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Kartekay: "140 overs in a day also mean 140 commercial breaks. i say 90 is good."

150.1

Ojha to Powell, OUT, gone against the run of play. A good catch from Dhoni. Powell goes in the 80s to emulate Edwards's effort. This is the quicker one outside off, Powell plays a slightly loose cut away from the body, gets a thick edge, which Dhoni pouches. Another century missed

KOA Powell c †Dhoni b Ojha 81 (147m 149b 9x4 0x6) SR: 54.36

In comes Samuels. The man can score quick, which can set up a declaration. Two slips in place

150.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, defends this off the front foot

"Where were so many commercial ads iin those days...... moreover where would be time to show commercial break?" Strong point, Ghulam Mohiuddin

150.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, full and straight, defended off the front foot

150.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, another defensive shot

150.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted around middle and leg, blocked back to him

150.6

Ojha to Samuels, no run, tossed up outside off, dead-batted

End of over 151 (wicket maiden) West Indies 474/4
MN Samuels    0* (5b)      PP Ojha    38-9-91-1
DM Bravo    154* (257b 16x4)      SR Tendulkar    6-0-24-0

Sharma makes a comeback. Bravo 13 short of 167. Two slips in place

151.1

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short outside off, left alone, bounces well short of Dhoni, who has to become a hockey goalkeeper

151.2

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length, punched to extra cover

151.3

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short and wide, cuts away without feel, beaten

151.4

Sharma to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off now

The slips have gone wider and wider apart

151.5

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended

A rare maiden over

151.6

Sharma to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off, starts well outside and angles away

End of over 152 (maiden) West Indies 474/4
DM Bravo    154* (263b 16x4)      I Sharma    25-8-53-1
MN Samuels    0* (5b)      PP Ojha    38-9-91-1

152.1

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed back to Ojha

152.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, forward-defensive back to Ojha

152.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, another defensive shot back to Ojha

152.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, another defensive shot back to Ojha

152.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, comes down the track and drives, but can't beat Kohli at silly mid-off

152.6

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels is off the mark with a single to extra cover

End of over 153 (1 run) West Indies 475/4
MN Samuels    1* (11b)      PP Ojha    39-9-92-1
DM Bravo    154* (263b 16x4)      I Sharma    25-8-53-1

"Uh, why is Bravo being 13 short of 167 significant? Why is 167 important...did I miss something?" Paul, if Bravo scores 167 in this match and gets out once, he will maintain his Brian Lara statistics at the end of the same number of matches for both

153.1

Sharma to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

153.2

Sharma to Samuels, no run, short of a length, not too far outside off, makes Samuels play because the ball moves in. Samuels doesn't get close to the line, and is beaten

"the one before your 'rare maiden' over was a 'maiden wicket' over if that fits your criteria" Thanks for waking me up, Avinash

153.3

Sharma to Samuels, FOUR, edged and four. Sharma persists with the short-of-driving length just outside off. Samuels pushes at it, but the edge dies, and goes between the second slip and gully

153.4

Sharma to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, stays back to defend it

153.5

Sharma to Samuels, FOUR, that's a gift, a length ball slipping down the leg side, Samuels gets enough bat on it

153.6

Sharma to Samuels, no run, short and wide, left alone. Which is just as well because this bounces face high for Dhoni

End of over 154 (8 runs) West Indies 483/4
MN Samuels    9* (17b 2x4)      I Sharma    26-8-61-1
DM Bravo    154* (263b 16x4)      PP Ojha    39-9-92-1

154.1

Ojha to Bravo, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-on for one

154.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, full, middle and off, defended to leg

154.3

Ojha to Samuels, FOUR, Samuels dances down the track, not quite close to the pitch of the ball, but goes with the turn, and clears mid-off with ease. Could be six too. Bounces just inside

154.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery, stays back to defend it

154.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, charges down the track again, drives along the ground now, Kohli fields at silly mid-off

154.6

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, beats the silly mid-off now, and gets a single to long-off

End of over 155 (6 runs) West Indies 489/4
MN Samuels    14* (22b 3x4)      PP Ojha    40-9-98-1
DM Bravo    155* (264b 16x4)      I Sharma    26-8-61-1

155.1

Sharma to Samuels, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone

155.2

Sharma to Samuels, FOUR, too straight again, Samuels stays back, closes the face late, glances it fine of fine leg

From Madhu: "The score at the fall of the fourth wicket (474) is the third-highest for West Indies in Tests since 1990. The two scores above this one are 512 against South Africa in 2005 and 559 against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2010." Oh, now we have a leg slip. A field for the bad ball

155.3

Sharma to Samuels, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to cover

155.4

Sharma to Samuels, no run, full, nearly a yorker, jammed back to Sharma

155.5

Sharma to Samuels, no run, moves across to defend this short-of-a-length ball. The ball stays low, but only just, and is seen off without incident

155.6

Sharma to Samuels, no run, looks to run this down to third man, ends up playing it to point

End of over 156 (4 runs) West Indies 493/4
MN Samuels    18* (28b 4x4)      I Sharma    27-8-65-1
DM Bravo    155* (264b 16x4)      PP Ojha    40-9-98-1

Aaron comes back now. This should be the last over before tea. Especially after Aaron loses his run, and pulls out of this delivery

156.1

Aaron to Bravo, 1 run, short, wide, cut away, single

"And if that similarity keeps up, I'd fear for whoever he plays three more Tests down the line. BCL scored 375 in his 16th match!" Arnold, I think his third Test down the line is against Australia at home, and those pitches aren't what you will call not conducive to batting records

156.2

Aaron to Samuels, no run, defended to cover off the front foot

156.3

Aaron to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

156.4

Aaron to Samuels, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

156.5

Aaron to Samuels, no run, Run-out opportunity missed. Samuels pushes straight to point, charges through for a non-single, is sent back and was a goner had Tendulkar hit

156.6

Aaron to Samuels, no run, length ball on off, blocked to take us to tea

India have bowled 36 overs in this session, and West Indies have blossomed. Will West Indies declare? If yes, when? Will Bravo end up with Lara score or will he score a double? Come back soon to find answers to those questions

End of over 157 (1 run) West Indies 494/4
MN Samuels    18* (33b 4x4)      VR Aaron    22-4-75-0
DM Bravo    156* (265b 16x4)      I Sharma    27-8-65-1

Welcome back. These are the days for records. let me tell you if Samuels reaches 50, this will be only the fifth time in Test history that each of the top six have scored at least 50. It last happened against India, inflicted by Pakistan. In fact Pakistan have done that twice to India, in Lahore in 1989, and in Karachi in 2006. Sharma to resume after tea. The pick of Indian bowlers

157.1

Sharma to Bravo, no run, length ball outside off, left alone, bounces in front of Dhoni

157.2

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length, punched wide of cover, but substitute Rahane makes a diving save there. He is the home boy here, but there is no home crowd here

157.3

Sharma to Bravo, no run, slightly wider than the previous delivery, and left alone

157.4

Sharma to Bravo, no run, full and wide, Bravo doesn't go after it

157.5

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length, around off, punched away to extra cover

157.6

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

End of over 158 (maiden) West Indies 494/4
DM Bravo    156* (271b 16x4)      I Sharma    28-9-65-1
MN Samuels    18* (33b 4x4)      VR Aaron    22-4-75-0

Ojha to bowl now

158.1

Ojha to Samuels, no run, length ball, pitched leg, turning to off, defended off the back foot

158.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, slower through the air, Samuels stays back to defend

158.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted high, Samuels shimmies down the track to defend this to silly mid-off

158.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, quicker one, into the pads, fails to make contact

158.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted around off, Samuels is well forward to defend

158.6

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted again, Samuels comes down the track to block out a second straight maiden after tea

End of over 159 (maiden) West Indies 494/4
MN Samuels    18* (39b 4x4)      PP Ojha    41-10-98-1
DM Bravo    156* (271b 16x4)      I Sharma    28-9-65-1

159.1

Sharma to Bravo, no run, length ball, wide outside off, left alone

159.2

Sharma to Bravo, no run, wide again, not wide enough to be called, and Bravo lets it be

159.3

Sharma to Bravo, 1 run, this is closer to off, and he has punched it for the first run since tea

"Anybody else notice how ineffective Bravo has been against Sharma? 8 runs from 40 balls so far.." William Reid, the other way to look at it would be that he has respected the best bowler in the opposition and filled his boots against the other

159.4

Sharma to Samuels, no run, stays back to defend a length just outside off

159.5

Sharma to Samuels, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked away for a single

159.6

Sharma to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off, no real intent from the batsmen to stop India from bowling wide outside off

End of over 160 (2 runs) West Indies 496/4
DM Bravo    157* (275b 16x4)      I Sharma    29-9-67-1
MN Samuels    19* (41b 4x4)      PP Ojha    41-10-98-1

160.1

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

160.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, slow, very slow, Samuels waits for it to turn, and then pushes to cover

160.3

Ojha to Samuels, FOUR, short and wide, cut away for an easy boundary, in front of square

160.4

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, short and wide again, but this time he finds deep cover with the cut

160.5

Ojha to Bravo, 1 run, length ball, middle and off, worked away with the turn, gets a single

160.6

Ojha to Samuels, no run, length ball, quicker one, on off, defended to cover

End of over 161 (6 runs) West Indies 502/4
MN Samuels    24* (46b 5x4)      PP Ojha    42-10-104-1
DM Bravo    158* (276b 16x4)      I Sharma    29-9-67-1

Shally: "The top 7 of WI Line up had 4925 Runs till Last match and Top 6 have already amassed 10% of that in this match.. Future of WI ???"

161.1

Sharma to Bravo, no run, well bowled, pitches middle and off, seams away a touch, beats Bravo's drive

161.2

Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length, on off, punched to cover

161.3

Sharma to Bravo, no run, wide outside off now, Bravo doesn't go after it

161.4

Sharma to Bravo, 1 run, slower ball, full outside off, driven with an open face

161.5

Sharma to Samuels, FOUR, well played, short of a length, just outside off, he camps back and opens the face late to send it for four through the vacant third-man region

161.6

Sharma to Samuels, no run, Big appeal for catch at the wicket. It's the typical Ishant Sharma length, can't drive it, can't cut it, Samuels pushes at it with his feet stuck. They all go up for the catch, the umpire says no

End of over 162 (5 runs) West Indies 507/4
MN Samuels    28* (48b 6x4)      I Sharma    30-9-72-1
DM Bravo    159* (280b 16x4)      PP Ojha    42-10-104-1

162.1

Ojha to Bravo, 3 runs, flighted outside off, he waits for it to turn into middle and leg, and glances it fine, past the keeper

162.2

Ojha to Samuels, 2 runs, short of a length, down the leg side, Samuels goes back and uses the pace to guide it past short fine

162.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, length ball on off, defended off the front foot

162.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, short of a length, around off, turning away, cut away to point

162.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, short of a length, around off, turning away, cut away to point

162.6

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, slightly short, cut away to deep point

End of over 163 (6 runs) West Indies 513/4
MN Samuels    31* (53b 6x4)      PP Ojha    43-10-110-1
DM Bravo    162* (281b 16x4)      I Sharma    30-9-72-1

163.1

Aaron to Samuels, no run, short and wide, cut away, but can't beat point

163.2

Aaron to Samuels, no run, length ball, wide outside off, left alone

163.3

Aaron to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, runs this down to third man

163.4

Aaron to Bravo, FOUR, full outside off, Bravo goes for the drive, with an open face. The ball goes uppishly, but beats gully comfortably

163.5

Aaron to Bravo, no run, length ball, around off, defended solidly

163.6

Aaron to Bravo, OUT, Oh destiny. Bravo falls on 166. Lara scored 167 in his 13th Test. Aaron gets his maiden Test wicket. Length ball, wide of off, not too wide. Close enough to drive. Bravo goes hard at it, and manages only an edge through to Dhoni. Bravo now needs to score 1 not out in the second innings to maintain the Lara stats

DM Bravo c †Dhoni b Aaron 166 (405m 284b 17x4 0x6) SR: 58.45

End of over 164 (5 runs) West Indies 518/5
     VR Aaron    23-4-80-1
MN Samuels    32* (56b 6x4)      PP Ojha    43-10-110-1

164.1

Ojha to Samuels, no run, appeal for lbw as Samuels thrusts his pad forward. This is pitched middle and leg, and doesn't turn. Can't give that out

164.2

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, comes down the track to drive this down to long-off for one

Carlton Baugh is the new man

164.3

Ojha to Baugh, no run, flighted outside off, driven to extra cover

164.4

Ojha to Baugh, no run, pushes forward to defend this to silly mid-off

164.5

Ojha to Baugh, FOUR, Uppish. Not to the pitch of the ball, but goes ahead with the drive, and misses extra cover

164.6

Ojha to Baugh, no run, flighted outside off, defended

End of over 165 (5 runs) West Indies 523/5
CS Baugh    4* (4b 1x4)      PP Ojha    44-10-115-1
MN Samuels    33* (58b 6x4)      VR Aaron    23-4-80-1

165.1

Aaron to Samuels, no run, short of a length, around off, jagging back in. Samuels tries to dab it square, gets an inside edge to leg slip. On the bounce

165.2

Aaron to Samuels, no run, short of a length, wide of off, left alone

165.3

Aaron to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, on off, played with an open face to point

165.4

Aaron to Baugh, no run, yorker, 143ks, in front of off, dug out

165.5

Aaron to Baugh, OUT, Aaron has spent hours waiting for his bus. And now two have arrived one after the other. Baugh looks to turn this down to third man, gets a bottom edge, into the off stump

CS Baugh b Aaron 4 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Darren Sammy is the new batsman

165.6

Aaron to Sammy, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

End of over 166 (1 run) West Indies 524/6
DJG Sammy    0* (1b)      VR Aaron    24-4-81-2
MN Samuels    34* (61b 6x4)      PP Ojha    44-10-115-1

166.1

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, slow long hop, pulled to long-on for one

166.2

Ojha to Sammy, no run, tossed up around off, Sammy gets a thick edge as he defends. The edge goes nowhere

166.3

Ojha to Sammy, 1 run, really slow again, Sammy waits and waits before cutting, and manages just a bottom edge because he is early into the shot

166.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, full, middle and leg, Sammy presses forward to block

166.5

Ojha to Samuels, 2 leg byes, short of a length, angling into the pads, Samuels tries to go deep into the crease to convert this into a pulling length. Misses. Gets leg-byes

166.6

Ojha to Samuels, FOUR, overpitched outside off, driven powerfully. Ashwin is placed at deep cover, and has only about 10 paces to take, but it is so powerfully hit he can't get there

End of over 167 (8 runs) West Indies 532/6
MN Samuels    39* (65b 7x4)      PP Ojha    45-10-121-1
DJG Sammy    1* (3b)      VR Aaron    24-4-81-2

167.1

Aaron to Sammy, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed wide of cover for one

167.2

Aaron to Samuels, no run, length ball on off, driven to extra cover

167.3

Aaron to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched square for a single

167.4

Aaron to Sammy, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-off for one

167.5

Aaron to Samuels, no run, driving length, around off, driven to extra cover

167.6

Aaron to Samuels, 1 run, short and wide, cut away, Kohli saves three at point

End of over 168 (4 runs) West Indies 536/6
MN Samuels    41* (69b 7x4)      VR Aaron    25-4-85-2
DJG Sammy    3* (5b)      PP Ojha    45-10-121-1

Ashwin is back

168.1

Ashwin to Samuels, 2 runs, full and wide, driven wide of deep cover for two

168.2

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, tossed up outside off again, but this time he can't beat extra cover

168.3

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, slow again, up to the bat, defended back

168.4

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, tossed up on the pads, flicked to short midwicket

The new ball has been due for two overs, but India not taking it

168.5

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, more flight, slightly turn, Samuels covers it well as he defends

168.6

Ashwin to Samuels, 1 run, shorter, easily cut away to deep point for a single

Final drinks break of the day

End of over 169 (3 runs) West Indies 539/6
MN Samuels    44* (75b 7x4)      R Ashwin    45-4-144-2
DJG Sammy    3* (5b)      VR Aaron    25-4-85-2

Back after a looooong drinks break

169.1

Aaron to Samuels, no run, length ball around off, driven to extra cover

169.2

Aaron to Samuels, no run, length ball outside off, pushed with an open face, can't beat point

169.3

Aaron to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, slight extra bounce, but he keeps it down and gets a single to third man

169.4

Aaron to Sammy, OUT, Aaron is on a roll here. The buses are coming by a truckload. Short of a length, outside off, Sammy wants to punch this powerfully. The ball holds its line slightly, the edge is taken, and Aaron has three

DJG Sammy c †Dhoni b Aaron 3 (24m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

"Only once before have all the top six made at least 60 in a test - India vs Aus, Kolkata in 1998. Hope I haven't just jinxed Samuels." Pete, will Samuels have company to take him to 60? Here's Ravi

169.5

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, accurate length ball, on off, defended back to him

169.6

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

End of over 170 (1 run) West Indies 540/7
R Rampaul    0* (2b)      VR Aaron    26-4-86-3
MN Samuels    45* (78b 7x4)      R Ashwin    45-4-144-2

""Dhoni's 5th catch for the innings. I guess that equal the world record for highest catches in the innings? Or is there someone with more than "5"" Himanshu, the record is seven, by Wasim Bari, Bob Taylor, Ian Smith and Ridley Jacobs

170.1

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, flighted outside off, defended back

170.2

Ashwin to Samuels, 1 run, short, Samuels rocks back and smacks this to deep square for one

170.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, length ball, middle and off, turning towards off, defended off the back foot

170.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, fuller, higher, Rampaul comes forward and blocks

170.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, quicker, short of a length, defended off the back foot

170.6

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, quick again, in towards the off stump, kept out by RR

End of over 171 (1 run) West Indies 541/7
R Rampaul    0* (6b)      R Ashwin    46-4-145-2
MN Samuels    46* (80b 7x4)      VR Aaron    26-4-86-3

171.1

Aaron to Samuels, no run, short of a length, around off, stays back to defend this to cover

171.2

Aaron to Samuels, no run, full and wide, driven wide of extra cover, but they don't take the single. A bit of yos and nos

171.3

Aaron to Samuels, no run, Edged and not taken. Aaron's head in his hands. Short of a length, outside off, holds its line, Samuels opens the face, edges. The ball goes low to Dhoni's right. Just about carries, but his fingers close a touch too soon. Half chance, maybe

171.4

Aaron to Samuels, 1 run, drops this towards cover for a single

171.5

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, short of a length, just outside off, gets behind it to defend it

171.6

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, nearly an edge, length ball around off, seaming away a touch, and beats RR's drive

End of over 172 (1 run) West Indies 542/7
R Rampaul    0* (8b)      VR Aaron    27-4-87-3
MN Samuels    47* (84b 7x4)      R Ashwin    46-4-145-2

"India has bowled straight 345 (and counting) overs to WI, including two previous innings at Kolkata. Are they headed for some sort of record here?" Prakash, I'll put this through to related authority

172.1

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, length ball on the pads, goes back to defend

172.2

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, full on off, defended off the front foot

172.3

Ashwin to Samuels, 1 run, flighted outside off, covers the turn, goes forward with bat and pad close together. Takes a single to point

172.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched down to mid-off

172.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, 1 run, dabbed wide of slip for a single wide of backward point

No declaration in question tonight. Or so it would seem from how WI are going

172.6

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, defends a length ball off the back foot

End of over 173 (2 runs) West Indies 544/7
MN Samuels    48* (88b 7x4)      R Ashwin    47-4-147-2
R Rampaul    1* (10b)      VR Aaron    27-4-87-3

173.1

Aaron to Rampaul, FOUR, Lovely cover-drive. This is not a half-volley. Comes forward and drives this on the up, past extra cover, all along the ground

173.2

Aaron to Rampaul, FOUR, another superb cover-drive, leaning into a length ball, opening the face sufficiently to miss the cover fielder

173.3

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, pushes this one to the deep cover, who has been moved back after those two boundaries

173.4

Aaron to Samuels, FOUR, nearly played on. Samuels looks to run this down to third man, there is no room, in fact this is over the stumps, and he gets an inside edge for a four to fine leg. Only the fifth time that all of the top six have got scores of 50 or more

173.5

Aaron to Samuels, FOUR, Majestic. Lovely cover-drive, fourth boundary of the over. It's a length ball, Samuels moves half-forward, then drives it on the up. All along the ground it goes, between mid-off and extra cover

173.6

Aaron to Samuels, 2 runs, pushes this short-of-a-length ball to the right of third man and comes back for a couple

End of over 174 (19 runs) West Indies 563/7
MN Samuels    58* (91b 9x4)      VR Aaron    28-4-106-3
R Rampaul    10* (13b 2x4)      R Ashwin    47-4-147-2

174.1

Ashwin to Rampaul, OUT, A straighter one from round the stumps. RR defends for an offbreak, is hit on the pad, and then bat, and taken at silly point. Ashwin starts appealing for leg-before first, which is a very good shout too. The umpire, though, gives him out caught. Two distinct sounds there

R Rampaul c Kohli b Ashwin 10 (22m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

"I simply do not understand this, WI should put India in for a few overs and test their tired legs" I agree, Errol Erskine, but I think they are trying to do it via a different route, that of getting bowled out. Here is Fidel Edwards

174.2

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, carrom ball, short of a length, turning towards off, defended off the back foot

174.3

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, tossed up outside off, defended to cover

174.4

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, slower through the air, gets sharp turn from outside off, hits Edwards on the thigh pad

174.5

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, short of a length, not much turn, defended outside off

174.6

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, flight and slight dip, played off the inside half of the bat, towards mid-on

End of over 175 (wicket maiden) West Indies 563/8
FH Edwards    0* (5b)      R Ashwin    48-5-147-3
MN Samuels    58* (91b 9x4)      VR Aaron    28-4-106-3

Ojha replaces Aaron. Six overs to go in the day

175.1

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted on middle and leg, watchfully played back

175.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, quicker one, into the pads, Samuels goes back to defend

175.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, length ball, middle and off, goes back, plays with an open face towards point

175.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, comes down the track to drive this, Kohli fields overhead at silly mid-off

175.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, slightly short, rocks back to cut it, can't beat point

175.6

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, length ball, runs it down to wide of backward point for one

End of over 176 (1 run) West Indies 564/8
MN Samuels    59* (97b 9x4)      PP Ojha    46-10-122-1
FH Edwards    0* (5b)      R Ashwin    48-5-147-3

176.1

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, shortish, tries to pull, but ends up hitting it to short midwicket

176.2

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, carrom ball, starts on middle and leg, defended off the back foot

176.3

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, goes back to punch this shortish ball against the turn, finds extra cover

176.4

Ashwin to Samuels, 2 runs, another carrom ball, he has read that, and guides it past the slip

With that all six of the top six have scored at least 60. Only the second time in the history of Test cricket

176.5

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, overpitched, driven powerfully, but straight to extra cover

176.6

Ashwin to Samuels, OUT, Carrom ball. Gone. Dravid takes a good, low catch. Just short of a length, Samuels moves forward to play for an offbreak, then sees it break away a touch, and instinctively opens the face. The edge is taken, and the low chance is pouched at slip

MN Samuels c Dravid b Ashwin 61 (132m 103b 9x4 0x6) SR: 59.22

End of over 177 (2 runs) West Indies 566/9
     R Ashwin    49-5-149-4
FH Edwards    0* (5b)      PP Ojha    46-10-122-1

Out comes Bishoo. No declaration

177.1

Ojha to FH Edwards, no run, full, on the pads, defended to leg

177.2

Ojha to FH Edwards, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended back to him again

177.3

Ojha to FH Edwards, no run, middle and leg again, defensive shot again

177.4

Ojha to FH Edwards, no run, tossed up on middle and leg again, blocked off the front foot again

177.5

Ojha to FH Edwards, no run, another flighted delivery, comes forward to smother the turn

177.6

Ojha to FH Edwards, 1 run, full, on middle and off, driven to deepish mid-off for one

End of over 178 (1 run) West Indies 567/9
FH Edwards    1* (11b)      PP Ojha    47-10-123-1
D Bishoo    0* (0b)      R Ashwin    49-5-149-4

About 10 minutes and three overs to go. Can safely say Indian openers need not worry about having to bat tonight

178.1

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, full, on the pads, pushed back to the bowler

178.2

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, tosses this up teasingly, Edwards looks to hit, ends up yorking himself up

178.3

Ashwin to FH Edwards, FOUR, Shot. Takes the invitation this time. Slight shimmy down the track, and lofts him over the bower's head

178.4

Ashwin to FH Edwards, 1 run, overpitched, on the pads, driven to long-on for a single

178.5

Ashwin to Bishoo, no run, full on the pads, a near yorker, digs it out

178.6

Ashwin to Bishoo, no run, length ball, offbreak, defended to cover

End of over 179 (5 runs) West Indies 572/9
D Bishoo    0* (2b)      R Ashwin    50-5-154-4
FH Edwards    6* (15b 1x4)      PP Ojha    47-10-123-1

"What a waste of an opportunity to stick india in and crowd the bat for 4-5 overs...you have to question if anybody in the WI camp knows anything about cricket!" Jake is livid

179.1

Ojha to FH Edwards, 1 run, length ball, driven to long-off for one

179.2

Ojha to Bishoo, no run, flighted outside off, defended solidly towards cover

179.3

Ojha to Bishoo, no run, length ball, stays back to defend

179.4

Ojha to Bishoo, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, driven between cover and extra cover

179.5

Ojha to Bishoo, no run, flighted outside off again, covers the turn, and drives it to extra cover

179.6

Ojha to Bishoo, no run, extra flight, extra slow, Bishoo covers the turn, shoulders arms. Doesn't turn back enough to bother him

End of over 180 (3 runs) West Indies 575/9
D Bishoo    2* (7b)      PP Ojha    48-10-126-1
FH Edwards    7* (16b 1x4)      R Ashwin    50-5-154-4

In all likelihood, the last over of the day coming up

180.1

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, flighted on middle and leg, turning in, defended to leg

180.2

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, full, just outside off, driven to extra cover

180.3

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, carrom ball, he sees the flatter trajectory and goes back immediately. The ball doesn't turn enough to bother him

180.4

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, the straighter one, extra bounce too. Beats Edwards's outside edge, and hits Dhoni in the helmet grille

180.5

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

180.6

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, bowls the legbreak to end the day. The ball, however, doesn't turn, and keeps going down the leg side

That's stumps. Another good day for West Indies. Special century for Bravo, who now has three in his last four. The rest of the top order kept contributing too. They can now push for wickets tomorrow. It can be argued they could do that today, but they neither declared nor went looking for quick runs. Let's see how India go with the bat. Join us tomorrow. Cheers

End of over 181 (maiden) West Indies 575/9
FH Edwards    7* (22b 1x4)      R Ashwin    51-6-154-4
D Bishoo    2* (7b)      PP Ojha    48-10-126-1

Okay the last pair is out to bat. A bigger crowd in today. I can assure you they haven't come to see Edwards and Bishoo bat. Sharma to bowl

9.15 Welcome to day three. Haven't heard of any overnight declarations. Says a lot about how flat the track might be. Fidel Edwards and Devendra Bishoo should soon come out to bat

181.1

Sharma to Bishoo, no run, full ball, around off, pushed away to cover

181.2

Sharma to Bishoo, FOUR, flashes at a widish full delivery, and it flies past gully. More punishment for India

181.3

Sharma to Bishoo, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

181.4

Sharma to Bishoo, no run, oh nice cut shot, not too wide, but he plays it well, into the ground too. Can't beat point, though

181.5

Sharma to Bishoo, no run, short again, fended in front of his chest, keeps it down, towards gully

The new ball is being taken, hopefully the final one for this innings

181.6

Sharma to Bishoo, 1 leg bye, short of a length, on the pads, misses on the flick, but takes a leg-bye

End of over 182 (5 runs) West Indies 580/9
D Bishoo    6* (13b 1x4)      I Sharma    31-9-76-1
FH Edwards    7* (22b 1x4)      R Ashwin    51-6-154-4

Ashwin will take the new ball. He could get a Michelle. One slip and one silly point in place

182.1

Ashwin to Bishoo, no run, this one turns into the left-hand batsman. Actually it goes with the angle, the inside edge is taken, the pad is hit, but there is no forward short leg

Silly point moves to FSL now

182.2

Ashwin to Bishoo, no run, defended solidly off the front foot this time

182.3

Ashwin to Bishoo, 1 run, short, turning away, cut away for a single

182.4

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, that's the other one, the one that turns away. Castro, though, stays back and reads it off the pitch. The turn is slow, and he defends

182.5

Ashwin to FH Edwards, no run, flighted on middle and off, the higher trajectory brings him forward, and he blocks

182.6

Ashwin to FH Edwards, 1 run, low full toss, pushed to the deep mid-off for a single

End of over 183 (2 runs) West Indies 582/9
FH Edwards    8* (25b 1x4)      R Ashwin    52-6-156-4
D Bishoo    7* (16b 1x4)      I Sharma    31-9-76-1

183.1

Sharma to FH Edwards, 1 run, nice, that's what tailenders should do. get out of the line, back away, and swing. Castro gets a single for that, past midwicket

Great fun here. Castro keeps walking towards the middle of the pitch, and on the turf next to it, he marks a cross or something. Perhaps a marker for the bowlers. Or could be voodoo or some other black magic. And Dhoni goes and erases it. Then Fiddy does it again. Then Dhoni erases it. More interesting than the cricket?

183.2

Sharma to Bishoo, no run, defended to cover

183.3

Sharma to Bishoo, FOUR, aha, the upper-cut. This is short and wide, and he doesn't want to keep this down. Deliberately guided over the slips

183.4

Sharma to Bishoo, no run, this is a meaner short one. On middle and leg, and higher. Headed towards the throat, Bishoo fends with the bottom hand off off it. Keeps it down

183.5

Sharma to Bishoo, 1 run, another short one, on middle and leg again, but not that high. This time he fends it for a single backward of square

183.6

Sharma to FH Edwards, 2 runs, more adventurous stuff from Catsro. he backs away a long way, Sharma follows him, Edwards is cramped but somehow gets it into the vacant spaces on the on side

End of over 184 (8 runs) West Indies 590/9
FH Edwards    11* (27b 1x4)      I Sharma    32-9-84-1
D Bishoo    12* (20b 2x4)      R Ashwin    52-6-156-4

184.1

Ashwin to Bishoo, OUT, That's a Michelle. Ashwin's second five-for in three Tests. Bishoo tries to slog a full ball, this is an arm ball - full and quick, and takes out the off stump

D Bishoo b Ashwin 12 (30m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Sehwag, Gambhir and Dravid rush off to pad up. Ashwin gets pats on his back from the rest. Don't go too far. I will be back soon with India's reply

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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 26, 2011

Carlton Baugh and Darren Sammy are all smiles after the draw is secured, India v West Indies, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 5th day, November 26, 2011

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MS Dhoni receives the winners' trophy, India v West Indies, 3rd Test, Mumbai, 5th day, November 26, 2011

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