKET - Umesh strikes. Very good delivery, on the full, draws the batsman forward. A low catch to Dhoni. Masakadza c Dhoni for 2. Solomon Mire is the new man in. Zimbabwe 11/1 in 3.3

6.36 AM: Umesh Yadav takes the other new ball

6.35 AM: End of first over. Zimbabwe 3/0. One run off the bat from Chibhabha, a legbye and a wide

6.31 AM: We are under way in Auckland. Mohammed Shami takes the new ball. Chamu Chibhabha takes first strike with Hamilton Masakadza at the other end

6.28 AM: Picture from the toss

6.26 AM: Brendan Taylor, who is captaining Zimbabwe in place of the injured Elton Chigumbura, will represent his country for the final time today. He has announced his retirement and decided move to England to play county cricket for Nottinghamshire after signing a Kolpak deal.

"It's been one of the toughest decisions of my career. I have been very passionate about playing for Zimbabwe, but it's a decision I had to make," Taylor, who will play in his 167th ODI today, had said.

6.25 AM: This is how the 22-yard strip looks

6.22 AM: In his pitch report, former India captain Sourav Ganguly had wanted team winning the toss to bat first on a good batting pitch with small boundaries. However, Dhoni has decided to chase

6.20 AM: India have gone in with an unchanged side, so are Zimbabwe

6.15 AM: INDIA XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

ZIMBABWE XI: Chamu Chibhabha, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Regis Chakabva, Tinashe Panyangara, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tendai Chatara

6.00 AM: INDIA HAVE WON THE TOSS. Captain MS Dhoni has opted to bowl first

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Story first published: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 6:12 [IST]
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