India v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Ahmedabad December 5, 2011

Windies overcome Rohit Sharma to end India's streak

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West Indies 260 for 5 (Samuels 58, Sammy 41*, Russell 40*) beat India 244 (Rohit 95, Rampaul 4-57) by 16 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

It took Darren Sammy and Andre Russell 5.4 overs of mayhem to undo India's impressive afternoon, and plot their first defeat in 12 home games. They came together after Ravindra Jadeja pulled off an outfield catch for the ages to remove Kieron Pollard, West Indies' most dangerous batsman on paper. Sammy and Russell proceeded to test that assumption with an unbroken partnership of delightful ferocity that yielded 79, propelling West Indies to 260. The bowlers, led by the irrepressible Ravi Rampaul, then sliced through India's top order and set up West Indies' first win on tour.

Two things have been constant in this series - Rohit Sharma's pristine form, and the game-changing capabilities of the last wicket pair. Under lights, West Indies did enough to overcome both and finish on top. Rohit stroked a pleasing 95 as India crumbled around him, but ran himself out in a desperate effort to manipulate the strike to be the ninth man dismissed. Abhimanyu Mithun and Umesh Yadav then lashed 28 for the final wicket to keep West Indies on edge, before Rampaul yorked Mithun to close the game.

Barring Rohit's stunner, which puts him firmly in the frame for a Test debut in Australia, almost nothing went India's way. Yadav and Vinay Kumar impressed with the new balls before being pounded at the death. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir bagged first-ball ducks to extend their worrying runs of poor form, with Australia looming. To make matters worse, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina perished to umpiring errors that could have been reversed if the DRS had been in place.

It was a stunning turnaround for India, who could scarcely put a foot wrong earlier after winning the toss. Seam and swing weren't supposed to be part of the agenda on a sweltering afternoon, but Vinay produced away seamers, Yadav pace and swing, and Mithun a raft of indippers. India's spinners backed them up well to ensure they kept winning the big moments. The half-centurion Marlon Samuels exited just as he was primed for assault. The man most likely to assist him, Darren Bravo, was forced to retire hurt with a hamstring strain. And then Pollard was caught spectacularly to leave the innings faltering. The Sammy-Russell show was only getting started, though.

West Indies' cause was aided by India's inexperience, as Yadav and Mithun delivered despicable lengths in the slog. Sammy wound up for the fun by redirecting Vinay for two fours, before Russell carted Yadav for a monster six. Next, Sammy turned his attention towards Mithun, scything a wide ball, and hammering a length delivery for fours. He then unfurled two sixes dripping with typical Caribbean audacity on either side of the wicket - a slash over cover and a merry whiplash over midwicket. Russell then went ballistic in Yadav's last over, drilling a near yorker down the ground and fore-handing a length ball for fours, before teeing off towards the press box.

India seemed hung-over from the onslaught when they began their chase. Sehwag was yet to make a significant score since the World Cup, but still chased a short and wide first delivery from Rampaul without moving his feet. Gambhir followed immediately, shouldering arms after misreading an inswinger that straightened to catch him plumb on the crease. Parthiv Patel and Kohli responded with a slew of boundaries, but West Indies' spinners, and a couple of umpiring errors were about to derail India.

Kohli was struck in front as he looked to work the debutant offspinner Sunil Narine to leg, but the ball was sliding further down the leg side. The umpire Sudhir Asnani was convinced, though, and Kohli left the pitch spewing a litany of invective in his wake. Samuels then slipped a ripping offspinner past Parthiv's forward prod to disturb his stumps. Suresh Raina exited soon after, when umpire Tony Hill wrongly ruled him caught behind as he hopped across to glance Rampaul. India were tottering at 105 for 6 when Jadeja was run out, but Rohit carried on with a sense of remarkable calm.

He opened his account with a stunning inside-out lofted drive for six, and his shot-making through the covers and down the ground remained sublime all evening. But his rotation of strike, with an uncertain tail to shepherd, was equally exemplary. R Ashwin bottled up one end, West Indies backed away to allow the singles, and a 91-run stand was raised just like that. Sammy dropped both batsmen to aid India's progress, and West Indies were sweating by the time the batting Powerplay came on. Rohit plundered boundaries at will, and India were back in the chase, but it was time for another twist.

Narine, who displayed an ice-cool temperament for a debutant in front of a raucous crowd, gave Ashwin a taste of his own carrom ball to end the partnership, with India 65 runs away. Rohit stretched his luck decisively in the 44th over after pushing the ball to mid-on, and Sammy blasted the stumps out with a laser-sharp throw. The captain celebrated like a man relieved to finally pull a win back. Mithun slugged a couple of monster sixes to keep West Indies waiting, but they weren't enough to extend India's streak.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on December 7, 2011, 23:59 GMT

    Those who criticize Sammy's feild placing should realize that, when he brought in the field on the powerplays, the singles were still being taken. The WI close fielders are not as aggressive or atheletic as India's and finally, since he persisted with this tactic, isn't it obvious that it finds favour with his bosses?

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 7, 2011, 14:28 GMT

    @Nampally, you might have predicted 4-1 or even a 5-0. Not a problem at all Nampally with the margin of predictions. The margin of prediction is not the problem here. The kind of language - we will beat them, we will eat them, smash them, Windies stand no chance, Windies are minnows, piece of lettuce in a double cheese burger - you see what I mean? That was pretty ordinary. Cricket is a great game of great uncertainities. If I'm not wrong, Sachin and Dravid were part of a hat-trick in this great game's history. Need we say more?

  • on December 7, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    The people started blaming viru and gambir after couple of failures. Common guys everyone having their own period of time and lean patches as well. You can't expect viru and gauti needsto score in all matches. Viru's care free approach won more matches for us. Let him play on his own way. He will make you all need to rethink after the two remaining matches. Couple of good knocks for viru before starting australia series is very important for us. If viru and gauti give some good start like before always we have a chance to defeat anyone and anywhere in the world. Dropping gauti and giving warning to viru and all premature statement.

  • kdevil3 on December 7, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    For WI , one test draw = series win , one ODI victory or tie = Series win ,they must change thier attitude .Like WI ...Indians are also with team for the futher ...but for them 1 draw = series lose , 1 odi lose = series lose ..........Both coach & caption of WI should learn from indians .NZ captain Vetori had a tough time in Sub-cont ,but he had a beter attitude than WI. Sammy allways speaks about crossing the line ..... but its not just the line .Anyhow well done for the victory ....but please at least try for the series victory.

  • go_pk_go on December 7, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    So called "Cricket GOD", lost by minnows, what a shame

  • SirViv1973 on December 7, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Andre Russell looks like he could be a star in the making. He impressed in the ODI's in the Carribean earlier this year and has impressed in this series to. I just hope the WICB are able to keep him out of the clutches of the IPL and he dosen't end up going down the same road as Dwayne Bravo.

  • Precioustar84 on December 6, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    @Shamshir Hussain - don't drag pakistan here? Its Pak people that drag themselves here as soon as India looses a match because of a sad obsession they have over India's losing. Its never a surprise to see such comments from them who have nothing better to do than wait for India to lose. Read all the comments previously made by pakistanis who have emerged from their hidings and than speak. And don't contradict your comment by dragging in other teams (England) if you say you only want us to talk about India. Same can be said about Pak team which couldn't even chase 91 without losing 5 wickets. And Oh! once England goes farther, you can see them being hammered by India...!! Cricinfo please publish

  • Nampally on December 6, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas: I had predicted 4-1 win for India & they will.But this ODI was one that got away due to many reasons. Giving Mithun & Yadev the last 2 overs was huge mistake & inexperience on part of Sehwag, the Skipper.Personally I would have kept Jadeja & Ashwin to do the honours.This is where India lost 41 runs. WI are good against pace. Tie them down with spinners. Of course the 2 Umpiring decisions involving the star indian batsmen Kohli & Raina became a major factor.Last but not the least was brilliant fielding by WI in getting 2 Runouts, including that of Rohit sealed the loss. However the most disturbing factor was 2 golden Ducks by Sehwag & Gambhir - very shocking on eve of the Australian tour. These 2 guys have to really shape up or Indian batting will not show up.Sehwag is still not putting Gambhir to open the innings with him. Indian selectors need to really come hard on these 2 guys - challenge them to open the innings & score at least 50 each in the next 2 tests.

  • riverlime on December 6, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    Finally, Ramdin is showing his maturity and PLANNING his shots rather than trying to smack everything to the boundary. I hope he remembers the satisfaction of seeing his measured knock contribute to a WIN for the team. Lets hope he replicates that attitude in the next match. He is on a short leash otherwise, and if he fails to deliver, WICB will swing back to the Doughnut-handed Baugh.

  • Sakthiivel on December 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    @ Asad Ullah Khan : Wow you team beats the best ODI in the world great... Why your team always play away game. Hoho only team in the world doesnt have home matches..

  • on December 7, 2011, 23:59 GMT

    Those who criticize Sammy's feild placing should realize that, when he brought in the field on the powerplays, the singles were still being taken. The WI close fielders are not as aggressive or atheletic as India's and finally, since he persisted with this tactic, isn't it obvious that it finds favour with his bosses?

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 7, 2011, 14:28 GMT

    @Nampally, you might have predicted 4-1 or even a 5-0. Not a problem at all Nampally with the margin of predictions. The margin of prediction is not the problem here. The kind of language - we will beat them, we will eat them, smash them, Windies stand no chance, Windies are minnows, piece of lettuce in a double cheese burger - you see what I mean? That was pretty ordinary. Cricket is a great game of great uncertainities. If I'm not wrong, Sachin and Dravid were part of a hat-trick in this great game's history. Need we say more?

  • on December 7, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    The people started blaming viru and gambir after couple of failures. Common guys everyone having their own period of time and lean patches as well. You can't expect viru and gauti needsto score in all matches. Viru's care free approach won more matches for us. Let him play on his own way. He will make you all need to rethink after the two remaining matches. Couple of good knocks for viru before starting australia series is very important for us. If viru and gauti give some good start like before always we have a chance to defeat anyone and anywhere in the world. Dropping gauti and giving warning to viru and all premature statement.

  • kdevil3 on December 7, 2011, 7:38 GMT

    For WI , one test draw = series win , one ODI victory or tie = Series win ,they must change thier attitude .Like WI ...Indians are also with team for the futher ...but for them 1 draw = series lose , 1 odi lose = series lose ..........Both coach & caption of WI should learn from indians .NZ captain Vetori had a tough time in Sub-cont ,but he had a beter attitude than WI. Sammy allways speaks about crossing the line ..... but its not just the line .Anyhow well done for the victory ....but please at least try for the series victory.

  • go_pk_go on December 7, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    So called "Cricket GOD", lost by minnows, what a shame

  • SirViv1973 on December 7, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Andre Russell looks like he could be a star in the making. He impressed in the ODI's in the Carribean earlier this year and has impressed in this series to. I just hope the WICB are able to keep him out of the clutches of the IPL and he dosen't end up going down the same road as Dwayne Bravo.

  • Precioustar84 on December 6, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    @Shamshir Hussain - don't drag pakistan here? Its Pak people that drag themselves here as soon as India looses a match because of a sad obsession they have over India's losing. Its never a surprise to see such comments from them who have nothing better to do than wait for India to lose. Read all the comments previously made by pakistanis who have emerged from their hidings and than speak. And don't contradict your comment by dragging in other teams (England) if you say you only want us to talk about India. Same can be said about Pak team which couldn't even chase 91 without losing 5 wickets. And Oh! once England goes farther, you can see them being hammered by India...!! Cricinfo please publish

  • Nampally on December 6, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas: I had predicted 4-1 win for India & they will.But this ODI was one that got away due to many reasons. Giving Mithun & Yadev the last 2 overs was huge mistake & inexperience on part of Sehwag, the Skipper.Personally I would have kept Jadeja & Ashwin to do the honours.This is where India lost 41 runs. WI are good against pace. Tie them down with spinners. Of course the 2 Umpiring decisions involving the star indian batsmen Kohli & Raina became a major factor.Last but not the least was brilliant fielding by WI in getting 2 Runouts, including that of Rohit sealed the loss. However the most disturbing factor was 2 golden Ducks by Sehwag & Gambhir - very shocking on eve of the Australian tour. These 2 guys have to really shape up or Indian batting will not show up.Sehwag is still not putting Gambhir to open the innings with him. Indian selectors need to really come hard on these 2 guys - challenge them to open the innings & score at least 50 each in the next 2 tests.

  • riverlime on December 6, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    Finally, Ramdin is showing his maturity and PLANNING his shots rather than trying to smack everything to the boundary. I hope he remembers the satisfaction of seeing his measured knock contribute to a WIN for the team. Lets hope he replicates that attitude in the next match. He is on a short leash otherwise, and if he fails to deliver, WICB will swing back to the Doughnut-handed Baugh.

  • Sakthiivel on December 6, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    @ Asad Ullah Khan : Wow you team beats the best ODI in the world great... Why your team always play away game. Hoho only team in the world doesnt have home matches..

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:57 GMT

    @harmony111, Pak won the match u predicted them to lose,,, Hahahahahaah.. gud luck for aus tour.. u people ll come to know the true worth of ur flat track bullies who r struggling even against West Indians in all the three ODIs!!!

  • nyc_missile on December 6, 2011, 17:28 GMT

    Agree with Jose- problem with Sehwag and gambhir is different,they are openly stupid and unwilling to learn from mistakes,they feel they are indispensable to Indian cricket.Far from it, in ODI's they are a liability.On Raina-ppl forget that he'd smashed the Eng attack to smithereens only a few weeks ago.Give the guy a break-he was plain unlucky with a stupid umpiring decision.The openers are the sole problem with this team along with useless Parthiv,he only scores once in 10 matches,what good is it when specialist openers like Rahane are warming the bench.IMO,Rahane or Tiwari should replace Gambhir,they cant be half as bad especially on the field as they will save at least 20 runs.Sehwag should be given a severe warning and be put on probation because this carefree attitude aint gonna work anymore..And ICC should simply shove the DRS down BCCI otherwise these buffoons wont accept it anytime soon..it is hurting team India..

  • on December 6, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Virender sehwag and Gautam Gambhir two arrogant players, lethargic fielders, poor runner between the wickets and with a worst attitude.. already one almost kicked out of the team., these two are ready for some stringent treatment from the selectors.. just a wake up call before the BIG series coming up

  • monisammy on December 6, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    CONGRATS WI..... COMING TO INDIAN TEAM.. SEHWAG- PLAY SENSIBLY& IT IS NOT ALWAYS THAT U WIL B LUCKY IF U THROW UR BAT @EVERYTHING. GAMBHIR-PLEASE RETIRE FOR THE SAKE OF INDIAN TEAM.. PARTHIV- A CLUB LEVEL PLAYER, HOPEFULLY U WIL LEAVE THE TEAM SOON..TIWARI-U DESERVE A PLACE IN THE PLAYING 11(INSTEAD OF GAMBHIR). YUVRAJ-PLEASE COME BACK SOON, WE MISS U TERRIBLY... . DHONI- UR ABSENCE IS SO EVIDENT, NO BETTER CAPTAIN & FINISHER THAN U..ASHWIN, JADEJA, KOHLI & ROHIT-CONTINUE WITH UR GOOD FORM...RAINA- JUS DONT WORRY U R NOT VERY FAR FROM A VERY VALUABLE & PRECIOUS KNOCK(I SEE THE FUTURE CAPTAIN IN YOU).. GOOD LUCK INDIA.. MAKE IT 4-1.

  • on December 6, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    @Harmony111... Lolssss... Ha ha ha... Have you seen how Pakistan won by 58 runs despite scoring only 177. Well monsieur dont drag Pakistan here. Just comment on how India lost and why. As regards 7 wins by india, yes they can win at home. Once you go farhther, you can see them being hammered by England...!!!

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:57 GMT

    the only thing standing between an australian win and a draw in the forthcoming series down under are dravid,tendulkar and laxman

  • on December 6, 2011, 15:55 GMT

    waiting for india down under. i only prefer watching india playing a tst series in australia, south africa and england , and apart from that 1-0 series win against england in england india has never impressed me ever in the other two nations. most importantly sa and aus are the two places where the flaws of indian champion batsmen hit the eyes, eagerly waiting for their series in australia

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 6, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    So what happened to all those over the top posts that we will beat Windies 5-0? Let's respect the opposition first. Shall we? Imagine our team in Australia....signs aren't good at all. Circa English summer??? I hope not :(

  • satish619chandar on December 6, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    @Viks Sinha : Raina has remodelled his game Post-IPL and he is now a power hitter with grafting skills rather than a pure classy batsman once he was during his debut.. He is our finisher and the Batting powerplay card.. Its the top orders duty to make him do his role by respecting the new ball spell and hold the innings such a way that hitters like Raina comes to bat around 32-35th over..

  • yagerbombers on December 6, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    I will admit I am not a regular cricket follower but I have been watching some of India's and IPL's recent games and I feel Kohli should be banned for a few matches/not paid for his behavior. It is consistent, every match I have seen he mouths expletives, shows unnecessary and mostly stupid aggression and is just a brat and acts like an idiot on the field. @Precioustar, such behavior demands more than a mere reprimand; he will not learn his lesson by a talking-to. He has been around the greats long enough if he was willing to learn humility, but I think this is a bigger problem which needs to be nipped in the bud now. He is not that great of a player that he can get away with everything and he needs to be taught a severe lesson, so hurt him where he feels it. This guy's attitude reminds me of Sreesanth and if the actions are not taken now, he will be just like Sreesanth in 2 years in spite of all his talent - a non-entity!

  • teedee_india on December 6, 2011, 12:48 GMT

    Sehwag is just wasting a place at the top of the order. And he lacks brains to be a good captain. He just tries to smack every ball knowing that the selectors dont have the guts to drop him. On top of that, they make him skipper! what kind of leadership example does that set? We treat Sachin and Sehwag as bigger than the team and the country and that's why, Sachin will keep playing till he's hundred, because more than the team, apparently his scoring a hundred hundreds is more important. The Aussies must be thrilled to know that they have two wickets in the bag already because neither of these guys are going to fire consistently Down Under. Dhoni must be secretly wishing Sachin could get his hundred and retire and that the selectors would have the guts to drop Sehwag so he can get deserving & honest triers in his team. Painful though it may be to a large number, Sachin is not God to many people who anyday would rate a Dravid or a Laxman much higher for pure efforts.

  • Naresh28 on December 6, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    India could have won if the openers had given them a start. Too much is been left to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kholi. They cannot win every game for India. Raina has hit a slump and faith should be shown in him. For a change he is not on centre stage - a bad decision got him out this time.

  • earli on December 6, 2011, 12:10 GMT

    I think Rampaul might have a hold on Sehwag after hitting him on the helmet in the second oneday and now one ball duck.

  • cricchic on December 6, 2011, 12:08 GMT

    Some Indian fans always seem to find excuses when they loose. Sometime you just need to accept that on that particular day, another team was better than you. Look at where you fall short and correct hose mistakes instead of looking for excuse..Yes Raina got a bad decision, but when Pollard got a bad one did you hear W.I fans wining...Also if you say that India playing there B team well W.I Playing their C team with the absence of Gayle and Co.

  • itsthewayuplay on December 6, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    Well played WI. Great entertainment with their fabulous flamboyant Caribbean style batting throughout the innings. Why couldn't they batted in the matches before? For all the talk about the new Indian bowlers such as Yadav, Aaron, Ashwin and Ohja during the test / ODI series, Ravi Rampaul has been the most impressive. Consistently fast and never-say-die attitude on wickets in what has been for him unhelpful conditions. With Fidel Edwards plus one of their other genuine quicks and Bishoo and Sammy as the fifth bowler providing he bats consistently, WI will do well in conditions they favour. This match has given a better indication of where Ind are following Eng tour.

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    suresh raina in no. 6 is waste of talent . if suresh raina have to play he deserve no. 3 or 4 . i know many people will not agree but if gambhir dont want to open he should be rested instead of occupying no. 3 spot . i dont feel india's batting order is correct . no. 6 and no 7 is for those who can finish the match like yuvraj , dhoni or yousuf pathen or for a wicketkeeper with average batting skills . kohali should be no. 3 followed by raina and then rohit sharma . and why always three pacers ? yesterday three spinners in the team might have been difference . and lastly i think shehwag in this form is going to retire before our sachin

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:39 GMT

    By the way, did India ever have a pair of good bowlers for the last 10 overs in an ODI? When the senior bowlers themselves were / are poor, I don't feel comfortable blaming the newbies. Have you noticed, Even Zak, who is our best, can't bowl yorkers consistently. Many of his attempted yorkers become low full tosses. I ahve seen many club level crickets, some captains , and even some coaches think that low tosses are the way to go. Without realizing that they, often are the attempted yorkers of our role models going wrong. The only good bowler, who was good for death overs was Munaf Patel in his FIRST year of international cricket. Soon, he also lost both his speed & yorkers! Even Malinga's presence in IPL, year after year, haven't inspired any Indian bowler, in this regard. Even after knowing that MI's wins are mostly attributabale to Malinga.

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:22 GMT

    Many are talking about the poor form of Sehwag, Gambhir, and Raina in the same breath. Raina's case is different, partly form and partly techniques. But the other two -- they don't care, what you and I say! It is long overdue to administer some impactful treatment. In that process, if India loses a few, let India do. At least some youngsters for the future would have got a chance to prove and/or learn. Will stand in good stead for them and Indian Cricket.

  • on December 6, 2011, 11:15 GMT

    @josh2david how is india an ordinary team in ODIs? they just won the world cup! they lost just 1 ODi game in the last 8 games! and they are missing player! you need to appy your commonsence!

  • Harmony111 on December 6, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    @getsetgopk (and other Pakistani fans who are elated at this loss):-

    Really amazed to see all these comments made by you. Ind have won 7 ODIs in a row and when they lose one match by 16 runs, you start calling that a hammering? Either your vocab is poor or all you ppl want to see is Ind losing. It is so typical of the Pakistani fans. May I tell them that they are 177 a.o. against BANGLADESH and are surely going to lose today. Now, that's what would be called a Hammering. I would like to see how you people react to that impending loss.

  • josh2david on December 6, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    When indians losing their game they always come out with excuses, in my opinion india is an ordinary oneday team and fortunately they have Rohit to rescue them but even he couldn't bail them out this time. WI are very postive and their bowling attack with far better than Indians.

  • on December 6, 2011, 9:42 GMT

    If indian openers can provide a stand of 40 runs india are capable of winning 95% of the matches . In this series we haven't had any so we are struggling to win matches . To prove my point I would point out the last series against england when rahane was batting sensibly and regularly put on useful stands . As much as I like sehwag I hjate to say that sometimes he just doesn't respect first few overs and give our middle order that chance of scoring without much pressure . So sehwag needs to give that respect to bowlers early on and then he can cut loose and play his way.

  • praveen4honestremark on December 6, 2011, 9:36 GMT

    More than BCCI, ICC is blame worthy. It can't bring a technology which is cheaper and useful to all the cricket playing nations.Then what is use of ICC? Each board can manage it's schedule with other boards and play cricket. I am referring to bringing in a cheaper technology and technology should be universal and same. And, ICC is loosing new cricket fans because of it's of mad laws. Everytime we feel some mistake is happening on field with umpire, we feel it should not have happened.common sense need to be applied in giving decisions.When some mistake is done by umpire, even he knows then he should change it to correct, even though it takes 10 minutes. DRS and all are not to be mentioned. As a cricket fan i want a fair cricket to be playes. Even umpires make mistakes, and if on filed they do let others say him, he will check with third umpire then game is fair. Don't kill game of cricket, because with out fans there is no cricket. Cricinfo publish for cricket's good and for more fans.

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    West Indies at the moment played better than India even though they are trailing 1-2.Many thoughts India will cleaned up West Indies 5-0 easily just like against New Zealnd and England but above all expectation West Indies sweat India hard,They would have won the 1st match easily ,Great chance in second too when India were reduced 82-3 in Chase of 270,While this one too they dominated India almost 70% of the game.These are Great Signs of West Indian Cricet

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    Sehwag's "that's my style" is sheer BS. Utterly irresponsible. An concessional mistake is pardonable. Consistent irresponsible behavior needs banishment from the national team for at least a year. Next in line is his ardent disciple, Gambhir. There are so many other hard working youngsters, who can be played as openers in their place - there are already two in the fringes. Rehane & Mukund. Parthiv at least gets some runs and at a good speed. Even Vijay is someone we can re-instate and see how the short stint outside the national team helped him. Even Shikhar Dhawan can be tried again as an opener in matches played in India to start with. What is the use of talent, if it can not be put to good use!

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:27 GMT

    @ronda, i do appreciate this typ of cmnt,some of the indian fans do not knw hw to approach nd they do not want adjust with the loosing of their team.

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    @ RandyOz .. lol .. Truee :D

  • on December 6, 2011, 8:01 GMT

    Well, well well......the streak of continuous winning has finally broken due to the irresponsible substitute captain Sehwag. What do you say as an Indian Fan. Throwing their wicket again and again is become a practice for the openers. We would have easily won this match had Sehwag and Gambir atleast chipped in 16 runs together, shamelessly they go there and we hear the commentators praising their abilities and what do you see next gone for a duck* If the selectors are to get a team prepared for the next world cup in Austarlia which is against Indian conditions where our batsmen are fearful of the pace and bouncy wickets......WAKE UP SELECTORS, don't wait till the last moment try Ajinke Rahane instead of Gambhir & Tiwari instead of Raina in the next 2 games unless you are satisfied with the world cup after 28 years and do not wish to win it again.

  • Precioustar84 on December 6, 2011, 7:48 GMT

    To those that wondered and criticized why Kohli was not reprimanded for showing off dissent should know Kohli was and he pleaded guilty. Glad to see this as its fair step and should quiet down some of those who like to jump to conclusions about India's fake 'power' you all see. Anyway, hope Kohli will learn his lesson now and never repeat it. Its been a long time coming though but had not seen him do that against umpires in the past, mostly himself than others. Cricinfo please publish.

  • kapoor82 on December 6, 2011, 7:42 GMT

    MSD needs to take a quick look at the team, before tour down under. With the tests coming up Sehwag, Gambhir, Rohit, Virat will have to play Key roles, and have to bring down the pressure from Sachin, Dravid, Laxman and MSD... The present series against West Indies shows a clear indication of Sehwag, Gambhir and Raina's form and even the bowlig in depth overs has to be looked at. Fletcher and MSD needs to come up with creative thinking, Australia have a good bench strength, which india doesn't...

    Less time with many things to prepare for the tour down under... This is a big tour to prepare mentally for the 2015 World Cup....

    All my best wishes to MSD & team... :)

  • rohitkossery on December 6, 2011, 7:40 GMT

    Indian team have been absolutely pathetic this series. They barely won the second match, they conceded too many runs in the death overs in the 2nd and 3rd matches, and in every match, the top order just collapsed. The only consistent perform with the bat has been Rohit Sharma. If we struggle against an understrength W.Indies team at home (they are missing Gayle and Dwayne Bravo), then we really need to get a few things straight before going to Australia.

    Also, we should implement the UDRS. Its beyond question now. Otherwise, every time a wrong or doubtful decision is made, one side will feel cheated, and we will have endless debates on how UDRS would have resulted in a fair match.

  • atthipatti on December 6, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    @getsetgopk, Arshmier Coherent Khan & Ali Raza Tarzan.....All of you go watch your "WAR OF THE MINNOWS" series between PAK & BD.... One team makes 90 odd runs & the other chases it like "climbing a Mt. Everest". WI any day is better than PAK, BD & Eng.

  • knsu on December 6, 2011, 7:07 GMT

    If indian players got out, it is bcos of umpiring errors, if windies got out that is perfect delivery... what a contradicting reportt........from yesterday onwards, indian team been allowed to take one pitch catches... hope atleast hereafter they win convincingly.....

  • on December 6, 2011, 6:43 GMT

    world champs,,, beaten by WI at home, whitewahed in england tour,,,hahahaha. Well done overcofidant "team INDIAAAAAAAAA". Expecting a repeat of eng tour in australia. Keep it up.

  • on December 6, 2011, 6:12 GMT

    @Arshmier : I got it dude., Just to add some more like PAK get hammered by IND in every world cup.,LOL and again same ENGLAND played during summer got hammered by INDIA (5-0).,all the teams got hammered once . Lets see in AUSSIE

  • bhrangi on December 6, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    Well Played West Indies :-)

    @Patchmaster: At present no team is best and again i would say comparitively India is better than others. Win/Lose is common, ofcourse the same WI hammered ENG in T20 ( 86 all out), ENG were CHAMPS in that format. Atleast INDIA put some good fight by our tail enders. U guys always looing at a chance to pull down IND. May be jealous / something.

  • Precioustar84 on December 6, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    People make soo many assumptions about Indians here. Out of many indians here, how many have complained about bad umpiring or made actual excuses? Did anyone read majority Indians supporting WI to make changes in last couple reports? Probably not! As soon as Sehwag won the toss and decided to field first, majority of Indians knew we would not win this one. Its even more funny how pakistanis and others flock here as soon as there is 1 loss to the Indians. You people seriously have drab lives and would be bored out of your minds if India does not lose. Seriously, WI deserves to win more often against anyone. IMHO, they are better fighters than any other team but sadly they don't cross over the line always. India's one loss out of last 14 home matches is Not a big deal. Big deal was what happened to India in England and then England in India. Most of you have a sad obsession over India losing. Cricinfo please publish

  • anver777 on December 6, 2011, 5:38 GMT

    Good that WI won otherwise series would have been over & yet again viewers have to watch dead rubbers in a 5 match series........I wish WI wins the 4th & make the series more interesting & thrilling !!!! surely viewers love to see a decider on Sunday 11th...

  • cric_fan__ on December 6, 2011, 5:35 GMT

    WINDIES are far better side than India except some chances they spilled... india played very poor indeed..!!!!

  • on December 6, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    @netcricketfan4ever...@cool2cool..."got hammered" is what India got in England last summer...by actual sense of the meaning...and what India is going to get in Australia this winter....

  • Hammad-Hasan on December 6, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    After seing this and the last match one thing is confirm none of the new indian pace bowlers can bowl in death overs. They can only bowl when the bowl and pitch is new otherwise they are useless

  • Gupta.Ankur on December 6, 2011, 4:23 GMT

    People and some former cricketers calls Sehwag as one of the best batsman in the world...........but in my book he is the most "casual" and ir-responsible" cricketer in the world....

    Every time you watch him bat, atleast in Odi's and away series, you see how casual he is and he hides behind "natural game" gimmick...

  • Sakthiivel on December 6, 2011, 4:07 GMT

    Being an Indian Fan, I would be disappointed if WI Lose yesterday. They were very good. They deserve this win. For Indians MSD is the big difference. Sehwag cant fit for Indian captain shoes. He really dont know who to bowl in the later overs. We should drop Gambir, I feel he still have sighting problem, Need to go for treatment. Bring back rahane. We need to look to build the team for next world cup not for Series down under.

  • pikk0n on December 6, 2011, 4:07 GMT

    @sundoo: definitely a wonderful performance. Unfortunately, the same applies the other way around. This WI team is a team that can be beaten by any team on its offday. Still a long way to go but they have unearthed some nice talents. Really impressed with Bravo and I hope Pollard gets more practice at proper cricket shots. His hand-eye coordination is amazing. He has a lot of potential.

  • tanstell87 on December 6, 2011, 3:54 GMT

    Randy OZ should be reminded about Australia's flop show in Ashes last year...!

  • tanstell87 on December 6, 2011, 3:43 GMT

    Common guys....its just one-off.......Sehwag is to be blamed for opting to field in all three games....nothing against umpires...sometimes u get bad decisions....Raina's was one-off.....Gambhir-a lot of ppl here seem to have short memory....this guy made 97 in WC final under pressure...he saved test matches vs SL & NZ.....he will come back with a bang...!

  • on December 6, 2011, 3:40 GMT

    After the last drawn Test, I had said Sehwag and Gambhir should have been reprimanded for their irresponsible batting. Obviously they were not and they continue their bad old ways. When are these two going to realise they are playing for a team - that too a National team- and not for personal glory.There has been enough evidence in the past of their attention to personal matters and not the interests of the team. Witness what happened earlier this year when they preferred to play for the IPL rather than prepare for the Tests against the West Indies this summer.

  • maddy20 on December 6, 2011, 3:16 GMT

    @RandyOZ Atleast we did better than getting bowled out for 47 after being 21-9 in SA. Also WI played better cricket than Aus(in WC) and Eng(recent 5-0) drubbing. I have been saying this from the start and will continue to say so.

  • rustyryan on December 6, 2011, 3:15 GMT

    @ Randyoz: 47 all out ; 47 all out ; 47 all out..

  • GravyMon on December 6, 2011, 3:12 GMT

    WI are a far better bowling unit without Darren Sammy's contribution of "setting" batsmen ... they are a rather toothless attack when part timer Sammy chews up the majority of the overs. Strike bowlers will win games for you if allowed to properly fulfill their function. Sammy can't bat either, which raises a rather interesting question, how can WI afford to continue to underachieve ... improvement is a long way off yet. Looks like Gibson's yardstick may be a few inches shorter than the average WI supporter.

  • here2rock on December 6, 2011, 2:40 GMT

    Sehwag has become from a great batsman to a very poor slogger. His focus should be to play 50 overs. Poor captaincy once again from choosing to bowl first in hot conditions to bowling changes and letting Mithun to hung dry in the end.

  • johnathonjosephs on December 6, 2011, 2:19 GMT

    Kohli> Rohit. Kohli will inherit the captaincy in his later years and he has much more to offer than Rohit. Rohit Sharma reminds me of a watered down Shane Bond. Shane Bond had the potential to be one of the greatest bowlers of this time period...... except of his injury problem (same to Malinga.. after IPL 3 he transformed into a bowler, averaging a little over 20 in the short amount of Tests that followed). Why doesn't anybody remember Bond to be that great? Because he kept getting injured. Flintoff could have been great, but he kept getting injured.... Take Rohit out and put in Kohli

  • here2rock on December 6, 2011, 2:03 GMT

    Does Shewag ever thinks about the bowlers? You win the toss and you bowl in that heat? He has done this three times in a row now. Poor thinking.

  • on December 6, 2011, 2:03 GMT

    indians are never the best team in the world..they have never been...2011 world cup win..sri lanka could have won it easily..wat sort of a best team in the world get hammered to bits and loose everything in england and cant defeat west indies in there home soil? they are just a good team..thats all

  • on December 6, 2011, 1:58 GMT

    I lost the count..............Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina............. 3 out of 3 failures...........Sehwag is wasting his talent hitting every ball and getting out for 20+ or 30+

  • Sinhaya on December 6, 2011, 1:47 GMT

    Indian fans, please dont blame umpiring howlers at all! Windies too got bad umpiring decisions in this ODI series. UDRS is there to minimize umpiring blunders, so please embrace it just like how other cricket playing nations have done. Of course Zim and Bangla dont have UDRS due to cost issues but cash rich BCCI should have no problem regarding UDRS costs.

  • Sinhaya on December 6, 2011, 1:43 GMT

    @hira02, forgot the fact the pollard was given out when he was not out in the 2nd ODI? Also forgot how kohli was given not out when he was out plumb LBW in the 2nd ODI? Why wont you also tell your board to have UDRS to eliminate umpiring howlers??? Had UDRS been there, Kohli and Raina could have batted on! BCCI better embrace UDRS.

  • on December 6, 2011, 1:41 GMT

    Excellent performence by Hard working westindes team

  • Nampally on December 6, 2011, 1:41 GMT

    There were 3 factors which cost India the third ODI. 1. Mithun & Yadev's attrocious last 2 overs cost 41 runs 2. Brilliant fielding by west Indies resulted in 2 crucial runouts including that of Rohit 3.Sehwag, Gambhir & Raina's doleful batting contributed just 3 runs. Nevertheless it was fine victory by West Indies after 2 near misses in earlier ODI's. Many WI fans criticised Sammy's field placing. But if he did not have the men in the deep many singles would be 4's. Do you want to give boundaries instead of singles?. Actually Sammy's innings won the match for WI today. India need to re-focus and bat responsibly in the next match otherwise it will be 2-2 series.Sehwag & Gambhir need to open the innings & annul their golden ducks with 50's or centuries. Irfan Pathan should prove that he is not just a lead wicket taker in Ranji but will do so against WI too.Rohit & Virat must bat like they have been & compile runs.Rahul Sharma needs to be included to provide new bowling puzzles for WI.

  • on December 6, 2011, 1:40 GMT

    Nice..................................................

  • cheguramana on December 6, 2011, 1:12 GMT

    Well, what can one say ? It's poor batting by the Indians, except for Rohit Sharma. And bowling at the death is something the young Indian pacers have to learn, am sure it wl come with experience. India is yet to learn from the great teams of the past like Aus and WI ... They really must show more passion and commitment to keep their winning streaks going ! Well played Windies team ! You are showing more fight and character than the Eng team that was here recently.

  • on December 6, 2011, 1:06 GMT

    @Ali Raza Tarzan. The ODI record between India and the WI according to cricinfo is as follows: Wi won58, India won 46. Hmmmm. India has lost to "minnow" more than they have won. Interesting.

  • Silloh on December 6, 2011, 1:04 GMT

    Congrats Windies ! Well done and you need to hold your catches. But all who are knocking Sammy , give us a darn break and celebrate this one. We don't know when will be the next. Hopefully for the next game. For those who are complaining about the DRS ...just think, if that was fully in existence in Brian Lara's days, you would have seen his true records. But he never complained and gracefully walked. As far as I see, India is in for a tough time in Australia with those flat pitches .

  • sundoo on December 6, 2011, 0:44 GMT

    This WI Team is a good team whic can beat any team on its day. The Indians at the top order are displaying arrogance in their batting by not respecting the new ball bowlers. Both Sehwag and Gambir require a one match drop to bring them to their senses. I wish the WI Team more success in the ongoing series.

  • on December 6, 2011, 0:43 GMT

    @ Randyoz 47 ALL OUT MATE....POOR AUSSIE....

  • Stos on December 6, 2011, 0:36 GMT

    This has been a very good ODI series so far, and indeed the whole series so far has been great to watch. The West Indies team don't look half-asleep any more, as they have for quite a few years, and now just need a bit more ruthlessness, although that'll probably come as the current team grows. Narine looks like a good prospect, although we'll have to see how well he can do after teams learn to read him better; from what I've seen, he should be able to remain effective. Good luck to the West Indies.

  • on December 6, 2011, 0:35 GMT

    1). Just before last World Cup, Sehwag had mentioned that he wants to play long innings for India. Is he same Sehwag?. In such crucial match, he needs to be little bit more serious about his batting. I understand that he plays like that, but when India need to chase at good rate and when we need good opening partnership, he should have been more serious. Ball was coming onto the bat very well, as we saw Parthiv timing the ball well. If Sehwag would not have had that blind swing, we would be seeing different results. 2). Gambhi can not play the ball outside off and he can not play one coming in. What does he want?.. Only half volley all the time. I would think that as an opening batsman, he should be used to play some good swing bowling. He seem to be totally out of it. His body language even while fielding has not been good in this series. He needs some encouragement and needs to recharge his batteries. India need to be careful not to lose the series.

  • on December 6, 2011, 0:28 GMT

    Reading all these comments about India are the worst side and you can blame one and all the batsmen , is funny. The truth is this is a game of Cricket and there always will be good performance from some and bad from some and hence the result comes in favor of the team that played better. So you guys cool off and just watch the games and donot get carried away and make silly comments. This team is on trial and some new faces will come into the team and some will go for their tour of Australia. Only one thing is certain and that India have to bowl well in the last ten overs.

  • Siddie on December 6, 2011, 0:16 GMT

    hope windies now learn how to avail chances & finish a game off !!

  • Principle on December 6, 2011, 0:06 GMT

    Well it was only a matter of time wasn't it. The West indies were knocking and finally the door was kicked open. Fact is, India are not as strong as they think and as a result they will struggle to win in the next 2-3 years against WI. Remember this.

  • WI_Memory_Lane on December 5, 2011, 23:58 GMT

    It's amazing how India fans complain about DRS when they lose, but don't do the same when WI batsmen are given out the same way. WI is not a strong team right now, but they are giving India hell on their home field, so, what does that say about India? Give credit when due and stop whining about the umpires. WI dropped a few easy catches in the ODI's otherwise, they might be up 3-0 instead of being down 2-1. Sammy's stupidity of playing the field back has a lot to do with the defeats. He puts no pressure on the batsmen, sits back and hope they make errors. Just stupid, Sammy, be more aggressive when fielding. Be a little objective Indian fans, it's just a game after all, not life. ;-)

  • on December 5, 2011, 23:52 GMT

    Its not a shame for India because its a game to win sometimes or loss sometimes..India as well as WestIndies both played well... I hope that in the next game India will perform better and win the game....

  • on December 5, 2011, 23:49 GMT

    Congrats to the West Indies team on the victory. The team seems to be slowly improving.

  • on December 5, 2011, 23:36 GMT

    @Serene247 , since 2000 india won 18 matches out of 35 ODIs!!!

  • on December 5, 2011, 23:22 GMT

    Nobody likes bad decisions, but I didn't hear so many comments with West Indies got a couple of raw deals in the first two matches...Pollard, for instance.

  • BigDataIsAHoax on December 5, 2011, 23:15 GMT

    india lost cos bcci is being totally illiterate about technology. having said that, sehwag and gambhir need to be laid off. time to get rahane a consistent go. butg what a fightback by india!! so proud!. no wonder we r world champs! we'll crush this below standard aussie team down-under.

  • Patchmaster on December 5, 2011, 23:04 GMT

    It's really strange how when IND lose - you never see any IND fans on here. All they want to do is rant on about how IND are the best at this or the best at that. Evidence would suggest 'not best' in any format at the moment. Great game of cricket this match, well done BOTH sides for entertaining the fans.

  • yagerbombers on December 5, 2011, 23:04 GMT

    It is high time some action is taken against Virat Kohli for his tantrums. I do not watch that much cricket but I was watching IPL recordings a few days back and saw his childish, immature and pathetic reactions every time he got out and read about it again today. He is not that good of a player to get away with this every time, and even the greats he plays with never do this ! I hope someone who can take action is keeping tabs.... he may be talented, but he is not above the game.. and it is high time he gets taught a tough lesson by those in power, before it gets out of control. Or he will self-destruct like Sreesanth.

  • Randy_Wilson on December 5, 2011, 23:00 GMT

    @ Riad Hosein if it wasnt for Sammy 40 Runs and Running out R Sharma, Then West Indies would of Lost. Sammy deserved been Congrate, Only wish he can do it more often to secure his spot. BTW i said this Many time, CRICKET is not a one Man Game it's a Team Game. Stop blaming Sammy for everything, yes he makes silly mistakes, everyone do. At least His west Indies team Beat an Indian Team which England TOP RANK players cant beat and were Demolish 5-0 in India at least this West Indies Team are fighting hard they could of won 2-1. but were unlucky in the first match. If this was Gayle Team there wouldnt be no different, I wonder why people getting on Stupid, when Gayle isnt in the Team, when he was in the Team the Team still never DOMINATED cricket we were still a weak team on the field and a Powerful on JUST on paper. PLEASE yall need to do some research. When was the last time Windies Dominated a series?

  • playitstraight on December 5, 2011, 22:58 GMT

    Well it was a good game overall, the death bowling for India has always been a concern and still is. In WC final, SL slaughtered Zaheer Khan and his figures were ruined because of the pathetic death bowling. Zaheer's first 5 overs: 5-3-6-1, Zaheer's last 5 overs: 5-0-54-0. I mean, seriously? Even Sreesanth can do better than that. If you cannot get the yorkers right, then you don't bowl them because it turns into full tosses or length balls and they get smashed away for 6's or 4's. You have to bowl slower balls, bouncers and short of a length balls, something that Malinga is very good at. For us, I believe that Vinay Kumar can become a good death bowler, because others have failed like yadav, whose figures were 10-0-75-0. Good luck India for the next match!!!

  • zshanto on December 5, 2011, 22:52 GMT

    West indies played well and tried hard and use technique then we all see the result today . But could have use this earlier then we have been getting result since the 1st game . Narine showed a new path to WI team that he could have use from the test series through ODI as well . But lately selector select him and WI got a win . Previous two game was short of narine spell only 2 wicket and a tight good spell could have. Change the series position from the beginning . Anyways a win is a win . Now two more to go and best point is today ramdin , Sammy and russel got some runs that does not mean this three will get in the next game Indian will make a plan accordingly so use one more batsman in the next game as they will use irfan Pathan . WI still in the series and do not forget 6 or 7 years back WI won ODI series in India winning 3 games in a row so this the time again to prove WI power to the world champion .just need to play sensibol cricket like today's game

  • chesumsne on December 5, 2011, 22:51 GMT

    The WI management continue to baffle us with their selections. Dropped one Trini for another? Are they afraid that the WI team starts to look like a T&T team??? Well done though... And why is everyone harping on about the two "bad" umpiring decisions against the indian batsmen? If you refuse DRS, then swallow the dubious umpiring decisions! Simple! And in my view, only Raina's decision was poor. Many a WIndian fell lbw to similarly lined deliveries against the indian soinners throughout the test series, so why does this one draw so much talk? Anyway, good luck windies for the remaining ODIs...

  • hhillbumper on December 5, 2011, 22:50 GMT

    shame about not having the review system when you lose isn't it.Hope the Windies play better in next match and show India up for what they really are.Do you have your excuses ready yet?

  • RandyOZ on December 5, 2011, 22:49 GMT

    Haha if they can't beat the wINDIES AT HOME THEY ARE GONNA GET SMASHED HERE! Flat track bullies? No, just a weak side!

  • IndianBornAussie on December 5, 2011, 22:48 GMT

    India once again paid the price of not adopting the DRS. India might have won this match but for its stupidity regarding DRS. God knows when Indian board realises common sense isn't that bad.

  • todobless on December 5, 2011, 22:39 GMT

    india are only missin dhoni and kumar, Ishant WI are missin Gayle, Bravo, Sarwan, Bishoo, etc, seems about even to me

  • sjitendran on December 5, 2011, 22:37 GMT

    I liked the line " To make matters worse, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina perished to umpiring errors that could have been reversed if the DRS had been in place". Welll you get what you want. These BCCI which admantly opposes DRS even in updated form has to live these kind of stinkers from umpires. I hope they get more of similar stinkers in remaining matches in future in Australua and lose heavily.

  • on December 5, 2011, 22:26 GMT

    All of you congratulating Sammy for what? He lacks ideas as captain.

    NOW HE IS AN ALLROUNDER FIRST SCORE IN HOW MANY INNINGS? NO I'M SORRY HE'S A FAST BOWLER, YEAH BOWLING 1 OVER THEN NOT TAKING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BOWL THE REST AND GIVING POOR PART TIMERS LIKE SIMMO TO BOWL. THE SHOCK OF A WIN BLINDS THE FICKLE. WHERE IS BISHOO? WI SHOULD PLAY 2 PROPER SPINNERS THEY ARE WICKET TAKERS

    WELL DONE THE TRINI COMPLEMENT.

  • Anon_Cricket_Fan on December 5, 2011, 22:25 GMT

    Kudos to West Indies. A wonderful performance from a bowler Ravi! A smart bowler! Gambir and Sehwag are becoming worst than an inexperienced batsman. Gambir please retire from the game if you can not keep up with the team. If India worked as a Team in the chase, they should take responsibility of facing at least 26 balls and make 26 runs. Its a real shame to the top order batsman if they can not make 26 runs. Its that simple! Instead you pass on the responsibility to Rohit and Ashwin to win the game for you? Probably Rohit and Ashwin should come after 3rd & 4th down.

  • Lord_Dravid on December 5, 2011, 22:15 GMT

    west indies only won this game because two of our best ODI batsmen Kohli and Raina were wrongly given out..simple. Nevertheless we are going to win the next two games and consequently win 4-1. :) hurayy!!

  • Serene247 on December 5, 2011, 22:14 GMT

    @cool2cool, well that was one of the ODI bw Pak and India out of total of like 115, Pak won approx 70 of them, and India may be 47 !

  • Serene247 on December 5, 2011, 22:14 GMT

    @cool2cool, well that was one of the ODI bw Pak and India out of total of like 115, Pak won approx 70 of them, and India may be 47 !

  • Serene247 on December 5, 2011, 21:56 GMT

    @David_Gravitas, yes I also didn't get chance to watch those series, but did see England beating India in all forms of cricket in summers ;)

  • Rahulbose on December 5, 2011, 21:54 GMT

    For Indians only the players who are under selection pressure are performing in this series. Team management and BCCI should take note of such bad attitude.

  • on December 5, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    As long as all the important Indian players find their form for the australia tour, I could not care less about the 8th ranked ODI team's fluke victories against a half bench Champion side.

  • on December 5, 2011, 21:50 GMT

    Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Kohli ... pathetic performances indeed. Time to get rid of these liabilities and inject new talent. Should hang their heads in shame. Well defended WI. Just what the doctor ordered.

    P.S: Also fire the selectors. What a disaster from the "champions of the world".

  • gloriouscricket on December 5, 2011, 21:20 GMT

    Good win for Windies fans;Dont care how we won, we had to--Cricketing decisions have a way of evening out--Do I need to go to the decisions in the2nd. ODI--Lets get the game on.

  • netcricketfan4ever on December 5, 2011, 21:06 GMT

    @Abdullah Al Mamun So what does an Indian team minus SRT, Yuvi, Dhoni, Zak count for, still a giant Indian team? You can't go by ifs and buts. West Indies definitely played much better than England in the ODI series.

  • chicoguapo on December 5, 2011, 21:05 GMT

    yeah ..whine and complain about lbw decisions...now that it helps your cause, last game when pollard was put out, did you guys remember that? i doubt you didnt....but thats cricket....India hasnt dominated West Indies..one or two players have...and getting them out automatically gave west indies the match...And thats how it would be all the other one dayers if west indies can get out a few indian players( rohit,kohli), then they will be just fine...

  • diehart on December 5, 2011, 21:02 GMT

    this loss is really dishearting ..this windies side is the weakest team to tour india and still we loose macthes.players not performing should be thrown out of the team ...

  • diehart on December 5, 2011, 21:02 GMT

    this loss is really dishearting ..this windies side is the weakest team to tour india and still we loose macthes.players not performing should be thrown out of the team ...

  • diehart on December 5, 2011, 21:02 GMT

    this loss is really dishearting ..this windies side is the weakest team to tour india and still we loose macthes.players not performing should be thrown out of the team ...

  • honestno2 on December 5, 2011, 21:01 GMT

    Lolx...the umpire was in no mood to give out the last player...but finalliee he has to as it was plumb...poor guy..

  • on December 5, 2011, 20:58 GMT

    Good for WI, but also very good chance for new upcoming talent in India, very promising but need to slow down and focus on win going all the way and getting results. good luck India, and well played WI, series is still alive.

  • AF219 on December 5, 2011, 20:58 GMT

    @Oceanic ..... Dude this same team of WI is thrashed by Pakistan in WC semifinal and then at home in both test and ODI series..... This forum is for people who know the technical aspects of cricket so please do not make fun of yourself in front of ever and go play hide and seek with kids.

  • on December 5, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    @Abdullah Al Mamun aren't India missing players too? and how did catching cause WI to lose the 3rd test macth! india were all over WIs, the reason india lost so many wickets was because they were chasing against the runrate! you comment makes to no sence! it's almost as if your desperate to look for arugment! makes me thing what kind of Bias you bring here!

  • THINK_BEYOND on December 5, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    WELL I THOUGHT OF NOT COMMENTING AT ALL...AFTER SEEING THE SELECTION OF INDIAN TEAM FOR AUS TOUR...WISH OUR SELECTORS GET THE BEST LESSON WITH A 3-0 IN FAVOUR OF AUS THAT CAUSES THEIR DOWNFALL...COME OUT OF REGIONALISM...MITHUN & NOT IRFAN...SEHWAG AND GAMBHIR WITHOUT ANY FORM....PARTHIV...OH MY GOD...JUST DON'T WANT TO COMMENT AT ALL. GOD BLESS INDIA. FINALLY KUDOS TO WI TEAM WHO HAVE EXPOSED OUR SELECTION VERY NICELY...HAVE SHOWN HOW TO FIGHT IN ADVERSE CONDITION WHICH OUR PLAYERS COULD NOT SHOW IN ENGLAND...THE DIFFERENCE IS ATTITUDE AND NOT THE TALENT....IF YOU GET HEAPED WITH MONEY IN IPL...WHY DO YOU NEED TO SHOW UR BEST FOR THE COUNTRY.

  • Nampally on December 5, 2011, 20:47 GMT

    I think it is best to drop both Sehwag & Gambhir for their poor batting and send them in advance squad to Australia. These guys got a big fat ZERO. Let Parthiv & Rahane open the innings and include We will see far better performance form these youngsters. Let Raina or Rohit captain the side.Vinay, Aaron & Irfan pathan can be the seamers & Ashwin & Rahul sharma the spinners.This way 2 of the bench guys are coming in for 2 non performing batsmen, who have their minds on Australia not on these ODIs. Consistent lack of performance from both Gambhir & Sehwag is mysterious.They might as well train on the Australian pitches and let Rahane get some match practice as opener.It was a most disappointing performance by the Indians both in bowling & batting. Giving 80 runs to Sammy & Samuel thru' poor bowling is not acceptable. Rohit was the only batsman who played responsibly. 2 Indian Runouts were due to brilliant WI fielding.Wholesale changes needed for the 4th ODI.

  • WeeBee on December 5, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    Congrats to Windies! The difference between two team was LAST 10 OVERS played by Windies and 2 wickets in 2 balls from Rampaul ... Great Show Windies ... win next one as well .

  • S.Jagernath on December 5, 2011, 20:41 GMT

    Virender Sehwag seems to be getting older but no wiser.His batting is getting just too reckless & wild.His technique isnt very good & it is getting him into a lot of trouble lately.Gautam Gambhir is a very good batsmen,but seems to be asleep these days.Gambhir is just not aware enough & his frequent injuries do not help.The test opening pair of Sehwag & Gambhir often fails away from home & exposes the middle order.India should make them open in ODIs again,I cannot understand why they ever stopped them from opening.Suresh Raina got a bad decision but he was once again playing a poor shot & he often gets out in that manner.Raina should not play the next game,Ajinkya Rahane can come in & bat at 3.Parthiv Patel can drop down the order to 6 or 7.Leaving Varun Aaron out because of 1 bad day was not a good idea,he can consistently fire in yorkers which is important for limited over cricket.Irfan Pathan batting down the order will strengthen the batting,his bowling is going to be interesting.

  • S.Jagernath on December 5, 2011, 20:40 GMT

    Virender Sehwag seems to be getting older but no wiser.His batting is getting just too reckless & wild.His technique isnt very good & it is getting him into a lot of trouble lately.Gautam Gambhir is a very good batsmen,but seems to be asleep these days.Gambhir is just not aware enough & his frequent injuries do not help.The test opening pair of Sehwag & Gambhir often fails away from home & exposes the middle order.India should make them open in ODIs again,I cannot understand why they ever stopped them from opening.Suresh Raina got a bad decision but he was once again playing a poor shot & he often gets out in that manner.Raina should not play the next game,Ajinkya Rahane can come in & bat at 3.Parthiv Patel can drop down the order to 6 or 7.Leaving Varun Aaron out because of 1 bad day was not a good idea,he can consistently fire in yorkers which is important for limited over cricket.Irfan Pathan batting down the order will strengthen the batting,his bowling is going to be interesting.

  • SanjivAwesome on December 5, 2011, 20:36 GMT

    I am so glad that WI won. Now if they can thrash India again, it will be series alive for all fans! I support India, but also like our team to sweat out their victories! Heh! Go India.

  • chicoguapo on December 5, 2011, 20:12 GMT

    West Indies won this match and as a West Indian fan I am proud but I continue to say, that Darren Sammy is on this team as an allrounder and he has to do his bit in the areas he is called upon to do so..If Sammy had taken the two chances he got of Sharman early in his innings, this game would have been much easier for the Windies...we have to finish the job that Rampaul and company always start.....Today Sammy did well with the bat, but he has to use his head in cerain situations and know how to bat..today called for what he did..but others days dont and he does the same thing...Today and in other games, his fielding has been horrible..as an allrounder, your fielding must be impecable......

  • Lahori_Munde on December 5, 2011, 20:00 GMT

    @getsetgopk- this WI team is more then capable to run over Pak team. But then again, Pak is also way way down below ranking as well..

  • AravindFromUS on December 5, 2011, 19:56 GMT

    Gambhir and sehwag should be kept out .Ajinkya rahane should be playing.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on December 5, 2011, 19:49 GMT

    @getsetgopk, you must be waiting for a chance to come up with your two-liner. It sure is a long wait. Isn't it?! You were not to be seen when India thrashed England last month and was winning against the Windies too (o_O)!!!

  • PMadhavarao on December 5, 2011, 19:49 GMT

    73 runs in 5 overs is ridiculous, Indian bowlers can't bowl intelligently, on top of that couple of duck outs and couple of wrong umpiring decisions cost India this match. Also, Sehwag should realize that he played irresponsible shot. I think he is trying for a trade mark to hit a four of every 1st ball he faces in ODIs. India won the two matches with sheer luck. Kudos to Sharma for playing with maturity.

  • Jack_India on December 5, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    Mithun leaks 23 runs in the penultimate over to Sammy and gets a ticket to Australia. This happens only in India.

  • on December 5, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    @getset nd abhilash,i dont know why u people r dont undermining windies.the fact is that this india had won their last 11 match nd for the present broken windies team(no gayle,bravo nd sarwan),also one thing that india didnt get a big win in these ODI matches.so definitely windies outperformed india playing very well with kids against giant indians(playing sehwag,ghambir,raina).wining 1 game is equal to series win for them.perhaps the indian fans forgot their loosing against windies in 2 T20 match in WC nd 2 ODI in their last series.go west indies goooooooooooooooooooooooo.

  • cricchic on December 5, 2011, 19:41 GMT

    Well done W.I...I t was along time coming...Good work from Samuels, Sammy and Russle..Rampaul and Narine..& Sharma...Hope that W.I take confidence from this game...The openers need to give W.I a better start..Too often its left for the lower order batsman to put up a decent total....Sammy please learn to hold on to catches..you almost cost us the game...Interesting to see the next game.

  • on December 5, 2011, 19:38 GMT

    @getsetgopk,how is a 16 run loss ah hammering? number 2, look at the team...it's the ful strenght team from the World Cup! number 2, so wat if India lost ONE game! it sure ended india's win streak but it's only one!

  • SnowSnake on December 5, 2011, 19:34 GMT

    Congratulations to WI. Rampaul bowling was excellent and bating in death overs was also excellent. In a way this ODI reminded me of Indian batting in England. Shewag has gotten really irresponsible and Gambhir totally useless. The first three Indian wickets are now guaranteed under 25 runs. India won the first two matches due to middle and lower order batting. The middle and lower order Indian batting in this match was excellent as well.

  • randhak on December 5, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    I think Gambhir should lead the team...sehwag showed yet again that he is not a good leader as he does not know where to apply whom ...gambhir led the KKR in abetter way,, if gambhir will be given captaincy he can gain more experience as a leader at international level.. ,also in future if we need someone in absense of dhoni we should be clear enough to know whom to give the charge........

  • on December 5, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    Well done West Indies. Good victory. Go for the jugular and bring us a series win. You can do cause we shouldbe 3-0 now with a series win secured. Congrats.

  • arun02k81a0205 on December 5, 2011, 19:29 GMT

    Sehwag's captaincy is no upto the mark. Chasing under the lights is very tough task and Sehwag again opted to field first. Should improve on his batting as well. I am happy that it's not that India where 3-4 quick wickets and the team gets bowled out for 170s or 180s. India have atleast put up a fight.

  • gazelle79 on December 5, 2011, 19:26 GMT

    @getsetgopk , The team that will play the triseries against Aus and SL in Feb will be very different from this side . India has rested most of it's prominent players for this series . It's difficult to predict so far ahead but the team in the first one day in Aus may be - Sehwag , Tendulkar , Gambhir , Kohli , Rohit , Yuvraj , Dhoni , Ashwin , Zaheer , Ishant , Praveen( if he gets fit by then , else Yadav ) . Compare this side with today's and see the difference in ability and experience .

  • cricketisagame on December 5, 2011, 19:18 GMT

    @getsetgopk, can you name a team that never lost to anyone? I thought there is only one winner in a game generally and only idiots are not aware of this rule of the game

  • groundreality on December 5, 2011, 19:12 GMT

    @getsetgopk - a margin of 16 runs isn't exactly "hammering", but that is only if one knew cricket. Never mind!

  • NCassie on December 5, 2011, 19:12 GMT

    Congrats to WI! good good performance by the middle order to put up a good score to defend, good to see Samuel, Ramdin, Pollard, Russel & Sammy get some runs behind their names. Sunil Narine finally get a game!, well done selectors, he should cement his place for all the ODI & T20's for WI. Good debut performance! Hope Bravo recovers and to the entire team, please keep on working hard to continue winning more games.

  • ramps_wi on December 5, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    Congrats to Windies for winning in India, at least we did better than England, but we almost let it slip away again, those drop catches by the captain almost proved castastrophic. Hey but a win is a win. Two tings did not like though, dropped Barath and put the struggling Hyatt to open, this was done to prevent seven trinis playing though. Now that Sammy score some runs I guest his place is justified on the team. Let Ramdin captain the ODI and T20 side so that he can be groomed for the future and leave sammy on the test side. Good luck to the guys for the rest of the series

  • Vadlamudi_sp on December 5, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    Sehwag is a real setback ..his approach may work once in 10 innings but he shouldn't forget that he is the stand in captain and lead from the front... 33 years old and still playing like a kid foolish batting.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    nothing to worry much, its cricket.. just for entertainment.. be a gentleman to watch this gentleman's game.. njoy cricket not just winningg

  • Butee on December 5, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    Well done WI, Sammy this is how you play cricket WI style......good to see Narine getting a game and among the wickets, we can still use the bowling of Simmons, Polly and Sammy to make up the extra 10 overs.

  • Island-man on December 5, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    West Indies almost lost this match by not applying enough pressure on India, it was quite clear that Sammy run out of ideas, there needs to be more team motivation not just from the captain but from everyone on the team and also avoiding giving away too many singles to the opponent. The WI field was lackadisical and needs to be tightened, we have what it takes but tend to loose focus at critical moments of the game, let us give a better account of ourselves during the next three games because we can win this series there is no doubt about that, we just need to be motivated to win and bring home some pride.

    good luck guys,

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    Blame it on Rohit Sharma...get innings but costed 2 runouts...jadeja and himself, mind you, calls for running were made by rohit only.

  • xcorpion327 on December 5, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    only if WI had Gayle this could easily have been WI 2 Ind 1....hope to see Gayle playing for WI again..

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    Dear Sehwag, please wake up from your slumber. As I said yesterday that we had won the first two games by sheer luck and one cannot expect sehwag to be lucky all the time. Bad call, should have elected to bat first as at Motera india does not have too good a record, bad and early rash shot, should have employed spinners in the dearth overs as WI batsman are suspect against the spinners rather than fast bowlers. It was those extra 3o to 40 runs which cost India the match. Gambhir too should wake up as has hardly shown anything worthwile. Dropped Pollard at crucial time and duck does not go well for the seniority. Parthiv is only a man of 20 and 30's. I cant understand why he has been given oppurtunites after oppurtunities inspite of lack of a score worth notice. One can only dream of the hammerring which awaits in Aussies.

  • shrastogi on December 5, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    I think report takes care of most of the things that need to be said. With the advent of T-20 it is not impossible to score 60+ runs in the last 5 overs which previously used to be 45 at least in Indian conditions. The same thing happened in World Cup final with Zaheer Khan so it would be very harsh to blame the inexperienced bowlers. The lesson from this is to avoid bowling monotony ie dont have bowlers more than two overs at the death at a stretch. Sehwag and Gmabhir are not scoring enough runs and Sehwag has himself to blame. Sehwag was very irresponsible - he has underestimated the WI bowling to his own peril. He should lead from front. Run outs didnt help.In all it was last 57 overs of the game the Indians would like to forget.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    Welldone Windies, Wish you guys goodluck for next 2 Matches, Only if Gayle was present it would have been more tuff for Indians but Indians should thank God Gayle was not playing by the way why is Gayle Not playing???

  • riverlime on December 5, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    Why was Hyatt kept, in place of Barath? Barath is not in the best of form, but he wouldn't have agonised to 20 off 39 balls. likewise, I know Samuels made a half-century, but at a rate of 60-odd per 100 balls. No wonder that by the time he was out in the 34th over, the score was 120. As the senior player on the team, he needs to lead from the front. Kudos to Narine, who seems to have the nous of a much more seasoned veteran, and is sure to be a lynchpin of WI for years to come. If only he could be paired with another attacking spinner...hmmm.

  • atiq_pak on December 5, 2011, 18:38 GMT

    good for cricket, go WI go...

  • Alexk400 on December 5, 2011, 18:37 GMT

    Sehwag is worst Captain ever in india's jersey. He should quit his captaincy. Players are not playing well against him. They try to be like irresponsible sehwag. Sehwag always lack tactical brain. Otherwise he would have survived in England. He never adjust , when you do not adjust you do not make better decision. Sehwag can not improve because he do not have TACTICAL brain of dhoni. Dhoni do not have battting skill or wicket keeping skill , what dhoni have is heart , responsibility and all other intangibles what leader needs. Sehwag is just pure energy , Selectors should give ccaptaincy to kohli. Not raina , Not gambhir. I even want Gambhir dropped. he failed in england , failed against west indes , he will fail against aussies. He needs to be told , he needs to improve next two ODIs or lose his TEST spot. Playing out of form batsman against Aussies is a bad idea. We need a opening batsman with good runner to complement sehwag in australia.

  • WhenDWestwas1 on December 5, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    I am very anxious to see the Indians against the Aussies. The India bowling attack is looking flat and the batting at the top is very poor. This Aus side will not give the indians as much chances as the west indies. India never dominated the serious, WI drop the ball and india capitalize. Good luck you will need it hope Sachin could make runs under pressure?

  • Smithie on December 5, 2011, 18:33 GMT

    What are you doing Boonie letting Virat get away with that LBW outburst at the Umpire. If that is not dissent I am a monkeys uncle !

  • netcricketfan4ever on December 5, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    @getsetgopk Do you know what "got hammered" means? Remember Aus vs Pak WC 1999 final? That's what "got hammered" means. Better look into the dictionary before posting next time.

    Having said that signs aren't looking good for the tour Down Under. Waiting for the day's report from Nampally.

  • hhillbumper on December 5, 2011, 18:29 GMT

    Oh what a joy to watch a world class team.Shame about India though

  • Precioustar84 on December 5, 2011, 18:26 GMT

    ps. I don't understand why in the world Sehwag keeps relying on dew factor so much and selects to field first. Even last match he should not have fielded first. He seems to not trust his fielding and bowling much when thats the dept that DOES NOT need to be tested. Chasing does not need to be tested Sehwag! Its the defending that often needs work for us. I hope remaining 2 ODIs, team India actually goes with what the curator like this game he had said "team who wins toss should bat first" ... Sehwag needs to understand to put up big score and apply pressure to opposition who's strong point is not their batting under pressure. Cricinfo please publish

  • cool2cool on December 5, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    @getsetgopk: India lost by just 16 runs and you call it hammered?? Then what will you call, when India defeated your team in WC?

  • Divinetouch on December 5, 2011, 18:22 GMT

    congrats to West Indies. They did what England could not do.

  • Precioustar84 on December 5, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    I'm a Team India fan but I love watching West Indies play against any team, even us. They are something else out there and spirits are always good whether they win or lose. I admire that. Can't say that about the fans that turn up at Motera. Being a gujarati myself, its soo embarrassing once again; more disappointing to see that then Gambhir and Sehwag's bad form. :( Anyway, good fight from BOTH sides. Rohit needs to learn how to finish off the match. Once again, he had shown maturity to do so and then disappointed me at the end. I love seeing lower order perform so well though!! Any leave it to the West Indies team to win against World Cup - ODI Champs in ODIs and world cup T20 champ in T20s when majority thought you wouldn't. Congrats West Indies. India 2 more to go so no worries; I know India can win the series!! Finally happy to see Irfan get selected for last 2 ODIs!! :) Cricinfo please publish

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Big win for our boys WI, good to finally get that win out of the way! I had a good laugh at the Indian commentators whinning about bad decisions, this is what happens when you refuse to use the DRS system. Rather ironic that a review of 'no-ball' had to save jadeja. Good bowling from RAVI, Sunil, Marlon and the rest of the boys, backed up with some fine fielding in the end- however the dropped catches need to stop...Most batsmen got a start and now I am anticipating Kieran Powell and Jason Mohammed getting a game..Finally praises most go to SAMMY for keeping his head high and coming though with some valuable runs despite the dropped catches...NEVER say NEVER WI....

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    India lost to minnows now.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    Why is Gambhir still in the team ? Send him home to enjoy time with his new wife.

  • bumsonseats on December 5, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    well played WI you have played well in the tests and the odis. in the 50 overs you showed my own team eng how to play and you were in contension in all the odis so far.it shows were the indian captain does not play india are a much lesser side. dpk

  • Cpt.Meanster on December 5, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    Well well.. Sehwag did a Sammy today !!! brainless batting, brainless field placings etc. I don't care what Indian fans think but to me Sehwag is little more than a club level player. No footwork, no sense, no fear, ZERO dedication towards team objectives. He's a dead pitch bully and nothing more. He will have a tough time in Australia. India lost this game once Sehwag made a duck. You see, good starts are needed to instill confidence into the dressing room. Add to that, some pretty ORDINARY umpiring cost India big time. Having said that, WI played decent cricket and looked very determined to win. Good job by them. It's wake up time for Sehwag, Gambhir and Raina. The tour to Australia is just around the corner.

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Never ceases to amaze me. When Pollard was given out just as he got going in the last one day, and Raina claimed a catch that wasn't, it never came up as a reason for WI's loss. Today, Indians know they would have won with the DRS. Well, I see it as cricket evening out, as it so often does. I read many comments on the commentary feed about how much India would win by. Perhaps a little respect to the opposition is due every now and again, no matter how badly they've lost before. I'm proud of my boys and support them whether they're up or down, but I would never boo a winning team, especially after they had lost a Test series before this, and two matches on the trot. Indians are passionate, but so are West Indians. One set of supporters, however, really needs to learn how to lose graciously.

  • JG2704 on December 5, 2011, 18:04 GMT

    Congratulations to the WI for managing to conquer their demons and this time find a way to win. It looked like Sharma might again (with the help of others) see his team through but alas it wasn't to be

  • monisammy on December 5, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    IF NOT FOR OUR HERO "MR. Anthony Lloyd Hill"...... THE UMPIRE WHO GAVE A DOUBTFUL LBW DECISION AGAINST KOHLI & AN ABSOLUTELY INCORRECT DECISION AGAINST RAINA, INDIA WOULD HAVE SURELY WON THE MATCH... I REALLY WISHED THAT WE HAD USED THE 'REVIEW SYSTEM' IN THIS SERIES..

  • Vilander on December 5, 2011, 17:59 GMT

    @ Rohit Sharma, a score of 95 or 150 means nothing in a loosing cause, you should have run faster to get that single.

  • amitoza on December 5, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    Sehwag grow up! Take some responsibility like MSD.

  • Vilander on December 5, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    good win by windies congrats you were the better team, disappointed that the indian streak had to end. Rampaul is a star. India younger team needs to get better in death bowling, a la praveen/nehra.

  • getsetgopk on December 5, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    'champs' got hammered at home by some west Indies way way down below in rankings, how are they gona fare in Aus is not that difficult to figure out or is it?

  • on December 5, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    Worst captaincy ever by Sehwag..he needs to improve a lot..he doesn't know how to rotate the bowlers..even today he chose to field first, play an irresponsible shot and applying pressure on the middle order...he needs to check again with his performance...

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  • on December 5, 2011, 17:53 GMT

    Worst captaincy ever by Sehwag..he needs to improve a lot..he doesn't know how to rotate the bowlers..even today he chose to field first, play an irresponsible shot and applying pressure on the middle order...he needs to check again with his performance...

  • getsetgopk on December 5, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    'champs' got hammered at home by some west Indies way way down below in rankings, how are they gona fare in Aus is not that difficult to figure out or is it?

  • Vilander on December 5, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    good win by windies congrats you were the better team, disappointed that the indian streak had to end. Rampaul is a star. India younger team needs to get better in death bowling, a la praveen/nehra.

  • amitoza on December 5, 2011, 17:58 GMT

    Sehwag grow up! Take some responsibility like MSD.

  • Vilander on December 5, 2011, 17:59 GMT

    @ Rohit Sharma, a score of 95 or 150 means nothing in a loosing cause, you should have run faster to get that single.

  • monisammy on December 5, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    IF NOT FOR OUR HERO "MR. Anthony Lloyd Hill"...... THE UMPIRE WHO GAVE A DOUBTFUL LBW DECISION AGAINST KOHLI & AN ABSOLUTELY INCORRECT DECISION AGAINST RAINA, INDIA WOULD HAVE SURELY WON THE MATCH... I REALLY WISHED THAT WE HAD USED THE 'REVIEW SYSTEM' IN THIS SERIES..

  • JG2704 on December 5, 2011, 18:04 GMT

    Congratulations to the WI for managing to conquer their demons and this time find a way to win. It looked like Sharma might again (with the help of others) see his team through but alas it wasn't to be

  • on December 5, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Never ceases to amaze me. When Pollard was given out just as he got going in the last one day, and Raina claimed a catch that wasn't, it never came up as a reason for WI's loss. Today, Indians know they would have won with the DRS. Well, I see it as cricket evening out, as it so often does. I read many comments on the commentary feed about how much India would win by. Perhaps a little respect to the opposition is due every now and again, no matter how badly they've lost before. I'm proud of my boys and support them whether they're up or down, but I would never boo a winning team, especially after they had lost a Test series before this, and two matches on the trot. Indians are passionate, but so are West Indians. One set of supporters, however, really needs to learn how to lose graciously.

  • Cpt.Meanster on December 5, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    Well well.. Sehwag did a Sammy today !!! brainless batting, brainless field placings etc. I don't care what Indian fans think but to me Sehwag is little more than a club level player. No footwork, no sense, no fear, ZERO dedication towards team objectives. He's a dead pitch bully and nothing more. He will have a tough time in Australia. India lost this game once Sehwag made a duck. You see, good starts are needed to instill confidence into the dressing room. Add to that, some pretty ORDINARY umpiring cost India big time. Having said that, WI played decent cricket and looked very determined to win. Good job by them. It's wake up time for Sehwag, Gambhir and Raina. The tour to Australia is just around the corner.

  • bumsonseats on December 5, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    well played WI you have played well in the tests and the odis. in the 50 overs you showed my own team eng how to play and you were in contension in all the odis so far.it shows were the indian captain does not play india are a much lesser side. dpk