Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
51(65) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 0 5 3 18
RR Sarwan
53(81) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 1 5 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Agarkar
O9.4
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IDR Bradshaw
O10.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

West Indies have won by three wickets and have qualified for the semi-finals. What a finish it was! They were cruising when Sarwan and Morton were batting, then slowed down inexplicably when they had plenty of wickets in hand with not many runs to get. Morton's wicket began another collapse and they limped over the finish line with two balls to spare.

For India it was a question of ifs. What if they had played Powar? What if they had scored a few more runs? What if their fast bowlers had bowled tighter at the start? What if Marlon Samuels's final swipe had gone anywhere but the boundary? Frankly they were lucky that the finish was so close. India now play Australia in what is a winner-goes-through loser-goes-home contest on October 29. This West Indian victory has also eliminated any mathematical chance of England making the semi-finals. West Indies have booked one semi-final berth from this group and India and Australia will slug it out for the other.

Man of the Match: Shivnarine Chanderpaul wins it for his diligent innings that provided West Indies with the ideal start to the chase. His 51 spanned two crucial partnerships of 43 and 57 for the first two wickets and severely hampered India's chances of defending 223.

It's been fun bringing you today's action from Ahmedabad. South Africa take on Pakistan tomorrow in what is a knock-out match. We'll be live at 2pm India time for that game. Do tune in. Cheers!

49.4
4
Agarkar to Samuels, FOUR runs, Samuels wins it for West Indies! Short and wide outside off stump, not a very good ball and Samuels slashes hard at it, the ball flies wide of third man for four to finish the match
49.3
1
Agarkar to Baugh, 1 run, dabbed short on the off side for one, Agarkar shies at the bowler's end but misses or that would have been out
49.2
0
Agarkar to Baugh, no run, slips down leg side, umpire Harper says that's not wide, close call but it was close to leg stump

Five needed off five balls, a boundary will swing it West Indies way but India have all the momentum. Who will hold their nerve?

49.1
W
Agarkar to Smith, OUT, bowled him, Smith tries to heave it down the ground and misses completely, the ball crashes into the stumps, unbelieveable stuff

Five runs needed off the last over, Sarwan is out, thats a plus for India. How on earth did it come to this. If India win, they would have got out of jail. Dwayne Smith is the new batsman. Agarkar will bowl the final over.

END OF OVER:
49 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 219/6

  • RR Sarwan53 (81b)
  • IK Pathan5-0-34-1
  • AB Agarkar9-1-47-1
48.6
W
Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, OUT, slower ball, Samuels skies the pull shot, Dravid drops the catch at midwicket but he throws the ball to the nonstriker's end and Sarwan who was trying to complete the second run is well short, it's all going a bit crazy out there
48.5
0
Pathan to Samuels, no run, dabbed to Yuvraj at point

Surely West Indies can't lose from here, they need just six off eight balls with five wickets in hand. Sarwan is batting on a half-century. They've done stranger things in the past. Samuels is the new batsman.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
51(65) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 0 5 3 18
RR Sarwan
53(81) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 1 5 0 2 3

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Agarkar
O9.4
M1
R52
W2
Eco5.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IDR Bradshaw
O10.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803