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    6.6 Sammy on a hat-trick! India have a long line-up, and seem keen to give everyone a chance today. Parthiv falls to the lack of pace this time, the offcutter gripped and came through late as he tried to square drive, and he ended up scooping it to point who had to jump up and pouch it. 48/3
    2.6 West Indies strike. Dhawan is gone, to a rather forgettable shot. Effort ball from Sammy, and at pace, there's no excuse for not seeing it early. It was banged in short, and bounced extra. Dhawan tried to stay beside the line and guide it over the slips, but never got into position. He ended up angling the bat at it, got the outside edge and the keeper takes it well, jumping up. 13/1
    6.5 Kohli goes, and it is a moment for the cameramen. Slower ball from Sammy, full and enticing the early drive. Kohli fell for it, getting forward and looking to play across a little early, and he got a big leading edge. It ballooned up between point and cover, and both went for it. Not much calling, as Samuels and Hyatt converged. Almost a collision, but Hyatt holds the ball while Samuels holds Hyatt. And then they argue over who should have taken it! 48/2
    18.1 the un-outable has been outed. Classic piece of legspin deception from Bishoo. Who said there can't be beauty in T20s? 19th over of the innings.. the leggie comes on and tosses it up with drift, temptingly on leg stump. Badri senses a kill, and skips out to the pitch, but falls just short as the ball drops on him, lands, grips and tweaks away past the bat. The keeper does the rest. Late clarification: Badri got an edge as he toppled out of the crease, and was hence caught. Not stumped. 134/6
    8.4 Captain takes captain out! Sammy has four, and he's been a revelation with the ball this Caribbean summer. Length ball, it is just the nagging hold he has had on the batsmen that has brought this about. The ball landed on a length and seemed to grip again, came off slower than Raina thought and he went for the expansive loft over midwicket. Ended up miscuing it straight to mid-on, who takes it well running back. 56/4
    17.4 six and out. Barnwell bowls a very similar ball, tempting Rohit to have another go. Rohit obliges, looks to go straighter this time, but just misses a straight ball and the furniture is rearranged. 127/5
    not out
    15
    6
    0
    2
    250.00
    not out
    15
    7
    1
    1
    214.28
    Extras
    13 (lb 1, nb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    159/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.95)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    R Rampaul4.003809.5093231
    AD Russell2.0026013.0002101
    DJG Sammy4.001644.00111000
    AR Nurse4.002305.7592010
    D Bishoo4.003117.7592100
    CD Barnwell2.0024112.0040220
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (S Dhawan, 2.6 ov), 2-48 (V Kohli, 6.5 ov), 3-48 (PA Patel, 6.6 ov), 4-56 (SK Raina, 8.4 ov), 5-127 (RG Sharma, 17.4 ov), 6-134 (S Badrinath, 18.1 ov)
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    4.2 bowled'im! Full and straight on the off stump, a yorker, Fletcher had made room and didn't get his bat down in time, it crashed into off 22/2
    3.5 given, was the conventional offspinner, Ashwin dropped it short, holding back the length, turned in sharply, Simmons was clearly cramped for room as it spun big, did he get an inside edge? It popped off Parthiv's gloves and Kohli took it off the ricochet at slip. Replays show it struck Parthiv's helmet. We don't really know if there was an inside edge, but even if there was one, that cannot be given out since the ball made contact with the fielder/keeper's helmet before being caught. Fletcher spoke to the umpire about that, but a replay wasn't called for. The original decision has been upheld and Simmons had to go. Replays again show that there was no contact with the bat either. It came off the thigh. A poor decision in the end 22/1
    15.5 West Indies slipping further, was in the slot outside off, went for the slog-sweep, was targeting cow corner, ended up getting an inside edge straight onto the stumps 92/4
    15.3 Harbhajan gave that one a bit of air and held back the pace, Samuels had made his mind up, went for the slog-sweep, trying to clear deep square leg, got a top edge and Parthiv kept his eyes on it to take a well-judged catch 88/3
    not out
    14
    7
    1
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    200.00
    16.2 Sammy's holed out, was the slower one from Praveen and he swings it straight into the palms of Kohli at long-on, no hope from here on 93/5
    not out
    34
    16
    2
    3
    212.50
    Extras
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    143/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.15)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar4.012716.7593000
    Harbhajan Singh4.002526.2592020
    R Ashwin4.003017.50161310
    MM Patel4.003518.75115100
    YK Pathan4.002205.50101100
    Fall of wickets:1-22 (LMP Simmons, 3.5 ov), 2-22 (ADS Fletcher, 4.2 ov), 3-88 (MN Samuels, 15.3 ov), 4-92 (DM Bravo, 15.5 ov), 5-93 (DJG Sammy, 16.2 ov)

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