• BATSMEN
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    21.1 and Simmons too has fallen. The sad story gets sadder. Simmons pushed forward at a loopy legbreak, dipping on the batsman and pitching around middle and off. Simmons couldn't cover for the turn and the ball spun away, taking the edge towards Kohli at first slip 77/5
    1.2 caught behind! Edwards nicks this to Parthiv, who takes a low catch, and there's a bit of a delay before umpire Ian Gould raises the finger. Perfect length once again just outside off, Edwards pushed forward at it, playing away from his body, sizeable edge, tame dismissal 0/1
    14.5 Sarwan could be in big trouble here! He is, he's gone, run out! Simmons called Sarwan for a quick single after playing the ball towards short square leg. Sarwan isn't a quick runner and he was slow while setting off. The fielder from midwicket swooped on the ball, picked it up with one hand and threw it back to Parthiv. As Sarwan attempted to slide his bat, it got stuck in the ground and he dropped it. Once that happened, he had no chance. He might have been out even if he had his bat. He was looking so fluent, big blow for West Indies 65/2
    17.4 stumped! Samuels came down the pitch, trying to force the ball through midwicket. He was beaten in the flight, the ball dipped and pitched on middle, spun past the closing face of Samuels bat, and Parthiv did the rest 70/3
    19.5 it's all coming apart for West Indies once again. Familiar scenes. Hyatt saw one tossed up outside off, inviting the drive, and he obliged. He didn't know it was a googly and threw his bat at it, playing away from the body. The ball went off the inside edge on to his stumps. Poor shot from the debutant. 74/4
    24.4 caught behind! After an age, umpire Malcolm gives Pollard his marching orders. Pollard played back and prodded at one outside off stump, Parthiv caught it and had no doubt in his mind, or if he did, he appealed very convincingly. Pollard is disappointed and walks off very slowly. I can't tell if there was an edge or not, looking at initial replays. 85/6
    45.2 Blake's jinxed him! Baugh tried to go over the top, aiming for the straight boundary. He was beaten by a slower ball and ended up lobbing an easy catch to cover 174/8
    29.3 there was certainly an edge this time! Munaf pitched the ball short of a length around off and moved it away a touch, Sammy was squared up on the back foot and poked tentatively at it, Parthiv didn't bother with an appeal this time, started celebrating immediately after catching it. Sammy looks such a dejected figure on his walk back 96/7
    not out
    92
    64
    8
    5
    143.75
    not out
    7
    10
    0
    0
    70.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    225/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.50)
    Did not bat: D Bishoo
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar10.014604.60334100
    MM Patel10.016036.00337120
    A Mishra10.022832.80420100
    Harbhajan Singh10.022412.40410020
    YK Pathan5.002705.40160200
    V Kohli1.00707.0021000
    SK Raina4.003107.75102200
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (KA Edwards, 1.2 ov), 2-65 (RR Sarwan, 14.5 ov), 3-70 (MN Samuels, 17.4 ov), 4-74 (DP Hyatt, 19.5 ov), 5-77 (LMP Simmons, 21.1 ov), 6-85 (KA Pollard, 24.4 ov), 7-96 (DJG Sammy, 29.3 ov), 8-174 (CS Baugh, 45.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    18.1 Parthiv's stay is over, he had got away on many occasions, but not this time, a flat delivery that rushes on outside off, he rocked back for the cut, but the zip on the ball meant he ended up slicing it straight to point, India in big trouble 79/4
    7.3 Sammy strikes, and he is pleased as he does a little jig, Shikhar lunges out to drive lazily away from the body, and spoons it to cover who tumbles forward to take a neat low catch 26/1
    7.4 well, well, Darren Sammy has brought the sparse crowd to life, he has snared Virat first ball, that harmless looking length ball that suddenly decides to nip back in sharply, Virat is caught on the crease and takes it on the pads, that looked to be going down leg, the umpire did not think so, in fact it would have bounced over as well as replays show, shocker that one but Virat is gone, what was that about the DRS again? 26/2
    15.3 run-out, Badri has to go, Indian in a bit of trouble now, driven hard wide of mid-off, Russell slides to his left and returns accurately at the striker's end, Badri had called for a single but was sent back, by the time he turned around and dived, it was too late 60/3
    not out
    86
    91
    5
    2
    94.50
    21.1 straight out of the IPL is this forcing slog-swat-heave from Suresh Raina and he holes out to cover, length ball, with four down, he had no reason to play this shot, but he does, and perishes, goes for his booming favourite shot over wide long on, but gets a huge outside edge that loops tamely on the off side 88/5
    22.2 that will be the end of YK Pathan, and maybe India in this match, Lendl Simmons is engulfed in football fashion by his team-mates, and understandably so, this leap would have done van der Sar, Casillas and all those top guns proud, Yusuf got too far across to sweep a flat delivery, got it in the air but seemed to have got away as it was headed over Simmons at short midwicket, but Simmons watched it all the way, and just as it was passing him he went airborne to his right to bring it down with one hand 92/6
    40.6 Harbhajan is gone this time, the love of midwicket has consumed him, but he has more than played his part, walked across looking to flick it with the angle over midwicket, but got a leading edge that settled in to the hands of Baugh 180/7
    not out
    25
    15
    1
    2
    166.66
    Extras
    11 (lb 1, nb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    228/7 (46.2 Overs, RR: 4.92)
    Did not bat: MM Patel, A Mishra
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KAJ Roach8.204605.52284023
    AD Russell9.005916.55232311
    DJG Sammy10.024924.90364210
    D Bishoo10.004124.10300101
    KA Pollard9.003213.55292010
    Fall of wickets:1-26 (S Dhawan, 7.3 ov), 2-26 (V Kohli, 7.4 ov), 3-60 (S Badrinath, 15.3 ov), 4-79 (PA Patel, 18.1 ov), 5-88 (SK Raina, 21.1 ov), 6-92 (YK Pathan, 22.2 ov), 7-180 (Harbhajan Singh, 40.6 ov)

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