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

Sammy to Dhawan, 1 run, Barnwell fumbles at backward point, and that makes the single easy. Dhawan guided it straight to him and took off.


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 Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan lines up a big off-drive, and gets good connection, but can't get past mid-off.


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


Sammy to Dhawan, OUT, West Indies strike. Dhawan is gone, to a rather forgettable shot. Effort ball from Sammy, and at pace, there's no excuse for not seeing it early. It was banged in short, and bounced extra. Dhawan tried to stay beside the line and guide it over the slips, but never got into position. He ended up angling the bat at it, got the outside edge and the keeper takes it well, jumping up.

S Dhawan c †Fletcher b Sammy 5 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

India 13/1   DJG Sammy 1-0-4-1

Sammy to Kohli, no run, full-length ball on off stump, Kohli leans out with assurance and steers to point.


Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, this one angles into the pads, Kohli helps it along with the wrists and he gets the single.


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 Kohli, 1 run, wrists from Kohli, ensures he plays late enough to get it backward of point for one.


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   DJG Sammy 2-0-11-1

Sammy to Kohli, no run, Sammy keeps it tight on off stump, Kohli stays put and plays it back.


Sammy to Kohli, no run, similar ball, not there for the drive and Kohli defends back to the bowler.


Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, fuller and a touch wider outside off, Kohli opens the blade and plays it into the covers for a single.


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 Kohli, OUT, Kohli goes, and it is a moment for the cameramen. Slower ball from Sammy, full and enticing the early drive. Kohli fell for it, getting forward and looking to play across a little early, and he got a big leading edge. It ballooned up between point and cover, and both went for it. Not much calling, as Samuels and Hyatt converged. Almost a collision, but Hyatt holds the ball while Samuels holds Hyatt. And then they argue over who should have taken it!

V Kohli c Hyatt b Sammy 14 (15m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66


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   DJG Sammy 3-0-13-3

Sammy to Raina, 1 run, Raina stays in the crease and dabs through point for another single. No hat-trick then.


Sammy to Badrinath, no run, nice, tight length ball on off stump, Badri covers the line and plays it back to the bowler.


Sammy to Badrinath, 1 run, offcutter strays down, Badri glances down to fine leg for one more.


Sammy to Raina, OUT, Captain takes captain out! Sammy has four, and he's been a revelation with the ball this Caribbean summer. Length ball, it is just the nagging hold he has had on the batsmen that has brought this about. The ball landed on a length and seemed to grip again, came off slower than Raina thought and he went for the expansive loft over midwicket. Ended up miscuing it straight to mid-on, who takes it well running back.

SK Raina c Barnwell b Sammy 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Sammy to Badrinath, no run, full from Sammy, Badri covers the line and defends.


Sammy to Badrinath, 1 run, end of an excellent spell, Sammy finishes with another innocuous back of length ball, nipping in ever so slightly. Badri works it to square leg for one.

India 57/4   DJG Sammy 4-0-16-4





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