Windies beat Zim to join Australia in Super Eight

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 19, 2007 (AFP) – West Indies joined defending champions Australia in the World Cup Super Eights on Monday while India clinched a record-breaking win over Bermuda to put their campaign back on track. “It’s something which shouldn’t have happened and I’ve suffered the consequences. I’m obviously upset about it and it’s something which I never ever want to repeat again.”

West Indies defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in Jamaica to maintain their perfect start to the tournament with a second win in Group D while India posted a 257-run victory against Bermuda in Port of Spain.

Rahul Dravid’s side recorded the highest World Cup total of 413-5 and then created another record by registering the biggest victory in one-day internationals by run-margin.

At Sabina Park, chasing 203 runs from their allocation of 50 overs, West Indies struck gold with 13 balls to spare when captain Brian Lara lofted Elton Chigumbura over wide long-on for a six.

The victory gave West Indies their second straight win in the competition, following their 54-run triumph over Pakistan.

Lara, unbeaten on 44, and Dwayne Bravo, not out on 37, shared 75, unbroken, for the fifth wicket to take West Indies over the line