West Indies tour of India, 4th ODI: India v West Indies at Indore, Dec 8, 2011
India won by 153 runs
8 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Rampaul to Sehwag, FOUR, length ball on the pads, merely clipped away past midwicket, and it blazes across this outfield. Hyatt gives desperate chase, dives full length, but can't keep the ball in

India 6/0   V Sehwag 5* (2b 1x4)   R Rampaul 0.1-0-4-0

Roach to Sehwag, FOUR, half-volley on the pads, smacked away for a four mercilessly through square leg

India 21/0   V Sehwag 18* (10b 2x4 1x6)   KAJ Roach 2.1-0-14-0

Roach to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir gets away now. This is short, angling away, provides him the width. Gambhir has to get tall to get on the top of the bounce, and places it between point and cover-point

India 26/0   G Gambhir 7* (16b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 2.4-0-19-0

Roach to Gambhir, FOUR, steered away for four now. Deliberately opens the face to this length ball, and places it between the first and the wide slip

India 30/0   G Gambhir 11* (17b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 2.5-0-23-0

Rampaul to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambjir steps out of his crease and carves a short of a length ball from outside off stump through point

India 35/0   G Gambhir 15* (21b 3x4)   R Rampaul 2.4-0-12-0

Russell to Gambhir, FOUR, a poor start, full and straight, Gambhir stays in his crease and flicks the ball off his pads through midwicket

India 41/0   G Gambhir 20* (24b 4x4)   AD Russell 0.1-0-4-0

Russell to Gambhir, FOUR, too easy, a full toss outside off stump, Gambhir simply places it through cover and the ball flies off his bat

India 45/0   G Gambhir 24* (29b 5x4)   AD Russell 1-0-8-0

Russell to Sehwag, FOUR, Rampaul has just finished an over, and is slightly lazy to come down on this one. Sehwag has glanced this length ball to short fine leg, where Rampaul lets it through

India 52/0   V Sehwag 26* (20b 3x4 1x6)   AD Russell 1.2-0-13-0

Rampaul to Gambhir, FOUR, short, not too much room available, but Gambhir cuts it over Pollard at backward point. Pollard made it look close, but this was well over for any other man

India 61/0   G Gambhir 31* (33b 6x4)   R Rampaul 4.3-0-22-0

Sammy to Gambhir, FOUR, gets the slightest bit of room here, and late-cuts it to the right of deep point

India 85/0   G Gambhir 38* (41b 7x4)   DJG Sammy 1-0-12-0

Narine to Gambhir, FOUR, the other one, but is starts too straight, and would have been a wide had Gambhir not deflected it deftly, past short fine leg. Hundred up for the stand

India 101/0   G Gambhir 44* (48b 8x4)   SP Narine 2.3-0-16-0

Roach to Gambhir, FOUR, full, near yorker, outside off, and Gambhir squeezes it with an open face, past point, along the ground

India 112/0   G Gambhir 49* (50b 9x4)   KAJ Roach 3.1-0-27-0

Russell to Sehwag, FOUR, That's like hitting a spinner. This is bowled at 135ks, on a length, on middle and leg, in order to cramp him up. Sehwag charges at him, takes it on the half-volley, and makes room too to go over extra cover

India 122/0   V Sehwag 62* (47b 4x4 4x6)   AD Russell 2.4-0-22-0

Roach to Sehwag, FOUR, full toss on the pads, and dealt with accordingly. Deep square leg has no chance here. Sehwag now has more fours than he has sixes

India 127/0   V Sehwag 67* (49b 5x4 4x6)   KAJ Roach 4.1-0-35-0

Roach to Sehwag, FOUR, half-volley on the pads, and the result is the same. Christmas has arrived 17 days too early for him

India 131/0   V Sehwag 71* (50b 6x4 4x6)   KAJ Roach 4.2-0-39-0

Russell to Gambhir, FOUR, no quick single for GG this time. He takes a length ball and lofts it over mid-on. Easy does it

India 137/0   G Gambhir 56* (57b 10x4)   AD Russell 3.4-0-28-0

Russell to Sehwag, FOUR, full, away-swinging delivery. Nearly a yorker, but it provides him width, and Sehwag squeezes it to the left of point and well to the right of third man

India 142/0   V Sehwag 77* (56b 7x4 4x6)   AD Russell 4-0-33-0

Roach to Gambhir, FOUR, this is why GG wanted to stay on the strike perhaps. Gets a length ball into the pads, and deflects it wide of fine leg for four

India 148/0   G Gambhir 62* (60b 11x4)   KAJ Roach 5.3-0-46-0

Pollard to Sehwag, FOUR, into the hips again, but this time Sehwag gets bat on it, glancing it wide of the keeper and fine of fine leg

India 162/0   V Sehwag 89* (61b 8x4 5x6)   KA Pollard 0.5-0-13-0

Samuels to Sehwag, FOUR, and Samuels isn't spared either. Sehwag knows Samuels fires them in, so waits back for the first ball, gets some room, and uses the pace to guide this between point and short third

India 167/0   V Sehwag 94* (63b 9x4 5x6)   MN Samuels 0.1-0-4-0

Pollard to Sehwag, FOUR, short, wide, smoked away over point. The fielder has got a finger to it, and I am surprised the finger is in tact. Sehwag's bat is in his left hand, raised high above his head. The crowd on its feet. The gallery too. Sehwag takes his time to soak in the applause

India 176/0   V Sehwag 101* (69b 10x4 5x6)   KA Pollard 1.4-0-20-0

Samuels to Sehwag, FOUR, long hop, on the pads, and the square leg umpire is sent ducking. Those are free runs, and Sehwag doesn't say no

India 191/1   V Sehwag 111* (80b 11x4 5x6)   MN Samuels 2.3-0-16-0

Rampaul to Raina, FOUR, gift upon gift upon gift. Short, well down the leg side, and Raina helps it along his way with a pull for four

India 199/1   SK Raina 10* (9b 1x4)   R Rampaul 5.3-0-29-0

Rampaul to Raina, FOUR, this boundary has been earned. Short of a length, outside off, and he plays the square cut slightly late to find the gap between point and cover-point. Third man stands no chance

India 203/1   SK Raina 14* (10b 2x4)   R Rampaul 5.4-0-33-0

Narine to Sehwag, FOUR, top-quality shot. Short of a length, quick, no room, and Sehwag stands there nonchalantly to guide it fine on the leg side. This is not a sweep, not a pull. Not even a scoop. More like a vertical sweep

India 217/1   V Sehwag 122* (91b 12x4 5x6)   SP Narine 4-0-30-0

Samuels to Sehwag, FOUR, He has sold Samuels the dummy. This is straight out of poker. Makes room early, Samuels follows him, and Sehwag shuffles across to get inside the line and scoop this away for a four. Saleem Malik would have approved

India 224/1   V Sehwag 127* (93b 13x4 5x6)   MN Samuels 4.5-0-31-0

Samuels to Raina, FOUR, shortish, wide, and quick. Raina goes for the cut, gets a bit of a top edge, but he has found the gap between point and short third man

India 236/1   SK Raina 27* (23b 3x4)   MN Samuels 5.3-0-37-0

Narine to Sehwag, FOUR, lovely shot. Sehwag is definitely picking those awayspinners, and he makes room to take this length ball from just outside off, and punches it to left of sweeper-cover

India 242/1   V Sehwag 137* (102b 14x4 5x6)   SP Narine 5.1-0-40-0

Narine to Sehwag, FOUR, one better than the other. Narine goes for the old-fashioned flight this time, and Sehwag's response is to come down the track, right down to the pitch of it, and wallop it over Narine' head

India 246/1   V Sehwag 141* (103b 15x4 5x6)   SP Narine 5.2-0-44-0

Samuels to Sehwag, FOUR, Carved away for four. This is taken from off, and he has not even tried to hit this powerfully. The inside edge is visible to the batsman as he opens the face, and places it past point

India 253/1   V Sehwag 146* (108b 16x4 5x6)   MN Samuels 6.3-0-44-0

Russell to Raina, FOUR, mid-on is up in the circle, and Raina has exploited it. Russell is angling this in from some angle, allowing Raina to swing freely. He goes with the angle, and clears mid-on easily

India 261/1   SK Raina 37* (31b 4x4)   AD Russell 4.3-0-39-0

Samuels to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag keeps going. Low full toss, and he carves it to the right of extra cover. No power. Just the opening of the face and timing

India 271/1   V Sehwag 155* (113b 17x4 5x6)   MN Samuels 7.4-0-54-0

Samuels to Sehwag, FOUR, another beauty from Sehwag. A length ball on off, but he has opened the face again, and placed this between backward point and cover-point

India 275/1   V Sehwag 159* (114b 18x4 5x6)   MN Samuels 7.5-0-58-0

Roach to Raina, FOUR, this one had a shot offered all right. Yorker outside off, Raina goes low, and opens the face, squeezing it past the keeper. Third man has no way to get around. This outfield is too quick

India 299/1   SK Raina 48* (40b 5x4)   KAJ Roach 7-0-53-0

Rampaul to Sehwag, FOUR, length ball no the pads, flicked away wristily past square leg, casually moves to his personal best and the highest by any player against West Indies

India 305/1   V Sehwag 177* (129b 19x4 6x6)   R Rampaul 7.3-0-49-0

Rampaul to Sehwag, FOUR, and the gifts continue to arrive. Half-volley on the pads, with fine leg up inside the circle. He moves slightly inside the line, and clips it away for four

India 311/1   V Sehwag 182* (131b 20x4 6x6)   R Rampaul 8-0-55-0

Roach to Raina, FOUR, poor fielding. Hit powerfully but straight to backward point where Simmons doesn't get his body behind it, and allows it to squeeze through his legs

India 315/1   SK Raina 54* (43b 6x4)   KAJ Roach 7.1-0-57-0

Roach to Sehwag, FOUR, lovely batting. He has run two men out today, but if he keeps doing this there is no risk. A low full toss, just outside off, and he has opened the face and somehow found the timing to send it for four past point

India 321/2   V Sehwag 186* (132b 21x4 6x6)   KAJ Roach 7.4-0-63-0

Pollard to Sehwag, FOUR, ... but there are other gifts available. A juicy full toss outside leg, and he helps it along over short fine. 8000 runs for Sehwag. One hit short of a double century

India 339/2   V Sehwag 195* (137b 22x4 6x6)   KA Pollard 3.4-0-33-0

Russell to Sehwag, FOUR, There it is. Sehwag is the second man to reach a double-century in ODIs. A man has run onto the field with flowers for Viru. He cuts this past point, to the right of third man. No chance for the diving man. He punches the air in delight. Pure delight. Hugs Rohit Sharma. Then takes his time to acknowledge all sections of the crowd. Removes the helmet. Casts a glance at the sky. Pure delight. Tendulkar is somewhere in a Singapore Airlines flight. Or he might have just reached Australia. His record is no more

India 345/3   V Sehwag 201* (140b 23x4 6x6)   AD Russell 6.3-0-55-1

Rampaul to RG Sharma, FOUR, Sharma joins the party here. Length ball outside off, and he has smashed this past extra cover. Along the ground

India 366/3   RG Sharma 11* (7b 1x4)   R Rampaul 8.3-0-61-0

Rampaul to Sehwag, FOUR, mid-off has come up so that they can bowl straight at him, but Sehwag makes room successfully this time, and he lofts a full ball over mid-off

India 371/3   V Sehwag 215* (146b 24x4 7x6)   R Rampaul 8.5-0-66-0

Pollard to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag really doesn't need these gifts I tell you, but if you keep serving them up, he will keep smacking them. Short, outside leg, nothing behind the delivery, and guides it to the right of short fine leg. Hundred runs in fours alone

India 376/3   V Sehwag 219* (148b 25x4 7x6)   KA Pollard 5.2-0-46-0

Roach to RG Sharma, FOUR, West Indies can do without juicy full tosses. Sharma easily lofts it over mid-off for another boundary. Four hundred is the next landmark

India 387/4   RG Sharma 21* (13b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 8.3-0-71-0

Roach to RG Sharma, FOUR, Sharma goes inside-out again, but ends up slicing this wide of point. Wide enough to send it for another four

India 391/4   RG Sharma 25* (14b 3x4)   KAJ Roach 8.4-0-75-0

Pollard to Kohli, FOUR, one slower ball too many. Kohli is waiting for it this time, and lofts it wide of long-on. The massacre continues

India 399/5   V Kohli 8* (4b 1x4)   KA Pollard 6.3-0-57-1

Pollard to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli is certain this will be the slower delivery. Waits and waits for it to arrive before going inside-out over extra cover

India 405/5   V Kohli 12* (6b 2x4)   KA Pollard 6.5-0-63-1

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, fittingly West Indies end the innings with a full toss to sum up their effort. Kohli sums India's effort up by driving it wide of extra cover for a four. That brings up India's highest score in ODIs too

India 418/5   V Kohli 23* (11b 3x4)   KAJ Roach 10-0-88-1





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