West Indies tour of India, 1st ODI: India v West Indies at Cuttack, Nov 29, 2011
India won by 1 wicket (with 7 balls remaining)
29 November 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
  West Indies innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal LMP Simmons b Yadav 19 48 30 2 1 63.33
9.6 89.5 mph, life is fair. Umesh, easily the best bowler so far today, has a wicket. Simmons never really came to grips with his pace. Another one blasts its way through an apologetically late attempt at a cut. The ball blitzed in, took the inside edge and made a mess of the furniture. 52/3
View dismissal AB Barath c †Patel b Vinay Kumar 17 19 13 3 0 130.76
4.2 80.3 mph, what an absolute beaut of a delivery! No pace on that, it didn't have to be fast. It just kept coming in out of his hand, but after landing back of a length, it just kept going away. Barath was on the back foot, and got squared up as he kept moving the bat to the right in search of the ball, but all he got was a thin outside edge through to Parthiv. Tony Hill takes his time, but gets the decision right. 18/1
View dismissal MN Samuels b Aaron 10 17 11 2 0 90.90
8.1 84.1 mph, timber! Samuels ends up looking as clumsy as humpty dumpty. Aaron gets his natural inward shape from a length. Samuels is stuck with the most curious stance since Chanderpaul, and just lunges forward to feel for it. One leg is in Cuttack, the other in Bhubaneshwar and the bat somewhere in between. He is beaten by the inward movement, the ball hits the back pad and disturbs leg stump. Might have been saved if the stance wasn't so open. Or so weird. 46/2
View dismissal DM Bravo b Raina 60 107 74 6 0 81.08
34.4 57.6 mph, bowled him! Raina's quicker one - 94 kph - does the trick. It landed on off, but didn't turn away like the other deliveries. It just skidded on as Bravo drove loosely away from the body. The ball slipped past the inner half of the bat and hit off stump. End of a very good innings, just before the Powerplay too. 154/5
View dismissal DP Hyatt run out (Vinay Kumar/†Patel) 31 70 54 2 1 57.40
26.3 Raina to Bravo, The hotel runs out of rooms. In fact the intercom has conked off. Hyatt is gone. Back of a length outside off, Bravo cuts it to deep point and they think of two. Hyatt ambled to the batting end and turned blind. Bravo was hollering a series of "No!"s from the bowler's end, he wasn't looking for the second at all once Vinay fired in a powerful throw. Hyatt hears him only when he is close enough to. Parthiv manages to collect and break the stumps, despite coming close to falling down in anticipatory glee. 127/4
View dismissal KA Pollard c Kohli b Ashwin 13 33 33 0 0 39.39
36.5 49.4 mph, Pollard's woes against spin continue. Ashwin strikes. Short of a length and spinning in, Pollard stays back and tries to hoist it out of the ground, but picks out long-on. Horrible stroke. 159/6
View dismissal D Ramdin c & b Yadav 14 29 34 0 0 41.17
44.2 87.8 mph, and gone. Yadav recovers nicely on his followthrough to run back towards the umpire and complete a return catch. Ramdin stayed back and was looking to swing to the leg side, but ends up getting a meek edge. 183/8
View dismissal DJG Sammy* b Jadeja 0 12 8 0 0 0.00
41.3 55.9 mph, Gone. Jadeja's turn to slip in the arm ball past a confused West Indies batsmen with neither the footwork nor the eye to deal with such variations. Sammy doesn't cover the line, doesn't spot the deviation and just hangs the bat limply in hope for turn. He's haplessly outside the line, and the ball shoots through to strike timber. 169/7
View dismissal AD Russell b Aaron 22 23 20 2 1 110.00
47.4 71.6 mph, We have seen pace, we have seen spin and now we see lack of pace get a wicket. 115 kph from Aaron, he's delighted to have a wicket with that one. Russell spots it late and looks to force the cut away through point, but gets an inside edge onto him stumps, to leave Aaron grinning with glee. 200/9
KAJ Roach not out 12 24 15 1 0 80.00
A Martin not out 3 9 8 0 0 37.50
Extras (lb 4, w 6) 10
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 200 mins) 211 (4.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket R Vinay Kumar 6 0 27 1 4.50 25 3 1 (1w)
4.2 to Barath, 80.3 mph, what an absolute beaut of a delivery! No pace on that, it didn't have to be fast. It just kept coming in out of his hand, but after landing back of a length, it just kept going away. Barath was on the back foot, and got squared up as he kept moving the bat to the right in search of the ball, but all he got was a thin outside edge through to Parthiv. Tony Hill takes his time, but gets the decision right. 18/1
View wickets UT Yadav 8 1 33 2 4.12 34 4 1
9.6 to Simmons, 89.5 mph, life is fair. Umesh, easily the best bowler so far today, has a wicket. Simmons never really came to grips with his pace. Another one blasts its way through an apologetically late attempt at a cut. The ball blitzed in, took the inside edge and made a mess of the furniture. 52/3
44.2 to Ramdin, 87.8 mph, and gone. Yadav recovers nicely on his followthrough to run back towards the umpire and complete a return catch. Ramdin stayed back and was looking to swing to the leg side, but ends up getting a meek edge. 183/8
View wickets VR Aaron 9 0 47 2 5.22 29 5 0 (4w)
8.1 to Samuels, 84.1 mph, timber! Samuels ends up looking as clumsy as humpty dumpty. Aaron gets his natural inward shape from a length. Samuels is stuck with the most curious stance since Chanderpaul, and just lunges forward to feel for it. One leg is in Cuttack, the other in Bhubaneshwar and the bat somewhere in between. He is beaten by the inward movement, the ball hits the back pad and disturbs leg stump. Might have been saved if the stance wasn't so open. Or so weird. 46/2
47.4 to Russell, 71.6 mph, We have seen pace, we have seen spin and now we see lack of pace get a wicket. 115 kph from Aaron, he's delighted to have a wicket with that one. Russell spots it late and looks to force the cut away through point, but gets an inside edge onto him stumps, to leave Aaron grinning with glee. 200/9
View wicket R Ashwin 10 1 30 1 3.00 39 2 0 (1w)
36.5 to Pollard, 49.4 mph, Pollard's woes against spin continue. Ashwin strikes. Short of a length and spinning in, Pollard stays back and tries to hoist it out of the ground, but picks out long-on. Horrible stroke. 159/6
View wicket RA Jadeja 10 0 42 1 4.20 34 3 1
41.3 to Sammy, 55.9 mph, Gone. Jadeja's turn to slip in the arm ball past a confused West Indies batsmen with neither the footwork nor the eye to deal with such variations. Sammy doesn't cover the line, doesn't spot the deviation and just hangs the bat limply in hope for turn. He's haplessly outside the line, and the ball shoots through to strike timber. 169/7
View wicket SK Raina 5 0 20 1 4.00 14 1 0
34.4 to Bravo, 57.6 mph, bowled him! Raina's quicker one - 94 kph - does the trick. It landed on off, but didn't turn away like the other deliveries. It just skidded on as Bravo drove loosely away from the body. The ball slipped past the inner half of the bat and hit off stump. End of a very good innings, just before the Powerplay too. 154/5
  RG Sharma 2 0 8 0 4.00 4 0 0
  India innings (target: 212 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Patel c Martin b Roach 12 18 13 2 0 92.30
4.1 87.5 mph, Parthiv wastes yet another chance to make an impression. When will he take his batting seriously? Short and wide outside off, it was there for the smashing, but Parthiv doesn't bother to keep it down. Cut with delicious timing, but straight to point. 37/1
View dismissal V Sehwag* b Russell 20 55 29 3 0 68.96
9.3 82.2 mph, Timber! Sehwag is gone now, bowled through the gate. He goes for a loose drive to a length ball nipping in off the seam prodigiously. He hasn't had many chances to come forward, and when he did, he was very loose, pushing well away from the body. The ball slips through easily and hits the stumps. Kohli was at least trying to close the gap, Sehwag was just opening it further and further. India in dire straits. 51/4
View dismissal G Gambhir c †Ramdin b Roach 4 3 3 1 0 133.33
4.4 87.7 mph, Two in the over, Gambhir gone now! Again short, again wide, again Gambhir tries to cut over the top, but this time it bounces extra and takes a thin edge, straight into the keeper's gloves. If Sehwag is worried, he isn't showing it. He walks across to umpire Tarapore and has a smile and a chat about the dismissal. 41/2
View dismissal V Kohli b Roach 3 13 6 0 0 50.00
6.3 86.8 mph, Roach strikes again, Kohli is gone and we have a match on our hands! Roach nips this one in off the seam, Kohli gets across in a lazy manner without getting bat and pad close together and the ball darts through before he can drag the bat back in. It bounced a bit more too after hitting the seam to hit the top of the stumps. Kohli looks stunned. 47/3
View dismissal RG Sharma b Martin 72 185 99 3 1 72.72
45.2 55.0 mph, Wicket! West Indies thought the match was past their reach, but is it? They are favourites now. Rohit has gone, playing all over a straight ball from Martin that somehow finds its way onto the stumps. It didn't turn, it just slipped along and missed Rohit's flick, hit the pad and changed direction to hit the stumps. He throws his head back in frustration as he walks back. India need 11 now and have only the fast bowlers left. 201/8
View dismissal SK Raina c Bravo b Russell 5 10 7 0 0 71.42
11.2 82.3 mph, Raina gone, and West Indies are favourites to win this now. He was hopelessly early on a shot now. 137 kph, full ball outside off, Raina leans out early and scoops the drive straight to mid-on. That dismissal was softer than a baby's bottom. 59/5
View dismissal RA Jadeja c Simmons b Pollard 38 73 62 3 0 61.29
28.3 66.4 mph, Jadeja has thrown it away, and West Indies are right back in this. Full and wide of off stump, he goes at it without getting entirely across and ends up slashing uppishly straight to point. 142/6
View dismissal R Ashwin run out (Hyatt/†Ramdin/Sammy) 6 17 10 0 0 60.00
31.5 Sammy to Sharma, deja vu for Ashwin! Disaster! Slow offcutter outside off, Rohit cut it to the deep and was always coming back for the second run. He was running to the danger end. It is Rohit's call, Ashwin kept saying no, but Rohit was halfway back and kept running. Ashwin eventually took off for the second, and like the other day, he started hopelessly late. The keeper has enough time to collect and relay it to the bowler. 159/7
View dismissal R Vinay Kumar c Roach b Sammy 18 67 48 1 0 37.50
46.1 77.2 mph, brainfreeze! Vinay has thrown it away. Is this his Srinath moment? Full length ball outside off, he decides to take matters into his own hand and tries to launch this over the off side. He can't quite get under it, and scoops it to mid-off who tumbles and pouches. Vinay looks gutted. The other fast bowler from Karnataka used to play such madcap shots too. 201/9
VR Aaron not out 6 17 11 1 0 54.54
UT Yadav not out 6 13 9 1 0 66.66
Extras (lb 3, w 16, nb 4) 23
  Total (9 wickets; 48.5 overs; 240 mins) 213 (4.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KAJ Roach 10 0 46 3 4.60 40 2 0 (3nb, 5w)
4.1 to Patel, 87.5 mph, Parthiv wastes yet another chance to make an impression. When will he take his batting seriously? Short and wide outside off, it was there for the smashing, but Parthiv doesn't bother to keep it down. Cut with delicious timing, but straight to point. 37/1
4.4 to Gambhir, 87.7 mph, Two in the over, Gambhir gone now! Again short, again wide, again Gambhir tries to cut over the top, but this time it bounces extra and takes a thin edge, straight into the keeper's gloves. If Sehwag is worried, he isn't showing it. He walks across to umpire Tarapore and has a smile and a chat about the dismissal. 41/2
6.3 to Kohli, 86.8 mph, Roach strikes again, Kohli is gone and we have a match on our hands! Roach nips this one in off the seam, Kohli gets across in a lazy manner without getting bat and pad close together and the ball darts through before he can drag the bat back in. It bounced a bit more too after hitting the seam to hit the top of the stumps. Kohli looks stunned. 47/3
View wicket A Martin 6 1 35 1 5.83 19 4 1 (1w)
45.2 to Sharma, 55.0 mph, Wicket! West Indies thought the match was past their reach, but is it? They are favourites now. Rohit has gone, playing all over a straight ball from Martin that somehow finds its way onto the stumps. It didn't turn, it just slipped along and missed Rohit's flick, hit the pad and changed direction to hit the stumps. He throws his head back in frustration as he walks back. India need 11 now and have only the fast bowlers left. 201/8
View wickets AD Russell 9 1 29 2 3.22 37 2 0 (1nb, 1w)
9.3 to Sehwag, 82.2 mph, Timber! Sehwag is gone now, bowled through the gate. He goes for a loose drive to a length ball nipping in off the seam prodigiously. He hasn't had many chances to come forward, and when he did, he was very loose, pushing well away from the body. The ball slips through easily and hits the stumps. Kohli was at least trying to close the gap, Sehwag was just opening it further and further. India in dire straits. 51/4
11.2 to Raina, 82.3 mph, Raina gone, and West Indies are favourites to win this now. He was hopelessly early on a shot now. 137 kph, full ball outside off, Raina leans out early and scoops the drive straight to mid-on. That dismissal was softer than a baby's bottom. 59/5
View wicket DJG Sammy 8.5 1 40 1 4.52 24 3 0
46.1 to Vinay Kumar, 77.2 mph, brainfreeze! Vinay has thrown it away. Is this his Srinath moment? Full length ball outside off, he decides to take matters into his own hand and tries to launch this over the off side. He can't quite get under it, and scoops it to mid-off who tumbles and pouches. Vinay looks gutted. The other fast bowler from Karnataka used to play such madcap shots too. 201/9
  MN Samuels 10 0 37 0 3.70 34 2 0 (2w)
View wicket KA Pollard 5 0 23 1 4.60 17 2 0 (2w)
28.3 to Jadeja, 66.4 mph, Jadeja has thrown it away, and West Indies are right back in this. Full and wide of off stump, he goes at it without getting entirely across and ends up slashing uppishly straight to point. 142/6

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Series - India led the 5-match series 1-0
Player of the match - RG Sharma (India)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and SK Tarapore
TV umpire - S Ravi
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - C Shamshuddin

Match Notes


    • West Indies innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 3 wickets)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: West Indies - 64/3 in 15.0 overs (DM Bravo 9, DP Hyatt 5)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 22 runs, 0 wicket)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (DM Bravo 27, DP Hyatt 22, Ex 2)
    • DM Bravo: 50 off 56 balls (6 x 4)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 32.5 overs (197 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: West Indies - 152/4 in 34.0 overs (DM Bravo 59, KA Pollard 10)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 11 runs, 1 wicket)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 47.3 overs (285 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 211/9 in 50.0 overs (KAJ Roach 12, A Martin 3)
    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 4 wickets)
    • India: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (47 balls), Extras 10
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 20 runs, 0 wicket)
    • India: 100 runs in 21.4 overs (133 balls), Extras 12
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (RG Sharma 24, RA Jadeja 22, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: India - 142/6 in 28.3 overs (RG Sharma 44)
    • India: 150 runs in 30.1 overs (184 balls), Extras 19
    • RG Sharma: 50 off 62 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 17 runs, 0 wicket)
    • India: 200 runs in 44.5 overs (273 balls), Extras 23
 
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