West Indies Tri-Nation Series - 2nd match

West Indies v India

West Indies won by 1 wicket (with 14 balls remaining)

Rohit Sharma to take strike against Kemar Roach. Shikhar Dhawan standing at the other end

Darren Sammy: "I have gone back to treating every game as my last."

9.05 am West Indies win the toss and will bowl

Pollard says they won with the same decision against Sri Lanka. Dhoni says the pitch looks dark and says what he has learnt from his experience in West Indies is that suggests moisture

Kieron Pollard will lead West Indies today. Dwayne Bravo is out with a groin strain, as is Ravi Rampaul with a sprained ankle. So with three former captains in the XI - Gayle, Sammy and Ramdin - they have gone with Pollard. West Indies had picked only a 13-man squad, so Tino Best and Devon Smith are the replacements. For the record, Ramdin is playing his 100th ODI today, only the third West Indies 'keeper to do so, after Jeff Dujon and Ridley Jacobs

Rampaul took a serious twist to the ankle after sending down a delivery against Sri Lanka, and is expected to be out for three weeks. Bravo, though, will be fit for the Trinidad leg of the series.

India are playing the same XI for the sixth game running

Vibhash Awasthi: "probably Rohit Sharma approaches each of his game as his first - ah, i will get many more chances."

Riddymon: "One of the problems that I have with Bravo as captain, he's so injury prone. He's only been captain for a month and he's out already. Not a good look. Bring back Sammy."

srikanth: "Pollard- Captain of West Indies!! "Michael Holding - Talk nah!"!!"

Beni Sankar: "Y is Pollard and not Ramdin captaining the WI side today? Undoubtedly Otis Gibson ,Sammy and the support staff have done a fantastic job WI is now a team to b reckoned with The disciplining of Gayle and Sarwan has sent a strong message"

Bhakta Prasad Gaire: "Dhoni never wants to change the winning combination, otherwise Shami would be better option that Umesh Yadav. Yadav did not show any memorable attacks in recent matches"

8.45 am A week after winning the Champions Trophy in England, India go up against West Indies in Jamaica. Toss coming up in 15 minutes. Here is the match preview.

At the start of this series, India were ranked No 1 and West Indies No 8 but MS Dhoni says that is only on paper. West Indies have started with a bonus-point win over Sri Lanka, ranked three places above

0.1

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, Roach starts on off stump with an angled ball from wide of the crease, about good length, Rohit defends carefully

Couple of slips

0.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit takes a big stride out and blocks a pitched up delivery

0.3

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, another appreciable forward movement and he guides a fullish ball watchfully to cover, no movement so far for Roach though

0.4

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, diving stop at extra cover, Rohit has got the front foot easing into the shot nicely but he's not gone hard at the ball and the fielder is able to cut it off

0.5

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, uh oh, Rohit runs into trouble, almost, pushes down the ground, mid off dives, Rohit takes a few steps out, stops, takes a few more steps, Dhawan is ball watching, and Rohit makes it back in time as the throw goes to the keeper

0.6

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, across to defend a back of a length ball, no swing, no seam, so far

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
RG Sharma    0* (6b)      KAJ Roach    1-1-0-0
S Dhawan    0* (0b)     

Best, Tino

1.1

Best to Dhawan, no run, short is the length first up to Dhawan, 138.2 kph already from Tino, Dhawan cramped for room, and stabs it away

1.2

Best to Dhawan, (no ball) 1 run, short once more, but leg-sidish, and Dhawan gets India going with a tuck to fine leg, and Tino contributes with a front-foot no-ball

1.2

Best to RG Sharma, 1 wide, Rohit backs away to leg and gives the free hit everything, but it is dug in rather too short, and he misses, free hit still on

1.2

Best to RG Sharma, 3 runs, whoa, little Bravo is confused, he's taken the catch off a sliced slog at third man, and begun celebrating, he's even kicked the ball away, before he spots a furious Pollard shouting 'Bravo, Bravo', pointing to his head, imploring his fielder to use his brains and gesticulating for him to throw the ball back, Bravo has a sheepish smile on now, Sammy walks up to him and collapses with a burst of laughter into a hug

1.3

Best to Dhawan, 2 runs

1.4

Best to Dhawan, no run, length ball around off played out to covers from the crease

1.5

Best to Dhawan, FOUR, bouncer to Dhawan, and he pulls it off around chest height to the deep square leg boundary

1.6

Best to Dhawan, no run, this is a high full toss around off but Dhawan has guided it straight to cover

End of over 2 (12 runs) India 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
S Dhawan    7* (6b 1x4)      TL Best    1-0-12-0
RG Sharma    3* (7b)      KAJ Roach    1-1-0-0

2.1

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, Roach in a theatrical appeal for lbw but it is turned down, this length ball appeared to do too much with the angle he creates

2.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, pitched up, driven firmly but mid off gets to it

2.3

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, on the front foot to defend

2.4

Roach to RG Sharma, 3 runs, whipped away, Roach overdoes the angle and the length, and Rohit takes his for runs past square leg

2.5

Roach to Dhawan, FOUR, that is put away, overpitched again, slight width and Dhawan is up to to thread it between extra cover and mid off with an eager followthrough

2.6

Roach to Dhawan, no run, now Dhawan coming forward confidently on the front foot and guiding a length ball to cover

End of over 3 (7 runs) India 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
S Dhawan    11* (8b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-1-7-0
RG Sharma    6* (11b)      TL Best    1-0-12-0

Rohit: "The jovial manner in which Sammy ended the entire debacle with Bravo is the chief reason why people LOVE Windies cricket!" Spot on

3.1

Best to RG Sharma, no run, back of a length, not much room, pushed to point

3.2

Best to RG Sharma, no run, hello, where did that come from, Rohit was looking to leave a pacy back of a length ball, it was the right call on the original line outside off, but it then changed direction alarmingly, snaked in, bounced, pinged the glove, not sure Sammy at gully realised that, didn't make an extra effort to go for the take, got to it on the bounce

3.3

Best to RG Sharma, SIX, some response from Rohit, Tino pounds it in, short outside off, Rohit winds up and sends it soaring over the third man rope

3.4

Best to RG Sharma, no run, length ball played out to the leg side

3.5

Best to RG Sharma, no run

3.6

Best to RG Sharma, no run, pitched up now from Tino, Rohit calmly pushes it down to mid off

Alex: "The manner in which Dhawan caresses those shots through extra cover is remininscent of David Gower in his prime"

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 25/0 (RR: 6.25)
RG Sharma    12* (17b 1x6)      TL Best    2-0-18-0
S Dhawan    11* (8b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-1-7-0

4.1

Roach to Dhawan, no run, moving forward smoothly to push a length delivery to mid off

4.2

Roach to Dhawan, OUT, smart work from Roach, Dhawan skipped out and went through with a straight push in the air to a good length ball, but he didn't get it far from Roach, who stuck out his right hand, it popped in the air further to the bowler's right, but he recovered quickly to take it

S Dhawan c & b Roach 11 (20m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

4.3

Roach to Kohli, no run, back of a length into the batsman from wide of the crease, defended

4.4

Roach to Kohli, no run, left alone outside off stump

4.5

Roach to Kohli, no run, short of a length again, Kohli happy to block

4.6

Roach to Kohli, no run, takes a big stride out and lets a good length ball go through outside off

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) India 25/1 (RR: 5.00)
V Kohli    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    3-2-7-1
RG Sharma    12* (17b 1x6)      TL Best    2-0-18-0

5.1

Best to RG Sharma, 1 leg bye, spears a good length ball down the leg side, at 143.4 kph, rolls away off the pad

5.2

Best to Kohli, (no ball) SIX, banged in short now, quick but offering width and Kohli's upper cut it over the deep backward point boundary, and it is another no-ball

5.2

Best to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli swings at the free hit, a length ball around off, hits it over the bowler but has found no timing

5.3

Best to RG Sharma, no run, overpitched, but Rohit, as he has been doing today, does not go hard at it, caresses it to wide mid off

Share Guest: "@ Alex, The manner which Dhawan gets out is exactly like Gower in his prime."

5.4

Best to RG Sharma, no run, and again, fullish delivery, around off stump, Rohit is forward to pat it back

5.5

Best to RG Sharma, no run, leaves a straight good length ball a few feet outside off

5.6

Best to RG Sharma, no run, right forward again, Best gets this to climb at 138 kph from just short of driving length, but Rohit is in position to defend without bother

End of over 6 (9 runs) India 34/1 (RR: 5.66)
RG Sharma    12* (22b 1x6)      TL Best    3-0-26-0
V Kohli    7* (6b 1x6)      KAJ Roach    3-2-7-1

Walter: "WI should have batted first. This pitch will dry out and WI will be unable to cope with Sir and Ashwin"

6.1

Roach to Kohli, no run, Roach on middle and leg with that angle, Kohli tucks the length ball straight to square leg

6.2

Roach to Kohli, no run, presses forward to defend a length ball outside off, no movement, either in air or off the pitch

6.3

Roach to Kohli, no run, a hint of movement on this one, just a hint of straightening from a good length, Kohli pushes a long way outside off, but the thin edge does not carry to the keeper

6.4

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, turned off the pad to fine leg

6.5

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit is letting go of potential scoring opportunities, not attacking as he often does, here he eases this full delivery softly past the bowler, but mid off comes around

6.6

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, played out to point

End of over 7 (1 run) India 35/1 (RR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    12* (24b 1x6)      KAJ Roach    4-2-8-1
V Kohli    8* (10b 1x6)      TL Best    3-0-26-0

7.1

Sammy to Kohli, no run, Sammy finds some movement and bounce first ball, good length ball with a hint of inswing, loose, late decision to steer from Kohli and he misses it

7.2

Sammy to Kohli, no run, and now some outswing, excellent length, would want to be a touch closer to off as Kohli flags it through

7.3

Sammy to Kohli, no run, this stays a tad low, similar line, similar length, outside off, straightens after pitching, Kohli across a long way and adjusts to block

7.4

Sammy to Kohli, no run, length ball, Kohli right forward, head on top, firm defensive bat, all that

7.5

Sammy to Kohli, no run, another one moves away slightly, but the line still a touch far outside off, Kohli watches it go, super start from Sammy so far

7.6

Sammy to Kohli, no run, he plays at it this time, comes forward and guides a length ball to backward point, not getting the single

End of over 8 (maiden) India 35/1 (RR: 4.37)
V Kohli    8* (16b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-0
RG Sharma    12* (24b 1x6)      KAJ Roach    4-2-8-1

Deo: "Long-suffering WI fans are not amused with the "joviality" of a WI team ranked #8. Sammy's lethargic approach to that catch was neither jovial nor amusing."

8.1

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, was already forward, this back of a length ball came in and seemed to stay a shade low judging by the way Rohit jabbed it to point

8.2

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, chops it towards gully for a single

8.3

Roach to Kohli, 2 runs, moves across, gets in a better position to use the incoming angle and turns it wide of mid on

8.4

Roach to Kohli, no run, sharp length ball, 137.4 kph, he plays it off the back foot, getting across and behind the line quite solidly

8.5

Roach to Kohli, no run, ending on off from a good length, Kohli half forward to push it away

hugh: "Why on earth is the keeper standing so far back? Quite a few balls are reaching him on the bounce, including the thin edge. Sammy, in particular, is not all that quick."

8.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, some bounce from back of a length, tight line around off, guided down to third man

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 39/1 (RR: 4.33)
V Kohli    11* (20b 1x6)      KAJ Roach    5-2-12-1
RG Sharma    13* (26b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-0

9.1

Sammy to Kohli, OUT, Gayle glorious at wide slip, what a catch, brings his big frame down to the right and plucks this thick edge one handed, Kohli went hard at this good length delivery and not surprisingly, it is that man Darren Sammy, again in the region outside off, it was angled in and swung away slightly, but rather poor stroke from Kohli, just tried to whack it away wildly

V Kohli c Gayle b Sammy 11 (19m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 52.38

Karthik standing a long way outside his crease

9.2

Sammy to Karthik, no run, takes a step forward and allows a bouncing length ball to go outside off

9.3

Sammy to Karthik, no run, another outside edge, DK stepping forward to block, on the bounce to second slip

9.4

Sammy to Karthik, no run, gets it to straighten again, DK leaves

9.5

Sammy to Karthik, no run

9.6

Sammy to Karthik, no run, right on off stump, superb line, Karthik forward to defend

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) India 39/2 (RR: 3.90)
KD Karthik    0* (5b)      DJG Sammy    2-2-0-1
RG Sharma    13* (26b 1x6)      KAJ Roach    5-2-12-1

10.1

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, he comes forward and defends the length delivery back to the bowler

10.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, too straight, the batsman flicks it to the leg side, but straight to the man at midwicket

10.3

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, another delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman comes forward and drives it to mid-on this time

10.4

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, it's shortish on the leg stump line, but doesn't get up at all, the batsman tucks it to backward square leg for a single

Walter: "DK is standing outside the crease to counter the possible lbw fwom the low bounce? I wonder."

10.5

Roach to Karthik, no run, gets a short ball, but this one sails over his head. He does well to duck under it well in time

10.6

Roach to Karthik, no run, back of length delivery outside off, doesn't bounce much. DK leaves it alone

End of over 11 (1 run) India 40/2 (RR: 3.63)
KD Karthik    0* (7b)      KAJ Roach    6-2-13-1
RG Sharma    14* (30b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-2-0-1

11.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery outside off, straightens a touch, Rohit leaves

11.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, length delivery on off, the batsman dabs it to the off side and takes off for a quick single

11.3

Sammy to Karthik, 1 run, another length delivery, DK comes forward and pushes it to extra cover for a single

11.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, gets good bounce from a length, Rohit defends it to point off the front foot

11.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, FOUR, he waits on the back foot and carves the length delivery past point beautifully, the timing means it beats the fielder at third man easily

11.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, this one is too straight, the batsman tucks it to backward square leg for a single

Riddymon: "With Karthik batting so far out of the crease, it would be wise for Ramdin to stand up to the stumps when Sammy's bowling. A tactic used a numerous times in the past to prevent batsmen from doing that and bringing a stumping chance into play."

End of over 12 (7 runs) India 47/2 (RR: 3.91)
RG Sharma    20* (35b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    3-2-7-1
KD Karthik    1* (8b)      KAJ Roach    6-2-13-1

El Tino is back...

12.1

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, he bowls it quick and he bowls it full, knee high! Rohit is surprised by it and his hand comes off the handle as he pushes it to extra cover for a single

12.2

Best to Karthik, no run, comes forward positively and defends the length delivery right under his nose

12.3

Best to Karthik, 1 run, bowls back of length on off stump, DK goes back and guides it to third man for a single

12.4

Best to RG Sharma, no run, teases the batsman with a full delivery wide outside off, Rohit resists the temptation and lets it go

12.5

Best to RG Sharma, no run, angled towards the off stump, Rohit comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

12.6

Best to RG Sharma, no run, now he goes for a yorker, 146 kph, the batsman digs it out towards midwicket and immediately looks at the toe of his bat.

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 49/2 (RR: 3.76)
RG Sharma    21* (39b 1x4 1x6)      TL Best    4-0-28-0
KD Karthik    2* (10b)      DJG Sammy    3-2-7-1

The keeper comes up to the stumps now

13.1

Sammy to Karthik, no run, he bowls a length delivery outside off, DK lets it go through

13.2

Sammy to Karthik, FOUR, that's not a place to bowl when the keeper is up! Sammy bowls length down the leg side and DK just has to get some bat on it, which he does

13.3

Sammy to Karthik, no run, keeps it tight on off stump, DK comes forward and defends

13.4

Sammy to Karthik, no run, he is keeping it on that nagging line and length outside off, DK leaves it alone

13.5

Sammy to Karthik, no run, another length delivery on off, the batsman defends it to mid-on

13.6

Sammy to Karthik, no run, another tight delivery on off, bounces a touch extra, DK defends towards the leg side

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 53/2 (RR: 3.78)
KD Karthik    6* (16b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-2-11-1
RG Sharma    21* (39b 1x4 1x6)      TL Best    4-0-28-0

14.1

Best to RG Sharma, 1 leg bye, this came in, bounced, hit Rohit high on the pad, and rolled to point, who ran in threw, but Rohit had lumbered across by then, throw missed anyway

14.2

Best to Karthik, 1 run, 149.2 kph, he's been quick and quicker today, around middle stump with the incoming angle, he goes back and turns it to fine leg

14.3

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, length outside off now, dabbed wide of third man

14.4

Best to Karthik, no run, width for the cut, DK cuts, finds point on the bounce

14.5

Best to Karthik, no run, needless, absolutely needless, DK drives an overpitched delivery, Pollard at mid off dives, recovers to pick the ball up, DK is more than half way down by then, Rohit has not moved, DK turns back, Pollard fires it in to the keeper, no way DK is making it, but he dives big, and makes it

14.6

Best to Karthik, 1 leg bye, back of a length, on the pads, away to fine leg

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 57/2 (RR: 3.80)
KD Karthik    7* (20b 1x4)      TL Best    5-0-30-0
RG Sharma    22* (41b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    4-2-11-1

15.1

Sammy to Karthik, no run, angled in fullish to middle and leg, brings bat in front of pad to push to mid on

15.2

Sammy to Karthik, no run, this bounces from a length outside off now, left alone

SauravJain: "I still think India needs a fully fit Yuvraj in this middle-order. That would make a super-strong batting order!"

15.3

Sammy to Karthik, no run, just outside off stump, short of driving length, excellent stuff from Sammy, played out towards point

15.4

Sammy to Karthik, no run, tight line and length once more, defended to the off side

15.5

Sammy to Karthik, no run, pitched up for the drive, but he cannot time it and hits it hard into the ground, and to extra cover

15.6

Sammy to Karthik, no run, this should have gone, wide length ball, DK cut hard but point leaped to deny him

End of over 16 (maiden) India 57/2 (RR: 3.56)
KD Karthik    7* (26b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-3-11-1
RG Sharma    22* (41b 1x4 1x6)      TL Best    5-0-30-0

16.1

Best to RG Sharma, no run, bouncer, 142 kph, into the batsman, who pulls out of the way

16.2

Best to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, cramps him for room, played out softly

16.3

Best to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit breaks free, pitched up outside off, Rohit makes some more room with half a step to leg, and drills it high over extra cover

16.4

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower offcutter, he waits on the front foot and runs it down to third man

16.5

Best to Karthik, 1 run, climbing on middle stump, he goes back and across and pushes in front of midwicket for one, India need more of rotating the strike

16.6

Best to RG Sharma, 1 wide, this is 145.5 kph alright but Best sends the length ball way down the leg side

Tough for India first third of the innings. The pitch has played a touch uneven, and Roach and Sammy have been spot on

16.6

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, back of a length, slower one, around off stump, softly guided behind point

Hariharan: "India are in a typical Mumbai Indians situation. 2 down for nothing much on the board with DK and RS at the crease trying to consolidate."

Darshil: "Every time Rohit Sharma appears to lose some form, we should send him to West Indies to play.. He really likes playing here.."

End of over 17 (8 runs) India 65/2 (RR: 3.82)
RG Sharma    28* (46b 2x4 1x6)      TL Best    6-0-38-0
KD Karthik    8* (27b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-3-11-1

Pollard brings himself on after drinks. Will have do a lot of bowling today with no Dwayne Bravo. He could actually like this pitch

17.1

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 wide, starts with a big wide down the leg side

17.1

Pollard to RG Sharma, no run, angled in fullish to off stump from wide of the crease, pushed back

17.2

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, opens the face and runs a length ball to point for one

17.3

Pollard to Karthik, no run, this is what Pollard will do, DK was across to try and work it to leg as soon as he saw the big incoming angle from wide of the crease, but it didn't come on

17.4

Pollard to Karthik, FOUR, overdid the angle this time, this was ending on leg stump, and Karthik nudges it fine

17.5

Pollard to Karthik, 1 run, neat, presses forward to a pitched up ball, it rolls away in front of midwicket and they are off for one

17.6

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, back of a length ball turned to third man with a open face

End of over 18 (8 runs) India 73/2 (RR: 4.05)
RG Sharma    30* (49b 2x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0
KD Karthik    13* (30b 2x4)      TL Best    6-0-38-0

Walter: "Its more the good bowling by Roach and Sammy than the pitch. Just imagine if another bowler was like Best, it be far worse."

Here is Sunil Narine

18.1

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, length offspinner first up outside off, punched to long off from the crease

18.2

Narine to Karthik, 1 run, scurries across to another length offspinner and guides it behind point

18.3

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, allows an offspinner to come on and nudges it square to leg

18.4

Narine to Karthik, no run, fuller with the flighted offspinner, he goes across outside off stump and works it to leg, but finds midwicket

18.5

Narine to Karthik, no run, stretches forward to block

18.6

Narine to Karthik, 1 run, shortish and quick, he swivels and pulls it down to fine leg

End of over 19 (4 runs) India 77/2 (RR: 4.05)
KD Karthik    15* (34b 2x4)      SP Narine    1-0-4-0
RG Sharma    32* (51b 2x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0

Samuels comes on, spin at both ends

19.1

Samuels to Karthik, no run, tossed up and turning in outside off, left alone

19.2

Samuels to Karthik, 1 run, spinning down the pads, he goes across and nudges it fine

19.3

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, played out with the turn to square leg

19.4

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, waits for this offspinner to come on and knocks it towards point

19.5

Samuels to Karthik, 1 run, goes across in the crease and pushes to covers for a single

19.6

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, moves forward and nudges with the spin to midwicket, it is coming on rather slowly from the spinners

End of over 20 (3 runs) India 80/2 (RR: 4.00)
RG Sharma    33* (54b 2x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0
KD Karthik    17* (37b 2x4)      SP Narine    1-0-4-0

A slip being maintained for the spinners

20.1

Narine to Karthik, no run, cut hard but backward point dives to his right and saves runs

20.2

Narine to Karthik, 1 wide

20.2

Narine to Karthik, no run, spins in and hits him as he misses with the forward defensive push

20.3

Narine to Karthik, no run, 96.7 kph this one, he cuts and finds backward point once again

20.4

Narine to Karthik, no run, comes forward to defend, it pops up off the pad

20.5

Narine to Karthik, no run, nudged with the turn fine down leg

20.6

Narine to Karthik, no run, sharp turn, some bounce, going down leg, turned to square leg

End of over 21 (1 run) India 81/2 (RR: 3.85)
KD Karthik    17* (43b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-5-0
RG Sharma    33* (54b 2x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0

21.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, goes back, this one arrives quicker than he thought, he punches, extra cover fails to stop it

21.2

Samuels to Karthik, no run, punches a fullish delivery to the bowler off the back foot

21.3

Samuels to Karthik, no run, on the front foot to block a tossed up ball

21.4

Samuels to Karthik, no run, goes forward again, can't get the single, as the ball rolls to extra cover

21.5

Samuels to Karthik, no run, same line outside off on the fullish delivery, defended off the front foot

21.6

Samuels to Karthik, no run, whips this away but finds midwicket

End of over 22 (1 run) India 82/2 (RR: 3.72)
KD Karthik    17* (48b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-4-0
RG Sharma    34* (55b 2x4 1x6)      SP Narine    2-0-5-0

22.1

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, pushed back to the bowler

22.2

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, comes down the track, Narine shortens it, it spins in and hits the pad

22.3

Narine to RG Sharma, FOUR, this bounced outside off, but Rohit played it well, making some room and running it past slip

22.4

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, lunges forward and plays it out with the spin to midwicket

22.5

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, hurries into middle and leg at 98 kph, turned to square leg

22.6

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, full and angled in, flicked past square leg

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 87/2 (RR: 3.78)
RG Sharma    39* (61b 3x4 1x6)      SP Narine    3-0-10-0
KD Karthik    17* (48b 2x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-4-0

23.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, tossed up full, he reaches out and pats it back

23.2

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, flatter outside off, he steers it, but there is short third in place

23.3

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, whips a good length offspinner straight to midwicket

23.4

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the front foot and guides it to point for a single

23.5

Samuels to Karthik, 1 run, flashes a drive to mid off, and hurries down for the run, throw misses, he would have just made it had it hit

23.6

Samuels to RG Sharma, 2 runs, this full delivery takes a leading edge and runs towards third man, they take on the throw and Rohit makes it back for the second

End of over 24 (4 runs) India 91/2 (RR: 3.79)
RG Sharma    42* (66b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-8-0
KD Karthik    18* (49b 2x4)      SP Narine    3-0-10-0

Sammy back

Milan Bobstein: "I am not against DK but i feel fully fit Yuvi should replace him , he is much more dangerous and the match winner for india in ODIs."

24.1

Sammy to Karthik, no run, DK stretches forward as Sammy hits a good length outside off immediately

Very wide lone slip

24.2

Sammy to Karthik, no run, pushed to mid off

24.3

Sammy to Karthik, FOUR, he walks out, Sammy bangs it in short, DK whacks it through midwicket and beats the fielder running to his left in the deep

24.4

Sammy to Karthik, 1 run, pushed to extra cover

24.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, just outside off, good length, he pushes wide of cover for one

24.6

Sammy to Karthik, no run, punched off the front foot to extra cover

End of over 25 (6 runs) India 97/2 (RR: 3.88)
KD Karthik    23* (54b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    6-3-17-1
RG Sharma    43* (67b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-8-0

Susil Kumar: "Give Dk a break guys. You should have followed him at the domestic level and then you will know how dangerous he is. The pressure of having to sustain his place hasn't let him play his shots freely. Once he is confident of his spot, you will see the Match Winner in DK"

25.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, eases a tossed up ball off the front foot to long on

25.2

Samuels to Karthik, no run, comes forward to smother a tossed up ball

25.3

Samuels to Karthik, OUT, Samuels breaks the partnership, soft dismissal, Karthik pushed at a tossed up ball, it spun in, took the inner part of the bat and popped back to the bowler, replays show bat brushed pad first before it came down on the ball

KD Karthik c & b Samuels 23 (65m 56b 3x4 0x6) SR: 41.07

25.4

Samuels to Raina, no run, leaves this one turning away from him outside off

25.5

Samuels to Raina, no run, quick and full, he is forward to defend

25.6

Samuels to Raina, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 26 (1 run) India 98/3 (RR: 3.76)
SK Raina    0* (3b)      MN Samuels    4-0-9-1
RG Sharma    44* (68b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    6-3-17-1

Tino brought back, Raina is in, what should we expect?

26.1

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, widish delivery steered to third man

26.2

Best to Raina, 1 run, the length is short, Raina is across and is off strike with a single to midwicket

26.3

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, a low full toss now, pushed out to the sweeper

26.4

Best to Raina, 1 run, short of a length, not bouncing too much, Raina expected it to do more, adjusted to jab it to deep square leg

26.5

Best to RG Sharma, no run, that was wide, but fast, 141.8 kph, and zipped through even as Rohit tried to steer it

26.6

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, Rohit is still reining himself in against the pitched up deliveries, of course, all the wickets won't have helped, the shot was on, but he's eased it past the non-striker, though there is a long on in place, mid off has enough time to run across and stop it

End of over 27 (5 runs) India 103/3 (RR: 3.81)
RG Sharma    47* (72b 3x4 1x6)      TL Best    7-0-43-0
SK Raina    2* (5b)      MN Samuels    4-0-9-1

27.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, punched back to the bowler off the back foot

27.2

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, on leg stump but he finds square leg as he works it away

27.3

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, Samuels not giving anything away, ths spins in to middle and is played out to midwicket

27.4

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, pushed down to long on

27.5

Samuels to Raina, no run, tossed up and spinning away appreciably, superb delivery, just around off stump, Raina follows the line and edges it, but it goes on the bounce to slip, just fell short

27.6

Samuels to Raina, no run, a wiser Raina lets this go outside off now

End of over 28 (1 run) India 104/3 (RR: 3.71)
SK Raina    2* (7b)      MN Samuels    5-0-10-1
RG Sharma    48* (76b 3x4 1x6)      TL Best    7-0-43-0

cpreddy: "Raina just in, Best out there to bowl. Expect body blows to Raina!!" But Sammy has been brought back now in place of El Tino

28.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, 2 runs, top edged swat over square leg but Rohit will take the couple for a half-century, he's dug in today, this has not been an easy pitch and attack to deal with

28.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, and he tries to guide one bouncing too close to him and is beaten

28.3

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, forces this to extra cover, didn't time it, went too hard at it

28.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, pitched up on the pads and he works it out to deep square

cris: "If Dhawan and Kohli fail, the middle order looks very weak. DK is still unproven at international level and Raina is a liability outside the subcontinent. MS is the only bulwark. Despite the hype, I would say that England have a better batting lineup than India in ODIs."

28.5

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, short ball from Sammy as well to Raina, 125.9 kph, down the leg side, pulled to fine leg

28.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, pitched up to the stumps and eased to long on

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 109/3 (RR: 3.75)
RG Sharma    52* (81b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    7-3-22-1
SK Raina    3* (8b)      MN Samuels    5-0-10-1

Abhay Khobragade: "Rohit's innings reminds me his last WI tour.." Man of the Series, aye

29.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, 2 runs, down the track and chipped it high over midwicket for a couple as long on runs around

29.2

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, 106 kph dart pushed to cover

29.3

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, fires in another one on a good length, played out to midwicket

29.4

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, an attempted sweep for the first time, top edge flies over the keeper

29.5

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, pushed from around off stump to the sweeper

29.6

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, deft, waits and steers it late from close to off stump but finds short third

End of over 30 (4 runs) India 113/3 (RR: 3.76)
RG Sharma    55* (86b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    6-0-14-1
SK Raina    4* (9b)      DJG Sammy    7-3-22-1

30.1

Sammy to Raina, FOUR, he went for it, first ball of the over from Sammy and Raina swings hard at a length ball, fortunately for him, it goes just over extra cover

30.2

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, swats the short ball into the ground to deep square leg

sillyPoint: "Cris: I love unproven hypotheses based on speculations."

30.3

Sammy to RG Sharma, FOUR, now Rohit, they have decided to get a move on, Rohit makes lots of room outside leg and slices this length ball from just outside off over point

30.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, takes a step outside leg, Sammy bowls it on the stumps, Rohit drills it down to long off

30.5

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, overpitched ball outside off eased to the sweeper

30.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, OUT, aarghh would be apt response to this brain fade from Rohit, after grinding it out for nearly 15 overs he swings at a pitched up delivery and the mishit sails tamely down to long off, when you have already got a couple of fours in the over ... sigh is an apt sign off

RG Sharma c Charles b Sammy 60 (129m 89b 4x4 1x6) SR: 67.41

End of over 31 (11 runs) India 124/4 (RR: 4.00)
     DJG Sammy    8-3-33-2
SK Raina    10* (12b 1x4)      MN Samuels    6-0-14-1

31.1

Samuels to Raina, no run, left alone outside off

31.2

Samuels to Raina, no run, steered to backward point

31.3

Samuels to Raina, 1 run, reaches out and pushes to sweeper cover

SauravJain: "This is what irritates all Indian/Rohit fans. After showing so much application, Rohit throws it away. Not needed, considering they had already got 10+ runs from that over!"

31.4

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, stretches forward and plays it out to midwicket

31.5

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, back and across and pushes to the off side

31.6

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, fuller, he nudges it to square leg off the front foot

End of over 32 (1 run) India 125/4 (RR: 3.90)
MS Dhoni    0* (3b)      MN Samuels    7-0-15-1
SK Raina    11* (15b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    8-3-33-2

Varun: "Spot on cris. This is where, I think Manoj Tiwary has been extremely unlucky. No. 4 was his for the taking but Dhoni and lady luck have been hard on him."

32.1

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, gets width and chops it past backward point, third man runs around to field

Senkguttuva: "And this is why Rohit sharma is yet to find a place in the Indian Test Team. Temperament my friend, Temperament!!!"

32.2

Sammy to Dhoni, no run, goes across and pushes a length ball to extra cover off the back foot

Neel: "Rohit Sharma is like a Bollywood blockbuster...you will be entertained...but you also know the end well in advance..."

32.3

Sammy to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads, worked wide of midwicket, Pollard picks it up and lets go towards the keeper on the run, but the single is already taken

32.4

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, forward to push to long off for one more

32.5

Sammy to Dhoni, 1 run, flashed wide of point from the crease

32.6

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, width on the length ball and Raina punches to the sweeper

End of over 33 (5 runs) India 130/4 (RR: 3.93)
SK Raina    14* (18b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    9-3-38-2
MS Dhoni    2* (6b)      MN Samuels    7-0-15-1

33.1

Samuels to Raina, no run, thick inside edge to short fine leg as Raina looks to defend from the crease

33.2

Samuels to Raina, no run, turned to square leg

33.3

Samuels to Raina, no run, lunges forward this time and pushes to the bowler

33.4

Samuels to Raina, no run, opens the face to one around off and runs it to point

33.5

Samuels to Raina, no run, left alone outside off

Nagesh Nayak: "Rohit Sharma has no problems with pace, bounce or spin. He usually gets out to up the ante. In Tests he won't have to do it and I feel he is apt for longer version"

33.6

Samuels to Raina, no run, fullish length, 92.5 kph, Raina forward to defend, Samuels doing an outstanding job

End of over 34 (maiden) India 130/4 (RR: 3.82)
SK Raina    14* (24b 1x4)      MN Samuels    8-1-15-1
MS Dhoni    2* (6b)      DJG Sammy    9-3-38-2

MUSTAHSAN: "All critics of sharma might be correct but just think what had happened had rohit not clicked today.......india 150 probably"

34.1

Sammy to Dhoni, 1 run, worked in front of square leg off the pad

34.2

Sammy to Raina, 2 runs, Raina moving forward nicely, now he gets to the pitch and drives to the left of the sweeper

34.3

Sammy to Raina, no run, flummoxed by the slower one, wanted to work it to square leg, misses and takes it on the body

34.4

Sammy to Raina, no run, thick outside edge as Raina reaches out to a widish one, away to point

34.5

Sammy to Raina, no run, pushes a length ball from the crease to extra cover

Raja Krishna: "I don't know why many people criticizing Rohit's batting here. I will be happy any day to see Rohit score 50's instead of trying something different and getting out in 10's n 20's. Pure joy watching him bat for 50, 60 runs."

34.6

Sammy to Raina, no run, ended up driving over the line of this wide length ball which went to the keeper on the bounce

2 for 41 after 0 for 34 against Sri Lanka. Sammy taking his statement of treating every game as his last quite seriously

End of over 35 (3 runs) India 133/4 (RR: 3.80)
SK Raina    16* (29b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    10-3-41-2
MS Dhoni    3* (7b)      MN Samuels    8-1-15-1

Narine to start the batting Powerplay

Mitesh: "Rohit Sharma is the like the favourite son of all critics...they just want him to do better in each exam(game)"

Dalton: "So, this Rohit guy top scores so far, makes more runs than the rest of the batsmen combined and y'all still complaining and berating him - even suggesting he should be dropped????"

35.1

Narine to Dhoni, no run, comes forward and turns an offspinner to midwicket from middle

35.2

Narine to Dhoni, no run, tight line on off stump, punched back

35.3

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, nudges a fuller one past square leg

Vas: "Here comes the Wicket-throwing Powerplay..."

35.4

Narine to Raina, no run, quick and right on middle, defended off the front foot

35.5

Narine to Raina, no run, spins away outside off, steered to point

Naga Mahesh: "It's not about how many rohit scored.. He got a good start and India need him to bat till the end to get 250+ odd runs.."

35.6

Narine to Raina, FOUR, bounces outside off at 93 kph, but Raina remains in the crease and adjusts to guide this past slip

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 138/4 (RR: 3.83)
SK Raina    20* (32b 2x4)      SP Narine    4-0-15-0
MS Dhoni    4* (10b)      DJG Sammy    10-3-41-2

Sunil: "@Raja Krishna , I don't think anybody is criticising his batting . It's his penchant for throwing away good starts that's infuriating . If somebody like , say , Yusuf Pathan comes in , slogs and gets out , you really don't expect anything else ; but Rohit Sharma has all the shots in the book and after batting well and settling in he just plays the stupidest shot he can conjure up ."

36.1

Roach to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, into the pads from a length, turned behind square leg

prabee: "@Dalton Its not because he isnt good enough..place Kohli at same stage,,he would have batted atleast until 40+ overs and converted that into a hundred. This guy has thrown it away."

36.2

Roach to Raina, 1 run, overpitched delivery driven down to long off

36.3

Roach to Dhoni, 2 runs, wide and overpitched slower one, Dhoni reaches out to go after it, and slices it high over covers

Tim: "You've got to make hay when the sun shines. Rohit fails to do so and is rightly criticised. Good players can be forgiven for form slumps. When Rohit hits his next one he will be dropped because he hasn't earnt the respect now."

36.4

Roach to Dhoni, no run, this was off the middle, flashed the cut hard but straight to point

36.5

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, slower one into the pad, away to fine leg

Neel: "Right time to blood Rohit in the Test side. He's fairly established himself in ODI's in the short run at least. Exposing him to the tougher playground of Test cricket might just give him the temperament that he is so often criticized for."

36.6

Roach to Raina, FOUR, Raina gets the boundary, another wide and full one, he stretches to slap it in the air over backward point

End of over 37 (9 runs) India 147/4 (RR: 3.97)
SK Raina    25* (34b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    7-2-21-1
MS Dhoni    7* (14b)      SP Narine    4-0-15-0

Anurag: "@Nagesh Nayak I agree completely. I think Rohit's might be a case similar to Sehwag, where the need to accelerate due to limited overs may play on his mind. Unlimited overs frees their mind to play a natural game that in itself is very aggressive and quick-scoring."

37.1

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, offspinner bounces on middle, turned behind square leg

Raj: "Already 7 overs of Rohit bashing. Maybe another 5 more to go. We are quite good at this arent we?" It's all disguised Rohit love

37.2

Narine to Raina, 1 run, worked towards midwicket

37.3

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni races across for the single after a soft push in front of cover

37.4

Narine to Raina, no run, Raina dabs this sharply spinning delivery too close to slip and Gayle is able to get down and stop it

Gayle sent to short third from slip

37.5

Narine to Raina, no run, pushed to point

37.6

Narine to Raina, 1 run, chopped towards point for a single

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 151/4 (RR: 3.97)
SK Raina    27* (38b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-19-0
MS Dhoni    9* (16b)      KAJ Roach    7-2-21-1

Peerzada: "... and a report on Cricinfo is headlined "Rohit anchors India on tough morning ". How paradoxical!" He did, then he jumped ship mid-sea

38.1

Roach to Raina, 1 wide, 144.4 kph delivery but down the leg side

38.1

Roach to Raina, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads but Raina cannot place it wide enough of fine leg

38.2

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, slow from back of a length, chopped behind point

38.3

Roach to Raina, 1 run, just short of good length, he moves across and turns it off middle and leg to deep square

38.4

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, flicks an overpitched ball in the air wide of midwicket

38.5

Roach to Raina, 1 run, again on the pads, 138.2 kph, Raina manages a single to deep square

38.6

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, slower length ball, Dhoni tries to guide it behind backward point but cannot beat the fielder

End of over 39 (7 runs) India 158/4 (RR: 4.05)
MS Dhoni    12* (19b)      KAJ Roach    8-2-28-1
SK Raina    30* (41b 3x4)      SP Narine    5-0-19-0

Vashish Sieurajsingh: "Replace "Rohit Sharma" with Carl Hooper and we feel your pain."

39.1

Narine to Dhoni, no run, pats this offspinner in front of cover and takes off but Ramdin is after the ball and Dhoni has to get back

39.2

Narine to Dhoni, no run, now Raina wants the single as Dhoni nudges in the air to midwicket but still no single coming

39.3

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, almost a yorker on middle and leg, Dhoni stabs it down to long on

39.4

Narine to Raina, no run, whoa, that took off and spun across Raina, who belatedly dropped his wrists

39.5

Narine to Raina, 1 run, pushed towards point

Abhi: "So..You get a start.. 30 overs are up..Now you look to score runs because you know if you get out there are big hitters coming up who can score too (they also need some overs to score runs).. Unfortunately you get out.. Am I allowed to think like this?"

39.6

Narine to Dhoni, no run, straighter and fuller one, Dhoni squeezes it to off

End of over 40 (2 runs) India 160/4 (RR: 4.00)
MS Dhoni    13* (23b)      SP Narine    6-0-21-0
SK Raina    31* (43b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    8-2-28-1

40.1

Roach to Raina, 1 wide, a bouncer but it is down leg

40.1

Roach to Raina, 1 run, on the pads and sent down to fine leg

40.2

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, pitched up, Dhoni drives but does not time it, takes the single to mid off

40.3

Roach to Raina, 1 run, Raina hops expecting the short one, it is not that short, pushes it towards point

40.4

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, another single taken off a length ball with a soft push in front of extra cover

40.5

Roach to Raina, no run, moves across and pushes a back of a length ball to extra cover

Noel: "To all Rohit bashers, Rohit has laid the foundation. He had the luxury of trying big shots relying on the fact that big hitters were yet to come, he failed - so what!!! He played for the team - to up the ante. Easier option for him would have been to play out overs at the same pace - in order to cement his place in the team!!!!"

40.6

Roach to Raina, 1 run, shuffles around to off stump and nudges a length ball to midwicket

End of over 41 (6 runs) India 166/4 (RR: 4.04)
SK Raina    34* (47b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    9-2-34-1
MS Dhoni    15* (25b)      SP Narine    6-0-21-0

Sammy: "Not really a wicket throwing powerplay this."

Christof: "@Abhi -- No, because that would mean no more Rohit-bashing, which is the whole reason we're all here." The love continues to flow

41.1

Narine to Raina, no run, went searching for this tossed up ball, it spun away outside off to beat him

41.2

Narine to Raina, 1 run, on the pads from a good length and tucked to deep square

41.3

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, nudges a quick and full one off the pad behind square for a sharp single, no trouble at all for Raina as he sprints through

41.4

Narine to Raina, FOUR, he's got this away, made room outside leg, Narine bowled it quick on leg stump, Raina was able to guide it late past short third man

41.5

Narine to Raina, 2 runs, pushes an offspinner out to the sweeper

41.6

Narine to Raina, 1 run, drills an overpitched ball wide of long off

End of over 42 (9 runs) India 175/4 (RR: 4.16)
SK Raina    42* (52b 4x4)      SP Narine    7-0-30-0
MS Dhoni    16* (26b)      KAJ Roach    9-2-34-1

Rahul Kapoor: "Despite the talent why does Rohit Sharma look so ugly when he gets out? Why isn't there any class in the way he gets out?" Questions, questions

42.1

Roach to Raina, 1 run

42.2

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, stays around the crease and squeezes an incoming length ball to extra cover

42.3

Roach to Raina, 1 wide, shuffling across to far and missing the nudge as Roach sends it down leg from short of a good length

42.3

Roach to Raina, 1 run, length ball on middle driven through midwicket

42.4

Roach to Dhoni, 2 runs, dropped, very tough chance, Roach almost takes Dhoni out with the offcutter, Dhoni goes for the big drive, a hand comes off the bat as the ball does not come on, Sammy runs back from point, dives, gets hands to it, but cannot hold on

42.5

Roach to Dhoni, 1 run, leading edge to a back of a length ball and Dhoni charges down for the single

Dhoni is down on the ground getting treatment, looks like the hamstring, he's getting the area strapped now. Dhoni on his feet finally and putting on his helmet

42.6

Roach to Raina, OUT, and Raina falls immediately after Dhoni's injury break, a short ball outside off, he goes for a tame cut and edges it through, bangs the bat into the ground on his way back

SK Raina c †Ramdin b Roach 44 (76m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 43 (7 runs) India 182/5 (RR: 4.23)
     KAJ Roach    10-2-41-2
MS Dhoni    20* (29b)      SP Narine    7-0-30-0

Sandeep Sundar: "Is there a classy way of getting out?! Unless you are playing an uppish cover-drive and getting caught at the extra cover! OMG, we are taking this discussion to a different level!"

43.1

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges forward and manages to squeeze a full ball past point's dive, Dhoni hobbles through, even hops in between, how long can he go on?

A slip in

43.2

Narine to Jadeja, no run, pushes at a tossed up ball and is beaten by the slight turn

Another slip in

43.3

Narine to Jadeja, no run, beaten by flight and turn again outside off, lovely stuff

43.4

Narine to Jadeja, 1 run, bounces outside off from a good length, cut to the sweeper

43.5

Narine to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward and strikes it down to long on

43.6

Narine to Jadeja, 1 run, hit through midwicket, Dhoni hobbles across again

End of over 44 (4 runs) India 186/5 (RR: 4.22)
RA Jadeja    2* (4b)      SP Narine    8-0-34-0
MS Dhoni    22* (31b)      KAJ Roach    10-2-41-2

The issue just refuses to die down. Venkat: "@ All Rohit apologists - it was a horrible way to get out, because there was a long off and a long on, and they had just taken 11 of the previous 5 deliveries. And this is how he gets out more often than not, which is the issue"

Tino back

44.1

Best to Jadeja, no run, full delivery pushed to extra cover

44.2

Best to Jadeja, no run, too quick for him, 141 kph, good length, going across, he tries to open the face but is beaten

44.3

Best to Jadeja, no run, lots of bounce, 141.1 kph, Jadeja goes on his toes and opens the face again, cannot connect

44.4

Best to Jadeja, no run, tries to swing this one off the pad, misses, it pops up towards point

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44.5

Best to Jadeja, FOUR, out of nowhere, Jadeja responds by bashing an overpitched delivery between the bowler and Dhoni

44.6

Best to Jadeja, 2 leg byes, misses the work of the pad, ball rolls to the keeper, there is a direct hit at the non-striker's and poor Dhoni has to hobble more for the ricochet

End of over 45 (6 runs) India 192/5 (RR: 4.26)
RA Jadeja    6* (10b 1x4)      TL Best    8-0-47-0
MS Dhoni    22* (31b)      SP Narine    8-0-34-0

Harshit Gupta: "Is there a best dismissal award - where the batsman is awarded for the way he was dismissed?"

Samuels brought back

45.1

Samuels to Dhoni, no run, punches a length offspinner to extra cover

45.2

Samuels to Dhoni, FOUR, spinning into the body, shortish, Dhoni pulls hard and into the fine leg rope

45.3

Samuels to Dhoni, 1 run, fuller, he guides it to covers for a single

45.4

Samuels to Jadeja, no run, steered but finds short third man

45.5

Samuels to Jadeja, no run, cuts but finds backward point

45.6

Samuels to Jadeja, no run, worked away off the pad but finds square leg

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 197/5 (RR: 4.28)
RA Jadeja    6* (13b 1x4)      MN Samuels    9-1-20-1
MS Dhoni    27* (34b 1x4)      TL Best    8-0-47-0

46.1

Best to Dhoni, OUT, Best takes out Dhoni, 141.6 kph inswinging full delivery, Dhoni tries to smoke it down the ground, misses, and loses his leg stump, Tino is pumped up, even more, that is

MS Dhoni b Best 27 (66m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.14

46.2

Best to Ashwin, no run, back of a length, Ashwin is across to defend it back

46.3

Best to Ashwin, 1 run, another inswinger, full and around off, Ashwin digs it out towards the lone slip

46.4

Best to Jadeja, 1 wide, full and way down leg, Jadeja misses, Tino appeals loudly, he is dead sure about this one, but instead a wide is called

46.4

Best to Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja gets a 144 kph chest-high snorter, he weaves away and tries to play it, gloves it away

46.5

Best to Ashwin, no run, a slower back of a length ball, moving away a tad, Ashwin tries running it to third man and misses

46.6

Best to Ashwin, no run, short of a length and into the body, Ashwin can only push it towards midwicket

End of over 47 (3 runs) India 200/6 (RR: 4.25)
R Ashwin    1* (4b)      TL Best    9-0-50-1
RA Jadeja    7* (14b 1x4)      MN Samuels    9-1-20-1

47.1

Narine to Jadeja, 1 run, full ball on leg, worked to short fine

47.2

Narine to Ashwin, 1 run, walks outside off and nudges an offspinner to square leg

47.3

Narine to Jadeja, 2 runs, Jadeja steps out, mishits a flighted ball completely, and lands it precisely between three fielders, square leg, deep midwicket, and long on

47.4

Narine to Jadeja, FOUR, not that short, but he's gone right back, bent the knee and pulled it over square leg, smart shot

47.5

Narine to Jadeja, 1 run, hit to the sweeper for a single

47.6

Narine to Ashwin, 1 bye, Ashwin sets himself up for the reverse sweep, does not attempt the shot as this ball spins well down leg, keeper cannot collect it, Ashwin not getting the wide

End of over 48 (10 runs) India 210/6 (RR: 4.37)
R Ashwin    2* (6b)      SP Narine    9-0-43-0
RA Jadeja    15* (18b 2x4)      TL Best    9-0-50-1

48.1

Best to Ashwin, no run, Jadeja almost two-thirds up as Ashwin underedges a pull, midwicket runs forward but his throw is weak and misses

48.2

Best to Ashwin, 1 run, steered to third man

48.3

Best to Jadeja, no run, swings hard at a pacy short ball and misses

48.4

Best to Jadeja, 1 wide, sends the slower one a long way down the leg side

48.4

Best to Jadeja, OUT, Jadeja goes, opens up and swings at a length ball, it moves away a bit, takes the underedge and hits the stumps

RA Jadeja b Best 15 (27m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

48.5

Best to Kumar, no run, short and into the body right away, 142 kph, defended off the back foot

Backward short leg in

48.6

Best to Kumar, no run, Best ends fast, short and effective after a nightmare start in the morning, Bhuvneshwar swings and misses at a bouncer

End of over 49 (2 runs) India 212/7 (RR: 4.32)
B Kumar    0* (2b)      TL Best    10-0-52-2
R Ashwin    3* (8b)      SP Narine    9-0-43-0

49.1

Narine to Ashwin, 4 byes, beaten on the forward push, it spins in sharply through bat and pad, and also beats the keeper

49.2

Narine to Ashwin, 1 run

49.3

Narine to Kumar, 1 run, flight and turn, a thick inside edge to midwicket as he pushes awkwardly

49.4

Narine to Ashwin, 1 run, goes back to a tossed up ball and pushes to cover

49.5

Narine to Kumar, SIX, overpitched straighter one on middle and off, Bhuvneshwar goes through with quick hands, and sends it high over mid off

49.6

Narine to Kumar, FOUR, almost another maximum, Bhuvneshwar shows superb timing as he lofts again over mid off, one bounce and over

They handled Narine alright in the end but have a look Samuels' figures - 9-1-20-1. Rohit gave it away after a fighting fifty, and Raina fell immediately after Dhoni injured his leg. Roach and Sammy were spot on and Best, after a wayward start, did not let up on pace and came back with two big wickets. Like Sri Lanka found out, this is not an easy pitch to bat first. They also found out it eased up in the afternoon, and India have a tough defence on their hands

End of over 50 (17 runs) India 229/7
B Kumar    11* (5b 1x4 1x6)      SP Narine    10-0-56-0
R Ashwin    5* (11b)      TL Best    10-0-52-2
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