West Indies tour of India, 1st ODI: India v West Indies at Nagpur, Jan 21, 2007
India won by 14 runs
21 January 2007 (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Samuels b Gayle 69 114 75 10 0 92.00
24.4 Strikes! Chris Gayle gets a wicket in his first over. It's an important one. Gambhir cuts straight into backward point's hands. The ball is wide and slightly short but Gambhir can't get his timing going. Samuels accepts a simple catch. Gambhir 144/1
View dismissal SC Ganguly run out (Smith) 98 177 110 11 3 89.09
38.1 from Gayle, Outstanding fielding by Dwayne Smith, and Ganguly falls short of his hundred by just 2. 219/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Gayle 31 54 38 3 0 81.57
36.5 A good full-length delivery. Tendulkar first shaped to sweep, then changed his mind but was too late in bringing his bat down. The ball raps his front leg on the full in front of off. Good decision by Billy Bowden 214/2
MS Dhoni not out 62 56 42 3 4 147.61
R Dravid* not out 54 48 35 4 3 154.28
Extras (b 5, lb 8, w 11) 24
  Total (3 wickets; 50 overs; 226 mins) 338 (6.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  IDR Bradshaw 6 0 43 0 7.16 (2w)
  JE Taylor 10 0 71 0 7.10 (3w)
  MN Samuels 10 0 53 0 5.30 (2w)
  DBL Powell 5 0 32 0 6.40 (1w)
View wickets CH Gayle 9 1 51 2 5.66 (2w)
24.4 to Gambhir, Strikes! Chris Gayle gets a wicket in his first over. It's an important one. Gambhir cuts straight into backward point's hands. The ball is wide and slightly short but Gambhir can't get his timing going. Samuels accepts a simple catch. Gambhir 144/1
36.5 to Tendulkar, A good full-length delivery. Tendulkar first shaped to sweep, then changed his mind but was too late in bringing his bat down. The ball raps his front leg on the full in front of off. Good decision by Billy Bowden 214/2
  DJ Bravo 4 0 41 0 10.25
  DR Smith 6 0 34 0 5.66 (1w)
  West Indies innings (target: 339 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CH Gayle c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 52 54 46 10 0 113.04
12.1 Beauty! Lands on the leg stump line, Gayle is turned inside out as he shapes to work it to the on side, and gets a outside edge as the ball turns and Rahul Dravid pouches a low catch at first slip. Huge wicket! 80/1
S Chanderpaul not out 149 233 136 16 3 109.55
View dismissal RS Morton b Harbhajan Singh 8 21 16 1 0 50.00
16.2 Harbhajan nails another victim! Cleans up Morton! Drifts in on the middle stump line and straightens, Morton is beaten in the flight and by the straightening, tries to work to on side and is bowled. 102/2
View dismissal MN Samuels b Khan 40 75 60 3 1 66.66
33.1 bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched on and around the off stump line and this one shaped back in after hitting the deck. Samuels throws his bat at it but fails to make contact. 175/3
View dismissal BC Lara* st †Dhoni b Tendulkar 31 28 23 2 2 134.78
40.3 Tendulkar ends Lara's knock. Anticipating that Lara would come down the track, he fires is a seam-up delivery, full and outside off stump, Lara is beaten by the pace and the length as he tries to stab at it and Dhoni pulls off a smart stumping. That is a huge wicket and tilts the scale back towards India. 241/4
View dismissal DJ Bravo c †Dhoni b Khan 17 11 11 3 0 154.54
43.4 Gone! Zaheer takes out Bravo. Lands on a length, on the off and middle stump line, slants away, Bravo tries to cut it late, is cramped up a touch and nicks it to Dhoni 264/5
View dismissal DR Smith b Agarkar 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
44.2 Crash! a yorker skids under the desperate wave of the bat and cleans up the furniture. India are at a touching distance from a victory here. 269/6
View dismissal D Ramdin c Gambhir b Sreesanth 7 15 6 1 0 116.66
47.5 Ramdin falls trying to go for a six. Again banged in short, at the body, Ramdin pulls, doesn't time it well and Gambhir moves to his left from fine leg to hold on to the catch. 304/7
View dismissal IDR Bradshaw run out (Sreesanth) 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
49.1 Sreesanth to Chanderpaul, Sreesanth keeps his cool and gets a run out. Driven back to him, he makes the stop, meanwhile Bradshaw is half-way down the track. Sreesanth doesn't throw, he runs with the ball towards the non-strikers end and beats Bradshaw 319/8
JE Taylor not out 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 8, w 5, nb 5) 18
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 233 mins) 324 (6.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Z Khan 10 2 48 2 4.80 (1nb)
33.1 to Samuels, bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched on and around the off stump line and this one shaped back in after hitting the deck. Samuels throws his bat at it but fails to make contact. 175/3
43.4 to Bravo, Gone! Zaheer takes out Bravo. Lands on a length, on the off and middle stump line, slants away, Bravo tries to cut it late, is cramped up a touch and nicks it to Dhoni 264/5
View wicket S Sreesanth 10 0 79 1 7.90 (4nb, 2w)
47.5 to Ramdin, Ramdin falls trying to go for a six. Again banged in short, at the body, Ramdin pulls, doesn't time it well and Gambhir moves to his left from fine leg to hold on to the catch. 304/7
View wicket AB Agarkar 10 1 75 1 7.50
44.2 to Smith, Crash! a yorker skids under the desperate wave of the bat and cleans up the furniture. India are at a touching distance from a victory here. 269/6
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 10 0 60 2 6.00 (1w)
12.1 to Gayle, Beauty! Lands on the leg stump line, Gayle is turned inside out as he shapes to work it to the on side, and gets a outside edge as the ball turns and Rahul Dravid pouches a low catch at first slip. Huge wicket! 80/1
16.2 to Morton, Harbhajan nails another victim! Cleans up Morton! Drifts in on the middle stump line and straightens, Morton is beaten in the flight and by the straightening, tries to work to on side and is bowled. 102/2
View wicket SR Tendulkar 10 0 54 1 5.40 (2w)
40.3 to Lara, Tendulkar ends Lara's knock. Anticipating that Lara would come down the track, he fires is a seam-up delivery, full and outside off stump, Lara is beaten by the pace and the length as he tries to stab at it and Dhoni pulls off a smart stumping. That is a huge wicket and tilts the scale back towards India. 241/4

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to field
Series - India led the 4-match series 1-0
Player of the match - S Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SL Shastri
TV umpire - GA Pratapkumar
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - VN Kulkarni
 
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