India v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam December 2, 2011

West Indies' last-wicket heroics

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan
Stats highlights from the second ODI in Visakhapatnam
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When the ninth wicket fell for the West Indies with the score on 170, the result all but seemed a formality and India were expected to win at a canter. However, a remarkable 99-run last-wicket stand between Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach pushed the score to an extremely competitive 269. Despite early hiccups, India's powerful batting line-up ultimately proved too strong for the inexperienced West Indies bowlers. Here are some interesting stats on the last-wicket stand and other numbers.

  • Rampaul's 86 is the highest score by a No.10 batsman, going past Mohammad Amir's 73 against New Zealand in 2010. During his innings, Rampaul hit six sixes, the most by a No.10 batsman in an ODI.
  • The 99-run stand between Rampaul and Roach is the third-highest last-wicket stand in ODIs. It is also the second-highest tenth-wicket stand in which the two batsmen involved were the No.10 and No.11. Of the top five tenth-wicket partnerships, West Indies have been involved in three, while Pakistan have been involved in the other two.
  • The last-wicket stand lasted 84 balls. This is fourth-highest on the list of most deliveries faced by a tenth-wicket pair in ODIs. The highest is 105 balls, during the 62-run stand between Ajay Jadeja and Javagal Srinath in Sharjah in 2000. The partnership run-rate of 7.07 is also the second-highest for West Indies for all fifty-plus tenth-wicket stands.
  • Virat Kohli scored his eighth century in ODIs and his second in two matches in Visakhapatnam. In the ODI against Australia last year, he has scored 118 to lead India's successful chase of 290. Kohli has now scored five centuries and averages 56.77 in chases.
  • R Ashwin went for 74 runs off his ten overs. This is the third-highest number of runs conceded by an India bowler in a completed spell in an ODI against West Indies, after S Sreesanth and Ajit Agarkar, who conceded 79 and 75 runs respectively in Nagpur in 2007. Ashwin, in conceding six sixes, equalled Yuvraj Singh, who also conceded six sixes at The Oval in 2007. Only Dwayne Leverock of Bermuda has conceded more sixes in an innings (eight against India in 2007).
  • The 163-run stand between Kohli and Rohit Sharma is the second-highest for the fourth wicket for India against West Indies. The highest is 165 between Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh in Colombo, in 2005.
  • Rohit scored his fifth half-century of the year against West Indies. He has scored 434 runs in ten innings against West Indies at an average of 72.33. Rohit's 90 is his third-highest score in ODIs after his 114 and 101 against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka respectively.
  • The target of 270 is the second-highest achieved by India in ODIs against West Indies, after the 325 in Ahmedabad in 2002. The win is also India's 11th consecutive win in home ODIs. They were last defeated at home during the World Cup game against South Africa in Nagpur.
  • Lendl Simmons' 78 is his third-highest score in ODIs and his fourth score in the seventies. He has been dismissed twice in the seventies this year.

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  • on December 3, 2011, 23:48 GMT

    The problem is not with West Indies players, as much as it is with the captain's strategy. He set his fields wrong, not aggressive when needing to be, too aggressive at other times. The batting lineup was bad.Need a seasoned veteran opener to feel things out and create a foundation and build confidence against the seamers.As far as the bowling goes, they need to mix it up more. Spinners can come in early, and mixed pace bowlers working together can seriously screw up the timing and consistency of the opposition. Player selection is highly suspect: we all know that West Indies have a large number of better players sitting on the sideline. And then there is the batters shot selection. They don't seem to put much value on their individual wicket. A CRICKETER'S BAT IS NOT ONLY HIS SWORD, BUT ALSO HIS SHIELD! They tend to forget this. Most of all they need to replace Captain Sammy. The simple fact is that he makes poor decisions in the field when it comes to playing under pressure.

  • riverlime on December 3, 2011, 23:05 GMT

    Wicket keeping is not an easy job, nor is it something everyone can do. You have to have natural reflexes and fast hands. (That is why part-time keepers drop catches and give away byes). You cannot therefore "groom" Bravo to be the keeper. That is something only an armchair umpire would say..... As for Ganga, yes, he is the best captain in the West Indies, but he has resigned the TnT post so that Ramdin can be his successor, and if his plan works, become WI captain as well. (He is a clever fellow, Ganga, isn't he ?) Ganga is aiming higher for himself and we wish him well . He will need all his considerable influence.

  • Metman on December 3, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    Hey ! I am not a fan of Darren Ganga......not worth a place in any WI lineup.....shelf live has expired....Very poor test av.of around 25 in 48 tests...Everton Weekes had a test av.of around 58 from the same no. of tests.........BUT....with ALL things being equal,,if he WAS skipper of this team, and the thinking capt.,that he is,the result could have been different. He and T.Lambert of Jamaica,are the only thinking captains in the WI at present.,and both of them would have given the Indians gripe to get that total !Bravo is pathetic in the field......drop Ramdin, give him his cheque,and send him home....let Bravo keep wicket,and groomed him to be the next keeper( seeing that the selectors don't intend to let Simmons do the job ) ....and bring in Narine....action looks suspect though.Open with either Samuels or Narine with a pacer at the other end.DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT SAMMY,...you are not going to beat India with the same old stuff over and over again,man !

  • on December 3, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    I wonder if Amir knows his record has been broking? Anyone gonna send him a message to Feltham YOI !!??

  • Dav1daKing on December 3, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    west indies has a whole lot a issue to address, but takin tings a step at a time. wi cricket can be good again. firstly, there is the issues of the match winners missin in action fo W.I. Gayle, Bravo,Jerome Taylor (if fit) and to a lesser extent, Sarwan. then there is the issue of Captaincy, which in my opinion, a team captain should be a leader capable of being a match winner, to either play a CAPTAIN'S INNINGS or to come in and take vital wickets at important times to give their team a chance of winnin the match.ei, Simmons (i kno captaincy is more than performance, and a captain should know good field placements, when to bowl who, etc, but, seeing all these captains making clueless decisions, he can grow into being a gr8 captain.).and i know sammy has a good bowling average, but that is simply not good enough. sammy is a liability and he's only occupying a place in the 11 that is needed by another player. then there is the issue of finding a wicket-keeper!

  • on December 3, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    FOR ME GAYLE, DWAYNE BRAVO, SARWAN, JEROME TAYLOR SHOULD BE REPLACE BY BARATH, POLLARD, SAMMY AND HAYAT. THIS IS A REAL GOOD TIME IF. GAYLE, SIMMONS, SARWAN, DARREN BRAVO, SAMULES, DWAYNE BRAVO, KEEPER, RUSSEL, TAYLOR, RAMPUAL AND ROACH. BUT UNFORTUNATLEY THIS WILL NOT HAPPEND BECAUSE OF THIS IS SAMMY AND RIDICOULIS WICB. FOR THERE EGO 6 YEARS AGO THEY SEND A WEEK TEAM TO SRILANKA MADE THEM SUFFER, 2 YRS AGO AGAINST BAGLADESH AND NOW BANGLADESH HAVE A STANDOUT RECORD AGAINST THE GREAT WI OF THE PAST. AFTER WC 2011 AGAINST PAKISTAN AND INDIA AND NOW AGAIN INDIA MAKING WI RECORD WEEK DAY BY DAY. BECAUSE WICB IS NOT HONEST WITH THEIR COUNTRY.

  • insightfulcricketer on December 3, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Lets not call Rohit Sharma the real deal yet.All he has done so far is perform against Zimbabwe and West Indies. Let him consistently perform against top 5 teams in meaningful games (where the cause is not lost already) then we should rate him.He has shown lack of temperament before and even in this game his overthrowing just after dropping a simple sitter showed traces of fraility. Game is bigger than the individual this wisdom is lost on Sachin in his pursuit of 100/100s let not a young Rohit lose it early in his career no matter how much Gavaskar and Shastri go ga-ga over him.Those guys too never learnt the fact that cricket is a team sport.

  • khiladisher on December 3, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    @ CHILLED AVENGER-GAMBHIR-KOHLI -RAINA-AND ROHIT SHARMA ARE GAME CHANGERS AND MATCH WINNER IN THE ONE DAY FORMAT-I NEVER MENTIONED TEST MATCHES HERE-THE MATCH WINNING CAPACITIES OF THESE 4 PLAYERS ARE WELL KNOWN-GAMBHIR HAS SCORED 4302 ONE DAY RUNS AT AVG OF 41 AND STRIKE RATE OF 87/KOHLI -2737-AVG-47-STRIKE RATE-84/RAINA 3177 RUNS-AVG-35-STRIKE RATEAMAZING 92 COMING IN AT #7 AND THE HIGHLY TALENTED MAGICIAN ROHIT SHARMA -1700 RUNS AT AVG 35/STRIKE RATE 80/EACH ONE OF THEM MATCH WINNER AT ANY POSITION AND ALSO HAVE SCORED 22 HUNDREDS BETWEEN THEM/ THE INDIAN TEAM WINS MATCHES SOLELY BECAUSE OF THEIR GREAT AND MIGHTY BATTING WHILE AUSSIES WON MAINLY BECAUSE OF GREAT BOWLING AND SUPERIOR FIELDING-THEIR BATTING WAS WORKMANLIKE WITHOUT THE FLAIR.

  • AmoY on December 3, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    Are you guys even reading??? it reads : runs conceded by an India bowler in a completed spell in an ODI against West Indies. Its talking about records against WI; of course there are instances of Indian bowlers conceding more runs but thats outside the scope of this topic!!

  • Metman on December 3, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    Ramdin MUST go ! It is unbelievable that the WI selectors have gone back to this man .He looks worse now, behind and in front of the stumps, than before.Will it be Ramdin,then Baugh,then back to Ramdin again......and will it be Baugh again after we get rid of Ramdin,AGAIN?????.Since his return,in 5 innings,he has a total of 60 runs,av 15.00,and trinis want Sammy to go,for Ramdin to take over,Lord have mercy !I think Ramdin in the interest of WI cricket,should do the honourable thing and say he is not worth a place in the team,and go back to TnT,and to give ANY other keeper a chance ....or fake an injury....like others have done,...or work a Morton special.I agree withthe person in another forum,that with a bowling attack that we have, and with that Indian batting lineup,we should have been able to defend 270 .Poor captaincy,Sammy ! Poor strategy coach ! For the next match,select 2 spinners,and open with 1, Sehwag would be kept quiet..surprise the opposition with different tactics !

  • on December 3, 2011, 23:48 GMT

    The problem is not with West Indies players, as much as it is with the captain's strategy. He set his fields wrong, not aggressive when needing to be, too aggressive at other times. The batting lineup was bad.Need a seasoned veteran opener to feel things out and create a foundation and build confidence against the seamers.As far as the bowling goes, they need to mix it up more. Spinners can come in early, and mixed pace bowlers working together can seriously screw up the timing and consistency of the opposition. Player selection is highly suspect: we all know that West Indies have a large number of better players sitting on the sideline. And then there is the batters shot selection. They don't seem to put much value on their individual wicket. A CRICKETER'S BAT IS NOT ONLY HIS SWORD, BUT ALSO HIS SHIELD! They tend to forget this. Most of all they need to replace Captain Sammy. The simple fact is that he makes poor decisions in the field when it comes to playing under pressure.

  • riverlime on December 3, 2011, 23:05 GMT

    Wicket keeping is not an easy job, nor is it something everyone can do. You have to have natural reflexes and fast hands. (That is why part-time keepers drop catches and give away byes). You cannot therefore "groom" Bravo to be the keeper. That is something only an armchair umpire would say..... As for Ganga, yes, he is the best captain in the West Indies, but he has resigned the TnT post so that Ramdin can be his successor, and if his plan works, become WI captain as well. (He is a clever fellow, Ganga, isn't he ?) Ganga is aiming higher for himself and we wish him well . He will need all his considerable influence.

  • Metman on December 3, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    Hey ! I am not a fan of Darren Ganga......not worth a place in any WI lineup.....shelf live has expired....Very poor test av.of around 25 in 48 tests...Everton Weekes had a test av.of around 58 from the same no. of tests.........BUT....with ALL things being equal,,if he WAS skipper of this team, and the thinking capt.,that he is,the result could have been different. He and T.Lambert of Jamaica,are the only thinking captains in the WI at present.,and both of them would have given the Indians gripe to get that total !Bravo is pathetic in the field......drop Ramdin, give him his cheque,and send him home....let Bravo keep wicket,and groomed him to be the next keeper( seeing that the selectors don't intend to let Simmons do the job ) ....and bring in Narine....action looks suspect though.Open with either Samuels or Narine with a pacer at the other end.DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT SAMMY,...you are not going to beat India with the same old stuff over and over again,man !

  • on December 3, 2011, 17:21 GMT

    I wonder if Amir knows his record has been broking? Anyone gonna send him a message to Feltham YOI !!??

  • Dav1daKing on December 3, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    west indies has a whole lot a issue to address, but takin tings a step at a time. wi cricket can be good again. firstly, there is the issues of the match winners missin in action fo W.I. Gayle, Bravo,Jerome Taylor (if fit) and to a lesser extent, Sarwan. then there is the issue of Captaincy, which in my opinion, a team captain should be a leader capable of being a match winner, to either play a CAPTAIN'S INNINGS or to come in and take vital wickets at important times to give their team a chance of winnin the match.ei, Simmons (i kno captaincy is more than performance, and a captain should know good field placements, when to bowl who, etc, but, seeing all these captains making clueless decisions, he can grow into being a gr8 captain.).and i know sammy has a good bowling average, but that is simply not good enough. sammy is a liability and he's only occupying a place in the 11 that is needed by another player. then there is the issue of finding a wicket-keeper!

  • on December 3, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    FOR ME GAYLE, DWAYNE BRAVO, SARWAN, JEROME TAYLOR SHOULD BE REPLACE BY BARATH, POLLARD, SAMMY AND HAYAT. THIS IS A REAL GOOD TIME IF. GAYLE, SIMMONS, SARWAN, DARREN BRAVO, SAMULES, DWAYNE BRAVO, KEEPER, RUSSEL, TAYLOR, RAMPUAL AND ROACH. BUT UNFORTUNATLEY THIS WILL NOT HAPPEND BECAUSE OF THIS IS SAMMY AND RIDICOULIS WICB. FOR THERE EGO 6 YEARS AGO THEY SEND A WEEK TEAM TO SRILANKA MADE THEM SUFFER, 2 YRS AGO AGAINST BAGLADESH AND NOW BANGLADESH HAVE A STANDOUT RECORD AGAINST THE GREAT WI OF THE PAST. AFTER WC 2011 AGAINST PAKISTAN AND INDIA AND NOW AGAIN INDIA MAKING WI RECORD WEEK DAY BY DAY. BECAUSE WICB IS NOT HONEST WITH THEIR COUNTRY.

  • insightfulcricketer on December 3, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    Lets not call Rohit Sharma the real deal yet.All he has done so far is perform against Zimbabwe and West Indies. Let him consistently perform against top 5 teams in meaningful games (where the cause is not lost already) then we should rate him.He has shown lack of temperament before and even in this game his overthrowing just after dropping a simple sitter showed traces of fraility. Game is bigger than the individual this wisdom is lost on Sachin in his pursuit of 100/100s let not a young Rohit lose it early in his career no matter how much Gavaskar and Shastri go ga-ga over him.Those guys too never learnt the fact that cricket is a team sport.

  • khiladisher on December 3, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    @ CHILLED AVENGER-GAMBHIR-KOHLI -RAINA-AND ROHIT SHARMA ARE GAME CHANGERS AND MATCH WINNER IN THE ONE DAY FORMAT-I NEVER MENTIONED TEST MATCHES HERE-THE MATCH WINNING CAPACITIES OF THESE 4 PLAYERS ARE WELL KNOWN-GAMBHIR HAS SCORED 4302 ONE DAY RUNS AT AVG OF 41 AND STRIKE RATE OF 87/KOHLI -2737-AVG-47-STRIKE RATE-84/RAINA 3177 RUNS-AVG-35-STRIKE RATEAMAZING 92 COMING IN AT #7 AND THE HIGHLY TALENTED MAGICIAN ROHIT SHARMA -1700 RUNS AT AVG 35/STRIKE RATE 80/EACH ONE OF THEM MATCH WINNER AT ANY POSITION AND ALSO HAVE SCORED 22 HUNDREDS BETWEEN THEM/ THE INDIAN TEAM WINS MATCHES SOLELY BECAUSE OF THEIR GREAT AND MIGHTY BATTING WHILE AUSSIES WON MAINLY BECAUSE OF GREAT BOWLING AND SUPERIOR FIELDING-THEIR BATTING WAS WORKMANLIKE WITHOUT THE FLAIR.

  • AmoY on December 3, 2011, 12:39 GMT

    Are you guys even reading??? it reads : runs conceded by an India bowler in a completed spell in an ODI against West Indies. Its talking about records against WI; of course there are instances of Indian bowlers conceding more runs but thats outside the scope of this topic!!

  • Metman on December 3, 2011, 12:03 GMT

    Ramdin MUST go ! It is unbelievable that the WI selectors have gone back to this man .He looks worse now, behind and in front of the stumps, than before.Will it be Ramdin,then Baugh,then back to Ramdin again......and will it be Baugh again after we get rid of Ramdin,AGAIN?????.Since his return,in 5 innings,he has a total of 60 runs,av 15.00,and trinis want Sammy to go,for Ramdin to take over,Lord have mercy !I think Ramdin in the interest of WI cricket,should do the honourable thing and say he is not worth a place in the team,and go back to TnT,and to give ANY other keeper a chance ....or fake an injury....like others have done,...or work a Morton special.I agree withthe person in another forum,that with a bowling attack that we have, and with that Indian batting lineup,we should have been able to defend 270 .Poor captaincy,Sammy ! Poor strategy coach ! For the next match,select 2 spinners,and open with 1, Sehwag would be kept quiet..surprise the opposition with different tactics !

  • on December 3, 2011, 11:01 GMT

    @Balaganesh bring Zaheer for Aaron, Praveen for Vinay, Yuvraj for any one of the spinners, Dhoni for Patel, and last but not the least, Sri Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar ji for Raina or Rohit, and I am sure India can defeat any team in the world...

  • on December 3, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;concededmin1=74;concededval1=conceded;filter=advanced;orderby=conceded;team=6;template=results;type=bowling;view=innings .... list of all indian players who have conceded more than 74 runs in a match...

  • on December 3, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    @omar ahmed.. u are right dude... there are 35 instances in which indian bowlers have conceded more than 74 runs...

  • on December 3, 2011, 10:50 GMT

    Rohit Sharma ! The perfect find for Indian Cricket. Rohit didnt repeat his mistake of first ODI and stayed there till India wins. This is the maturity. In second match as he arrived, clever Rampaul rightly targeted him as Rohit got a blow on the same finger he suffered in England. That time he was helpless. But yesterday within 3 deliveries he threw Rampaul over squareleg for a class six. This is the toughness. After this Rampaul never bowled any bouncer to him. I think amongst all three, Rohit, Virat & Suresh, Rohit is handling short rising delivery more comfortably. I remember in last T20 worldcup, Rohit handled Australian fast bowlers very easily. He hit sixes to all Australian pacers like Bowlinger, Nanus, Johnson, Watson etc. In that match every Indian batsmen suffered againt short ball. Now Rohit has to maintain this concistancy. He has done all the hard work. Gained the place for him in Indian squad. All the best Rohit. Keep it on !

  • on December 3, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    @madhusudhan ramakrishnan , plz correct your stats ...........

  • on December 3, 2011, 9:33 GMT

    WESINDIESPLEASE Bring Gayle for Barath, Dwayne Bravo for Pollard and i am sure W.Indies can beat this Indian team.

  • partha132 on December 3, 2011, 9:02 GMT

    Totally agree. Sehwag didnt rotate the bowlers well. I dont understand y dont u use varun aaron or yadav when the no 10 n 11 is batting...

  • on December 3, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    Bring Gayle for Barath, Dwayne Bravo for Pollard and i am sure W.Indies can beat this Indian team.

  • on December 3, 2011, 6:41 GMT

    I disagree with the stat "Ashwin, in conceding six sixes, equalled Yuvraj Singh, who also conceded six sixes at The Oval in 2007. Only Dwayne Leverock of Bermuda has conceded more sixes in an innings (eight against India in 2007). " You forgot to mention van bunge of netherlands conceding atleast 6 sixers (hit by gibss in one over in the 2007WC)...or did i misunderstood the stat in discussion

  • on December 3, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    Sehwag handled the bowlers very badly in this match. We really missed Captain Dhoni in this match.. He would have used Ashwin a lot better than Sehwag did and i was very disappointed with what he was telling at the post match presentation.. He said when Rampaul was hitting everything, he started concentrating on his batting.. Yadav bowled brilliantly though.. It was heartening to see bowlers like Yadav and Vinay perform..

  • johnathonjosephs on December 3, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    @omar mohammed you are right here is the cricinfo link for the match for that http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/65703.html

  • cbeksen on December 3, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    @ Mr. Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan, Please update the stats. Mr. Thirukumaran of India has conceded 86 runs in his 10 overs without taking any wickets in Asia cup Tournament held on 03-Jun-2000 at Dhaka, Bangabandhu National Stadium.

  • cbeksen on December 3, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    @Omar Mahmood: You are RIGHT. Its ODI No.1600 during 2000 at Dhaka, Bangabandhu National Stadium in which Yousuf Youhana has scored 100*, T. Kumaran has conceded 86 runs in 10 overs without taking any wicket. BUT remaining things stated by you couldn't get confirmed.

  • chilled_avenger on December 3, 2011, 4:59 GMT

    @Khiladisher I may be wrong,but the lineup of Gilchrist,Hayden,Ponting,Martin,Symonds,Bevan,Lehmann and later Clarke,Hussey and all wasn't too bad either,was it! They weren't Statistically Superior or Batting Record Holders,but they were highly effective and they complimented each other amazingly.Though the Indian lineup is clearly more mighty,but they aren't that much far ahead of competition! And by the way,by which logic do you call Gambhir,Raina,Kohli & Rohit great batters of ODI Format. I can never question Sachin,Ganguly,Dravid etc. but some of those other Indian batsmen you mentioned still have a lot to prove!

  • vertical on December 3, 2011, 3:44 GMT

    @khiladisher they are good in india no doubt but they lost in england and also in south africa(failed due to batting) and won 3-2 in west indies!

  • khiladisher on December 3, 2011, 3:23 GMT

    @GETSETGOPK I AGREE THAT THEY ARE UNBEATABLE AT HOME AND ALSO HAVE WON TEST MATCH SERIES IN ENGLAND-WEST INDIES-SRILANKA,NEW ZEALAND AND ALSO AT YOUR HOME-PAKISTAN-AND ALMOST WINNING 2 TEST SERIES IN AUSTRALIA ONLY TO BE DENIED BY STEVE WAUGH AND STEVE BUCKNOR.THEY HAVE ALSO WON 2 TEST MATCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA. NOT TO FORGET THEY HAVE WON 2 WORLD CUPS ,1 MINI WORLD CUP AND 1 20-20 WORLD CUPAS ALSO HOLDING #1 RANK IN TEST MATCHES FOR 2 YEARS. INDIA HAVE ALWAYS PRODUCED GREAT BATSMAN OVER ITS HISTORY WHICH YOUR TEAM HA NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO OVER ALL THESE YEARS.WE ARE UNBEATABLE AT HOME OVER LAST 25 YEARS AND ALSO HAVE BEATEN PAKISTAN IN PAKISTAN IN 2 ONE DAY SERIES IN 2004 AND 2006BY MARGINS OF 4-1.SO PLEASE GET UR FACTS RIGHT.1 SERIES LOSS IN ENGLAND WITH.OUT A FULL STRENGTH INDIAN TEAM IS NOT WORTH TALKING ABOUT.HOPE TO SEE INDIA PLAYING PAKISTAN IN PAKISTAN FOR MAKING IT A HATRICK OF ONE DAY SERIES WINS.

  • gloriouscricket on December 3, 2011, 2:43 GMT

    Everyone seems to have forgotten"Catchess wins matches" Bravo seems to think that scoring alone makes for a good cricketer,he needs to be more attentive in the field.Darren Sammy who is a good fielder let off Sehwag very early,Denish Ramdin needs to get his act together with the gloves and as a keeper;Also Sammy,s field placing leaves a lot to be desired. We can beat THIS STRONG INDIAN team--West Indies must play with purpose.Its, time we deliver a meaningful win for the FANS.I supported Sammy as captain, but I believe it,s time to take another look.Dwayne Smith is a better allrounder;Also KIRK EDWARDS need to be returned to the ODI team.Marlon Samuels--are you hearing me. Talented but seems to be lacking in confidence.Lets win for the Fans.

  • thebrownie on December 3, 2011, 2:32 GMT

    @Ben, that was probably because they batted first in all the games;)

  • Vishal_07 on December 3, 2011, 2:25 GMT

    Instead of using the workd 'great' for this Indian batting line up, I would call it 'resilient' and with the caveat that it is highly resilient at home, no question about that. Glad to see India winning without Dhoni because Dhoni has been involved in so many wins for India and has literally been the last man standing many a times. Good experience for the youngsters to keep their cool and continue winning.

  • khiladisher on December 3, 2011, 1:59 GMT

    @ SATEESH KUMAR-THE BATTING LINE UP THAT I GAVE HAS TO BE THE GREATEST EVER -JUST LOOK AT THE RECORDS THEY HOLD-ALMOST 74000 ODI RUNS-137 HUNDREDS AND 450 ODI FIFTIES.I DO NOT THINK THAT ANY OTHER BATTING SIDE IN ANY ERA HAS THESE KINDS OF RECORD.INDIAN BATTERS HOLD ALL THE ONE DAY BATTING RECORDS,OTHER BATTING SIDES DO NOT COME CLOSE AT ALL.

  • on December 3, 2011, 0:54 GMT

    I think the highest number of runs conceded by an Indian bowler is THIRU KUMARAN against PAKISTAN, which was 86, i dont know when and where the match was, but it is that match when MUHAMMAD YOUSUF was called YOUSUF YOUHANNA, scored a century by hitting the six of the last ball of the over. PAKISTAN BATTED FIRST scored 295/7........ AZHAR MAHMOOD, WAS BATTING WITH YOUSUF. before last over yousuf was on 93. In the first ball of last over yousuf took single, then dot ball I think, then double, then six by AZHAR MAHMOOD, then single and then YOUSUf HIT A SIX TO SCORE CENTURY. what happened in the 2nd 3rd and 4th ball could be vice versa but I AM DAMN SURE ABOUT 1st, 5th and six ball. PAKISTAN also won the match...................please research on this match and I KNOW I am right.

  • on December 3, 2011, 0:40 GMT

    What a rough day for Ashwin... but I am sure he has the ability to bounce back. This game must have been a great learning curve for Ashwin, who has renewed hopes in the Spin department. That being said, he needs to add a few more tricks to his bag, or else he would be soon deciphered like what happened to Ajantha Mendis

  • getsetgopk on December 3, 2011, 0:31 GMT

    Yea they are tigers at home, experts of playing at doggy dead pitches but once they leave their den they are useless. a player like Rampaul struck a world record against India while hardly anyone knows who Rampaul is. your so called greatest batters could not score past 300 in EIGHT innings in FOUR test matches in england and same for the ODI's. POMS are no different either. Both of them dont deserve to be 'Champs' and 'No 1 Ranked'.

  • DaGameChanger on December 3, 2011, 0:24 GMT

    India keeps producing great batsman..one after another...Rohit Sharma and Kohli are next great pair who will win great games for India...

  • on December 3, 2011, 0:21 GMT

    Rohit Sharma has finally come out of age and looks more composed and determined. I predict that he is going to be one of the great finishers just like Bevan, Yuvraj, and Dhoni...

  • on December 2, 2011, 22:42 GMT

    @ khiladisher Dude... I agree our batting lineup is pretty good.. But THAT is exaggerating. The opponent was an inexperienced West Indies AND we had home advantage. "THE GREATEST ONE DAY BATTING TEAM IN CRICKETING HISTORY" is all rubbish. That aside, kudos to India for maintaining a winning run in ODIs

  • on December 2, 2011, 22:00 GMT

    Khildisher - Couldn't chase a thing down in England...

  • on December 2, 2011, 21:45 GMT

    @khiladisher i agree and it's only going to get better!

  • khiladisher on December 2, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    INDIAN BATTING IS THE GREATEST THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN-ITS SO GOOD THAT IN SPITE OFTHE ABSENCE OF GREAT ONE DAY SUPERSTARS LIKE SACHIN-DHONI AND YUVRAJ THEY STILL CHASE 270 RUNS LIKE A WALK IN THE PARK- THE INDIAN BATTERS WERE THE LAST OF THE MAJOR TEST PLAYING NATIONS TO CROSS 300 RUN MARK -BUT ONCE DOING THAT IN 1997- THEY HAVE CROSSED 300 A RECORD 66 TIMES-AND THEY ARE THE ONLY TEAM TO CHASE 250+ RUNS A RECORD 60 TIMES IN LAST 8-9 YEARS.ALL THIS POINT TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS THE GREATEST ONE DAY BATTING TEAM IN CRICKETING HISTORY-THANKS TO SACHIN-GANGULY-DRAVID-SEHWAG-YUVRAJ-DHONI-GAMBHIR-RAINA-KOHLI AND ROHIT SHARMA-ALL GREAT BATTERS IN ODI FORMAT.WORLD CHAMPIONS INDIA ARE THE MASTERS WHEN IT COMES TO BATSMANSHIP.

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  • khiladisher on December 2, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    INDIAN BATTING IS THE GREATEST THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN-ITS SO GOOD THAT IN SPITE OFTHE ABSENCE OF GREAT ONE DAY SUPERSTARS LIKE SACHIN-DHONI AND YUVRAJ THEY STILL CHASE 270 RUNS LIKE A WALK IN THE PARK- THE INDIAN BATTERS WERE THE LAST OF THE MAJOR TEST PLAYING NATIONS TO CROSS 300 RUN MARK -BUT ONCE DOING THAT IN 1997- THEY HAVE CROSSED 300 A RECORD 66 TIMES-AND THEY ARE THE ONLY TEAM TO CHASE 250+ RUNS A RECORD 60 TIMES IN LAST 8-9 YEARS.ALL THIS POINT TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS THE GREATEST ONE DAY BATTING TEAM IN CRICKETING HISTORY-THANKS TO SACHIN-GANGULY-DRAVID-SEHWAG-YUVRAJ-DHONI-GAMBHIR-RAINA-KOHLI AND ROHIT SHARMA-ALL GREAT BATTERS IN ODI FORMAT.WORLD CHAMPIONS INDIA ARE THE MASTERS WHEN IT COMES TO BATSMANSHIP.

  • on December 2, 2011, 21:45 GMT

    @khiladisher i agree and it's only going to get better!

  • on December 2, 2011, 22:00 GMT

    Khildisher - Couldn't chase a thing down in England...

  • on December 2, 2011, 22:42 GMT

    @ khiladisher Dude... I agree our batting lineup is pretty good.. But THAT is exaggerating. The opponent was an inexperienced West Indies AND we had home advantage. "THE GREATEST ONE DAY BATTING TEAM IN CRICKETING HISTORY" is all rubbish. That aside, kudos to India for maintaining a winning run in ODIs

  • on December 3, 2011, 0:21 GMT

    Rohit Sharma has finally come out of age and looks more composed and determined. I predict that he is going to be one of the great finishers just like Bevan, Yuvraj, and Dhoni...

  • DaGameChanger on December 3, 2011, 0:24 GMT

    India keeps producing great batsman..one after another...Rohit Sharma and Kohli are next great pair who will win great games for India...

  • getsetgopk on December 3, 2011, 0:31 GMT

    Yea they are tigers at home, experts of playing at doggy dead pitches but once they leave their den they are useless. a player like Rampaul struck a world record against India while hardly anyone knows who Rampaul is. your so called greatest batters could not score past 300 in EIGHT innings in FOUR test matches in england and same for the ODI's. POMS are no different either. Both of them dont deserve to be 'Champs' and 'No 1 Ranked'.

  • on December 3, 2011, 0:40 GMT

    What a rough day for Ashwin... but I am sure he has the ability to bounce back. This game must have been a great learning curve for Ashwin, who has renewed hopes in the Spin department. That being said, he needs to add a few more tricks to his bag, or else he would be soon deciphered like what happened to Ajantha Mendis

  • on December 3, 2011, 0:54 GMT

    I think the highest number of runs conceded by an Indian bowler is THIRU KUMARAN against PAKISTAN, which was 86, i dont know when and where the match was, but it is that match when MUHAMMAD YOUSUF was called YOUSUF YOUHANNA, scored a century by hitting the six of the last ball of the over. PAKISTAN BATTED FIRST scored 295/7........ AZHAR MAHMOOD, WAS BATTING WITH YOUSUF. before last over yousuf was on 93. In the first ball of last over yousuf took single, then dot ball I think, then double, then six by AZHAR MAHMOOD, then single and then YOUSUf HIT A SIX TO SCORE CENTURY. what happened in the 2nd 3rd and 4th ball could be vice versa but I AM DAMN SURE ABOUT 1st, 5th and six ball. PAKISTAN also won the match...................please research on this match and I KNOW I am right.

  • khiladisher on December 3, 2011, 1:59 GMT

    @ SATEESH KUMAR-THE BATTING LINE UP THAT I GAVE HAS TO BE THE GREATEST EVER -JUST LOOK AT THE RECORDS THEY HOLD-ALMOST 74000 ODI RUNS-137 HUNDREDS AND 450 ODI FIFTIES.I DO NOT THINK THAT ANY OTHER BATTING SIDE IN ANY ERA HAS THESE KINDS OF RECORD.INDIAN BATTERS HOLD ALL THE ONE DAY BATTING RECORDS,OTHER BATTING SIDES DO NOT COME CLOSE AT ALL.