ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 15th match, Group A

India v West Indies

West Indies won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Brian Lara has won the toss and chosen to field first. I am Sriram Veera and, along with George Binoy, will bring you the live commentary for the day.

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Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are walking out to the middle. Here we go.

0.1

Taylor to Sehwag, 1 wide, starts the big game with a bouncer. Wide called. Too high above the head.

Anand Vasu, our man at the ground, reports that the stadium - 55000 capacity - well over 60% full even before the game began, and plenty more streaming in as India are batting first

0.1

Taylor to Sehwag, no run

0.2

Taylor to Sehwag, no run, slightly short of length, outside the off stump, pushed to point

0.3

Taylor to Sehwag, no run, bit of bounce, from back of length, Sehwag gets an inside edge as he tries to force it off the back foot

0.4

Taylor to Sehwag, FOUR, There he goes. Throws his bat at a short of length delivery outside off and it flies straight where the third slip would stand and down to the thirdman. Short and wide, and he can't resist freeing his arms.

0.5

Taylor to Sehwag, 1 run, on the body, tickled around the corner

0.6

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, right on the money, on the off stump line, on a length, pushed away to the off side

End of over 1 (6 runs) India 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Tendulkar    0* (1b)      JE Taylor    1-0-6-0
V Sehwag    5* (5b 1x4)     

It will be Ian Bradshaw who will share the new ball.

1.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag tries to drill a length delivery down the ground but is beaten a touch by the late in swing. Gets an inside edge which takes the ball to mid-on

1.2

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, beaten outside off stump. Bradshaw takes this one away with the angle and Sehwag tries to force it but can't connect&

1.3

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag was much more conservative this time. Leant fully to a length delivery outside off and pushed it to cover

1.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, Bradshaw continues to hit the right areas. Again another drew Sehwag forward and whizzed past his outside edge

1.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 run, And this time the inner edge. Sehwag went for a on-the-up drive through the off side ended up going outside the line and gets a single as the ball runs to shortish fine-leg

1.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 run, And this time the inner edge. Sehwag went for a on-the-up drive through the off side ended up going outside the line and gets a single as the ball runs to shortish fine-leg

1.6

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, Angled across Tendulkar, well outside the off stump and left alone

End of over 2 (1 run) India 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
SR Tendulkar    0* (2b)      IDR Bradshaw    1-0-1-0
V Sehwag    6* (10b 1x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-6-0

A few inner edges and Sehwag had enough of that piece of wood. He has just changed the bat.

2.1

Taylor to Sehwag, FOUR, The new wood works perfectly. Carved past point. High back-lift, and a ferocious tap on the head of the ball.

2.2

Taylor to Sehwag, no run

2.3

Taylor to Sehwag, 1 run, on the hips, whipped to fine-leg

2.4

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar remains on 0. Leans forward to a length delivery on the off stump line and pushes it to cover

2.5

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, And West Indies continue to ping outside- the- off-stump line at Tendulkar. Australia have done it in the past, making Tendulkar reach for deliveries. This time Tendulkar lets it go through to the 'keeper

2.6

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, Tendulkar leans forward to defend it away

End of over 3 (5 runs) India 12/0 (RR: 4.00)
SR Tendulkar    0* (5b)      JE Taylor    2-0-11-0
V Sehwag    11* (13b 2x4)      IDR Bradshaw    1-0-1-0

3.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 run, Runako Morton gets his body behind to save another cracking drive from Sehwag. Just a single. Overpitched outside the off stump, Sehwag frees his arms and mind

3.2

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, 1 run, kicks up slightly from back of length, outside the off stump, Tendulkar gets across, reaches out to dab it to thirdman region

3.3

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and off, length delivery and Sehwag respects both the line and length

3.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, Dwayne Smith, at point, misses a easy chance to run out Sehwag. Sehwag pushed it to left of Smith, set off for a run but Tendulkar sent him back but by that time it looked too late. Smith moved to his left, made the stop and had a shy, Sehwag had given up attempting to get back but Smith missed the stumps

3.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 run

3.6

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, 1 wide, slipping down the leg side

3.6

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, a length delivery, Tendulkar punches it away through midwicket.

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
SR Tendulkar    3* (7b)      IDR Bradshaw    2-0-7-0
V Sehwag    13* (17b 2x4)      JE Taylor    2-0-11-0

4 overs 18 runs. Sehwag has looked a bit edgy, Tendulkar pretty cautious

4.1

Taylor to Sehwag, no run, Full and outside the off stump, Sehwag drives but straight to cover

4.2

Taylor to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag jumps at a short delivery outside the off stump to cut it past backward point. Down comes the bat from its apogee in a hurry to belt the ball past point.

4.3

Taylor to Sehwag, OUT, Taylor, the hero against Australia, gets Sehwag. Traps him in front. Sehwag is caught way back at his crease and length delivery veered in and crashed into his pads. Hit in front of middle and leg. The bat came down in an angle and couldnt make contact with the ball that had nipped back after landing.

V Sehwag lbw b Taylor 17 (21m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

4.4

Taylor to Pathan, no run, just on the off stump line, defended off the front foot

4.5

Taylor to Pathan, no run

4.6

Taylor to Pathan, no run, Ouch. Taylor pings Pathan with a snorter. Rears up straight at the body and Pathan takes his eyes off and tries to duck under but ......

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 22/1 (RR: 4.40)
IK Pathan    0* (3b)      JE Taylor    3-0-15-1
SR Tendulkar    3* (7b)      IDR Bradshaw    2-0-7-0

5.1

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, FOUR, orgasmic straight drive from Tendulkar. It was full and down came the blade, beautifully straight, sending the ball screaming past the stumps at the other end

5.2

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, He tries to drill past point this time but finds the man. Fullish outside the off stump and Tendulkar goes for a square-drive

5.3

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, 1 run

5.4

Bradshaw to Pathan, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, punched to cover

5.5

Bradshaw to Pathan, no run, Length delivery on the middle and off, Pathan's bat comes down slightly outside the line and gets an inside edge to the on side

5.6

Bradshaw to Pathan, OUT, And another inside edge and this time it is fatal. Pathan goes for a drive on-the-up to a length delivery slanting outside the off stump and drags it back to his stumps. West Indies are on a roll here.

IK Pathan b Bradshaw 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 6 (5 runs) India 27/2 (RR: 4.50)
     IDR Bradshaw    3-0-12-1
SR Tendulkar    8* (10b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-15-1

So the old firm of Tendulkar and Dravid in the middle.

6.1

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to a length delivery on the off stump, pushes it to cover. No chance of a run. West Indies are applying the chokehold here.

6.2

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, Noose tightens further. Taylor sucks Tendulkar into a near-fatal drive outside the offstump. Beaten.

6.3

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar resists greed, goes middleclass on this one. Leans forward to defend.

6.4

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, And turns into a monk now. Shoulders arms to a delivery outside off

6.5

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, Ah... Taylor pings the right shoulder of Tendulkar with a snorter. Climbs up at a rapid pace and Tendulkar actually did well to sway away from it with just a hit to his body. Managed to get his bat away from the line.

6.6

Taylor to Tendulkar, no run, Will Tendulkar attempt to hit back? Taylor tries by offering one on a length outside off, Tendulkar answers with non-violence. Patted back gently.

End of over 7 (maiden) India 27/2 (RR: 3.85)
SR Tendulkar    8* (16b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-1-15-1
R Dravid    0* (0b)      IDR Bradshaw    3-0-12-1

7.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 leg bye

7.2

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, Bradshaw, meanwhile, continues to tempt Tendulkar with fullish deliveries well outside the offstump. Resisted again by the little big man.

7.3

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, 1 run, strays on the pads, flicked away to long-leg.

Not the line to bowl. Stay away from his pads.

7.4

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, on the middle and Dravid really stretches his left foot well forward to defend

7.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, And another one well outside the off stump, left alone

7.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg, whipped to Bravo at square-leg. Another tight over comes to an end.

Now Taylor to Tendulkar, should be fun.

End of over 8 (2 runs) India 29/2 (RR: 3.62)
R Dravid    0* (4b)      IDR Bradshaw    4-0-13-1
SR Tendulkar    9* (18b 1x4)      JE Taylor    4-1-15-1

8.1

Taylor to Tendulkar, 1 run, Hmm.. Tendulkar gets off strike with a dab to thirdman region. Short of length and outside off, pushed away.

Two slips in place for Dravid

8.2

Taylor to Dravid, no run, Almost had him lbw as well. But going down. Neither Taylor nor anybody behind the wicket appealed. I can think of more than a few cricketers who would have yelled like idiots for it. It was full and Dravid fell over a bit while trying to work it to the on side

8.3

Taylor to Dravid, no run

8.4

Taylor to Dravid, FOUR, Nearly dragged it back to the stumps. Short and wide outside the off stump, Dravid goes for a horizontal shot but the ball keeps a touch low and the ball runs to left of Baugh

8.5

Taylor to Dravid, no run

8.6

Taylor to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg and bit of bounce there. Dravid hopped back and tried to work it behind square-leg but ended up pushing straight to Smith there.

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 34/2 (RR: 3.77)
R Dravid    4* (9b 1x4)      JE Taylor    5-1-20-1
SR Tendulkar    10* (19b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    4-0-13-1

Short square point and short cover in place. Interesting.

9.1

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, Smith at square point comes into play as Tendulkar square-drives a fullish ball outside off stump to him.

9.2

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, FOUR, Two close men on the off and the ball is whipped through the midwicket gap. Full and on the off and middle, Tendulkar brings his wrists into play. Bravo makes a valiant effort near the ropes, umpire refers it upstairs and a four is declared after replays.

9.3

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, Now the short-cover comes into play. Chris Gayle is the man there. Tendulkar tries to go on the up but doesn't time it well

9.4

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, leans fully forward to push a fullish delivery to cover point

9.5

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, Again mistimes. Has happened a few times whenever he has tried to force it through the line. Bradshaw makes the stop.

9.6

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, hit on the pads but again West Indies don't appeal unnecessarily. It was going down leg. Full and bit of curve in.

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 38/2 (RR: 3.80)
SR Tendulkar    14* (25b 2x4)      IDR Bradshaw    5-0-17-1
R Dravid    4* (9b 1x4)      JE Taylor    5-1-20-1

10.1

Taylor to Dravid, 1 wide, slipping down the leg side.

10.1

Taylor to Dravid, no run, Well outside the off stump, left alone

10.2

Taylor to Dravid, 2 runs, Not on the legs son. whipped through the midwicket gap

10.3

Taylor to Dravid, no run, Left alone or did he play it?! It was a length delivery outside the off stump and Dravid looked to do both but finally managed to pull his bat out of line

10.4

Taylor to Dravid, no run, Dravid pulls but straight to Dwayne Smith at square-leg. Short of length delivery on the middle and Dravid rocks back to pull. A shot that was seen quite a lot early in his career.

10.5

Taylor to Dravid, no run, And this time the cut. But again the placement is not great. Straight to point

10.6

Taylor to Dravid, no run

End of over 11 (3 runs) India 41/2 (RR: 3.72)
R Dravid    6* (15b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-1-23-1
SR Tendulkar    14* (25b 2x4)      IDR Bradshaw    5-0-17-1

Dwayne Smith is in the attack now. He had wrecked India with his gentle seam-up stuff in the DLF Cup in Malaysia

11.1

Smith to Tendulkar, no run, length delivery on the off, pushed to cover

11.2

Smith to Tendulkar, no run

11.3

Smith to Tendulkar, no run, Smith almost gets Tendulkar! With the one that comes back in a touch after landing on a length around the middle. This delivery has troubled Tendulkar in the past, and could have had him this time if umpire Harper was more generous. To the bowler ie. Hit him high on the pads, Hawk-Eye suggests it would have taken the bail of the middle out.

11.3

Smith to Tendulkar, no run, Smith almost gets Tendulkar! With the one that comes back in a touch after landing on a length around the middle. This delivery has troubled Tendulkar in the past, and could have had him this time if umpire Harper was more generous. To the bowler ie. Hit him high on the pads, Hawk-Eye suggests it would have taken the bail of the middle out.

11.4

Smith to Tendulkar, no run

11.5

Smith to Tendulkar, FOUR, Creamed through the covers. Overpitched outside off and Tendulkar muscles it away

11.6

Smith to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 12 (4 runs) India 45/2 (RR: 3.75)
SR Tendulkar    18* (31b 3x4)      DR Smith    1-0-4-0
R Dravid    6* (15b 1x4)      JE Taylor    6-1-23-1

12.1

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid pings the cover fence. Delectable drive. Head over the ball, feet upto the pitch and al that jazz. Overpitched loosener from Bravo.

12.2

Bravo to Dravid, 2 runs, Nearly finds the lond-leg boundary. On the legs, full in length, Why o why you would bowl to him there, whipped away

12.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run

12.4

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, tip and run. Pushed to right of point and away they run

12.5

Bravo to Tendulkar, no run, too eary into his drive and the ball rolls towards mid-off.

12.6

Bravo to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Leans forward well this time to square-drive a fullish ball past point.

End of over 13 (9 runs) India 54/2 (RR: 4.15)
SR Tendulkar    20* (33b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-9-0
R Dravid    13* (19b 2x4)      DR Smith    1-0-4-0

13.1

Smith to Dravid, no run, Just outside the offstump, gentle seam-up stuff, Dravid taps it to the off side

13.2

Smith to Dravid, no run, Almost a lbw. That left foot of Dravid stretches out too much across and he ends up playing around it but manages to make contact.

13.3

Smith to Dravid, no run

13.4

Smith to Dravid, no run, No pace to work with. Length delivery, just outside the off stump, punched away to cover.

13.5

Smith to Dravid, 1 run, outside the off and dabbed to thirdman

13.6

Smith to Tendulkar, 2 runs, On the middle and off but Tendulkar wrists it away to long-leg.

End of over 14 (3 runs) India 57/2 (RR: 4.07)
SR Tendulkar    22* (34b 3x4)      DR Smith    2-0-7-0
R Dravid    14* (24b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-9-0

14.1

Bravo to Dravid, 2 runs, Pulled through the midwicket gap. Slightly short and Dravid presses back, both feet in the air, and places it in the gap

14.2

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, full and on the legs, should have put it away for a boundary. Instead finds the man at long-leg

14.3

Bravo to Tendulkar, no run, legcutter on the off, pushed to cover point

14.4

Bravo to Tendulkar, no run, Gayle goes down in a hurry at short cover to make a very good stop. Tendulkar had punched a slightly short-of-length delivery to his left.

14.5

Bravo to Tendulkar, no run, short-arm-jab cum punch but can't beat cover point. Hit on the up but straight to the fielder

14.6

Bravo to Tendulkar, 1 run, will retain the strike as he gets a outside edge to thirdman while trying to force a length delivery through the off side ring.

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 61/2 (RR: 4.06)
SR Tendulkar    23* (38b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-13-0
R Dravid    17* (26b 2x4)      DR Smith    2-0-7-0

Jerome Taylor looked pretty good today. You know why he chose fast bowling? "I always liked to see the keeper collecting the ball above his head, and the ball moving around and creating problems for the batsmen. That was the first thing that attracted me." Right from the horse's mouth. Read more at http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/iccct2006/content/current/story/264609.html

15.1

Smith to Tendulkar, no run, Driven smoothly but straight to point

15.2

Smith to Tendulkar, FOUR, Finds the gap this time. Full and outside off, Tendulkar drills it past extra cover

15.3

Smith to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the hips, whipped behind square-leg

15.4

Smith to Dravid, no run, beaten as he tries to steer a delivery outside the off stump to thirdman. Interestingly, Lara at slip had moved to his right even as he saw Dravid attempting to steer. Could have been interesting had Dravid made contact

15.5

Smith to Dravid, no run, overpitched outside off, driven powerfully but straight to mid-off

15.6

Smith to Dravid, 1 wide, Slipping down the leg side. smart work by Baugh. Whips off the bails in a flash but Dravid is inside his crease.

15.6

Smith to Dravid, no run

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 67/2 (RR: 4.18)
R Dravid    17* (29b 2x4)      DR Smith    3-0-13-0
SR Tendulkar    28* (41b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-13-0

16.1

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run

16.2

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar paddles a length delivery from Bradshaw, out to long-leg. Predetermined, of course.

16.3

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle and leg, ticked around the corner

16.4

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, turned to midwicket

16.5

Bradshaw to Tendulkar, OUT, And Tendulkar is gone! Drags a widish ball back to his stumps. Bradshaw pushes one full and well outside the off stump - much more wider than what he had been doing early in the day - and Tendulkar chases after it, goes for a drive but ends up plotting his own demise.

SR Tendulkar b Bradshaw 29 (81m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 64.44

16.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj Singh is beaten neck and crop. Bradshaw makes that one land on a length, drawing Yuvraj forward, before taking it away, much to the chagrin of the batsman

End of over 17 (2 runs) India 69/3 (RR: 4.05)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      IDR Bradshaw    6-0-19-2
R Dravid    18* (30b 2x4)      DR Smith    3-0-13-0

17.1

Smith to Dravid, no run, fullish, just outside the off, Dravid drives but too much bottom-hand and the ball rolls to mid-off

17.2

Smith to Dravid, no run

17.3

Smith to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg, tucked to Samuels in front of square-leg

17.4

Smith to Dravid, no run, Dravid tries to tip and run but ends up tipping it too much and hence can't run. Well what happened was that he pushed a length delivery outside off a bit too hard than he had intended and Smith rushed across towards the ball, killing any thought of a run.

17.5

Smith to Dravid, no run, pushed to mid-on. Not even a thought of a run this time.

17.6

Smith to Dravid, no run, On the middle, Dravid gets into a tangle trying to work it to the onside. Ends up turning it straight to midwicket

End of over 18 (maiden) India 69/3 (RR: 3.83)
R Dravid    18* (36b 2x4)      DR Smith    4-1-13-0
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      IDR Bradshaw    6-0-19-2

Slighly wide first slip in place.

18.1

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

18.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Angles it in in an attempt to trap him in front but ends up pushing it bit too much. Although it rapped Yuvraj, who fell over a bit, in the pads but it was going down the leg side

18.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide

18.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just outside the off stump, Yuvraj pushes at it with a opened-face of the bat and steers it to point

18.4

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run

18.5

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run

18.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 19 (1 run) India 70/3 (RR: 3.68)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (7b)      IDR Bradshaw    7-0-20-2
R Dravid    18* (36b 2x4)      DR Smith    4-1-13-0

19.1

Smith to Dravid, no run, Overpitched, driven to cover

19.2

Smith to Dravid, 1 run, length delivery on the middle, tucked to right of midwicket

19.3

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, overpitched outside off, driven to cover

19.4

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run

19.5

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Again no pace to work with. Slanted delivery outside off, carved to point

19.6

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run

End of over 20 (1 run) India 71/3 (RR: 3.55)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (11b)      DR Smith    5-1-14-0
R Dravid    19* (38b 2x4)      IDR Bradshaw    7-0-20-2

20.1

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid tries to break free with a forcing-drive off the back foot but can't pierce the cover ring

The chokehold is clearly on. George Binoy shouts out to say that India hit only 10 runs in the last Powerplay

20.2

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run

20.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj gets away with a sliced-four over point. Short and wide, and he frees his arms

20.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide

20.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Bravo almost nails him with a lovely slower one. Delivered between his thumb and fore finger, it looped up before dipping in front of middle. Yuvraj manages to bring his bat down. Just in time.

20.5

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, length delivery outside off, driven past cover

20.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, retains the strike with a dab to thirdman

End of over 21 (8 runs) India 79/3 (RR: 3.76)
Yuvraj Singh    5* (15b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-0
R Dravid    21* (40b 2x4)      DR Smith    5-1-14-0

21.1

Smith to Dravid, 1 run, tip and run, Dravid is hit while making the crease. Pushed to right of point where Bravo swoops on it and fires a throw at the non-striker's end. Dravid is hit on the back of his right shoulder while making his crease

21.2

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run

21.3

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, overpitched outside off, pushed down the ground

21.4

Smith to Dravid, no run, length delivery on the off, pushed to cover

21.5

Smith to Dravid, no run, kept a touch low and almost had Dravid. Full and on the middle, Dravid manages to keep it out

21.6

Smith to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 82/3 (RR: 3.72)
R Dravid    23* (44b 2x4)      DR Smith    6-1-17-0
Yuvraj Singh    6* (17b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-0

22.1

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, Top-edged four to thirdman region. Short and wide, Dravid threw his bat at it and it flies down fine

22.2

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, Another four. Dravid and India break free. A fine leg-glance. Poor bowling by Bravo though.

22.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run

22.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, slower one turns into a low full-toss, Dravid picks it late and blocks it back down the track

22.5

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, on the legs, flicked past square-leg

22.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, What a shot! Classy straight drive. Overpitched allright but punched effortlessly down the ground. The high back-lift, the full face of the bat and the firm punch at the point of impact all made it real pleasure to watch

End of over 23 (13 runs) India 95/3 (RR: 4.13)
Yuvraj Singh    10* (18b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-34-0
R Dravid    32* (49b 4x4)      DR Smith    6-1-17-0

23.1

Smith to Dravid, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

23.2

Smith to Dravid, no run, again well outside the off stump, Dravid lets this one to go through to the 'keeper as well.

23.3

Smith to Dravid, no run, on the stumps this time, Dravid gets a chance to put bat on ball but drives it straight into the stumps at the other end

23.4

Smith to Dravid, FOUR, Lovely on drive between the bowler and mid-on. Dravid continues to press on. Overpitched on the middle and leg, he leant forward to drive it down the ground

23.5

Smith to Dravid, no run

23.6

Smith to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 100/3 (RR: 4.16)
R Dravid    37* (55b 5x4)      DR Smith    7-1-22-0
Yuvraj Singh    10* (18b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-34-0

24.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, Bravo, after an expensive last over - 13 runs, is given another over. Starts off with a fullish delivery on the middle, pushed back down the track

24.2

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, on the legs, flicked past square-leg

24.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, In the zone outside the off stump, left alone

24.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

There is a buzz around the arena as the crowd, nearly a full-house, get into their act, shouting and cheering the Indians.

24.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, just short of driveable length outside the offstump, pushed to point

24.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run, length delivery on the middle, pushed to mid-on. Tight over ends

Over to George Binoy

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 102/3 (RR: 4.08)
R Dravid    38* (59b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-36-0
Yuvraj Singh    11* (20b 2x4)      DR Smith    7-1-22-0

Thank you Sriram. Dwayne Smith to continue from over the wicket to Yuvraj

25.1

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, angled across the left hander, left alone outside off stump

25.2

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pitches on middle and leg and slants across Yuvraj who gets a stride in and pushes it to mid-off for one

25.3

Smith to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Dravid waits for it on the back foot and dabs it towards gully for a sharp single

25.4

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, punched to mid-off on the back foot

25.5

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower ball on off stump but Yuvraj spotted that and defended it on the back foot

25.6

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, banged in short, far too short, it bounces way over Yuvraj's head

25.6

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven crisply to cover

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 105/3 (RR: 4.03)
Yuvraj Singh    12* (25b 2x4)      DR Smith    8-1-25-0
R Dravid    39* (60b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-36-0

26.1

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length just outside off, Dravid times the square drive perfectly but Marlon Samuels dives superbly at point to restrict the batsmen to just one

26.2

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, angling into the left hander from round the wicket, played with an open face to point

26.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, imperious drive! Bravo gives Yuvraj the length and the width outside off stump, Yuvraj gets forward and beats the leather off the ball as it scorches past mid-off

26.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, a touch slower this time, Yuvraj plays the same drive but can't beat mid-off this time

26.5

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, whipped off the pads past square leg for one

26.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length and angling into yuvraj's middle stump from round the wicket, defended back to the bowler

End of over 27 (7 runs) India 112/3 (RR: 4.14)
Yuvraj Singh    17* (29b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-43-0
R Dravid    41* (62b 5x4)      DR Smith    8-1-25-0

27.1

Smith to Dravid, FOUR, a slower ball but it's far too full, Dravid picks it up early, waits for it and drives past the bowler, no stopping that as it races to the long-on fence

27.2

Smith to Dravid, 1 run, a touch shorter in length, whipped off the pads through square leg

27.3

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended to cover

27.4

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, played past point with an open face for one

27.5

Smith to Dravid, 1 run, dabbed past point for a single to bring up the 50-run partnership

27.6

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide outside off stump, Yuvraj flashes hard, a little too hard, at it and misses

End of over 28 (7 runs) India 119/3 (RR: 4.25)
Yuvraj Singh    18* (32b 3x4)      DR Smith    9-1-32-0
R Dravid    47* (65b 6x4)      DJ Bravo    6-0-43-0

Ian Bradshaw replaces Bravo, bowling over the wicket to Dravid

28.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 run, pitches short of a length outside leg stump, Dravid gets across and easily works it down to fine leg for a single

28.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, shorth of a length outside off, Yuvraj unleashes another booming drive through cover but there's a sweeper in place and he prevents the boundary

28.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower ball and nearly in the blockhole, Yuvraj digs it out to point

28.4

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, a touch shorter, Yuvraj rocks back and drives through cover

28.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 run, a slower ball on middle and leg, Dravid got across his stumps a touch too early and manages an inside edge on to pad towards midwicket to move on to 49

28.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

End of over 29 (6 runs) India 125/3 (RR: 4.31)
Yuvraj Singh    22* (36b 3x4)      IDR Bradshaw    8-0-26-2
R Dravid    49* (67b 6x4)      DR Smith    9-1-32-0

29.1

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide outside off, Yuvraj tries to cut but gets beaten

29.2

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish length but it's not as quick as Yuvraj would have liked, he drives it hard into the ground towards cover

Dwayne Smith seems to be cramping up, Lara helps him with his stretches

29.3

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full ball on the pads, Yuvraj tries to flick through midwicket but gets hit on the pads

29.4

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, he doesn't miss this time, the lofted flick flies over midwicket and to the fence

29.5

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length outside off, Yuvraj lets it go

29.6

Smith to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, dabbed to mid-on for a sharp single. Yuvraj retains strike

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 130/3 (RR: 4.33)
Yuvraj Singh    27* (42b 4x4)      DR Smith    10-1-37-0
R Dravid    49* (67b 6x4)      IDR Bradshaw    8-0-26-2

30.1

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught at cover! It was the slower ball, Yuvraj gets on the front foot and tries to play the lofted drive over cover, instead he ends up spooning it straight to Bravo

Yuvraj Singh c Bravo b Bradshaw 27 (55m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 62.79

Crucial strike for Yuvraj was beginning to cut loose.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the new batsman. Just when India had got the momentum going with a 50-run stand for the fourth wicket, they've been pegged back. Bradshaw has taken 3 for 26 so far, a splendid spell.

30.2

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, and another slower delivery beats the outside edge, Dhoni pushed tentatively at that outside the off stump, the left-armer's angle took the ball past his bat

30.3

Bradshaw to Dhoni, 1 no ball, defended to cover on the front foot, Bradshaw over-steps

30.3

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, short of a length, angling across Dhoni from over the wicket, left alone

30.4

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, full, straight on middle and slow as well, Dhoni defends on the off side

30.5

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, a touch shorter, inviting Dhoni to have a go outside off, he resists and lets it go

30.6

Bradshaw to Dhoni, OUT, disaster for India! Dravid is run-out by a pick-and-throw from Dwayne Smith that any coach would be proud of. Dhoni dabs that towards midwicket and calls for the single, Smith runs across to square leg from midwicket, picks - he can see just one stump - and throws the stumps down that the non-strikers end, Dravid is short by a long way

R Dravid run out 49 (115m 67b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.13

End of over 31 (1 run) India 131/5 (RR: 4.22)
MS Dhoni    0* (6b)      IDR Bradshaw    9-0-27-3
     DR Smith    10-1-37-0

Suresh Raina is the new batsman. Marlon Samuels comes into the attack, bowling over the wicket to Dhoni. Dwayne Smith has completed his spell and conceded just 37 runs off ten overs

31.1

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, driven to mid-off for one

31.2

Samuels to Raina, no run, defended on the off side

31.3

Samuels to Raina, no run, pushed back to the bowler on the front foot

31.4

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, shorter, flatter and quicker, Raina goes back and pushes it to mid-off for one

31.5

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, defended on the front foot

31.6

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, forced to long-on for a single

End of over 32 (3 runs) India 134/5 (RR: 4.18)
MS Dhoni    2* (9b)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0
SK Raina    1* (3b)      IDR Bradshaw    9-0-27-3

Bradshaw begins his last over

32.1

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, tight line, gives Dhoni no room or length to make use of, defended on the off side

32.2

Bradshaw to Dhoni, 1 wide, sprayed wide outside off, called wide

32.2

Bradshaw to Dhoni, 1 wide, whoops, he overcompensates by slipping it wide down leg side this time, same result

32.2

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, a touch short outside off, Dhoni dabs it down to short third man

32.3

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, he's back to his stock line and length, angling across the right hander after pitching on middle and off, Dhoni gets forward and defends to cover

32.4

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, slower ball on off stump, Dhoni opens the face of his bat and plays it to point

32.5

Bradshaw to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and moves away from the right hander, Dhoni lets it go

32.6

Bradshaw to Dhoni, 1 run, a touch fuller outside off, Dhoni leans onto the front foot and pushes it wide of Gayle at cover for a comfortable single

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 137/5 (RR: 4.15)
MS Dhoni    3* (15b)      IDR Bradshaw    10-0-30-3
SK Raina    1* (3b)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0

33.1

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dhoni thumps it on the front foot but can't beat the fielder at cover

33.2

Samuels to Dhoni, no run

33.3

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, driven past the bowler down to long-off for one

33.4

Samuels to Raina, no run, defended on the front foot

33.5

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, shorter in length, Raina waits for it on the back foot and cuts to sweeper for one

33.6

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, fired in fast into the blockhole, Dhoni digs it out

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 139/5 (RR: 4.08)
MS Dhoni    4* (19b)      MN Samuels    2-0-5-0
SK Raina    2* (5b)      IDR Bradshaw    10-0-30-3

Gayle replaces Bradshaw who has finished his quote of ten overs.

34.1

Gayle to Raina, 1 run, dabbed to point for one, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end but Raina is home

34.2

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, a touch shorter in length on off and middle, driven to long-on off the back foot

34.3

Gayle to Raina, 1 run, a touch shorter again, angling into Raina from round the wicket, pushed down the ground on the back foot

34.4

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, forced off the back foot to sweeper

34.5

Gayle to Raina, 1 run, tight line, no room to work with, Raina dabs it short of Lara at midwicket for a quick single

34.6

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, shorter in length and there's room outside off as well, Dhoni tries to beat short third man with the cut but doesn't

The umpires have decided that the ball needs to be replaced

End of over 35 (5 runs) India 144/5 (RR: 4.11)
MS Dhoni    6* (22b)      CH Gayle    1-0-5-0
SK Raina    5* (8b)      MN Samuels    2-0-5-0

35.1

Samuels to Raina, no run, tossed up a fraction but that came down in Rania's blockhole, defended back to the bowler

35.2

Samuels to Raina, no run

35.3

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, dabbed short of point for a very sharp single

35.4

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, a touch shorter and Dhoni pushes down the ground for one

Samuels changes tack to round the wicket for the left hander

35.5

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single

35.6

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, that kept a little low, Dhoni chops it down on the off side

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 147/5 (RR: 4.08)
MS Dhoni    7* (24b)      MN Samuels    3-0-8-0
SK Raina    7* (12b)      CH Gayle    1-0-5-0

Lara brings Jerome Taylor back into the attack

36.1

Taylor to Raina, no run, on target right away, pitches just outside off and angles into Rania who pushes it to point on the back foot

Taylor is operating from round the wicket to the left hander

36.2

Taylor to Raina, no run, defended to point again

36.3

Taylor to Raina, no run, a touch fuller in length on off and middle, Rania gets forward and pushes back to the bowler

36.4

Taylor to Raina, no run, that rises steeply on Rania from short of a length, he dabs it down on the off side, Dhoni sets off for the single but gets sent back because the fielder at point swoops down on it

36.5

Taylor to Raina, no run, banged in short again, Rania watches it carefully and defends back down the pitch

36.6

Taylor to Raina, no run, Taylor finishes off with a slower bacll, Raina can do little but defended back to the bowler, that's a maiden over

End of over 37 (maiden) India 147/5 (RR: 3.97)
SK Raina    7* (18b)      JE Taylor    7-2-23-1
MS Dhoni    7* (24b)      MN Samuels    3-0-8-0

37.1

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, defended on the off side on the front foot

37.2

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, flat trajectory, angling into Dhoni's off stump, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

37.3

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, dabbed towards Lara at midwicket for a sharp single, Lara is struggling to bend down and pick up the ball, remember he was declared fit minutes before the start of the game

37.4

Samuels to Raina, no run, struck on the pad but that pitched outside and hit the batsman outside leg stump

37.5

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, pushed down the ground for one

37.6

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, played to Lara at square leg again, this time he cuts off the single

End of over 38 (2 runs) India 149/5 (RR: 3.92)
MS Dhoni    8* (28b)      MN Samuels    4-0-10-0
SK Raina    8* (20b)      JE Taylor    7-2-23-1

38.1

Taylor to Raina, 2 runs, short of a length angling into Rania who works it off the hips into a huge gap at square leg, Taylor sprints across and had his throw been accurate, Rania would have struggled to make his ground as he completed the second run

38.2

Taylor to Raina, no run, pushed to cover

38.3

Taylor to Raina, 1 run, full ball angling into the pads, pushed wide of the fielder at mid-on for a single

38.4

Taylor to Dhoni, no run, pitches short of a length on leg stump, Dhoni gets forward and gets hit on the glove

38.5

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish in length and drifting on to the pads, Dhoni works it through square leg

It's been 56 balls since the last boundary

38.6

Taylor to Raina, no run, short of a length, no room at all for the batsman, Rania defends on the back foot

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 153/5 (RR: 3.92)
SK Raina    11* (24b)      JE Taylor    8-2-27-1
MS Dhoni    9* (30b)      MN Samuels    4-0-10-0

39.1

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, pushed through quickly on off stump, played to cover

39.2

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, defended to midwicket

39.3

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, a touch shorter, Dhoni dabs it past point for one

39.4

Samuels to Raina, no run, driven to cover on the front foot

39.5

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, fuller in length, Rania drives straighter down the ground for one

39.6

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, defended back to the bowler, just three runs in that over

The crowd is getting restless, willing the batsmen to search for the fence

End of over 40 (2 runs) India 155/5 (RR: 3.87)
MS Dhoni    10* (34b)      MN Samuels    5-0-12-0
SK Raina    12* (26b)      JE Taylor    8-2-27-1

40.1

Taylor to Raina, 1 wide, pitches short of a length on leg stump and drifts further down leg, wide called

40.1

Taylor to Raina, no run, good length, pitches just outside off and comes into Rania with the angle to cramp hi9m for room, defended to point

40.2

Taylor to Raina, no run, a touch fuller on off stump, Rania pushes it to Bravo at point

40.3

Taylor to Raina, no run, a touch shorter in length, Rania plays it to Lara at midwicket but can't steal the single this time

40.4

Taylor to Raina, no run, defended to cover on the back foot, this is stifiling bowling

40.5

Taylor to Raina, 1 run, a fraction short on off stump, Rania punches it past the bowler for a single

40.6

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 wide, Taylor tries to finish a superb over with a slower ball but sprays it wide outside off

40.6

Taylor to Dhoni, no run, back on target after that blip, tight line on off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 158/5 (RR: 3.85)
MS Dhoni    10* (35b)      JE Taylor    9-2-30-1
SK Raina    13* (31b)      MN Samuels    5-0-12-0

India's run-rate has dipped below four an over, these two will have to get a move on soon

41.1

Samuels to Raina, no run, defended to Lara at point

41.2

Samuels to Raina, 2 runs, worked off the pads to deep square leg for two

41.3

Samuels to Raina, no run, a touch fuller, Rania charges and drives it hard into the ground and straight to cover

41.4

Samuels to Raina, FOUR, a fraction short and Rania rocks back and cuts between point and short third man for one

41.5

Samuels to Raina, no run

41.6

Samuels to Raina, OUT, fired in fast into the blockhole outside off stump, Rania tries to back away and make room but gets beaten, Baugh is quick to whip off the bails, it's a tight call for the third umpire to make, he has to decide is any part of the foot was behind the line, the third umpire rules that the foot was on the line and Rania is out

SK Raina st †Baugh b Samuels 19 (43m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.35

End of over 42 (6 runs) India 164/6 (RR: 3.90)
     MN Samuels    6-0-18-1
MS Dhoni    10* (35b)      JE Taylor    9-2-30-1

Harbhajan Singh is the new batsman. Gayle to continue to Dhoni from over the wicket

42.1

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, defended back to the bowler

42.2

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, turned off the pads behind square on the leg side

42.3

Gayle to Dhoni, no run, pushed on the front foot back to the bowler

42.4

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, forced down the ground on the back foot for one

42.5

Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, whipped off the pads through midwicket for one

42.6

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, driven through cover on the back foot for one

End of over 43 (3 runs) India 167/6 (RR: 3.88)
MS Dhoni    12* (40b)      CH Gayle    2-0-8-0
Harbhajan Singh    1* (1b)      MN Samuels    6-0-18-1

43.1

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, angling into middle stump from over the wicket, defended back to the bowler

43.2

Samuels to Dhoni, 2 runs, pushed to cover for a single, Gayle shies at the striker's end and concedes an overthrow

43.3

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, dabbed down to fine leg for one

43.4

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, no run, defended to Bravo at midwicket

43.5

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, a touch short, Harbhajan waits for it and late cuts it to short third man

43.6

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed to point for a single to end the over

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 172/6 (RR: 3.90)
MS Dhoni    16* (44b)      MN Samuels    7-0-23-1
Harbhajan Singh    2* (3b)      CH Gayle    2-0-8-0

44.1

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss, Dhoni drives to long-on for one

44.2

Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fullish length, Harbhajan plays a wispy drive down to long-off for one

44.3

Gayle to Dhoni, FOUR, a fraction short outside off, Dhoni plays the late cut and beats short third man, it's his first boundary off his 46th ball

44.4

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed to midwicket for one

44.5

Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, dabbed wide of short third man for one

44.6

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run, Gayle drops short and Dhoni forces it through midwicket for a single and retains strike

End of over 45 (9 runs) India 181/6 (RR: 4.02)
MS Dhoni    23* (48b 1x4)      CH Gayle    3-0-17-0
Harbhajan Singh    4* (5b)      MN Samuels    7-0-23-1

45.1

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, floated slowly through the air on off stump, defended to cover

45.2

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, defended to square leg

45.3

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball, Dhoni drives wide off mdiwkcte for one

45.4

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full and straight, Harbhajan plays the slog sweep to deep midwicket for a single

45.5

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, dabbed to point for one

45.6

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, shorter in length, Harbhajan opens the face and plays it to short third man

End of over 46 (4 runs) India 185/6 (RR: 4.02)
Harbhajan Singh    6* (7b)      MN Samuels    8-0-27-1
MS Dhoni    25* (52b 1x4)      CH Gayle    3-0-17-0

Just four overs to go, Gayle to continue, India have to get a move on

46.1

Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Harbhajan whips it over midwicket

46.2

Gayle to Dhoni, 1 run

46.3

Gayle to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

46.4

Gayle to Dhoni, SIX, finally Dhoni cuts loose, gives Gayl the harge and hoists it high and over the midwicket fence, the crowd go into raptures

46.5

Gayle to Dhoni, SIX, encore! Dhoni charges again, he's not to the pitch of the ball but goes through with the hoick over midwicket, he connects perfectly and it sails over the fence

46.6

Gayle to Dhoni, 2 runs, late cut down to third man for a couple to end a productive over for India

End of over 47 (17 runs) India 202/6 (RR: 4.29)
MS Dhoni    40* (56b 1x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-34-0
Harbhajan Singh    8* (9b)      MN Samuels    8-0-27-1

47.1

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fast and it's aimed at Harbhajan's blockhole, driven down the ground for one

47.2

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, superb ball, bang in the blockhole, Dhoni drives down the ground for one, Samuels doing the right thing by not allowing him to get under the ball

47.3

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, another one in the blockhole, pushed down the ground for another single

47.4

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, full toos worked through midwicket for one

47.5

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, a touch shorther and Harbhajan Singh gets into the act by biffing it straight down the ground for four

47.6

Samuels to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, fired into the pads, Harbhajan is beaten for pace and gets a leg bye on the off side

End of over 48 (9 runs) India 211/6 (RR: 4.39)
Harbhajan Singh    14* (13b 1x4)      MN Samuels    9-0-35-1
MS Dhoni    42* (58b 1x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-34-0

It will be Jerome Taylor to bowl the penultimate over. He's charging in from round the wicket

48.1

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, he produces the yorker first up, dug out to square leg for one

48.2

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 run, and another yorker, this is exceptional death bowling, Dhoni plays his trademark whiplash shot down the ground for one

48.3

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and goodbye Harbhajan! That's just outside off stump and Harbhajan throws everything behind that heave but drags it back on to his stumps

Harbhajan Singh b Taylor 15 (21m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

He's the third batsman to be bowled that way, the other two being Pathan and Tendulkar

48.4

Taylor to Agarkar, no run, slower ball first up to Agarkar, beaten outside the off stump

48.5

Taylor to Agarkar, 1 run, another one in the block hole, Agarkar didn't know too much about that but managed a run on the off side

48.6

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, full ball on middle and off, Dhoni gets down and tries to paddle it on the leg side, the ball hits the pad and the batsmen run a leg bye

End of over 49 (4 runs) India 215/7 (RR: 4.38)
MS Dhoni    43* (60b 1x4 2x6)      JE Taylor    10-2-33-2
AB Agarkar    1* (2b)      MN Samuels    9-0-35-1

Bravo will bowl the final over, Dhoni is on strike

49.1

Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs, he tries to find the blockhole straight waya, Dhoni whips it to deep midwicket and calls for two, he dives spectacularly, full length, bat outstretched to make his ground at the strikers end, the crowd cheers as the third umpire rules him not out

49.2

Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, Bravo produces another yorker, splendid bowling but Dhoni makes room and biffs it down the ground, Dhoni and Agarkar race through for two, they were too hasty because the umpire signals one-short

49.3

Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs, driven to long-off for two more, Dhoni is farming the strike and two short of fifty

49.4

Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs, another attempted yorker, Dhoni flicks through midwicket and races for two to bring up his fifty, he looks exhausted because he has been running like the wind

49.5

Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, driven down the ground again and Dhoni again calls for two, this time the throw from the deep is an accurate one, Baugh breaks the stumps at the striker's end and Dhoni is millimetres short

MS Dhoni run out 51 (82m 65b 1x4 2x6) SR: 78.46

He goes for 51. He was slow to start with but the end was high octane

RP Singh is the new batsman

49.6

Bravo to Singh, OUT, he gets beaten off the last ball of the innings, Agarkar calls for the single anyway but Baugh throws the stumps down at the striker's end to dismiss Agarkar

AB Agarkar run out 1 (10m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

So India finish on 223 for 9, Lara said at the start that 200 would be a challenging total. He will be hoping that he was off the mark by about 12.5%. Do join us for West Indies' chase in about 40 minutes. Sriram Veera will take you through the first 25 overs.

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End of over 50 (8 runs) India 223/9
RP Singh    0* (1b)      DJ Bravo    7-0-51-0
     JE Taylor    10-2-33-2
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Oct 26, 2006

Shivnarine Chanderpaul's half-century set West Indies on course for victory, India v West Indies, Champions Trophy, 9th match, Ahmedabad, October 26, 2007

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