West Indies tour of India, 5th ODI: India v West Indies at Chennai, Dec 11, 2011
India won by 34 runs
11 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Russell to Tiwary, FOUR, Tiwary is pushing forward to almost every ball, and push-drives this length ball between Russell and mid-off. All along the ground

India 6/2   MK Tiwary 5* (4b 1x4)   AD Russell 0.2-0-4-0

Roach to Gambhir, FOUR, first four for Gambhir, second of the innings. It's a length ball outside off, he stays in the crease, and drives it between cover and extra cover

India 27/2   G Gambhir 14* (18b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 3.1-0-15-2

Roach to Gambhir, FOUR, speaking of value for shots, this one gets some value because of the pace on it. It's a full toss outside off, takes the outside edge, bounces between the stumps and keeper, and beats Ramdin to his left

India 31/2   G Gambhir 18* (19b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 3.2-0-19-2

Roach to Tiwary, FOUR, no, he bowls a fast half-volley on the pads. Yorker gone wrong. And Tiwary whips it through midwicket, past the diving long-on, for four

India 37/2   MK Tiwary 15* (19b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 3.4-0-25-2

Narine to Tiwary, FOUR, offbreak outside off, Tiwary leans into the drive, and places it to the left of mid-off. Lovely shot

India 42/2   MK Tiwary 20* (23b 3x4)   SP Narine 0.2-0-4-0

Sammy to Tiwary, FOUR, fuller now, and Tiwary capitalises on it. Anything full has to go on this pitch. Tiwary strides forward and pushes at it with a straight bat. Times it really well, and it goes between Sammy and mid-on

India 63/2   MK Tiwary 33* (44b 4x4)   DJG Sammy 1.5-0-10-0

Sammy to Tiwary, FOUR, this is improvisation. Presses forward and across, and flicks this from outside off. All along the ground, and past midwicket

India 71/2   MK Tiwary 39* (52b 5x4)   DJG Sammy 2.3-0-16-0

Martin to Tiwary, FOUR, smart shot. He sees the mid-on is inside the circle,presses forward and lofts this length ball from around off, over that mid-on

India 95/3   MK Tiwary 55* (77b 6x4)   A Martin 2.2-0-9-1

Martin to Tiwary, FOUR, cross-batted but nicely played. Short of a length, quick, outside off, Tiwary lofts it over short midwicket, the only fielder he needs to clear for this shot

India 121/3   MK Tiwary 69* (99b 7x4)   A Martin 5.4-0-23-1

Martin to Tiwary, FOUR, another paddle sweep, this time from outside off, and even finer than the previous one, and beats fine leg. Tiwary is playing a lovely innings on this slow and low pitch

India 127/3   MK Tiwary 75* (101b 8x4)   A Martin 6-0-29-1

Samuels to Kohli, FOUR, suddenly a glut of boundaries. Quick, short of a length, Kohli goes back and punches this in front of square. Beats deep point

India 131/3   V Kohli 19* (22b 1x4)   MN Samuels 5.2-0-26-0

Samuels to Tiwary, FOUR, clears midwicket again. He is picking that gap superbly. Shimmies down a little to get close to the pitch of this, and then chips it over

India 145/3   MK Tiwary 80* (106b 9x4)   MN Samuels 6.2-0-33-0

Russell to Kohli, FOUR, slower short ball, Kohli waits for it, and pulls this in front of square for another four. West Indies are bleeding in these middle overs

India 153/3   V Kohli 31* (32b 2x4)   AD Russell 4.1-0-20-0

Pollard to Kohli, FOUR, slower ball, half-volley outside off, driven in front of square, beats deep point. A wristy cover drive

India 177/3   V Kohli 45* (45b 3x4)   KA Pollard 1.4-0-13-0

Narine to Tiwary, FOUR, what a ball to get on 99. Tiwary laps it up. Legnth ball, outside leg, turning down, glanced away. Removes the helmet immediately. This is enough to forget all the cramps. Such delight for him. He has had a wretched unfortunate start to his career, but now also has an ODI hundred, his first in List A cricket. Kohli comes and hugs him

India 200/3   MK Tiwary 103* (125b 10x4 1x6)   SP Narine 6.4-0-27-0

Roach to RG Sharma, FOUR, overpitched outside off, driven between mid-off and extra cover. That shot is enough to tell you the man is in form

India 207/3   RG Sharma 4* (2b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 6.3-0-40-2

Martin to Kohli, FOUR, sets back for this short-of-a-length delivery, and pulls it over midwicket

India 213/3   V Kohli 61* (64b 4x4)   A Martin 6.4-0-34-1

Sammy to Kohli, FOUR, what a shot. Shot of the day so far. Short of a length, on middle and off, and he punches this square, using his wrists to impart the power. Beats point

India 228/3   V Kohli 73* (76b 5x4)   DJG Sammy 4.3-0-27-0

Samuels to Raina, FOUR, short of a length, outside off, and he has played the back-foot drive over extra cover. Difficult shot, but done really well, especially considering the slowness of the wicket

India 254/5   SK Raina 7* (5b 1x4)   MN Samuels 7.1-0-41-0

Samuels to Raina, FOUR, Raina gets a four. Slog-sweeps this over midwicket. Perfect length for the shot, a good length delivery

India 266/5   SK Raina 15* (10b 2x4)   MN Samuels 8.4-0-53-0





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