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Cricket World Cup: India, New Zealand become first teams to qualify for quarters

New Delhi: India on Friday joined co-hosts New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup by registering fourth successive win. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni guided the Men in Blue to a four-wicket win over an spirited West Indies side in Perth.

With the win the defending champions have eight points in the Pool B and have assured themselves of a last-eight spot in the competition. India, in their remaining two pool fixtures, will play Ireland on March 10 at Hamilton and Zimbabwe on March 14 at Auckland. Earlier India have defeated Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.

South Africa are second in the pool with three wins from their four outings.

In the Pool B, Brendon McCullum's side has already qualified for the quarters after winning all their matches so far. They have defeated Sri Lanka, Scotland, England and Autralia. Kiwis will play Afghanistan on March 8 at Napier and Bangladesh on March 13 at Hamilton.

Sri Lanka are second in the Pool B with three wins from four games.

Both India and New Zealand are expected to win their remaining matches and keep top spots in their respective pools to avoid meeting tough teams in the knock-out phase.

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