ICC Champions Trophy - 6th match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)

33.2

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

33.3

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, stays back and clips it with the turn to midwicket

33.4

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, slower through the air and he softly pushes it to the off side

33.5

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, this was the straighter one and he punches it to the bowler

33.6

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, stays back and clips it to the on side

West Indies 140/5   KA Pollard 0* (5b)

34.3

Kumar to Pollard, no run, good bowling from BK, Pollard moves across his stumps and doesn't offer a shot, it was a good leave

34.4

Kumar to Pollard, no run, hits a good length on off and middle and he stays back and defends

34.5

Kumar to Pollard, no run, keeps it tight, no room to free his arms, Pollard is happy getting across and defending

34.6

Kumar to Pollard, no run, Pollard walks across to try and score and he can only push it back to the bowler

West Indies 141/5   KA Pollard 0* (9b)

35.4

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, 0 off 10 now for Pollard after he defends to the off side

35.5

Ashwin to Pollard, SIX, ho ho ho, what a way to get off the mark, a pitched up ball is smacked over the bowler's head for a six, lands just short of the sightscreen

35.6

Ashwin to Pollard, SIX, from 0 off 10 to 12 off 12, Pollard strike-rate takes two balls to go from 0 to 100, and this time it is a monster hit, a powerful swipe sends that towards wide long-on, way over the rope and into the stands

West Indies 154/5   KA Pollard 12* (12b 2x6)

36.4

I Sharma to Pollard, no run, a leading edge, drops short of the man at cover, a back of length ball, and that loops off Pollards bat towards the fielder, lands well short though

36.5

I Sharma to Pollard, 1 run, square driven towards cover point, powerfully struck, and Jadeja can't hold on to that, the misfield allows a single

West Indies 156/5   KA Pollard 13* (14b 2x6)

37.1

Yadav to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard gently dabs this length ball towards third man for a single

37.3

Yadav to Pollard, no run, length ball on middle, Pollard moves across and wants to whip that to the midwicket boundary, he misses and is hit on the pads, that was going over the stumps

37.4

Yadav to Pollard, 3 runs, back of a length ball outside off, superbly timed push by Pollard nearly sends the ball all the way to deep extra cover, Raina gives chase and does splendidly to cut it off in time

West Indies 163/5   KA Pollard 17* (17b 2x6)

38.1

I Sharma to Pollard, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended down the track

38.2

I Sharma to Pollard, no run, bangs it in short, Pollard spots it early and lets that 138kph ball through to the keeper

38.3

I Sharma to Pollard, no run, shortish once more, just outside off, defended from the crease to the off side

38.4

I Sharma to Pollard, 1 run, keeps it on the shorter side, Pollard blocks it towards cover, Raina fields and throws the ball between his legs without looking to see where the bowler is, Ishant was only a couple of yards away and that throw hits him on his backside, Raina has a laugh over it

West Indies 164/6   KA Pollard 18* (21b 2x6)

39.1

Yadav to Pollard, no run, back of length 143kph delivery, just outside off, defended to the off side

39.2

Yadav to Pollard, no run, that was 142 from Umesh, not too far from off, Pollard still went for an expansive cut, he is beaten, West Indies continue to stutter in the Powerplay

39.3

Yadav to Pollard, no run, length ball just outside off, defended to the leg side this time

39.4

Yadav to Pollard, no run, short of length ball outside off, driven towards cover, and that is another dot bal

39.5

Yadav to Pollard, no run, a touch short once more, Pollard struggling to middle it, goes for the pull, but can't hit it as well as he would like, the ball rolls towards midwicket

39.6

Yadav to Pollard, 1 run, same length delivery, stays a bit lower, on the pads, Pollard squeezes it towards square leg for a single, just 24 runs in the Powerplay

West Indies 165/6   KA Pollard 19* (27b 2x6)

40.1

I Sharma to Pollard, no run, bangs it in short and Pollard goes for a big cross-batted stroke, doesn't connect though

40.2

I Sharma to Pollard, 1 run, fuller than the previous one, Pollard stays in the crease and dabs the ball towards point for a single

40.6

I Sharma to Pollard, 1 run, fuller this time and on the pads, helped along to fine leg for one more

West Indies 168/6   KA Pollard 21* (30b 2x6)

41.1

Jadeja to Pollard, 1 run, Jadeja is back, his first ball is swiped towards midwicket for a single

West Indies 169/6   KA Pollard 22* (31b 2x6)

42.1

I Sharma to Pollard, OUT, Ishant strikes, he abandons the short-ball strategy, fires this full, just where Pollard likes it, Pollard wanted to muscle that over long-on for six, doesn't hit it as well as he liked, picks out Bhuvneshwar at long-on, first wicket for Ishant who is rewarded for a good spell today

KA Pollard c Kumar b I Sharma 22 (41m 32b 0x4 2x6) SR: 68.75

West Indies 171/7   KA Pollard 22 (32b 2x6)
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Jun 11, 2013

Dinesh Karthik drives through the covers, India v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 11, 2013

Dinesh Karthik drives through the covers

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Jun 11, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan hits a six over third man to reach his century, India v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 11, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan hits a six over third man to reach his century

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