Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
70(41) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 5 0 0 0 10 5 2
MN Samuels
98(95) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 0 1 0 8 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Agarkar
O10.0
M1
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O9.0
M0
R39
W4
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

West Indies have kept the series alive and the scoreline is now 2-1 in India's favour. A lot of the credit for the victory should go to Brian Lara. He chose to bowl first on a batting paradise, his bowlers got flayed at the start but he was proactive and made intelligent changes.

Bravo spearheaded a dramatic fightback after Uthappa had plundered 70 off 41 balls and in the end 269 was around 80 runs short of what India would have wanted.

Gayle was out first ball in the West Indian chase but Marlon Samuels and Brian Lara played sublime innings to ensure that West Indies coasted home. The Indian bowling was pathetic, and I'm not being too harsh. they conceded far too many extras and looked ragged all the way through. They were completely out-played and West Indies thoroughly deserve their three-wicket victory. It was more emphatic than the three wickets imply.

Dravid says India needed around 330-340 for it was a really good pitch to bat on. He says they tried their best and got Gayle out early but gives credit to Lara and Samuels for their innings.

Lara is delighted with the West Indian effort. He says he was hoping the pitch last the 100 overs and is glad that it did. He gives credit to his bowlers for engineering the turnaround after India's explosive start. Lara says that the Baroda game is the last game for West Indies before the World Cup and is hoping to have Chanderpaul back for it.

Man of the Match: Marlon Samuels wins the award for his 98 and his spell of 1 for 41 at a crucial time. Bravo must have run him a close second for his spell of 4 for 39 that broke India's momentum.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for today. We'll be back for the final ODI at Baroda on January 31. I've had a wonderful time bringing this game to you. Many thanks to Sajan for the much needed breaks, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers!

43.4
4
Sreesanth to Ramdin, FOUR runs, Ramdin strikes the winning runs, Sreesanth bowls it wide outside off stump, Ramdin sees his chance and lashes it through point for four
43.3
0
Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run, good length ball on off stump, Ramdion plays back and defends towards cover
43.2
0
Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump, Ramdin fends at it and gets beaten
43.2
1w
Sreesanth to Ramdin, 1 wide, Sreesanth bowls a wide down leg side, just about sums up his day, at least this one didn't run to the fence
43.1
0
Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run, Sreesanth fires in the bouncer, Ramdin ducks

Rayad Emrit and Denesh Ramdin are the new batsmen. West Indies need just four with three wickets in hand. Surely they can;t lose this from here. Can they?

END OF OVER:
43 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 265/7

  • RR Emrit0 (2b)
  • D Ramdin0 (0b)
  • RR Powar10-0-53-2
  • S Sreesanth8-0-62-1
42.6
0
Powar to Emrit, no run, beaten outside the off stump

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
70(41) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 5 0 0 0 10 5 2
MN Samuels
98(95) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 0 1 0 8 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Agarkar
O10.0
M1
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O9.0
M0
R39
W4
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF