Cricket: India chalk up sixth successive win in World Cup with victory over Zimbabwe

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - World champions India extended their unbeaten record at the cricket World Cup on Saturday with a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final group match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters.

Suresh Raina (110) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85) combined in an unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership of 196 at Eden Park to give their team a sixth successive victory in the tournament.

The win had no influence on the group standings as India were assured of top place in Pool B regardless of the result while Zimbabwe had already been eliminated.

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was the day's individual hero, celebrating his last international before taking up an English county contract by scoring 138 in his team's 287 all out from 48.5 overs.