West Indies tour of India, 1st Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 6-9, 2011
India won by 5 wickets
6,7,8,9 November 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
0.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, lively delivery to start off proceedings, it landed back of a length well outside off and jagged in as the batsman shouldered arms.

0.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, a touch wider, and far too short. Easier leave for Brathwaite. Nice carry on these first two balls.

0.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, gets closer to off stump, and err ... the ball doesn't carry to Dhoni this time. Ishant is still keeping it short of a length.

0.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, 1 run, West Indies are away. Brathwaite pushes calmly from the crease into the covers and they take the single.

0.5

Sharma to Powell, FOUR, leading edge, but safe. Ishant's natural curve into the right hander, opens up the left-handed Powell as it lands on leg and swerves away. The edge kept low and flew away between third slip and gully.

0.6

Sharma to Powell, FOUR, another edge, another four through the slip-gully gap. Ishant is again fuller to the left hander, lands the ball on leg and gets it to angle across. Powell gropes tentatively from the crease and the ball dribbles away fast.

West Indies 9/0   I Sharma 1-0-9-0
2.1

Sharma to Powell, no run, strangely confident appeal for lbw from Ishant, who is still over the stumps to the left hander. Landed a good half foot outside leg stump and hit the batsman on the crease. Umpire Tucker says no.

2.2

Sharma to Powell, no run, goes fuller and angles this across the left hander. The ball scoots along - a typical rat ball - to Dhoni. Never really came up after bouncing.

2.3

Sharma to Powell, no run, Powell gets forward and defends a good length ball on off stump into the off side.

2.4

Sharma to Powell, no run, back of a length on middle and off, defended solidly to the leg side.

2.5

Sharma to Powell, 1 run, Ishant is on the pads this time, Powell glances him behind square for a single.

2.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Ishant finishes with a pacy ball around off stump, Brathwaite defends after covering the line.

West Indies 12/0   I Sharma 2-0-10-0
4.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Ishant goes very full and wide of off stump, Brathwaite leaves once again.

4.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, nearly 90 mph from Ishant now, nips in off the seam and forces Brathwaite into a slightly out of control heave-drive. It goes off the inner edge to the leg side.

4.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, crouches low, shuffles across to off stump and lets an indipper go through to the keeper.

4.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Ishant probes away outside off, Brathwaite again watches it through to Dhoni.

4.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, 138 kph, far too short to trouble someone like Brathwaite, who is a compulsive back-footer if there ever was one. Another leave after shuffling across.

4.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, ends the over with a similar ball angling in from wide of off stump, and Brathwaite again lets it go to MSD.

West Indies 12/0   I Sharma 3-1-10-0
6.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Ishant makes Brathwaite play, full ball angling in at pace, but it is driven solidly off the front foot.

6.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, 86 mph, angled in at off the seam, Brathwaite is watchful as he defends to the off side.

6.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, over-pitched at 86 mph, Brathwaite is on the move as he drives it off the toe of the bat to the leg side.

6.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, (no ball) 1 run, Ishant is on a length, Brathwaite opens the face and guides towards gully for a single. Ishant's over-stepped as well.

6.4

Sharma to Powell, no run, In his mind, Ishant is still bowling at a right hander. Very short, miles wide of leg stump, a wide in any other format.

6.5

Sharma to Powell, no run, once again Ishant slants one into Powell's pads after landing the ball well outside leg. This even hit him outside leg as he stayed back, and struck him quite high on the pad too.

6.6

Sharma to Powell, FOUR, nicely played. Short and pacy from Ishant. angling across and forcing Powell to play. He waited beside the line, and opened the face to guide it through point and the ball fairly bounds away to the fence.

West Indies 18/0   I Sharma 4-1-16-0
8.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, 1 run, shaping in from short of a length, worked tentatively through square leg for a single.

8.2

Sharma to Powell, no run, goes full to the left-hander, Powell looks smooth in his movements as he presses forward and defends to cover.

8.3

Sharma to Powell, no run, Powell lets another one go through outside off as Ishant works away on a length.

8.4

Sharma to Powell, no run, lands on off, shapes away as Powell leans out and allows it to go through to the keeper.

8.5

Sharma to Powell, 1 run, full length ball at 84 mph, Powell times the square drive particularly well and gets a single. Umes Yadav is at point now. I hear Yuvraj Singh is at fine leg. Interesting choices, those.

8.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, ends the over with a length ball shaping in at 85 mph, Brathwaite defends solidly to the off side of the pitch.

West Indies 25/0   I Sharma 5-1-18-0
10.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, full length from Ishant, Brathwaite defends to the leg side.

10.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run

10.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Brathwaite shuffles across conscious of the fielder at silly mid-on, perhaps. Defends a length ball from off stump to the leg side.

10.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, another full ball, Brathwaite fairly prances across to cover the line and defends to mid-off.

10.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, bottom edge as Brathwaite plays over the cut, but the ball sleep-walks through much lower than he anticipated. It doesn't carry to Dhoni, in fact it lands well short of him.

10.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Ishant plugs the last ball on a length outside off, and Brathwaite leaves.

West Indies 25/0   I Sharma 6-2-18-0
12.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, full delivery outside off, Brathwaite doesn't offer a shot.

12.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, goes super full once again, he hasn't moved a single ball away from the right hander all day. Brathwaite works it cautiously off the toes to mid-on.

12.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, wider of off stump this time, Brathwaite lets it go to the keeper.

12.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, full length ball outside off, Brathwaite is diffident to come forward again as he defends to the off side.

12.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, props the front foot outside the line of off this time and defends a length ball into the off side.

12.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, and the polite suggestion of movement away from the batsman this time. Brathwaite shoulders arms.

West Indies 25/1   I Sharma 7-3-18-0
29.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, FOUR, and Brathwaite doesn't mind the extra pace either. Politely waits beside the line and opens the face to steer a short of length ball outside off to third man. Well timed, that.

29.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short again from Ishant, defended from the crease to Yuvraj at point.

29.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, he's been infuriatingly short of a length all day to the right handers. Brathwaite's not been troubled by this at all, another leave outside off.

29.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length and jagging in off the seam. Brathwaite stays put on the back foot as he defends down the track.

29.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, back of a length ball outside off stump again, Brathwaite moved across and defends to the off side.

29.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, 1 run, width outside off to end a pretty average over. Steered away to third man where there's a fielder. What?! MS Dhoni has a fielder at third man?! I am dreaming, surely.

West Indies 61/2   I Sharma 8-3-23-0
31.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, wide of the stumps, Brathwaite will block those all day.

31.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, he slips in the yorker, catches Brathwaite by surprise as he nearly tumbles across with his shuffle, and his head is falling away as he defends belatedly.

31.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, 1 run, back of a length outside off, guided off the back foot past gully.

31.4

Sharma to Bravo, no run, full length ball outside off, Bravo lets it go to the keeper.

31.5

Sharma to Bravo, no run, back of a length at a similar line, and Brathwaite shoulders arms as he presses across.

31.6

Sharma to Bravo, FOUR, a gem of a stroke to bring up lunch. Ishant lands it on a length on off stump, Bravo just meets it, scowling as he steps forward and presents the full face, and the ball pings away crisply to roll along to the long-on fence.

West Indies 69/2   I Sharma 9-3-28-0
41.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, gets the inward buzz going from outside off, Brathwaite doesn't get bat and pad close together, but defends from the crease.

41.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, 1 run, enough width outside off for Brathwaite to guide behind square for a single.

41.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, angled across Chanders at pace, he shoulders arms to let it go to MSD.

41.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders crabs across to the off stump line and nudges a single to midwicket.

41.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, 2 runs, Ojha does well at third man, puts in a dive to deny Brathwaite four as he hangs the blade outside off and turns the wrists to steer a wide ball.

41.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, tries the late steer again, this time he plays it squarer and gully is in the way.

West Indies 100/3   I Sharma 10-3-32-0
43.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, Ishant attacks the stumps from over the stumps, Brathwaite covers the line and defends down the track.

43.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, pushed into the pads, Brathwaite isn't fully forward again, but plays it comfortably to midwicket.

43.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length, the ball dies on its way to MSD as Brathwaite plays the cut and misses since he over-estimated the bounce.

43.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, 2 runs, full and angling in at 135 kph, Brathwaite whips it past a slow-reacting midwicket to pick up two.

43.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, length ball outside off, driven into the covers fluently. Nothing at all in this pitch for the seamers. Wonder what Rampaul and Edwards are thinking ...

43.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, slower ball on off stump to end the over, Brathwaite spots it and defends into the covers.

West Indies 106/3   I Sharma 11-3-34-0
45.1

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, reverse into the right hander from over the stumps, Brathwaite defends.

45.2

Sharma to Brathwaite, 1 run, back of a length and it doesn't have to be too wide outside off to tempt Brathwaite into that steer to third man. Another single taken.

45.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, Beaten outside off. Ishant pushes this one across Chanders from over the stumps, exemplary line and length there. It landed on off and nipped away marginally as Chanders shuffled across and groped. Not too far from the outside edge.

45.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, better from Chanders, shoulders arms this time as Ishant slants it away.

45.5

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length on the stumps, forced away to midwicket from the crease.

45.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, pitches this one well up, Chanders is late to get forward and hence mistimes the drive to mid-off.

West Indies 107/3   I Sharma 12-3-35-0
61.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, searching for reverse across Chanders, who defends to the leg side after crabbing across.

61.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on the pads again, Chanders tucks it square for a single.

61.3

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, coming in from back of a length, Brathwaite was too far across but adjusted well to defend to the off side.

61.4

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length outside off, this one holds its line as Brathwaite defends.

61.5

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, length ball again, Brathwaite gets into line and defends.

61.6

Sharma to Brathwaite, no run, short of a length to end the over, Brathwaite defends into the off side solid as he has been all day.

West Indies 156/3   I Sharma 13-3-36-0
76.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length outside off, Chanders lets it go

76.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, similar ball outside off, Chanders shoulders arms once more.

76.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, bends this one in from outside off, Chanders defends from the crease to the leg side.

76.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length, Chanders stays beside the line and opens the face to steer it square.

76.5

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, full and wide of off stump, it goes away after landing, but it is too wide outside off to trouble Mr. Obdurate.

76.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length outside off, and angling in, Chanders drags the bat inside the line.

West Indies 200/4   I Sharma 14-4-36-0
78.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, leading edge that nearly runs away for four through the covers. Rarity. Chanders moves across and looks to work a length ball to the leg side, but he's closed his bat face too soon. The ball goes uppishly but into the gap.

78.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, full and wide of off stump, Chanders lets this go.

78.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball, slanted down the leg side past Chanders who happily leaves.

78.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, FOUR, angled into the pads generously, Chanders encashes the gift with a neat little tuck that races away backward of square.

78.5

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, aims for the pads this time, but Chanders is still good enough to work the angle and pick up a couple through midwicket.

78.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 3 runs, on the pads yet again, Chanders makes it an expensive over with another dink through square leg, and earns three more.

West Indies 211/5   I Sharma 15-4-47-0
84.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, full length ball outside off, driven into the covers carefully.

84.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 1 run, angled into the pads, Chanders crabs across and nudges a single to square leg.

84.3

Sharma to Baugh, FOUR, aha, Ojha doesn't pick it at all at fine leg. He keeps squinting in the general direction of the pitch as Baugh stays inside the line of a short ball and whip-pulls it square for four.

84.4

Sharma to Baugh, no run, this one keeps low on the off stump line, and the short Baugh crouches low at the last moment to keep it out.

84.5

Sharma to Baugh, no run, full length, shaping into Baugh who defends solidly to the off side.

84.6

Sharma to Baugh, no run, back of a length around off stump, Baugh again covers the line and defends to the off side.

West Indies 233/5   I Sharma 16-4-52-0
86.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, full and wide of off stump, driven into the covers.

86.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, wide of off stump, played into the covers off the front foot.

86.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length and ducking into the left hander, he covers the line and blocks down the track.

86.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 1 run, angled in at 85 mph, Chanders moves inside the line and works it behind square for another single.

86.5

Sharma to Baugh, no run, attacks the stumps from over the stumps, he gets another one to jag back in, and Baugh defends off the front foot.

86.6

Sharma to Baugh, FOUR, thick outside edge, guided well by Baugh. He was leaning outside the line and feeling for it, but to his credit he softened the grip and ensured it went down and ran away.

West Indies 245/5   I Sharma 17-4-57-0
88.1

Sharma to Baugh, no run, good ball, pacy and on a length outside off, Baugh has to play at it, but can't cover the line as he feels for it.

88.2

Sharma to Baugh, 1 run, on the pads, Baugh tucks it away to square leg for a single. They think of a second and wisely drop such thoughts.

88.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, straightens from a length outside off, Chanders opens up his stance and defends to the off side.

88.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, swerves past Chanders' outside edge. Angled in at pace, Chanders potters across to off stump and searches for it but it glides past the outside edge.

88.5

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, makes him play again with a straight ball that angles in, defended to the off side.

88.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, tucks his bat safely inside the line as Ishant gets one to curve away from outside off. One more over to go in the day.

West Indies 254/5   I Sharma 18-4-58-0
91.1

Sharma to Baugh, 1 run, he is away first ball with a soft push with an open face that takes the length ball to third man

91.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 1 run, and he too, is away for the morning with a push to you know where, lots of runs to that third man

91.3

Sharma to Baugh, no run, bowls it a touch wider outside off stump at a nippy pace, but it is far enough not to be meddled with

91.4

Sharma to Baugh, no run, goes full for the stumps, which he tried often yesterday without luck, defended without any fuss at all

91.5

Sharma to Baugh, 1 run, Gautam at cover fails to pick up this push cleanly as he trots to his left, and they go through for the run after some hesitation

91.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, absolutely nothing from back of a length for Ishant on this murky Delhi morning, Chanders does his shuffle and pushes towards cover

West Indies 259/5   I Sharma 19-4-61-0
93.1

Sharma to Baugh, no run, coming in a tad from a length outside off, but no need to play at those, safely left alone

93.2

Sharma to Baugh, no run, another one does not get up much, Baugh adjusts to play it out towards point, helped that it well outside off

93.3

Sharma to Baugh, no run, targets the stumps full from wide of the crease, he shuffles across and tucks it towards wide mid on

93.4

Sharma to Baugh, no run, absolutely nothing for Ishant as he bends his back with a 136.6 kph back of a length ball, defended, just like that

93.5

Sharma to Baugh, no run, pitched up now, defended off the front foot

93.6

Sharma to Baugh, no run, comes in, this one, from some way outside off, not much bounce, he hops and pushes with a straight bat

West Indies 260/5   I Sharma 20-5-61-0
95.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, slants it in towards off from round the wicket, chanders shuffles across, gets forward, crouches and blocks all life out of it

95.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, harmless looking length ball about two feet outside off left alone

95.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, for once Chanders shuffles too far across to one coming in from wide of the crease and fails to connect with the nudge towards square leg, rolls away off pad

95.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Ishant gets the short ball to bounce now, must have taken a lot out of him, Chanders has all the time to swivel slowly and control the pull through square leg

95.5

Sharma to Baugh, no run, stays in the crease to play one coming in from a length, nudges it on the leg side

95.6

Sharma to Baugh, 1 run, full one speared in, flicked off the pad to fine leg

West Indies 265/5   I Sharma 21-5-63-0
97.1

Sharma to Baugh, no run, that would have caught him plumb in front of middle, but he got a lot of bat on that as he shuffled across, ball rolls away square on the leg side

97.2

Sharma to Baugh, 1 run, pushes with an open face towards third man

97.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, and as if to prove Matt's point, another one hardly gets up outside off stump as it is left alone

97.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, gets the line much closer this time but chanders leaves in his own style, shuffling and dragging the bat inside the line

97.5

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, another leave outside off

97.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanders survives, this one could have easily rolled on to the stumps, he got too far across with that shuffle outside off, Ishant angled it in back of a length, and the inside edge trickled past the wickets

West Indies 267/5   I Sharma 22-5-64-0
99.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 3 runs, chanders continues to chug along at the other end, pulls a short ball from around shoulder height through square leg

99.2

Sharma to Sammy, 1 run, the West Indies captain is away with a big shuffle across and a tuck behind square leg

99.3

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, pushes a length ball towards cover

99.4

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, he is pitching it up, not exactly full, Chanders shuffles a long way outside off and defends

99.5

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, well, that almost rolled along the ground to Dhoni, who stopped it with the pads together, what saved chanders was that it was a long way outside off, would have been tough handling that if it was in line with the stumps

99.6

Sharma to Chanderpaul, 4 leg byes, exposes the leg stump with that patented shuffle across and gets some pad on a length ball to get it fine down leg, India appeal for lbw but umpire thinks that was sliding down

West Indies 277/6   I Sharma 23-5-68-0
101.1

Sharma to Chanderpaul, no run, confusion as chanders trots down the track after driving towards Tendulkar at wide mid off, more than halfway down the track he stops, rampaul stops too, chanders manages to get back

101.2

Sharma to Chanderpaul, OUT, Chanders is gone too now, West Indies falling apart today, it was the shuffle that did him in, Ishant had been slanting it in with some nip from wide of the crease, chanders was doing the shuffle to negotiate them, this one came back in a bit more for his comfort and bounced normally, which would be not that normal at the Kotla, Chanders missed the nurdle, and was struck in front of leg and middle, umpire dharmasena has no doubts about it

S Chanderpaul lbw b Sharma 118 (286m 196b 7x4 2x6) SR: 60.20

101.3

Sharma to FH Edwards, 1 run, pushes a short of a length ball from the crease through point

101.4

Sharma to Rampaul, 1 run, inside edge as Rampaul shuffles and pushes with an angled blade

101.5

Sharma to FH Edwards, 1 run, tucked towards mid on for one

101.6

Sharma to Rampaul, no run, this one was shaping in towards the pads from a length, before Rampaul bent low to squeeze it on to the off side

West Indies 284/8   I Sharma 24-5-71-1
103.1

Sharma to Rampaul, 1 run, pushed towards third man for one

103.2

Sharma to FH Edwards, no run, avoids the short ball angled in to him quite well, drops his wrists and sways out of the line

103.3

Sharma to FH Edwards, no run, Ishant gives him another short ball that fidel gets out of the way again, and then practises the pull

103.4

Sharma to FH Edwards, FOUR, whoa, that has been clattered straight past Ishant, who pitched it up this time, but fidel';s response was to have a go at it, and he got enough on it to get it past Ishant

103.5

Sharma to FH Edwards, FOUR, another four for fidel, ishant tries the fullish slower one, Fidel fetches it from outside off and hammers it over midwicket

103.6

Sharma to FH Edwards, no run, back of a length has him backing away a tad and pushing to covers

West Indies 293/8   I Sharma 25-5-80-1
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