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    4.3 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
    19.1 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
    24.1 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
    20.5 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
    39.3 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
    59.1 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
    49.4 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
    63.6 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
    62.5 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
    not out
    1 (nb 1)
    242/9 (64 Overs, RR: 3.78, 278 minutes)
    Did not bat: PP Ojha
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (G Gambhir, 4.3 ov), 2-101 (V Sehwag, 19.1 ov), 3-106 (SR Tendulkar, 20.5 ov), 4-113 (R Dravid, 24.1 ov), 5-165 (VVS Laxman, 39.3 ov), 6-189 (MS Dhoni, 49.4 ov), 7-224 (V Kohli, 59.1 ov), 8-239 (I Sharma, 62.5 ov), 9-242 (R Ashwin, 63.6 ov)
    FH Edwards7.002814.0001
    R Rampaul16.015633.5000
    MN Samuels25.009323.7200
    D Bishoo16.006524.0600

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

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