West Indies in India ODI Series - 2nd ODI

India v West Indies

India won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

We're just about ready to get underway. I meant "lot" of dew, not "low". My bad.

Sapthagiri: "@Ajay Pande: They have not exposed to "Dilscoops" and "Switch-hits" at that time either. Talk about innovation."

Toss: Sehwag opts to bowl first. The reason? The groundsman told him to expect a lot of dew later on in the evening. India are unchanged. Sammy says the ground reminds him of the Queens Park Oval in Port-of-Spain in Trinidad.

One change for West Indies - Ravi Rampaul replaces the spinner Anthony Martin.

No reduction in overs.

2.25: Just heard that the toss will be a 2.30 and the game will begin 15 minutes later. I don't think there's any reduction in overs. Sunil Gavaskar reckons there will be some swing to assist the bowlers. This ground is known to produce a truckload of runs but he reckons today it may not be much of a run-fest. Cracks on the surface. Let's see.

Ajay Pande has a question: " I grew up listening to the radio commentary in India from such stalwarts as Bobby Talyrakhan, Anant Setalvad, Dicky Ratnauger, Tony Cozier, Suresh Saraiyya etc. Those days they had "Experts commemorators" and I have heard Tiger Pataudi, Rajsingh Dungarpur etc. as experts. None of these ever described anything as "back of length", "clears the front leg" etc. Where and when did these expressions come from?"

2.20: Still no updates. The covers are still on.

1.55pm: Speaking about the covers, the toss has in fact been delayed because of a mild drizzle. The covers are on the square. We don't know yet about the length of the delay. I'm being optimistic. In the meantime, you can read the preview by Siddhartha Talya.

The inspection will be in the next 10-15 minutes.

1.45: Welcome everyone to the coverage of the second ODI between India and West Indies. By the time you can say YS Rajasekhara Reddy Andhra Cricket Association - Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Cricket Stadium, this game will be over.

In other words, this game is at Vizag, however you prefer to call it.

0.1

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, nice flick to fine leg to get off the mark, moved right across his stumps

2 slips in place

0.2

Vinay Kumar to Barath, no run, that's a very circumspect start by Barath, late movement after pitching, the batsman was poking at it, feet all over the place

Vinay lets out an appeal

0.3

Vinay Kumar to Barath, 1 leg bye, nudges it off the pads and Vinay's optimistic again with the appeal, that wasn't hitting

0.4

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, gets beside the line and knocks it to the off side

0.5

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, nice shape away from the right-hander, Simmons gives him respect and leaves it alone

0.6

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, gets right across his stumps to cover the line to defend, decent start by Vinay

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
LMP Simmons    1* (4b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-1-0
AB Barath    0* (2b)     

1.1

Yadav to Barath, no run, and another false shot by Barath, he chased at a short and wide one which climbed after pitching, half hearted appeal

1.2

Yadav to Barath, 1 wide, he fires that a mile wide outside the off stump, no way he was hitting that

1.2

Yadav to Barath, no run, better delivery, closer to the off stump and left alone, he shoulders arms

1.3

Yadav to Barath, no run, he tempts him again with a short delivery shaping away outside the off stump, Barath had half a mind to chase that

1.4

Yadav to Barath, no run, pitches it up this time and gets him to defend on the front foot

1.5

Yadav to Barath, no run, lands it on middle and leg, he shuffles and clips it off his pads

1.6

Yadav to Barath, OUT, the bowler deserves all the credit for that one, Barath was circumspect from the very beginning with the away swinging delivery, Yadav tempted him into poking at another delivery which was pitched up outside off, he followed the movement, his feet were all over the place, edged and no doubts about that

AB Barath c †Patel b Yadav 0 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 3/1 (RR: 1.50)
     UT Yadav    1-0-1-1
LMP Simmons    1* (4b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-1-0

2.1

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, edged and just short of second slip! Played it with soft hands

2.2

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, straight this time and he gets behind the line and defends solidly

2.3

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, hurries him up a bit with pace, he gets beside the line and knocks it softly to the off side

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, hops at the crease and chops it to the off side, Vinay's running in hard

2.5

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, keeps it straight and forces him to play, he defends back to the bowler but didn't appear in full control of the shot

2.6

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, now he pitches it up and the batsman is happy to let that go

Rohit: "The seam position and speed remind me of a younger Sreesanth..hope Yadav does not go down the same path."

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 3/1 (RR: 1.00)
LMP Simmons    1* (10b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-1-1-0
MN Samuels    0* (0b)      UT Yadav    1-0-1-1

3.1

Yadav to Samuels, 1 run, just lets go of the bat handle as he tucks it to the on side

3.2

Yadav to Simmons, no run, that was close to being called a wide outside off, jagged away after pitching and he lashed at it

3.3

Yadav to Simmons, no run, 86 mph, lands it a touch wide outside off and he shoulders arms

3.4

Yadav to Simmons, no run, 139 kph, pitches it up and swings away, he went forward to drive but turned the face of the bat, the ball rolled towards point

3.5

Yadav to Simmons, no run, 140 kph, lands it a touch outside the off stump and the batsman lets it go to the keeper

3.6

Yadav to Simmons, no run, confident appeal for a lbw but the umpire Ravi shakes his head, landed just outside off and came back in, appeared to hit him in line with leg stump as he defended forward, looked out to me on the replay

End of over 4 (1 run) West Indies 4/1 (RR: 1.00)
LMP Simmons    1* (15b)      UT Yadav    2-0-2-1
MN Samuels    1* (1b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-1-1-0

4.1

Vinay Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, opens the face and angles it down to third man

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, FOUR, risky! He drove at it wide outside the off stump, thick outside edge and just wide of the diving second slip (Rohit), raced to third man

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, gets across and defends back to the bowler

4.4

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, gets across and defends to the off side

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, FOUR, that's a classic shot, full and swinging away from the right-hander, he gets beside the line and drives it past the gap between point and cover

End of over 5 (9 runs) West Indies 13/1 (RR: 2.60)
LMP Simmons    9* (20b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-1-10-0
MN Samuels    2* (2b)      UT Yadav    2-0-2-1

5.1

Yadav to Samuels, no run, 87 mph, pitched up outside off and the batsman lets it go

5.2

Yadav to Samuels, 1 run, Dropped Rohit should have taken that, Yadav gets it to swing away and the ball flies off the face of the bat almost as he shapes to drive, Rohit went to his right and got behind the ball but fluffed the catch, Rohit in all his frustration flung the ball away and they took an extra run

5.3

Yadav to Simmons, no run, and another fizzer of a delivery, close to the edge again, this was a touch shorter

5.4

Yadav to Simmons, no run, chips down the track to thud it down the ground but he found mid-off

5.5

Yadav to Simmons, FOUR, shades of Greenidge there, gets across his stumps, gets on one leg and whips it away behind square on the on side

5.6

Yadav to Simmons, no run, full and driven but straight to cover

End of over 6 (5 runs) West Indies 18/1 (RR: 3.00)
LMP Simmons    13* (24b 3x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-7-1
MN Samuels    3* (4b)      R Vinay Kumar    3-1-10-0

6.1

Vinay Kumar to Samuels, no run

6.2

Vinay Kumar to Samuels, no run, confident appeal for an lbw but he got an inside edge, he was stuck to the crease

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, just a hint slower and he dabbed it softly down towards point and set off for a quick single

6.4

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, gets another inside edge, looking a little circumspect against Vinay

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 2 runs, that's a 1000 runs in ODIs for Simmons, gets down the pitch and drives firmly past the covers, good fielding to cut it down to two

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, FOUR, he ends the over in a flourish, not a bad delivery actually, not much width but he improvised well by slicing it and timing it well, beats backward point and third man

End of over 7 (7 runs) West Indies 25/1 (RR: 3.57)
LMP Simmons    19* (27b 4x4)      R Vinay Kumar    4-1-17-0
MN Samuels    4* (7b)      UT Yadav    3-0-7-1

7.1

Yadav to Samuels, OUT, Excellent take by Raina at third slip! Samuels isn't sure so he's waiting for the third umpire to take a look, Samuels was squared up at the crease, tried to work it to the on side, got a leading edge and Raina had to dive low to his right at third slip, he just about managed to get his hands under the ball, needed a few replays to confirm that

MN Samuels c Raina b Yadav 4 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.2

Yadav to Bravo, 1 run, stays on the backfoot and defends to the off side

7.3

Yadav to Simmons, no run, and Simmons had a close call there, lands it on the corridor outside off and he had to play at it, close to shaving the outside edge

7.4

Yadav to Simmons, no run, turns the face of the bat and tries to work it away to the on side

7.5

Yadav to Simmons, no run, keeps it on that line outside off and he shoulders arms

7.6

Yadav to Simmons, no run, fullish and swinging away outside the off stump, softly pats it to the off side

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 26/2 (RR: 3.25)
LMP Simmons    19* (31b 4x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-8-2
DM Bravo    1* (1b)      R Vinay Kumar    4-1-17-0

8.1

Aaron to Bravo, no run, comes round the wicket and he gets him to defend on the backfoot

8.2

Aaron to Bravo, no run, full delivery aiming for the yorker, he drills it to the off side

8.3

Aaron to Bravo, FOUR, that's all elegance! Angles it on the pads and all he has to do is whip it away wide of square leg, nicely timed

8.4

Aaron to Bravo, no run, comes over the wicket this time and he sprays it wide outside off, no shot offered

8.5

Aaron to Bravo, no run, in the length to drive on the front foot but he ends up pushing it straight to mid-off

8.6

Aaron to Bravo, no run, nice line and length on the off stump, gets him to defend to the off side

Pramod: "Left handers have often been the thorn in the flesh for India..Saeed Anwar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Matthew Hayden, Chanderpaul..now Bravo looks to be in the mood to join the club."

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 30/2 (RR: 3.33)
DM Bravo    5* (7b 1x4)      VR Aaron    1-0-4-0
LMP Simmons    19* (31b 4x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-8-2

9.1

Yadav to Simmons, no run, angles it away from the right-hander and he pushes it to the off side

9.2

Yadav to Simmons, no run, chips down the track and thumps it down the pitch, Yadav gets a hand to it and nearly deflects it to the stumps, had Bravo on all-fours there as he scampered back

9.3

Yadav to Simmons, 1 wide, sprays it down the leg side

9.3

Yadav to Simmons, no run, Simmons hops at the crease, the ball clips his pads and rolls away, Yadav's really hurrying him up for pace here

9.4

Yadav to Simmons, FOUR, that's a good response! Simmons was expecting another pacy short one, stays back, fetches it from the off stump and pulls over midwicket

9.5

Yadav to Simmons, FOUR, poor delivery, full toss swinging away outside off, that was asking to be spanked, punches it wide of backward point

9.6

Yadav to Simmons, no run, pushes it down the pitch

End of over 10 (9 runs) West Indies 39/2 (RR: 3.90)
LMP Simmons    27* (37b 6x4)      UT Yadav    5-0-17-2
DM Bravo    5* (7b 1x4)      VR Aaron    1-0-4-0

Despite those two boundaries, the Indian seamers have claimed ownership of the first ten overs

10.1

Aaron to Bravo, 1 run, shuffles and nudges it down to fine leg

10.2

Aaron to Simmons, 1 leg bye, shuffles a bit and he nudges it off his pads, the ball rolls to the on side

Abhishek: "@pramod : how can you forget Andy Flower, I have always seen him scoring against India only."

10.3

Aaron to Bravo, 1 run, good running, dropped it with soft hands to the off side and set off quickly

10.4

Aaron to Simmons, 1 wide, loses control of the inswinger and sprays it down the leg side

10.4

Aaron to Simmons, 1 run, half-hearted appeal, gets his front foot outside the line of the off stump, the ball strikes him on the pad, that wasn't hitting

10.5

Aaron to Bravo, no run, stays back at the crease and defends to the off side, no seam movement there

10.6

Aaron to Bravo, FOUR, shot of the afternoon! Bravo wasn't budging from his crease, stayed where he was and simply punched it through the line off the front foot, the ball whizzed wide of mid-off, that's confidence for you

End of over 11 (9 runs) West Indies 48/2 (RR: 4.36)
DM Bravo    11* (11b 2x4)      VR Aaron    2-0-12-0
LMP Simmons    28* (39b 6x4)      UT Yadav    5-0-17-2

11.1

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, punched towards mid-on and the fielder had to slide to his left, he deflected the ball towards mid-off but the batsmen decide against the second run

11.2

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, stays back and defends back to the bowler

11.3

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, opens the face of the bat a bit late and dabs it down to third man, well placed

Anand: "@Abhishek and Pramod , how can you forget Jimmy (P)Adams? I used to get rashes watching him pad up our spinners!"

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, clipped down to midwicket for a single

11.5

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, shuffles and clips him down to the vacant square leg region

11.6

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, nips back in after pitching and he anticipates that early enough by shuffling and whipping it down to deep square leg

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 53/2 (RR: 4.41)
LMP Simmons    31* (42b 6x4)      R Vinay Kumar    5-1-22-0
DM Bravo    13* (14b 2x4)      VR Aaron    2-0-12-0

12.1

Aaron to Simmons, no run, stays back at the crease and defends to the off side

12.2

Aaron to Simmons, no run, tries to slash it away past backward point but he ended up chopping it to the fielder

12.3

Aaron to Simmons, no run, full and in the length to drive, he pushes it straight to mid-off

12.4

Aaron to Simmons, no run, stays right back at the crease and defends down the pitch, back of a length delivery

12.5

Aaron to Simmons, 2 runs, slower ball so he had to slam that to beat the covers, Jadeja does well to run after it and cut it off

12.6

Aaron to Simmons, no run, quicker delivery, forces him to stay back to defend

Nice stand building up here

Victor: "I said it before and I will say it again. Darren Bravo is not the best batsman in the world (not yet!!) but he is the most beautiful to watch. Especially his drives of either foot through the off-side arc from backward point to extra cover."

End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 55/2 (RR: 4.23)
LMP Simmons    33* (48b 6x4)      VR Aaron    3-0-14-0
DM Bravo    13* (14b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    5-1-22-0

13.1

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, angles in towards middle and off, clipped to the on side

13.2

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, stay right back and defends to the off side

13.3

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, OUT, spoke too soon about Bravo! Good length on the off stump and Bravo attempts to loft him from the crease and clear mid-on, the bat face turns a bit and he mistimes it, easy catch for Ashwin at mid-on, very soft dismissal

DM Bravo c Ashwin b Vinay Kumar 13 (30m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

Also blame this on the commentator's curse #timetohide

So West Indies lose one just when they were rebuilding

13.4

Vinay Kumar to Hyatt, no run, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

13.5

Vinay Kumar to Hyatt, OUT, (Hotel) Hyatt checks in and departs immediately! Very similar to Barath's dismissal, Vinay teases him outside the off stump, Hyatt really has to play at it because it was very close to the off stump, pokes at it and gets a thin edge to the keeper

DP Hyatt c †Patel b Vinay Kumar 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.6

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, no run, comes across the stumps and defends down the pitch

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) West Indies 55/4 (RR: 3.92)
D Ramdin    0* (1b)      R Vinay Kumar    6-2-22-2
LMP Simmons    33* (48b 6x4)      VR Aaron    3-0-14-0

I'm a bit surprised to see Ramdin ahead of Pollard

14.1

Aaron to Simmons, 1 wide, sprays it down the leg side and departs

14.1

Aaron to Simmons, no run, gets beside the line and defends to the off side

14.2

Aaron to Simmons, FOUR, That was asking to be smashed, full and wide outside off and Simmons gets on his knee and square drives it forcefully wide of the covers

Now a sweeper cover comes in

14.3

Aaron to Simmons, 1 leg bye, angles it on the pads and he nudges it to fine leg

14.4

Aaron to Ramdin, no run, stays at the crease and defends to the off side

14.5

Aaron to Ramdin, no run, Ramdin can't resist a slash, shortish outside off and he nearly edged that to the keeper

14.6

Aaron to Ramdin, 1 run, shapes to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball rolls away to the off side and they sneak in a single

Amit: "(Hotel) Hyatt should have waited for complimentary drinks at least."

End of over 15 (7 runs) West Indies 62/4 (RR: 4.13)
D Ramdin    1* (4b)      VR Aaron    4-0-20-0
LMP Simmons    37* (51b 7x4)      R Vinay Kumar    6-2-22-2

PH: "When was the last time WI had a decent w/k? Jimmy Adams seems like a zillion years ago, even Ridley jacobs was just near average."

15.1

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off and he leaves it to the keeper

15.2

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, no run, clips it to the on side, gets an inside edge in fact

15.3

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, no run, swings it in and the batsman tries to force it past the infield on the on side

15.4

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, no run, fullish on the pads and he works it straight to mid-on

15.5

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, no run, holds the length back a bit, he shoulders arms outside the off stump

15.6

Vinay Kumar to Ramdin, 1 run, works it towards backward point for a single

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 63/4 (RR: 3.93)
D Ramdin    2* (10b)      R Vinay Kumar    7-2-23-2
LMP Simmons    37* (51b 7x4)      VR Aaron    4-0-20-0

16.1

Yadav to Ramdin, OUT, and West Indies slide further! Yadav deserves credit again for that wicket, pitches it up and swings it away, forces him to drive but Ramdin gets it to lob off the top half of the bat, easily taken at backward point by Jadeja

D Ramdin c Jadeja b Yadav 2 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

16.2

Yadav to Pollard, FOUR, that's a gift for Pollard straight up, angling on the pads and moving away, just a feather touch was enough to send it racing to fine leg

16.3

Yadav to Pollard, no run, clips him down to square leg

16.4

Yadav to Pollard, no run, swings it on the pads and he works it down towards mid-on

16.5

Yadav to Pollard, no run, nips back in off the pitch and he clips him down to midwicket

16.6

Yadav to Pollard, no run, he hits the deck hard this time and the batsman ducks under the bouncer, close to being called a wide as it was shaping down the leg side as well

Kishore: "There is no logic to why WI shoudn't play the test side itself for the ODIs ?? Brathwaite at the top for stability would have been great. And dropping Kirk Edwards for ODIs begs some explanation."

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 67/5 (RR: 3.94)
KA Pollard    4* (5b 1x4)      UT Yadav    6-0-21-3
LMP Simmons    37* (51b 7x4)      R Vinay Kumar    7-2-23-2

17.1

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, (no ball) 1 run, It's a no-ball because there were only five in the circle during the bowling Powerplay, driven to mid-off, Sehwag realises his mistake, can afford a laugh

17.1

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, no run, teases him outside the off stump, the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

17.2

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, no run, gets forward and shoulders arms

17.3

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, no run, pushes it towards point and they contemplate a single

17.4

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, 1 run, tucked to the on side, they take a quick single and Vinay runs across to cut it off, nearly obstructs the non striker

17.5

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, gets right across his stumps and defends down the pitch

17.6

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, no run, hops at the crease and punches it down to cover

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 70/5 (RR: 3.88)
LMP Simmons    38* (54b 7x4)      R Vinay Kumar    8-2-26-2
KA Pollard    5* (9b 1x4)      UT Yadav    6-0-21-3

18.1

Aaron to Pollard, FOUR, very well flicked by Pollard, Aaron slants it on the pads and pitches it up, not much effort on that short as it sailed over midwicket

18.2

Aaron to Pollard, no run, and nearly has his man there! Pitches up outside off and has Pollard prodding forward to defend, nearly shaved the outside edge

18.3

Aaron to Pollard, 1 run, gets across and clips him down towards midwicket

18.4

Aaron to Simmons, 1 run, angles it outside off and he gets beside the line and steers it down to third man who's square

18.5

Aaron to Pollard, no run, nicely driven off the full face of the bat but straight to mid-off

18.6

Aaron to Pollard, no run, edged but played with soft hands! Drops well short of Sehwag at slip

End of over 19 (6 runs) West Indies 76/5 (RR: 4.00)
KA Pollard    10* (14b 2x4)      VR Aaron    5-0-26-0
LMP Simmons    39* (55b 7x4)      R Vinay Kumar    8-2-26-2

19.1

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 3 runs, Simmons has looked good, short of a good length and he punches it through extra cover for three runs, played confidently by Simmons

19.2

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, FOUR, four more, that's not a drop but Vinay got a hand to it, pitched up on middle and Pollard drove it back powerfully, it didn't stick and raced away for a boundary

19.3

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, 1 run, back of a length outside off, chopped it towards third man for a single

19.4

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 2 runs, Simmons charges down the track and he skied that, short, the field was in, and he tried to swat it over the covers, got a top-edge but was lucky it landed safely, he mistimed it

19.5

Vinay Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, goodish length outside off, shuffles across to turn it past midwicket for a single

19.6

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, slower, dropped it into the off side and ran across safely

End of over 20 (12 runs) West Indies 88/5 (RR: 4.40)
KA Pollard    16* (17b 3x4)      R Vinay Kumar    9-2-38-2
LMP Simmons    45* (58b 7x4)      VR Aaron    5-0-26-0

20.1

Jadeja to Pollard, no run, gets forward and defends softly, one slip in place

20.2

Jadeja to Pollard, no run, chips down the track but checks is shot

20.3

Jadeja to Pollard, no run, just straightened after pitching, managed to defend it off the full face

20.4

Jadeja to Pollard, 2 runs, gets across his stumps and paddles it down to fine leg

20.5

Jadeja to Pollard, 1 run, bowls it flatter and quicker, rocks back and whacks it to long-on

20.6

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, tossed up outside off, he gets across and defends to the off side

End of over 21 (3 runs) West Indies 91/5 (RR: 4.33)
LMP Simmons    45* (59b 7x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0
KA Pollard    19* (22b 3x4)      R Vinay Kumar    9-2-38-2

21.1

Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run, Ashwin nearly got that to sneak through and hit the off stump, it skidded through and the batsman managed to angle it to third man

Leg slip in place

21.2

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, gets forward and defends

21.3

Ashwin to Simmons, 2 runs, risks flicking despite the leg slip hovering around, manages to beat the fielder

21.4

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, gets forward and drives to the off side

21.5

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, gets some slow turn, defends close to the pads

21.6

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, chips down the track on seeing the flight but changes his mind and opts to pad it away, may not be a bad idea to have a bat-pad fielder

End of over 22 (4 runs) West Indies 95/5 (RR: 4.31)
KA Pollard    20* (25b 3x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-4-0
LMP Simmons    48* (62b 7x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-3-0

22.1

Jadeja to Simmons, FOUR, turn! And a bit of bounce, dangerously dabbed wide of first slip, runs down to third man and that's a half-century

22.2

Jadeja to Simmons, 2 runs, goes right across and paddles him down to fine leg

22.3

Jadeja to Simmons, 2 runs, drives square on the off side and they run hard

22.4

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, rocks back and cuts but finds point

22.5

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, steers it towards gully and tells Pollard to stay back

22.6

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, goes on the backfoot and knocks it to the off side, thinks of a single

Krishnamoorthy: 'Wow, Its rare event to witness Indian captains bowling pace for the first 20 overs."

End of over 23 (8 runs) West Indies 103/5 (RR: 4.47)
LMP Simmons    56* (68b 8x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-11-0
KA Pollard    20* (25b 3x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-4-0

23.1

Ashwin to Pollard, 2 runs, goes back on the crease and punches him to the deep on the off side, they put pressure on Gambhir and take the second

23.2

Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run, punched to Gambhir again but only a single

23.3

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, sweeps but miscues it, wide of leg slip

23.4

Ashwin to Pollard, SIX, wow! There was hardly any pace on that ball and Pollard stayed at the crease and with one swoop managed to clear long-off, power!

23.5

Ashwin to Pollard, SIX, and again! Tossed up on middle and leg and Pollard stays put and carts him over wide long-on

23.6

Ashwin to Pollard, OUT, Ashwin has his revenge but Pollard isn't happy with the decision! Gets forward to defend, the ball lobbed off the pads and Parthiv ran forward and took the catch, Ravi gave him out immediately, replays weren't conclusive as to whether the ball clipped the glove or not

KA Pollard c †Patel b Ashwin 35 (32m 30b 3x4 2x6) SR: 116.66

End of over 24 (16 runs) West Indies 119/6 (RR: 4.95)
     R Ashwin    2-0-20-1
LMP Simmons    57* (69b 8x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-11-0

24.1

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run

24.2

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, pushes it to the off side

24.3

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, comes forward and beats him outside the off stump, close!

2 slips in place

24.4

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, Impressive turn! Sammy was foxed as it shot away from him

24.5

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, and again! He's getting sharp turn off that rough outside off, nearly took the edge

24.6

Jadeja to Sammy, no run

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 120/6 (RR: 4.80)
DJG Sammy    0* (5b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-12-0
LMP Simmons    58* (70b 8x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-20-1

25.1

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, gets forward and defends

25.2

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, lunges forward and smothers the turn

25.3

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, very generous with the flight, he chips down the track and drives him down to long-off

25.4

Ashwin to Sammy, 1 run, stays back and clips him down to midwicket

25.5

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 wide, sprays it down the leg side

25.5

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, gets well forward and pushes it towards cover

25.6

Ashwin to Simmons, SIX, nice response from Simmons as he chips down the track and takes on Ashwin who's not afraid to toss it up, takes him downtown over long-on

End of over 26 (9 runs) West Indies 129/6 (RR: 4.96)
LMP Simmons    65* (75b 8x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-29-1
DJG Sammy    1* (6b)      RA Jadeja    3-0-12-0

26.1

Jadeja to Sammy, 1 run, stays back, waits for the turn and punches him down to cover

26.2

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, pushes it towards cover again

26.3

Jadeja to Sammy, OUT, that's plumb and everyone knows it, Sammy stays back at the crease but the ball lands on off , holds its line and traps him in front of the stumps as he tries to flick it away

DJG Sammy lbw b Jadeja 2 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

It's all up to Simmons now. Will he carry his bat?

26.4

Jadeja to Russell, no run, shoulders arms to the keeper

26.5

Jadeja to Russell, 1 run, defends and the ball just beats the fielders close to the batsman

26.6

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run

End of over 27 (4 runs) West Indies 133/7 (RR: 4.92)
LMP Simmons    67* (77b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    4-0-16-1
AD Russell    1* (2b)      R Ashwin    3-0-29-1

27.1

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, defends towards point and sets off

27.2

Ashwin to Russell, no run, defends really close to the pads and they appeal half heartdly, think he got some bat on it

27.3

Ashwin to Russell, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

27.4

Ashwin to Russell, 1 run, steers him to the off side

27.5

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, tries to nudge it past Kohli at leg slip

27.6

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, tucks him just wide of midwicket and they set off

End of over 28 (3 runs) West Indies 136/7 (RR: 4.85)
LMP Simmons    69* (80b 8x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-32-1
AD Russell    2* (5b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-16-1

28.1

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, hits the base of the pad when the defends but that was hitting outside the line

28.2

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, stays back and clips him wide of midwicket

2 slips and a bat pad in place for Russell

28.3

Jadeja to Russell, FOUR, picks up the length early, gets on his knee and times the slog really well behind square on the on side

28.4

Jadeja to Russell, 1 run, tucks it towards midwicket and Jadeja darts across to try and cut it off

28.5

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, defends this back to the bowler

28.6

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, stays back and chops it down towards cover and sets off for a single

End of over 29 (7 runs) West Indies 143/7 (RR: 4.93)
LMP Simmons    71* (84b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-23-1
AD Russell    7* (7b 1x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-32-1

29.1

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, not much turn, stays back and defends

29.2

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, defends on the front foot and Ashwin went up in appeal thinking it hit the pad first

29.3

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, chips down the track and Ashwin fires that quick and flat, he improvises well by checking his shot and clipping it to long-on

29.4

Ashwin to Russell, no run, gets forward and defends

29.5

Ashwin to Russell, no run

29.6

Ashwin to Russell, FOUR, good improvisation again there, stays back, waits for the turn and cuts well wide of third man, he knew where the fielders were

End of over 30 (5 runs) West Indies 148/7 (RR: 4.93)
AD Russell    11* (10b 2x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-37-1
LMP Simmons    72* (87b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    5-0-23-1

30.1

Jadeja to Simmons, no run

30.2

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 leg bye, gives himself a lot of room, he fires it on the leg side and he can only turn it to the on side

30.3

Jadeja to Russell, no run, defended to the on side

30.4

Jadeja to Russell, no run, tucks him up a bit for room, cuts but chops it to the off side

30.5

Jadeja to Russell, OUT, through the gate! Jadeja fires this flatter, the ball keeps a bit low and Russell tries to whack it over the on side, misses it completely

AD Russell b Jadeja 11 (13m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

I should mention that the Powerplay was taken in the previous over

30.6

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run, tossed up on middle and off and defended to the off side

End of over 31 (1 run, wicket maiden) West Indies 149/8 (RR: 4.80)
R Rampaul    0* (1b)      RA Jadeja    6-1-23-2
LMP Simmons    72* (89b 8x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    5-0-37-1

31.1

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, stays back and punches it with the turn to long-on

2 slips in place

31.2

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, stays back and punches him down to the covers

31.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, shoulders arms to the keeper

31.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run

31.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, FOUR, that's a very decent sweep, he was on his knee early, fetched that from middle and finds that gap between deep square leg and deep midwicket

31.6

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, gets well forward and defends

End of over 32 (5 runs) West Indies 154/8 (RR: 4.81)
R Rampaul    4* (6b 1x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-42-1
LMP Simmons    73* (90b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    6-1-23-2

32.1

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, hits him on the pad as he defends, close to the stumps

32.2

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, rocks back and chops it to short cover

32.3

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, chops it to the covers again

32.4

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, shapes to sweep but fails to make proper contact

32.5

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, comes forward and defend

32.6

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, defends close to the pad again

The last batsman to carry his bat in a ODI is Javed Omar in 2001

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 154/8 (RR: 4.66)
LMP Simmons    73* (96b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    7-2-23-2
R Rampaul    4* (6b 1x4)      R Ashwin    6-0-42-1

33.1

Ashwin to Rampaul, SIX, power hit from Rampaul! Stays back at the crease and clubs him over long-on

33.2

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run

33.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, stays back and cuts

33.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, stays back and cuts but finds point, there are three fielders in the ring on the off side

33.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, 2 runs, he goes inside out this time, comes forward and chips him high down to deep extra cover

33.6

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run

Madhu, our statsman, has this: "The lowest total defended by West Indies in an ODI against India is 187 in Guwahati in 1987."

End of over 34 (8 runs) West Indies 162/8 (RR: 4.76)
R Rampaul    12* (12b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-50-1
LMP Simmons    73* (96b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    7-2-23-2

34.1

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, gets forward and takes a single to the on side off an inside edge

19 runs off the Powerplay

34.2

Jadeja to Rampaul, 1 run, turns it towards fine leg

34.3

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it towards cover

34.4

Jadeja to Rampaul, 1 run, fires it flat and quick and he punches it to long-off, beats a diving Jadeja

34.5

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, goes back and cuts him down to point

34.6

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run, tossed up and defended softly down the pitch

End of over 35 (5 runs) West Indies 167/8 (RR: 4.77)
R Rampaul    14* (15b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    8-2-28-2
LMP Simmons    76* (99b 8x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-50-1

35.1

Raina to Simmons, no run

35.2

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, stays back and cuts him just wide of short third man

Getting a bit difficult reading comments while these spinners are firing away!

35.3

Raina to Rampaul, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

35.4

Raina to Rampaul, no run, flatter delivery, rocks back and slaps it to cover

35.5

Raina to Rampaul, 1 run, stays back and works it to long-on

35.6

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, OUT, Simmons won't carry his bat after all! He sweeps just wide of short fine leg, Jadeja mops up at fine leg and fires the throw to the keeper, Simmons turns around and risks the second run but he's well short

LMP Simmons run out 78 (155m 102b 8x4 1x6) SR: 76.47

Simmons deserves a lot of credit for this innings. Set a fine example for the rest

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 170/9 (RR: 4.72)
     SK Raina    1-0-3-0
R Rampaul    15* (18b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    8-2-28-2

36.1

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run, turns back in and he defends

36.2

Jadeja to Rampaul, SIX, Some uninhibited hitting from Rampaul! Tossed up on middle and leg and slogged high over deep midwicket

36.3

Jadeja to Rampaul, FOUR, sweeps again and he connects well, keeps it along the ground this time, down to long leg

36.4

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run

36.5

Jadeja to Rampaul, 1 run, forces it down towards long-on

36.6

Jadeja to Roach, no run, defends down the track

End of over 37 (11 runs) West Indies 181/9 (RR: 4.89)
KAJ Roach    0* (1b)      RA Jadeja    9-2-39-2
R Rampaul    26* (23b 2x4 2x6)      SK Raina    1-0-3-0

37.1

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, Rampaul is watchful this time, chooses to defend

37.2

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, Ashwin stops at the crease to tease the batsman, defends again

37.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, SIX, Six N0.5 off Ashwin! Gets on his knee and goes for the whole hog over deep midwicket

37.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, 2 runs, lofts with the turn and just manages to clear cover

37.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, 2 runs, atempts to clear wide long-on again but Aaron does really well to dive and stop it in front of the rope

37.6

Ashwin to Rampaul, SIX, Ashwin's dealing in sixes and Rampaul continues his rampage! Once again targets the deep midwicket boundary

End of over 38 (16 runs) West Indies 197/9 (RR: 5.18)
R Rampaul    42* (29b 2x4 4x6)      R Ashwin    8-0-66-1
KAJ Roach    0* (1b)      RA Jadeja    9-2-39-2

A change of pace here..

38.1

Yadav to Roach, no run, stays at the crease and defends

38.2

Yadav to Roach, 1 run, swings it in and he clips him down to midwicket

38.3

Yadav to Rampaul, 2 runs, Rampaul clears the back leg and gets a top edge that clears the keeper, good work by third man to run across and mop up

38.4

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, makes a bit of room to a length delivery and crashes it to cover

38.5

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, slower ball and that rolled to the keeper! Must have landed on a crack

38.6

Yadav to Rampaul, 1 run, slower one and shorter, he adjusts well, opens the face and dabs it to third man

End of over 39 (4 runs) West Indies 201/9 (RR: 5.15)
R Rampaul    45* (33b 2x4 4x6)      UT Yadav    7-0-25-3
KAJ Roach    1* (3b)      R Ashwin    8-0-66-1

Rampaul certainly has added a competitive edge here

39.1

Aaron to Rampaul, FOUR, he takes on the seamers now, Aaron bowls it short from round the wicket, he swivels and pulls past midwicket, good timing and placement

This is the highest score by a West Indian No.10 in ODIs

39.2

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, full toss outside off and he dabs it down to third man, that's his fifty! Well done Ramps!

39.3

Aaron to Roach, no run

39.4

Aaron to Roach, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

39.5

Aaron to Roach, 2 runs, full delivery swinging in on middle and he works it down to deep midwicket

39.6

Aaron to Roach, no run, Roach not doing anything silly here, he gently taps a full delivery down to long-on and gives Rampaul the strike

End of over 40 (7 runs) West Indies 208/9 (RR: 5.20)
KAJ Roach    3* (7b)      VR Aaron    6-0-33-0
R Rampaul    50* (35b 3x4 4x6)      UT Yadav    7-0-25-3

40.1

Yadav to Rampaul, FOUR, a textbook drive this time, uses the extra pace, full and outside off, he times this crisply wide of backward point, beats third man

40.2

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, steers it straight to backward point this time

40.3

Yadav to Rampaul, 1 run, slashes him to the off side again but Jadeja does really well to slide to his right and cut it off, may have saved four there

40.4

Yadav to Roach, no run, keeps it straight, defends to the on side

40.5

Yadav to Roach, no run, Yadav's not getting in the yorkers, Roach once again comfortably pushes it down the track

40.6

Yadav to Roach, no run, he bangs it in short this time and Roach comfortably ducks under it, close to being called a wide

End of over 41 (5 runs) West Indies 213/9 (RR: 5.19)
KAJ Roach    3* (10b)      UT Yadav    8-0-30-3
R Rampaul    55* (38b 4x4 4x6)      VR Aaron    6-0-33-0

41.1

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, loopy full toss and Rampaul decides not to force it away, happy to defend

41.2

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, reaches out to a full and wide delivery outside off and digs it out to third man

Where are the yorkers?

41.3

Aaron to Roach, 1 run, not to be, inside edge this time towards fine leg, Aaron can't seem to find the blockhole

41.4

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, full on the stumps, Rampaul gives himself a hint of room and decides to push it back to the bowler

41.5

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, goes for a swish over the on side but he's beaten for pace, the ball hits his body and rolls away to the off side

41.6

Aaron to Rampaul, SIX, that slash over third man which was Jayasuriya's signature shot! Aaron is generous with his width and length, one slam and the ball sailed over third man, for a change Ashwin is not the one leaking a six

End of over 42 (8 runs) West Indies 221/9 (RR: 5.26)
R Rampaul    62* (43b 4x4 5x6)      VR Aaron    7-0-41-0
KAJ Roach    4* (11b)      UT Yadav    8-0-30-3

42.1

Yadav to Roach, 1 leg bye, nudges it to the on side

42.2

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, fires it on the blockhole outside off, tries to dig it out but misses

42.3

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, bangs it in short and he swings again, swishes at thin air

42.4

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, gives himself room to hammer a full delivery across the line but ends up chopping it down the pitch

42.5

Yadav to Rampaul, 1 run, slower ball and he gently clips it to the on side to get off the strike

42.6

Yadav to Roach, no run, punched off the front foot quite forcefully but finds backward point, deserved a few runs for that shot

Saugata: 'Suddenly the scorecard looks much much better for WI. Thanks Rampaul for the entertainment and Indian bowlers for such generosity. We can truly make a game out of nothing!"

End of over 43 (2 runs) West Indies 223/9 (RR: 5.18)
KAJ Roach    4* (13b)      UT Yadav    9-0-31-3
R Rampaul    63* (47b 4x4 5x6)      VR Aaron    7-0-41-0

43.1

Vinay Kumar to Rampaul, FOUR, and Rampaul goes from strength to strength! Threatening to upstage Simmons here, makes room to a full delivery and carves it over backward point, beats third man

43.2

Vinay Kumar to Rampaul, 1 run, makes room and slams a shorter delivery down to deep cover

43.3

Vinay Kumar to Roach, no run, Roach gets solidly behind the line and defends, not bad for a No.11

Rampaul is really puttin the middle order to shame

43.4

Vinay Kumar to Roach, no run, bangs it short and he ducks under the bouncer, no problems

43.5

Vinay Kumar to Roach, no run, solid in defence again, stays behind the line and defends

43.6

Vinay Kumar to Roach, no run, where are the yorkers? Don't ask me, no trouble for Roach as he defends another one back down the pitch

End of over 44 (5 runs) West Indies 228/9 (RR: 5.18)
KAJ Roach    4* (17b)      R Vinay Kumar    10-2-43-2
R Rampaul    68* (49b 5x4 5x6)      UT Yadav    9-0-31-3

Brave move? Here's R Ashwin. Boundary riders, stay on guard

44.1

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, quietly pushed back to the bowler

44.2

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, bowls it close to a yorker length, well bowled

44.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, full and squeezed towards cover

44.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, 1 run, full and drilled down the ground to long-off

44.5

Ashwin to Roach, no run, stays back and defends down the track

44.6

Ashwin to Roach, no run, safely negotiated again, Windies look good to play out 50 overs

Mohit: "I went out for an interview call and I returned to see the old India resurfacing!! Suddenly, our fast bowlers lack pace, yorkers and ability to finish of the tail...deja vu!"

End of over 45 (1 run) West Indies 229/9 (RR: 5.08)
KAJ Roach    4* (19b)      R Ashwin    9-0-67-1
R Rampaul    69* (53b 5x4 5x6)      R Vinay Kumar    10-2-43-2

45.1

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, full on the stumps and easily pushed towards mid-off

45.2

Aaron to Roach, no run, good length on middle and leg and he tucks it to mid-on, field is up

45.3

Aaron to Roach, 2 runs, gives him a bit of width and he slams it just wide of cover, well played

45.4

Aaron to Roach, no run, responds with a bouncer and Roach just manages to duck under it

45.5

Aaron to Roach, 1 run, short outside off and edged but no slip, third man runs across and mops up

Scott: "Surely Ashwin must be close to the record for most sixes off a bowler in an ODI! Here's a limerick: there once was a West Indies team, that appeared to be running out of steam, a middle order collapse, but some many bowlers did lapse, and now Rampaul is being quite mean!"

45.6

Aaron to Rampaul, no run, low full toss outside the off stump and pushed towards point

The Indians appear a bit clueless here. They're waiting for the mistake

End of over 46 (4 runs) West Indies 233/9 (RR: 5.06)
R Rampaul    70* (55b 5x4 5x6)      VR Aaron    8-0-45-0
KAJ Roach    7* (23b)      R Ashwin    9-0-67-1

46.1

Ashwin to Roach, 1 run, drilled down to long-on

46.2

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, bowls it flatter on the stumps, he can only squeeze it back to the bowler

46.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run

46.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, 1 run, Dropped great attempt by Vinay! Rampaul falls over as he reaches out and carves it over extra cover, Vinay charges forward and dives, just loses control of the ball

46.5

Ashwin to Roach, FOUR, elegant clip off the pads by Roach! Times the clip well and gets good elevation to clear midwicket

46.6

Ashwin to Roach, 1 run, clipped over midwicket again and it will just be a single

End of over 47 (7 runs) West Indies 240/9 (RR: 5.10)
KAJ Roach    13* (26b 1x4)      R Ashwin    10-0-74-1
R Rampaul    71* (58b 5x4 5x6)      VR Aaron    8-0-45-0

47.1

Aaron to Roach, 1 run, thick outside edge but third man is very fine, just a single, we're in the 240s now

47.2

Aaron to Rampaul, FOUR, Rampaul picks the big gap at fine leg, pulls a short delivery behind square and the ball just drops short of the rope

This is a world record for the highest score by a No.10 in ODIs

47.3

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, fullish outside off and placed down to cover

47.4

Aaron to Roach, 1 run

47.5

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, makes room and drives a fullish delivery down to long-off

47.6

Aaron to Roach, no run, gets beside the line and steers him down to backward point, yells at Rampaul to wait

End of over 48 (8 runs) West Indies 248/9 (RR: 5.16)
KAJ Roach    15* (29b 1x4)      VR Aaron    9-0-53-0
R Rampaul    77* (61b 6x4 5x6)      R Ashwin    10-0-74-1

What an anti-climax this has been! Great if you're a West Indies supporter. There's a hush around the ground, quite a contrast from a couple of hours ago

48.1

Yadav to Rampaul, no run, makes a bit of room and he tries to steer it to the off side but he misses

48.2

Yadav to Rampaul, 1 run, tucks it to the on side and steals a single

48.3

Yadav to Roach, 1 run, digs it in short and he gently taps it to the off side to bring up the 250! Super going by West Indies, this is the resilience they need to show more often

48.4

Yadav to Rampaul, 1 run, pulls and gets a top edge but as has been the case tonight with Rampaul it falls short of a fielder, fine leg this time

48.5

Yadav to Roach, no run, shapes to pull but plays too early, hits his body and rolls away

48.6

Yadav to Roach, FOUR, like a genuine batsman! Stays back and elegantly punches it off the meat of the bat and beats cover, the fielder gave up the chase

End of over 49 (7 runs) West Indies 255/9 (RR: 5.20)
KAJ Roach    20* (32b 2x4)      UT Yadav    10-0-38-3
R Rampaul    79* (64b 6x4 5x6)      VR Aaron    9-0-53-0

Final over

49.1

Aaron to Rampaul, 1 run, squeezes out a yorker down to long-off

49.2

Aaron to Roach, no run, fullish outside the off stump and he fails to make contact

49.3

Aaron to Roach, no run, that ball zipped through again! Hit the crack and rolled to the keeper outside off, worrying signs

49.4

Aaron to Roach, 1 wide, sprays a yorker length ball down the leg side

49.4

Aaron to Roach, 1 wide, well the dinner is getting cold! This time outside off, he sees him chipping down the track so he sprays it wide, loses control of that

49.4

Aaron to Roach, FOUR, Roach reaches out to a length delivery angling away and lashes it down to third man, vacant spaces there

49.5

Aaron to Roach, 1 leg bye, nudges it off his pads to the on side, Rampaul has a chance to go for another thrash

49.6

Aaron to Rampaul, SIX, talk about finishing it with a flourish! Pitched up on middle and leg, Rampaul gives himself room, stays back at the crease and takes Aaron downtown to the right of the sightscreen

If you've just logged in, don't worry you're not seeing things! Rampaul did indeed score 86! This partnership of 99 is the 3rd highest 10th wicket stand, Rampaul's six sixes is the most by a No.10. His 86* is also the highest by a No.10 batsman in ODIs.

6.25: West Indies might have to consider changing their batting order a bit. Brilliant effort after they were 170 for 9. Simmons laid the groundwork but Rampaul has overshadowed him. Surely he won't mind that, as long as West Indies can carry on the momentum with the ball. This chase will have a competitive flavour I'm sure. Join us in about 25 minutes.

Sai: "This innings from Ravi Rampaul is very similar to the one James Franklyn played against India which won him an IPL contract. So, Ravi has a good chance for the next season. And furthermore, hope we dont miss Yusuf pathan!"

End of over 50 (14 runs) West Indies 269/9
R Rampaul    86* (66b 6x4 6x6)      VR Aaron    10-0-66-0
KAJ Roach    24* (36b 3x4)      UT Yadav    10-0-38-3
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Dec 2, 2011

Darren Sammy looks up to see if the rain has stopped, India v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam, December 2, 2011

Darren Sammy looks up to see if the rain has stopped

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Dec 2, 2011

Rohit Sharma plays a cross-batted shot, India v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam, December 2, 2011

Rohit Sharma plays a cross-batted shot

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