West Indies in India ODI Series - 5th ODI

India v West Indies

India won by 34 runs

We are ready to go. Captain Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane to open. Kemar Roach has the first new ball

"I really would love to see more tosses with Dhoni and Sammy...two of the unluckiest captains at the toss," says Maddy, who can do a doctorate on cricket tosses

2.05pm A little bit of déjà vu. Last year, before going to the big tour of South Africa, India played their last home game in Chennai on December 10. This time the corresponding game, before the big tour of Australia, is being played on December 11. Gautam Gambhir captained the side last year, he is doing the same today. Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman were already in South Africa this time last year; they are in Australia right now, waiting for the rest to arrive

2pm Surprise surprise. Gautam Gambhir has come out for the toss. Doesn't matter who is at the toss, for West Indies it's a loss. Darren Sammy calls heads, it lands tails, and India will bat first. Sehwag is enjoying a "well-earned" break, according to GG. R Ashwin is rested too. That makes way for Irfan Pathan and Ajinkya Rahane. And also, Manoj Tiwary replaces Vinay Kumar

On the last day of a long tour for West Indies, including the trip to Bangladesh, they have lost out on the services of Ravi Rampaul and Danza Hyatt, who are both injured. Anthony Martin and Jason Mohammed come in

1.55pm Last ODI of the year. India are playing West Indies in Chennai for the second time this year. Unfortunately this is a dead rubber unlike the World Cup league game. We are expecting a slow, low and abrasive track. The toss is in five minutes

0.1

Roach to Gambhir, 1 run, aha, slowness already. Gambhir is looking to dab it for a single, but the ball arives late and takes the inside edge. It hits the pad, and they still take the single even as the ball doesn't even roll off the pitch

Two slips for Rahane

0.2

Roach to Rahane, OUT, Rahane gets a golden duck on return to international cricket. This time it's the lack of bounce. Short of a length, starts outside off, sneaks under his defence, and hits him midway between shin and knee. Dead plumb, as this is moving in from outside off and hitting middle

AM Rahane lbw b Roach 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Roach to Patel, OUT, Slowness and lowness. Chennai is up to it again. Roach on a hat-trick. Patel is looking to dab it for the single that gets him off the mark. It's short of a length, angling away. Patel is early into the shot, and the ball stays low for good measure. The inside edge is taken, and the stumps are disturbed

PA Patel b Roach 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Manoj Tiwary, making a comeback, is sent in to face the hat-trick ball, and two form men, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, wait in the shed. Four slips in place for the hat-trick ball

0.4

Roach to Tiwary, no run, he stays short of a length and straight, but Tiwary is well forward to counter any low bounce, and defends solidly

0.5

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary is frozen. This is dug in short, and he is slow to react. He half-ducks, hoping it bounces over, but this pitch doesn't have that much bounce. The ball hits the gloves, and lobs up for a single to leg

0.6

Roach to Gambhir, no run, short of a length, angling across, pushed to point

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/2 (RR: 2.00)
G Gambhir    1* (2b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-2
MK Tiwary    1* (2b)     

Well never mind the scoreline all people seem to be talking about is India's tour of Australia. It's a rivalry that promises controversy. Take our Page 2 quiz to find out how you'll react when the first punch lands. Back to India v West Indies. Here is Andre Russell

1.1

Russell to Tiwary, no run, length ball outside off, Tiwary is well forward in defence again

1.2

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

1.3

Russell to Tiwary, no run, lovely fielding. This is driven on the up, inside out, and seems like it will burst past mid-off. Powell, though, dives full length to his left to save four runs

Short cover comes in now

1.4

Russell to Tiwary, no run, short of a length now, defended off the front foot by Tiwary

1.5

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, guides this between point and cover-point with an open face

Round the wicket for Gambhir

1.6

Russell to Gambhir, no run, length ball, angling into the pads, flicked away, but can't beat square leg

End of over 2 (5 runs) India 7/2 (RR: 3.50)
G Gambhir    1* (3b)      AD Russell    1-0-5-0
MK Tiwary    6* (7b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-2

"You say manoj Tiwary on a comeback. Isn't he always. 6th match across 5 different series" Well said, Nishant

2.1

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed between cover and square cover for a single

2.2

Roach to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, angling away, steered away to third man for one

2.3

Roach to Tiwary, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Tiwary is behind it in defence

2.4

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed away from the body, to the left of Pollard at point who seems to have hurt his left hand while diving

2.5

Roach to Gambhir, no run, digs this half way, gets it to bounce only rib high. Well down the leg side, beating his attempt at a weakish shot. Not called a wide because Tony Hill thinks it has touched the arm sleeve on the way

2.6

Roach to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, into the body, tucked away for a single past square leg

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 11/2 (RR: 3.66)
G Gambhir    3* (6b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-2
MK Tiwary    8* (10b 1x4)      AD Russell    1-0-5-0

"I never understand why the bench strength is exposed to these kind of matches where they get only 1 match in a series to prove themselves. And on that point, is Parthiv Patel the only other alternative to MSD? What about Saha who is chosen to Austrailia? Shouldnt he be given a chance to prove himself here?" Manu, before Patel, they gave Dinesh karthik a similar run. I suppose they don't fancy Saha as a one-day batsman

3.1

Russell to Gambhir, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

Pollard is off the field. Seemed to have hurt his knee when diving

3.2

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, stays low, but angling too far down leg, and is worked away for a single

3.3

Russell to Gambhir, no run, looks to drive, away from the body, can't do so on such a slow pitch. Ends up pushing this to cover

3.4

Russell to Gambhir, 1 run, slower ball, too full, pushed for an easy single into the covers

3.5

Russell to Tiwary, no run, short of a length, outside off, gets behind it to defend it to cover

3.6

Russell to Tiwary, no run, slower ball, on the pads, plays the flick with soft hands, finds square leg

End of over 4 (3 runs) India 14/2 (RR: 3.50)
MK Tiwary    9* (13b 1x4)      AD Russell    2-0-8-0
G Gambhir    5* (9b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-2

4.1

Roach to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, tucked away for an easy single

4.2

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, holds its line around off, squares him up a touch, and the thick edge goes past the two slips

4.3

Roach to Gambhir, no run, length ball, around off, pushed to cover, no single available

4.4

Roach to Gambhir, no run, appeal for lbw as this length ball hits him in front of stumps. Since there is no swing, this can't have pitched inside the line of the stumps

4.5

Roach to Gambhir, no run, short of a length, on the pads, can't beat the man at square leg

4.6

Roach to Gambhir, (no ball) 2 runs, beats square leg this time, and gets a couple of runs. What's more, this is a no-ball

Free hit coming up

4.6

Roach to Gambhir, no run, slower ball, and Gambhir doesn't even get a touch on it because this has scooted along the ground. Bounces three times before reaching the keeper

These are the pitches that have put underarm bowling out of fashion. Why hurt the spirit of cricket when you can bowl grubbers with legit overarm actions?

End of over 5 (5 runs) India 19/2 (RR: 3.80)
G Gambhir    8* (15b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-11-2
MK Tiwary    10* (14b 1x4)      AD Russell    2-0-8-0

5.1

Russell to Tiwary, no run, short of a length, outside off, can't beat point

5.2

Russell to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, angling into the pads, MT misses on the flick but takes the leg-bye

5.3

Russell to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabs it for a single behind square

5.4

Russell to Tiwary, no run, slower ball, Tiwary reads it, recovers well, and opens the face on it, and Ramdin does even better with a dive to his right

5.5

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, the regulation pace, and he picks it off the pads for a single to fine leg

5.6

Russell to Gambhir, 1 run, tapped away past backward point for another single

End of over 6 (4 runs) India 23/2 (RR: 3.83)
G Gambhir    10* (17b)      AD Russell    3-0-11-0
MK Tiwary    11* (18b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-11-2

6.1

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

""@Sid - Stop complaining so much about this pitch which tests the batsmen. I personally find it a lot better than the previous pitch where a boundary was smashed on every second ball!" Eliya, this pitch makes for dull cricket both ways" Eliya Abbas, I don't mind testing pitches. These slow and low pitches make for dull cricket all around. The bowlers don't have to use skill, just keep putting it there without pace, and there is no value for shots for the batsmen

6.2

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

Round the wicket now

6.3

Roach to Gambhir, no run, length ball outside off, driven to cover

6.4

Roach to Gambhir, (no ball) 1 run, full, near yorker, into the pads, Gambhir digs it out for a single. Second no-ball from Roach

Second free hit. I predict a slower ball that bounces shin high

6.4

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

6.5

Roach to Tiwary, no run, full outside off, driven to point where Martin fields. Not sure if Pollard is back on the field

6.6

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball outside off, takes a thick edge past slip for a single

End of over 7 (15 runs) India 38/2 (RR: 5.42)
MK Tiwary    16* (21b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-26-2
G Gambhir    19* (21b 2x4)      AD Russell    3-0-11-0

Spin on expectedly. This is Sunil Narine

7.1

Narine to Tiwary, no run, flighted around off, defended off the front foot

7.2

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

7.3

Narine to Tiwary, no run, flicks this offbreak to leg, to short midwicket

7.4

Narine to Tiwary, no run, length ball, turning into his pads, pushed to square leg

7.5

Narine to Tiwary, no run, holds the line, this is the other one, pitches middle and leg and straightens. Defended back to him

7.6

Narine to Tiwary, no run, length ball on the pads, flicked to square leg

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 42/2 (RR: 5.25)
MK Tiwary    20* (27b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-4-0
G Gambhir    19* (21b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-26-2

8.1

Roach to Gambhir, no run, length ball on off, driven to short cover

8.2

Roach to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, angled across him, dabbed to third man for a single

8.3

Roach to Tiwary, 2 runs, lenght ball outside off, driven with an open face, past point

Pollard chased it, so he is back on the field

8.4

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away to fine leg

8.5

Roach to Gambhir, no run, walks down to this length ball, and is still early into the drive, and gets an inside edge onto the pad

8.6

Roach to Gambhir, no run, looks to dab this behind square but the ball stays low, and he can't get it off the pitch

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 46/2 (RR: 5.11)
G Gambhir    20* (25b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-30-2
MK Tiwary    23* (29b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-4-0

9.1

Narine to Tiwary, no run, flighted outside off, Tiwary pushes forward to defend the offbreak

9.2

Narine to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary charges down the wicket, Narine bowls the other one, Tiwary has to play the defensive shot

9.3

Narine to Tiwary, no run, Nearly. Tiwary tries the pull, not the shot advisable on slow wickets. And this one isn't short either. Almost played on

9.4

Narine to Tiwary, 2 leg byes, angling into the pads, hits them, and travels fine of short fine leg

9.5

Narine to Tiwary, no run, turning sharply into the pads, worked around the corner, Gambhir wants the single, but Tiwary sends him back even though this is Gambhir's call

9.6

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, full and straight, pushed to mid-on

End of over 10 (3 runs) India 49/2 (RR: 4.90)
MK Tiwary    24* (35b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-5-0
G Gambhir    20* (25b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-30-2

"COMPLETELY POINTLESS BUT INTERESTING STAT: West Indies 10th wicket averages 174 in this series, currently a record." Ben, not completely pointless. One of those late partnerships won them a match. Here's Darren Sammy

10.1

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, length ball, around off, pushed off the front foot to cover

10.2

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, slower delivery, stumps to stumps, defended to cover

10.3

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, length ball into the pads, pushed to square leg

10.4

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, slower ball, gives him the width, steered to third man, and Tiwary reaches his highest score in ODIs

10.5

Sammy to Gambhir, 1 run, shimmies down the track and heaves it into the leg side for a single

10.6

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, guided to third man for one

End of over 11 (3 runs) India 52/2 (RR: 4.72)
MK Tiwary    26* (40b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0
G Gambhir    21* (26b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-5-0

"Can someone tell me why Rahane, with a FCC average of 68 and 18 hundreds in 50 matches, isn't in India's Test team?" Scott, he is in the travelling party to Australia. Unfortunately only one place is open, and he will have to fight with Sharma and Kohli for that No. 6, unless of course one of the openers gets injured

11.1

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for a single

Narine to bowl GG for the first time, if I am right

11.2

Narine to Gambhir, no run, short of a length, offbreak, defended outside off

11.3

Narine to Gambhir, no run, pitched outside leg, turning towards the stumps, worked to midwicket

11.4

Narine to Gambhir, 1 run, picked away off the pads for a single

11.5

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, plays this offbreak against the turn, takes it from just outside off, places it wide of point for a single

11.6

Narine to Gambhir, 1 run, outside leg again, turning towards the stumps, played fine for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) India 56/2 (RR: 4.66)
G Gambhir    23* (30b 2x4)      SP Narine    3-0-9-0
MK Tiwary    28* (42b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-3-0

"I wonder why is Cheteshwar Pujara being ignored since he last played for India." Abimanyu, he injured himself during the IPL and hadn't returned to fitness when the team was selected for Australia. He is just feeling his way back into first-class cricket

12.1

Sammy to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked away off the pads for a single

12.2

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball outside off, played with an open face for a single

12.3

Sammy to Gambhir, no run, length ball, pitched outside leg, Gambhir plants the front foot down and tries the heave, but is beaten

12.4

Sammy to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, opens the face on this for a single

12.5

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

12.6

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, gets a little width, and guides it to third man for one

End of over 13 (8 runs) India 64/2 (RR: 4.92)
MK Tiwary    34* (45b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-11-0
G Gambhir    25* (33b 2x4)      SP Narine    3-0-9-0

13.1

Narine to Tiwary, no run, flighted around off, turning in, defended to leg

13.2

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, quicker delivery, on the pads, holds its line, worked away to leg for a single

13.3

Narine to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish, turning away, punched to deep cover for one

13.4

Narine to Tiwary, no run, flighted on off, turning in, defended to square leg

13.5

Narine to Tiwary, no run, appeal for lbw as he beats the forward defensive with sharp turn. It has pitched outside off, hit him in front of leg, and has to be turning down

13.6

Narine to Tiwary, no run, overpitched, driven down to long-on for one

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 66/2 (RR: 4.71)
MK Tiwary    35* (50b 4x4)      SP Narine    4-0-11-0
G Gambhir    26* (34b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-11-0

14.1

Sammy to Gambhir, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away for a single

14.2

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, length ball, middle and leg, worked to square leg, and they don't run despite a misfield

14.3

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

14.4

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

14.5

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, taken from outside off, the inside edge goes to fine leg for one

14.6

Sammy to Gambhir, 1 run, slower ball, on a length, outside off, driven to deep point for one

End of over 15 (7 runs) India 73/2 (RR: 4.86)
G Gambhir    28* (36b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-18-0
MK Tiwary    40* (54b 5x4)      SP Narine    4-0-11-0

15.1

Narine to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length outside off, turns away sharply, guided towards point

15.2

Narine to Gambhir, 1 run, shortish outside leg, turns in, worked away in front of square for a single

15.3

Narine to Tiwary, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, turns the face on that one and plays it to square leg

15.4

Narine to Tiwary, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and works it to midwicket

15.5

Narine to Tiwary, no run, stretches forward, this one went the other way, tapped towards cover

15.6

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, pushes that one gently in front of cover for a single

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 75/2 (RR: 4.68)
MK Tiwary    41* (58b 5x4)      SP Narine    5-0-13-0
G Gambhir    29* (38b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-18-0

16.1

Martin to Tiwary, no run, angling in towards middle, pitched it on a length, drives it back to the bowler

16.2

Martin to Tiwary, no run, shortish on middle, worked off the back foot towards square leg

16.3

Martin to Tiwary, no run, short outside off, cuts it straight to point

16.4

Martin to Tiwary, no run, flighted on the off, plenty of air on that on, drives it back to the bowler, another dot

16.5

Martin to Tiwary, no run, keeps this flat, on middle, makes room and drives it to cover

16.6

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, quicker through the air, flat on the off stump, defended towards point and races through for a single

End of over 17 (1 run) India 76/2 (RR: 4.47)
MK Tiwary    42* (64b 5x4)      A Martin    1-0-1-0
G Gambhir    29* (38b 2x4)      SP Narine    5-0-13-0

Samuels comes on to bow now

17.1

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted on middle, tickled into the leg side for an easy single

17.2

Samuels to Gambhir, 1 run, angling on middle from round the wicket, drove it inside out towards deep cover for one more

A decent crowd at Chepauk, the lower tiers seem full

17.3

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, pushed back towards the bowler

17.4

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, gets to the pitch and drives it along the ground for a single to long-on

17.5

Samuels to Gambhir, 1 run, stepped out of the crease, took it off a length and drove it hard past extra cover into the deep for a couple of runs

17.6

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, floated it on middle, much slower through the air, no turn, drives it down the ground for a single to long-on

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 81/2 (RR: 4.50)
MK Tiwary    45* (68b 5x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    31* (40b 2x4)      A Martin    1-0-1-0

18.1

Martin to Tiwary, no run, pushed into the off side towards extra cover

18.2

Martin to Tiwary, 2 runs, mid-on is up and Tiwary went after that one, was pitched up and he just chipped it wide of mid-on for a couple of runs

18.3

Martin to Tiwary, no run, short on the off, punches it towards Pollard at point, no single on offer there

18.4

Martin to Tiwary, no run, the attempted googly, went straight on instead, got an inside edge as he tried to ppen the face on that one

18.5

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, eased that one past cover, bowled flat on middle, for a single

18.6

Martin to Gambhir, OUT, that looked out, bowled it flat and it was quicker through the air and went straight on, landed on middle, kept a touch low as well, Gambhir got across and tried to work it square but missed, trapped right in front, no doubt about that at all

G Gambhir lbw b Martin 31 (73m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.60

The captain departs after a good rebuilding stand, a steady innings that but a timely strike by Martin

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 84/3 (RR: 4.42)
     A Martin    2-0-4-1
MK Tiwary    48* (73b 5x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-5-0

19.1

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted outside off, flicked to long-on for one

19.2

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, short outside off, Kohli off the mark with a punch to long-on

19.3

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted outside off, Tiwary reaches fifty with a drive to long-on, and refuses to stop kissing the helmet. Important innings for Tiwary who has had a rough initiation into international cricket

19.4

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, short, but stays low, and Kohli has to be quick in order to manage to pull this to deep midwicket

19.5

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, overpitched, driven to long-on

19.6

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away for an easy single. One of the better overs for India, with six fairly easy singles

End of over 20 (6 runs) India 90/3 (RR: 4.50)
V Kohli    3* (3b)      MN Samuels    2-0-11-0
MK Tiwary    51* (76b 5x4)      A Martin    2-0-4-1

20.1

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, driven to long-off for one

20.2

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

Mid-on goes back

20.3

Martin to Tiwary, no run, legbreak outside off, defended to cover

20.4

Martin to Tiwary, no run, quick delivery around off, defended back

20.5

Martin to Tiwary, no run, looks to back-cut this, but the ball stays low and takes the bottom edge Bounces over Ramdin's head, but they can't take the single

20.6

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on for one

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 96/3 (RR: 4.57)
MK Tiwary    56* (81b 6x4)      A Martin    3-0-10-1
V Kohli    4* (4b)      MN Samuels    2-0-11-0

"Today is the last chance Virat Kohli will have to overtake Johnathan Trott and be the leading ODI run scorer of 2011." Yes, David Francis, he needs another 11

21.1

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to midwicket

21.2

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, quick length ball into the pads, defended to midwicket, but Pollard has dived on the ball. He is in pain. He has landed on the ball. The impact is in the stomach/ribs area. First the knee, now this. Not a good day for Pollard

Pollard is off the field again

21.3

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, overpitched on the pads, quick too, can't beat square leg

21.4

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, slows this one down, turning into the pads, bunts this between square leg and midwicket for one

21.5

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, played with soft hands, gets a single to cover

21.6

Samuels to Tiwary, 2 runs, length ball outside off, uses the pace on it, guides it past short third man for one

End of over 22 (4 runs) India 100/3 (RR: 4.54)
MK Tiwary    59* (86b 6x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-15-0
V Kohli    5* (5b)      A Martin    3-0-10-1

22.1

Martin to Kohli, no run, straight length ball, defended to cover

22.2

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, slightly shorter, punched down to long-on for one

22.3

Martin to Tiwary, no run, looks for the paddle sweep from outside off, can't beat short fine leg

22.4

Martin to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, trties another fine sweep from well outside off. Beaten. Kohli pushes for a leg-bye. Tiwary is late to go, but makes it in time. A driect hit would have got him

22.5

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, pitched up outside off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

22.6

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, pushed to sweeper-cover for a single

End of over 23 (4 runs) India 104/3 (RR: 4.52)
MK Tiwary    60* (89b 6x4)      A Martin    4-0-13-1
V Kohli    7* (8b)      MN Samuels    3-0-15-0

23.1

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, flighted outside off, turning in, defended to cover

23.2

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, looks to flick this to leg, can't beat short midwicket

23.3

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, quick on the pads, misfielded by Sammy at square leg to allow him a single

23.4

Samuels to Kohli, no run, tossed up outside off, defended watchfully

23.5

Samuels to Kohli, 2 runs, quicker one, on the pads, flicked past square leg, to the right of deep midwicket, comes back for two

23.6

Samuels to Kohli, no run, short of a length, just outside off, punched back to him

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 107/3 (RR: 4.45)
V Kohli    9* (11b)      MN Samuels    4-0-18-0
MK Tiwary    61* (92b 6x4)      A Martin    4-0-13-1

24.1

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, chipped away, nicely done too. Not trying to hit a six, just trying to clear the bowler. Obviously it doesn't carry to long-on

24.2

Martin to Kohli, no run, length ball, around off, defended to cover

24.3

Martin to Kohli, no run, straighter and quicker, defended back to him

24.4

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, Run-out opportunity. He has pushed this to the right of point, takes the fielder on, and just makes it despite a direct hit. No plonking of the bat, sliding it all the way

24.5

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed between cover and extra cover

24.6

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, shortish, outside off, punches this to long-off

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 111/3 (RR: 4.44)
V Kohli    11* (15b)      A Martin    5-0-17-1
MK Tiwary    63* (94b 6x4)      MN Samuels    4-0-18-0

25.1

Samuels to Kohli, 2 runs, nicely played. Quick and short of a length, punched behind square for a couple

25.2

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched, driven easily for a single to long-on

25.3

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, shimmies down, sees a quicker ball, and plays a defensive shot to short midwicket

25.4

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, slower through the air, pushed to square leg, and they steal another single. These two guys are running really well

25.5

Samuels to Kohli, no run, quicker ball, into the pads, defended to mid-on

25.6

Samuels to Kohli, no run, offbreak, turning into the pads, pushed a little too hard to square leg to be taking a single

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 115/3 (RR: 4.42)
V Kohli    14* (19b)      MN Samuels    5-0-22-0
MK Tiwary    64* (96b 6x4)      A Martin    5-0-17-1

26.1

Martin to Tiwary, no run, length ball on the pads, turning towards middle, defended to midwicket

26.2

Martin to Tiwary, 1 run, flatter, quicker, punched to deep cover for one

26.3

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, driven to long-off for a single

26.4

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

26.5

Martin to Tiwary, 2 runs, plays the paddle sweep now, fine of fine leg, comes back for a couple

26.6

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

End of over 27 (12 runs) India 127/3 (RR: 4.70)
MK Tiwary    75* (101b 8x4)      A Martin    6-0-29-1
V Kohli    15* (20b)      MN Samuels    5-0-22-0

By the way, in the last over, Kohli scored his 1316th run for the year, and is now the highest run-getter this year

27.1

Samuels to Kohli, no run, flicked, but can't beat midwicket

27.2

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

27.3

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked way for a single around the corner

WI spinners bowling too fast. They need to slow it down on a slow pitch. India will relish the pace that both Samuels and Martin are offering

27.4

Samuels to Tiwary, no run, turning into the pads, pushed to square leg

27.5

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, fired into the pads, misses out, but takes a leg-bye

27.6

Samuels to Kohli, 1 leg bye, another quick ball down leg, worked around the corner

End of over 28 (7 runs) India 134/3 (RR: 4.78)
V Kohli    20* (24b 1x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-27-0
MK Tiwary    75* (103b 8x4)      A Martin    6-0-29-1

Karn: "Being a big Jadeja fan, I feel he must be given a chance up the order sometime with at least 25 overs remaining. It's so unfair to expect a grafter, like he is, to score those quick 12-ball 25-30s. He should be allowed to prove his batting strength, which is to build an innings by running hard and then accelerating at the end. I've always felt that he should come ahead of Raina if building an innings is required." Meanwhile, Russell comes back

28.1

Russell to Kohli, no run, length ball on off, defended off the front foot

28.2

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, middle and off, punched down to long-on for one

28.3

Russell to Tiwary, no run, length ball on off, pushed to the left of cover, and they turn down the single despite a fumble from Sammy

28.4

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to the left of cover for a single

28.5

Russell to Kohli, 2 runs, takes this shortish delivery from outside off, flicks this to the left of fine leg, and takes a second

Shiju: "The consistency of Virat Kohli is truly amazing. Last year in 2010 he was the second highest run scorer in ODI's with 995 runs and this year in 2011 he is the highest run scorer. Great to watch the shift in Indian cricket from one generation to the other."

28.6

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, again moves inside the line to guide this square on the on side for a single

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 139/3 (RR: 4.79)
V Kohli    24* (28b 1x4)      AD Russell    4-0-16-0
MK Tiwary    76* (105b 8x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-27-0

29.1

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away fine for a single

29.2

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 wide, fired down the leg side. Ramdin waits for Tiwary to overbalance. In vain

29.2

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

29.3

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away for a single to leg

29.4

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched down the ground

29.5

Samuels to Tiwary, 1 run, slower but short still, and he opens the face on it for a single

29.6

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single

End of over 30 (10 runs) India 149/3 (RR: 4.96)
V Kohli    27* (31b 1x4)      MN Samuels    7-0-37-0
MK Tiwary    82* (108b 9x4)      AD Russell    4-0-16-0

30.1

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

30.2

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to the right of cover for one

30.3

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, on off, guided behind square on the leg side

30.4

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven to deep point for one

30.5

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, slower ball, outside off, steered to third man

30.6

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, length ball, angling into the pads, driven to long-on for one

End of over 31 (9 runs) India 158/3 (RR: 5.09)
V Kohli    34* (35b 2x4)      AD Russell    5-0-25-0
MK Tiwary    84* (110b 9x4)      MN Samuels    7-0-37-0

Pollard is not only back on the field. He has the ball in hand. No this is not pool. He has ball in hand because he is about to bowl this over

31.1

Pollard to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, driven straight to cover

"I don't have stats to back this up but I'm pretty sure Kohli's average away is much much lower than his average at home. Which I suppose is okay when you average 200-odd at home" Gav, is this praise disguised as dig or a dig disguised as praise?

31.2

Pollard to Kohli, no run, slower ball, on off, flicked, but can't beat midwicket

31.3

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, slower full toss, driven to long-off for one

31.4

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, pitched up, outside off, flicked to leg for one

31.5

Pollard to Kohli, 2 wides, wide down the leg side, and Ramdin is lazy in getting there. Allows an extra run

31.5

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, would have been another wide had he not helped this along to fine leg

31.6

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, stays back to punch this to long-on

End of over 32 (6 runs) India 164/3 (RR: 5.12)
V Kohli    36* (39b 2x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-6-0
MK Tiwary    86* (112b 9x4)      AD Russell    5-0-25-0

32.1

Russell to Kohli, no run, this length ball holds its line outside off and stays low too. Beats his drive, squeezing under the bat

32.2

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, gets a thick edge on this drive, takes the single to third man

"To answer GAV, I used Cricinfo Stats guru for the first time. Virat average 46.91 overall and 44.02 away, which I suppose is pretty good." There's always a first time, Dinesh

32.3

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, around off, opens the face, gets a single

32.4

Russell to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball, into the pads, placed to the left of fine leg, and hares back for the second

32.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, flicked to deep square for one

32.6

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, full on the pads again, worked away for another easy single

End of over 33 (6 runs) India 170/3 (RR: 5.15)
MK Tiwary    88* (114b 9x4)      AD Russell    6-0-31-0
V Kohli    40* (43b 2x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-6-0

33.1

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed straight to short cover, and they steal a single. A good example of alert running and lax fielding

33.2

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, goes wide of the crease, Kohli waits for the slower one to arrive, and then opens the face

33.3

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, slower legcutter, opens the face, Martin fumbles at point, allows them an easy single

33.4

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

33.5

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, full again, but this time he goes down the ground and takes the single to long-off

33.6

Pollard to Tiwary, no run, length ball, angling in towards middle, pushed back to Pollard

End of over 34 (8 runs) India 178/3 (RR: 5.23)
MK Tiwary    90* (117b 9x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-14-0
V Kohli    46* (46b 3x4)      AD Russell    6-0-31-0

Sammy comes back

34.1

Sammy to Kohli, no run, slower ball, would have been wide had he not punched this to cover

34.2

Sammy to Kohli, no run, full outside off, drives at it, but can't beat point

34.3

Sammy to Kohli, 2 runs, punched wide of point this time, gets a couple because he has placed it to the left of the deep man

34.4

Sammy to Kohli, no run, short of a length, hit back to Sammy

34.5

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, half chance for a return catch. Kolhi looks to flick this to long=on, from outside off. Gets the leading edge that eludes Sammy to his left

34.6

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, slower ball outside off, pushed back to Sammy

End of over 35 (3 runs) India 181/3 (RR: 5.17)
MK Tiwary    90* (118b 9x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-21-0
V Kohli    49* (51b 3x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-14-0

Time for Batting Powerplay. Sunil Naraine comes back

35.1

Narine to Kohli, no run, flighted offbreak, flicked to midwicket

35.2

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, turning in, placed to deep midwicket to reach yet another fifty. Acknowledges the applause from all corners

35.3

Narine to Tiwary, SIX, top shot. Goes inside out against a length ball offbreak. Clears mid-off with ease. His highest List A score. Hundred-run stand too. They knock gloves

35.4

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, bunts this into the on side for a single

Tiwary cramping in his left hand. Umpire Asnani flexes his fingers

35.5

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, the other one from Narine, Kohli reads it, and pushes it to cover for one

35.6

Narine to Tiwary, no run, the legbreak again, didn't seem to have read it, defended square on the leg side

End of over 36 (9 runs) India 190/3 (RR: 5.27)
MK Tiwary    97* (121b 9x4 1x6)      SP Narine    6-0-22-0
V Kohli    51* (54b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-21-0

Roach comes back

36.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, length ball, pushed towards long-on for one

Roach is limping back to his arm

36.2

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, short of a length, squared up a touch, gets a single to point

36.3

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, full toss on the pads, finds deep square leg

"@Sid - What was that? A difficult pitch for the batsmen, eh?? :P" Eliya, West Indies haven't bowled well. Scoring is indeed difficult on this one. Not to take away from these two

36.4

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball, outside off, driven wide of cover, gets the 99th run. He is cramping up again

36.5

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, length ball into the pads, worked away to deep square

36.6

Roach to Tiwary, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to short cover. Can't risk quick singles now

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 195/3 (RR: 5.27)
MK Tiwary    99* (124b 9x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    6-0-35-2
V Kohli    54* (57b 3x4)      SP Narine    6-0-22-0

37.1

Narine to Kohli, no run, legbreak from Narine, pushed back to him. Read it off the pitch

37.2

Narine to Kohli, no run, another legbreak, starts around leg, pushed to short midwicket

37.3

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, quicker one, on the pads, gets a single to cover, brings Tiwary back on strike

37.4

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

37.5

Narine to Tiwary, 1 run, takes a single, pushing it wide of point, and walks off - he is retired-hurt here. No obvious communication with the opposition captain or the umpire. I am sure he would have got that message during the drinks break, to not carry on if he thinks the cramps are troubling him too much

MK Tiwary retired hurt 104 (144m 126b 10x4 1x6) SR: 82.53

37.6

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked away for a single

End of over 38 (7 runs) India 202/3 (RR: 5.31)
V Kohli    56* (61b 3x4)      SP Narine    7-0-29-0
RG Sharma    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    6-0-35-2

Chirag: "After playing his 6th match in 5 different series, i hope this 100 makes him eligible to be in playing eleven for atleast next 6 matches. Amazing knock under pressure."

38.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, full, middle and off, driven to long-on

Sharma to face for the first time

38.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to point

38.3

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

38.4

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, length ball, can't beat cover field with this one

38.5

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, slower one from Roach, early into this, can't beat cover

38.6

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single

End of over 39 (6 runs) India 208/3 (RR: 5.33)
RG Sharma    5* (5b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-41-2
V Kohli    57* (62b 3x4)      SP Narine    7-0-29-0

Martin to bowl his legrollers

39.1

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, accurate legbreak, short of driving length, defended off the back foot

39.2

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length again, punched to long-off for one

39.3

Martin to Kohli, no run, quick, on the pads, pushed to extra cover

39.4

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

39.5

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, this short ball doesn't come on, he has to abort the cut, and place it in front of square for one

39.6

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, this one stops at him, Sharma plays it early, but Martin picks it on the half-volley

End of over 40 (6 runs) India 214/3 (RR: 5.35)
RG Sharma    6* (8b 1x4)      A Martin    7-0-35-1
V Kohli    62* (65b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-41-2

40.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed to deep cover for one

40.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, full outside off, can't beat cover with the drive

40.3

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, bunted to cover with soft hands, takes the single

40.4

Roach to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball, on the pads, flicked past the diving midwicket, gets a couple wide of long-on

40.5

Roach to Kohli, no run, yorker on off, plays it nicely with an open face, but can't beat point

40.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, worked away to deep square for one

End of over 41 (5 runs) India 219/3 (RR: 5.34)
V Kohli    66* (69b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-46-2
RG Sharma    7* (10b 1x4)      A Martin    7-0-35-1

41.1

Martin to Kohli, no run, flighted around middle and leg, defended off the front foot

41.2

Martin to Kohli, no run, length ball on off, driven to extra cover

41.3

Martin to Kohli, no run, quickish, on the pads, pushed to the right of Martin. Fielded by him

41.4

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, drives this inside-out from leg-stump line, gets a single to long-off

41.5

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, pushed to the left of cover, gets a single

41.6

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, driven to long-off for another single

End of over 42 (3 runs) India 222/3 (RR: 5.28)
V Kohli    68* (74b 4x4)      A Martin    8-0-38-1
RG Sharma    8* (11b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-46-2

Sammy is back now

42.1

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, whipped away for a single

42.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball, too straight, picked away for a single

42.3

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

42.4

Sammy to Kohli, no run, goes down the ground with this one, but can't beat Sammy

42.5

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, length ball, pushed to midwicket, Kohli tumbles as he tries to slide the bat in. Actually the bat got stuck in the boot of Sammy who was there to collect the throw

42.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, outside off, played into the leg side, but can't beat midwicket

End of over 43 (7 runs) India 229/3 (RR: 5.32)
RG Sharma    9* (13b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-28-0
V Kohli    74* (78b 5x4)      A Martin    8-0-38-1

43.1

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, hit down to long-on for a single

43.2

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball, on off, pushed to the right of point

43.3

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, driven to the right of cover for one

43.4

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball on the pads, worked around the corner for a single

43.5

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, length ball on the pads, pushed with an open face to point

43.6

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball on off, punched down to long-off for a single

End of over 44 (6 runs) India 235/3 (RR: 5.34)
RG Sharma    12* (16b 1x4)      A Martin    9-0-44-1
V Kohli    77* (81b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-28-0

44.1

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, offbreak, turning into the pad, worked away for a single

44.2

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, worked past midwicket for a single

44.3

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, pushed to the left of cover for a single

44.4

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, shortish, wide, punched away to deep point for one

44.5

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, legbreak, starts middle and leg, worked away for another single

44.6

Narine to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, flicked away to deep midwicket for one

End of over 45 (6 runs) India 241/3 (RR: 5.35)
V Kohli    80* (84b 5x4)      SP Narine    8-0-35-0
RG Sharma    15* (19b 1x4)      A Martin    9-0-44-1

45.1

Martin to Kohli, OUT, Kohli is gone. Looking to hit a six over long-on, but Martin sort of cramps him up with the leg line. He can't free the arms, and is too close to the ball, hence no elevation. easy catch for long-on

V Kohli c Samuels b Martin 80 (99m 85b 5x4 0x6) SR: 94.11

"Does Sammy have any problem with the powerplays? He has bowled only one over in the power play in the whole series, and still has the 2nd highest economy rate in WI team." Naveed raises inconvenient issues. Rains is the new man in, but Sharma on strike

45.2

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on the pads, pushed back to him

45.3

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

Raina to face for the first time

45.4

Martin to Raina, 1 run, full on the pads, worked wide of square leg for a single

45.5

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, quick on the pads, flicked to deep square for one

45.6

Martin to Raina, no run, pushed straight to cover, sent back, and he has to dive back in. The throw is high anyway

End of over 46 (3 runs) India 244/4 (RR: 5.30)
SK Raina    1* (2b)      A Martin    10-0-47-2
RG Sharma    17* (22b 1x4)      SP Narine    8-0-35-0

46.1

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one

46.2

Narine to Raina, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked square on the leg side for one

46.3

Narine to RG Sharma, 3 runs, legbreak. Starts outside off, Sharma seems to have read it off the pitch, guides it past short third. martin gives frantic chase, and keeps it in

46.4

Narine to Raina, 1 run, quick, on the pads, pulled to deep square

46.5

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, length ball, on the pads, pushed to the right of the bowler

46.6

Narine to RG Sharma, OUT, he has not been reading the legbreaks from the hand, and has been beaten now. Short of a length, within the stumps, and takes the off stump. Sharma is playing for the ofbreak

RG Sharma b Narine 21 (31m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

End of over 47 (6 runs) India 250/5 (RR: 5.31)
     SP Narine    9-0-41-1
SK Raina    3* (4b)      A Martin    10-0-47-2

Samuels comes back. Irfan Pathan walks out, but Raina on strike

47.1

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

47.2

Samuels to Raina, 2 runs, leaves the crease, beaten in the turn, recovers well to place it to the left of third man and comes back for two

47.3

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, short now, punched down to long-off for one

Pathan to face now

47.4

Samuels to Pathan, no run, half-appeal for lbw, but angling down from round the stumps. Beats the defensive from Pathan

47.5

Samuels to Pathan, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked towards midwicket for one

47.6

Samuels to Raina, no run, the extra-cover drive, this time along the ground, and finds the fielder

End of over 48 (8 runs) India 258/5 (RR: 5.37)
SK Raina    10* (8b 1x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-45-0
IK Pathan    1* (2b)      SP Narine    9-0-41-1

48.1

Narine to Pathan, no run, missed stumping. Pathan has no clue about the legbreak, and jumps out of the crease. Beaten, but Ramdin misses out on the stumping

48.2

Narine to Pathan, no run, quicker offbreak outside off, beaten on the cut

48.3

Narine to Pathan, no run, straight length ball, played back to Narine. IKP looks tense

48.4

Narine to Pathan, no run, wild slog, no feet, beaten outside off

48.5

Narine to Pathan, no run, nearly a maiden now. Pathan looks for the pull from outside off. The ball comes on slowly, and squeezes under his bat

48.6

Narine to Pathan, no run, Welcome back IKP. Plays out a maiden over. Tries the pull/slog from outside off, and is early into the shot. wonder if he is secretly wishing these hit the stumps

End of over 49 (maiden) India 258/5 (RR: 5.26)
IK Pathan    1* (8b)      SP Narine    10-1-41-1
SK Raina    10* (8b 1x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-45-0

49.1

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, full, driven to long-on, brings back Pathan on strike

49.2

Samuels to Pathan, 2 runs, full outside off, driven to the left of deep cover, comes back for two

49.3

Samuels to Pathan, 1 run, slower through the air, Samuels is bowling smartly after watching IKP struggle with the slowness. He gets a single off the inside edge

49.4

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

49.5

Samuels to Raina, no run, yorker, perfect yorker, Gaylesque. Can't do anything with it

49.6

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, OUT, driven down to long-off. They risk the second. Martin's throw catches Pathan miles short

IK Pathan run out 4 (9m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

5.40pm West Indies have done a good job of pulling India back after that Tiwary-Kohli partnership. This has been a great comeback to international cricket for Tiwary, who walked out to face a hat-trick ball in the first over, and retired-hurt with cramps on 101. India will think, despite that pull-back from WI, that they have got a good total. Good over-rate. The innings finished in 3 hours and 10 minutes. We will be back around 6.20pm with WI's reply

End of over 50 (9 runs) India 267/6
SK Raina    16* (12b 2x4)      MN Samuels    9-0-54-0
     SP Narine    10-1-41-1
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Dec 11, 2011

Rahul Sharma celebrates the wicket of Sunil Narine, India v West Indies, 5th ODI, Chennai, December 11, 2011

Rahul Sharma celebrates the wicket of Sunil Narine

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Dec 11, 2011

Kieron Pollard celebrates his maiden ODI century, India v West Indies, 5th ODI, Chennai, December 11, 2011

Kieron Pollard celebrates his maiden ODI century

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