• BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    83
    127
    8
    5
    65.35
    37.4 oh ho! Gayle shoulders arms only to see his off stump cartwheel! It pitched outside the off stump, on a length, and Gayle immediately had begun to raise his bat high, but the ball came in with the angle, and crashed into the off stump! 143/1
    135
    294
    15
    0
    45.91
    94.2 dragged on to the stumps! Finally Ganga' marathon effort comes to an end. It was a short of length delivery, coming in from just outside the off stump, Ganga jabs at it, his bat coming down in an angle, takes the inside edge onto his stumps. nd thus the second best 2nd wicket partnership of West Indies against India comes to an end. 346/2
    102.4 Sreesanth strikes gold! good length, this one pitched in-line with the off stump and nipped back in sharply, to be fair to Sarwan the ball kept bit low after hitting the deck and he was beaten by a combination of low bounce and late movement, Sarwan played down the wrong line and the ball hit the pad right in front of the stumps, 'Guilty as charged' is the verdict from umpire Rudi Koertzen and another fine innings comes to an end. 371/4
    96.2 Munaf Patel's redemption song gets even more audible at St Kitts! Lara is gone! It was a length delivery, on the middle and off stump line, and straightened a bit, and appeared to be heading towards the off stump line, when Lara pushed his right foot out, a bit too much across, and it thudded into his front pad, below the knee-roll. would have crashed into the off stump. Two quick wickets for India just before Lunch. 356/3
    not out
    97
    216
    6
    2
    44.90
    113.4 gone! Brian Jerling finally raises his finger, not for a lbw shout though, a caught behind dismissal. It was fullish, outside the off stump, straightens after pitching, Bravo goes back, not the length for it, tries to steer it past slips, gets an think edge, and Dhoni pouches it on second attempt. 406/5
    164.3 one too many! on the middle and off stump line, turning in slow, Samuels comes down the track and hits it with the spin to the deep midwicket region, got the height but not the distance, Harbhajan in the deep judges it to perfection, that's the closest Harbhajan has got to a wicket so far today! 562/6
    165.6 Harbhajan gets one to his name! flatter trajectory and on the middle and off stump line, Ramdin quickly goes down on one knee and sweeps it straight to Jaffer at backward square leg, West Indies seven down 570/7
    167.5 Taylor departs! good length delivery, genuine off-spinner, Taylor steps forward and swings across the line, ball clips the leading edge and balloons up towards square leg, three fielders converge on it but Yuvraj who was moving across from short midwicket calls for it and holds on well to a fairly hard chance. Wicket number three for Harbhajan - Chanderpaul who is on 93 is running out of partners! 576/8
    169.4 nine down! well bowled doosra and Collins is beaten comprehensively, closes the face of the bat bit too early and the edge goes straight to Dravid at first slip, that shot was a celebration of nothingness! 581/9
    169.6 what a mess! tossed up and turning in, Collymore just spreads his legs and leaves it through, ball crashes into the stumps! Chanderpaul is stranded on 97! 581/10
    Extras
    26 (lb 14, nb 11, w 1)
    TOTAL
    581 all out (170 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MM Patel32.0413434.1818
    S Sreesanth31.089913.1901
    A Kumble47.0814002.9702
    Harbhajan Singh44.0614753.3400
    V Sehwag16.034712.9300
    Fall of wickets:1-143 (CH Gayle, 37.4 ov), 2-346 (D Ganga, 94.2 ov), 3-356 (BC Lara, 96.2 ov), 4-371 (RR Sarwan, 102.4 ov), 5-406 (DJ Bravo, 113.4 ov), 6-562 (MN Samuels, 164.3 ov), 7-570 (D Ramdin, 165.6 ov), 8-576 (JE Taylor, 167.5 ov), 9-581 (PT Collins, 169.4 ov), 10-581 (CD Collymore, 169.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    33.6 Jaffer falls to the temptation to drive outside the offstump! It was fullish, just short of driveable length, well outside the off stump, Jaffer drives, doesn't lean into his stroke, gets an outside edge and once again Lara, at second slip, comes into the party. 124/2
    10.6 Collymore strikes in his first over! it was short of length delivery, pitched just outside the off stump and straightened a touch, Sehwag moves back and across, gets beside the line and opens the face of the bat and glides it straight to Lara, at second slip. Old timers would remember Kris Srikkanth getting out like this quite often. 61/1
    87.1 and gone! good length delivery, close to the off stump line and this one swung back in a touch, Laxman defends away from his body, a lazy looking poke, ball clips the outside edge and goes behind, Ramdin dives across to his right and gloves it inches away from the ground, Collins with the breakthrough, India seven down. 297/7
    47.5 Taylor strikes! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one nipped back in nicely, Dravid pushes forward to defend but ends up playing down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad in-line with the off stump, loud appeal for lbw and for the first time in this test umpire Jerling points towards the sky! that's a massive wicket, India in a spot of bother here 157/3
    49.2 Jerome Taylor is on fire here! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Yuvraj pokes at it tentatively and the edge goes straight to Ramdin behind the stumps.Getting out on this track is certainly a punishable offence and this shot deserves nothing but a firing squad! 159/4
    49.4 goodness me! Kaif departs for a duck! slightly short and cutting in from middle and off stump line, Kaif hops back to defend but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad in line with the leg stump and umpire Jerling adjudicates in favour of the bowler, that ball was missing leg by a long way but... India in deep trouble here 159/5
    69.2 good length delivery, pitched on middle and off stump and there was a bit of swing at the tail end of it, Dhoni shuffles across in an attempt to flick it away through midwicket but this time he fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad, the leg stump was visible at the point of impact and probably the ball would have missed the stumps but umpire Jerling is convinced 220/6
    90.2 that's the end of that! Collymore drags on short and Kumble falls for it, was in no position to go for the pull but he does, ball clips the top edge and flies down to fine leg, Collins in the deep plays around with it and takes it on the second attempt, India eight down 311/8
    not out
    38
    66
    8
    0
    57.57
    91.2 short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, there was not even enough room for a fly to go through, let alone a cut shot, ball slides off the top-edge and goes straight to Lara at second slip, up goes the finger and that's Collin's second wicket 315/9
    106.6 Patel departs and that's the wicket they were searching for! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Patel could have left it alone but he needlessly drives at it and the ball goes straight to Ganga at gully 362/10
    Extras
    26 (b 8, lb 5, nb 13)
    TOTAL
    362 all out (107 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor26.0311834.5300
    PT Collins29.3411723.96010
    CD Collymore25.046332.5202
    DJ Bravo17.363822.1701
    CH Gayle2.00301.5000
    MN Samuels7.011001.4200
    Fall of wickets:1-61 (V Sehwag, 10.6 ov), 2-124 (W Jaffer, 33.6 ov), 3-157 (R Dravid, 47.5 ov), 4-159 (Yuvraj Singh, 49.2 ov), 5-159 (M Kaif, 49.4 ov), 6-220 (MS Dhoni, 69.2 ov), 7-297 (VVS Laxman, 87.1 ov), 8-311 (A Kumble, 90.2 ov), 9-315 (S Sreesanth, 91.2 ov), 10-362 (MM Patel, 106.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.2 huge appeal for a caught behind dismissal, Umpire Jerling remains a statue for some time before suddenly coming alive to raise the fatal finger. It was fullish, on the legs, Gayle tries to tickle it round the corner, gets an faint edge and Dhoni dives to his right and gloves it inches off the ground. Fab catch! 3/1
    not out
    66
    75
    6
    0
    88.00
    9.5 gone! hit the deck short of length and it climbed outside the off stump even as it straightened, Sarwan stayed beside the line, tried to square-drive it on the up with an opened face of the bat, only manages to guide it straight to Dravid at second slip. 46/2
    14.4 Lara perishes trying to attack. He stepped down the track, a pre-determined stroke, Kumble not only dragged back the length, but also pushed it through quickly, Lara tries to adjust his stroke, opting to defend at the last minute. He ends up lunging forward, the ball beats his desperate wave of the bat, Dhoni gathers it and whips off the bails. 81/3
    20.5 tossed up full, just outside the off stump, Chanderpaul leans forward, flick-drives it back down the pitch, in the air, heading towards the off stump at the non-strikers' end, Kumble flings himself , low to his left, to come up with a very good catch. 102/4
    24.5 and gone! tossed up outside the leg stump line, Bravo comes down the track, looking to get inside the line, that he does but gets cramped for room and the awkward looking on-drive goes straight down the throat of Sreesanth at long-on, West Indies five down 120/5
    29.5 Harbhajan strikes! flighted delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Samuels comes down the track and misses it completely, Dhoni is quick behind the stumps and Samuels it out by a long way, another batsman departs trying to force the pace. 152/6
    not out
    8
    7
    1
    0
    114.28
    Extras
    13 (b 4, lb 7, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    172/6d (32 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MM Patel7.004306.1401
    S Sreesanth6.011923.1600
    A Kumble12.006035.0010
    Harbhajan Singh7.003915.5700
    Fall of wickets:1-3 (CH Gayle, 1.2 ov), 2-46 (RR Sarwan, 9.5 ov), 3-81 (BC Lara, 14.4 ov), 4-102 (S Chanderpaul, 20.5 ov), 5-120 (DJ Bravo, 24.5 ov), 6-152 (MN Samuels, 29.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    37.6 got'm! this is excellent stuff from Collins! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping in ever-so-slightly, teasing line and length and Jaffer is sucked forward into the drive, played at it with an angled bat and the edge is produced, Gayle at first slip goes low down and takes it inches away from the ground - big wicket! 143/2
    26.1 oh dear! Sehwag perishes first ball after lunch! how often have we seen this happen - good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one jagged back in sharply, Sehwag plays down the wrong line and is trapped stone dead, as plumb as it gets and umpire Rudi Koertzen adjudicates in favour of the bowler - Collymore with the much needed breakthrough 109/1
    63.1 and straightaway the bowling change works! wayward delivery outside the off stump, Laxman needlessly follows it, awkward looking drive at full stretch and the edge goes straight to Lara at second slip who takes it on the third attempt! 243/3
    not out
    68
    131
    4
    1
    51.90
    71.3 Dhoni falls! Super catch by Gayle, at cover. It was full, well outside the off stump, Dhoni went down on his knee, threw his bat at it, again the impact was low down on his bat, and the ball flew fast to the left of Gayle, who stretched out to hang onto a difficult chance. 273/4
    not out
    8
    50
    1
    0
    16.00
    Extras
    20 (b 9, lb 8, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    298/4 (85 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PT Collins18.016623.6611
    JE Taylor11.014013.6301
    CD Collymore15.034012.6600
    MN Samuels20.036803.4000
    DJ Bravo7.013605.1400
    CH Gayle14.023102.2100
    Fall of wickets:1-109 (V Sehwag, 26.1 ov), 2-143 (W Jaffer, 37.6 ov), 3-243 (VVS Laxman, 63.1 ov), 4-273 (MS Dhoni, 71.3 ov)

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