Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
55(46) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 6 4 5 0 6 2
S Chanderpaul
118(196) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 7 0 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O34.2
M9
R72
W6
Eco2.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJG Sammy
O8.0
M1
R35
W3
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is all from us for this Test match. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with our scorer Venkat Raghav, and leaving you with Sidharth Monga's final match report. Cheers!

R Ashwin is the Man of the Match on Test debut for his nine wickets. The last Indian to do that was RP Singh against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 2006. Ashwin: "I expected to get a few wickets but not so many. It is a very happy feeling to go into my wedding with such a performance, the only thing was the variation in bounce, if you were slower through the air, you would be slower off the pitch. So I bowled a bit quicker in the second innings. It helped that Ojha was bowling so many maidens from the other end. The batsman did not have the fear of being caught at bat-pad."

Dhoni: "That was a big lead, We all felt we did not bat the way we should in the first innings, we said we will have to make it up. Ojha bowled well in the first innings, Ashwin has got a few variations and he was supported by the other bowlers. We got a good start in both innings, and the middle order did well in the second. It was not an easy wicket to score, you had to be aware of the ball that kept low. We have got one more day of rest, we will relax and get ready for the next one."

Sammy: "When you play against a top team, you want to create the opportunity to win, we did that in the first innings but did not bat well in the second. The pitch played much better on the third and fourth days. We want improvement, we have to look to create opportunities and hopefully cash in. We believe we can win matches here."

India win a Test match after six matches, including the horror 0-4 rout against England. It comes against the same opposition they beat last, in Jamaica in June. They went on the forgettable tour of England after that, but are now back on home turf, and have begun this series with a win. Does not quite answer many questions that were raised in England, but they have won in Delhi with two debutant bowlers, and after conceding a big first-innings lead

poluru: "And people wanted Laxman to be dropped!!" They'll want that the next time he fails as well. Some things remain the same

suresh: "A year back didn't think that i would be so relieved after a win against WI..."

deep: "I think Yuvraj has to make a decision. He is 30 and hasn't been able to stabilize the lower middle order. I think it is time for allowing Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma or for that matter younger players to solidify the lower middle order so they can start to move up the order as the giants retire."

Abhishek: "Hats off to Chanderpaul...Perhaps, the last of the Windies legends."

80.4
1
Brathwaite to Laxman, 1 run, Laxman gets it done with now, shuffling across and working past square leg
80.3
0
Brathwaite to Laxman, no run, pushed through quicker, towards midwicket
80.2
0
Brathwaite to Laxman, no run, worked towards square leg now
80.1
0
Brathwaite to Laxman, no run, the leg side field is packed and Laxman cannot get it past the man in front of square leg

Damon: "I predict a tied test with India collapsing with 5 wickets for no runs."

END OF OVER:
80 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | INDIA: 275/5

  • MS Dhoni0 (4b)
  • VVS Laxman57 (101b)
  • DJG Sammy16-0-56-2
  • KC Brathwaite1-0-6-0
79.6
0
Sammy to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni ends the over with a shuffling push back to Sammy as he spears one in towards middle and leg
79.5
0
Sammy to Dhoni, no run, pushed towards extra cover now after a huge front foot stride

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
55(46) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 6 4 5 0 6 2
S Chanderpaul
118(196) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 7 0 1 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Ojha
O34.2
M9
R72
W6
Eco2.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJG Sammy
O8.0
M1
R35
W3
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF