Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Sarwan
56(94) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 5 1 3 0 0 1 1
RG Sharma
68(75) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 5 14 2 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

A Martin
O10.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O10.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A comfortable victory for India in the end, but it could have been closer had Rohit not survived some fortunate moments early in his innings and had Martin held on to that catch off Yusuf. The presence of Raina at the crease made a huge difference, as it was he who infused some fluency to the chase. Sid Monga is done with the bulletin, so please do read it. Do stay tuned in for the details from the presentation.

A preachy GPRAJ: "Its a young team which can be experimented with at this stage to identify ways to plug the holes once the THE Middle order of Indian Cricket bids adieu in near future. Unless exposed to the heat of international cricket, you cant expect a state of the art middle order. Winning is important, more important is learning at this stage. Nothing wrong if we lose one or two games, but the seriousness of getting dropped would do justice to this team. So, Relax you guys and enjoy the game of cricket!!!"

Anjali: "Really happy to see a controlled performance from Rohit Sharma, and good to see that he was patient and hung around to see his team home. Hopefully we'll see some good performances from the other 'young' Indian batsmen."

Some of the precognitions turned out to be woefully wrong in the end. But keep them coming through the series.

Sammy: "We didn't score enough runs, we kept taking wickets but the total wasn't big enough to put pressure on them. It's a turning track and we wanted to have the best of the conditions when batting first. Desmond Haynes, our batting consultant, has been doing a good job and we just need to execute our plans properly."

Raina: "The bowlers did a great job, followed by Rohit and Shikhar. The track wasn't good for batting, but we rotated the strike well. We can do better in the field, a couple need to show more intensity. It's looking good at the moment, I hope we do well in the next game."

Rohit Sharma is Man of the Match: "It was quite difficult initially because the track was turning. It was important to spend some time in the middle to play our shots. We are used to the workload, with the IPL and it depends on each individual. I just want to keep scoring runs and I'm happy to start the tournament on a good note. I'm very much hungry for runs."

That's all from us today, folks. Join us again in a couple of days time for the second ODI. Hope you enjoyed this one. Cheers

44.5
6
Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, SIX runs, Harbhajan ends it with a quintessential hoick over deep square leg, was the slower one and he gave it a whack
44.4
0
Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short of a good length on the off, Harbhajan moves back and knocks it towards cover
44.3
0
Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good length on the off, defended towards extra cover
44.2
0
Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fullish on middle, Harbhajan gets across and defends it back to the bowler
44.1
1
Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, turned away past square leg for a single

Harbhajan walks in. Sammy runs in

END OF OVER:
44 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 210/6

  • RG Sharma67 (74b)
  • R Rampaul10-0-58-2
  • DJG Sammy9-0-45-0

India's victory delayed by a bit. Rampaul has walked off the field to nurse his fingers.

43.6
W
Rampaul to Pathan, OUT, excellent catch from Rampaul, does what Martin failed to do and this was a far more difficult chance, pitched on a length and Yusuf drives it back hard but Rampaul stays alert and pouches it well on his follow through, good stuff

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Sarwan
56(94) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 5 1 3 0 0 1 1
RG Sharma
68(75) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 5 14 2 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

A Martin
O10.0
M0
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O10.0
M0
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF