Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.1 Parthiv wastes yet another chance to make an impression. When will he take his batting seriously? Short and wide outside off, it was there for the smashing, but Parthiv doesn't bother to keep it down. Cut with delicious timing, but straight to point. 37/1
    9.3 Timber! Sehwag is gone now, bowled through the gate. He goes for a loose drive to a length ball nipping in off the seam prodigiously. He hasn't had many chances to come forward, and when he did, he was very loose, pushing well away from the body. The ball slips through easily and hits the stumps. Kohli was at least trying to close the gap, Sehwag was just opening it further and further. India in dire straits. 51/4
    4.4 Two in the over, Gambhir gone now! Again short, again wide, again Gambhir tries to cut over the top, but this time it bounces extra and takes a thin edge, straight into the keeper's gloves. If Sehwag is worried, he isn't showing it. He walks across to umpire Tarapore and has a smile and a chat about the dismissal. 41/2
    6.3 Roach strikes again, Kohli is gone and we have a match on our hands! Roach nips this one in off the seam, Kohli gets across in a lazy manner without getting bat and pad close together and the ball darts through before he can drag the bat back in. It bounced a bit more too after hitting the seam to hit the top of the stumps. Kohli looks stunned. 47/3
    45.2 Wicket! West Indies thought the match was past their reach, but is it? They are favourites now. Rohit has gone, playing all over a straight ball from Martin that somehow finds its way onto the stumps. It didn't turn, it just slipped along and missed Rohit's flick, hit the pad and changed direction to hit the stumps. He throws his head back in frustration as he walks back. India need 11 now and have only the fast bowlers left. 201/8
    11.2 Raina gone, and West Indies are favourites to win this now. He was hopelessly early on a shot now. 137 kph, full ball outside off, Raina leans out early and scoops the drive straight to mid-on. That dismissal was softer than a baby's bottom. 59/5
    28.3 Jadeja has thrown it away, and West Indies are right back in this. Full and wide of off stump, he goes at it without getting entirely across and ends up slashing uppishly straight to point. 142/6
    31.5 deja vu for Ashwin! Disaster! Slow offcutter outside off, Rohit cut it to the deep and was always coming back for the second run. He was running to the danger end. It is Rohit's call, Ashwin kept saying no, but Rohit was halfway back and kept running. Ashwin eventually took off for the second, and like the other day, he started hopelessly late. The keeper has enough time to collect and relay it to the bowler. 159/7
    46.1 brainfreeze! Vinay has thrown it away. Is this his Srinath moment? Full length ball outside off, he decides to take matters into his own hand and tries to launch this over the off side. He can't quite get under it, and scoops it to mid-off who tumbles and pouches. Vinay looks gutted. The other fast bowler from Karnataka used to play such madcap shots too. 201/9
    not out
    not out
    23 (lb 3, nb 4, w 16)
    213/9 (48.5 Overs, RR: 4.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (PA Patel, 4.1 ov), 2-41 (G Gambhir, 4.4 ov), 3-47 (V Kohli, 6.3 ov), 4-51 (V Sehwag, 9.3 ov), 5-59 (SK Raina, 11.2 ov), 6-142 (RA Jadeja, 28.3 ov), 7-159 (R Ashwin, 31.5 ov), 8-201 (RG Sharma, 45.2 ov), 9-201 (R Vinay Kumar, 46.1 ov)
    KAJ Roach10.004634.60402053
    A Martin6.013515.83194110
    AD Russell9.012923.22372011
    DJG Sammy8.514014.52243000
    MN Samuels10.003703.70342020
    KA Pollard5.002314.60172020

Match Details


India , elected to field first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

29 November 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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