Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    14.6 hello, hello, where did that come from? wasn't Narine the mystery spinner, Parthiv might not agree right now, Samuels gets one to spin away sharply, Parthiv closes the face looking to play the ball to the leg side, the ball turns past the leading edge and takes the top of off, and once again Parthiv looks good for a short while but doesn't convert it into a substantial score, done enough to get two more games? 79/4
    1.1 Rampaul gets the dream start, Virender Sehwag gone for a first-baller, it was short of a length and outside off, Sehwag looks to punch that one through the off side, a top-edge result, easy for Ramdin, Rampaul is cock-a-hoop, Sehwag's indifferent ODI form continues 8/1
    1.2 oh boy, this is amazing, Gambhir gets a golden duck now, fails to offer shot to a delivery that was delivery for off stump, massive lbw appeal and that umpire is convinced, Gambhir was looking to shoulder arms, that one jags in a touch, Rampaul's on a hat-trick now 8/2
    8.2 Narine has his first international wicket, and it's the big onbe of Kohli, it was a length ball, an offspinner, Kohli looks to play it to the leg side, looked to have been struck on middle stump, umpire was convinced that would have taken leg, Kohli isn't, he doesn't like the decision one bit, but that doesn't matter, he's on his way, that was a tight call 43/3
    43.4 all is forgiven Sammy, what a bit of fielding this is, ends Rohit's resistance, and the game is surely sewn up now, it wasn't the best of deliveries, a full toss on middle stump, Rohit can only get it as far as wide mid-on, hits it firmly as well, reaches Sammy quickly, the West Indies captain may have dropped a couple of catches today but at this critical juncture, he doesn't fluff it, takes aim and scores a direct hit, Rohit is well short, and he falls short of a hundred as well, it's been a fantastic effort from him though 216/9
    15.6 and another one for Rampaul, Raina can't believe the decision, makes it clear he's not happy with the call, shaking his head as he walks off, it was a legstump delivery, Raina move across and jumps as he tries to guide it to fine leg, think it took his thigh pad, Ramdin does well to pouch the chance, diving to his right and plucking it low, he appeals, umpire Tony Hill upholds it, surely West Indies can't lose this now 84/5
    20.5 is this a run-out now? Russell is sure it is, Jadeja is walking off, Rohit chops the ball off the back foot towards point, Russell shows off his athleticism once more, onto the ball in a jiffy and releases it quickly, reaches Ramdin on the bounce close to the stumps, he takes off the bails, Jadeja is well short, he had no hope especially after he hesitated early on,six down now, and that elusive first win on tour comes closer for West Indies 105/6
    39.6 he doesn't read this one, Narine gets rid of Ashwin, pitching on a length just outside off, Ashwin's bat was slow in coming down to meet the offspinner, hit in front of off, no doubts about this decision 196/7
    41.3 bowled him! Roach hasn't had the greatest of days, but that was the perfect ball to the tailender, a yorker that is too quick and too good for Vinay, the off stump is out of the ground even as Vinay bat comes down 200/8
    46.5 West Indies have the win, a massive grin on Gibson's face, it was getting tense but India's record home run in ODIs is over, Rampaul was the man who caused the damage early on, and he's back to finish it off, a yorker strikes the pad in front of the stumps, Rampaul belts out an appeal, and sets off on a celebratory run, though the umpire hasn't raised his finger, it takes Asnani an eternity to rule that out, and West Indies stay alive in this series 244/10
    not out
    9 (b 1, lb 2, nb 3, w 3)
    244 all out (46.5 Overs, RR: 5.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (V Sehwag, 1.1 ov), 2-8 (G Gambhir, 1.2 ov), 3-43 (V Kohli, 8.2 ov), 4-79 (PA Patel, 14.6 ov), 5-84 (SK Raina, 15.6 ov), 6-105 (RA Jadeja, 20.5 ov), 7-196 (R Ashwin, 39.6 ov), 8-200 (R Vinay Kumar, 41.3 ov), 9-216 (RG Sharma, 43.4 ov), 10-244 (A Mithun, 46.5 ov)
    KAJ Roach10.005415.40389012
    R Rampaul8.515746.45299011
    SP Narine10.003423.40432200
    MN Samuels10.005015.00304100
    AD Russell4.002506.2582010
    DJG Sammy1.00707.0010000
    LMP Simmons2.001005.0051000
    KA Pollard1.00404.0020000

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