Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 gone! super catch! short of length and outside the off stump, Sehwag has a go at it again, threw his hands at it and the ball was ascending over Gayle, at covers, but Gayle times his jump perfectly to pouch the ball. The danger man Sehwag is gone! 13/1
    15.3 Collymore strikes! short of a good length delivery, pitched bit wide outside the off stump and slanting away ever-so-slightly, Dravid plays away from his body in an effort to run it down to third man, ball shapes away just enough to kiss the outside edge, Sarwan at second slip dives across to his right and takes a good low catch, India three down! 47/3
    9.1 gone! short of length and a foot outside the offstump, Raina gets back and across and goes for a square-cut, rather a square-slash, gets the edge which flies fast above head-high and to the right of Sarwan, at first slip, who pouches it safely. A very good catch and now India in trouble here. 28/2
    31.5 short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting away from the left-hander, line and length was just perfect, Yuvraj has a poke at it, like a stranger in a strange land searching for the mythical unicorn, ball moves away just enough to clip the outside edge, Baugh quickly moves across to his left and takes a good low catch - that's a big wicket! 127/4
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    84
    5
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    73.80
    46.3 Gone! got him! Another Bravo special! A slow full-length delivery! Kaif is completely beaten and the ball squeezes past his waft to disturb the furniture. Yuvraj Singh can understand Kaif's pain... A similar delivery had got him in that exciting second match. 188/5
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    58
    6
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    79.31
    48.2 He gets his man! another slower one, just outside the off stump and Pathan shuffles across and tries to paddle it past the short fine leg fielder, who had been moved in just prior to this ball, but sends the ball straight to the waiting palms of Colleymore there! 206/6
    48.6 Oh dear! Bravo gets another wicket courtesy his famous slower ball! Released between his thumb and the forefinger and it loops in the air towards the off and middle stump and even as Agarkar's high back lift descends, the ball dips, grips the surface, turns in past the blade to take out the leg stump! 206/7
    not out
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    Extras
    16 (lb 5, nb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    217/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (V Sehwag, 3.4 ov), 2-28 (SK Raina, 9.1 ov), 3-47 (R Dravid, 15.3 ov), 4-127 (Yuvraj Singh, 31.5 ov), 5-188 (M Kaif, 46.3 ov), 6-206 (IK Pathan, 48.2 ov), 7-206 (AB Agarkar, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    FH Edwards811912.3700010
    IDR Bradshaw1004124.1000041
    CD Collymore924915.4400030
    DJ Bravo503236.4000010
    CH Gayle602804.6600000
    MN Samuels1013703.7000000
    DR Smith20603.0000001
  • BATSMEN
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    22.3 tossed up on the middle and off stump line, drifting away, Gayle comes down the track and swings hard, looking to clear the man at long-off, gets the height but not the distance and Agarkar in the deep judges it to perfection, Powar with the much needed breakthrough - West Indies three down. 91/3
    4.4 good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, hint of in-wing, Samuels is comprehensively beaten, he plays down the wrong line and the ball hit him on the back pad, loud appeal and up goes the finger, that ball might have been sliding down the leg side but umpire Taufel was convinced that it would have clipped the leg stump 28/1
    8.2 Agarkar strikes back for India! rank short ball, had six written all over it, for a moment Sarwan might have thought that he was dreaming, suddenly the alarm-bell goes off and he goes for the pull, a nothing shot in the end - ball clips the top edge and balloons up towards square leg, Sehwag calls for it early and nicely settles under it 49/2
    39.2 gone! Lara falls! A wonderful innings comes to an end. Powar tosses one up, on the leg and middle stump, Lara is again down the track and tries to hoick it up and over long-on, gets a leading top edge to mid-off. 182/4
    not out
    61
    62
    3
    1
    98.38
    not out
    13
    15
    3
    0
    86.66
    Extras
    14 (lb 5, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    218/4 (44 Overs, RR: 4.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (MN Samuels, 4.4 ov), 2-49 (RR Sarwan, 8.2 ov), 3-91 (CH Gayle, 22.3 ov), 4-182 (BC Lara, 39.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IK Pathan503216.4000041
    S Sreesanth913904.3300000
    AB Agarkar812413.0000010
    Harbhajan Singh1014204.2000010
    RR Powar905626.2200010
    Yuvraj Singh201005.0000000
    SK Raina1010010.0000010

Match Notes

  • West Indies back on track

    West Indies' superb series win in the ODIs against India could spark off the long-awaited revival

  • 'We had calmer heads than India' - Lara

    After today's clash, a largely one-sided affair that sealed the series, Brian Lara spoke about the crucial challenges West Indies will face in the months to come

  • 'Not nice to lose' - Dravid

    Addressing the media in the post-match press conference, Dravid did his best to take the defeat in his stride

  • 'My feet are on the ground' - Lara

    Brian Lara's "feet are on the ground" as he speaks to media persons after winning the one-day series against India at Port-of-Spain

  • Lara's mastery against spin

    Lara scored 53 runs off 63 balls against spin and only 16 runs off 37 balls against the fast bowlers. At every opportunity, Lara used his feet to smother the spin and bounce