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

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.

India 17/1   PA Patel 10* (9b 1x4)   R Rampaul 1.2-0-7-0

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)   DJG Sammy 2-0-11-1

Russell to Kohli, (no ball) FOUR, shot of the morning from Kohli, and off a no-ball too. Over-pitched by Russell outside off and Kohli leans into a pleasing cover drive.

India 31/1   V Kohli 7* (5b 1x4)   AD Russell 1-0-11-0

Russell to Kohli, FOUR, swatted away. If Russell's been watching the IPL, he'd know that this is a trademark Kohli shot. Length ball, angling in towards the pads and Kohli gets the front foot across before swat-flicking it with disdain behind square leg.

India 35/1   V Kohli 11* (6b 2x4)   AD Russell 1.1-0-15-0

Nurse to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri is in some form, and it is showing already. Lovely little steer and it runs away to third man. Full ball tossed up and breaking in, Badri leans out languidly, opens the face at an impossible angle and gets it past the keeper . Third man did not have a chance.

India 54/3   S Badrinath 5* (2b 1x4)   AR Nurse 1-0-6-0

Nurse to Badrinath, FOUR, thin outside edge, Badri's got some runs in that region, but this time it's more out of fortune. The keeper can't get glove on it, and it easily beats third man.

India 80/4   S Badrinath 20* (20b 2x4)   AR Nurse 3.3-0-20-0

Rampaul to Badrinath, FOUR, another near-catch, another stupendous effort in the deep, this time from Nurse. Here's what happened: Badri stayed in the crease and got under a length ball on off stump, and tried to hoist it over extra-cover. He couldn't get as much elevation as he wanted, and it seemed set to land a couple of feet inside the ropes. Nurse at wide long-off, hurried across, dived full-length and got the ball in his grasp as he sprawled forward. He kept sliding along, and the momentum was taking him towards the ropes. He tried to flick it away before touching the rope, but replays say he might have touched. It's been ruled a four, which is a little weird. That was either six, or two. Might have touched the ground before touching the rope.

India 95/4   S Badrinath 29* (28b 3x4)   R Rampaul 2.4-0-16-0

Bishoo to Badrinath, FOUR, India are opening up now. Badri's turn, he backs away to the leg side, gets beside an over-pitched ball and thumps the extra cover drive, with the elbow high, and the flourish in the follow through in place.

India 106/4   S Badrinath 34* (30b 4x4)   D Bishoo 2.1-0-13-0

Bishoo to Badrinath, FOUR, Badri skates out to a full toss and slams it straight down the ground for another four runs. Once he got to the pitch, it was easy pickings.

India 112/4   S Badrinath 40* (34b 5x4)   D Bishoo 2.5-0-19-0

Rampaul to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, superb hands from Harbhajan. Rampaul misses the yorker by a foot. It ends up a fulltoss on the middle and leg, Harbhajan whips it with unbecoming felicity and redirects it to the midwicket fence.

India 158/6   Harbhajan Singh 14* (6b 1x4 1x6)   R Rampaul 3.5-0-37-0





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