Vinay Kumar to Barath,
what an absolute beaut of a delivery! No pace on that, it didn't have to be fast. It just kept coming in out of his hand, but after landing back of a length, it just kept going away. Barath was on the back foot, and got squared up as he kept moving the bat to the right in search of the ball, but all he got was a thin outside edge through to Parthiv. Tony Hill takes his time, but gets the decision right.
AB Barath c †Patel b Vinay Kumar 17 (19m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 130.76
Aaron to Samuels,
timber! Samuels ends up looking as clumsy as humpty dumpty. Aaron gets his natural inward shape from a length. Samuels is stuck with the most curious stance since Chanderpaul, and just lunges forward to feel for it. One leg is in Cuttack, the other in Bhubaneshwar and the bat somewhere in between. He is beaten by the inward movement, the ball hits the back pad and disturbs leg stump. Might have been saved if the stance wasn't so open. Or so weird.
MN Samuels b Aaron 10 (17m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90
Yadav to Simmons,
life is fair. Umesh, easily the best bowler so far today, has a wicket. Simmons never really came to grips with his pace. Another one blasts its way through an apologetically late attempt at a cut. The ball blitzed in, took the inside edge and made a mess of the furniture.
LMP Simmons b Yadav 19 (48m 30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 63.33
Raina to Bravo,
1 run, OUT,
The hotel runs out of rooms. In fact the intercom has conked off. Hyatt is gone. Back of a length outside off, Bravo cuts it to deep point and they think of two. Hyatt ambled to the batting end and turned blind. Bravo was hollering a series of "No!"s from the bowler's end, he wasn't looking for the second at all once Vinay fired in a powerful throw. Hyatt hears him only when he is close enough to. Parthiv manages to collect and break the stumps, despite coming close to falling down in anticipatory glee.
DP Hyatt run out 31 (70m 54b 2x4 1x6) SR: 57.40
Raina to Bravo,
bowled him! Raina's quicker one - 94 kph - does the trick. It landed on off, but didn't turn away like the other deliveries. It just skidded on as Bravo drove loosely away from the body. The ball slipped past the inner half of the bat and hit off stump. End of a very good innings, just before the Powerplay too.
DM Bravo b Raina 60 (107m 74b 6x4 0x6) SR: 81.08
Ashwin to Pollard,
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
Jadeja to Sammy,
Gone. Jadeja's turn to slip in the arm ball past a confused West Indies batsmen with neither the footwork nor the eye to deal with such variations. Sammy doesn't cover the line, doesn't spot the deviation and just hangs the bat limply in hope for turn. He's haplessly outside the line, and the ball shoots through to strike timber.
DJG Sammy b Jadeja 0 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Yadav to Ramdin,
and gone. Yadav recovers nicely on his followthrough to run back towards the umpire and complete a return catch. Ramdin stayed back and was looking to swing to the leg side, but ends up getting a meek edge.
D Ramdin c & b Yadav 14 (29m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.17
Aaron to Russell,
We have seen pace, we have seen spin and now we see lack of pace get a wicket. 115 kph from Aaron, he's delighted to have a wicket with that one. Russell spots it late and looks to force the cut away through point, but gets an inside edge onto him stumps, to leave Aaron grinning with glee.
AD Russell b Aaron 22 (23m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 110.00