Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.6 Obviously it hasn't. The horses don't bolt without Dhoni's permission. Wide ball, outsiwnger, Barath goes chasing, too far from him to get a good connection, gets a thick edge, Raina takes a sharp catch at that same third slip. Life doesn't always offer second chances. Ask Sammy. However, when the second chance arrived for Dhoni, he made sure some Indian was there to take it 62/1
    15.1 Timber! Perfect length, perfect line, a fast bowler's delight. Just short - about six inches - of the driving length, holds its line, thus beating the line Simmons is covering, and takes the top of off. Ishant is delighted, and why shouldn't he be? 80/3
    11.3 Poor stuff, extremely poor stuff from the very talented Sarwan. Half-hearted poke at a delivery wide and in front of his body. And Kohli pouches a superb catch at gully, high to his left, like a goalkeeper, as Fazeer Mohammed said on air 63/2
    38.3 Bravo has moved too far across, exposing his leg stump! This is just short of a length, outside off, seaming in, Bravo moves towards it, along the crease, but too far. The ball beats his attempt at fine deflection, and hits the leg pole. PK is elated 148/4
    40.5 PK has breached the ChanderWall. The rare loose drive. Drives at this away from his body, and the ball stops a touch, some dust comes off the pitch, and he is early into the shot, hitting it straight down Raina's lap at cover. It is all over. Chanders falls at 1394 fourth-innings runs, behind only Gavaskar, Dravid and Lara 149/5
    50.6 The grubber gets him! It's a literal low blow. Long hop, Nash shapes up to pull, and it hits him calf-high. Plumb in front 188/8
    43.1 Indeed it's Birthday Boy for zero! Flat offbreak, quick, Baugh stabs at it well in front, bounces at him, and leg slip does the rest 150/6
    48.1 See, see... He has got his first ball! Huge wind-up, the ball dips at him, he drives with an open face, straight down extra cover's throat 181/7
    56.5 Unplayable! Kicks off a short of a length, takes his glove, Dhoni takes a one-handed overhead catch. However, Rampaul is not happy, because this is third bouncer for the over. Definitely in front of his face, and should have been called a no-ball. Rampaul correctly points it out, but they are not reconsidering the decision. Man in the spotlight? A certain Mr Harper again 223/9
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    68.2 the straighter one does it. A good lesson for the specialist spinners. It's reminiscent of Saqlain Mushtaq's last ball to Srinath in the Chennai Test of 1999. It's a toppie, which hits the dead bat, and turns towards the stumps after pitching. The off bail is nudged off, and fittingly Dravid lifts the first stump 262/10
    17 (b 1, lb 13, nb 1, w 2)
    262 all out (68.2 Overs, RR: 3.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-62 (AB Barath, 10.6 ov), 2-63 (RR Sarwan, 11.3 ov), 3-80 (LMP Simmons, 15.1 ov), 4-148 (DM Bravo, 38.3 ov), 5-149 (S Chanderpaul, 40.5 ov), 6-150 (CS Baugh, 43.1 ov), 7-181 (DJG Sammy, 48.1 ov), 8-188 (BP Nash, 50.6 ov), 9-223 (R Rampaul, 56.5 ov), 10-262 (D Bishoo, 68.2 ov)
    P Kumar16.034232.6200
    I Sharma17.038134.7620
    A Mishra13.016224.7601
    Harbhajan Singh16.035413.3700
    SK Raina6.21911.4200

Close of Play

  • Mon, 20 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 34/1 (AB Barath 26*, RR Sarwan 2*, 20 ov)
  • Tue, 21 Jun - day 2 - India 2nd innings 91/3 (R Dravid 45*, V Kohli 14*, 41 ov)
  • Wed, 22 Jun - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 131/3 (DM Bravo 30*, S Chanderpaul 24*, 33 ov)
  • Thu, 23 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 262 (68.2 ov) - end of match

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