Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
69(188) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
W Jaffer
212(399) 24x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

D Mohammed
O29.5
M3
R162
W3
Eco5.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O34.0
M8
R107
W4
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
95 | (maiden) | WI: 298/9

  • CD Collymore1 (8b)
  • FH Edwards1 (36b)
  • S Sreesanth19-10-49-2
  • A Kumble34-8-107-4

Phew! what a dramatic draw! The last pair had 19 balls to survive, 19 tense deliveries, and they did it. Dravid entrusted the onus of bowling the last over to Sreesanth, the man who had got rid of Lara and Sarwan earlier in the day. For West Indies, it was Corey Colleymore who had to face the burden and he shouldered it. And the ARG venue, hosting its last Test, has been the stage for a great Test match.

West Indies led the first two days, after bowling out India for not-so-many, and running to a lead before India forged ahead in the third day. They further consolidated on the fourth day, moving into a position of strength and it all came down to the final day. India won the first session, West Indies the second, while the third almost went to India. Just one final nail was left to be hammered to the coffin, but egged on by a vociferous crowd, the West Indian tail stood up valiantly and waged a great battle.

This is Sriram Veera, along with Sajan Nair signing off for now. Join us for the second Test, starting on 10th. We enjoyed bringing the live coverage of this match, but importantly, hope you enjoyed it! please do send us your feedback. Till the next Test, Good bye and Good luck!

94.6
0
Sreesanth to Collymore, no run, Collymore survives! A huge appeal for lbw goes up! A good length delivery that pitched a tad outside the off stump, Collymore shuffles back and across, the ball starts coming in, Collymore shuffles even more across, ends up outside the off stump, rises his bat to avoid any contact, and the ball crashes into his pads. 11 Indians on the field scream for lbw! but the ball had not done enough , it was not going to hit the off stump and so Collymore, and Fidel Edwards, have saved the game! Its a dramatic draw!

Sreesanth pulls out from bowling , just at the point of delivery., The tension must be killing the young man from Kerala., The last ball of the Test coming up. Fasten your seatbelts!

94.5
0
Sreesanth to Collymore, no run, Delivered from wide of the crease, full, almost yorker length, not quite at the blockhole though, on the middle stump, Collymore, the man who gives the three fingered salute whenever he takes a wicket, goes across and offers the full face of the bat in defense. The crowd roar ... !
94.4
0
Sreesanth to Collymore, no run, oh! it was full and well outside the off stump, West Indies would be very happy with it! left alone by the delighted Collymore!

Dhoni rushes to have a chat with Sreesanth. Ganga goes across to have a word with the batsman! Crowd are cheering..

94.3
0
Sreesanth to Collymore, no run, banged in short of length, on the off stump line, coming in, Collymore stays where he is , just brings his bat in front and makes contact and it rolls away to the off side
94.2
0
Sreesanth to Collymore, no run, bouncer! it was short and rising, head high, Collymore sways away in time, goes down on the ground, but importantly he survives! What a Test match!

Three slips, a gully, silly point, short leg and a short midwicket in place.

94.1
0
Sreesanth to Collymore, no run, It was full and on the middle stump line, Collymore gets his bat down in time to block it away.

Down to 6 balls now, Collymore on strike and it will be Sreesanth to bowl the final over of the day. The last man standing!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
69(188) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
W Jaffer
212(399) 24x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

D Mohammed
O29.5
M3
R162
W3
Eco5.43
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O34.0
M8
R107
W4
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF