West Indies tour of India, 3rd Test: India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 22-26, 2011
22,23,24,25,26 November 2011 (5-day match)
  West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB Barath c †Dhoni b Ashwin 62 213 148 8 0 41.89
52.5 50.3 mph, there's the wicket. The batsmen's concentration hasn't been spot on for the last 15 minutes. Barath presses half forward, and then stays there - neither forward nor back - to a length-ball offbreak. The ball turns and bounces, gets the inside edge onto the pad, and lobs up for an easy catch for Dhoni 137/1
View dismissal KC Brathwaite c Kohli b Ashwin 68 231 184 8 0 36.95
58.6 48.3 mph, Ashwin strikes again. Bat-pad again. Again the well-set batsman. KB is not too pleased with the decision. This one dips on Brathwaite, who is found not to the pitch of the ball. The ball turns, seemingly past the inside edge, and lobs off the pad. Indians have no doubt there is bat involved, the umpire has no doubt bat is involved. KB is not convinced, though. It has kissed the glove on the way. Entirely possible that KB didn't feel it. Top call by the ump 150/2
View dismissal KA Edwards c †Dhoni b Sharma 86 208 165 13 0 52.12
103.5 86.4 mph, Sharma has remained persistent, and is rewarded now. Edwards pushes at a short-of-a-length delivery, just outside off. I think it's the movement in that makes Edwards pushes at it. He doesn't quite reach the line, though, and edges it through to Dhoni 314/3
View dismissal DM Bravo c †Dhoni b Aaron 166 405 284 17 0 58.45
163.6 87.5 mph, Oh destiny. Bravo falls on 166. Lara scored 167 in his 13th Test. Aaron gets his maiden Test wicket. Length ball, wide of off, not too wide. Close enough to drive. Bravo goes hard at it, and manages only an edge through to Dhoni. Bravo now needs to score 1 not out in the second innings to maintain the Lara stats 518/5
View dismissal KOA Powell c †Dhoni b Ojha 81 147 149 9 0 54.36
150.1 gone against the run of play. A good catch from Dhoni. Powell goes in the 80s to emulate Edwards's effort. This is the quicker one outside off, Powell plays a slightly loose cut away from the body, gets a thick edge, which Dhoni pouches. Another century missed 474/4
View dismissal MN Samuels c Dravid b Ashwin 61 132 103 9 0 59.22
176.6 54.6 mph, Carrom ball. Gone. Dravid takes a good, low catch. Just short of a length, Samuels moves forward to play for an offbreak, then sees it break away a touch, and instinctively opens the face. The edge is taken, and the low chance is pouched at slip 566/9
View dismissal CS Baugh b Aaron 4 9 6 1 0 66.66
165.5 87.5 mph, Aaron has spent hours waiting for his bus. And now two have arrived one after the other. Baugh looks to turn this down to third man, gets a bottom edge, into the off stump 524/6
View dismissal DJG Sammy* c †Dhoni b Aaron 3 24 6 0 0 50.00
169.4 85.8 mph, Aaron is on a roll here. The buses are coming by a truckload. Short of a length, outside off, Sammy wants to punch this powerfully. The ball holds its line slightly, the edge is taken, and Aaron has three 540/7
View dismissal R Rampaul c Kohli b Ashwin 10 22 14 2 0 71.42
174.1 52.1 mph, A straighter one from round the stumps. RR defends for an offbreak, is hit on the pad, and then bat, and taken at silly point. Ashwin starts appealing for leg-before first, which is a very good shout too. The umpire, though, gives him out caught. Two distinct sounds there 563/8
FH Edwards not out 11 42 27 1 0 40.74
View dismissal D Bishoo b Ashwin 12 30 21 2 0 57.14
184.1 That's a Michelle. Ashwin's second five-for in three Tests. Bishoo tries to slog a full ball, this is an arm ball - full and quick, and takes out the off stump 590/10
Extras (b 8, lb 16, nb 2) 26
  Total (all out; 184.1 overs; 736 mins) 590 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket I Sharma 32 9 84 1 2.62 155 12 0 (1nb)
103.5 to KA Edwards, 86.4 mph, Sharma has remained persistent, and is rewarded now. Edwards pushes at a short-of-a-length delivery, just outside off. I think it's the movement in that makes Edwards pushes at it. He doesn't quite reach the line, though, and edges it through to Dhoni 314/3
View wickets VR Aaron 28 4 106 3 3.78 120 18 0
163.6 to Bravo, 87.5 mph, Oh destiny. Bravo falls on 166. Lara scored 167 in his 13th Test. Aaron gets his maiden Test wicket. Length ball, wide of off, not too wide. Close enough to drive. Bravo goes hard at it, and manages only an edge through to Dhoni. Bravo now needs to score 1 not out in the second innings to maintain the Lara stats 518/5
165.5 to Baugh, 87.5 mph, Aaron has spent hours waiting for his bus. And now two have arrived one after the other. Baugh looks to turn this down to third man, gets a bottom edge, into the off stump 524/6
169.4 to Sammy, 85.8 mph, Aaron is on a roll here. The buses are coming by a truckload. Short of a length, outside off, Sammy wants to punch this powerfully. The ball holds its line slightly, the edge is taken, and Aaron has three 540/7
View wicket PP Ojha 48 10 126 1 2.62 217 13 0
150.1 to Powell, gone against the run of play. A good catch from Dhoni. Powell goes in the 80s to emulate Edwards's effort. This is the quicker one outside off, Powell plays a slightly loose cut away from the body, gets a thick edge, which Dhoni pouches. Another century missed 474/4
View wickets R Ashwin 52.1 6 156 5 2.99 218 17 0
52.5 to Barath, 50.3 mph, there's the wicket. The batsmen's concentration hasn't been spot on for the last 15 minutes. Barath presses half forward, and then stays there - neither forward nor back - to a length-ball offbreak. The ball turns and bounces, gets the inside edge onto the pad, and lobs up for an easy catch for Dhoni 137/1
58.6 to Brathwaite, 48.3 mph, Ashwin strikes again. Bat-pad again. Again the well-set batsman. KB is not too pleased with the decision. This one dips on Brathwaite, who is found not to the pitch of the ball. The ball turns, seemingly past the inside edge, and lobs off the pad. Indians have no doubt there is bat involved, the umpire has no doubt bat is involved. KB is not convinced, though. It has kissed the glove on the way. Entirely possible that KB didn't feel it. Top call by the ump 150/2
174.1 to Rampaul, 52.1 mph, A straighter one from round the stumps. RR defends for an offbreak, is hit on the pad, and then bat, and taken at silly point. Ashwin starts appealing for leg-before first, which is a very good shout too. The umpire, though, gives him out caught. Two distinct sounds there 563/8
176.6 to Samuels, 54.6 mph, Carrom ball. Gone. Dravid takes a good, low catch. Just short of a length, Samuels moves forward to play for an offbreak, then sees it break away a touch, and instinctively opens the face. The edge is taken, and the low chance is pouched at slip 566/9
184.1 to Bishoo, That's a Michelle. Ashwin's second five-for in three Tests. Bishoo tries to slog a full ball, this is an arm ball - full and quick, and takes out the off stump 590/10
  V Sehwag 16 1 61 0 3.81 60 7 0 (1nb)
  V Kohli 2 0 9 0 4.50 7 1 0
  SR Tendulkar 6 0 24 0 4.00 21 2 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c †Baugh b Rampaul 55 165 99 8 0 55.55
33.6 81.6 mph, He is gone. Loose shot. He very rarely pulls. This is a high bouncer. His head is falling away as he pulls. Misses. Baugh goes up immediately. Gambhir shakes his head. Doesn't seem to have touched it, hard to tell if there was a faint nick. Nothing on the snicko. The umpire's finger goes up. He walks back slowly. Tendulkar puts on his helmet. The crowd goes wild again as Gambhir reaches the boundary 138/2
View dismissal V Sehwag b Sammy 37 72 50 3 1 74.00
14.3 77.6 mph, Sehwag is gone. The ground is stunned into silence. Accuracy does it. This is just short of a driving length, pitched around off, and nips back in slightly. Sehwag is forward but it sneaks through the gap 67/1
View dismissal R Dravid b Samuels 82 191 149 11 0 55.03
60.5 51.5 mph, He has bowled him. Dravid tries to late-cut a length-ball offbreak. The ball squeezes under the at and whispers something to the off stump on the way. The bail comes off. Dravid and the umpires are not sure if Baugh has disturbed the stump or the ball. The replays say the latter. Dravid misses a century, much like West Indies' non-No. 4s 224/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Sammy b Rampaul 94 219 153 8 2 61.43
86.6 86.2 mph, Don't whisper a word. The whole world will be able to hear you. Wankhede is stunned into silence. Rampaul spoils the party, Sammy holds the catch at second slip. Rampaul goes on a celebratory run. Short, not too wide, bounces rib-high, Tendulkar wants to punch, but ends up opening the face on it. Sammy takes a sharp catch at second slip. Five Tests ago he had dropped Dravid in the same position for the man to score a match-winning century. Not today. Just a sigh from Tendulkar as he walks back. A slight grimace towards the end of the walk, looks at the crowd, looks at bat. Walks off. he still has 30 more centuries than the next best 322/5
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Samuels b FH Edwards 32 85 54 3 0 59.25
81.1 85.1 mph, Laxman gone first ball. Did this stop at him? Laxman sees driving length, and does without really coming forward. the ball takes a thick edge through to gully. It was the slight late swing that did it. He looks suspiciously at the pitch. West Indies right in. India need 104 to avoid follow-on, a young batsman walks in next 287/4
View dismissal V Kohli c FH Edwards b Bishoo 52 154 111 5 0 46.84
116.2 46.5 mph, Kohli is gone, not a delivery that normally gets a wicket, flighted and full, Kohli jumps down the track, he could have smashed that where he liked, instead he picks out the mid-on fielder, Kohli screams in frustration after that shot, I think he's done enough to be the No. 6 on Boxing Day though 428/7
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† b Sammy 8 30 21 1 0 38.09
91.4 78.3 mph, Sammy strikes. India in strife. This game is on. Stumps shattered. Tony Cozier would have screamed, "Timbahhh." Dhoni misses a straight full delivery. No feet. Had he been slightly forward he could have driven this on the full. The feet are cemented, the bat comes down slow, and the ball squeezes under it 331/6
View dismissal R Ashwin c Barath b Rampaul 103 180 118 15 2 87.28
135.4 82.6 mph, he is gone now. Can aim for another five-for now. Top-edges this pull. Caught at midwicket. Lovely effort from Ashwin 482/10
View dismissal I Sharma c Bravo b Samuels 5 44 36 0 0 13.88
125.6 53.4 mph, straight off the bat into the lap of short leg. That one bounced higher than Ishant expected. It was pitched on a length around off stump and Ishant leaned forward to defend. The extra bounce beat him and it's the shoulder of the bat to offer a simple catch to Darren Bravo 455/8
View dismissal VR Aaron b Samuels 4 16 14 1 0 28.57
129.6 52.5 mph, Timber. Aaron's pretence of being a batsman ends. He enjoyed playing the forward-defensive a lot. He tried it again, but misjudged the amount of turn on this offbreak. The outside edge is beaten, and the off stump pegged back 463/9
PP Ojha not out 0 21 14 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, w 4, nb 5) 10
  Total (all out; 135.4 overs; 596 mins) 482 (3.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket FH Edwards 28 4 116 1 4.14 117 14 2 (5nb)
81.1 to Laxman, 85.1 mph, Laxman gone first ball. Did this stop at him? Laxman sees driving length, and does without really coming forward. the ball takes a thick edge through to gully. It was the slight late swing that did it. He looks suspiciously at the pitch. West Indies right in. India need 104 to avoid follow-on, a young batsman walks in next 287/4
View wickets R Rampaul 24.4 3 95 3 3.85 101 12 0 (2w)
33.6 to Gambhir, 81.6 mph, He is gone. Loose shot. He very rarely pulls. This is a high bouncer. His head is falling away as he pulls. Misses. Baugh goes up immediately. Gambhir shakes his head. Doesn't seem to have touched it, hard to tell if there was a faint nick. Nothing on the snicko. The umpire's finger goes up. He walks back slowly. Tendulkar puts on his helmet. The crowd goes wild again as Gambhir reaches the boundary 138/2
86.6 to Tendulkar, 86.2 mph, Don't whisper a word. The whole world will be able to hear you. Wankhede is stunned into silence. Rampaul spoils the party, Sammy holds the catch at second slip. Rampaul goes on a celebratory run. Short, not too wide, bounces rib-high, Tendulkar wants to punch, but ends up opening the face on it. Sammy takes a sharp catch at second slip. Five Tests ago he had dropped Dravid in the same position for the man to score a match-winning century. Not today. Just a sigh from Tendulkar as he walks back. A slight grimace towards the end of the walk, looks at the crowd, looks at bat. Walks off. he still has 30 more centuries than the next best 322/5
135.4 to Ashwin, 82.6 mph, he is gone now. Can aim for another five-for now. Top-edges this pull. Caught at midwicket. Lovely effort from Ashwin 482/10
View wickets DJG Sammy 26 3 90 2 3.46 114 13 1 (2w)
14.3 to Sehwag, 77.6 mph, Sehwag is gone. The ground is stunned into silence. Accuracy does it. This is just short of a driving length, pitched around off, and nips back in slightly. Sehwag is forward but it sneaks through the gap 67/1
91.4 to Dhoni, 78.3 mph, Sammy strikes. India in strife. This game is on. Stumps shattered. Tony Cozier would have screamed, "Timbahhh." Dhoni misses a straight full delivery. No feet. Had he been slightly forward he could have driven this on the full. The feet are cemented, the bat comes down slow, and the ball squeezes under it 331/6
View wickets MN Samuels 17 0 74 3 4.35 60 9 0
60.5 to Dravid, 51.5 mph, He has bowled him. Dravid tries to late-cut a length-ball offbreak. The ball squeezes under the at and whispers something to the off stump on the way. The bail comes off. Dravid and the umpires are not sure if Baugh has disturbed the stump or the ball. The replays say the latter. Dravid misses a century, much like West Indies' non-No. 4s 224/3
125.6 to Sharma, 53.4 mph, straight off the bat into the lap of short leg. That one bounced higher than Ishant expected. It was pitched on a length around off stump and Ishant leaned forward to defend. The extra bounce beat him and it's the shoulder of the bat to offer a simple catch to Darren Bravo 455/8
129.6 to Aaron, 52.5 mph, Timber. Aaron's pretence of being a batsman ends. He enjoyed playing the forward-defensive a lot. He tried it again, but misjudged the amount of turn on this offbreak. The outside edge is beaten, and the off stump pegged back 463/9
View wicket D Bishoo 40 6 106 1 2.65 178 7 2
116.2 to Kohli, 46.5 mph, Kohli is gone, not a delivery that normally gets a wicket, flighted and full, Kohli jumps down the track, he could have smashed that where he liked, instead he picks out the mid-on fielder, Kohli screams in frustration after that shot, I think he's done enough to be the No. 6 on Boxing Day though 428/7
  West Indies 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB Barath c Laxman b Ojha 3 18 10 0 0 30.00
4.1 48.7 mph, Soft dismissal. Driven straight to short cover. He was to the pitch of this fullish delivery, but just failed to keep it down. Laxman takes a low catch to his left 6/1
View dismissal KC Brathwaite c Tendulkar b Ojha 35 147 115 2 0 30.43
38.5 47.0 mph, Goes for the cut, extra bounce, and gone. The over-the-wicket line works. This is pitched middle and off, cuttable length, Brathwaite goes for the shot, but it turns and bounces. Hits the top half of the bat and lobs to point. The crowd likes it 91/3
View dismissal KA Edwards st †Dhoni b Ojha 17 25 24 3 0 70.83
10.6 47.8 mph, that is slightly brainless. Edwards is suitably angry too. He jumps down the track and swings down the wrong line. Stumped easily. He has done really well to not destroy something on the way. He is livid with himself 30/2
View dismissal DM Bravo c & b Ojha 48 129 105 5 0 45.71
46.1 50.2 mph, Ojha has four out of four. Flighted outside off, Bravo wants to drive to cover, is not quite to the pitch of the ball, the wrists close the face of the bat, he chips it back to Oha, who gleefully accepts it. West Indies 220 for 4 with 77 overs still remaining 112/4
View dismissal KOA Powell lbw b Ashwin 11 46 29 0 0 37.93
49.3 52.2 mph, Huge wicket. Last recognised batsman gone. Bold decision from the umpire. Powell strides forward, this is a length ball, pitches just outside off, goes with the arm. Powell plays for the turn. beaten. The height looks good but it has some distance to travel. Would have clipped leg, but these are the decisions we see given more often these days. The first lbw of the match if I am not mistaken 120/7
View dismissal MN Samuels st †Dhoni b Ojha 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
46.5 47.7 mph, Ojha has five out of five. A brain freeze for Samuels. Jumps out of the crease, posts his intentions on twitter before doing so, Ojha bowls a quicker full delivery. Samuels swings down the wrong line. The ball turns away past the off stump, and Dhoni completes the stumping. That was a Javagal Srinath shot with the head falling away. West Indies 22 for 5 with 77 overs still to go 112/5
View dismissal CS Baugh b Ashwin 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
47.5 49.2 mph, Ojha can't get the perfect 10, but I am sure he won't mind it. The classical offspinner's dismissal. Tossed up outside off, not sure if it drifted away, but Baugh went to drive against the turn and away from the body. The gate was created, and the offbreak burst through. West Indies are having a public nervous breakdown here 117/6
View dismissal DJG Sammy* c †Dhoni b Ashwin 10 35 22 0 0 45.45
57.1 53.4 mph, Sammy is gone. West Indies go deeper into the mire. Short of a length, outside off, open of-side field. Sammy rocks back to force it through the off side. Gets a thick edge, and Dhoni takes a good catch. West Indies 242 for 9, with 66.5 overs to go, minus two for the changeover 134/9
View dismissal R Rampaul c Tendulkar b Ojha 0 10 14 0 0 0.00
52.4 47.7 mph, this is ridiculous. They are disintegrating faster than an empty icecream cone under Steve Waugh's Out Of My Comfort Zone. Rampaul tries the massive slog sweep. Ends up playing it a touch squarer and higher than he wants. Tendulkar makes ground to his right, from deep square, and completes an eventually simple catch. West Indies 237 for 8 with 71 overs remaining, minus two for the changeover 129/8
FH Edwards not out 2 17 16 0 0 12.50
View dismissal D Bishoo lbw b Ashwin 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
57.2 54.8 mph, He spends precisely a minute on the wicket. That's eight wickets in 95 minutes. All ten to spinners. Shambolic from West Indies. Ashwin bowls the arm ball first up, pitches outside off, short of a length, keeps going from outside off. Hit in front of the stumps, no the back foot. Easy lbw decision 134/10
Extras (b 3, lb 4) 7
  Total (all out; 57.2 overs; 225 mins) 134 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets PP Ojha 27 5 47 6 1.74 125 2 0
4.1 to Barath, 48.7 mph, Soft dismissal. Driven straight to short cover. He was to the pitch of this fullish delivery, but just failed to keep it down. Laxman takes a low catch to his left 6/1
10.6 to KA Edwards, 47.8 mph, that is slightly brainless. Edwards is suitably angry too. He jumps down the track and swings down the wrong line. Stumped easily. He has done really well to not destroy something on the way. He is livid with himself 30/2
38.5 to Brathwaite, 47.0 mph, Goes for the cut, extra bounce, and gone. The over-the-wicket line works. This is pitched middle and off, cuttable length, Brathwaite goes for the shot, but it turns and bounces. Hits the top half of the bat and lobs to point. The crowd likes it 91/3
46.1 to Bravo, 50.2 mph, Ojha has four out of four. Flighted outside off, Bravo wants to drive to cover, is not quite to the pitch of the ball, the wrists close the face of the bat, he chips it back to Oha, who gleefully accepts it. West Indies 220 for 4 with 77 overs still remaining 112/4
46.5 to Samuels, 47.7 mph, Ojha has five out of five. A brain freeze for Samuels. Jumps out of the crease, posts his intentions on twitter before doing so, Ojha bowls a quicker full delivery. Samuels swings down the wrong line. The ball turns away past the off stump, and Dhoni completes the stumping. That was a Javagal Srinath shot with the head falling away. West Indies 22 for 5 with 77 overs still to go 112/5
52.4 to Rampaul, 47.7 mph, this is ridiculous. They are disintegrating faster than an empty icecream cone under Steve Waugh's Out Of My Comfort Zone. Rampaul tries the massive slog sweep. Ends up playing it a touch squarer and higher than he wants. Tendulkar makes ground to his right, from deep square, and completes an eventually simple catch. West Indies 237 for 8 with 71 overs remaining, minus two for the changeover 129/8
  I Sharma 8 2 15 0 1.87 39 2 0
  VR Aaron 4 0 23 0 5.75 14 4 0
View wickets R Ashwin 15.2 0 34 4 2.21 67 1 0
47.5 to Baugh, 49.2 mph, Ojha can't get the perfect 10, but I am sure he won't mind it. The classical offspinner's dismissal. Tossed up outside off, not sure if it drifted away, but Baugh went to drive against the turn and away from the body. The gate was created, and the offbreak burst through. West Indies are having a public nervous breakdown here 117/6
49.3 to Powell, 52.2 mph, Huge wicket. Last recognised batsman gone. Bold decision from the umpire. Powell strides forward, this is a length ball, pitches just outside off, goes with the arm. Powell plays for the turn. beaten. The height looks good but it has some distance to travel. Would have clipped leg, but these are the decisions we see given more often these days. The first lbw of the match if I am not mistaken 120/7
57.1 to Sammy, 53.4 mph, Sammy is gone. West Indies go deeper into the mire. Short of a length, outside off, open of-side field. Sammy rocks back to force it through the off side. Gets a thick edge, and Dhoni takes a good catch. West Indies 242 for 9, with 66.5 overs to go, minus two for the changeover 134/9
57.2 to Bishoo, 54.8 mph, He spends precisely a minute on the wicket. That's eight wickets in 95 minutes. All ten to spinners. Shambolic from West Indies. Ashwin bowls the arm ball first up, pitches outside off, short of a length, keeps going from outside off. Hit in front of the stumps, no the back foot. Easy lbw decision 134/10
  V Sehwag 2 0 3 0 1.50 9 0 0
  SR Tendulkar 1 0 5 0 5.00 4 1 0
  India 2nd innings (target: 243 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Sammy b FH Edwards 12 24 11 1 0 109.09
4.3 85.4 mph, Relief for West Indies. Gambhir drives a length ball with an open face. Fails to keep it down, finds Sammy at point. If this had been West Indies' pre-lunch field, Gambhir would have got an easy single for this. Well done on that rethink 19/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c Sammy b Bishoo 60 87 65 8 0 92.30
19.1 52.3 mph, Sehwag has found a new way of getting out. He is trying to play the reverse-paddle, but this full toss hits the reverse-leading edge and lobs to short fine leg. Sehwag is bemused. Hugs the bat and goes back. Can't believe it. Can not believe it 101/2
View dismissal R Dravid c sub (D Ramdin) b Samuels 33 82 49 1 0 67.34
24.1 51.4 mph, Gone. Now it gets really interesting. Flighted around off. Dravid flicks, but fails to keep it down. Denesh Ramdin leaps high at deepish midwicket to take presumably his first non-wicketkeeper catch. What a day of Test cricket 113/4
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c KA Edwards b Samuels 3 6 7 0 0 42.85
20.5 48.5 mph, Tendulkar is gone. Now things get interesting. Will India keep going for the chase? It's a good catch by K Edwards who is wrongfooted initially. This is a length ball, hits one of the dry spots, and bounces more than expected. Tendulkar checks the drive, it hits the top half of the bat, Edwards at short midwicket has moved to his left but this is lobbing to his right. He dives against the momentum, a bit like a bowler in his follow-through, and completes the dive on one of the practice wickets. Neat stuff 106/3
View dismissal VVS Laxman c Barath b Rampaul 31 67 53 1 0 58.49
39.3 82.4 mph, The RR bouncer. Laxman is gone. A loose shot. A rare failure for Laxman in chases. The pull is not his best suit. This one he tries to pull from outside off. Almost in slow motion. Top-edges it to mid-on 165/5
View dismissal V Kohli c Sammy b Bishoo 63 136 114 3 1 55.26
59.1 49.1 mph, Kohli c limping Sammy b hobbling Bishoo. Lovely twist in the game. This one is short, fair game for the cut, but it turns away too. Kohli gets a top edge on the cut. Sammy is virtually on one leg, but takes the catch. Kohli is distraught. He looks at the pitch as if a best friend has just stabbed him in his back 224/7
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c KA Edwards b Rampaul 13 45 37 1 0 35.13
49.4 82.6 mph, That should do nicely for West Indies. Right back into the game. Dhoni drives on the up, the ball is dying, and swerving away to the right of short cover, where Edwards takes a smart catch. This is a lovely day of Test cricket 189/6
View dismissal R Ashwin run out (sub [D Ramdin]/†Baugh) 14 70 27 0 0 51.85
63.6 from FH Edwards, West Indies salvage a draw here. Fletcher might as well say, "We flippin' murdered them.". A length ball, pushes his weight back and smashes this down to long-on. It's as if he has made his mind up there is no second available. Slow to start, slow to turn around. He goes for the second only when Aaron pushes him. Run out by a mile. Did Ashwin miss a trick in the final moment? This doesn't by any means take away credit from what all Ashwin did in the lead-up 242/9
View dismissal I Sharma b Rampaul 10 23 17 1 0 58.82
62.5 84.7 mph, RR strikes. A hush falls over the Wankhede. This is a beauty. This man has bowled his guts out. Short of a length, seams back in, too good for Sharma. Bursts through the gap. Leg stump is out 239/8
VR Aaron not out 2 12 5 0 0 40.00
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (9 wickets; 64 overs; 278 mins) 242 (3.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket FH Edwards 7 0 28 1 4.00 22 2 0 (1nb)
4.3 to Gambhir, 85.4 mph, Relief for West Indies. Gambhir drives a length ball with an open face. Fails to keep it down, finds Sammy at point. If this had been West Indies' pre-lunch field, Gambhir would have got an easy single for this. Well done on that rethink 19/1
View wickets R Rampaul 16 1 56 3 3.50 58 5 0
39.3 to Laxman, 82.4 mph, The RR bouncer. Laxman is gone. A loose shot. A rare failure for Laxman in chases. The pull is not his best suit. This one he tries to pull from outside off. Almost in slow motion. Top-edges it to mid-on 165/5
49.4 to Dhoni, 82.6 mph, That should do nicely for West Indies. Right back into the game. Dhoni drives on the up, the ball is dying, and swerving away to the right of short cover, where Edwards takes a smart catch. This is a lovely day of Test cricket 189/6
62.5 to Sharma, 84.7 mph, RR strikes. A hush falls over the Wankhede. This is a beauty. This man has bowled his guts out. Short of a length, seams back in, too good for Sharma. Bursts through the gap. Leg stump is out 239/8
View wickets MN Samuels 25 0 93 2 3.72 80 3 1
20.5 to Tendulkar, 48.5 mph, Tendulkar is gone. Now things get interesting. Will India keep going for the chase? It's a good catch by K Edwards who is wrongfooted initially. This is a length ball, hits one of the dry spots, and bounces more than expected. Tendulkar checks the drive, it hits the top half of the bat, Edwards at short midwicket has moved to his left but this is lobbing to his right. He dives against the momentum, a bit like a bowler in his follow-through, and completes the dive on one of the practice wickets. Neat stuff 106/3
24.1 to Dravid, 51.4 mph, Gone. Now it gets really interesting. Flighted around off. Dravid flicks, but fails to keep it down. Denesh Ramdin leaps high at deepish midwicket to take presumably his first non-wicketkeeper catch. What a day of Test cricket 113/4
View wickets D Bishoo 16 0 65 2 4.06 54 6 0
19.1 to Sehwag, 52.3 mph, Sehwag has found a new way of getting out. He is trying to play the reverse-paddle, but this full toss hits the reverse-leading edge and lobs to short fine leg. Sehwag is bemused. Hugs the bat and goes back. Can't believe it. Can not believe it 101/2
59.1 to Kohli, 49.1 mph, Kohli c limping Sammy b hobbling Bishoo. Lovely twist in the game. This one is short, fair game for the cut, but it turns away too. Kohli gets a top edge on the cut. Sammy is virtually on one leg, but takes the catch. Kohli is distraught. He looks at the pitch as if a best friend has just stabbed him in his back 224/7

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to bat
Series - India won the 3-match series 2-0
Test debut - VR Aaron (India)
Player of the match - R Ashwin (India)
Player of the series - R Ashwin (India)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - SK Tarapore
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - S Ravi
Close of play
  • Tue, 22 Nov - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 267/2 (KA Edwards 65*, DM Bravo 57*, 91 ov)
  • Wed, 23 Nov - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 575/9 (FH Edwards 7*, D Bishoo 2*, 181 ov)
  • Thu, 24 Nov - day 3 - India 1st innings 281/3 (SR Tendulkar 67*, VVS Laxman 32*, 80 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Nov - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 81/2 (KC Brathwaite 34*, DM Bravo 27*, 34 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Nov - day 5 - India 2nd innings 242/9 (64 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • West Indies 1st innings
    • Drinks: West Indies - 36/0 in 12.0 overs (AB Barath 20, KC Brathwaite 14)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 17.5 overs (108 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (AB Barath 25, KC Brathwaite 17, Ex 8)
    • Lunch: West Indies - 80/0 in 30.0 overs (AB Barath 37, KC Brathwaite 35)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 40.3 overs (244 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 244 balls (AB Barath 46, KC Brathwaite 46, Ex 8)
    • KC Brathwaite: 50 off 136 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 109/0 in 46.0 overs (AB Barath 49, KC Brathwaite 52)
    • AB Barath: 50 off 128 balls (6 x 4)
    • West Indies: 150 runs in 58.5 overs (354 balls), Extras 14
    • Tea: West Indies - 161/2 in 61.0 overs (KA Edwards 13, DM Bravo 4)
    • West Indies: 200 runs in 71.6 overs (433 balls), Extras 15
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (KA Edwards 32, DM Bravo 19, Ex 1)
    • KA Edwards: 50 off 69 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 226/2 in 76.0 overs (KA Edwards 51, DM Bravo 30)
    • New Ball Taken: West Indies 245/2 after 84.4 overs (KA Edwards 56, DM Bravo 44)
    • West Indies: 250 runs in 85.4 overs (515 balls), Extras 15
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 160 balls (KA Edwards 50, DM Bravo 49, Ex 1)
    • DM Bravo: 50 off 88 balls (7 x 4)
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 267/2 in 91.0 overs (KA Edwards 65, DM Bravo 57)
    • West Indies: 300 runs in 99.4 overs (599 balls), Extras 19
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 244 balls (KA Edwards 72, DM Bravo 75, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: West Indies - 314/3 in 103.5 overs (DM Bravo 79)
    • West Indies: 350 runs in 110.6 overs (667 balls), Extras 19
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (DM Bravo 19, KOA Powell 33, Ex 0)
    • DM Bravo: 100 off 153 balls (12 x 4)
    • Lunch: West Indies - 378/3 in 121.0 overs (DM Bravo 105, KOA Powell 38)
    • West Indies: 400 runs in 128.1 overs (770 balls), Extras 19
    • KOA Powell: 50 off 91 balls (7 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 175 balls (DM Bravo 46, KOA Powell 52, Ex 2)
    • West Indies: 450 runs in 141.4 overs (852 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: West Indies - 454/3 in 143.0 overs (DM Bravo 143, KOA Powell 73)
    • DM Bravo: 150 off 248 balls (16 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 258 balls (DM Bravo 71, KOA Powell 75, Ex 4)
    • Tea: West Indies - 494/4 in 157.0 overs (DM Bravo 156, MN Samuels 18)
    • West Indies: 500 runs in 160.3 overs (965 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: West Indies - 539/6 in 169.0 overs (MN Samuels 44, DJG Sammy 3)
    • West Indies: 550 runs in 173.2 overs (1042 balls), Extras 25
    • MN Samuels: 50 off 89 balls (8 x 4)
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 575/9 in 181.0 overs (FH Edwards 7, D Bishoo 2)
    • New Ball Taken: West Indies 579/9 after 181.6 overs (FH Edwards 7, D Bishoo 6)
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 590/10 in 184.1 overs (FH Edwards 11)
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (66 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (G Gambhir 19, V Sehwag 28, Ex 4)
    • Lunch: India - 74/1 in 19.0 overs (G Gambhir 30, R Dravid 1)
    • India: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (157 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (G Gambhir 22, R Dravid 26, Ex 2)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 89 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 133/1 in 32.0 overs (G Gambhir 54, R Dravid 34)
    • India: 150 runs in 39.6 overs (244 balls), Extras 8
    • R Dravid: 50 off 99 balls (6 x 4)
    • Tea: India - 172/2 in 47.0 overs (R Dravid 52, SR Tendulkar 20)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (R Dravid 24, SR Tendulkar 27, Ex 0)
    • India: 200 runs in 53.1 overs (323 balls), Extras 8
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 88 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: India - 236/3 in 66.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 50, VVS Laxman 4)
    • India: 250 runs in 69.3 overs (421 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (SR Tendulkar 24, VVS Laxman 26, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: India - 281/3 in 80.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 67, VVS Laxman 32)
    • New Ball Taken: India 281/3 after 80.1 overs (SR Tendulkar 67, VVS Laxman 32)
    • India: 300 runs in 83.2 overs (505 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: India - 327/5 in 91.0 overs (V Kohli 14, MS Dhoni 4)
    • India: 350 runs in 96.5 overs (586 balls), Extras 9
    • Lunch: India - 376/6 in 105.0 overs (V Kohli 33, R Ashwin 26)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (V Kohli 22, R Ashwin 33, Ex 0)
    • India: 400 runs in 110.1 overs (666 balls), Extras 10
    • R Ashwin: 50 off 59 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • V Kohli: 50 off 105 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 435/7 in 120.0 overs (R Ashwin 63, I Sharma 2)
    • India: 450 runs in 123.4 overs (747 balls), Extras 10
    • R Ashwin: 100 off 117 balls (15 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Tea: India - 482/10 in 135.4 overs (PP Ojha 0)
    • West Indies 2nd innings
    • Drinks: West Indies - 41/2 in 16.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 14, DM Bravo 7)
    • West Indies: 50 runs in 20.1 overs (121 balls), Extras 0
    • End Of Day: West Indies - 81/2 in 34.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 34, DM Bravo 27)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 138 balls (KC Brathwaite 24, DM Bravo 27, Ex 0)
    • West Indies: 100 runs in 41.1 overs (247 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: West Indies - 117/6 in 47.5 overs (KOA Powell 10)
    • Innings Break: West Indies - 134/10 in 57.2 overs (FH Edwards 2)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Lunch: India - 16/0 in 3.0 overs (G Gambhir 9, V Sehwag 6)
    • India: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (61 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (V Sehwag 29, R Dravid 21, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 93/1 in 18.0 overs (V Sehwag 53, R Dravid 27)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 61 balls (7 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 18.5 overs (114 balls), Extras 1
    • Tea: India - 148/4 in 34.0 overs (VVS Laxman 19, V Kohli 20)
    • India: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (207 balls), Extras 1
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (VVS Laxman 26, V Kohli 25, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 188/5 in 49.0 overs (V Kohli 35, MS Dhoni 13)
    • India: 200 runs in 52.6 overs (319 balls), Extras 1
    • V Kohli: 50 off 95 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
 
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