• BATSMEN
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    3.5 Bowled him! Taylor strikes, good length delivery outside the off stump, coming in with the angle, Jaffer too late for the defensive shot, misses the bat, knocks the off stump. Beaten by pace, India two down. 3/2
    0.3 Pedro Collins strikes, what a start for West Indies, on the pads, Sehwag turns it around, Sarwan at short leg takes a good reflex catch. 1/1
    29.6 Bravo strikes! good length delivery, Laxman on the front foot drives, closes the face off the bat too early, the ball takes the edge through to the substitute Morton at gully, who takes the catch. 34/3
    84.1 what a biggie - ooh boy - Collymore does the job, gets The Wall - great seam position from one on off, Dravid just tamely pokes at that and Ramdin takes the faint edge, what an unfortunate end to a fine innings, so late in the day, Collymore strikes for West Indies, he's rewarded for an outstanding bowling performance today 197/8
    41.1 Taylor strikes, excellent delivery first up, it was full and on target, Yuvraj not in any position to play any shot, gets hit on the toes, loud appeal, given by the Umpire. Yuvraj looks to be hurt. He is being escorted by the 12th man. 58/4
    47.5 short delivery outside the off stump, Kaif defends awkwardly on the back foot, ball takes the glove through to Lara at second slip, who takes the catch. India are five down for 78. 78/5
    50.2 GONE! Short ball on off, Dhoni goes for his favorite cut shot but can only hit it to Dwayne Bravo in the slips, what a good catch, made it look so simple, another Indian falls prey to this disciplined bowling attack, they're in tatters here at Sabina Park, what a batting display, check one more for the Windies 91/6
    45
    101
    7
    0
    44.55
    79.4 Bravo gets his man - for another time in this series, Kumble stands up and plays the short ball defensively with a horizontal bat and plays on - the ball gets a shave off the edge of the bat and hits the base of offstump - Kumble goes for a fine 47, and West Indies have hit back again, right when matters were slipping out of hand, India are eight down now 184/7
    not out
    9
    24
    0
    0
    37.50
    85.4 nine down - Harbhajan didnt want that last single, and see whats happened...didnt read the lenth at all, took his eyes off the ball and Sreesanth pays the price - he ducks into a rising delivery, ball hits his shoulder and crashes onto the stumps, he's gone for 0 200/9
    87.4 that's it, all over, hurrah for Taylor - his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests - a perfectl directed ball short of a good length, it rises a tad and has Munaf swaying away and gloving it to Ramdin, who gleefully pouches it, wow, wow, good bowling, India undone for just 200 on the first day, Taylor leads his side off the field with a BIG grin on his face... 200/10
    Extras
    11 (b 2, lb 2, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (87.4 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PT Collins19.073411.7810
    JE Taylor18.445052.6701
    DJ Bravo24.036822.8311
    CD Collymore19.0111720.8910
    S Chanderpaul5.001703.4020
    CH Gayle2.001005.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (V Sehwag, 0.3 ov), 2-3 (W Jaffer, 3.5 ov), 3-34 (VVS Laxman, 29.6 ov), 4-58 (Yuvraj Singh, 41.1 ov), 5-78 (M Kaif, 47.5 ov), 6-91 (MS Dhoni, 50.2 ov), 7-184 (A Kumble, 79.4 ov), 8-197 (R Dravid, 84.1 ov), 9-200 (S Sreesanth, 85.4 ov), 10-200 (MM Patel, 87.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 Sreesanth Strikes! similar start to Indian Innings, an error of judgement from Gayle, good length delivery pitches just outside the off stump and cuts in slightly, Gayle plays down the wrong line, the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground. A perfect start for the Indians. 0/1
    25.2 uff, what a start from Bhajji! Tossed up, a true offbreak, pitched outside off and comes in sharply, Ganga leaves it alone and is rapped on the back leg, a huge appeal from all is upheld by Koertzen, what a blow for West Indies on the stroke of lunch, the Turbanator strikes, Ganga completely undon looking to play it to the onside with half a bat, he's on his way for 40 80/5
    10.6 Sreesanth picks up the big wicket of Lara! extra bounce, that kicked off the pitch, Lara plays it awkwardly, gets the edge and goes to Jaffer at third slip, who takes the catch above his head. It was an unplayable delivery. 42/2
    17.1 Got 'em! Great ball, tossed up on off, lots of turn, beats him in the air, Samuels forward in his huge stride, ball goes past him and Dhoni pulls off a neat stumping, Samuels was out of his crease, leg umpire Jerling calls for the third umpire and the red light flashes almost immediately, key wicket for India 53/3
    22.6 what have I been saying? in the slot, pitched up on off, slightly wider this time, forces Chanderpaul to play at that one, with zero footwork, however, and all he can do is get a regulation edge through to Dhoni who takes it to his left - key strike from Munaf, West Indies in all sorts of trouble now 72/4
    25.6 good ball tossed up a touch short, turn and bounce, Bravo on the back foot looks to play to the on side, gets the inside edge onto the pad and then lobs up to Yuvraj at short leg, who takes a good catch. 81/6
    27.2 West Indies lose their seventh wicket, Harbhajan picks up his third wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, Sarwan moves forward and looking to hit it over the midwicket, gets a leading edge, the ball goes up high in the air, Kaif at midwicket waits for a long time for the ball to come down, then takes the catch. 88/7
    31.3 Harbhjan strikes! picks up his 4th wicket, good ball tossed up, spins in, Ramdin on the back foot, should have been forward, gets the glove onto the pads and then lobs up on the on side, straight into the hands of Yuvraj at short leg. 99/8
    32.5 RUN OUT! a complete mess up! total misunderstanding, Taylor mistimes the pull to mid on, he takes off for the run, Collins does not respond, Sehwag picks up the ball and throws it to Dhoni, who removes the bails, both the batsmen at the same end. 103/9
    33.3 Harbhajan picks up his fifth wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, Collins goes after it, hits it high in the air towards long on, Sehwag takes the catch. 103/10
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    2 (nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    103 all out (33.3 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    S Sreesanth9.033423.7700
    MM Patel12.052412.0010
    A Kumble8.033214.0001
    Harbhajan Singh4.301352.8800
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (CH Gayle, 0.4 ov), 2-42 (BC Lara, 10.6 ov), 3-53 (MN Samuels, 17.1 ov), 4-72 (S Chanderpaul, 22.6 ov), 5-80 (D Ganga, 25.2 ov), 6-81 (DJ Bravo, 25.6 ov), 7-88 (RR Sarwan, 27.2 ov), 8-99 (D Ramdin, 31.3 ov), 9-103 (JE Taylor, 32.5 ov), 10-103 (PT Collins, 33.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.4 yowza! What a blinder! Good length delivery on off, seams away, gets Jaffer to stand tall and flash the bat at it, gets the edge and it flies hard and fast towards gully, out of the blue comes the hand of Morton at third slip, a great one-handed catch going to his right, Jaffer goes and Taylor checks one more to his name in this Test...dreadful start for India again, well bowled Taylor 1/1
    3.2 he's gone! India two down! Sabina Park is aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive! Delivered from wide of the stumps, full and quick, jags in from off and traps Sehwag right in front of the stumps, that ball kept low and Sehwag is clueless, everyone up in appeal and the umpire raises the dreaded finger, West Indies on a roll, Taylor on fire, India have plenty to ponder, their second-innings record seems to be catching up...what a start, make that 22 wickets in a day-and-a-half, folks...dont move from your seats 6/2
    21.2 Wonderful catch from Lara! back of a length outside the off stump, moves away slightly after pitching, extra bounce, Laxman defends at it, the ball takes the edge, Lara at second slip takes the catch low down to his right. 49/3
    61.3 Collymore strikes! the wicket of Dravid, the ball kept low, Dravid playing back, the ball beats the bat, he was too late to get his bat down, knocks back the stumps. 154/8
    25.6 Collymore strikes! picks up his second wicket, good ball angled across, it was bit fuller, Yuvraj comes forward and drives well away from his body, the ball takes the edge and goes to Lara who takes the catch at a comfortable height. 63/4
    30.6 bowled him! good ball angled across, Kaif looking to drive the ball down the ground, gets an inside edge, drags it on to the stumps. 76/5
    43.5 what a comeback, bowled him neck and crop, nothing in that shot this time, rolls his fingers over that one, gets it to nip back sharply from offstump, keeps a little low but there's zero footwork from Dhoni and the ball crashes into middle stump, furniture rattled and Dhoni's gone for 19 just when this stand was looking good for India, big wicket 122/6
    57.5 Collymore strikes! good length delivery outside the off stump, Kumble comes forward, reaches out to the delivery and defends, the ball takes the edge through to Bravo at a comfortable height at second slip. 141/7
    65.1 thats that then! A good delivery on off, holds its line, Harbhajan, with zero footwork, pokes at it and Lara at second slip holds onto a fine low chance, picks it up inches of the ground going to his left, Collymore makes it five for himself, India all out for 171, West Indies have come back firing on the third day, they need 269 to win this match, dont move from your seats, we'll be back very soon for their reply 171/10
    64.5 gone - great change of length from Taylor, Sreesanth gives him the charge and the bowler saw it, adjusted his line and length, dropped it short, he takes his eyes off the ball as it lobs off his gloves to Lara at second slip, another one down, just one more to go for West Indies, Taylor checks off another in the wickets column 171/9
    not out
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    Extras
    9 (b 4, lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    171 all out (65.1 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PT Collins22.086112.7701
    JE Taylor15.044543.0000
    CD Collymore24.194851.9800
    DJ Bravo4.011002.5010
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (W Jaffer, 1.4 ov), 2-6 (V Sehwag, 3.2 ov), 3-49 (VVS Laxman, 21.2 ov), 4-63 (Yuvraj Singh, 25.6 ov), 5-76 (M Kaif, 30.6 ov), 6-122 (MS Dhoni, 43.5 ov), 7-141 (A Kumble, 57.5 ov), 8-154 (R Dravid, 61.3 ov), 9-171 (S Sreesanth, 64.5 ov), 10-171 (Harbhajan Singh, 65.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 awesome, brilliant, what a start! A pair for Gayle at home - great delivery on off, held its line again, shaped away, zero footwork from Gayle, he just poked at it uselessly, Laxman at second slip holds onto it, great way to begin the innings, eh? Dreadful start by the home side.. 0/1
    10.4 Bowled him! a good swinging fuller delivery, Ganga plays down the wong line, beats the bat, the ball knocks the base of the stumps. 27/2
    11.3 Patel strikes gets the crucial wicket of Lara! excellent delivery pitched on the leg stump and going on, Lara caught on the back foot, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Jerling, that was absolutely Plumb in front 29/3
    42.6 Sreesanth picks up Sarwan! excellent delivery outside the off stump, draws him forward, who pushes at the ball, slight deviation of the delivery takes the edge to Dravid at first slip, who takes the catch low to his left, that was a good catch from Dravid 126/5
    26.3 gone, Kumble you beauty! Flighted on middle and off, Chanderpaul goes for an airy flick of all shots, not much turn, strikes him on the full, they all appeal, there's lbw shouts, the ball flies to Dravid at slip, there's one for the catch, then he throws the ball onto the stumps to run him out, its all happening, Rudi Koertzen raises the finger slowly, in the end its given lbw, its really all happening here, three appeals for one ball to one batsman, but the lbw is confirmed, whatever it is, Kumble's struck and West Indies slip further! 56/4
    43.6 Kumble strikes! the wicket of Bravo, got him! it was a straight delivery, Bravo goes for the big swipe, misses it completely, knocks the off stump. 128/6
    51.5 and he's got him with a faster one, that was pitched in a good spot, around leg, he goes back to fend it, ball goes off the pads to short leg, they all appeal for both lbw and a catch, and umpire Jerling raises his finger in a hurry! Its actually been adjugded lbw, a debatable decision that, looked like it was missing legs, but another wicket for the veteran spinner 144/7
    not out
    62
    85
    8
    1
    72.94
    59.5 but isnt revenge so, so sweet? This is a master bowler we're talking about, he gave him a slower one to cut, and this time he sends in a quicker one, here deal with that, says Kumble, forces Taylor on the backfoot, caught plumb in front of the stumps, all go up in appeal, they know theyve got their man, and yes, says umpire Jerling. Taylor's enterprising innings come to an end, India on the verge of victory at Sabina Park... 180/8
    69.2 got em, nine down! Kumble strikes, tossed up, a straight one, pitched in line, goes for a sweep of some sorts, struck in front, a big appeal and the man in the hat and shades say yep, thats out, India can breathe a big sigh of relief, fifth wicket for Kumble, who says he cant win matches for India outside the subcontinent?? 219/9
    69.4 all over! All done! Finito! Kumble, Kumble! How this game has changed! A quicker one on off, width offered, he goes for cut and the thin edge is snapped up by an ecstatic Dhoni! No one waits for the decision they all know its out! West Indies bowled out for 219, India win by 49 runs, what a win! 35 years it took, but boy, isnt it worth it? 219/10
    Extras
    5 (lb 2, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    219 all out (69.4 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    S Sreesanth15.023832.5300
    MM Patel12.022612.1600
    Harbhajan Singh16.036504.0600
    A Kumble22.437863.4403
    V Sehwag4.001002.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (CH Gayle, 0.2 ov), 2-27 (D Ganga, 10.4 ov), 3-29 (BC Lara, 11.3 ov), 4-56 (S Chanderpaul, 26.3 ov), 5-126 (RR Sarwan, 42.6 ov), 6-128 (DJ Bravo, 43.6 ov), 7-144 (MN Samuels, 51.5 ov), 8-180 (JE Taylor, 59.5 ov), 9-219 (PT Collins, 69.2 ov), 10-219 (CD Collymore, 69.4 ov)

Match Notes