West Indies in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v West Indies

India won by 5 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

1.1

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, whips the first ball in, lands back of a length on middle and comes in towards the body. Brathwaite looks a little out of sorts as he shuffles across, but defends well to the leg side.

1.2

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, again, moves in in towards Brathwaite, who moves across and defends to the leg side.

1.3

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, shifts to a yard outside off, and he's operating at a fair clip here. Brathwaite stays on the crease and steers towards gully.

1.4

Yadav to Brathwaite, 2 runs, nicely played, and more evidence that this track is fast asleep. Brathwaite rides the bounce well as Umesh lands this back of a length outside off and punches it through point. The ball didn't come on quickly enough for him to time the shot too well, and the outfield isn't grease lightning either.

1.5

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, lands on the seam and shapes into Brathwaite, who again gets too far across and then defends in awry fashion.

1.6

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, solidly behind the last ball as he defended it down the track from middle stump line. Good start from Umesh.

West Indies 11/0   UT Yadav 1-0-2-0

3.1

Yadav to Powell, no run, Umesh loses the line the first time he bowls at the left-hander. Sprayed wide of off stump, too full from over the stumps.

3.2

Yadav to Powell, no run, much better, whangs this in short of a length, but the ball balloons up like a tennis ball that is strongly tethered to the turf. Powell drops the wrists easily.

3.3

Yadav to Powell, no run, 140 kph, over-pitched too far outside off. The ball doesn't come up at all, might as well just do away with the slips. Dhoni gets the pads in the way and the ball runs away towards the slips.

3.4

Yadav to Powell, no run, on a length once again well outside off, easy leave for Powell.

3.5

Yadav to Powell, no run, another leave outside off, Powell shoulders arms as Umesh keeps it short of driving length.

3.6

Yadav to Powell, no run, hits the 90 mph mark (over 144 kph) with the last ball, a quick short ball that hustles Powell into rising on the toes and defending to the off side. Impressive pace from Umesh, but he'll have to get the ball to land on the seam more often.

West Indies 12/0   UT Yadav 2-1-2-0

5.1

Yadav to Powell, no run

5.2

Yadav to Powell, no run, full length delivery outside off, Powell isn't in any mood to play at these. These openers showed tremendous patience in Bangladesh. Were the Indian seamers watching?

5.3

Yadav to Powell, no run, short of a length outside off, another easy leave since it is far too wide.

5.4

Yadav to Powell, no run, Powell drags the bat inside the line after looking to cover the line. This one too doesn't force him to play.

5.5

Yadav to Powell, no run, Powell gets the front foot across but shoulders arms again, as Umesh slants it away.

5.6

Yadav to Powell, no run, a good ball to end the over, at least made Powell think about playing it before leaving. Decent carry too, it must have hit a stray patch of adrenaline on this pitch.

West Indies 12/0   UT Yadav 3-2-2-0

7.1

Yadav to Brathwaite, FOUR, Umesh gets one to move off the seam. It angled in towards off, landed on a good length and shaped away. Brathwaite was squared up and proffered soft hands to let the edge roll down and through the cordon for four.

7.2

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, good length ball, Brathwaite should be looking to get well forward to these lengths. He is still reluctant to come forward as he check-drives to mid-off.

7.3

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, back of a length outside off, Brathwaite lets it go without much concern.

7.4

Yadav to Brathwaite, 1 run, on the pads, Brathwaite shuffles into line and deflects it square for a single.

7.5

Yadav to Powell, no run, that ball never went over knee-height from the moment it landed on a full length outside off. What a strip for the first Test of a season!

7.6

Yadav to Powell, no run, diving save at gully, surprisingly from Ishant Sharma, whose got to be among the lesser gifted athletes manning that position. Full and too wide outside off, Powell cracks it away square and Ishant intervenes.

West Indies 23/0   UT Yadav 4-2-7-0

33.1

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, full ball on the pads, worked with thew angle to mid-on.

33.2

Yadav to Brathwaite, 1 run, back of a length outside off, dabbed away behind square for a single.

33.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders jumps across to middle stump and nudges a short ball from over the stumps towards square leg.

33.4

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, full ball attacking the stumps, defended on the forward press to the off side of the pitch.

33.5

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, prodigious inwards shape, but it is wafted miles down the leg side. Reverse swing already. Dhoni doves away to stop it, and might have hurt his already battered fingers.

33.6

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, another one flung wide down the leg side, easier take for Dhoni

West Indies 74/3   UT Yadav 5-2-9-0

35.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, FOUR, 86.6 mph, attempted yorker, but he misses it by a foot and it ends up a full toss in Chanders' slot. He whips it fluently through square leg to bring up his first boundary.

35.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, angled across from the middle and off line now, Chanders shuffles across and lets it go.

35.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, shuffles away to middle and off again as Umesh keeps it straight and quick. Chanders curtails his movement and works it off the pads to square leg.

35.4

Yadav to Brathwaite, 1 run, angled in with a touch of reverse, Brathwaite shuffles inside the line and works it square now.

35.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, his lines are all over the place at the moment. Down the leg side, Chanders glances it down to fine leg for a single.

35.6

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, attacks the stumps with a fuller ball at 87 mph on off stump, but Brathwaite gets forward adequately to drive it back to the bowler.

West Indies 82/3   UT Yadav 6-2-16-0

37.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball, doesn't come on as fast as Chanders initially expected, and he tries to cut it almost as an afterthought. Played towards gully.

37.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length, Chanders stays on the crease, shuffles across and defends to the off side.

37.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, angled across Chanders, who shoulders arms this time.

37.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, he's clocked at nearly 90 mph this ball, but it sat up amiably after being banged in short of a length. Guided away to point.

37.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, angled in from round the stumps, Chanders walks into line and defends solidly.

37.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller length wide of off stump, Chanders drives nicely into the covers.

West Indies 83/3   UT Yadav 7-3-16-0

39.1

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, Umesh keeps it on the pads, Brathwaite works it without getting forward towards square leg.

39.2

Yadav to Brathwaite, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Brathwaite is again on the back foot as he waits for it to come beside him and opens the face to steer a single.

39.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, another short ball to Chanders, again cut away without full intent, and Ashwin at point tags it.

39.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball at 90.5 mph, goes over leg and middle as Chanders shuffes inside the line and thinks of pulling. He backs out of the shot at the last moment.

39.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, near-yorker at 140 kph, Chanders wasn't expecting it, but managed to get bat down on it and squeeze it away to midwicket for a couple.

39.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, FOUR, and he finally gets the cut working. Too many short balls from Umesh, giving Chanders enough width outside off for a crisp redirection backward of point.

West Indies 93/3   UT Yadav 8-3-23-0

64.1

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, Reverse! The ball zips in from outside off, and thuds into the pad as Brathwaite tries in vain to cover the line. Was heading down the leg side though.

64.2

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, slips well down the leg side this time. Brathwaite can't get bat on it.

64.3

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, reverse again, this time a yorker too and Brathwaite digs it away off the inner edge.

64.4

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, 140 kph, he's attacking the stumps at good pace here. Brathwaite is reluctant to get forward as is his method, and covers the line.

64.5

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, another one zips in, Brathwaite tucks it to the leg side after hopping across.

64.6

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, finishes with a full ball outside off, Brathwaite chops it away square. Livelt start to the proceedings after tea.

West Indies 159/3   UT Yadav 9-4-23-0

66.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, aha, hits him on the pad as Chanders walks across looking to tuck square. It was heading down the leg side.

66.2

Yadav to Brathwaite, 1 run, again, overcooking the attempted reverse-swinging yorker, Brathwaite helps it away from a foot outside leg to the deep.

66.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Chanders has smoked it away! Umesh again looks for the yorker, ends up delivering a half-volley outside off and Chanders just laces it into the covers daintily, without having to stretch or toil.

66.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, angled in again, Chanders works it with the angle to midwicket.

66.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, 88 mph and wide outside off as it swings away, Chanders opens the face and steers it to deep point for a single.

66.6

Yadav to Brathwaite, no run, back of a length to finish the over, Brathwaite is a touch squared up as he defends to the off side.

West Indies 169/3   UT Yadav 10-4-29-0

68.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, uppish but safe. Chanders may be getting a little too adventurous for his own liking. He whips a short ball on the body powerfully but almost straight at Gambhir at midwicket. It lands just short.

68.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run

68.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, steers from outside off to Dravid, who misfields at point and they get a single.

68.4

Yadav to Brathwaite, 1 run, 140 kph no movement outside off, and Brathwaite guides it down to third man

68.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball on the pads, worked off the back foot towards midwicket.

68.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, Chanders crisply eases a drive into the point region for another single.

West Indies 180/3   UT Yadav 11-4-33-0

70.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length outside off, Chanders defends from the crease.

70.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a length and curving in from outside off, defended into the off side.

70.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, over-pitched too wide outside off and Chanders steers it square.

70.4

Yadav to Samuels, no run, big reverse into the new batsman. Samuels will go well to get forward. This time he dabs it away from the leg stump line with bat in front of pad.

70.5

Yadav to Samuels, no run, back of a length, defended from the crease.

70.6

Yadav to Samuels, no run, short and wide of off stump, Samuels lets it go to the keeper.

West Indies 181/4   UT Yadav 12-4-34-0

72.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, full length on Chanders' off stump, defended to the off side.

72.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, 90 mph, whipped in towards Chanders at good pace as he shuffles across and looks to flick. It goes off the pad to square leg.

72.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanders stays put well inside the line as Umesh bowls on a length outside off.

72.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, again, Chanders drops the wrists inside the line as Umesh angles in.There is a stiff breeze blowing across the Kotla, I wonder if that's helping him.

72.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, shaped in again, Chanders nudges with the angle to midwicket.

72.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, pitches the last one up, Chanders doesn't get forward to it but drives to mid-on.

West Indies 182/4   UT Yadav 13-5-34-0

74.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, full ball to Chanders, he shuffles into line and defends.

74.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders pushes a single into the covers. Full and driven solidly.

74.3

Yadav to Samuels, 1 run, big inward movement, Samuels plays from the crease and gets an inside edge to square leg. He's looked out of sorts three balls in a row now.

74.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length from round the stumps, forced by Chanders to midwicket.

74.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, worked from the crease to the leg side.

74.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slower ball at 118 kph, but the line is poor. It ends up down the leg side, and Chanders tickles it along to fine leg.

West Indies 191/4   UT Yadav 14-5-37-0

85.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, angled in from wide of the crease, Chanders works it uppishly into the big gap at midwicket and returns for the second.

85.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, full length ball outside off, drives into the covers.

85.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, and worked to midwicket for a single.

85.4

Yadav to Baugh, FOUR, this is poor from India, another gift from Umesh, slanting down the leg side and Baugh helps it to fine leg for four.

85.5

Yadav to Baugh, no run, attacks the stumps at 88 mph, Baugh stays on the crease and defends as it skids along lower than it should have.

85.6

Yadav to Baugh, no run, shapes in from outside off again. Have India moved a single ball away from the right hander today? Baugh defends from the crease to the off side.

West Indies 240/5   UT Yadav 15-5-44-0

87.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, wastes the first ball with the fresh cherry, whanged well down the leg side. Short and wide.

87.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 4 byes, even worse, wider down the leg side and MSD can't get around to it as it scoots along low. Four free runs for the Windies.

87.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, and he again pushes it down the leg side. MS dives away full length to his right to collect it.

87.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, finally gets the radar working, shapes one in through the air, but it runs into the middle of Chanders' bat.

87.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, FOUR, three balls wasted in four, this is quite poor from Umesh. Angled down the leg side, Chanders gets some bat on it and helps it along to fine leg with a nifty glance.

87.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, angled in at pace from wide of off stump, Umesh will want to forget this over quickly. Chanders drops the wrists as it goes past at pace.

West Indies 253/5   UT Yadav 16-5-48-0

92.1

Yadav to Baugh, no run, Umesh begins the day by sending his first ball down the leg side, tickles the thigh pad on its way to dhoni

92.2

Yadav to Baugh, no run, ho hum, now he goes widish outside off, and this one did not get up at all, was dug in around short of a length, but went below knee height on the bounce to Dhoni who stopped it with pads close together

92.3

Yadav to Baugh, 1 run, flicked to fine leg off the pads

92.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, slants it across chanders who lets it go, some bounce this time

92.5

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, decent carry but it will take lots more to bother chanders who just lets it go past him

92.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, touch closer but still not enough to make Chanders play, that one skidded through quickly but chanders held his bat well inside the line and let it zip past

West Indies 260/5   UT Yadav 17-5-49-0

94.1

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanders leaves another one going across with a shuffle and a straight bat inside the line

94.2

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, he'll need to do this more, gets it to nip back after angling it across, chanders, he of the big shuffle, gets an inside edge on to thigh pad

94.3

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, too far wide outside off with the angle to interest Chanders

94.4

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 run, well bowled, Umesh goes for the yorker at 136.6 kph, just outside off, Chanders does not commit to anything, he stays around the crease, and digs it out, off the inner half towards fine leg

94.5

Yadav to Baugh, 1 run, Umesh's pace is up at 141 kph now, and he gets a thick outside edge as Baugh pushes at a very full one homing in towards off, the ball goes to third man

94.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, on to the pads with a bit of straightening, and chanders keeps strike with a nurdle to fine leg

West Indies 263/5   UT Yadav 18-5-51-0

96.1

Yadav to Baugh, no run, Umesh sends this one down leg as he looks to target the stumps with the angle

96.2

Yadav to Baugh, no run, fullish one on target pushed towards mid on

96.3

Yadav to Baugh, no run, 141 kph fullish outside off stump now, left alone easily, nothing happening, at all, even the Delhi smog seems livelier

96.4

Yadav to Baugh, no run, now a low full toss, he crouches and pushes it down to mid off

96.5

Yadav to Baugh, 1 run, too much leg side this one, and tucked down to fine leg

96.6

Yadav to Chanderpaul, no run, fine short ball from Umesh, has chanders ducking early

West Indies 266/5   UT Yadav 19-5-52-0
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Series Results
India v West Indies at Mumbai - Nov 22-26, 2011
Match drawn
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India won by an innings and 15 runs
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India won by 5 wickets
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Nov 9, 2011

MS Dhoni picks up a souvenir after India's victory, India v West Indies, 1st Test, New Delhi, 4th day, November 9, 2011

MS Dhoni picks up a souvenir after India's victory

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VVS Laxman acknowledges his half-century, India v West Indies, 1st Test, New Delhi, 4th day, November 9, 2011

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