Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe), 2001 / Commentary

Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe) - Final

India v West Indies

West Indies won by 16 runs

Match State: Match start scheduled for 0900 local time (0700 GMT) Hello and welcome to the final of the Coca-Cola Cup in Zimbabwe India take on West Indies with the former not losing a single game in the lead up to the final Hemang Badani is carrying an injury and therefore will not play, this means both Sodhi and Sehwag will play VVS Laxman returns to his numbner three spot for the final, having recovered from injury Ganguly has now won 5 tosses out of five and elected to field first each time The sun's coming out now here in Harare, changing the breezy and cloudy atmosphere just before play starts The wicket has helped the fast bowlers early on each time There's also a fair bit of cloud cover around the ground yet and that will help the quicker bowlers A south-westerly beeeze is keeping the chill up and once again should help the quicker bowlers There's a bit of dry grass rolled into the wicket so that should help the ball come onto the bat nicely Join us soon for the first ball live on www.cricinfo.com

0.1

Mohanty to Ganga, no run, full and on the off, defended to the on side

0.2

Mohanty to Ganga, no run, back of a length and outside the off, Ganga plays and misses outside the off, the ball slides past teh edge and goes to the keeper

0.3

Mohanty to Ganga, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, Ganga pulls hard through midwicket for an easy brace to get the West Indian score moving

0.4

Mohanty to Ganga, no run

0.5

Mohanty to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, cut hard to the man at third man

0.6

Mohanty to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, punched away nicely through covers

End of over 1 (4 runs) West Indies 4/0
CH Gayle    1* (1b)      DS Mohanty    1-0-4-0
D Ganga    3* (5b)     

1.1

Nehra to Gayle, no run, full and quick, outside the off, the ball hits the deck and swings away late , left alone

1.2

Nehra to Gayle, no run, quicker and full again, the ball slants in, teases the batsman and shapes away ever so late, cracker of a ball, playted and missed

1.3

Nehra to Gayle, no run, full and on the off, played back down the wicket

1.4

Nehra to Gayle, no run, on the off and full again, slanted to point with an angled bat

1.5

Nehra to Gayle, no run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away to the on side

We earlier said that Ganguly had elected to bat first, that of course was a mistake on our part, apologies. India have fielded first yet again

1.6

Nehra to Gayle, no run

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 4/0
CH Gayle    1* (7b)      A Nehra    1-1-0-0
D Ganga    3* (5b)     

2.1

Mohanty to Ganga, 3 runs, back of a length and outside the off, driven nicely square of the wicket through the off side

2.2

Mohanty to Gayle, no run, fuller and on the pads of the left handed Gayle, clipped away to the on side with bat and p[ad held close together

2.3

Mohanty to Gayle, no run, full and on the off, the ball swings in a bit, played back down the wicket to the bowler with the full face of the bat

2.4

Mohanty to Gayle, FOUR, overpitched and wide outside the off, flayed through the covers, Gayle frees his arms, gets his foot to thge pitch of the ball and coverdrives with fierce power

2.5

Mohanty to Gayle, 2 runs, back of a length and slippinbg down the leg side this time, whipped away to deep backward square with a flick of the wrists

2.6

Mohanty to Gayle, no run, back of a length and outside the off, the ball does not swing, holds its line and goes past as Gayle shoulders arms

End of over 3 (9 runs) West Indies 13/0
CH Gayle    7* (12b 1x4)      DS Mohanty    2-0-13-0
D Ganga    6* (6b)     

3.1

Nehra to Ganga, 2 runs, just short of a length and on the off, whipped away through midwicket for a comfortable two

3.2

Nehra to Ganga, no run, quicker one outside the off, this one holds its line and angles away from the right hander, big swing and a miss outside the off

3.3

Nehra to Ganga, no run, back of a length and outside the off this time, good line and length, left alone

3.4

Nehra to Ganga, 1 run, quicker one pitched on the off that jags back in to the batsman, defended onto the pads, well run sharp single

3.5

Nehra to Gayle, FOUR, quick and on the pads, Gayle moves nicely outside the line of the ball and tickles it very fine past the keeper to the fine leg fence

3.6

Nehra to Gayle, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended down the wicket off the back foot

End of over 4 (7 runs) West Indies 20/0
CH Gayle    11* (14b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-1-7-0
D Ganga    9* (10b)     

4.1

Mohanty to Ganga, FOUR, fuller and outside the off, Ganga gets on the front foot quickly and drives superbly over covers

4.2

Mohanty to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played down to third man

4.3

Mohanty to Gayle, no run, fuller and outside the off, this one goes through straight, left alone as the ball slants away from the left hander

4.4

Mohanty to Gayle, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, slipping down the leg side, Gayle flicks nonchalantly to the backward square leg fence

4.5

Mohanty to Gayle, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, Gayle clubs the ball through the covers off the back foot with a dead straight bat

4.6

Mohanty to Gayle, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended

End of over 5 (13 runs) West Indies 33/0
CH Gayle    19* (18b 4x4)      DS Mohanty    3-0-26-0
D Ganga    14* (12b 1x4)     

5.1

Nehra to Ganga, no run, back of a length and outside the off, played at and missed

5.2

Nehra to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played away off the back foot to third man

5.3

Nehra to Gayle, no run, fuller and on the off, late swing in to the left hander, Gayle is right on the crease, plays and misses, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw

5.4

Nehra to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, played to the on siude off the back foot

5.5

Nehra to Ganga, 2 runs, fuller and just outside the off, Ganga opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third man, quick brace scampered

5.6

Nehra to Ganga, no run, back of a length and on the off, Ganga goes back and across and defends carefully to the off side

End of over 6 (4 runs) West Indies 37/0
D Ganga    17* (16b 1x4)      A Nehra    3-1-11-0
CH Gayle    20* (20b 4x4)     

6.1

Khan to Gayle, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, quick too, Gayle flashes and flashes hard, the ball flies past the slips to the third man fence

6.2

Khan to Gayle, no run, slower and a touch shorter, left alone

6.3

Khan to Gayle, no run, back of a length and outside the off, well left alone once more

6.4

Khan to Gayle, no run, back of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot to point

6.5

Khan to Gayle, 1 run, just short of a length and a bit of width outside the off, punched off the back foot just wide of point, good quick single

6.6

Khan to Ganga, 1 run, full and on the pads, glanced away neatly to deep fine leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) West Indies 43/0
D Ganga    18* (17b 1x4)      Z Khan    1-0-6-0
CH Gayle    25* (25b 5x4)     

7.1

Nehra to Ganga, no run, full and on the off, driven hard to the man at short cover

7.2

Nehra to Ganga, FOUR, fuller, overpitched even and outside the off, ganga gets into place early and hammers the ball through covers in classic style, all along the ground to the fence

7.3

Nehra to Ganga, 6 runs, back of a length and outside the off, tickled to third man, a wild throw is not collected by anyone and the ball rollss away through midwicket for 4 overthrows

7.4

Nehra to Ganga, 1 run

7.5

Nehra to Gayle, no run, fuller and on the off, defended back down the wicket

7.6

Nehra to Gayle, no run, back of a length and on the pads, defended to the on side

The West Indian openers are taking the cover off the ball here, cracking start

End of over 8 (11 runs) West Indies 54/0
CH Gayle    25* (27b 5x4)      A Nehra    4-1-22-0
D Ganga    29* (21b 2x4)     

8.1

Khan to Ganga, no run, back of a length and on the pads, played back down the wicket with soft hands and a straight bat

8.2

Khan to Ganga, no run, full and on the off, driven straight to covers

8.3

Khan to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, steered to third man

8.4

Khan to Gayle, FOUR, attempted yorker on the pads, Gayle moves outside the line of the ball and whips the ball away through the on side off the toes, cracking shot, good placement and fine timing

8.5

Khan to Gayle, no run, back of a length and far outside the off, the ball jags back sharply after crossing the batsman, left alone

8.6

Khan to Gayle, 2 runs, full and on the pads, whipped away to deep fine leg for a quick couple

Spin in the form of Harbhajan Singh coming into the attack earlier than expected

End of over 9 (7 runs) West Indies 61/0
CH Gayle    31* (30b 6x4)      Z Khan    2-0-13-0
D Ganga    30* (24b 2x4)     

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, full and on the off, not much flight, driven to mid off

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, a touch slower, clipped away to the on side]

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, slanted away just wide of point, quick single stolen

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, full and on the off, stroked back to the bowler

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 1 run, low full toss on the off, tapped just wide of mid off for a quick single

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, fuller and on the off, driven to covers

End of over 10 (3 runs) West Indies 64/0
CH Gayle    32* (32b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-0
D Ganga    32* (28b 2x4)     

10.1

Khan to Ganga, FOUR, just back of a length and on the off, Ganga rocks back and pulls the ball ferociously to the midwicket fence

10.2

Khan to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, slanted to third man

10.3

Khan to Gayle, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, Gayle stands tall and punches the ball wide of mid off, spoarkling shot that

10.4

Khan to Gayle, no run, fuller and on the off, driven hard to the man at mid off

10.5

Khan to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, slanted just wide of covers, quick single

10.6

Khan to Ganga, 1 leg bye, back of a length and slipping down the leg side, played at and missed, off the pads to fine leg

End of over 11 (11 runs) West Indies 75/0
D Ganga    37* (31b 3x4)      Z Khan    3-0-23-0
CH Gayle    37* (35b 7x4)     

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 1 run, full and on the off, whipped wristily wide of mid on

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, quick and on the off, defended back down the wicket

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended with soft hands

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, fuller and on the pads, stroked to the on side

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, whipped away to deep fine leg

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 2 runs, well flighted and on the off, spinning in, whipped away off the pads to deep fine leg

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 79/0
D Ganga    40* (33b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-7-0
CH Gayle    38* (39b 7x4)     

12.1

Sehwag to Gayle, FOUR, short and outside the off, clubbed away through covers, loose ball, well put away

12.2

Sehwag to Gayle, no run, well flighted, slower, outside the off, the ball grips and turns, played at and missed

12.3

Sehwag to Gayle, no run, fuller, flatter and on the off, rapped on the pads, appeal for lbw

12.4

Sehwag to Gayle, no run

12.5

Sehwag to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, punched to long off with a styraight bat

12.6

Sehwag to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away to deep backward square for a comfortable single

End of over 13 (6 runs) West Indies 85/0
D Ganga    41* (34b 3x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-6-0
CH Gayle    43* (44b 8x4)     

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, well flighted and on the off, stroked to mid off

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 1 run, flatter and quick, outside the off, steered to third man

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, OUT, back of a length and outside the off, Gayle drives on the up trying to clear long off, straight to the substitute fielder Harvinder Singh who makes no mistake, end of a whirlwind innings

CH Gayle c sub (Harvinder Singh) b Harbhajan Singh 43 (54m 45b 8x4 0x6) SR: 95.55

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, full and on the off, defended

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, fuller and outside the off, dabbed to first slip

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, fuller and on the off, driven to covers

End of over 14 (1 run) West Indies 86/1
WW Hinds    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-8-1
D Ganga    42* (36b 3x4)     

14.1

Sehwag to Ganga, no run

14.2

Sehwag to Ganga, FOUR, well flighted and on the off, Ganga goes down on one knee and sweeps hard to the fence behind square

14.3

Sehwag to Ganga, no run, flatter and on the off, defended wqith bat and pad held close together

14.4

Sehwag to Ganga, FOUR, well flighted and on the off, driven straighht back over the bowler's head, inspired half century for Ganga!

14.5

Sehwag to Ganga, 2 runs, back of a length and on the off, driven to covers, the thro goes past the keeper once more for an overthrow

14.6

Sehwag to Ganga, no run

End of over 15 (10 runs) West Indies 96/1
D Ganga    52* (42b 5x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-16-0
WW Hinds    0* (3b)     

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid off

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, back of a length and outside the off, played at and missed

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, 1 run, well flighted and on the off, stroked to long off

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away to the on side for a quick single

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, back of a length and on the off, punched to covers

End of over 16 (2 runs) West Indies 98/1
WW Hinds    1* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-10-1
D Ganga    53* (43b 5x4)     

16.1

Sehwag to Ganga, 2 runs, well flighted and on the off, Ganga comes down the track and chips the ball back over the bowler's head

16.2

Sehwag to Ganga, no run

16.3

Sehwag to Ganga, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, Ganga takes one hand off the bat and whips the ball away superbly to the deep backward square fence

16.4

Sehwag to Ganga, no run

16.5

Sehwag to Ganga, no run, fuller and on the off, defended to the off side

16.6

Sehwag to Ganga, 3 runs, back of a length and on the off, cut to third man, good running lets the batsmen get three

End of over 17 (9 runs) West Indies 107/1
D Ganga    62* (49b 6x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-25-0
WW Hinds    1* (8b)     

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, FOUR, flighted outside the off stump, takes a faint edge and goes down to third-man for four

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, played straight to Sodhi in the covers

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, pushed to the covers

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, swept straight to Ganguly at square leg, takes the catch, Ganga stays put, TV replay called for, the pictures do not suggest that the batsman was out or not out, the benefit of the doubt goes to the batsman, not out!

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, 1 run, driven to the covers, goes through for a quick single

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, 2 runs, flowing cover drive, Mohanty comes around to stop it, batsmen complete an easy two

Sodhi brought into the attack

End of over 18 (7 runs) West Indies 114/1
WW Hinds    3* (9b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-17-1
D Ganga    67* (54b 7x4)     

18.1

Sodhi to Ganga, no run, sharp in-cutter, inside edge onto the pads, big shout, not out

18.2

Sodhi to Ganga, 1 run, short and going down the leg side, pulled around for a single

18.3

Sodhi to Hinds, 1 run, short again, Hinds goes back and pulls it hard towards mid-wicket, Mohanty fields and restricts scoring to one

18.4

Sodhi to Ganga, no run, goes for a big extra cover drive, beaten, Dighe removes the bails, no damage done

18.5

Sodhi to Ganga, 2 runs, gets the edge down to third-man, going for yet another big off drive

18.6

Sodhi to Ganga, no run, gets right behind and plays it defensively

End of over 19 (4 runs) West Indies 118/1
D Ganga    70* (59b 7x4)      RS Sodhi    1-0-4-0
WW Hinds    4* (10b)     

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, short, cut hard to the covers

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, Harbhajan goes on a big appeal! nothing new about that, batsman rapped on the pads, ball going down the leg side

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, beaten by the big turn, away from the bat, another loud shout

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, forward in defense to it

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the covers

End of over 20 (maiden) West Indies 118/1
WW Hinds    4* (16b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-17-1
D Ganga    70* (59b 7x4)     

20.1

Sodhi to Ganga, no run, outside the off stump, played defensively

20.2

Sodhi to Ganga, 1 run, short and wide outside the off, plays it late, guides it down to third-man

20.3

Sodhi to Hinds, no run, full in length, outside the off stump, chops it away to point

20.4

Sodhi to Hinds, 1 run, juicy half volley on leg and middle, driven down the ground to long-on

20.5

Sodhi to Ganga, OUT, short of a length, Ganga plays the pull shot off his front fott, a big mistake indeed, ball coming on slow to the batsman, skies it high in the air towards mid-wicket, Laxman takes the catch, end of a good and entertaining knock by Ganga

D Ganga c Laxman b Sodhi 71 (81m 62b 7x4 0x6) SR: 114.51

20.6

Sodhi to Hinds, 1 run

End of over 21 (3 runs) West Indies 121/2
WW Hinds    6* (19b)      RS Sodhi    2-0-7-1
CL Hooper    0* (0b)     

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, outside the off stump, beaten by the turn

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, outside the off, played straight to the man at point

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, quicker one, on leg and middle, sliding further down, rapped on the pad

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, flighted delivery, forward in defense

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, bowling around the wicket to the left-hander, pushed gently to the covers

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hinds, no run, on the pads, misses out on a few runs, plays it defensively

End of over 22 (maiden) West Indies 121/2
WW Hinds    6* (25b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-2-17-1
CL Hooper    0* (0b)     

22.1

Sodhi to Hooper, no run, outside the off, played towards point

22.2

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run, on the pads, pushes it to short mid-wicket and runs through for a very quick single

22.3

Sodhi to Hinds, no run, short, outside the off, punched hard to covers, Ganguly makes a good diving stop

22.4

Sodhi to Hinds, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on

22.5

Sodhi to Hooper, no run, ball not coming on to the bat, forward in defense

22.6

Sodhi to Hooper, no run, slower ball, outside the of stump, defended

End of over 23 (2 runs) West Indies 123/2
CL Hooper    1* (4b)      RS Sodhi    3-0-9-1
WW Hinds    7* (27b)     

23.1

Sehwag to Hinds, 1 run, driven to mid-off

23.2

Sehwag to Hooper, no run, tossed up, outside the off, goes for the sweep, misses, the ball balloons up on the off side, Dighe tries to catch it, there was no edge in that

23.3

Sehwag to Hooper, 2 runs, swept down to fine leg

23.4

Sehwag to Hooper, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single

23.5

Sehwag to Hinds, no run, pushed defensively to the of side

23.6

Sehwag to Hinds, 1 leg bye

End of over 24 (5 runs) West Indies 128/2
WW Hinds    8* (30b)      V Sehwag    4-0-29-0
CL Hooper    4* (7b)     

24.1

Sodhi to Hinds, 2 runs, played down to third-man

24.2

Sodhi to Hinds, OUT, short of a length, goes for the big pull, mistimes it, plays it back to the bowler, good catch by Sodhi

WW Hinds c & b Sodhi 10 (39m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

24.3

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, no run, outside the off stump, played defensively

24.4

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on the pads, played neatly to mid-wicket

24.5

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run, forward in defense, played to the off side, steals a single

24.6

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, no run, on middle and off, played in defense

End of over 25 (4 runs) West Indies 132/3
S Chanderpaul    1* (3b)      RS Sodhi    4-0-13-2
CL Hooper    5* (8b)     

25.1

Sehwag to Hooper, 1 run, on the pads, tucked around the corner

25.2

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run, good sharp turn away from the bat, beaten completely, doesn't stop the Indian fielders from appealing!

25.3

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to third-man for a couple of runs

25.4

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run

25.5

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run, outside the off, pushed firmly to covers

25.6

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run, driven back to the bowler, no posibility of a run

End of over 26 (3 runs) West Indies 135/3
S Chanderpaul    3* (8b)      V Sehwag    5-0-32-0
CL Hooper    6* (9b)     

26.1

Sodhi to Hooper, 2 runs, full and on the pads, clipped away to deep fine leg, good running

26.2

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run

26.3

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, 1 run

26.4

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, slanted wide of point

26.5

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, stroked to mid off

26.6

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, defended away to the off side

End of over 27 (5 runs) West Indies 140/3
S Chanderpaul    4* (11b)      RS Sodhi    5-0-18-2
CL Hooper    10* (12b)     

27.1

Sehwag to Hooper, 1 run

27.2

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run, well flighted and outside the off, played at and missed, bails whipped off, Chanders is in his crease

27.3

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run, flatter and on the off, tapped back to the bowler

27.4

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, fuller and on the pads, whipped away to deep midwicket

27.5

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, and again, back of a length and on the pads, turned around the corner for well run two

27.6

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, 1 no ball

27.6

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length and outside the off, slower, a bit of turn, played at and missed

End of over 28 (6 runs) West Indies 146/3
S Chanderpaul    8* (17b)      V Sehwag    6-0-38-0
CL Hooper    11* (13b)     

28.1

Sodhi to Hooper, no run, full and on the off, angled in to the right hander, tapped to the on side

28.2

Sodhi to Hooper, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, pulled away easily and delicately to the backward square leg fence

28.3

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run

28.4

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, played back to the bowler

28.5

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, played down to the on side with soft hands, quick single stolen

28.6

Sodhi to Hooper, no run, back of a length and on the pads, played back down the wicket

End of over 29 (6 runs) West Indies 152/3
CL Hooper    16* (17b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    6-0-24-2
S Chanderpaul    9* (19b)     

29.1

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, 1 run, well flighted and on the off, driven past the bowler to long on

29.2

Sehwag to Hooper, SIX, back of a length and on the pads, pulled away viciously for six over midwicket

29.3

Sehwag to Hooper, 1 run

29.4

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, 1 run

29.5

Sehwag to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the off, whipped away wristily to deep mid on

29.6

Sehwag to Chanderpaul, no run

End of over 30 (10 runs) West Indies 162/3
S Chanderpaul    11* (22b)      V Sehwag    7-0-48-0
CL Hooper    24* (20b 1x4 1x6)     

30.1

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away to deep fine leg

30.2

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, FOUR, full and on the pads, Chanderpaul walks across his stumps and flicks the ball over midwicket, one bounce and over the ropes

30.3

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended to point

30.4

Sodhi to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, steered to third man

30.5

Sodhi to Hooper, no run

30.6

Sodhi to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the pads, whipped away to deep fine leg once more

End of over 31 (7 runs) West Indies 169/3
CL Hooper    26* (23b 1x4 1x6)      RS Sodhi    7-0-31-2
S Chanderpaul    16* (25b 1x4)     

31.1

Khan to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the pads, defended softly to the on side

31.2

Khan to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, driven to deep covers

31.3

Khan to Hooper, no run

31.4

Khan to Hooper, 1 run

31.5

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run, quicker and outside the off, Chanderpaul swishes at it and misses

31.6

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller and on the off, played back to the bowler with bat and pad held close together

Ganguly brings himself into the attack

End of over 32 (3 runs) West Indies 172/3
S Chanderpaul    17* (28b 1x4)      Z Khan    4-0-26-0
CL Hooper    28* (26b 1x4 1x6)     

32.1

Ganguly to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, slanted away to third man

32.2

Ganguly to Chanderpaul, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, Chanderpaul steps outside the line of the ball and paddle sweeps fine past deep fine leg

32.3

Ganguly to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, driven to mid off

32.4

Ganguly to Chanderpaul, 1 run, fuller and on the off, flicked away to mid wicket

32.5

Ganguly to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped to square leg with soft hands

32.6

Ganguly to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full and on the off, swept away to deep fine leg wristily

End of over 33 (8 runs) West Indies 180/3
S Chanderpaul    23* (32b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-8-0
CL Hooper    30* (28b 1x4 1x6)     

33.1

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run

33.2

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, defended to the on side, the batsmen think about a single and decide against it

33.3

Khan to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, steered to third man

33.4

Khan to Hooper, no run, full and on the off, defended to the on side carefully

33.5

Khan to Hooper, 1 run, quicker and just outside the off, latest of late cuts to third man

33.6

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, driven hard but straight to covers

End of over 34 (2 runs) West Indies 182/3
S Chanderpaul    24* (36b 2x4)      Z Khan    5-0-28-0
CL Hooper    31* (30b 1x4 1x6)     

34.1

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, played down with soft hands, quick single stolen

34.2

Nehra to Chanderpaul, 1 run

34.3

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length, on the off and once more Hooper drops the ball down at his feet and steals a single

34.4

Nehra to Chanderpaul, no run

34.5

Nehra to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, pulled to deep midwicket for an easy single

34.6

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, short and outside the off, Hooper opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third man

End of over 35 (5 runs) West Indies 187/3
CL Hooper    34* (33b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    5-1-27-0
S Chanderpaul    26* (39b 2x4)     

35.1

Khan to Hooper, no run, back of a length and quick, on the off and slanting away, played at and missed

35.2

Khan to Hooper, 1 run, another Hooper special, short and on the off, defended and scampered!

35.3

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended to the on side

35.4

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run

35.5

Khan to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, cut away late to third man for a quick two

35.6

Khan to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, whipped away to the on side

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 190/3
S Chanderpaul    28* (43b 2x4)      Z Khan    6-0-31-0
CL Hooper    35* (35b 1x4 1x6)     

36.1

Nehra to Hooper, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, Hooper leans back and whips the ball to the deep fine leg fence

36.2

Nehra to Hooper, no run, back of a length and on the off, played off the back foot to point

36.3

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the off, eased to deep mid off

36.4

Nehra to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, defended away to point with soft hands

36.5

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, fuller and on the off, stroked away to long off for a single

36.6

Nehra to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, full toss on the off, played back past the bowler to long on, yet more easy runs for the West Indians

End of over 37 (9 runs) West Indies 199/3
S Chanderpaul    31* (45b 2x4)      A Nehra    6-1-36-0
CL Hooper    41* (39b 2x4 1x6)     

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the off, stroked to long on

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, no run, well flighted and on yhe off, down the track, defended

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, 1 run

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 1 run, flat and on the off, swept to deep square leg

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, 1 run

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 2 runs, back of a length and on the off, l

End of over 38 (6 runs) West Indies 205/3
CL Hooper    45* (42b 2x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    8-2-23-1
S Chanderpaul    33* (48b 2x4)     

38.1

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, 1 run

38.2

Mohanty to Hooper, 2 runs, back of a length and on the off, Hooper comes down the track and drives inside out, off the toe of the bat to long off, Nehra can't get under it

38.3

Mohanty to Hooper, 1 run

38.4

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, steered to point, Sodhi dives and saves but can't stop the single

38.5

Mohanty to Hooper, 1 run

38.6

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, back of a length and on the pads, whipped away to deep fine leg for a brace

End of over 39 (8 runs) West Indies 213/3
S Chanderpaul    37* (51b 2x4)      DS Mohanty    4-0-34-0
CL Hooper    49* (45b 2x4 1x6)     

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the pads, tucked away to the on side, superb half century for Carl Hooper, well controlled and just what the team needed

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, 1 run

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 1 run

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, cut to the off side

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 1 run

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, 1 run

End of over 40 (6 runs) West Indies 219/3
S Chanderpaul    40* (54b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-2-29-1
CL Hooper    52* (48b 2x4 1x6)     

40.1

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, no swing here at all, defended to the on side

40.2

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

40.3

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven inside out over the covers

40.4

Mohanty to Hooper, 1 wide, slower ball way down the leg side, called wide

40.4

Mohanty to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, Hooper waits on the ball and plays the late cut to perfection

40.5

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short of a length and on the off, Chanderpaul rocks back and pulls superbly to the midwicket fence

40.6

Mohanty to Chanderpaul, no run

End of over 41 (9 runs) West Indies 228/3
S Chanderpaul    47* (59b 3x4)      DS Mohanty    5-0-43-0
CL Hooper    53* (49b 2x4 1x6)     

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, 1 run, low full toss down the leg side, flicked to deep fine leg

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to Chanderpaul, 1 run

41.3

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, no run, slower and on the off, Hooper sweeps and misses, rapped on the pads

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, no run, quicker and on the off, defended

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, swept fine to the fence pasyt the keeper

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to Hooper, no run

End of over 42 (6 runs) West Indies 234/3
CL Hooper    58* (54b 3x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    10-2-35-1
S Chanderpaul    48* (60b 3x4)     

42.1

Nehra to Chanderpaul, 1 run

42.2

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run

42.3

Nehra to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full toss outside the off, stroked away past point, that takes Chanderpault o his half century

42.4

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, played down with soft hands, quick single stolen

42.5

Nehra to Chanderpaul, no run, full and on the off, driven bac hard to the bowler

42.6

Nehra to Chanderpaul, OUT, full, straight and on the off, Chanderpaul plays across the line and gets clean bowled, false shot that but a good innings comes to an end

S Chanderpaul b Nehra 50 (73m 64b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

End of over 43 (4 runs) West Indies 238/4
     A Nehra    7-1-40-1
CL Hooper    60* (56b 3x4 1x6)     

43.1

Khan to Hooper, no run, full and on the off, defended carefully back down the wicket

43.2

Khan to Hooper, 1 run, full and on the off, whipped to the on side, quick single stolen

43.3

Khan to Jacobs, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, defended carefully and yet another run stolen

43.4

Khan to Hooper, 2 runs, back of a length and on the off, slanted away to third man with soft hands and a deft touch

43.5

Khan to Hooper, 1 run

43.6

Khan to Jacobs, 1 run, full and quick, attempted yorker, well dug out and yet another single scampered as Sodhi comes in from point needlessly diving and sliding

End of over 44 (6 runs) West Indies 244/4
RD Jacobs    2* (2b)      Z Khan    7-0-37-0
CL Hooper    64* (60b 3x4 1x6)     

44.1

Nehra to Jacobs, 1 run

44.2

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, defended and quick single stolen

44.3

Nehra to Jacobs, no run, full and straight, Jacobs goes for a huge swipe and missed

44.4

Nehra to Jacobs, 1 run, full toss outside the off, driven to covers

44.5

Nehra to Hooper, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away to short fine leg

44.6

Nehra to Jacobs, FOUR, overpitched and on the off, Jacobs hits cleanly through the line and sends the ball sailing back over the bowler's head for a well struck boundary

End of over 45 (8 runs) West Indies 252/4
RD Jacobs    8* (6b 1x4)      A Nehra    8-1-48-1
CL Hooper    66* (62b 3x4 1x6)     

45.1

Khan to Hooper, OUT, full and outside the off, Hooper makes a bit of room and tries to play inside out over the off side, the West Indian skipper gets right under the ball and skies it to Harbhajan Singh

CL Hooper c Harbhajan Singh b Khan 66 (97m 63b 3x4 1x6) SR: 104.76

45.2

Khan to Jacobs, no run

45.3

Khan to Jacobs, 2 runs, full toss outside the off, driven hard back past the bowler to long off

45.4

Khan to Jacobs, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, Jacobs sticks his bat out and tickles the ball fine to the third man shot, clever shot that

45.5

Khan to Jacobs, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, defended to point

45.6

Khan to Sarwan, 2 runs

End of over 46 (9 runs) West Indies 261/5
RR Sarwan    2* (1b)      Z Khan    8-0-46-1
RD Jacobs    15* (10b 2x4)     

46.1

Nehra to Jacobs, 2 runs, full toss on the off, stroked to long on, a desperate sprint gets the batsmen two

46.2

Nehra to Jacobs, 1 run

46.3

Nehra to Sarwan, 1 run, full and on the off, defended to mid off and yet another quick run is taken

46.4

Nehra to Jacobs, 1 run, full toss again on the off, whipped away to midwicket

46.5

Nehra to Sarwan, no run, back of a length and outside the off, cut played at and missed

46.6

Nehra to Sarwan, 1 run

End of over 47 (6 runs) West Indies 267/5
RR Sarwan    4* (4b)      A Nehra    9-1-54-1
RD Jacobs    19* (13b 2x4)     

47.1

Khan to Sarwan, FOUR, back of a length and on the off, Sarwan gives himself width and cuts fine

47.2

Khan to Sarwan, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, driven inside pout through covers in fine style

47.3

Khan to Sarwan, 2 runs, back of a length and on the pads, glanced away to deep fine leg

47.4

Khan to Sarwan, 1 run, back oif a length and on the off, played inside out through covers

47.5

Khan to Jacobs, 2 runs, full toss on the off, whipped awqy to long on for a quick couple

47.6

Khan to Jacobs, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, played away to point off the back foot

End of over 48 (14 runs) West Indies 281/5
RD Jacobs    22* (15b 2x4)      Z Khan    9-0-60-1
RR Sarwan    15* (8b 2x4)     

48.1

Nehra to Jacobs, 1 run, attempted yorker, full and on the pads, clipped to the on side

48.2

Nehra to Sarwan, 1 run

48.3

Nehra to Jacobs, 1 run, full toss on the off, driven back past the bowler to long on

48.4

Nehra to Sarwan, 1 wide, short and wide down the leg side, called a wide

48.4

Nehra to Sarwan, OUT, full, straight and on the leg stump, Sarwan moves around in his crease and flicks, pplaying down the wrong line Sarwan sees his stumps shattered

RR Sarwan b Nehra 16 (10m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

48.5

Nehra to Samuels, 2 runs, full and on the off, driven back past the bowler to long off

48.6

Nehra to Samuels, no run

End of over 49 (6 runs) West Indies 287/6
MN Samuels    2* (2b)      A Nehra    10-1-60-2
RD Jacobs    24* (17b 2x4)     

49.1

Khan to Jacobs, no run, full and on the off, quick as well, attempted yorker, driven back to the bowler

49.2

Khan to Jacobs, 1 run, full and on the off, defended to the off side, Zaheer Khan fields even as the batsmen take a quick single

49.3

Khan to Samuels, no run

49.4

Khan to Samuels, 1 run, full and on the off, another one in the block hole, well dug out

49.5

Khan to Jacobs, 1 run, full toss on the off, stroked to long off for a single

Last ball of the innings coming up

49.6

Khan to Samuels, no run, full and onn the off, played back down the wicket, Zaheer Khan dives and fields, end of a very good last over

That is the end of a very good West Indian effort after being put in to bat Ganga (71), Gayle (43), Hooper (66), Chanderpaul (50) and Jacobs (16 not out, has not been dismissed in this series) all contributed to the West Indian score of 290/6 off 50 overs Join us again in 30 mins for the Indian reply - it should be exciting with a strong batting line up taking on a challenging score! Match State: Innings Break India begin their chase now

End of over 50 (3 runs) West Indies 290/6
MN Samuels    3* (5b)      Z Khan    10-0-63-1
RD Jacobs    26* (20b 2x4)     
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