Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
99(100) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 0 0 4 10
DJG Sammy
63(45) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 1 2 1 1 26

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O10.0
M1
R37
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Rampaul
O10.0
M0
R60
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is all from this game. The series is alive for the final match in Kanpur. It is a day game on Wednesday. Abhishek Purohit signing off till then. Good night.

Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match. Sammy: "I must thank my team-mates for giving me another opportunity. It must have been difficult to do that, seeing how the series has gone for me. Simmons and I communicated well. We backed ourselves to get 90-odd in the last ten overs. Once I am hitting the ball nicely, it was always good for me. Good to contribute in a crucial game."

Dwayne Bravo: "Great team effort. Holder and Rampaul gave us a good start, can't forget young Permaul. Once we got the Indians under 300, we backed ourselves to chase. We planned very well. It was a must-win game for us. We communicated well on the field. The bowlers executed. We fielded well. Bowling to MS, the best player in the world, is always difficult. Well done to young Powell, Simmons and Darren Sammy. Myself getting out at a crucial time. Our aim was for one of the top five batters to bat through the innings. We had four half-centuries today, so that was good."

MS Dhoni: "There was a lot of dew, was difficult for bowlers to even grip the ball, let along putting it in right areas. Toss was crucial. To take it to the last over was a superb bowling effort. The spinners did really well. When we went into bowl, there was plenty of dew, and it kept getting worse. It was very difficult to score runs and rotate strike. We saw that when they batted as well. If there was no dew, 289 was 400-odd on this pitch with so much turn and bounce."

Not often can you accuse him of not throwing his wicket away, but for once, Darren Sammy has done exactly the same. He came in at 185 for 5. There was extra responsibility as West Indies were playing an extra bowler. They needed 22 more when Simmons fell but Sammy wasn't going to give it away tonight. This is as sensible a finishing innings as you'll ever see, and he's still managed a strike-rate of 140. He's led West Indies to their fourth-highest successful chase

Catches galore going down this game. West Indies put down a couple, but India outdid them by dropping at least five chances, including Darren Bravo thrice in four balls. Yuvraj put down Simmons on 43. West Indies were 215 for 5 then.

Lendl Simmons [on what he and Sammy were thinking]: "Just knock it around, keep rotating the strike, build a partnership, bat till the end. Sammy batted well. We stuck to our gameplan and executed it well." Simmons adds it was difficult to bowl. The ball was changed twice when West Indies batted, there was so much dew around.

Kamal: "I'm looking for the guy who sent that feedback saying Sammy's been in the team only to take good catches. #MotherOfJinxes"

49.3
1
Sharma to Sammy, 1 run, that shall do it for West Indies, Darren Sammy gets under this pitched up delivery and lifts it over the infield, there is deep midwicket, but a single is all West Indies need, and Sammy strolls to the other end with a smile on his face
49.2
1lb
Sharma to Permaul, 1 leg bye, Mohit goes up in appeal for lbw, this cut in and hit him too high, Sammy and Permaul kept their cool to sneak in the leg bye as the ball rolls square on the off side

All men saving the single in the circle

49.1
1
Sharma to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy was winding up, but he saw this bowled slow, and reined himself in to tap it into the off side for a single

Second bat change for Sammy. Mohit Sharma will bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
49 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 286/8

  • DJG Sammy61 (43b)
  • V Permaul0 (0b)
  • Mohammed Shami7-0-55-2
  • B Kumar9-1-56-2
48.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Sammy, 1 run, Sammy goes for glory off the short ball and swipes hard, it flies in the air, Yuvraj at midwicket puts in a theatrical dive, but it eludes him, there is a man in the deep though, and Sammy keeps strike for the last over
48.5
W
Mohammed Shami to Narine, OUT, oh dear, another one throws it away, Narine tries an almighty pull, he is hurried for pace on the short ball, and the top edge ends in square leg's hands, they cross over, and Sammy will be on strike next ball
48.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Narine, no run, mistimes a drive and the ball rolls to extra cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
99(100) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 0 0 4 10
DJG Sammy
63(45) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 1 2 1 1 26

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O10.0
M1
R37
W2
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Rampaul
O10.0
M0
R60
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF