Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 Irfan Pathan is back. Forget that maiden that he played. He takes a wicket first ball. An old trademark wicket too. Swinging in. On a length. Headed for leg stump. Beats the inside edge. Simmons is caught on the crease. What a start 0/1
    4.1 Irfan is screaming in delight. He is loving being back. Seam movement and inside edge for him. Just short of a length, outside off, seams in a touch, Powell pushes away from the body, and plays it on 23/2
    5.1 Mithun doesn't even realise he has got a wicket. What a top delivery. Not sure if it takes the edge, but Mithun doesn't even appeal. Short of a length, outside off, kicks off and moves away a touch. Samuels is beaten all ends up, but the ball swings posthumously, which makes it look like a deflection. Mithun is disappointed he hasn't got the edge. Patel goes up in half appeal. Mithun gets the most pleasant shock of his life when he sees all fielders rushing towards him. Umpire Asnani's finger is up. You needed a crane to lift Samuels out of the ground 29/3
    9.4 he succeeds in getting leg-before. Across the line again. Not learning from his earlier mistakes. Mithun bowls straight enough this time, and hits him in front of middle and leg. A better decision from Asnani this time 36/4
    15.5 Umpire Asnani strikes again. This is fired into the pads, misses Ramdin's bat, hits him in front of leg, and is angling further down. There is a considerable distance for it to go as Ramdin is on the front foot, but he has been given out lbw. Not sure West Indies players will share a drink with Asnani in the after-tour party 78/5
    44.1 Raina strikes first ball. He has some sense of occasion. Pollard is down on his haunches for about five minutes. This is full outside off, he has drilled it down to long-off. Rahane takes a superb catch at the edge of the boundary. A small leap is required, but he makes sure he stays inside the rope. Irfan Pathan comes and shakes Pollard's hand, but Pollard is distraught. Slowly the Indians come to console - well not sure if that is the right emotion - Pollard, whose face is blank 233/10
    28.6 Gambhir is usually guilty of getting himself run out carelessly but he has pulled one off in the field here. These two have been stealing singles with their giant strides, but this time Pollard has hit this slightly too well to short third, and Gambhir swoops in on it, and throws the middle stump down. Rusell keeps running towards the pavilion 167/6
    32.3 Sammy is gone. He never looked comfortable. Drives at him outside off. This is bowled slower through the air. Sammy isn't to the pitch of it, the turn away takes the outside half of the bat. Sliced to point for a simple enough catch 181/7
    36.5 bowled him. The non-turner gets him. Natural variation. Bowled like a legbreak, but it pitches middle and off, and keeps going. Narine plays a defensive shot for the turn. Beaten comprehensively. Off stump pegged back 195/8
    41.6 timber. Jadeja is redeeming himself here. Wickets of Sammy and Roach here. Slower through the air, flighted, dips towards middle and off, turns away slightly, beats the edge. Off stump is taken 213/9
    not out
    13 (lb 2, w 11)
    233 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 5.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (LMP Simmons, 0.1 ov), 2-23 (KOA Powell, 4.1 ov), 3-29 (MN Samuels, 5.1 ov), 4-36 (JN Mohammed, 9.4 ov), 5-78 (D Ramdin, 15.5 ov), 6-167 (AD Russell, 28.6 ov), 7-181 (DJG Sammy, 32.3 ov), 8-195 (SP Narine, 36.5 ov), 9-213 (KAJ Roach, 41.6 ov), 10-233 (KA Pollard, 44.1 ov)
    IK Pathan9.014224.66363250
    A Mithun7.013224.57315030
    SK Raina6.102413.89191010
    RA Jadeja10.006236.20382600
    R Sharma10.004514.50382300
    MK Tiwary1.0015015.0020200
    V Kohli1.0011011.0022000

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