West Indies tour of India, 1st ODI: India v West Indies at Kochi, Nov 21, 2013
India won by 6 wickets (with 88 balls remaining)
21 November 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

1.30 pm Chris Gayle is out there, slam-bang in the middle of the pitch, going through his visualisation rituals. Bhuvneshwar has the new ball in hand as Gayle takes guard. Let's play ball. Two slips in

1.25 pm Just about five minutes to go till the first ball is bowled. Another run fest on the cards, you think?

Shankar: "@Omais: With only 25 overs to be bowled using a ball, wonder if Shami can get the reverse swing going..."

Omais: "Let Bhuvi and Unad start with new ball and keep shami in middle overs and slog overs with his Reverse Swing and Yorkers"

Siddharth: "Would love to see Holder bowl today. He is tall, likes to hit the deck and extract bounce and bowls at around 90 mph. May trouble Raina and Yuvi"

Rakesh S: "Why don't the WI think tank play Shillingford & Naraine on spinning tracks in India?? They both will be key bowler's for the WI in the T-20 world cup in Dhaka. Also playing N.Deonaraine does not make sense when you have a player like Dwyane Smith who was instrumental in MI winning the IPL and CL-T-20. He is a dangerous batsman, electric fielder and a decent bowler"

Farnoosh: "Chanderpaul is ODI squad? Are you kidding me? It's like asking why Dravid was not in India's ODI squad for last 4 years of his career. Isn't it obvious."

Ramesh: "Was in Brisbane, Australia few days back, returned yesterday to Kochi. Missed out first Ashes test and no tickets were available for the ODI here too. Quite some luck."

pandu: "Big question? Why shillingford is not in ODI team who took more wickets in Test match...." He wasn't named in the squad for the ODIs and West Indies usually manage with Narine and a bit of Samuels and Gayle in the shorter formats

Revant Nayar: "Can already imagine Kohli licking his lips for the upcoming chase..." Add the pitch and possible dew later, wouldn't you?

jpm: "rain can come at any moment...for last few days climate is like that here in cochin..dont trust the sunlight......"

Jyotirmoy Roy: "Narine will be a factor today, if pitch is slow. And West Indies selectors will bite their hands in frustration for not selecting him in Test. Go Narine Go."

Jinesh Shah: "Why is Keiron Pollard not in d squad??" He was injured

Yokesh: "Why am I not seeing Chanderpaul in ODI sqaud? Has he announced retirement from ODIs??!!!" Nope, he's very much available

India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jaydev Unadkat

West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles (wk), Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Narsingh Deonarine, Dwayne Bravo (capt), Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder and Ravi Rampaul

Rajan: "I don't understand this constant nagging of the next WC. Why loose all the series up until then, with no guarantee of winning that? Might as well get stuck now and win as many as you can - at least carry momentum or schedule more overseas matches, just prior to the WC."

1.00 pm West Indies have won the toss and will bat first. Dwayne Bravo wanted his boys to put a big total on the board which would enable his spinners to exploit a track that has a few cracks. He wants his side to be positive and play without the pressure of a chase. He says West Indies are more comfortable in the shorter formats while admitting their Test performance was "very, very bad". He hopes the six or seven additions to the squad for the limited-overs series and some good training sessions will spark a turnaround

MS Dhoni also wanted to bat first, with the humidity being so high and the pitch expected to slow down later. India have one change: Jaydev Unadkat comes in for Vinay Kumar. Dhoni adds that the entire squad was available for selection, the odd cough and cold notwithstanding. He added that West Indies have a good squad, with both firepower and experience and was also impressed with the turnout at Kochi for this match.

12.54 pm Humidity is quite high, says Ravi Shastri at the pitch report for Star Sports. He cautions that this is not the typical Kochi pitch - it will be a "tad slower". There are a few rather wide cracks here and the average score is around 275. Batting first or bowling first is more dependent on the composition of the side, but Shastri thinks West Indies would do well to go out and bat without any pressure and put a big score on the board. Dew will play a factor later on and Sunil Gavaskar chips rain might be on the horizon and that the turf beyond the boundary is already a bit soggy from overnight showers.

Ajay: "@Shakil: Sporty/green pitches will also not let players like R Vinay Kumar and Ishant Sharma get tattered and feel abashed in every match!At least they will be having some help for them and Batsmen will also be tested!"

Manish...: "WI have a strong bowling attack than test series due to return back of Rampaul and Narine.......I think they played more competitive game here than their test series...."

Ganesh: "Curious to see whethere Sammy will be in the playing XI today...Captain for the Test team..doubt starter in ODI's...""

Vishnu: "Last time when India played England, I remember, Dhoni and Cook were using sign languages to instruct their fielders. Such was the noise from the crowd."

Divy: "West Indies will feel contended and comfortable now with Bravo as the captain and Sunil Narine in the sqad.. Their instinct would still say that they are going to play against the number 1 team, and the only way to restrict them is wicket(QUICK).."

Musings from the West Indies camp, this is the captain Dwayne Bravo on what he and his side would look to do this series

Shakil: "I think if we want to defend our WC crown in 2015 then we should to play on pacy and bouncy pitches because 2015 WC is going to be held in Aus. & NZ where our batsmen will find pacy & bouncy pitches that will be be very difficult for our batsmen to face bowler like Stayne, Morkel, Philander, Johnson,Starc etc. and also we have perhaps no chance to play at home till Sept. 2014, so we should to play on sporting pitches which are in Aus. and NZ." This is not the first time we've heard this analysis and dare I say it won't be the last.

Subhash : "I strongly feel R Rampaul must have been part of test side. Tendulkar farewell would have h

0.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, 130 kph, starts on the pads with a length ball. Gayle looks to fend it away towards midwicket, but cannot connect. Little bit more bounce than he expected

0.2

Kumar to Gayle, OUT, is he gone?! Umpire Rod Tucker was not looking, even he must have thought there couldn't be action so soon, but there is! The third umpire confirms it. Gayle is also on the floor, grimacing rather badly. He had dabbed the length ball which got exaggerated seam movement away from the batsman and ran. Bhuvi rushed to the ball and broke the stumps direct and found the batsman short of his ground. Gayle's momentum forced him to take an awkward tumble, trying to get his bat out of the way. He landed badly on his knee and the stretcher is out and Gayle is being carried out of the field

CH Gayle run out 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Marlon Samuels comes in amid these dramatic surrounds

0.3

Kumar to Charles, no run, length ball just outside off stump, left for the keeper

0.4

Kumar to Charles, no run, 130 kph, he is tempted outside off stump and a little nibble of away movement takes the goodish length ball away from the outside edge

0.5

Kumar to Charles, 1 run, struck quite well as he moves forward to drive the full length ball into just wide of mid-off

0.6

Kumar to Samuels, no run, move away movement, this one at 132 kph, and the batsman is squared up. He was on the back foot looking to defend, but he has underestimated Bhuvi's away swinger

End of over 1 (1 run) West Indies 1/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • MN Samuels 0 (1b)
    • J Charles 1 (3b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-1-0

Unadkat will pick up the other new ball

sai charan: "little too much for those two guys carrying gayle .. :P" He was in considerable pain and he has been carrying a dodgy knee too

1.1

Unadkat to Charles, no run, angles across the right-hander on a good length who is happy to watch it to through to the keeper

1.2

Unadkat to Charles, no run, full length ball on off stump is met with a sedate and straight bat as the ball finds mid-off

only one slip in

1.3

Unadkat to Charles, no run, that one cuts inward just a bit and Charles who was looking to flay it through the covers by his backlift, curtails himself and blocks

1.4

Unadkat to Charles, FOUR, this one is right in the slot and is smashed straight down the ground. He was on off stump, but a little too full as Charles gets forward and drills it to the right of mid-off

1.5

Unadkat to Charles, no run, 128 kph, and it goes to Dhoni on the second bounce! That just dribbled along the floor as he angled the full length ball across the right-hander's off stump. He wafts and misses

1.6

Unadkat to Charles, no run, tightens up as he targets middle on a good length and is nudged into the leg side off the batsman's hip

Siddharth: "No Pollard, and now Gayle looking a goner for the series. Good time for India to rest Dhoni, Rohit, Virat and Dhawan. Instead try Binny, Rahane, Samson and Tiwari. Series will become a bit exciting. Also we can bring back Gambhir, to see if he does well as a reserve opener for Sharma and Dhawan"

End of over 2 (4 runs) West Indies 5/1 (RR: 2.50)

    • J Charles 5 (9b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 0 (1b)
    • JD Unadkat 1-0-4-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-1-0

Kalyan: "For a change, its so pleasing to see the economy rate of the opening bowlers to be less than 4.5 in an ODI match. Hope it continues.."

Two slips are back

2.1

Kumar to Samuels, no run, goes on the bounce to Dhoni again as the full length ball, seaming away a touch is left alone

2.2

Kumar to Samuels, no run, and this one rears up! The inswinger this time and Samuels is struck on the right glove. It pitched on a good length but bounced a lot higher than he expect. Samuels seems to already have that hand in heavy bandages

2.3

Kumar to Samuels, no run, full length ball, but the away swinger was a little too far outside off the tempt the batsman

2.4

Kumar to Samuels, no run, and Dhoni has to take this around chest-high. What is going on here? Gentle away swinger bowled on a fullish length outside off that the batsman wants nothing to do with

2.5

Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, strays on the pads and Samuels is happy to clip it through square leg to rotate strike

2.6

Kumar to Charles, no run, 134 kph, more inward movement for Bhuvi but the batsman negotiates it well, getting forward to the good length ball just outside off and blocking towards midwicket

End of over 3 (1 run) West Indies 6/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • J Charles 5 (10b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 1 (6b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-2-0
    • JD Unadkat 1-0-4-0

Minor break in play as Marlon Samuels changes into a new pair of shoes. One slip and short cover in place.

Ajay Gour: "Was watching SA Vs Pak while i fell asleep last night, woke up in the morning with Ashes match, now Ind Vs WI in the afternoon & evening and then SL Vs NZ. When will I work? :D"

Sridhar: "@Siddharth - This WI ODI team is a bit different from their test counter parts. They pack a very heavy punch. I would really wait till the last ball to judge on the 'resting of seniors'. Gayle's loss wouldn't be a great worry for them too. He's more a liability (excepting T20s where he is legen...wait for it....dary)"

3.1

Unadkat to Samuels, no run, watches it carefully through to Dhoni's gloves as this was pitched right up there and swung in after pitching

3.2

Unadkat to Samuels, SIX, oh my God, he has absolutely flayed that! And it goes all the way! There was all the width the batsman could ever ask for and Samuels feasted on it as he stays in the crease and slams that over point

3.3

Unadkat to Samuels, no run, full length ball, seaming in to tuck the batsman up to follow up and keeps him quiet

3.4

Unadkat to Samuels, 1 run, steers the full length ball just to the left of point and takes the single. Soft hands there

3.5

Unadkat to Charles, no run, on the pads and Charles will be disappointed not to whip that away through the leg side. Good length ball, perhaps with a shade of seam inward beating the flick shot

3.6

Unadkat to Charles, SIX, and its Charles' turn! Got on the front foot to meet the length ball and launched it over the long-on boundary. Sheer power and it struck quite low on the bat too

Arun: "are you all looking for a good entertainment tonight, then ask WI to score 300+, and of course India will chase them very easily, what a good year for them... :)"

End of over 4 (13 runs) West Indies 19/1 (RR: 4.75)

    • J Charles 11 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 8 (10b 1x6)
    • JD Unadkat 2-0-17-0
    • B Kumar 2-0-2-0
4.1

Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, strides confidently forward and drives the full length ball just to the left of mid-off

4.2

Kumar to Charles, no run, shorter and wider, but the batsman is stuck in the crease as he cuts it straight to point, no timing there

4.3

Kumar to Charles, no run, makes room outside leg, but Bhuvi follows him. It was back of a length and moving in at the batsman's body. Charles goes through with the cut, but it bounces above his bat and goes though to Dhoni

4.4

Kumar to Charles, no run, drilled to mid-off as he makes his own room to meet the full length ball on off stump

4.5

Kumar to Charles, 1 wide, down the leg side and called wide by the umpire. The batsman moving around in the crease must have upset Bhuvi here

4.5

Kumar to Charles, 1 run, flicked off the hip to deep fine leg. It was a length ball on leg stump

4.6

Kumar to Samuels, no run, finishes off well though as he forces the batsman to defend the fullish ball just outside off

Bozo: "I think They have Unadkat in the team just for the sake he is a left arm seamer, but he seems so meek and bowls slow with no seam movement or swing. When will the selectors realize you dont need a left arm seamer to win games???"

End of over 5 (3 runs) West Indies 22/1 (RR: 4.40)

    • MN Samuels 9 (12b 1x6)
    • J Charles 12 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • B Kumar 3-0-5-0
    • JD Unadkat 2-0-17-0

Around the wicket

Akshat: "Why do you need a score of 300+ for entertainment?? A score of 250 would just be as effective considering the bowlers on both sides are given a chance to showcase their game. Go Bowlers!!!"

5.1

Unadkat to Charles, FOUR, but it makes no use as he continues to afford room outside off. Charles who is batting outside his crease, gets on the front foot and unleashes a full swing of his bat as it whistles away to the cover boundary

5.2

Unadkat to Charles, 1 run, speared in at middle as the batsman tucks it away toward the square leg region

Santhosh Prn: "A replacement for Sachin can never play a Sachin.. A replacement for Gayle can never play a Gayle.. How is that a replacement for Ishant played an Ishant (Vinay) and a replacement for Vinay is now playing a Vinay (Unadkat)!! Unbelievable!!"

5.3

Unadkat to Samuels, no run, back of a length and angled in at the batsman's body. He looked a little hurried as he looked to tuck the ball away square on the leg side. Can't get bat to it though

5.4

Unadkat to Samuels, no run, straight to Raina. Full length ball on off stump is driven on the up, but short cover is on hand to prevent any runs

5.5

Unadkat to Samuels, 1 run, slower ball, at 117 kph, and it seems to cut away as the batsman rides the movement to steer it behind square on the off side

5.6

Unadkat to Charles, no run, employs a back of length ball outside off to finish the over as Charles lets his bat hang with an open face and dabs it to point

End of over 6 (6 runs) West Indies 28/1 (RR: 4.66)

    • J Charles 17 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 10 (15b 1x6)
    • JD Unadkat 3-0-23-0
    • B Kumar 3-0-5-0
6.1

Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, full and straight from Bhuvi as the batsman plays a checked drive to mid-off.

6.2

Kumar to Charles, no run, shortens the length just a tad, but he does not present any room. The batsman stays in his crease and chops the ball to point

6.3

Kumar to Charles, FOUR, picked up from the off stump and sent packing over midwicket. It was a pretty decent ball, but all credit to the batsman there as his wrists made that shot happen

6.4

Kumar to Charles, FOUR, width offered this time and pounced on! Short and wide, and Charles goes back and pounds it through point

6.5

Kumar to Charles, FOUR, this time he lets the pace of the bowler does the work for him. he had spotted deep fine leg moving to deep midwicket and with the line being too straight, all he needed to do was get a little bat on it and so he did

long on comes up, midwicket goes bacl

6.6

Kumar to Charles, no run, finishes with a length ball on middle to which the batsman has no trouble keeping out

Vinay Kumar: "Why people jump to conclusions. India has problem with bowlers, but they cannot afford to change bowlers every two match, one should be given enough chances to prove his worth!"

End of over 7 (13 runs) West Indies 41/1 (RR: 5.85)

    • J Charles 29 (24b 5x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 11 (16b 1x6)
    • B Kumar 4-0-18-0
    • JD Unadkat 3-0-23-0

Continues around the wicket

7.1

Unadkat to Samuels, 1 run, thick outside edge as he pitches the ball right up to the batsman. The hint of away movement beats the expansive drive and makes the ball run off to deep third man

Devanshu: "@Prateek..why did you have to say that..now you know why we dont appreciate him #jinxed"

7.2

Unadkat to Charles, no run, change of pace. The off cutter again as Charles tries to run this to third man but he misses completely

7.3

Unadkat to Charles, no run, another slower ball and with very little pace to work with, the batsman who had opened the face of his bat, can only get it as far as point

7.4

Unadkat to Charles, FOUR, well played. he knew there were no deep fielders on the off side and took advantage. Moves outside leg and shovels the full length ball from the stumps over the point fielder

7.5

Unadkat to Charles, 1 run, 117 kph, cutter again and this time his length and line are good as Charles bunts it to long-on

Arjun Jain: "I still feel Zaheer should be back in the team The 3 pace atatcak should comprise of Bhuvnesh, Zaheer and Shami."

7.6

Unadkat to Samuels, no run, another one that bounces on its way to the keeper. It was fullish and outside off stump, causing Samuels to want to steer the ball to third man again, but comes up with a whole bunch of air

End of over 8 (6 runs) West Indies 47/1 (RR: 5.87)

    • MN Samuels 12 (18b 1x6)
    • J Charles 34 (28b 6x4 1x6)
    • JD Unadkat 4-0-29-0
    • B Kumar 4-0-18-0

Change in bowling as Mohammed Shami comes on. Can he torment West Indies in ODIs as well?

aswath: "Charles seems to be good find for West Indies. I don't remember an aggressive hard hitting wicket keeper batsmen after Ridley Jacobs. I am sure he will perform well and lift WI today."

Fatheen: "@Santhosh Indian Bowlers believe in "Unity in Diversity" Divided by Geography united by Economy err...economy rate"

8.1

Mohammed Shami to Charles, 1 run, 138 kph, starts off with a shortish ball just outside off stump. Charles stayed still and steers the ball behind point

Two slips in for Shami

8.2

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, that one ducks in from a length at 139 kph as Samuels gets back behind it to block

8.3

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, 1 run, strays a little too straight that time and the batsman moves across to his off stump and works it away behind square on the leg side

Shashank: "Charles is showing the true maroon color of a West Indian... Turning Indian bowlers to wet Indians.."

8.4

Mohammed Shami to Charles, FOUR, takes a step outside leg, as has been his wont so far to bring up the fifty partnership. It was nowhere near the middle, but the slash had enough on it to run away to the cover boundary

8.5

Mohammed Shami to Charles, 2 runs, 139 kph, this was all timing as the length ball is driven on the up. There was a man at short point, but it went too quickly to him and the cover fielder has to mop up

8.6

Mohammed Shami to Charles, no run, wanted to flat bat it down the ground, but this one hasn't come onto the bat as easily as the others and foils his timing as the ball trickles away down the pitch

End of over 9 (8 runs) West Indies 55/1 (RR: 6.11)

    • J Charles 41 (32b 7x4 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 13 (20b 1x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 1-0-8-0
    • JD Unadkat 4-0-29-0

Change of ends for Bhuvi, only one slip in now

9.1

Kumar to Samuels, FOUR, another excellent shot. It was coming into the batsman, but Bhuvi had made the mistake of starting it too wide outside off. Samuels stayed leg side of it, opened the face on impact, and just caressed the ball through the off side in field

9.2

Kumar to Samuels, no run, on a length on middle stump and he stays back behind it to keep it out

slip has been taken out

9.3

Kumar to Samuels, FOUR, oh, and it goes right through where slip would have been! It was a good length ball, nibbling away a touch. Samuels went for it, got a thick edge and is fortunate to get a four

short point and short cover in place

9.4

Kumar to Samuels, no run, on a length just outside off and is driven back to the bolwer

9.5

Kumar to Samuels, no run, goes for it away, wildly expansive drive that would have deposited the ball over extra cover, but Samuels misses

9.6

Kumar to Samuels, no run, good length ball outside off stump draws the batsman into a defensive prod, the away swing beats him and the ball dribbles to Dhoni who stops it with his pads

End of over 10 (8 runs) West Indies 63/1 (RR: 6.30)

    • MN Samuels 21 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Charles 41 (32b 7x4 1x6)
    • B Kumar 5-0-26-0
    • Mohammed Shami 1-0-8-0

Looks like its time for Ravindra Jadeja. Slip in place

10.1

Jadeja to Charles, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump and he's picked away to deep square leg for a single

10.2

Jadeja to Samuels, no run, ample flight again as this one is full on off stump and is pushed back to the bowler

10.3

Jadeja to Samuels, 1 run, full and on middle as he pushes it down the ground to long-on

10.4

Jadeja to Charles, OUT, dives full length and he's caught it! He held it back just a touch and Charles was lured into the shot. He's been driving on the up and has had great success with it, but not this time. Jadeja lures the leading edge, takes a couple of steps and dives horizontally to his left and holds on!

J Charles c & b Jadeja 42 (49m 34b 7x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

Sridhar: "Charles is more of a part-time keeper. He is a very attacking player whose start against Australia was very good. He's primarily seen as a limited over specialist. WI tried lots of keepers with scant results...Ramdin, Baugh"

Lil Bravo's in the house

10.5

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up on off stump and he bunts it down the pitch, but Jadeja makes good ground to his left to keep it to a dot

10.6

Jadeja to DM Bravo, 2 runs, opens the face to steer this ball past the diving slip fielder to get off the mark

End of over 11 (4 runs) West Indies 67/2 (RR: 6.09)

    • DM Bravo 2 (2b)
    • MN Samuels 22 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-4-1
    • B Kumar 5-0-26-0

Double change: Suresh Raina with his off spinners

Aitharaju: "Why and why dhoni doesn't want to go and talk to his bowler? It's totally fine if they are 80% on target in all the matches. I never seen this happening, not sure if he trust his bowler or just being lazy to walk to the other end or he want this to happen for the reason he and his deputy Virat likes to chase big targets? I am not digging at dhoni but so curios to know the reason behind his thinking. Any guess on dhoni's thoughts?"

11.1

Raina to Samuels, no run, full on middle stump and it is met with a simple defensive bat

11.2

Raina to Samuels, no run, uses his feet to meet this full length ball outside off, but having not reached the pitch, he only blocks

11.3

Raina to Samuels, no run, holds this one back just a tad and the batsman, wary of it, keeps bat and pad close and defends

11.4

Raina to Samuels, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on to pick up an easy single

Round the wicket to the left-hander

srinivas: "Indian bowlers are getting wickets with the mistakes made by the Opposition batsman. Gone are those days with likes of Kapil, Srinath, Kumble"

11.5

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up and turns just a shade away as he covers for it and blocks

11.6

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, more flight from Raina as Bravo gets nicely forward and drives to long-off

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 69/2 (RR: 5.75)

    • DM Bravo 3 (4b)
    • MN Samuels 23 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1-0-2-0
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-4-1

around the wicket

12.1

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, good use of the crease as he goes right back to cut the ball just to the left of point

12.2

Jadeja to DM Bravo, 1 run, pushed through on off stump and he gets forward to push it into the covers with soft hands

12.3

Jadeja to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up and angled in to middle, Samuels keeps his legs away from the line of his bat as he drives to long-off

12.4

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, tossed up on off stump and Bravo pushes it to mid-off

12.5

Jadeja to DM Bravo, SIX, this time he uses the flight on the ball to loft it straight over mid-off's head. Clean strike even if it was hit against the turn. The front foot stride made that shot, helping him reach the pitch of the ball

12.6

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, wanted to nudge it away off the pads, but there was more turn on the length ball than he expected and he cannot connect

End of over 13 (8 runs) West Indies 77/2 (RR: 5.92)

    • DM Bravo 10 (9b 1x6)
    • MN Samuels 24 (33b 2x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-12-1
    • SK Raina 1-0-2-0
13.1

Raina to Samuels, no run, flat, good length ball on middle and the batsman keeps it out off the back foot

13.2

Raina to Samuels, OUT, that kept too low! And the batsman had no chance. It was a simple length ball and he was justified in moving back to play the cut, but the ball scuttled well beneath the bat and hits the very base of middle stump

MN Samuels b Raina 24 (55m 35b 2x4 1x6) SR: 68.57

Farnoosh: "@srinivas, also gone are the days of helpful pitches and smaller bats."

Ahmed: "Dear srinivas; Batsmen make mistakes only when the bowlers are right :-)"

amar: "@Aitharaju: Dhoni is having full hope on his bowlers and he don't want to create any pressure by going each and everytime to bowlers to give suggestion. There are many ocassion when needed he went to bowlers for discussion. He gives a freedom to think and deliver. That's why we see more success track record."

Lendl Simmons marks his guard. Long-on and Deep midiwicket in place

13.3

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, on a length turning in, but he stays back and works it away to deep midwicket

around the wicket

13.4

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, flighted on off stump and he lets the ball come to him before opening the face and guiding the ball behind square on the off side off the frotn foot

13.5

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and he drives down the ground to long-on

13.6

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, full length ball, getting a little turn away is blocked towards point

End of over 14 (3 runs) West Indies 80/3 (RR: 5.71)

    • DM Bravo 11 (11b 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 2 (2b)
    • SK Raina 2-0-5-1
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-12-1

one slip in

14.1

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, pushed through on the pads and it hits him there as Simmons was looking to play around his front pad

14.2

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, gets forward looking to smother the little turn on offer and defends

14.3

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, full and on middle stump as he comes forward to defend

14.4

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, a little more flight on offer and the batsman makes use of it as he drives to long-on

Kapil: "This is where Dwayne Bravo should have shown some maturity, smartness and responsibility and played out the middle period from 15 - 35 with the expertise he gained in the IPL. Now with 2 youngsters, India can dominate with ease"

14.5

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, pushed through at 97 kph as the batsman gets his bat down just in time

leg slip is in

14.6

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, loud appeal as this one kicks off the pitch from a full length. The batsman was going for a forward defensive, but the ball leaps off the top flap of his pad. Dhoni has to juggle a little, but takes it and looks quite enthusiastic, but umpire Rod Tucker is not too fussed. Replays shows there might have been a slight inside edge, but the crowd are just way too loud for the umpire to pick that up

End of over 15 (1 run) West Indies 81/3 (RR: 5.40)

    • DM Bravo 11 (13b 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 3 (6b)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-13-1
    • SK Raina 2-0-5-1
15.1

Raina to Simmons, no run, tossed up on middle and leg as he comes forward to block

15.2

Raina to Simmons, 1 run

15.3

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, pushed through on off stump as he goes back to defend

15.4

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, shortish ball outside off and he punches it through to cover

15.5

Raina to DM Bravo, FOUR, not too much room to work with, but Bravo opens the face at exactly the right time to let that full, fast ball run off the face of the bat fine and to the third man boundary

15.6

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 leg bye, goes down to sweep, but it was just a bit too quick as Raina spears it full on leg stump. They still manage a leg bye though

End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 87/3 (RR: 5.43)

    • DM Bravo 15 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 4 (8b)
    • SK Raina 3-0-10-1
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-13-1
16.1

Jadeja to DM Bravo, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads as Jadeja strays too straight. Good running and placement helps them get a couple there.

16.2

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, on the pads again, but this was on a good length allowing it to turn and the batsman can get it away only as far as midwicket

16.3

Jadeja to DM Bravo, 1 run, this is outside off and Bravo stays back to dab it fine of point

Slip in place

16.4

Jadeja to Simmons, no run, pushed through at 95 kph as the batsman comes forward to defend

Bhuvi has a wet towel wrapped around his neck. Hot day

16.5

Jadeja to Simmons, 1 run, flighted on middle and off as he goes forward and nudges it away into the off side

16.6

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, pushed through and Bravo was looking to use the pace and find the third man fence again, but this time he is nowhere near the ball as Dhoni stops it with his pads close together.

2.41 pm And that will be drinks. India's spinners are tightening the noose after a brief period when Samuels and Charles were running away with the game? Can West Indies come back. Here's Rohan Sharma to take you through for next hour or so

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 91/3 (RR: 5.35)

    • DM Bravo 18 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 5 (10b)
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-17-1
    • SK Raina 3-0-10-1

Thanks Al. West Indies are on 91 for 3, and spin has played a more important role over the course of this match in reflection of the slow nature of the pitch

17.1

Raina to Simmons, no run, darts this one in on leg which is played straight to short-leg

17.2

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, on a similar line as Simmons is able to tuck this away square on the leg side

17.3

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, going round the wicket now to the left-hander as Darren tries to squirt this away

Prateek: "What does Amit Mishra have to do to get a place in the squad? Become the highest wicket-taker in a series? Always stay among the wickets in IPL? Hmm.. Probably play for CSK!"

17.4

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, quicker one fired in on middle and off as Darren defends competently

17.5

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, this one bangs into the front pad, but is clearly missing leg as Raina goes up for the appeal

17.6

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, short of a length on and around off as Darren hits this straight to backward point

Raghu: "In this HIT n GO Windies batting line up, Darren Bravo should take the responsibility of playing anchor role. He is good at both pace and spin but hunger to get big scores missing! This will do loads of good for himself and the team"

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 92/3 (RR: 5.11)

    • DM Bravo 18 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 6 (12b)
    • SK Raina 4-0-11-1
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-17-1

Change of bowling as Ashwin comes in for Jadeja

18.1

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, floated on middle and leg as Lendl works this away to the leg side

18.2

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length and get's a lot of turn off the wicket, with Dhoni able to snap it up from behind

18.3

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, short again from Ashwin as Darren gets on the back foot to hammer this away to extra-cover, with Yuvraj diving near the boundary to stop three runs. Don't know why the pair only ran a single, when two was on offer

18.4

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, drifted on and around off as Lendl gets forward in defence

18.5

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 wide, on leg stump and turning away quite sharply, and with bounce, as this one goes behind the batsmen's legs for a wide

18.5

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, in the same channel as Lendl is able to clip this gently to the leg side

18.6

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 2 runs, fuller length ball on middle which is cut away by Darren to the square boundary, with Yuvraj coming into play once again as he dives in front of the boundary to stop four

Andrew Phillipps: "What qualifies Narsingh Deonarine to bat ahead of Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy in this West Indies line-up? Surely they need the best strikers of the ball to face the most balls to get a decent total."

End of over 19 (6 runs) West Indies 98/3 (RR: 5.15)

    • DM Bravo 21 (28b 1x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 8 (15b)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-6-0
    • SK Raina 4-0-11-1
19.1

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, Raina fires in a quicker one on off which Lendl drives handsomely to extra-cover

19.2

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, fuller length delivery which is driven to cover for a single

19.3

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length and again keeping low as Lendl gets on the back foot to flick this through the leg side

Zuch: "Darren B is a classic example of 'X' trapped in the body of 'B'. If he did not have to follow certain Laraesque technique, he could have been a more explosive and expressive batman instead of this caricature of a batsman 'trying' to show straight bat techniques."

19.4

Raina to DM Bravo, FOUR, full from Raina as Darren goes for the drive, but gets a thick edge which goes through the third man region for four. No slip in there so the shot was definitely on, even though it was not the intention

19.5

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball which is punched off the back foot to extra-cover

19.6

Raina to Simmons, no run, gets this one just outside off as Lendl looks for the drive, but the ball is away from the bat as it continues through to the keeper

sud: "It is beyond my imagination why Rampaul & Holder where not in Test side, Rampual is steady bowler with good control & pace, Holder with his height & pace can bowl on any wicket. I think individual board should make it compulsory for selectors to justify players selection in team why a player has been dropped or selected and reason for same"

End of over 20 (8 runs) West Indies 106/3 (RR: 5.30)

    • LMP Simmons 10 (18b)
    • DM Bravo 27 (31b 2x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 5-0-19-1
    • R Ashwin 1-0-6-0
20.1

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, fuller and stays low as Bravo defends on the front foot

20.2

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, beautiful line and length as Bravo defends this towards mid-off, and sets off for a single

20.3

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, fuller length ball again as Lendl gets forward in defence

20.4

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, length ball again which hits Lendl's front pad, bu the ball was just outside the line, and going over, on first glance

20.5

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, Lendl gets on the back foot to this back of a length delivery

20.6

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 wide, Lendl looking for the slog-sweep as Ashwin pitches this again on leg, but turns away from Lendl, who doesn't get bat on it. Wide is called as it went down the leg side

20.6

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, Lendl tries to work this away, but does not get a meaningful connection

gaurav guha: "is it just me or anyone else thinks that why only CSK spinners are given the ball when you have yuvi who is the best all rounder in the team!!"

End of over 21 (3 runs) West Indies 109/3 (RR: 5.19)

    • LMP Simmons 11 (22b)
    • DM Bravo 28 (33b 2x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-9-0
    • SK Raina 5-0-19-1

Time for Shami's pace

21.1

Mohammed Shami to Simmons, no run, fuller length ball on and around off and shaping in as this one hits the pads. Good start from Shami

21.2

Mohammed Shami to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length delivery wide of off stump as Lendl punches this through the covers for one

21.3

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, no run, full and going away from the left-hander as Darren drives this straight to mid-off

Sam Roy: "Ashwin is such an irony!! Came to the Indian Team via IPL and is India's best all-round test cricketer. It's the limited over formats he struggles with poor fielding and sometimes indifferent bowling and an inability to score runs quickly (read slogging)."

21.4

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, no run, full delivery right on middle and leg as Darren is able to keep it out

21.5

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, 1 run, shortish length delivery which Darren cuts every so late through the third man region

21.6

Mohammed Shami to Simmons, no run, full again from Shami as Lendl drives this straight back to Shami, who fields the ball successfully

suren: "Off Late we had swing bowlers finishing their spell in first 20 overs (kumars, pathans) at last we have a reverse swing bowler who is selected to finish his spell in the last 20-30 overs"

End of over 22 (2 runs) West Indies 111/3 (RR: 5.04)

    • LMP Simmons 12 (25b)
    • DM Bravo 29 (36b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 2-0-10-0
    • R Ashwin 2-0-9-0
22.1

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, length ball on middle and leg which Darren is able to keep out on the back foot

22.2

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, same line again as Darren defends this to the off side

22.3

Ashwin to DM Bravo, FOUR, back of a length this time as Darren gets back and pulls this fiercely between midwicket and square leg for four

22.4

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, full again as Darren times this sweetly to mid-off. Looking good now

22.5

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 wide, again pulls out the sweep as this one drifts down the leg side. Called wide by the umpire

22.5

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, back of a length as Darren adjusts his feet to caress this off the back foot through the extra-cover region

22.6

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, full again and outside off as Lendl drives this down to long-off

Vinod Kumar: "Both Simmon & DM Bravo have an average of 31.75. What a coincidence!!!"

End of over 23 (7 runs) West Indies 118/3 (RR: 5.13)

    • LMP Simmons 13 (26b)
    • DM Bravo 34 (41b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-16-0
    • Mohammed Shami 2-0-10-0
23.1

Mohammed Shami to Simmons, FOUR, good length ball outside off as Lendl advances down to loft this over cover, but instead gets an edge on it which races through the third man region for a boundary

23.2

Mohammed Shami to Simmons, 1 run, full from Shami as Lendl tucks this away to mid-on, with the pair running fast enough to get the single, despite the incoming throw

23.3

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, 1 run, full again and shaping away Darren holds firm to push this through the off side for one

Joy Bajaj: "Why is Ravindra Jadeja out of attack? He was bowling well, keeping things tight having already picked up a wicket. Here comes Ashwin & runs start coming easily as well."

23.4

Mohammed Shami to Simmons, 1 run, full and just outside off as Lendl drives this straight towards mid-off

23.5

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, no run, full length ball which is defended towards the off side

23.6

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, 1 run, back of a length on and around off as Darren drives this towards the off side for a single and retain strike for the next over

EG: "Ashwin theory - A wide in an over keeps the batsman inside the crease!!!"

End of over 24 (8 runs) West Indies 126/3 (RR: 5.25)

    • DM Bravo 36 (44b 3x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 19 (29b 1x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 3-0-18-0
    • R Ashwin 3-0-16-0
24.1

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, pitching on leg and turning into Darren as this one hits the pad towards the off side

24.2

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, goes for the sweep on this full delivery from Ashwin

24.3

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, length ball which Darren defends, but gets an inside edge which carries to fine leg, so he is able to take a single

24.4

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length ball which Lendl pushes towards the leg side for one

24.5

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, Darren wanted to time this full delivery with a drive through cover, but instead hits it leg side

24.6

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, playing a dangerous game here as Darren hangs his bat to defend, but instead the ball turns sharply away, just missing the edge on its way into Dhoni's gloves

Sabareesh: "People always speak about all-rounders, but when they get one the start to make fun of them. First Irfan, then Jadeja and now its ashwin."

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 128/3 (RR: 5.12)

    • DM Bravo 37 (49b 3x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 20 (30b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-18-0
    • Mohammed Shami 3-0-18-0

And Raina will continue in place of Shami

25.1

Raina to Simmons, no run, fuller length ball on and around off which is defended

25.2

Raina to Simmons, no run, full again as Lendl tries to work this away to the leg side

25.3

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, Lendl able to push this fuller length ball down to long-on

25.4

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, full and wide as Darren just bludgeons this through the line, but doesn't hit it cleanly enough to get to the boundary

25.5

Raina to Simmons, 1 run, Lendl able to glance this back of a length ball which turned into him behind square on the leg side

25.6

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, drifted on off and turning away as Darren looks for the late cut

AbdulRauf: "Awkward moment when Ashwin doesn't bowl a wide in an over..."

End of over 26 (3 runs) West Indies 131/3 (RR: 5.03)

    • DM Bravo 38 (51b 3x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 22 (34b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 6-0-22-1
    • R Ashwin 4-0-18-0
26.1

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, full again as Lendl gets forward to defend

26.2

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, same result again as this time it is delivered just outside off

26.3

Ashwin to Simmons, SIX, full once more as Lendl sees the pattern and clubs this over square leg with a slog-sweep for six

26.4

Ashwin to Simmons, no run, full once more as Lendl stretches forward to defend

26.5

Ashwin to Simmons, 1 run, again full as Lendl just pushes this down to long-off for one

26.6

Ashwin to DM Bravo, FOUR, full from outside and Darren evokes memories of Lara with a booming drive through the covers, hit so hard that no one in the field bothered to move an inch

Ajesh: "Would simmons be able to summon 50 ? I doubt"

End of over 27 (11 runs) West Indies 142/3 (RR: 5.25)

    • DM Bravo 42 (52b 4x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 29 (39b 1x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 5-0-29-0
    • SK Raina 6-0-22-1
27.1

Raina to Simmons, OUT, full and on middle and leg as Raina hits the front pad of Lendl. Raina instantly goes up, and after some deliberation, the umpire raises his finger. Replays show, however, that this one was definitely going down the leg side. Unlucky for Lendl, but India would be mighty pleased to see the back of him

LMP Simmons lbw b Raina 29 (45m 40b 1x4 1x6) SR: 72.50

Narsingh Deonarine is the batsman for West Indies

27.2

Raina to Deonarine, no run, fired in on middle and off as Deonarine holds the fort down

27.3

Raina to Deonarine, no run, once again Deonarine gets on the front foot to defend

27.4

Raina to Deonarine, no run, lovely flight from Raina as Deonarine hits this straight back at him

27.5

Raina to Deonarine, no run, once again Deonarine tries to break the shackles, but Raina does well to field the ball off his return

27.6

Raina to Deonarine, no run, and once more as Deonarine succeeds in hitting it straight back at Raina, as he finishes with a wicket-maiden

Manoj: "Looks like only Raina and Jadeja are capable of containing the batsmen and taking wickets in this match"

End of over 28 (wicket maiden) West Indies 142/4 (RR: 5.07)

    • N Deonarine 0 (5b)
    • DM Bravo 42 (52b 4x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 7-1-22-2
    • R Ashwin 5-0-29-0
28.1

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, back of a length and turning away as Darren gets on the back foot to cut this behind delicately

28.2

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, flighted on off as Deonarine leans in for a drive, but can't find the gap

28.3

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, fuller length ball again as Deonarine plays this back to the bowler

28.4

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, back of a length and turning away as Deonarine plays with an angled bat, lucky he didn't get an edge there

28.5

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, slightly quicker as Deonarine gets forward in defence

28.6

Ashwin to Deonarine, 1 run, too full from Ashwin as Deonarine is able to turn this away down to long-on for to finally get off the mark

prince poddar: "I think it was a pretty simple "Not Out". Poor decision for me, as such decisions change the course of the match..."

End of over 29 (2 runs) West Indies 144/4 (RR: 4.96)

    • N Deonarine 1 (10b)
    • DM Bravo 43 (53b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 6-0-31-0
    • SK Raina 7-1-22-2
29.1

Raina to Deonarine, 1 run, Deonarine drives this towards the covers

29.2

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, goes for the sweep on this full ball as Raina jumps up for a shout

29.3

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length which Darren gets back to and try to push through the off side

29.4

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, this time is able to get it away with a punch off the back foot

29.5

Raina to Deonarine, 1 run, flighted on off as Deonarine drives this towards the off side

29.6

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, slightly fuller on a middle stump channel as Darren cuts this away off the back foot through the off side

utkarsh: "Can Darren dare to a 50 !! Worked the last time .."

End of over 30 (4 runs) West Indies 148/4 (RR: 4.93)

    • DM Bravo 45 (57b 4x4 1x6)
    • N Deonarine 3 (12b)
    • SK Raina 8-1-26-2
    • R Ashwin 6-0-31-0
30.1

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, flighted on middle and leg as Darren defends off the front foot

30.2

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, loopy delivery on leg which Darren just sticks his bat out too

30.3

Ashwin to DM Bravo, no run, what a jaffa from Ashwin! gets this one to turn and bounce sharply away from Darren as he looks to defend off the back foot

30.4

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, this time Darren plays a little more positively with a push off the back foot to the off side

30.5

Ashwin to Deonarine, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg which Deonarine clips through the long-on region

30.6

Ashwin to DM Bravo, 1 run, Darren able to punch this off the back foot for a single, and keep the strike

End of over 31 (3 runs) West Indies 151/4 (RR: 4.87)

    • DM Bravo 47 (62b 4x4 1x6)
    • N Deonarine 4 (13b)
    • R Ashwin 7-0-34-0
    • SK Raina 8-1-26-2
31.1

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, tad short and on off, Bravo stays back and punches it to sweeper cover

31.2

Raina to Deonarine, OUT, fuller length ball which straightens upon pitching as this one keeps low to beat the sweep shot from Deonarine and clatter into the off stump to have him dismissed for just 4

N Deonarine b Raina 4 (12m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

It's Bravo Brothers time now with Dwayne at the crease

31.3

Raina to DJ Bravo, no run, back of a length and turning in as Dwayne punches this back at Raina

31.4

Raina to DJ Bravo, no run, beautiful flight on this full length ball just outside off which is defended on the front foot

31.5

Raina to DJ Bravo, 1 run, full again as Dwayne is able to steer this down to the leg side for one

31.6

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, back of a length and turing away as Darren tries to squirt this away through the off side

SI: "Thank god...hopefully this will not be a 300+ score...so tired of watching high chases...Am hoping that WI will have a good day with the ball as well for a gripping contest"

End of over 32 (2 runs) West Indies 153/5 (RR: 4.78)

    • DM Bravo 48 (64b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 1 (3b)
    • SK Raina 9-1-28-3
    • R Ashwin 7-0-34-0

Rohit, who has had a wonder year of sorts, into the attack

32.1

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, fulelr length ball on off and turning in, defended off the back foot

32.2

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, once again defended to the off side

32.3

Sharma to DJ Bravo, 1 run, full once more as Dwayne chips this over the mid-off region for a single

32.4

Sharma to DM Bravo, no run, drags this one wide outside off as Darren is unable to get this away to the boundary

32.5

Sharma to DM Bravo, 1 run, slightly fuller outside off as Darren flashes at this hard through the off side

32.6

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, fired in on leg as Dwayne looks to clip this off his pads to the leg side

prahallad: "When we use to play there was a rule two brothers can not b in same team... Hahaha ... Any street player..."

End of over 33 (2 runs) West Indies 155/5 (RR: 4.69)

    • DJ Bravo 2 (7b)
    • DM Bravo 49 (66b 4x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 1-0-2-0
    • SK Raina 9-1-28-3
33.1

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, quicker one on leg which hits Darren's pads as the Indians let out an appeal

33.2

Raina to DM Bravo, no run, once again on middle and leg as the ball is defended to the off side

33.3

Raina to DM Bravo, 1 run, quicker one on middle as Darren is able to drive this for a single and get to his 13th ODI fifty. Splendid knock under pressure with wickets tumbling all around him. Kind of reminiscent to Lara no?

33.4

Raina to DJ Bravo, no run, back of a length as Dwayne is able to advance down the track and clip this through midwicket

33.5

Raina to DJ Bravo, 2 runs, fuller length ball outside off which is driven towards the off side

33.6

Raina to DJ Bravo, 3 runs, back of a length outside off which is cut away by Dwayne. Fielder is able to pull it back in time before it hit the extra-cover rope

Anan Banerjee: "I believe Ashwin better focus on his bowling and don't be deceived by his batting in the last 2 tests. If he is in delusion that he is true batsman, then he may end up being neither a bowler nor a batsman. Bowler who can bat is better for me here!!"

End of over 34 (6 runs) West Indies 161/5 (RR: 4.73)

    • DJ Bravo 7 (10b)
    • DM Bravo 50 (69b 4x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 10-1-34-3
    • RG Sharma 1-0-2-0
34.1

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, nudged away towards midwicket as he tosses it up on leg stump

over the wicket

34.2

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up on off stump as he comes forward and defends

34.3

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, nicely flighted outside off again as Bravo opens the face of the bat and calls for the single. But Jadeja swoops in from point and fires the thrown in at Dhoni's boots. The batsman is just in

34.4

Sharma to DJ Bravo, 1 run, drags it short, but with Rohit bowling it much slower than the other spinners, the batsman's timing is off as he cuts it away through cover

around the wicket

34.5

Sharma to DM Bravo, 1 run, shortish again and this one has enough room for Lil B to go back and cut away to deep point

34.6

Sharma to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up on off stump as he comes forward and keeps it out to end the over

Arun Girishappa: "We had a rule that the batsman is out if he hits a six.. because we were losing too many balls when sixes were hit :D"

End of over 35 (2 runs) West Indies 163/5 (RR: 4.65)

    • DJ Bravo 8 (15b)
    • DM Bravo 51 (70b 4x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 2-0-4-0
    • SK Raina 10-1-34-3

Batting powerplay being called by West Indies and its Jaddu in charge of proceedings with the ball. he's been quite good so far, going at under five and picking up a wicket too. Long-on and deep midwicket in place. Around the wicket

35.1

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, over-ambitious appeal from Jadeja as he spears it on the pads. Pitched outside leg stump too as the batsman goes for the sweep and fails to connect

35.2

Jadeja to DM Bravo, 1 run, plays with half a bat as he steers the full length ball on off stump to the right of point

One slip in place, deep extra cover and long-off and deep midwicket in place

35.3

Jadeja to DJ Bravo, 1 run, gets nicely forward and nudges the ball towards the midwicket region for an easy single

35.4

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, gets up to his full height to punch the length ball down the ground to mid-off

35.5

Jadeja to DM Bravo, SIX, that was in the slot and Bravo swings with the turn to punish the ball well over the midwicket boundary. Full and on the pads and the batsman was going at it with complete conviction

goes over the wicket now to the left-hander

35.6

Jadeja to DM Bravo, no run, pushed through quicker and he is up to it, staying back to push it down the pitch

End of over 36 (8 runs) West Indies 171/5 (RR: 4.75)

    • DM Bravo 58 (75b 4x4 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 9 (16b)
    • RA Jadeja 5-0-25-1
    • RG Sharma 2-0-4-0

3.53 pm Ashwin returns to have another go after drinks. Can he pick up his first wicket of the match? Around the wicket

36.1

Ashwin to DJ Bravo, no run, pushed through on off stump as he goes back, waits for the ball to turn and keeps it out

36.2

Ashwin to DJ Bravo, no run, this was fuller on middle and he goes forward to defend

36.3

Ashwin to DJ Bravo, no run, length ball on middle and leg as he goes back to work it off his hips to fine leg

36.4

Ashwin to DJ Bravo, no run, lots of air to that one and Bravo was looking to slam that one over the leg side, but the dip on it makes the ball sneak under his bat swing and hit his front leg. Appeal for leg before, but that was outside leg stump

36.5

Ashwin to DJ Bravo, SIX, whacked! That time he had room to free his arms and he hoists the length ball from outside off stump over cow corner.

36.6

Ashwin to DJ Bravo, no run, quicker ball angled across the right-hander as he stays back and blocks

End of over 37 (6 runs) West Indies 177/5 (RR: 4.78)

    • DJ Bravo 15 (22b 1x6)
    • DM Bravo 58 (75b 4x4 2x6)
    • R Ashwin 8-0-40-0
    • RA Jadeja 5-0-25-1

Ask and ye shall be answered, Mohammed Shami replaces Jadeja for the third over of batting powerplay

khursheed: "As the power play is going on, I think Mohd. Shammi must be call for attack"

37.1

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, 1 run, starts off with an off cutter, 127 kph, length ball steered across the left-hander who dabs it away to point

Adisheshan: "I do not have illusions like whether to decide Ashwin as a Good Bowler or a Good Batsman. But certianly his a Bharatha Natyam Dancer-His Bowling Style---."

37.2

Mohammed Shami to DJ Bravo, FOUR, picked away off his pads and big Bravo has timed that well enough to take it to the fine leg boundary. Poor bowling from Shami and he pays for it as his length ball is exploited with fine leg inside the circle

37.3

Mohammed Shami to DJ Bravo, no run, does better this time as he keeps the ball on the stumps forcing the batsman to get behind it and block

37.4

Mohammed Shami to DJ Bravo, 1 run, stayed low and that one dipped in as well, but Bravo has clipped the length ball away to deep midwicket quite smartly

37.5

Mohammed Shami to DM Bravo, OUT, 133 kph shooter and it shot through to rattle off stump. Lil B cannot believe he has been done in like that. Walks back with a 'Why me?' expression on his face as Shami keeps this ball on a length and it misbehaves quite badly, sneaking along at shin high to beat his defences

DM Bravo b Mohammed Shami 59 (95m 77b 4x4 2x6) SR: 76.62

Darren Sammy strides out to the middle

37.6

Mohammed Shami to Sammy, no run, fullish ball, angled into the batsman who works it away to midwicket off his back foot

Amandeep: "This new Cricket Rule has left nothing for bowlers to show their bowling skill.. Now Cricket means only batting this will surely low down the moral of the bowlers.. Now producing good bowlers in India will be more harder than it was earlier."

sunil cecil: "Shami can be a great new ball bowler with his pace! sad Indian Captains have never utilized their fast bowling department well, so many depreciated fast bowlers in last 5 years, only because they were never used to their full potential."

End of over 38 (6 runs) West Indies 183/6 (RR: 4.81)

    • DJG Sammy 0 (1b)
    • DJ Bravo 20 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • Mohammed Shami 4-0-24-1
    • R Ashwin 8-0-40-0

Slip stays in

38.1

Jadeja to DJ Bravo, FOUR, strides out of the comfort of his crease and is rewarded for his bravery. Reaches the pitch of the ball and drills the ball straight down the ground. He was looking to loft it, but had almost yorked himself and as the ball scurries away all along the ground

38.2

Jadeja to DJ Bravo, no run, tossed up on off stump as he comes forward and defends

38.3

Jadeja to DJ Bravo, OUT, rush of blood from this West Indies captain as well! Horrible shot as he races down the pitch with the intention of murdering the ball, but Jadeja turns it right across him and Dhoni does the rest, demolishing all three stumps

DJ Bravo st †Dhoni b Jadeja 24 (32m 28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

two slips now for Jason Holder, the new bat

38.4

Jadeja to Holder, 1 run, flighted ball on off stump as he comes forward and drives through the covers

two slips for Sammy as well

38.5

Jadeja to Sammy, 1 run, gets forward and uses soft hands to guide the ball between cover and point and he sneaks another single

38.6

Jadeja to Holder, no run, more turn on offer even if Jadeja doesn't flight it too much as Holder's searching forward defensive was in vain

End of over 39 (6 runs) West Indies 189/7 (RR: 4.84)

    • JO Holder 1 (2b)
    • DJG Sammy 1 (2b)
    • RA Jadeja 6-0-31-2
    • Mohammed Shami 4-0-24-1

Rakesh: "All the cricket played by CSK.. Bravo out, bowled Jaddu, stumpin MS dhoni. CSK everywhere."

Long-on goes back. Third man is back on the boundary as well

39.1

Mohammed Shami to Sammy, no run, length ball, seaming into him as he clips it away to midwicket and Sammy holds his hand up to signal that he doesn't want a run

39.2

Mohammed Shami to Sammy, no run, 137 kph, Sammy showing incredible restraint here as he gets forward and defends quite well. It was a fullish ball just outside off

39.3

Mohammed Shami to Sammy, no run, slower ball at 124 kph, as Sammy has to adjust his shot. he was on the front foot too soon, but he waits for the ball to arrive and blocks again

39.4

Mohammed Shami to Sammy, no run, plays and misses and this one takes off from back of a length. Sammy was prodding on the front foot to defend, but with the extra bounce he tries to sway out of the way awkwardly

39.5

Mohammed Shami to Sammy, 1 run, drilled down the ground to long-on as Shami goes fuller. The batsman was firmly in his crease and presented a straight bat

39.6

Mohammed Shami to Holder, no run, well bowled. Only one run off the over in the batting powerplay to boot as he keeps it full and straight to the tail-ender who keeps it out

Praveen Kumar Munna: "Everyone talks about the rules not helping bowlers, are pitches prepared to help bowlers?"

End of over 40 (1 run) West Indies 190/7 (RR: 4.75)

    • JO Holder 1 (3b)
    • DJG Sammy 2 (7b)
    • Mohammed Shami 5-0-25-1
    • RA Jadeja 6-0-31-2
40.1

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, flattish ball just outside off stump allowing the batsman to let it go

40.2

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, this one rises from a length, even with Jadeja pushing it through at 93 kph. He was looking to defend that ball but the ball rears up and turns big to beat the outside edge

still two slips in place

40.3

Jadeja to Sammy, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump as he gets forward and works it away towards midwicket

40.4

Jadeja to Holder, no run, tosses it up again as Holder comes forward and defends well

40.5

Jadeja to Holder, 1 run, pushed through and angled on leg stump as he stays back and pushes it towards midwicket

40.6

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, gets right to the pitch of that one and keeps bat and pad together to block down the pitch

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 192/7 (RR: 4.68)

    • DJG Sammy 3 (11b)
    • JO Holder 2 (5b)
    • RA Jadeja 7-0-33-2
    • Mohammed Shami 5-0-25-1

Jaydev Unadkat is back, and he resumes around the wicket

41.1

Unadkat to Holder, no run, keeps low again as Dhoni plops his pads together to stop the ball. The batsman was looking to flay that through the covers, but with the ball scooting thorugh he had no chance

41.2

Unadkat to Holder, no run, this one arrives at a proper bounce as Holder goes forward and drives on the up to mid-off

41.3

Unadkat to Holder, no run, full length ball on middle and off as he gets back behind it and blocks

41.4

Unadkat to Holder, FOUR, slower ball, and that beats short fine leg despite a fine diving effort to his right. The batsman had tickled the back of a length ball just fine enough to pick up a timely boundary

41.5

Unadkat to Holder, no run, back of a length again but this was on off stump as he works it away toward midwicket

41.6

Unadkat to Holder, 1 run, full length ball drifting on the pads again as Holder shuffles across and clips it away square on the leg side

Ravi: "West Indies batsmen doesnt have enough foot work, but Dhoni is using his foot to stop the ball very effectively..."

Mahesh Velusamy: "I just can't stop wondering Sammy's game plan. He approaches Tests as T20s, slogging from the very first ball and ODIs as Tests, giving time to settle down. So, I think he is one of those players whom he can't judge."

End of over 42 (5 runs) West Indies 197/7 (RR: 4.69)

    • JO Holder 7 (11b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 3 (11b)
    • JD Unadkat 5-0-34-0
    • RA Jadeja 7-0-33-2
42.1

Jadeja to Holder, no run, arm ball from Jadeja finds the batsman on his front foot, albeit reluctantly. A thick outside edge takes the ball to second slip

42.2

Jadeja to Holder, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg as he makes some room and drives rather handsomely to deep extra

42.3

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, flighted on leg stump as Sammy gets forward to defend

42.4

Jadeja to Sammy, 1 run, holds it back and the batsman was expecting it as he moves back to work it off his hips into the leg side

42.5

Jadeja to Holder, no run, on a length on off stump as Holder comes forward to block

42.6

Jadeja to Holder, no run, pushed through and goes on with the arm again. Holder did well to get bat to that, especially considering the ball kept a little low and his height

Keshav Seshadri: "Looks like no team is able to figure how to select teams to win across all three formats. WI clearly can't pack a punch in anything except T20s, India have got their ODI and T20 squads figured out but still have to show what they can do in tests abroad, Aus have also got good limited overs players but are struggling in tests after Hussey, SL have two aging stars keeping them afloat in all 3 formats, but don't look like posing problems in tests, Eng have got a great test side but are never going to win an ODI World Cup unless they respect the format more, SA are the only team who can win all three formats with the same team, but are still not sure of how to win limited over ICC events, Pak can't bat and will always struggle to dominate against sides on good batting pitches. Time for more specialists for each format. Only greats can be matchwinners in all three forms."

End of over 43 (2 runs) West Indies 199/7 (RR: 4.62)

    • JO Holder 8 (15b 1x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4 (13b)
    • RA Jadeja 8-0-35-2
    • JD Unadkat 5-0-34-0
43.1

Unadkat to Sammy, no run, stays rooted to the crease as he offers a horizontal bat to meet the line of the length ball angled into the stumps

cris: "This is a very difficult pitch to bat on.Bounce will get worse later in the day. WI are already 40 above par"

43.2

Unadkat to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball but the batsman is aware as he lets it come to him and drives wide of mid-off

Suman Dustakar: "@Ravi, com onbuddy, he just played 11 balls, once he plays 30 balls n score 10 runs then u can say he is playing test"

43.3

Unadkat to Holder, FOUR, what a shot! Took a couple of steps down the ground and slammed the length ball over the off side infield. Excellent timing from the big West Indian as that ball skims away one bounce into the boundary

43.4

Unadkat to Holder, no run, on a length, but this time he was on middle forcing the batsman to block off the back foot

sanjay mishra: "Samy has learnt from test matches.Now he has some plan to stick there on wicket and hard hitting in the end."

43.5

Unadkat to Holder, no run, another slower ball, 114 kph this time but the batsman gets firmly forward to meet it with a straight bat

43.6

Unadkat to Holder, no run, back of a length as he looks to test the middle of the wicket, but Holder reaches his full height and punches it to cover rather effortlessly

Prashant Galani: "Now if Dhawan and Sharma get a opening stand of 100+, would Kohli still come in at 3 and forget about the Viv Richard's record?"

End of over 44 (5 runs) West Indies 204/7 (RR: 4.63)

    • JO Holder 12 (19b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5 (15b)
    • JD Unadkat 6-0-39-0
    • RA Jadeja 8-0-35-2
44.1

Jadeja to Sammy, OUT, his patience runs out. The spinners were too tempting for him as he lofts the full length ball speared into his pads. It has height, but lacks in distance as long-on steadies himself under it and takes a safe catch. Sammy hangs his head while Jadeja clasps his palms together in thanks

DJG Sammy c Kumar b Jadeja 5 (23m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

And that makes Jaddu the leading wicket-taker in ODIs this year. 49 to Saeed Ajmal's 48

44.2

Jadeja to Holder, 1 run, pushes it through as his action goes immensely round-arm. the batsman, stuck in the crease, manages to push it toward mid-on and sneak a single

Sunil Narine to face his first ball

44.3

Jadeja to Narine, no run, pushed through on off stump as he comes forward and blocks

44.4

Jadeja to Narine, no run, ample turn on offer as Narine stays back to the length delivery pitching well outside off and impacting the bat on middle

44.5

Jadeja to Narine, no run, prefers to stay back as Jadeja bowls this one a little fuller. Narine defends well

44.6

Jadeja to Narine, no run, this time he is drawn forward again as he opens the face to work the full length ball towards cover

End of over 45 (1 run) West Indies 205/8 (RR: 4.55)

    • SP Narine 0 (4b)
    • JO Holder 13 (20b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 9-0-36-3
    • JD Unadkat 6-0-39-0

Virat Kohli will tie with Viv Richards as the fastest to 5000 runs if he gets 81 runs today. Ashwin now around the wicket

45.1

Ashwin to Holder, no run, tossed up on off stump and is tamely defended back ot the bowler

45.2

Ashwin to Holder, 1 run, more room on offer as he strides forward and drives through the covers

Slip in for Narine

harsha: "@Keshav Seshadri: As far as my memory goes Australia in 2003 had right combination to dominate all the three formats of game."

45.3

Ashwin to Narine, no run, flighted on off stump and is prodded back to the bowler

45.4

Ashwin to Narine, OUT, oh, what a gift. He was playing against the line of the ball, even if it was outside leg stump, and gets a leading edge. The ball lobbed in the air and Ashwin had all the time in the world to get underneath that. On a pitch that is turning and bouncing inappropriately, you have to play with the spin and with a straight bat

SP Narine c & b Ashwin 0 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ravi Rampaul comes in and finds a slip waiting for him

45.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, gets forward with his bat and pad together to defend the flighted ball on off stump

45.6

Ashwin to Rampaul, 1 wide, darts this down the leg side, hoping to turn it across the left-hander, but there isn't enough on offer as Rampaul defends

45.6

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, flighted on off stump as he comes forward and defends

End of over 46 (2 runs) West Indies 207/9 (RR: 4.50)

    • R Rampaul 0 (2b)
    • JO Holder 14 (22b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 9-0-42-1
    • RA Jadeja 9-0-36-3
46.1

Jadeja to Holder, no run, gets forward to the dart on off stump and blocks

46.2

Jadeja to Holder, no run, flat, good length ball on middle as the batsman goes back to push down the ground

46.3

Jadeja to Holder, 1 run, well played, waits for the turn and lets the length ball on off stump run along the face of his bat to point

46.4

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run, uses a little more flight against Rampaul who prods tentatively forward to block

46.5

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run, and this time his uncertainty gets the better of him as the ball runs along with the arm and beats his defense

46.6

Jadeja to Rampaul, no run, full length ball on and around off stump as he works it away to point off the front foot

End of over 47 (1 run) West Indies 208/9 (RR: 4.42)

    • R Rampaul 0 (5b)
    • JO Holder 15 (25b 2x4)
    • RA Jadeja 10-0-37-3
    • R Ashwin 9-0-42-1

Mohammed Shami will look to clean up the tail

Aditya M: "Same old story for WI against India even in the ODIs. Doing well against pace and crumbling against spin, with only Shami proving to be a lonely exception."

James: "Harsha, that kind of bears out Keshav's point. Australia 2003 were a great side. Similarly, West Indies in the late 1970's/early 1980's nailed both formats (Garner and Richards from that team would be in anybody's all time ODI team, along with Gilly and Ponting from the Aussie team)."

Vinodkumar K P: "Why is Rampaul coming at No 11?? Surprised if Narine and Holder are better batsmen than Rampaul...."

47.1

Mohammed Shami to Holder, no run, 133 kph, full and angled at off stump as Holder strides forward and drives the ball into the covers

47.2

Mohammed Shami to Holder, 1 run, forces Holder back in his crease as the short of a length ball is pushed to long-on for a single

vkg: "What the hell this Windies batting order is all about? No. 11's highest score of 86 is better than many of above him. Simply mind blowing."

47.3

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, no run, hint of movement away as he bowls full on middle, but not too much to trouble the batsman in spite of him not being inclined to move forward or back. The straight bat however is his saving grace

47.4

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, no run, fullish ball on leg stump as Rampaul stays back in his crease and keeps it out

47.5

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, 1 wide, slower ball gone wrong. That off cutter was bowled well down the leg side, too far for the batsman to reach

47.5

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, no run, follows it up with a short ball which Rampaul ducks under. Nicely directed but didn't look like there was too much pace on it

47.6

Mohammed Shami to Rampaul, 1 run, drills it straight to mid-off and sets off for a suicidal single, but Raina cannot hit the stumps. Full length ball on off stump could have caused a lot of trouble there, even with Rampaul pulling out the full stretch

End of over 48 (3 runs) West Indies 211/9 (RR: 4.39)

    • R Rampaul 1 (9b)
    • JO Holder 16 (27b 2x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 6-0-28-1
    • RA Jadeja 10-0-37-3

Ashwin is back to finish things up. two slips for him too

48.1

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, this one comes into the left-hander, who strode forward and blocks

48.2

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, leaps up from a length to take the shoulder of the bat as he prods it into the off side

48.3

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, goes for the sweep with the ball outside off, but that beats him completely

48.4

Ashwin to Rampaul, no run, length ball outside off and he gets back behind it and defends

48.5

Ashwin to Rampaul, OUT, and that is all she wrote as Rampaul goes for the bit hit and is caught in the deep on the leg side. He dragged the tossed up ball from well outside off stump, which cut his timing down to considerable extents. Shikhar Dhawan made excellent ground from long-on as he ran to his left and held on to a good catch

R Rampaul c Dhawan b Ashwin 1 (11m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

4.48 pm West Indies have done it again. They lost their last seven wickets for 69 runs, although this time they do have a reasonable defense. Saying this pitch was tricky would be a massive understatement, with some keeping so dreadfully low (ask Samuels) and others rearing off a length. The India spinners took full advantage and though all of them were on their game, Raina was the one who benefited the most. West Indies will need to be highly disciplined to keep India from winning this one, but they are not out of the game. I have a feeling Sunil Narine is going to be quite a handful tonight, so stick around as Rohan Sharma returns to take you through the first hour of the chase in half and hour's time

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