West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 4th Match: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jul 5, 2013
India won by 102 runs (D/L method)
5 July 2013 (50-over match)

9.30am "5 Trini boys and 4 Srini boys are playing today. Dhoni would have made it 5.." Mahish Ramanujam, that's naughty. Anyway, we are ready to go, and the DJ at QPO plays "rally Around The West Indies". First surprise of the day: Darren Sammy to bowl the first over of the day. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to open. Two slips for Rohit

9.15am "If Vijay blazes to 130 off 100 balls he would only spend the next few weeks wishing he'd done it one match earlier." Strong point, Garvin. Moving onto West Indies, let's count the number of Trini boys in this side: five of them are playing a home game. Ravindranath Rampaul would have made it six, but he is not fit

Dwayne Bravo is there for the toss. Good news. He has recovered from his groin strain. Virat Kohli calls heads, it falls tails, and West Indies have invited India to bat first. "My first home game as captain," says bravo, "so I am very excited about it." He has taken Devon Smith's place

Virat Kohli says even he would have bowled first had he won the toss. Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back for Shami Ahmed, and that's the only change, which means Vijay gets another chance. What if he blazes away to a 100-ball 130?

8.55am Can see a bit of grass on the pitch, but that is apparently in place to hold the brittle surface together. So some seam movement at the top, and some turn later. Interesting

8.50am Already some good news for some and some bad news for some others. While many of the Indian players will get some rest when India tour Zimbabwe, M Vijay has been dropped, after just one ODI innings on his return. Will he play today at least? We will find out in 10 minutes

8.40am Port-of-Spain, ahoy. It's a Friday, West Indies are playing India, and we hear it's a sellout. Practically a must-win for India, and for West Indies it is a game that can assure them a place in the final. Welcome all. Toss is in 20 minutes

0.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, chases a shortish delivery away from the body, and places it to the right of point for a single

0.2

Sammy to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a length, straight, tucked away off the hip for another single

0.3

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, wide length ball, shapes away, left alone

0.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, another wide full ball, left alone again

Ravi C Varanasi: "Not sure why BCCI has to announce IND squad for ZIM now? Does it help boost anyone's moral? In fact it demoralizes to perform at least for Vijay!"

0.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended to leg

Govind: "@ Mahish: It is actually 5 Srini boys including DJ Bravo."

Second slip has moved out

0.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, he pushes this full outside off, and gets some swing. Rohit hangs his bat out there, and edges it wide of the diving slip. What if there was a second slip

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/0

    • RG Sharma 2 (5b)
    • S Dhawan 1 (1b)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-3-0

Roach to take the second new ball

1.1

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended in front of off

1.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, wide of the crease, full, angling in, defended solidly back to him

Two slips for Roach

1.3

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, that's a beauty. Short of a length, pitched outside off, Rohit plays for the angle, but the ball holds its line and kicks at him. Beaten

1.4

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, into the ribs, tucked away around the corner

TJ: "It might actually motivate the player to prove the selectors wrong. Remember Laxman's 165 in Australia! selectors were forced to keep him for the ODI's"

1.5

Roach to Dhawan, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for a single. That's what Dhawan has done to both the deliveries he has played

1.6

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, quick short ball, angling in, about rib high, Sharma defends, but the ball almost bounces back onto the stumps. Saved there, but not by much

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 5/0

    • RG Sharma 3 (10b)
    • S Dhawan 2 (2b)
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-2-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-3-0
2.1

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, middle and off, angling away, Dhawan pushes inside the line of it. That's a Trescothick-style leave

2.2

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, slightly fuller, gets good carry through to Ramdin. Left alone outside off

2.3

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, full, just outside off, defended with an open face

2.4

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, pushed up full outside off, left alone again

2.5

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, this one shapes back in a little, Dhawan flicks it nicely, but can't beat square leg

2.6

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, angling away, the extra bounce beats Dhawan's cut

End of over 3 (maiden) India 5/0

    • S Dhawan 2 (8b)
    • RG Sharma 3 (10b)
    • DJG Sammy 2-1-3-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-2-0
3.1

Roach to RG Sharma, FOUR, short, no sting in it this time, and he pulls this over midwicket from the crease. No need to transfer the weight back either

3.2

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, dropped to leg, and he runs through for a nicely judged single

3.3

Roach to Dhawan, no run, length ball, on off, 138ks, angling away, left alone

3.4

Roach to Dhawan, FOUR, top shot. A half-volley, at 141ks, on middle and off, he plays the check-drive, all along the ground, between the umpire and mid-off

3.5

Roach to Dhawan, no run, flicked down the ground, to mid-on

3.6

Roach to Dhawan, FOUR, uppish square drive, but superbly placed. He drives this one the up, doesn't make a conscious effort to keep it down, but has placed it right between short cover point and backward point

End of over 4 (13 runs) India 18/0

    • S Dhawan 10 (12b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 8 (12b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-15-0
    • DJG Sammy 2-1-3-0
4.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

4.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, on a length, just outside off, the ball shapes away, and is left alone

4.3

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, outside off, Rohit stands tall, and then lets it go through to Ramdin

4.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, full and straight, Rohit is a little early into the forward defensive, is hit on the outside half of the bat

4.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, FOUR, wide half-volley, at 125ks, easily push-driven through cover for four. That was a hit-me delivery, and he caressed it

4.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended from the crease

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 22/0

    • RG Sharma 12 (18b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 10 (12b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 3-1-7-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-15-0
5.1

Roach to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, middle and off, Dhawan covers the stumps and lets it angle away

5.2

Roach to Dhawan, no run, length ball, just outside off, left alone

5.3

Roach to Dhawan, no run, fuller, wider, left alone again

James: "Sammy's nagging medium pace seems to be more effective than Roach's quick stuff on this pitch. West Indies have plenty more medium stuff in the locker."

5.4

Roach to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, defended back to him

5.5

Roach to Dhawan, no run, length ball, on off, defended from the crease

5.6

Roach to Dhawan, no run, a loose drive outside off, the ball goes off the outside half to point, but along the ground

And now over to our new colleague, Alagappan, who is making his international commentary debut

End of over 6 (maiden) India 22/0

    • S Dhawan 10 (18b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 12 (18b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 3-1-15-0
    • DJG Sammy 3-1-7-0
6.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, full and on the stumps, defended to mid-on

6.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, angling down the leg side, Rohit picks it off his hips and places it fine of the square leg fielder

6.3

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, little away movement, defended back to the bowler off the back foot

6.4

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, Loose shot. It was well wide of the stumps, but Dhawan goes for his favourite cover drive and misses it completely. Lucky not to get an edge

6.5

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, Tighter line and Dhawan leaves it alone, watching it all the way to the keeper's gloves

6.6

Sammy to Dhawan, 1 run, angled outside off and Dhawan throws his bat at it. No timing there as mid-off fields it

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 24/0

    • S Dhawan 11 (22b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 13 (20b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4-1-9-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-1-15-0
7.1

Roach to Dhawan, no run, Full on the off stump and its defended back to the bowler

7.2

Roach to Dhawan, FOUR, And there's the properly timed square drive. It was full and angling away and Dhwan places this to the left of short point and it races off to the boundary

7.3

Roach to Dhawan, no run, on the stumps and pushed to point.

7.4

Roach to Dhawan, FOUR, And now its the cover drive. Gets onto the front foot and pierces it through the off side field. Nobody moved.

7.5

Roach to Dhawan, 2 runs, Roach corrects his line, but Dhawan flicks it off his pads in front of square

7.6

Roach to Dhawan, no run, back to outside off stump and Dhawan wants nothing to do with it. Left alone

End of over 8 (10 runs) India 34/0

    • S Dhawan 21 (28b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 13 (20b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 4-1-25-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-1-9-0
8.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, Good lift for that ball. But it was too far outside the off stump to interest Rohit

8.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, good length ball, just outside off and Rohit comes forward confidently to defend it out to the covers

8.3

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, Seam for Sammy. Ball shapes away and Rohit, mindful of that fact, leaves it alone

8.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, full on the stumps and its defended down the ground

8.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, FOUR, Half volley on outside off again and Rohit opens the face to put the ball wide of the fielder at cover.

8.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, This one's better. On a length and Rohit dead bats it down the ground

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 38/0

    • RG Sharma 17 (26b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 21 (28b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5-1-13-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-1-25-0

Tino Best takes over from Kemar Roach

9.1

Best to Dhawan, 1 run, Good length ball on the off stump. Dhawan dabs it into the off side and calls through for a quick single

9.2

Best to RG Sharma, no run, shorter ball, outside off and Rohit leaves it alone

9.3

Best to RG Sharma, no run, Full on the stumps. Rohit's drive only takes the outside half of the bat and goes to the covers

9.4

Best to RG Sharma, no run, Good effort from Pollard. It was punched to point and the big man dives to his left to cut that one off

9.5

Best to RG Sharma, no run, Punched to point. Replay of the last ball but this one doesn't need Pollard's acrobatic efforts.

9.6

Best to RG Sharma, no run, outside off and shortish. He goes back and defends it safely

End of over 10 (1 run) India 39/0

    • RG Sharma 17 (31b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 22 (29b 4x4)
    • TL Best 1-0-1-0
    • DJG Sammy 5-1-13-0
10.1

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, full, outside off, left alone

10.2

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, looks to drive, but the ball is a little slow for his shot, and ends up checking it back to Sammy

10.3

Sammy to Dhawan, 1 run, driven on the up, to deep cover for a single

10.4

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short, wide, cut away, but can't beat Pollard at point

"Not bad Alagappan, as good as the Indian opening partnership. Slow and steady with some brilliance. Welcome." Sayan, Alagappan has left just now. And I am back

10.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover-point

10.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for a single to deep square leg

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 41/0

    • RG Sharma 18 (34b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 23 (32b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 6-1-15-0
    • TL Best 1-0-1-0
11.1

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, a tip and run. He stands tall to a shortish ball, drops it at his feet, and runs across

The pitch not as quick as Jamaica's

11.2

Best to Dhawan, 4 leg byes, and as we were talking about the slowness, here's Best at 147ks. Hits Dhawan's thigh pad, and goes for four leg-byes

11.3

Best to Dhawan, 1 wide, misdirected again. A big wide down leg. Dhawan tries his best to guide this fine, but can't make a connection

11.3

Best to Dhawan, no run, length ball, on off, defended to cover

11.4

Best to Dhawan, 2 runs, length ball, on the pads, flicked away, but in the air, and past midwicket

11.5

Best to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, on off, left alone to angle across

11.6

Best to Dhawan, 1 wide, bouncer, 140ks, but called wide. That has gone over the leg stump, but it is the square-leg umpire who has signalled a wide to the main umpire. I am not too sure it was that high

11.6

Best to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, 149ks, beats the bat, hits him in the thigh. Dhawan is not showing too much of pain. Must have hit him on the guard

End of over 12 (9 runs) India 50/0

    • S Dhawan 25 (37b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 19 (35b 3x4)
    • TL Best 2-0-6-0
    • DJG Sammy 6-1-15-0

Gareth: "I love watching Best bowl, he's a real effort bowler. He isn't gifted with the height of some fast bowlers, but he really powers through the crease and gets some mean pace."

Dwayne Barvo into the attack now. So he is fully fit. No suspicion of the groin

12.1

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, no run, full, just outside off, defended off the front foot

12.2

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 2 runs, short, 127ks, pulled away wide of deep square, takes a couple

12.3

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, widish, nicely steered away to third man for one

12.4

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, 1 wide, length ball, wide outside off, beats his drive, but is called wide

12.4

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, 1 run, full, on off, driven with an open face, mis-hit to point, they risk a single, and oh boy what happened here? The bat inverted in Dhawan's hand, and he tried to slide it in with the handle facing the ground. The bat handle made first contact with the ground. Thankfully for him, Pollard's throw missed

12.5

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, no run, loose shot outside off. Beaten

12.6

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 1 run, defended to cover, wide of the fielder, gets a single

End of over 13 (6 runs) India 56/0

    • RG Sharma 23 (40b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 26 (38b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0
    • TL Best 2-0-6-0

The sun has been in and out this morning. It's overcast right now

13.1

Best to RG Sharma, no run, bouncer, that's sharp, on the stumps, Sharma ducks under it

13.2

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to third man for one

13.3

Best to Dhawan, 1 run, quick length ball, angling away, he drives at it, gets a thick edge through the unpopulated gully region for a single

13.4

Best to RG Sharma, no run, full, quick, angling in, defended to mid-off

A slip still in

13.5

Best to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, 146ks, lets out a big grunt. Defended in front of the stumps

King: "I just started to admire the batting of Dhawan and saw that close chance for a sneaky single- while holding the bat upside down- Really, Stache guy?"

13.6

Best to RG Sharma, no run, short, wide, stays low, beats his cut

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 58/0

    • RG Sharma 24 (45b 3x4)
    • S Dhawan 27 (39b 4x4)
    • TL Best 3-0-8-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0
14.1

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, tucked away for a single

14.2

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, Sharma goes for the cut, is beaten by the extra bounce

14.3

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, FOUR, short and wide again, upper-cuts this, deliberately goes over point. Gets four for it

14.4

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 1 leg bye, fuller now, straying down leg, concedes a leg-bye

14.5

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, no run, half-volley, on off, driven to mid-off

14.6

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered away to third man

End of over 15 (7 runs) India 65/0

    • S Dhawan 29 (42b 4x4)
    • RG Sharma 28 (48b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-12-0
    • TL Best 3-0-8-0
15.1

Best to Dhawan, FOUR, short of a length, not too wide, but Dhawan has played a superb cut shot. Not so good for Narine, who is slow at third man, and lets this go through. A mix of timing and slow fielding here

15.2

Best to Dhawan, no run, what a bouncer. Not too short, but at 148ks, it goes head high for Dhawan, and he sways out of the line well. And then smiles in acknowledgement

15.3

Best to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, 146ks, on off, looks to open the face and take the single, but he has timed it too well to point

15.4

Best to Dhawan, no run, another good bouncer, this time it is 137ks, but is head high again. Dhawan bends his legs, sways away from its line. Both batsman and bowler stare at each other

15.5

Best to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, short of a length, on the pads, Dhawan off the strike with a leg-bye

15.6

Best to RG Sharma, 1 run, full and straight, pushed straight to Roach at mid-on for a sharp single. Sharma looks like he is struggling, but Roach's throw goes over the stumps

Time for a drinks break

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 71/0

    • RG Sharma 29 (49b 4x4)
    • S Dhawan 33 (47b 5x4)
    • TL Best 4-0-13-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-12-0

Sunil Narine is in soon after the drinks break

16.1

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, flighted on off, defended off the back foot

Pratul Sanwal: "These two openers have shown a lot of grit and commitment out there. Kudos! Hoping Rohit Sharma does not throw it away like he usually does."

16.2

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, offbreak, a little too short, easily played to midwicket

16.3

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, another offbreak, but a little short, and punched back to Narine

16.4

Narine to RG Sharma, FOUR, Sharma picks his shot well. A bit of Mahela to this. He knows there is no deep square leg, and he sweeps this from outside off, and over the man in the circle

16.5

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, flighted on off, defended to leg

16.6

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, sharp offbreak, but a little too short, and defended to cover

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 76/0

    • RG Sharma 34 (55b 5x4)
    • S Dhawan 33 (47b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 1-0-5-0
    • TL Best 4-0-13-0

Bravo gets a change of ends

17.1

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 1 run, half-volley, outside off, driven wide of mid-off, and Best makes a diving save

Hari: "Throwaway time for Rohit approaching!!!"

We have a slip and a gully

17.2

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, FOUR, down the wicket, nowhere near this wide ball, but he manages to time this square-drive well. Beats point, but Narine is slow at the fence again

17.3

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan out of the crease again, but this time he is beaten on the drive

Bravo goes round the stumps. Gully goes to square leg

17.4

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, 1 run, and Dhawan dabs this shortish ball through gully for one

17.5

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

BK: "One of the most underrated qualities of openeing batsmen is how well they play off each other; Dhawan and Sharma are a great example of this."

17.5

DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 1 run, looks to cut this widish ball, gets a thick edge wide of the lone slip

17.6

DJ Bravo to Dhawan, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, pushed wide of midwicket

End of over 18 (9 runs) India 85/0

    • S Dhawan 39 (51b 6x4)
    • RG Sharma 36 (57b 5x4)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-21-0
    • SP Narine 1-0-5-0
18.1

Narine to Dhawan, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended with an open face

A slip in

18.2

Narine to Dhawan, no run, pitched outside leg, turning towards leg, defended to leg

18.3

Narine to Dhawan, 4 byes, too clever by half. Bravo from slip runs towards leg slip as Dhawan shapes up to paddle this. This is illegal movement, but no umpire stops is nowadays. However, Dhawan doesn;t make a good connection. or any, according to the umpire, and the ball goes straight through where slip would have been. I thought there was an edge, but it is called byes

18.4

Narine to Dhawan, no run, flighted, straight, blocked back

18.5

Narine to Dhawan, no run, sharp turn and bounce, beats him outside off

18.6

Narine to Dhawan, no run, shimmies down the track to defend this

End of over 19 (4 runs, maiden) India 89/0

    • S Dhawan 39 (57b 6x4)
    • RG Sharma 36 (57b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 2-1-5-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-21-0

"WI captain needs to put Pollard or Samuels on and get Bravo off. WI captain ... Oh!" James, on cue, Sammy is back

19.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, full, on off, hits the inside half of the bat

19.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched to deep cover

"Hey Cricinfo, You guys even mention the field change on your commentary. You really think the readers have the field placements always set in their head, all the time. ? Especially when they are in their offices and sneaking through multiple windows to see the score ? ha ha.." Lijo Cherian Mathew, you'll be surprised

19.3

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, dabbed to point

"If Bravo had stayed at slip and had Dhawan edged the ball, he would've missed out on a sitter. This movement before a batsman plays a shot should be banned!" Ayush, that movement is banned, but the umpires don;t enforce the law for some reason

19.4

Sammy to Dhawan, 2 runs, driven on the up, wide of deep cover

19.5

Sammy to Dhawan, 1 wide, down the leg side, Sammy is lucky Dhawan doesn't get a touch on it

19.5

Sammy to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan again. he advances down the wicket, is nowhere near the pitch of the ball, but drives it on the up, and in the air, through extra cover for four

Keeper comes up to the stumps

19.6

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

End of over 20 (8 runs) India 97/0

    • S Dhawan 45 (61b 7x4)
    • RG Sharma 37 (59b 5x4)
    • DJG Sammy 7-1-23-0
    • SP Narine 2-1-5-0
20.1

Narine to RG Sharma, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to Narine

20.2

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on for one

20.3

Narine to Dhawan, no run, short of a length, pitches outside leg, turns towards leg, defended back to him

20.4

Narine to Dhawan, no run, mis-hits the sweep. This one stops a touch on him, and it goes to mid-on off the to end

20.5

Narine to Dhawan, no run, tries the late cut this, but can't beat backward point

20.6

Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, cut away to the left of backward point, gets a single

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 99/0

    • S Dhawan 46 (65b 7x4)
    • RG Sharma 38 (61b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 3-1-7-0
    • DJG Sammy 7-1-23-0

Sen Saban: "@ Lijo Cherian Mathew: I might even lose sense of where in my office or meeting table I am sitting but try my best to make sure to know where Pollard and friends are standing, from the commentary."

21.1

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, length ball, outside off, left alone

21.2

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, length, outside off, mis-hits this drive back to him

21.3

Sammy to Dhawan, 2 runs, wide length ball, driven to the left of deep cover, gets a couple

"If you guys look closely Bravo moved when dhawan went down to play the scoop so he did not move before the ball was bowled..." Stefan, if you read the law closely, it disallows movement until the ball has reached the batsman, not until it has been bowled

21.4

Sammy to Dhawan, 2 runs, short of a length, nicely back-cuts it to the left of third man, and comes back for a couple to bring up his fifty

cris: "Tell me you're not itching to see Steyn's expression when Dhawan steps out of the crease to try and flatbat him in the first Test.."

21.5

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

21.6

Sammy to Dhawan, 1 run, steered away to third man, and keeps the strike

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 104/0

    • S Dhawan 51 (71b 7x4)
    • RG Sharma 38 (61b 5x4)
    • DJG Sammy 8-1-28-0
    • SP Narine 3-1-7-0
22.1

Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, short, wide, cut away to deep point

22.2

Narine to RG Sharma, 1 run, flighted, middle and off, turning into the pads, placed between midwicket and square leg

22.3

Narine to Dhawan, SIX, what a flat-bat dismissal of the ball. Swept away powerfully for a parallel six over midwicket. He has taken this from off

""if you read the law closely, it disallows movement until the ball has reached the batsman, not until it has been bowled".....if that is the case how come the fielder walks in with the bowler??" Timothy, walking towards the stumps is allowed, but not laterally

22.4

Narine to Dhawan, SIX, another sweep for a six. This is top batting. Taken from just outside off, and sent over midwicket again. Slightly squarer than the previous shot

22.5

Narine to Dhawan, FOUR, Narine drops this short, and Dhawan rocks back quickly to pull this to deep midwicket for four. This is destructive batting

22.6

Narine to Dhawan, 1 run, and now he takes the single to keep the strike. Short again, bunted to off and he runs through

This is the most expensive over Narine has bowled in ODI cricket. And what a place to do so? Home ground

End of over 23 (19 runs) India 123/0

    • S Dhawan 69 (76b 8x4 2x6)
    • RG Sharma 39 (62b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 4-1-26-0
    • DJG Sammy 8-1-28-0

Roach comes back

23.1

Roach to Dhawan, OUT, and Dhawan falls to his own confidence. He has shifted gears of late, and this time got a length ball on the pads, and naturally went to hit it. However, he hasn't budgeted for the deep square leg, and has holed out

S Dhawan c DM Bravo b Roach 69 (102m 77b 8x4 2x6) SR: 89.61

Kohli comes in ahead of Vijay

23.2

Roach to Kohli, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

23.3

Roach to Kohli, no run, slightly full, wide outside off, left alone again

There is a slip in for Kohli

23.4

Roach to Kohli, no run, length ball, on off, defended to mid-off

Calvin: "IT'stime to bring on west Indies #1 spinner in this series,Samuels."

23.5

Roach to Kohli, no run, short of a length, angling in, rising into the ribs. Defended with the bottom hand off

23.6

Roach to Kohli, no run, defended off the back foot again

End of over 24 (wicket maiden) India 123/1

    • V Kohli 0 (5b)
    • RG Sharma 39 (62b 5x4)
    • KAJ Roach 5-2-25-1
    • SP Narine 4-1-26-0

Here is Samuels, West Indies' Cricketer of the Year

24.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, paddled away to fine leg for one

24.2

Samuels to Kohli, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended from the crease

24.3

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, short again, worked around the corner for a single to get off the mark

24.4

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, tossed up outside off, turns in to hit the inside half of the bat

24.5

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, quick and straight, defended back

Baundule: "We were talking about Vijay scoring a 100-ball 130. Most likely he won't even need to bat."

24.6

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

End of over 25 (3 runs) India 126/1

    • RG Sharma 41 (66b 5x4)
    • V Kohli 1 (7b)
    • MN Samuels 1-0-3-0
    • KAJ Roach 5-2-25-1
25.1

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to leg

25.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, wide of the crease, angling in, defended to leg

25.3

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven nicely, misfielded by Sammy at cover to allow them the single

25.4

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, drops it to the left of point for one

25.5

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, defended off the front foot

25.6

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, wide of the crease, full, fast, angling in, beats his drive, but Roach knows this is headed down leg

End of over 26 (2 runs) India 128/1

    • RG Sharma 42 (71b 5x4)
    • V Kohli 2 (8b)
    • KAJ Roach 6-2-27-1
    • MN Samuels 1-0-3-0
26.1

Samuels to Kohli, no run, quick, just outside off, defended

26.2

Samuels to Kohli, no run

26.3

Samuels to Kohli, no run, looks to flick this full ball, inside-edges it into his pad

Seven men inside the circle

26.4

Samuels to Kohli, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended to leg

26.5

Samuels to Kohli, no run, looks to work this to leg, is hit high on the pad

26.6

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, flighted outside off, he pushes forward to place this wide of point for one

End of over 27 (1 run) India 129/1

    • V Kohli 3 (14b)
    • RG Sharma 42 (71b 5x4)
    • MN Samuels 2-0-4-0
    • KAJ Roach 6-2-27-1
27.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket

27.2

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven on the up, to deep cover for one

A leg gully is in

27.3

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, full, angling in, clipped away off the toe

27.4

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, length ball, angling in, hits the inside half of the bat

Sherry George: "If Rohit has passed the "throwaway" period, can he please change gears?"

27.5

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven uppishly, to deep cover, gets a single

27.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 wide, short, looks to tuck him, but it is down leg. All but Ramdin go for a big appeal for a catch down leg. No touch. Called wide

27.6

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, short of a length, widish, punched on the up, wide of extra cover, all along the ground. Gets four for it

End of over 28 (9 runs) India 138/1

    • V Kohli 9 (17b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 44 (74b 5x4)
    • KAJ Roach 7-2-36-1
    • MN Samuels 2-0-4-0
28.1

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, full, turning in, clipped away for a single

28.2

Samuels to Kohli, no run, short of a length, turning in, punched to mid-on

Still seven men inside the circle

28.3

Samuels to Kohli, no run, flat, quick, hits the inside edge onto the pad

28.4

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, quick again, he makes room to guide this wide of point

28.5

Samuels to RG Sharma, no run, tossed up wide, defended off the front foot

28.6

Samuels to RG Sharma, 1 run, down the wicket to push this shortish ball to long-on for one

End of over 29 (3 runs) India 141/1

    • RG Sharma 46 (77b 5x4)
    • V Kohli 10 (20b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 3-0-7-0
    • KAJ Roach 7-2-36-1

Vidy: "Sorry Sherry. Rohit's "throwaway period" is vast, starting from 36 until 99."

Best is back

29.1

Best to RG Sharma, OUT, another fast bowler comes back and takes a wicket first ball of the new spell. Seems to have been done in by the line and the pace. Backs away to try to back-cut a length ball that is not too wide, and Best takes the edge gleefully

RG Sharma c †Ramdin b Best 46 (124m 78b 5x4 0x6) SR: 58.97

Raina ahead of Vijay now. We have a leg gully for him

29.2

Best to Raina, 1 run, short, into the ribs, gets inside the line to drop this wide of leg gully for one

29.3

Best to Kohli, no run, short of a length, into the pads, 143ks, defended to midwicket

Leg gully for Kohli too

29.4

Best to Kohli, no run, shortish again, towards the chest, fended off the toe

No mid-off at all. Forget a full ball

29.5

Best to Kohli, 1 run, rising towards the chest, this time he rides the bounce, and dabs it to third man

Pritesh Bhoumick: "Rohit Sharma is the most consistent throwawayer in the history of cricket!"

29.6

Best to Raina, 1 run, oh ho ho Raina. He is expecting the bouncer. Best bowls full. Somehow he gets the bat down, and midwicket dives over it to allow the single

Over to Alagappan now

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 144/2

    • SK Raina 2 (2b)
    • V Kohli 11 (23b 1x4)
    • TL Best 5-0-16-1
    • MN Samuels 3-0-7-0

Thanks Sidharth

30.1

Samuels to Raina, no run, No feet there. He just stays rooted to the crease and dabs it out square on the off side

30.2

Samuels to Raina, SIX, Lots of feet this time. Comes down the track and gives it a full swing. The ball sails over the long on boundary.

30.3

Samuels to Raina, no run, full on the off stump and its pushed out to the off side

30.4

Samuels to Raina, no run, on the stumps, he goes forward and defends it down the pitch

30.5

Samuels to Raina, no run, makes a little room there and carves it out to point

30.6

Samuels to Raina, no run, defended straight down the ground

End of over 31 (6 runs) India 150/2

    • SK Raina 8 (8b 1x6)
    • V Kohli 11 (23b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 4-0-13-0
    • TL Best 5-0-16-1
31.1

Best to Kohli, 2 runs, Good pace. Over 148ks. And Kohli's a little late on that one, but the pull shot does reach deep midwicket for an easy couple

31.2

Best to Kohli, 1 run, Mistimes again. This time its outside the off stump and Kohli goes for the cut and the ball rolls away to point

31.3

Best to Raina, 1 run, Short ball. He moves across to the off side and hooks it down through square leg

31.4

Best to Kohli, 1 run, He's building a lot of pace. This one's 148 ks. It goes off the inside half of the bat to the leg side

31.5

Best to Raina, 1 run, Flicked off his hips after moving well across the stumps again. Easy single through vacant square leg

31.6

Best to Kohli, no run, Outside off on a good length and Kohli leaves it alone

Prashanth: ""Over to Alagappan now" Quite period. No comments posted till change in commentary." Sorry, mate. First time on comms. Still a little nervous.

And its drinks

End of over 32 (6 runs) India 156/2

    • V Kohli 15 (27b 1x4)
    • SK Raina 10 (10b 1x6)
    • TL Best 6-0-22-1
    • MN Samuels 4-0-13-0

Uwaisul Karnain: "There is an award for most trusted player of the match. Are there any better contenders than Rohit Sharma for that award? Every body is trusting him to throw away after a start"

32.1

Samuels to Raina, no run, Tossed up from Samuels and Raina reaches forward and drives it back to the bowler

32.2

Samuels to Raina, no run

32.3

Samuels to Raina, no run

32.4

Samuels to Raina, OUT, Gone! Good catch from at slip. Raina opens the face of the bat and the ball runs off the face and straight into Sammy's hands

SK Raina c Sammy b Samuels 10 (18m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

Dinesh Karthik is the new man

32.5

Samuels to Karthik, no run, On the pads and Karthik tries to work it away to get off the mark and only manages a leading edge

32.6

Samuels to Karthik, FOUR, He rocks back and flays this square through the off side. Powerful cut shot races away to the boundary

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 160/3

    • KD Karthik 4 (2b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 15 (27b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 5-0-17-1
    • TL Best 6-0-22-1
33.1

Best to Kohli, no run, Short ball. He gets back behind the line but the ball takes the outside half of the bat and goes out to point

33.2

Best to Kohli, 1 wide, Wayward from Best. Its well down the leg side and comfortably beats Kohli's intended pull down to fine leg

33.2

Best to Kohli, 1 run, Well done at fine leg. Best sprays it down leg again and he swivels around on his back foot and pulls it down to fine leg. The fielder displays good desperation and limits it to just one

33.3

Best to Karthik, no run, Short and outside off. Good ball. Good lift. Karthik leaves it alone

33.4

Best to Karthik, no run, Beauty. Karthik is rooted to the crease and this one seams away late, beating his outside edge. Looks like Best is getting his radar back

33.5

Best to Karthik, no run, Shortish and at the body. Karthik gets behind it and defends it down the ground

33.6

Best to Karthik, 2 runs, And Best varies it up. Fuller ball now and Karthik's drive takes doesn't have any timing as the ball goes down to long-on

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 164/3

    • KD Karthik 6 (6b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 16 (29b 1x4)
    • TL Best 7-0-26-1
    • MN Samuels 5-0-17-1
34.1

Samuels to Kohli, no run, Around off stump and he pushes it back to the bowler

34.2

Samuels to Kohli, FOUR, And out come Kohli's wrists. Flighted ball from Samuels and Kohli moves on to his front foot and flicks it away through midwicket

34.3

Samuels to Kohli, no run, turns it down square on the leg side

34.4

Samuels to Kohli, no run, On the stumps again and Kohli turns it to the on side again

34.5

Samuels to Kohli, no run, Oh, close. Kohli goes back and gets the bat down in time as that ball was on target to take off stump

34.6

Samuels to Kohli, no run, Inside edge from Kohli, but the ball trickles safely away from the stumps

And now back to Monga who takes over as the batting powerplay comes along

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 168/3

    • V Kohli 20 (35b 2x4)
    • KD Karthik 6 (6b 1x4)
    • MN Samuels 6-0-21-1
    • TL Best 7-0-26-1

Powerplay will have to be taken now. And I, Sidharth Monga, will see you through to the end of the innings

35.1

Best to Karthik, OUT, and a wicket with the first ball of the Powerplay. Dug in short, down the leg side, Ramdin collects after Karthik tries to pull. Ramdin hardly appeals, but Best does heartily, and it is given. Karthik is not happy, and it doesn't seem to have hit the glove. There is a clear case for show of dissent. Even Kohli looks very angry

KD Karthik c †Ramdin b Best 6 (11m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Finally Vijay comes out to bat

35.2

Best to Vijay, no run, and what a welcome he gets. Super fast short ball, he doesn't even look at it, and is hit on the shoulder

35.3

Best to Vijay, 1 run, short and quick again, hits his glove, goes for a run. Vijay will be relieved

35.4

Best to Kohli, FOUR, short, doesn't rise too high, pulled away, wide of that deepish short leg. Vijay will want to see that closely

35.5

Best to Kohli, no run, full, on off, pushed to mid-on with the angle

35.6

Best to Kohli, no run, short of a length, on off, stays back to work this to leg. Straight to midwicket

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 173/4

    • V Kohli 24 (38b 3x4)
    • M Vijay 1 (2b)
    • TL Best 8-0-31-2
    • MN Samuels 6-0-21-1

Samuels will continue in the Powerplay. A slip in place

36.1

Samuels to Vijay, 1 run, full, middle and leg, pushed to long-on for one

36.2

Samuels to Kohli, FOUR, short of a length, outside off, goes back to cut this through point for four

36.3

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, on a length, on off, lets it turn, and pushes it to long-on

36.4

Samuels to Vijay, no run, full, into the pads, defended to short midwicket

36.5

Samuels to Vijay, 1 run, down the wicket, makes room, pushes this to long-on for another single

36.6

Samuels to Kohli, no run, full and fast, dug out to cover

End of over 37 (7 runs) India 180/4

    • V Kohli 29 (41b 4x4)
    • M Vijay 3 (5b)
    • MN Samuels 7-0-28-1
    • TL Best 8-0-31-2

Roach is back

37.1

Roach to Vijay, FOUR, easy runs there. Vijay needed it. Full, down the leg side, a half-volley, and nicely glanced away fine of fine leg

A wide slip in

37.2

Roach to Vijay, no run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, fended off the toe

37.3

Roach to Vijay, 1 run, short, with two men deep on the leg side, pulled to deep square leg

37.4

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, short, chest high, just outside off, he pulls this dismissively through midwicket

37.5

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length again, runs this down square on the off side for a single

37.6

Roach to Vijay, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, nicely clipped away for a single

End of over 38 (11 runs) India 191/4

    • M Vijay 9 (9b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 34 (43b 5x4)
    • KAJ Roach 8-2-47-1
    • MN Samuels 7-0-28-1

"Narine still has 6 more left in his quota. Is he going to bowl 6 of the last 12?" Akshay Bhatnagar, there he is

38.1

Narine to Vijay, no run, flighted, middle and off, defended back to him

38.2

Narine to Vijay, FOUR, beautiful shot. Vijay has style. Tossed up outside off, he presses forward and chips this nicely over cover. Inside-out it goes

38.3

Narine to Vijay, no run, pulls the length back, Vijay makes room to cut this from outside leg, but can;t beat cover-point

38.4

Narine to Vijay, FOUR, quick length ball, outside off, he plants the front foot down and paddles this fine of short fine leg

38.5

Narine to Vijay, 1 run, half-volley, driven wide of mid-off for a single

38.6

Narine to Kohli, no run, flat length ball, looks to open the face, but the ball turns more than expected, and he has to defend

End of over 39 (9 runs) India 200/4

    • V Kohli 34 (44b 5x4)
    • M Vijay 18 (14b 3x4)
    • SP Narine 5-1-35-0
    • KAJ Roach 8-2-47-1

Pollard into the attack

39.1

Pollard to Vijay, FOUR, and Vijay is dictating terms here. Makes room never mind where the ball pitches, and sends this shortish ball crashing through extra cover

39.2

Pollard to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay is expecting and is ready for a short ball, gets inside the line, and pulls it over short fine leg for four more

Mahesh Kumar: "Looks like Vijay has read the pre-match comments about him on cricinfo.. :D"

Pollard runs in, doesn't let the ball go. Wants to see where Vijay moves. Vijay goes nowhere

39.3

Pollard to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball, on a length, on the pads, worked away for a single to leg

39.4

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, on a length, angling in, pushed away to one

39.5

Pollard to Vijay, OUT, and Pollard lets a roar out after getting Vijay out. Vjay backs away again, gets a short ball, wants to cut it over the square field on the off side. The ball, though, stops on him, and he ends up cutting it straight to point. Pollard punches the air

M Vijay c Charles b Pollard 27 (21m 18b 5x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Jadeja is the new man in

39.6

Pollard to Jadeja, no run, defended off the front foot

End of over 40 (10 runs) India 210/5

    • RA Jadeja 0 (1b)
    • V Kohli 35 (45b 5x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-10-1
    • SP Narine 5-1-35-0

Best is back

40.1

Best to Kohli, no run, length ball, outside off, 143ks, pushed to cover-point

40.2

Best to Kohli, 2 runs, bouncer, rising towards the head, but Kohli pulls, and clears midwicket. Not the best of connections but enough to clear the infield

40.3

Best to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, angling, pushed to the right of midwicket. Substitute Devon Smith makes a diving save

Jeremy: "Regardless of what happened with that decision with Karthik, Kohli's reaction just shows how much he has to learn in terms of patience. The "different generation" excuse won't fly forever. Man up already Virat."

40.4

Best to Jadeja, 1 run, short, quick, Jadeja is hustled into opening the face, but it flies wide of the diving point

Avinash: "Only when you start thinking that someone is handling Narine with any kind of comfort/authority, he is losing wicket to someone else...."

40.5

Best to Kohli, 2 runs, pushed to the right of deep cover, and steals the second

40.6

Best to Kohli, FOUR, lovely square-drive. Quick length ball, but gives him width, and Kohli drives with an open face, past the diving Gayle at point

End of over 41 (10 runs) India 220/5

    • V Kohli 44 (50b 6x4)
    • RA Jadeja 1 (2b)
    • TL Best 9-0-41-2
    • KA Pollard 1-0-10-1

Bravo comes back. Round the stumps

41.1

DJ Bravo to Jadeja, no run, looks to smash a length ball out of here, hits this to mid-off on the bounce

41.2

DJ Bravo to Jadeja, no run, Pollard has nearly pulled off a blinder. Cut to the right of point, Pollard dives, maybe a little too far, and is hit on the wrist

41.3

DJ Bravo to Jadeja, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for one

41.4

DJ Bravo to Kohli, OUT, slower ball, driven straight to cover, Jadeja wants one, Kohli doesn't. Jadeja is sent back, substitute Devon Smith lobs the ball back to Bravo, and Jadeja is caught short

RA Jadeja run out 2 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

R Ashwin is the new man in. Bravo goes round the stumps

41.5

DJ Bravo to Kohli, no run, bouncer, Kohli misses the pull, is beaten

"@Jeremy: I politely disagree, that is in Kohli's nature. Kohli has his own style of playing and so does someone like Dhoni, they both work in different ways and bring success to their teams. Tomorrow if Kohli's enthusiasm/exuberance works in favor of the team then everyone would say how great it is that we have someone as confident as him in the team. I say let the man be and follow his own path." Roy, I agree with your defence, but this one counts as dissent

41.6

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 1 run, short again, this time Kohli gets inside the line to pull it to fine leg for one

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 222/6

    • V Kohli 45 (53b 6x4)
    • R Ashwin 0 (0b)
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-23-0
    • TL Best 9-0-41-2

"@Jeremy I thought there was nothing wrong with his reaction. Rewind and see how ricky ponting was, always used to argue with the umpires and nobody ever said anything." Mehul Agarwal, Ponting was duly criticised for every dissent

42.1

Best to Kohli, 1 wide, short of a length, down the leg side, called a wide

It's Narine who is off the field

42.1

Best to Kohli, FOUR, superb square drive again. Using Best's pace. On the up, driven with an open face, past point

42.2

Best to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball, 127ks, pushed with an open face, takes the single to bring up his fifty

42.3

Best to Ashwin, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to leg

42.4

Best to Ashwin, 1 wide, dug in short, but down the leg side. Best appeals, but it is rightly called wide as it doesn't touch Ashwin's glove

42.4

Best to Ashwin, no run, full and wide, Ashwin looks to push at it, but is beaten

42.5

Best to Ashwin, 1 run, gets inside the line to work this to leg for a single

42.6

Best to Kohli, 2 runs, full, on the toes, clipped away wide of deep square. Comes back for two. Best has bowled out

End of over 43 (10 runs) India 232/6

    • V Kohli 52 (56b 7x4)
    • R Ashwin 1 (3b)
    • TL Best 10-0-51-2
    • DJ Bravo 4-0-23-0

Stays round the stumps

43.1

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, 1 wide, length ball, outside leg, Ashwin doesn't get a touch. Called a wide

43.1

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, 1 run, sower ball, outside off, runs off the high part of the bat for a single

Shorter run

43.2

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 1 wide, and a shorter ball. Too short in fact. Wide for height. Twenty-first extra

43.2

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 2 runs, steered away to the right of third man for a couple

43.3

DJ Bravo to Kohli, FOUR, that's filthy bowling. Short, slow, outside leg, and has been pulled square of fine leg for four

43.4

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket for one

43.5

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, no run, slower ball, pushed to short cover

circe: "I think I disagree with the principle that showing dissent--any dissent--with the umpire's decision is treated as the "darkest of crimes" in the laws of cricket. If there is one thing that the last few hundred of history has taught us, it is that showing dissent, at least within certain bounds, can have very salubrious effects for all concerned. It's time cricket learned the lesson the rest of the world has already learnt, and that showing moderated dissent against an umpire decision was legalized."

43.6

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, 1 run, slower length ball, on the pads, worked away for one

End of over 44 (11 runs) India 243/6

    • R Ashwin 3 (6b)
    • V Kohli 59 (59b 8x4)
    • DJ Bravo 5-0-34-0
    • TL Best 10-0-51-2

West Indies have been poor with their over rate. They needed to have bowled their overs by about now

Samuels is back

44.1

Samuels to Ashwin, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked to leg

Rg Karthik: "The BEST thing about the BEST is that BEST will be called as BEST even if he bowls worst."

44.2

Samuels to Kohli, 1 run, quick, fired in, pushed to midwicket

44.3

Samuels to Ashwin, 1 run, slower, but short, and is worked past cover for one

44.4

Samuels to Kohli, no run, full and fast, a yorker, dug out by Kohli

44.5

Samuels to Kohli, FOUR, short, quick, Kohli picks the length early and rocks back to pull this through square leg for four

44.6

Samuels to Kohli, FOUR, full toss, and Kohli drives with an open face, wide of long-off for four more. Kohli is keeping India alive again

End of over 45 (11 runs) India 254/6

    • V Kohli 68 (63b 10x4)
    • R Ashwin 5 (8b)
    • MN Samuels 8-0-39-1
    • DJ Bravo 5-0-34-0

shahnaz khan: "@Circe, who will define the limit of moderate dissent?" Pollard comes back

45.1

Pollard to Ashwin, 1 wide, and begins with a huge wide down the leg side. Saw Ashwin back away, but Ashwin didn't go on with the movement

Aseem Rambani: "Circe: Well, you're talking about taking away the "Gentleman" word from this game of cricket."

45.1

Pollard to Ashwin, 1 run, length ball, outside off, pushed to the right of point

Remember Narine is off the field

45.2

Pollard to Kohli, SIX, pulled down the ground for six. This is lovely timing and muscle. Short, sitting up, he doesn't look to go square. Just slaps it over long-on's head

45.3

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball, short, worked away for one

45.4

Pollard to Ashwin, 1 run, slower short ball, Ashwin drops it to off, and hands over the strike to Kohli

45.5

Pollard to Kohli, no run, down the wicket, plays the check shot to the slower ball. The ball goes uppishly, but bounces short of mid-off

45.6

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, slower short ball again, pulled away to deep backward square leg

End of over 46 (11 runs) India 265/6

    • V Kohli 76 (67b 10x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 7 (10b)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-21-1
    • MN Samuels 8-0-39-1

It's 1.04pm, and we still have four overs to go. We are looking at some 20-25 minutes of overtime here, and I don't remember many injuries either. Roach comes back

46.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, down the wicket to drive this shortish ball to third man for one

46.2

Roach to Ashwin, 1 run, gets inside the line of a short ball to tuck it to leg and hand over the strike to the captain

Narine's middle finger on the bowling hand is injured

46.3

Roach to Kohli, 1 wide, slower ball, big wide down the leg side. Kohli wants to hit it, but can't reach it

46.3

Roach to Kohli, no run, short of a length, outside off, he backs away to try to clear extra cover. Beaten by the extra bounce

46.4

Roach to Kohli, no run, slower ball again, Kohli doesn;t pick it, gets a bottom edge on the drive outside off

Circe: "I don't think "gentleman" means "docile and subservient". Practically, it is pretty clear when dissent is moderate and when it is not. Looking at the umpire and politely indicating why the decision was wrong is moderate and "gentlepersonly" , swearing at the umpire is not."

46.5

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, another slow ball, Kohli has picked it and smashed it out of his presence. Smacked over short leg. A whip-pull, if you will

46.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, bunted into the leg side, keeps the strike

End of over 47 (8 runs) India 273/6

    • V Kohli 82 (72b 11x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 8 (11b)
    • KAJ Roach 9-2-55-1
    • KA Pollard 2-0-21-1

Bravo comes back. Goes round the stumps

47.1

DJ Bravo to Kohli, SIX, this will not help their over rate. This is a crazy little shot. Kohli is on fire here. This is a back-foot drive over extra cover and into the second tier. Backs away, plants the weight on the back foot, and almost chips this over extra cover

47.2

DJ Bravo to Kohli, no run, this time he has driven it straight to extra cover

47.3

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, worked away for one

47.4

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, FOUR, short, on the body, pulled away nicely. Ashwin shows he bats too

47.5

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, FOUR, Ashwin goes from strength to strength. Down the wicket, and drives this length ball through point for four

47.6

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, 2 runs, short of a length, outside off, dabs on it, places it wide of deep point. Roach makes a diving save there

End of over 48 (17 runs) India 290/6

    • R Ashwin 18 (14b 2x4)
    • V Kohli 89 (75b 11x4 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 6-0-51-0
    • KAJ Roach 9-2-55-1

Thirteen minutes late and counting

48.1

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, where are the yorkers? Bowlers, please. Don;t bowl short to Kohli at the end of an ODI innings. He picks it, doesn't matter he is on front foot, and he pulls it wide of long-on for four more

Subhash Agarwal: "Mahatma Gandhi showed plenty of dissent and still was a perfect Gentleman, even in the eyes of British!"

48.2

Roach to Kohli, 1 leg bye, length ball, into the pads, concedes a leg-bye

48.3

Roach to Ashwin, FOUR, bouncer again. Ashwin is backing away, tries to upper-cut it, gets a bit of an edge, but that's twice as nice as it goes fine of third man

48.4

Roach to Ashwin, 1 run, short again, hip-high, pulled away for a single to bring up India's 300

pauly mac: "That awkward moment when you realise there's more value in your captain sitting injured on the bench! #Bravo"

48.5

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, what a sublime shot. Roach finally tries the yorker, but Kohli dances down the track, and takes this on the full, and drives it between cover and extra cover. All along the ground

48.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, a leg-bye to end the over as this is angled in

End of over 49 (15 runs) India 305/6

    • V Kohli 98 (79b 13x4 2x6)
    • R Ashwin 23 (16b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 10-2-69-1
    • DJ Bravo 6-0-51-0

Last over coming up. Kohli needs just three to bring up a special century

49.1

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 1 run, full toss, on the pads, flicked away to deep midwicket

Axe Man: "Dissent of any form serves no purpose. Once the umpire has made their decision, it is final and complaining about it achieves nothing. Arguing with the referee or umpire in any sport is frowned upon as it is a form of intimidation, an attempt to get a more favourable decision next time."

49.2

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, 1 run, Kohli has to dive in to stay alive. It is predecided that Ashwin is going to push and run. However, he pushes it back to the bowler, and Kohli has to dive in full length

49.3

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 2 runs, and there it is. Captain Kohli scores his 14th ODI century. Pushed wide of deep midwicket, comes back for the second, and leaps in the air after crossing the stumps. Then pats himself on the back with his bat. He is pumped

49.4

DJ Bravo to Kohli, 1 run, full, on the pads, whipped away for a single

49.5

DJ Bravo to Ashwin, 1 run, looks to make room, gets a bottom edge on this for a single

49.6

DJ Bravo to Kohli, OUT, Kohli falls, but to the final ball of the innings. He gets a length ball, tries to clear deep midwicket, but can't. Just doesn't get the elevation on this. Kohli has done the job, though

V Kohli c Sammy b DJ Bravo 102 (120m 83b 13x4 2x6) SR: 122.89

1.21pm Twenty-one minutes late here. Definite over-rate fine coming WI's way. Forget that, though. Kohli gets a standing ovation as he walks back. He acknowledges the applause with a raised bat. His acceleration towards the end was stark. Ashwin has scored only 25 of this 90-run partnership. Kohli has gone from 35 off 45 to 102 off 83. That innings has taken India to 311. India now stand a good chance to win this. To get a bonus point, they need to restrict West Indies to 248. We will see you around 1.50pm

End of over 50 (6 runs) India 311/7

    • R Ashwin 25 (18b 3x4)
    • DJ Bravo 7-0-57-1
    • KAJ Roach 10-2-69-1
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