West Indies in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v West Indies

India won by 1 wicket (with 7 balls remaining)

14.1

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, spin straight away for the hero of the Test series. Lands on leg and breaks away, Bravo covers the deviation well and guides to the off side.

14.2

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, flatter and faster on off stump, Bravo pushes it into the mid-off area.

14.3

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, width outside off, Bravo backs away and cuts to deep point for a single.

14.4

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, turning in from outside off, Hyatt carefully covers the line and defends.

14.5

Ashwin to Hyatt, 1 run, this one turns onto the pads, worked with the angle towards midwicket.

14.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, beautiful ball. Tossed up, but it dips alarmingly on Bravo after sucking him forward and he ends up swishing at it in hope. The ball spins past the edge. Drinks in Cuttack.

West Indies 64/3   R Ashwin 1-0-2-0

16.1

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, turning away from short of a length, Bravo guides to the off side.

16.2

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, short ball, Bravo goes back and wrist-whips through midwicket for one.

16.3

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, the carrom ball, lands on middle and straightens, Hyatt manages to defend it off the front foot.

16.4

Ashwin to Hyatt, 2 runs, this one turns down the leg side and Hyatt helps it along to fine leg.

16.5

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, another straighter one tossed up on the stumps and Hyatt defends off the front foot.

16.6

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, tossed up generously, Hyatt leans out to block it.

West Indies 75/3   R Ashwin 2-0-5-0

18.1

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, loopy ball on off stump, Hyatt defends to the leg side.

18.2

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, he skips out of the crease and defends to the leg side with the turn.

18.3

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, carrom ball now, Hyatt was on the front foot and defended it confidently.

18.4

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, on the pads, and whipped with the turn to a tumbling Kohli at midwicket.

18.5

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, keeps it on the middle and leg line and Hyatt again turns it around to the leg side.

18.6

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, maiden from Ashwin, as the third successive ball is played with the turn to Kohli in the circle at midwicket.

West Indies 83/3   R Ashwin 3-1-5-0

20.1

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, close, but safe again. Tossed up outside off, Bravo tries an ambitious whip against the turn and plays it onto his pad.

20.2

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, drops a return catch! That ball stopped, gripped and broke away sharply to have Bravo in a mess. He ended up pushing it hard and high, a couple of feet over Ashwin at catchable height, but he can't latch on with the leap to his right.

20.3

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, full ball, Hyatt stays circumspect and defends.

20.4

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, tossed up outside off, played back to the bowler.

20.5

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run

20.6

Ashwin to Hyatt, 1 run, gets the single at long last, driving with the turn through mid-on for a single.

West Indies 88/3   R Ashwin 4-1-7-0

22.1

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, tossed up, dipping and turning away, Bravo cuts straight to Jadeja at cover.

22.2

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, pushed through flatter, Bravo pushes to point for a quick single and Kohli nearly concedes another needless overthrow.

22.3

Ashwin to Hyatt, 2 runs, drifts this one across Hyatt, and it takes the outside edge to point. Aaron's turn to hurl wildly at the stumps, and the Windies get an overthrow.

22.4

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, the straighter one on middle and holding its line, defended from the crease.

22.5

Ashwin to Hyatt, FOUR, smashed! The hotelier is having a party now. Flighted into his zone outside off, and Hyatt veritably smashes it back past the bowler for four.

22.6

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run

West Indies 103/3   R Ashwin 5-1-14-0

24.1

Ashwin to Hyatt, 1 run, legbreak from Ashwin. Hyatt takes it on the full and drives to long-on for a single.

24.2

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, too short to Bravo, he cracks it away into the covers for a single.

24.3

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, Parthiv has attempted a clever stumping, and the third umpire is being asked to check it. Tossed up and turning down the leg side, Hyatt can't get the glance away and keeps the foot grounded. Parthiv collects and waits. And waits. Until Hyatt lifts the foot. He does eventually, but brings it down almost immediately, before the bails are whipped off.

24.4

Ashwin to Hyatt, no run, carrom ball on off and middle, breaking away as Hyatt spots it and defends.

24.5

Ashwin to Hyatt, 1 run, back of a length, whipped with the turn through midwicket for one.

24.6

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Bravo whips aerially on purpose and gets a single to deep midwicket.

West Indies 111/3   R Ashwin 6-1-18-0

36.1

Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run, offbreak on the pads, Pollard nudges down to square leg for one.

36.2

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, the floater outside off, Ramdin tries to cut and misses as it drifts along.

36.3

Ashwin to Ramdin, 1 run, proper offbreak now, Ramdin adjusts and works a single with the spin through square leg.

36.4

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, another floater. Or was it the carrom ball? Pollard stays pinned on the crease and spots it late to defend to point.

36.5

Ashwin to Pollard, OUT, Pollard's woes against spin continue. Ashwin strikes. Short of a length and spinning in, Pollard stays back and tries to hoist it out of the ground, but picks out long-on. Horrible stroke.

KA Pollard c Kohli b Ashwin 13 (33m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 39.39

36.6

Ashwin to Sammy, 1 wide, another legbreak from Ashwin, but he slips this well down the leg side.

36.6

Ashwin to Sammy, no run, dipping offbreak to end the over, Sammy dabs it from the crease to the leg side.

West Indies 160/6   R Ashwin 7-1-21-1

38.1

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, loopy and breaking in, gets Ramdin to work across the line and get a leading edge that pops up safely into the covers.

38.2

Ashwin to Ramdin, 1 run, turns into the pads, and Ramdin gets a single through square leg.

38.3

Ashwin to Sammy, no run, floater outside off, Sammy doesn't spot it and gropes for it inside the line.

38.4

Ashwin to Sammy, no run, whoa, close. Would have been a strange way to get out. Sammy closes the face early on a regulation tuck around the corner and the leading edge nearly carries to mid-on.

38.5

Ashwin to Sammy, no run, extra bounce along with spin from outside off, Sammy defends it cautiously as if Ashwin's hurled a grenade at him.

38.6

Ashwin to Sammy, no run, stays back and forces against the spin into the covers. Still can't get the single away.

West Indies 164/6   R Ashwin 8-1-22-1

40.1

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, Ashwin slips another floater outside off, past the outside edge.

40.2

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, tossed up generously on the stumps, Ramdin plays it to midwicket but can't get the single.

40.3

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, looped up outside off, Ramdin gets forward and plays it to mid-on again.

40.4

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, goes outside off, Ramdin steers it square through the off side.

40.5

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, drives inside out now, but once again finds cover.

40.6

Ashwin to Ramdin, 1 run, after protecting Sammy for five balls, he gets the single now. Gets the drive past the cover fieldsman now.

West Indies 168/6   R Ashwin 9-1-23-1

42.1

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, Ramdin works a flighted ball from outside off with the turn.

42.2

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, carrom ball, Ramdin defends it back to the bowler.

42.3

Ashwin to Ramdin, 1 run, slow and full outside off, Ramdin pushes softly into the off side for a quick single.

42.4

Ashwin to Russell, 1 run, beats Russell in the flight as the ball dips and breaks towards the leg side, but Russell manages to inside edge the attempted whip through backward square leg.

42.5

Ashwin to Ramdin, 1 run, backs away to a sharp offbreak and drives against the turn into the covers.

42.6

Ashwin to Russell, FOUR, Russell gets another edged boundary through third man. This was very full from Ashwin, and Russell was looking to dig it out, but the edge flew away very fine. How good a spell this has been, from Ashwin.

West Indies 180/7   R Ashwin 10-1-30-1
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Nov 29, 2011

Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron held their nerve at the death, India v West Indies, 1st ODI, Cuttack, November 29, 2011

Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron held their nerve at the death

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Nov 29, 2011

Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron are all smiles after guiding India to a tense win, India v West Indies, 1st ODI, Cuttack, November 29, 2011

Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron are all smiles after guiding India to a tense win

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