ICC Champions Trophy, 12th Match, Group A: India v West Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 30, 2009
ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group A
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
30 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

14.30 Let's begin. The openers look set. A few cracks on the surface. Here come the Indians. Aleem Dar and Simon Taufel are ready. Praveen has the new ball. Two slips for Fletcher.

14.25 Anthem time. First is the West Indian anthem, Rally Around the West Indies. Some South African fans wave their own flags. Next up is Jana Gana Mana in a very strong Opera tenor voice. Interesting.

14.15 Fifteen minutes until the start. The weather looks good. Not a lot of fans gathered, in fact it looks rather empty.

As Nagaraj, on email, says, it is a bit sad to see people playing for India to go through the next stages by chance rather than skill. India played poorly against Pakistan and didn't bowl too well in the game against Australia.

14.00 Time to flip. Dhoni is smiling. He spins the coin, Reifer calls heads, and its a tails. Dhoni wins and elects to field, saying that a lot depends on the Centurion game. "Hopefully Pakistan wins," he says. "Ummeed pe duniya qaayam." And it is confirmed that Tendulkar is out and so is Ishant, which means that Nayar and Karthik are in.

Reifer says it looks a good pitch and that there is no pressure on West Indies. Royston Crandon and Keiran Powell are in the playing XI.

In four overs of their chase, Australia have seriously knocked India's chances.

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13.50 In more breaking news, live on ESPN, Suresh Raina says that "life goes on." But the context is not clear ..

13.40 More breaking news being flashed on Indian news channels. Ishant Sharma dropped, Abhishek Nayar in. This is not confirmed, let me remind you.

What we can confirm is that Irfan Pathan will definitely not be playing for Rest of India in the Irani Trophy against Mumbai. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will replace the injured Irfan. And after three ducks, Shane Watson has just scored a run! Trumpets ...

13.30 Hello everyone and welcome to the final league game of the 2009 Champions Trophy. Australia and Pakistan are playing over in Centurion, a match that Indian fans will also be keenly following. If you are an Indian supporter it doesn't look too good, given Pakistan's low score and the breaking news on Indian television channels that Sachin Tendulkar has been hit by a bout of food poisoning. That is not confirmed, but is flashing on several channels here in India.

I'm Jamie Alter, your commentator, and Sanjay is on scoring.

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In case you've missed it - and I seriously doubt any of you who care have - read this piece on what India need to do to qualify. By half time during this match India will know what exactly they need to do - if Australia lose, that is. Australia are chasing 206 to win over in Centurion.

0.1

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, fuller length and he gets some movement away from the bat, beating Fletcher who pushes forward rather meekly

0.2

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, pitches it up again, 121ks, gentle wobble off the seam from not too far from off stump and Fletcher leaves this ball be

0.3

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, 121ks again but this time he fractionally holds back the length and the ball sits up off the track to beat Fletcher, that is good bowling from PK

0.4

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, fuller ball, starts to move this one back in but its too far from outside off stump, Fletcher strides forward and shoulders arms, taking the ball on the pad, clearly struck outside the line

0.5

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, another inswinger, swings in and hits the front pad and this one is missing leg and too high so the appeal for lbw is turned down

0.6

Kumar to Fletcher, OUT, edged and taken! Praveen gets a wicket with a good ball, following up three outswingers and two inswingers with another away-moving delivery, this one gets the outer edge and first slip takes it to his left

ADS Fletcher c Dravid b Kumar 0 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That was a proper fast bowler's over, never mind that every ball was bowled between 120-122ks. Out, out, out in, in, out and wicket. Good start from Praveen.

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) West Indies 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • KOA Powell 0 (0b)
    • P Kumar 1-1-0-1

Nehra to bowl now.

1.1

Nehra to Powell, no run, pitches it up outside off and the batsman hits the ball to point

1.2

Nehra to Powell, no run, back of a length and he steers it to backward point

Third slip comes in ...

1.3

Nehra to Powell, no run, beaten as he pushes down the wrong line, that ball was pitched up just outside off and held its line as Powell got back to try and cover off stump

1.4

Nehra to Powell, no run, fractionally fuller in length as Nehra searches for movement, its not too far from off stump and now Powell opts to leave

1.5

Nehra to Powell, no run, gem! Again Nehra pitches the ball up and gets movement to beat the bat as Powell again pushes down the wrong line, feet not moving forward

1.6

Nehra to Powell, no run, a straighter one now and Powell defends it back

Over in Centurion, Afridi has taken a wicket. "Bharat Ratna coming up for him," sniggers a colleague.

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • KOA Powell 0 (6b)
    • DS Smith 0 (0b)
    • A Nehra 1-1-0-0
    • P Kumar 1-1-0-1

Back to two slips for Praveen.

2.1

Kumar to Smith, no run, full ball outside leg stump, hits the pads, cant be out

2.2

Kumar to Smith, no run, pitches outside leg again, gentle swing, this time he defends

2.3

Kumar to Smith, no run, again outside leg and swinging down, Smith tries to work the ball away but is late on the shot and the ball runs off his pads

2.4

Kumar to Smith, no run, pitches up outside off stump and gently comes in, Smith stabs at the ball and it rolls to the leg side

2.5

Kumar to Smith, no run, wider ball and he easily covers off stump and shoulders arms

2.6

Kumar to Smith, no run, gets across and defends to round off another maiden over

Tidy start from India. Not a run scored!

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • DS Smith 0 (6b)
    • KOA Powell 0 (6b)
    • P Kumar 2-2-0-1
    • A Nehra 1-1-0-0
3.1

Nehra to Powell, FOUR, speaking of runs, there's four of them! Nehra drags the ball down wide outside off stump and Powell cracks it away off the back foot past extra cover

3.2

Nehra to Powell, 1 run, fuller ball brings Powell forward hesitantly, bit of outswing and the ball runs down along the ground into the gap at backward point

Three slips when Nehra bowls ...

3.3

Nehra to Smith, no run, full outside off, by about a foot, swings in and Smith leaves it be

3.4

Nehra to Smith, no run, full again and he drives it firmly to the man at cover

3.5

Nehra to Smith, 1 run, back of a length, cuts back in from outside off, tapped for a single

3.6

Nehra to Powell, no run, good ball, back of a length on the stumps and Powell defends

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End of over 4 (6 runs) West Indies 6/1 (RR: 1.50)

    • KOA Powell 5 (9b 1x4)
    • DS Smith 1 (9b)
    • A Nehra 2-1-6-0
    • P Kumar 2-2-0-1
4.1

Kumar to Smith, no run, full and angling across, tempting the bat but Smith leaves

"Praveen Kumar looks to be in the Roger Binny mode.. gentle swing, accurate.. both ways, hard hitter in the lower order," says MV.

4.2

Kumar to Smith, FOUR, overpitched and Smith drives into the gap at extra cover, Harbhajan runs after it but the ball wins that race

4.3

Kumar to Smith, 3 runs, a bit too straight and he tucks it past square leg for three

4.4

Kumar to Powell, no run, pitches outside off stump and shapes back close to the batsman but he's got the sticks covered and leaves it be for Dhoni

4.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, cuts back in from around off and he defends it back

4.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, again he serves it up full and gets movement but the batsman leaves

End of over 5 (7 runs) West Indies 13/1 (RR: 2.60)

    • KOA Powell 5 (12b 1x4)
    • DS Smith 8 (12b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 3-2-7-1
    • A Nehra 2-1-6-0
5.1

Nehra to Smith, no run, outside off, goes for a shot and misses

5.2

Nehra to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads and turned away past square leg for two

5.3

Nehra to Smith, no run, hits a length, batsman is early into his drive, too much bottom hand, and the ball rolls back to Nehra

5.4

Nehra to Smith, no run, better defensive stuff this time, getting across to cover off stump and defend the ball back to Nehra

5.5

Nehra to Smith, FOUR, pitched up, doesn't get the desired swing and Smith plants himself forward and punches a sweet cover drive for four, top placement for him there

5.6

Nehra to Smith, 1 run, too straight so Smith hops across and knocks the ball for one

End of over 6 (7 runs) West Indies 20/1 (RR: 3.33)

    • DS Smith 15 (18b 2x4)
    • KOA Powell 5 (12b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 3-1-13-0
    • P Kumar 3-2-7-1

Praveen changes his angle ...

6.1

Kumar to Smith, no run, pitches it up outside off to lure a false shot and gets it too, Smith chasing without much foot movement and getting beaten by the subtle movement back in

6.2

Kumar to Smith, no run, hits a length and this time Smith shoulders arms

6.3

Kumar to Smith, no run, comes forward to cover the swing and defends well to point

Prakash Krishnagiri: "In reply to MVs comment..May be India should try Kumar as a Pinch hitter in this match. He is good hitter and if he manages to score runs for India, we might just find the right allrounder for India." Umm, no, sorry. That would be disaster. I've seen PK bat.

6.4

Kumar to Smith, 1 run, hello dolly! Short ball! Praveen digs it in and gets sharp lift off the track, the ball cuts back in sharply at good height and surprise Smith who falls back and hangs the bat out, the ball takes the outer edge and flies back over Dhoni safely

6.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, back to full and straight and Powell thuds forward in defense

6.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, sees a full ball and swishes at it, beaten by a fair ways

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 21/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • KOA Powell 5 (14b 1x4)
    • DS Smith 16 (22b 2x4)
    • P Kumar 4-2-8-1
    • A Nehra 3-1-13-0
7.1

Nehra to Smith, no run, ah, well bowled! Nehra pitches it up to get Smith pushing at the ball and then moves the ball away from the outer edge

7.2

Nehra to Smith, FOUR, good shot! Wasn't a short ball but Smith picked the length and swatted it down into the ground into the gap at midwicket

7.3

Nehra to Smith, 1 run, back of a length outside off, bit of room, Smith flashes it down through the gap between the slips and gully for a single

7.4

Nehra to Powell, OUT, good ball and that is edged! Superb delivery from Nehra, going back to his strongest area, pitching the ball up to get some swing and succeeds in getting the outer edge of Powell's bat as he just pushes at a gem of a delivery

KOA Powell c †Dhoni b Nehra 5 (32m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Travis Dowlin comes in. Nehra is bowling well.

7.5

Nehra to Dowlin, 1 run, strays down the pads and Dowlin tucks the ball off his pads

7.6

Nehra to Smith, OUT, another one, down to a loose shot! Smith goes this time, just chasing a back of a length ball outside off that gently deviates after pitching, he hangs his bat out and Dhoni makes no mistake, Smith really should have gotten in line but was nowhere

DS Smith c †Dhoni b Nehra 21 (31m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Terrific start from India after Dhoni opted to field. The top order has been sent back.

End of over 8 (6 runs) West Indies 27/3 (RR: 3.37)

    • TM Dowlin 1 (1b)
    • A Nehra 4-1-19-2
    • P Kumar 4-2-8-1
8.1

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, back of a length on leg stump and defended to midwicket

8.2

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, pitches wider and leaves him but he reaches out and slaps the ball to backward point

8.3

Kumar to Dowlin, 1 run, wrong line, down the pads and worked around the corner for one

8.4

Kumar to Reifer, no run, pitches it up, gets some movement, batsman plays it out

8.5

Kumar to Reifer, 1 leg bye, swings down the pads from a full length, Reifer stabs it and it gets an inside edge down into the gap at short fine leg

8.6

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, too full and down the leg stump, ball clips a bit of the pads and Dhoni dives to collect

End of over 9 (2 runs) West Indies 29/3 (RR: 3.22)

    • TM Dowlin 2 (5b)
    • FL Reifer 0 (2b)
    • P Kumar 5-2-9-1
    • A Nehra 4-1-19-2
9.1

Nehra to Reifer, 1 run, dropped by Karthik who tries to take it from second slip! Nehra pitches it up and moves the ball away, Reifer is sucked into the poor shot and the ball takes the edge and is heading towards Dravid at first slip but Karthik interferes and muffs the take

Not sure why Karthik went for the catch. It looked more like Dravid's catch. Nehra is denied a third.

9.2

Nehra to Dowlin, no run, full and going away and Dowlin shoulders arms

9.3

Nehra to Dowlin, no run, on the pads and worked to the man at midwicket

9.4

Nehra to Dowlin, no run, back of a length on the stumps and Dowlin defends well

9.5

Nehra to Dowlin, no run, again back of a length, Dowlin gets in line and defends

9.6

Nehra to Dowlin, no run, a wee bit wider and he forces it to the off side, cant find the gap

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End of over 10 (1 run) West Indies 30/3 (RR: 3.00)

    • TM Dowlin 2 (10b)
    • FL Reifer 1 (3b)
    • A Nehra 5-1-20-2
    • P Kumar 5-2-9-1
10.1

Kumar to Reifer, no run, pushes forward to a full ball and drives it down to mid-off

10.2

Kumar to Reifer, 1 wide, short ball strays well down the leg side for a wide

10.2

Kumar to Reifer, OUT, easy catch and this time it is Karthik who takes it! Praveen pitches it across Reifer and he pokes at a ball he could have easily let be, pays the price, edging an easy catch that Karthik, at second slip, cups to his left

FL Reifer c Karthik b Kumar 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

This could be over before the lights are turned on. Four down for 31. Here's Bernard.

10.3

Kumar to Bernard, 1 run, hits a length and Bernard steers it down to backward point

10.4

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, now its the inswinger, pitched up on middle and leg and moves down a fair ways, Dowlin stabs at the ball and misses, Taufel reckons it was doing too much and replays show the ball would have missed leg stump

10.5

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, pitches up outside off and no shot offered

10.6

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, struck on the pads again, just outside the line, turned down

End of over 11 (2 runs) West Indies 32/4 (RR: 2.90)

    • TM Dowlin 2 (13b)
    • DE Bernard 1 (1b)
    • P Kumar 6-2-11-2
    • A Nehra 5-1-20-2
11.1

Nehra to Bernard, 1 run, pitches outside leg stump, he gets across the sticks and works the ball into the gap behind square leg

11.2

Nehra to Dowlin, 1 run, again too straight and Dowlin pushes the ball to midwicket

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11.3

Nehra to Bernard, no run, gets back and hits the ball with too much bottom hand to cover

11.4

Nehra to Bernard, no run, tucks the ball off his pads to square leg

Nehra changes the angle ..

11.5

Nehra to Bernard, no run, full just outside off, swings back in and hits the bat high on the front flap, struck ever so marginally outside the line and turned down by Taufel, but superb bowling

11.6

Nehra to Bernard, no run, bangs it in and gets good carry to Dhoni after Bernard leaves

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 34/4 (RR: 2.83)

    • DE Bernard 2 (6b)
    • TM Dowlin 3 (14b)
    • A Nehra 6-1-22-2
    • P Kumar 6-2-11-2
12.1

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, hits a length on middle and off and Dowlin defends uneasily

12.2

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, short of a length and dabbed off the back foot to cover

There's been swing, there's been carry. Good bowling from this pair.

12.3

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, shoulders arms to one pitched up wide of off stump

12.4

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, hits a length on middle and off and deviates, defended off the back foot

12.5

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, wrong line, down the leg stump, hits the pads and rolls away

12.6

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, back to a full length and that immediately gets PK some inswing, but the batsman is also ready to the task and smothers the movement with a long stride

End of over 13 (maiden) West Indies 34/4 (RR: 2.61)

    • TM Dowlin 3 (20b)
    • DE Bernard 2 (6b)
    • P Kumar 7-3-11-2
    • A Nehra 6-1-22-2

First change and its Nayar to the tune of "Its the time to Disco". Just one slip in place.

13.1

Nayar to Bernard, 1 run, hits a full length to get the batsman defending the ball to point

13.2

Nayar to Dowlin, no run, short and wide, Dowlin reaches out to cut but ends up toe-ending the ball down into the ground in front of point

13.3

Nayar to Dowlin, 1 no ball, oversteps and bowls it wide, Dowlin chases and misses

Free hit coming up ...

13.3

Nayar to Dowlin, 1 wide, full and wide, bad ball, Dowlin flashes and misses, wide called

13.3

Nayar to Dowlin, 1 run, caught but it won't count, Dowlin runs down and flays the bat at another ball that would have been called wide, slashes it up and extra cover takes it

13.4

Nayar to Bernard, 1 run, wide half volley, chases it and beats cover for one

13.5

Nayar to Dowlin, no run, full ball, gets forward and defends soundly to cover

13.6

Nayar to Dowlin, no run, shoulders arms to one pitched up wide of off stump

Not the best of starts. A bit generous with the extras.

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 39/4 (RR: 2.78)

    • TM Dowlin 4 (25b)
    • DE Bernard 4 (8b)
    • AM Nayar 1-0-5-0
    • P Kumar 7-3-11-2
14.1

Kumar to Bernard, no run, back of a length on the stumps, hint of seam, defended to point

14.2

Kumar to Bernard, 1 run, slashes a full and wide ball square on the off side for one

14.3

Kumar to Dowlin, 1 run, another inswinger, gets back and works the ball to midwicket

14.4

Kumar to Bernard, no run, leans into a full ball and drives down to mid-off, well stopped

14.5

Kumar to Bernard, 1 run, gentle seam-up stuff, gets the batsman steering past backward point

14.6

Kumar to Dowlin, 1 wide, slow bouncer outside leg stump and Dowlin leaves it be

14.6

Kumar to Dowlin, no run, good ball to end the over, back of a length and defended

Its 43 for 4.

End of over 15 (4 runs) West Indies 43/4 (RR: 2.86)

    • TM Dowlin 5 (27b)
    • DE Bernard 6 (12b)
    • P Kumar 8-3-15-2
    • AM Nayar 1-0-5-0
15.1

Nayar to Bernard, 1 run, wide ball, slashes at it end gets a thick outside edge past gully

15.2

Nayar to Dowlin, no run, full again, he too chases it and misses out

15.3

Nayar to Dowlin, 1 run, firm little push there, just leaning and driving the ball to extra cover

15.4

Nayar to Bernard, FOUR, good shot, collects the ball from middle and leg and picks the gap at square leg, into the wide spaces and the sweeper cannot get there in time

15.5

Nayar to Bernard, no run, ah, beaten! Pushes at a ball which hits a length and slowly deviates

15.6

Nayar to Bernard, no run, straighter ball, bit of cut back in, pitches middle and off and Bernard defends with a thin inside edge

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End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 49/4 (RR: 3.06)

    • DE Bernard 11 (16b 1x4)
    • TM Dowlin 6 (29b)
    • AM Nayar 2-0-11-0
    • P Kumar 8-3-15-2

India's chances are fading as Australia are chasing well in Centurion. Dhoni has given the wicketkeeping role to Karthik and has taken the ball. Hmm.

16.1

Dhoni to Dowlin, FOUR, starts off with a terrible short ball outside off and it gets the treatment, hammered into the gap between midwicket and mid-on

16.2

Dhoni to Dowlin, FOUR, lovely bowling, short and wide outside off stump, a real freebie, and this one is slapped into the gap at cover for four more .. superb captaincy this!

16.3

Dhoni to Dowlin, no run, full this time down the pads and pushed to midwicket

16.4

Dhoni to Dowlin, OUT, well now, a wicket, and played on! Dhoni pitches the ball up much fuller and Dowlin defends, getting a thin inside edge that hits off stump, don't know how many saw that one coming

TM Dowlin b Dhoni 14 (42m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.42

Dhoni gets his first ODI wicket. West Indies are 57 for 5.

16.5

Dhoni to Sammy, no run, back of a length and defended to the off side

16.6

Dhoni to Sammy, 1 run, on the stumps and pushed to midwicket

Two terrible balls for four and then a wicket. Still not sure why Dhoni is bowling.

End of over 17 (9 runs) West Indies 58/5 (RR: 3.41)

    • DJG Sammy 1 (2b)
    • DE Bernard 11 (16b 1x4)
    • MS Dhoni 1-0-9-1
    • AM Nayar 2-0-11-0
17.1

Nayar to Sammy, 1 run, drives it down the ground for a single, Harbhajan fails to hit the stumps

17.2

Nayar to Bernard, 2 runs, comes onto the front foot and opens the face, steering a single

17.3

Nayar to Bernard, no run, pitched up again, driven to extra cover comfortably

17.4

Nayar to Bernard, no run, pitches on off stump and Sammy defends it back

17.5

Nayar to Bernard, 1 run, full again on off stump, pushed square on the off side, sets off, Dhoni collects and fires flat throw but can't connect

17.6

Nayar to Sammy, 2 runs, change of pace, pitched up and that is well pushed to extra cover

End of over 18 (6 runs) West Indies 64/5 (RR: 3.55)

    • DJG Sammy 4 (4b)
    • DE Bernard 14 (20b 1x4)
    • AM Nayar 3-0-17-0
    • MS Dhoni 1-0-9-1
18.1

Dhoni to Bernard, no run, pitches it up outside off stump, ball clips the pad and they appeal for a catch

18.2

Dhoni to Bernard, 1 run, on the stumps and pushed to the off side for one

Param: "Dhoni has gone crazy, he is bowling himself before harbhajan and mishra, even if he gets a wicket it will be humiliating to regulars."

18.3

Dhoni to Sammy, no run, too straight and that one is nudged to midwicket

18.4

Dhoni to Sammy, 2 runs, good ball, gets some swing back in off a full length, the ball cuts back and there is a noise as the ball slips between bat and pad, Karthik dives full stretch but cannot collect ... runs signalled so yes, there was bat on ball

18.5

Dhoni to Sammy, 1 leg bye, tapped away for a single

18.6

Dhoni to Bernard, 1 wide, full outside off stump and gets sharp swing away from the batsman, the umpire calls wide

18.6

Dhoni to Bernard, 1 run, back of a length and he pushes the ball to point

Rohan: "Dhoni is bowling for fun because he knows that they out of the Champions Trophy."

End of over 19 (6 runs) West Indies 70/5 (RR: 3.68)

    • DE Bernard 16 (23b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 6 (7b)
    • MS Dhoni 2-0-14-1
    • AM Nayar 3-0-17-0

Spin now and its Harbhajan from over the stumps with one slip.

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, sharp turn and some bounce, spins down the pads, Karthik takes

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, 3 runs, spins back from outside off, batsman gets over the ball and runs it past slip

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, spins down the pads again, Sammy doesn't play a shot and Karthik collects and breaks the stumps

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, 1 run, turns in again from just outside off, this time Sammy whips it fine

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, lunges forward to one tossed up outside off, much slower, and pads the ball away to the leg side, good turn on view so far from Harbhajan

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, flights it outside off again and Bernard gets a long way forward

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 74/5 (RR: 3.70)

    • DE Bernard 19 (27b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 7 (9b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-4-0
    • MS Dhoni 2-0-14-1

Dhoni takes himself off and calls on Mishra. Legspin and offspin from both ends.

20.1

Mishra to Sammy, no run, spins away from a short length and Sammy hits it into the off side

20.2

Mishra to Sammy, no run, plenty of air on that one, dips into Sammy who drives to cover

20.3

Mishra to Sammy, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and Sammy defends it back

20.4

Mishra to Sammy, no run, spins away from just outside off and Sammy watches it go

20.5

Mishra to Sammy, 2 runs, turn again but the length is too short so Sammy goes back and bunts the ball past midwicket out to Nayar in the deep

20.6

Mishra to Sammy, no run, too short and so even with the sharp turn Sammy can go back and hit the ball to cover

End of over 21 (2 runs) West Indies 76/5 (RR: 3.61)

    • DJG Sammy 9 (15b)
    • DE Bernard 19 (27b 1x4)
    • A Mishra 1-0-2-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-4-0
21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, 1 run, too fine and Bernard brushes it off his pads for one

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, good bounce on this one, Sammy gets over it and defends

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, tosses it up, Sammy gets well over the turn and defends

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, 1 run, turn and bounce again but Sammy waits for the last second before turning the ball around the corner, very well played

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, comes forward to a fuller, flatter ball and whips it to midwicket

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, slows the pace, lands it on a length and he plays it back

End of over 22 (2 runs) West Indies 78/5 (RR: 3.54)

    • DE Bernard 20 (30b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 10 (18b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-6-0
    • A Mishra 1-0-2-0
22.1

Mishra to Sammy, 1 run, goes through with a free flow of the arms, driving a flighted ball over cover

22.2

Mishra to Bernard, no run, flights a legbreak and he comes forward to defend

22.3

Mishra to Bernard, no run, sharp turn, Bernard gets back to steer the ball fine but misses

22.4

Mishra to Bernard, no run, fuller in length and he drives off the front foot to cover

22.5

Mishra to Bernard, 1 run, again too much room and that is square-driven on the off side

22.6

Mishra to Sammy, 2 runs, slower and straighter ball, the googly, on-driven for an easy two

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End of over 23 (4 runs) West Indies 82/5 (RR: 3.56)

    • DJG Sammy 13 (20b)
    • DE Bernard 21 (34b 1x4)
    • A Mishra 2-0-6-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-6-0
23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, spins in and he plays at it, beaten for turn and bounce, the ball kissing his pads and ballooning up to the leg side safely

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, tossed up and defended

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, slower and fuller, gets Bernard across and tries to whip the ball but is beaten for turn

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, gets across and defends

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, strides a long way in, ball turns in and again takes the pads

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, uses his feet to try and whip a flatter ball away but inside-edges

End of over 24 (maiden) West Indies 82/5 (RR: 3.41)

    • DE Bernard 21 (40b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 13 (20b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-6-0
    • A Mishra 2-0-6-0
24.1

Mishra to Sammy, no run, googly, hurries into him off a short length and he gets a bit of wood on the attempted cut, flashing the ball down to backward point

24.2

Mishra to Sammy, no run, slower ball on the stumps, Sammy defends it back watchfully

24.3

Mishra to Sammy, 1 run, again too wide and Sammy cuts it away on the off side

24.4

Mishra to Bernard, no run, slows the pace, flights it up, and Bernard plays it to cover

24.5

Mishra to Bernard, 1 run, stabs at another googly and the ball dribbles in front of midwicket

24.6

Mishra to Sammy, no run, flights it outside off stump, no turn and he leaves it alone

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 84/5 (RR: 3.36)

    • DJG Sammy 14 (24b)
    • DE Bernard 22 (42b 1x4)
    • A Mishra 3-0-8-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-6-0
25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, 1 leg bye, flat ball on leg stump, turned with the spin around the corner

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, slower one, pushed it through and he stabs at the ball

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, not much turn, straighter one, patted back down the track

25.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, flat and straight ball, defended back to Harbhajan

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, 1 run, uses his feet to take it on the full, clipping past midwicket

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bernard, no run, slower one, the doosra, hits him outside the line as he plays forward and tries to work it across the pads for a single, the ball balloons up and a wide slip takes it

End of over 26 (2 runs) West Indies 86/5 (RR: 3.30)

    • DE Bernard 22 (44b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 15 (28b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-1-7-0
    • A Mishra 3-0-8-0
26.1

Mishra to Sammy, no run, gets back and pushes a short ball into the off side

26.2

Mishra to Sammy, no run, no turn, wide ball, gets back and cuts the ball wide of gully

26.3

Mishra to Sammy, 2 runs, again he offers room and Sammy slaps it down to Nehra in the deep

26.4

Mishra to Sammy, 1 run, good shot, stands tall and punches it to cover for one more

26.5

Mishra to Bernard, no run, some turn now, Bernard gets a long way in and defends

26.6

Mishra to Bernard, OUT, well held on the second attempt! Mishra persists with the ball flighted wide of off stump, Bernard goes for the cut and edges, Dravid juggles at first slip and holds on

DE Bernard c Dravid b Mishra 22 (63m 46b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.82

End of over 27 (3 runs) West Indies 89/6 (RR: 3.29)

    • DJG Sammy 18 (32b)
    • A Mishra 4-0-11-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-1-7-0

West Indies have taken the batting Powerplay.. Good partnership here.

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, spins in with the angle, he goes back and bunts it to midwicket

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, 2 runs, reaches out and slaps a fuller ball into the off side

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, 1 run, spins in from off stump, defended to midwicket, sets off, Sammy charges out and then has to dive to make hit home as Dhoni hits the stumps, it is referred but not out is the call as Harbhajan collects and deflects the ball with the bat just across the line

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Crandon, no run, spins away and he plays the ball straight to point

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Crandon, no run, comes forward, then back, and plays the ball away

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to Crandon, no run, tucked around the corner to short fine leg

End of over 28 (3 runs) West Indies 92/6 (RR: 3.28)

    • RT Crandon 0 (3b)
    • DJG Sammy 21 (35b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-10-0
    • A Mishra 4-0-11-1
28.1

Mishra to Sammy, 1 run, too wide, reaches out and cracks the ball past the covers

28.2

Mishra to Crandon, no run, slower one, gets back and over the bounce and hits it to cover

28.3

Mishra to Crandon, no run, straighter, quicker one on middle and leg, just manages to get bat on ball

28.4

Mishra to Crandon, FOUR, googly, but too short and wide and he gets over the bounce to back-cut it with superb placement, that was asking for trouble

28.5

Mishra to Crandon, 1 run, again he gets turn but its too wide, a cramped cut into the off side

28.6

Mishra to Sammy, 1 run, spins back in, he is again cramped but manages to cut it away

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End of over 29 (7 runs) West Indies 99/6 (RR: 3.41)

    • DJG Sammy 23 (37b)
    • RT Crandon 5 (7b 1x4)
    • A Mishra 5-0-18-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-1-10-0

Nehra comes back ...

29.1

Nehra to Sammy, OUT, and he strikes first ball! Sammy gets one leg up, ala Lara, and swats a short ball off his pads but its in the air out to deep square leg where Mishra takes it above his head, fumbles, and latches on

DJG Sammy c Mishra b Nehra 23 (43m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.52

29.2

Nehra to Miller, 1 wide, leaves him with the angle across and no shot offered

29.2

Nehra to Miller, no run, pitches on a length and he plays the ball to cover

29.3

Nehra to Miller, no run, pitches on leg and swings it in, he pushes it down the track

29.4

Nehra to Miller, no run, short of a length and he drops the hands to allow the ball pass

29.5

Nehra to Miller, no run, comes onto the front foot and pushes the ball to cover

29.6

Nehra to Miller, no run, change of pace, slides the ball across the batsman who plays and misses

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 100/7 (RR: 3.33)

    • NO Miller 0 (5b)
    • RT Crandon 5 (7b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 7-1-23-3
    • A Mishra 5-0-18-1
30.1

Harbhajan Singh to Crandon, 1 leg bye, quicker ball slides in and strikes him high on the front flap as he shapes to flick across the line, that was too high and doing too much and he was well down

30.2

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, spins in and beats him on the forward press, goes down the pads

30.3

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, spins down and takes the pads

30.4

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, slower through the air, defended off the front foot

30.5

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, 1 run, flatter ball, worked off the pads past square leg

30.6

Harbhajan Singh to Crandon, OUT, tosses it up, slows the pace, gets some turn back in and beats an ambitious drive, the ball sneaking back in to disturb the stumps

RT Crandon b Harbhajan Singh 5 (19m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Australia have just lost two wickets in succession in Centurion. They need 31 with four wickets and 52 balls remaining. Here it is 102 for 8.

End of over 31 (2 runs) West Indies 102/8 (RR: 3.29)

    • NO Miller 1 (9b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-11-1
    • A Nehra 7-1-23-3

Kemar Roach joins Miller. Mishra to bowl. One slip on.

31.1

Mishra to Miller, no run, slowly tosses up the legspinner, easily left alone

31.2

Mishra to Miller, 1 wide, spins away again, sharp turn, again left alone for Dhoni

31.2

Mishra to Miller, no run, gets across and leaves it be

31.3

Mishra to Miller, 2 runs, goes hard, goes straight and goes over mid-on, Praveen collects and parries the ball back in

31.4

Mishra to Miller, no run, gets back and defends to the off side

31.5

Mishra to Miller, no run, slower ball, no turn, defended back

Australia have lost another .. White goes ...

31.6

Mishra to Miller, SIX, shot! Uses his feet and swings the ball over mid-on for six

End of over 32 (9 runs) West Indies 111/8 (RR: 3.46)

    • NO Miller 9 (15b 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 0 (0b)
    • A Mishra 6-0-27-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-1-11-1

Short leg comes in too ...

32.1

Harbhajan Singh to Roach, 1 run, spins down the pads, tucked wide of the catcher

Now the catchers go back ...

32.2

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, 1 run, topspinner on off stump, gets over it and defends to the off

Back come slip and short leg ...

32.3

Harbhajan Singh to Roach, no run, spins down and he turns the ball to short leg

32.4

Harbhajan Singh to Roach, 1 run, straighter ball, gets back and runs it wide of slip

32.5

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, tossed up and he gets a long way forward to defend

32.6

Harbhajan Singh to Miller, no run, slower ball on leg stump, good dip on that one, patted back

End of over 33 (3 runs) West Indies 114/8 (RR: 3.45)

    • NO Miller 10 (18b 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 2 (3b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-14-1
    • A Mishra 6-0-27-1

Nehra gets the ball again ...

33.1

Nehra to Roach, no run, full outside off stump, lets it go to Karthik

There is a wide fly slip ...

33.2

Nehra to Roach, 1 run, presses him right back on the crease and Roach turns it to square

33.3

Nehra to Miller, FOUR, leans into a half volley and drives that excellently between the covers

33.4

Nehra to Miller, 1 run, full on off stump, confidently played to extra cover off the front foot

33.5

Nehra to Roach, no run, snorter surprises him, spitting up off a cracker off a shorter length and he removes a hand off the bat as he uneasily plays it back down safely

33.6

Nehra to Roach, 1 wide, bouncer down leg stump, Roach flinches as a wide is called

33.6

Nehra to Roach, 1 run, on the pads and worked into the gap at square leg for one

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End of over 34 (8 runs) West Indies 122/8 (RR: 3.58)

    • KAJ Roach 4 (7b)
    • NO Miller 15 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • A Nehra 8-1-31-3
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-1-14-1

Slip in place ...

34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Roach, no run, tossed up and defended

34.2

Harbhajan Singh to Roach, no run, spins back in and he works the ball back

A silly point comes on now .. three catchers around the bat ...

34.3

Harbhajan Singh to Roach, OUT, and he makes himself felt first ball, does Gambhir! Roach stabs forward to one tossed up outside off stump and pops up an inside-edged catch to silly point

KAJ Roach c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 4 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Nine wickets down ... out walks Gavin Tonge. Slip, gully, silly point and short leg on.

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tonge, no run, goes back and defends to the off side

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Tonge, no run, presses forward and smothers the turn

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tonge, no run, oh, close! Stays low and turns in sharply to beat the attempted cut

End of over 35 (wicket maiden) West Indies 122/9 (RR: 3.48)

    • GC Tonge 0 (3b)
    • NO Miller 15 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-2-14-2
    • A Nehra 8-1-31-3

Praveen into the attack ...

35.1

Kumar to Miller, 1 run, starts off full and Miller drives to extra cover with fluency

35.2

Kumar to Tonge, 1 run, back of a length and Tonge drives off the back foot to extra cover

35.3

Kumar to Miller, no run, slow cutter off a shorter length, he feels for it off the back foot and misses, the ball dies as Karthik takes

Gary Kirsten is laughing as he watches Australia lose their eighth wicket in Centurion.

35.4

Kumar to Miller, 1 run, gets back and tall to punch the ball into the off side for one

35.5

Kumar to Tonge, FOUR, too short and that one is pulled superbly into the gap at square leg, beating the sweeper giving chase in the deep

35.6

Kumar to Tonge, OUT, all over and off rush the Indians to the dressing room! Tonge goes for another pull to one banged in much shorter, he's hurried into the shot and Praveen holds the simplest of top edges as West Indies are bowled out for 129 in 36 overs

GC Tonge c & b Kumar 5 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

17.05 Good work by India after opting to field. Nehra and Praveen were the best. The spinners did well, especially Harbhajan who was very economical. Mishra will want to bowl a little quicker, perhaps. Dhoni even got a wicket. India will come out to bat soon. Stay tuned.

End of over 36 (7 runs) West Indies 129/10 (RR: 3.58)

    • NO Miller 17 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 9-3-22-3
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-2-14-2
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