India tour of West Indies, Only T20I: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 4, 2011

Rampaul to PA Patel, 1 run, India are away, Parthiv taps a length ball with a little extra bounce to the off side and they scoot across.

India 1/0   PA Patel 1* (1b)

Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, run out chance missed. Short ball outside off, Parthiv dabs it away to the off side and Sammy moves quickly from slip to field it and fire in the throw as Dhawan runs in. A direct hit would have made things interesting.


Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, top-shot and superb fielding from Nurse at mid-off. It was over-pitched on the stumps and Parthiv punches it with pristine timing, past the bowler. Nurse moves quickly to his left, dives and stops a sure four.


Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, in the air, but safe, again the ball rises extra from a length... this pitch is a little up and down. Parthiv fended it to the leg side without control and it landed safely after hanging in the air for a while.

India 8/0   PA Patel 4* (4b)

Sammy to PA Patel, no run, jaffa from Sammy, he produced a few of these against Pakistan. Lands on a length, innocuously and at friendly pace, and then goes into the right hander, away from the left hander. Parthiv plays a lazy whip, and misses.


Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, he gets the single this time, stays back in the crease and drops it into the covers.


Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, India still boundary-less, Parthiv taps into the off side this time and gets a single.

India 13/0   PA Patel 6* (7b)

Rampaul to PA Patel, no run, another lazy shot from Parthiv, he doesn't move forward enough to the pitch of the ball and then drives on the up. Rampaul's angle takes it away from him and he misses by some distance.


Rampaul to PA Patel, FOUR, fuller, in Parthiv country, and he deals with it with an up-and-over carved drive over point. Very well timed, nearly a six that.


Rampaul to PA Patel, no run, Rampaul responds with a shorter ball, Parthiv hangs back and defends to the off side. No chance for a single.


Rampaul to PA Patel, 1 run, well-fielded by the stumps. Length ball on the stumps, and Parthiv absolutely whacks it right back. The stumps come in the way and stop a sure four.


Rampaul to PA Patel, no run, yorker of sorts on off stump, Parthiv digs it out to the off side.

India 19/1   PA Patel 11* (12b 1x4)

Sammy to PA Patel, no run, Parthiv's timing is in top-gear, placement not there yet. Over-pitched by Sammy on off stump and Parthiv gets to the pitch and smokes it, but straight to short extra cover. The keeper immediately moves up to the stumps.


Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, short of a length and cutting away, Parthiv stays in the crease and angles it backward of point


Sammy to PA Patel, FOUR, French Open time in Trinidad. Short ball from Sammy, at amiable pace, it sits up and asks to be smashed, and Parthiv obliges with a fore-handed whack past the bowler.

India 26/1   PA Patel 16* (15b 2x4)

Russell to PA Patel, SIX, pick-up-and-drop! Looking at Parthiv's build, it is tough to imagine he can generate such power, but he is a man with a good knowledge of physics and leverage. Length ball on middle and angling away, the pint-sized dynamo gets half across and whips it all the way over midwicket. Punchy and powerful.


Russell to PA Patel, 2 runs, fuller this time and a big drop in pace too, and he tries to repeat the shot but ends up scooping it higher, rather than far. Lands safe though around midwicket.


Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, slower offcutter, short of a length and Parthiv guides backward of point for a single.

India 45/1   PA Patel 25* (18b 2x4 1x6)

Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, Sammy wisely keeps it short of a length, Parthiv dabs from the crease to the point region.


Sammy to PA Patel, OUT, Sammy on a hat-trick! India have a long line-up, and seem keen to give everyone a chance today. Parthiv falls to the lack of pace this time, the offcutter gripped and came through late as he tried to square drive, and he ended up scooping it to point who had to jump up and pouch it.

PA Patel c Samuels b Sammy 26 (36m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 130.00

India 48/3   PA Patel 26 (20b 2x4 1x6)





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