India posted 279-7 after winning the toss at Queen's Park Oval and choosing to bat. West Indies was all out for 210 in 42 overs, chasing a revised target of 270 from 46 overs because of rain.
Amla finished as South Africa's second highest run-scorer in test cricket behind Jacques Kallis and the third highest in one-day internationals behind Kallis and AB de Villiers.
The victory came early enough, just before tea on day five, to make some of Tuesday’s Australian newspapers and the triumphant front pages heralded the heroes of the hour - redeemed former captain Steve Smith and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
The Sri Lankan fast bowler, known for his blond-tinted hair and distinctive slingshot action, received a guard of honour from his teammates at a packed R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket to concentrate on the limited-overs game, ten years after a spot-fixing ban halted his burgeoning career.
The host nation beat New Zealand in a dramatic World Cup final at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. Players Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, however, caught the world’s attention for rushing away moments before champagne was opened.
England beat New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and then the first Super Over in the tournament's history.
England, the tournament host, will play New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday. It will be England's fourth World Cup final, and New Zealand's second — and neither team has won it.
The team will now play England or Australia in the final at Lord's on Sunday.
Australia's defeat against South Africa meant they had to settle for second place in the group table, which concluded with their match at Old Trafford.
Rohit Sharma becomes the first batsman to hit five hundreds in a single ICC Cricket World Cup as India cruise to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their final group match at Headingley.
Banners reading "#Justice for Kashmir" and "India stop genocide & free Kashmir" were flown over Headingley during India-Sri Lanka match, in second such World Cup incident.
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