Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    5 (lb 2, nb 3)
    219 all out (69.4 Overs, RR: 3.14)
    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)
    S Sreesanth15.023832.5300
    MM Patel12.022612.1600
    Harbhajan Singh16.036504.0600
    A Kumble22.437863.4403
    V Sehwag4.001002.5000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 30 Jun - day 1 - India 1st innings 200
  • Sat, 1 Jul - day 2 - India 2nd innings 128/6 (R Dravid 62*, A Kumble 2*, 49 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Jul - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 219 (69.4 ov) - end of match

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