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    69.5 Brathwaite's resistance is over. MS Dhoni has pulled off a smart stumping, the sort you see from the smartest cookies in gully cricket. What a set up. Ojha sends this down a little wider, a little slower, but just as full as he has been all day. Brathwaite is sucked out into the extensive forward lean and prod, but the ball breaks away and leaves him groping. Dhoni took almost no time to collect the ball and whip out the bails. The quickest hands you will ever see. Reminiscent of the stumping he pulled off for Ojha v Michael Clarke in Bangalore last year. The third umpire finds Brathwaite's back foot is still in the process of getting back in. With another keeper, it might have. 180/4
    11.6 impressive spin out of nowhere, and Powell is gone. Tossed up on off stump from round the stumps. The previous balls had straightened down the line, but this one burst in sharply. Powell was pressing forward with bat outside the line. It didn't matter if he was offering a shot, since the ball hit him in front of off and middle. Would have taken out leg stump. Umpire Dharmasena reckons so, in any case, and it seems to be a fair decision. Mind you, no UDRS in this series. 25/1
    23.3 this is top-class stuff from Ojha, he's out-done another batsman here. He has been flighting them all day, but this time he slows it up just a touch. Kirk again pressed forward, looking for the drive but was a touch early into the shot, and he wasn't to the pitch to make matters worse. He ended up scooping it right back, and this time Ojha gets both hands to it and holds on to the sharp catch. 45/2
    32.5 Ashwin strikes timber for his first wicket in Tests. Quick offbreak, angled in from round the stumps, hurries off the turf and straightens down the line. Should Bravo have been on the front foot? He stays back and tries to cut though there is no room to work with. He misses and the stumps are in a mess. That was a really poor shot, he was cutting from the leg stump line! 72/3
    101.2 Chanders is gone too now, West Indies falling apart today, it was the shuffle that did him in, Ishant had been slanting it in with some nip from wide of the crease, chanders was doing the shuffle to negotiate them, this one came back in a bit more for his comfort and bounced normally, which would be not that normal at the Kotla, Chanders missed the nurdle, and was struck in front of leg and middle, umpire dharmasena has no doubts about it 281/8
    77.2 and he's nailed him with a slider. The last one too held its line, and this wasn't a bad ploy at all to a batsman who stays back and tries to read the spin off the pitch. This one was full, Samuels didn't have much time to realise it was holding its line and poked at it with hard hands. The ball took a thin edge, Dhoni completed his 200th dismissal, and Ashwin's second. Huge blow this, Samuels is as key to the WI cause as Chanders. 200/5
    98.6 Ojha strikes in his first over of the day as Baugh misses the sweep, the ball carried in from a fullish length to catch him plumb in front of off on the back leg, the line was a touch too straight probably for him to be attempting the forcing sweep 269/6
    100.3 maiden Test five-for for Ojha, the arm ball slides in and catches Sammy deep in the crease on the pad, pitched around middle and carried in, lot of angle on that one, umpire Tucker does not think that would have gone down leg, looked to be a fair call 281/7
    107.3 and yet another leg before, Ashwin started to appeal a touch late, slowly at first, but his appeal gained confidence as it grew longer, he had struck Rampaul with a quickish one that hurried in, Rampaul was pushing well outside the line even as it struck him in front of middle 304/9
    108.2 sixth wicket for Pragyan Ojha as West Indies' collapse is complete today morning, Fidel going after a flighted full one outside off and only slicing it to point 304/10
    not out
    0
    3
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    0
    0.00
    Extras
    13 (b 4, lb 8, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    304 all out (108.2 Overs, 442 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma25.058013.2001
    UT Yadav19.055202.7300
    PP Ojha34.297262.0900
    R Ashwin27.048133.0000
    V Sehwag2.00502.5000
    Yuvraj Singh1.00202.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (KOA Powell, 11.6 ov), 2-45 (KA Edwards, 23.3 ov), 3-72 (DM Bravo, 32.5 ov), 4-180 (KC Brathwaite, 69.5 ov), 5-200 (MN Samuels, 77.2 ov), 6-269 (CS Baugh, 98.6 ov), 7-281 (DJG Sammy, 100.3 ov), 8-281 (S Chanderpaul, 101.2 ov), 9-304 (R Rampaul, 107.3 ov), 10-304 (FH Edwards, 108.2 ov)
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    12.3 West Indies have created some luck, it has brought them Gautam's wicket, and broken a threatening stand, Sehwag flowed into a straighter drive this time, too straight it turned out as Sammy got a finger to it, and the ball crashed in to Gautam's stumps, catching him well short, unfortunate way to go, but he has to 89/1
    15.4 oops, he tries something cute now, and perishes, moving outside the line of one sliding down leg and trying to help it around the corner, he is deep in the crease as he misses, Baugh is watching Sehwag's back foot and whips off the bails even as Sehwag's leg is in the air, strange dismissal, but that was smart work from Baugh 100/2
    52.4 and he's gone this time, could not get hold of the pull yet again as he looked to play the shot off the front foot, and the ball looped up feebly to Sammy, who was there at that shortish square leg he has been persisting with today, Sammy is delighted, he jumps in the air 209/9
    20.6 he's got him leg before, nipping in from a fullish length, similar to the no-ball that bowled Sehwag, Sachin was rapped on the pads in front of leg as he missed the tuck, umpire Tucker raised the finger and Fidel is delighted, India are three down after that flying start 113/3
    23.2 and another one, Bishoo strikes again, Laxman pushes lazily away from the body at a tossed up length ball and Baugh snaps up the outside edge, it was turning away well outside off before he had a needless dab at it, the ball stayed a touch low but Baugh was alert enough to take it 120/4
    32.2 another one departs, going for their shots, and falling apart, Yuvraj comes forward and pushes straight to extra cover, Sammy ran out Gautam and now he lures Yuvraj into a soft dismissal, pitching it up for the drive, Yuvraj does, but in the air, India in trouble 152/5
    32.6 they just keep crumbling, now the West Indies captain takes out his India counterpart, bends it in towards the stumps with the angle, there is a huge gap between bat and pad as Dhoni pushes, he pushes well outside the line as well, the ball takes the inside edge, brushes pad and disturbs the stumps 152/6
    34.6 Sammy gets another one, but Baugh has the major role to play in this dismissal, he is on fire behind the stumps, Ashwin tried to tickle one going quickly down leg, he managed a healthy edge but Baugh had already slithered to his left behind the line of the ball and was around to snap up the edge, excellent keeping, top stuff 154/7
    49.2 Baugh's excellent day behind the stumps continues, Samuels floated it up wide and full outside off, Ishant went for the big drive, and Baugh collected the ball, given right away, not sure whether there was an edge involved, looked gone in real time, replays show no edge, the sound was bat hitting the ground, Ishant walked back looking at his bat 203/8
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    7
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    42.85
    52.5 Umesh Yadav gets a first ball duck on Test debut, he was rooted to the crease as this one came back in a shade from a length, Yadav pushed feebly at it, but the ball crashed in to off stump 209/10
    Extras
    8 (b 5, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    209 all out (52.5 Overs, 247 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    FH Edwards11.015715.1811
    R Rampaul14.524422.9601
    DJG Sammy8.013534.3700
    D Bishoo14.005523.9200
    MN Samuels5.001312.6000
    Fall of wickets:1-89 (G Gambhir, 12.3 ov), 2-100 (V Sehwag, 15.4 ov), 3-113 (SR Tendulkar, 20.6 ov), 4-120 (VVS Laxman, 23.2 ov), 5-152 (Yuvraj Singh, 32.2 ov), 6-152 (MS Dhoni, 32.6 ov), 7-154 (R Ashwin, 34.6 ov), 8-203 (I Sharma, 49.2 ov), 9-209 (R Dravid, 52.4 ov), 10-209 (UT Yadav, 52.5 ov)
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    13.1 that has got to be out, and umpire Tucker sends him back, slid in and struck him in front of middle as he pressed forward outside the line, Brathwaite's patience has not got him through to stumps 17/2
    1.4 caught at short cover! Powell went forward and reached for the ball away from his body, playing the cover drive. He couldn't keep it along the ground but hit it hard straight at Gambhir. He didn't catch it on the first attempt and the ball bounced off his hands in front of him. He didn't catch it on the second try either, but grasped it with his left hand on the third while diving forward 0/1
    26.6 whoa, Kirk, who has batted so well, shows the chequered flag to a length ball that takes out off stump, what a way for Umesh to get his maiden Test wicket, it was coming in with the angle, Kirk made the late decision to shoulder arms, holding the bat in the air after initially starting to lean forward, off stump was uprooted 53/4
    16.1 Ishant has struck, and this time he has got the other Edwards, who has to depart, flashed at a length ball outside off, and edged it through to Dhoni for a straightforward take 26/3
    29.2 Ashwin gets Bravo again, a tactic that Harbhajan uses so well against the left-handers in Tests, tossed up from round the stumps, dragging him forward in defence, he pushes outside the line for the turn, there isn't much and he is rapped on the pad, will have to wait for the replays, looked in line with the stumps in real time, umpire Tucker thought so too, replays show that struck him in line with off, fine decision 63/5
    45.6 Ashwin has got the big wicket, he had been bowling over the stumps to Chanders while going round the stumps to Darren Bravo, pitched it around leg and got it to turn across Chanders who pushed at it bat and pad together, the ball found the pad and umpire Tucker sent Chanders back 124/8
    29.6 the carrom ball strikes now, outstanding control he has over this ball, flighted slowly on the off stump line, again drawing another batsman forward, he pushes inside the line this time and well within the pads, the ball goes away from him, and takes out off stump, the game turns after this double-wicket maiden 63/6
    38.1 second Test wicket for Umesh, India in to the tail now, Baugh gets a thick edge through to Dhoni, went for a big drive to one that was slanted across him slightly to begin with, but then moved in 84/7
    51.5 five-for on debut for R Ashwin, he has gone through Sammy with a carrom ball that hardly got up, Sammy was on the back foot and that allowed him no time to get his bat down as it skidded and took off 157/9
    57.3 Ashwin has his sixth wicket, Rampaul falls on his favoured slog sweep, the ball was a touch too full, he went ahead with the shot, Ojha was placed some way in from the deep midwicket boundary and took it easily 180/10
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    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 8)
    TOTAL
    180 all out (57.3 Overs, 235 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PP Ojha14.043712.6400
    R Ashwin21.354762.1800
    Yuvraj Singh1.00202.0000
    I Sharma14.024913.5000
    UT Yadav7.003625.1400
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (KOA Powell, 1.4 ov), 2-17 (KC Brathwaite, 13.1 ov), 3-26 (FH Edwards, 16.1 ov), 4-53 (KA Edwards, 26.6 ov), 5-63 (DM Bravo, 29.2 ov), 6-63 (MN Samuels, 29.6 ov), 7-84 (CS Baugh, 38.1 ov), 8-124 (S Chanderpaul, 45.6 ov), 9-157 (DJG Sammy, 51.5 ov), 10-180 (R Rampaul, 57.3 ov)
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    9.5 Samuels has struck early after tea, he has caught Gautam on the pads with a quickish flighted delivery, it stayed low and cannoned in the pad as Gautam came forward, looked like hitting leg from round the stumps, umpire Tucker had a look and sent him back, on the replays it seems like it was doing too much with the angle, pitched middle and carried straight in to hit him in front of leg 51/1
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    18.1 Sehwag is gone, against the run of play, Sammy perseveres close to the stumps as usual, and brings it in a touch, Sehwag brings down an angled bat on it, and chops it on, just like that, nothing spectacular about the delivery or the dismissal, but on this wicket, the shot was not on 95/2
    47.1 he's bowled 'em! West Indies have got the early wicket, Rahul Dravid has got another superb delivery, pitching fullish just outside off and coming in a long way to uproot two stumps, could he have done anything about it, maybe he could have been a bit further forward, that's about it, he was looking to drive with a half-forward movement seeing the pitched up length, but not much to be done when it jags in so much like that, top delivery 162/3
    63.5 not happening this time, folks, Sachin has taken India near the brink, but he is gone now, went for the pull as he saw the short length, but it skid in towards him and he was hit in front of middle and leg on the pad, umpire Tucker took some time before raising the finger 233/4
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    79.2 he's bowled Yuvraj from round the stumps! Sammy gets something to cheer about, it kept a touch low after coming in with the angle, but it was Yuvraj's mile-wide gap between bat and pad that allowed it to sneak in and hit middle and off as he lunged late to defend it 275/5
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    Extras
    16 (b 1, lb 14, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    276/5 (80.4 Overs, 339 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    FH Edwards15.035113.4000
    R Rampaul10.003403.4001
    DJG Sammy16.005623.5000
    MN Samuels16.005713.5600
    D Bishoo22.025612.5400
    KC Brathwaite1.40704.2000
    Fall of wickets:1-51 (G Gambhir, 9.5 ov), 2-95 (V Sehwag, 18.1 ov), 3-162 (R Dravid, 47.1 ov), 4-233 (SR Tendulkar, 63.5 ov), 5-275 (Yuvraj Singh, 79.2 ov)

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