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Ashwin and Dhoni remained unbeaten till the end as they made sure India sealed a win over West Indies.[Getty]

India have sealed a nervy victory over West Indies in Group B fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup in Perth on Friday.

It is the defending champions' fourth consecutive victory as they are unbeaten in the tournament. The latest win has helped MS Dhoni's side become the second team, after New Zealand to qualify for the knockout phase of the World Cup.

West Indies won the toss and Jason Holder elected to bat first. They gave away wickets and had lost the momentum, which saw them lose first seven wickets with just 84 runs on board. It was Holder's half century that helped West Indies manage a total of 182 runs.

In reply, India also lost both their openers cheaply. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane tried to steady the innings as they were chasing a low target. However, Kohli was dismissed for 33, before Rahane was sent back to the pavilion for 14 runs.

Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja could not manage the short pitch deliveries and that helped West Indies to get these two batsmen dismissed 22 and 13 runs respectively. It was a 51 runs partnership between Dhoni and R Ashwin helped India seal a win over the Caribbean side.

Ashwin and Dhoni remained unbeaten till the end as they made sure India sealed a four wicket win over West Indies. Mohammed Shami was named the Man of the Match for his 3/35 on his return to the playing XI from injury.

India next face Zimbabwe in New Zealand on March 10, while West Indies take on the United Arab Emirates in the last group stage fixture on March 15.

India are top of the table with eight points from four games. West Indies are fourth with four points from five games. Pakistan have four points from four games and are third in the table, while Ireland have also four points from three matches.