Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    59.5 Kumble strikes back for India! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, the one that turns in, Gayle pushes forward to defend with his bat tucked away safely behind the pad, loud appeal and umpire Taufel adjudicates in favour of the bowler, that's a crucial blow! West Indies four down and in a spot of bother here 171/4
    25.6 Gone! got his man after troubling him through the over. It was full and on the middle and leg, Ganga pushed forward, ahead of his body, got a inside edge and flew left of Yuvraj at squarish short-leg, and Yuvraj dived to his left to come up with a catch! First wicket goes down! 67/1
    28.2 Sarwan is out! It was full, a good length delivery with hint of away swing, and it shaped away ever-so-slightly after pitching. Sarwan was not upto the pitch of the ball nor the line of it, ends up driving, rather ambitiously, on the up, away from his body and gets an outer edge which takes the ball straight to Kumble at gully. 68/2
    30.3 appeal for lbw! and Asad Rauf gives it after a lengthy deliberation! Brian Charles Lara is out! It was on a length, on the middle stump line and it straightened after pitching, Lara shuffles across and ends up playing outside the line, beaten by the straightening of the ball and is rapped right in front of the middle, Rauf took his time to decide on the bounce and whether it would have taken the top of the middle, he decided it would have and raised the fatal finger. Replays suggest that it would have hit the top of the stump and a crucial crucial wicket goes at the stroke of lunch. India right on top here. 72/3
    67.4 Taufelled!!! good length delivery, drifting in with the arm, Chanderpaul gets his right-leg forward to the pitch of the delivery and takes it on the pad, ball pops up straight to Dravid at first slip, loud appeal and up goes the finger, TV replays clearly shows that the bat way nowhere near the ball, umpire Simon Taufel gets it terribly wrong on this occasion. 202/5
    72.1 Bravo depart! tossed up delivery, drifted away in the air and then turned in a touch after hitting the deck, too good a delivery for Bravo, he has a tentative poke at it and the edge is produced, Dhoni holds on well to a fairly hard chance - India on fire here 220/6
    74.1 Sehwag - take a bow! nicely flighted delivery, again drifting away in the air and turning in after hitting the deck, Ramdin is caught in two minds and in the end he goes for the cut off the back-foot, ball clips the outside edge and flies away towards Dravid at first slip who chips it up and takes it on the second attempt, West Indies seven down and in deep trouble here, India need just three more to wrap this up. 226/7
    84.2 Munaf Patel gets the breakthrough for India! It was a full-length delivery , just short of driveable length, sucking Bradshaw forward, who is bit late in leaning forward, and pushes at it, inside the line of the ball a bit , the bat hits the pad and it was not sure whether there was an edge enroute to Dhoni! Replays were inconclusive. Atleast the ones shown so far. I am not sure he touched it, Bradshaw is unlucky 277/8
    91.5 That man Anil Kumble! He strikes, yet again, for India to sink in one more nail into the West Indies coffin. It was full, on the blockhole length, on the middle stump line and Dave Mohammed, as he has done through out this innings, goes for a forcing drive, misses and the furniture is disturbed! 297/9
    not out
    not out
    30 (b 5, lb 8, nb 17)
    298/9 (95 Overs, RR: 3.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-67 (D Ganga, 25.6 ov), 2-68 (RR Sarwan, 28.2 ov), 3-72 (BC Lara, 30.3 ov), 4-171 (CH Gayle, 59.5 ov), 5-202 (S Chanderpaul, 67.4 ov), 6-220 (DJ Bravo, 72.1 ov), 7-226 (D Ramdin, 74.1 ov), 8-277 (IDR Bradshaw, 84.2 ov), 9-297 (D Mohammed, 91.5 ov)
    MM Patel20.045512.7502
    S Sreesanth19.0104922.5700
    A Kumble34.0810743.1407
    VRV Singh11.033503.1807
    V Sehwag11.023923.5401

Close of Play

  • Fri, 2 Jun - day 1 - India 1st innings 235/9 (S Sreesanth 24*, MM Patel 0*, 88 ov)
  • Sat, 3 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 318/6 (D Ramdin 22*, IDR Bradshaw 15*, 82 ov)
  • Sun, 4 Jun - day 3 - India 2nd innings 215/2 (W Jaffer 113*, R Dravid 21*, 68 ov)
  • Mon, 5 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 13/0 (CH Gayle 2*, D Ganga 10*, 5 ov)
  • Tue, 6 Jun - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 298/9 (95 ov) - end of match

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