Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    17.6 aaand gone. Has Ishant bowled better than he is on this tour, since that superb spell to Ponting? He's not just producing bounce and movement, he is also out-thinking the batsmen. The previous one was a ripping legcutter from short of a length. He knows Barath is going to be tentative, expecting another jaffa at a similar length. What does Ishant do? He pitches it just a shadeh further up and closer to off stump. Barath is surprised by the length, doesn't get forward, he is caught napping on the crease, and meekly provides the face of the bat, half opened. It flies at Raina crouching at third slip and he takes it well. 55/3
    3.6 gone! Simmons' tentative stay is over, catch No. 202 for Dravid, Simmons wanted to drive off the front foot, wasn't to the pitch and that takes the outside edge, Dravid clasps that one smartly, about neck high, falls backwards as he takes the catch 18/1
    6.2 Sarwan's horror summer continues, it's not Ishant who gets him, Praveen does the job this time, it was a short of length ball that came in a bit, plenty of bounce as well, it was close to Sarwan's body, he decided to try punch that anyway, edges it to third slip where Raina gleefully accepts the chance 27/2
    70.2 Mithun has had some criticism over his bowling, but he has given a big breakthrough here, Bravo was looking to steer a short of length ball towards the off side, the ball moved away a touch and a thin edge through to the keeper 201/6
    46.5 Harbhajan has struck, and a big wicket this, Chanderpaul is gone lbw, after all the praise for Gould in this Test he has given a howler, this one hit Chanderpaul on the back pad but well outside off and was carrying on further away, Chanderpaul was very late in getting the bat down, the ball was clearly missing off, India don't care, they are celebrating 109/4
    53.3 this Test is alive and kicking, Ishant has nailed Samuels lbw, bowled from a bit wide of the crease, pitching short of a length outside off and coming in, Samuels was stuck on the crease and was a bit late in getting the bat down, the ball smacks into the back pad, and the Hawk-Eye says that would have hit the top of middle, Ishant has nine in the match now 132/5
    not out
    71.2 Sammy is gone, can India pull this off now? Sammy is going to be getting any good press after this, it was a full ball from Ishant swinging in, Sammy looks to defend it but the swing sends it past the bat, hit low on the pad, and that was going to take out leg stump, Ishant gets his ten-for, take a bow 202/7
    not out
    13 (b 5, lb 6, nb 2)
    202/7 (71.3 Overs, RR: 2.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (LMP Simmons, 3.6 ov), 2-27 (RR Sarwan, 6.2 ov), 3-55 (AB Barath, 17.6 ov), 4-109 (S Chanderpaul, 46.5 ov), 5-132 (MN Samuels, 53.3 ov), 6-201 (DM Bravo, 70.2 ov), 7-202 (DJG Sammy, 71.2 ov)
    P Kumar16.064112.5600
    I Sharma19.345342.7100
    A Mithun13.035013.8402
    Harbhajan Singh19.024212.2100
    SK Raina4.01501.2500

Close of Play

  • Tue, 28 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 30/3 (RR Sarwan 10*, D Bishoo 0*, 12 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 98/5 (S Chanderpaul 20*, MN Samuels 21*, 37.3 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Jun - day 3 - India 2nd innings 23/0 (A Mukund 8*, M Vijay 3*, 5.4 ov)
  • Fri, 1 Jul - day 4 - India 2nd innings 229/3 (VVS Laxman 72*, V Kohli 26*, 89 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Jul - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 202/7 (71.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes