ICC Cricket World Cup, 42nd Match, Group B: India v West Indies at Chennai, Mar 20, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B
India won by 80 runs
20 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Ashwin to Edwards, OUT, India have referred an lbw appeal turned down by umpire Davis. Seemed close in real time. It is the carrom ball, does it land on leg? Yes it does. Lands on a length and goes the other way. It is headed to middle and leg. All over for the debutant. Well bowled Ashwin, this is the first time umpire Davis has been over-ruled on referral. I daresay, Ashwin's carom ball - inspired by Ajantha Mendis - is actually better than the Mendis version.

KA Edwards lbw b Ashwin 17 (26m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

West Indies 34/1   DS Smith 14* (21b 2x4)   R Ashwin 3.2-0-11-1

Raina to Bravo, OUT, suicide from Bravo. Oh boy, what have you done. Lara wouldn't approve of that at all. Short ball from Raina, Bravo could have played it anywhere he wanted to, he probably was spoilt for choice. He ended up pulling it from off stump in the air. To long on. Harbhajan takes the catch. Raina's golden arm has turned many an IPL and Champions League game. Can he do it at the World Cup?

DM Bravo c Harbhajan Singh b Raina 22 (35m 29b 1x4 1x6) SR: 75.86

West Indies 91/2   DS Smith 43* (56b 4x4)   SK Raina 1-0-5-1

Khan to Smith, OUT, Zak gets a wicket in his first over of this spell. It was yet another slower one, the knuckled-it over as Zak does these days. It was full in length, landed just outside off and moved in to hit the off. Smith was looking to drive but missed.

DS Smith b Khan 81 (117m 97b 7x4 1x6) SR: 83.50

West Indies 154/3   RR Sarwan 25* (40b 2x4)   Z Khan 2.3-0-13-1

Harbhajan Singh to Pollard, OUT, holes out to long-on. Bhaji takes Pollard out. Crowd clear their throats. It was a flighted delivery and Pollard went down for the big hit. But he didn't go for that big swing he does, rather just chipped it over, that pick-up shot as they say, and finds long-on

KA Pollard c Pathan b Harbhajan Singh 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

West Indies 157/4   RR Sarwan 27* (45b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 6.5-0-29-1

Yuvraj Singh to Thomas, OUT, Dhoni returns the favour. He was stumped and now he has stumped Thomas. It was a lovely delivery btw. It drifted in from round the stumps, dipped on the batsman and turned away. Thomas was lured forward - he wasn't looking for a big hit but was fatally attracted by that flight and he stretched the back foot outside the crease. Mistake. Dip, grip and turn. Dhoni does the rest.

DC Thomas st †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 2 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

West Indies 160/5   RR Sarwan 28* (52b 2x4)   Yuvraj Singh 2.2-0-16-1

Patel to Sarwan, OUT, Munaf is showing us just how bad, bad fielding can get. He somehow still manages to get a run out. That's how bad the running was. Sammy is gone. Short of a length ball on Sarwan's stumps and he works it straight to midwicket. The fielder, Raina, collects and lobs an accurate throw at Munaf as Sammy hurries halfway down before turning back. Munaf collects, but doesn't break the stumps the way you would normally expect. Instead he moves his hand away from the stumps for backlift, for want of a better word, and then brings it crashing into the stumps. Sammy's dive got him close thanks to Munaf's amateur methods, but he was still short.

DJG Sammy run out 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies 162/6   RR Sarwan 28* (55b 2x4)   MM Patel 3.3-0-15-0

Yuvraj Singh to Russell, OUT, they are losing the plot here are West Indies, and the crowd is getting behind India. As tame as they come. Yuvraj gets one to grip, turn and bounce as Russell goes for a cut and edges it uppishly to Yusuf at point. West Indies are muffing this despite India's consistent ineptitude through the day.

AD Russell c Pathan b Yuvraj Singh 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 165/7   RR Sarwan 30* (59b 2x4)   Yuvraj Singh 4-0-18-2

Khan to Benn, OUT, A sight for the ages. Munaf has taken a tumbling catch. He did not have to tumble, but that's alright I guess. Slower ball from Zaheer, comes much after Benn got into his on-side chip. He ended up looping it gently to the left of mid-on. Munaf moves across, goes down on his knees as he completes the catch. West Indies have put the 'plod' in 'implode' here.

SJ Benn c Patel b Khan 3 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

West Indies 179/8   RR Sarwan 38* (65b 3x4)   Z Khan 5-0-22-2

Khan to Sarwan, OUT, Sarwan came in to an even game, has seen the pressure mount around him, and has now exited in a whimper. Back of a length from Zaheer, angling the slower ball across at 119 kph, Sarwan tries to stay back on the crease and manufacture a carved boundary over the off side. Ashwin, was however, placed on the cover boundary and easily ran across to pouch the uppish slap.

RR Sarwan c Ashwin b Khan 39 (111m 68b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.35

West Indies 182/9   D Bishoo 1* (4b)   Z Khan 5.1-0-22-3

Ashwin to Rampaul, OUT, India have finally beaten one of the top teams in the World Cup. West Indies go into the quarters without a single win. Straight armer from Ashwin, slips past the ugliest of leg-side heaves and crashes into the furniture. Great World Cup debut for Ashwin, one of the things that went right for India today. In the end, they have managed to pull off a rather convincing win.

R Rampaul b Ashwin 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

West Indies 188/10   D Bishoo 6* (11b 1x4)   R Ashwin 10-0-41-2





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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

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