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177dThe Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India sneak a low-scoring thriller

Brian Lara's West Indians outplayed India in the poor-batting stakes, and somehow contrived to fall short of a modest target of 163, giving India their first win against West Indies in six outings.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
65(102) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 24 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 6 20 3 17 0 6 10
BC Lara
40(48) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 12 5 4 5 0 5 7

Best performances - Bowlers

DR Smith
O10
M2
R31
W4
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O8
M0
R35
W3
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
41 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | WI: 146/10 (17 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.56, RRR: 1.88)

  • BC Lara40 (48b)
  • S Sreesanth8-0-25-2
  • Harbhajan Singh8-0-35-3

Well, a low-scoring encounter turns out to be close. India have snuck in a good win to boost their morale and leave this tournament just that much more exciting as it means they need a win in the final league match on Friday. The West Indies, led by Dwayne Smith, bowled extremely well to bowl India out for 162, but in reply they turned in a bad effort in the face of a spirited Indian bowling attack.

So this is the deal: India must win on Friday, thats obvious, while Australia can get through with a tie or a wash-out. The West Indies have to yet again address their woeful middle and lower order batting when chasing. They have three days to do so before the final.

Harbhajan Singh has been awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his crucial 37 and 3 for 35.

That's all we have for you today. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for what promises to be a cracker on Friday, September 22. Until then, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers, and good evening.

40.6
W
Sreesanth to Collymore, OUT, all over, thats it! A quick, good length delivery on middle and leg, Collymore is just rooted at the crease and gets hit in line, that one did keep slightly low, looks likely to take leg stump, every Indian goes up in appeal and the umpire slowly raises his finger! Sreesanth gets the final wicket, India have won by 16 runs, they've done their shot at the finals no harm

CD Collymore lbw b Sreesanth 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.5
1
Sreesanth to Lara, 1 run, good length ball on the stumps, Lara hops across and works it to the onside, Sreesanth makes great speed in moving to his left and collecting, he hurls the ball in, Baugh is not even in the frame but the throw misses the stumps, intense stuff here!
40.4
0
Sreesanth to Lara, no run, good ball, lands outside off and swings away, Lara judges it and leaves it alone
40.3
0
Sreesanth to Lara, no run, again outside off, not enough room to cut and he dabs it fine, ball goes to slip on the bounce
40.2
0
Sreesanth to Lara, no run, fuller this time outside off, Lara hustles and defends to point
40.1
0
Sreesanth to Lara, no run, short outside off, goes to pull but makes bad contact, ball thuds into his boot

Sreesanth is brought on now, crowd loves it

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West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st44S ChanderpaulRS Morton
2nd8RR SarwanRS Morton
3rd6WW HindsRS Morton
4th5WW HindsMN Samuels
5th7WW HindsCH Gayle
6th13WW HindsDR Smith
7th13WW HindsDJ Bravo
8th22BC LaraWW Hinds
9th27BC LaraCS Baugh
10th1BC LaraCD Collymore