Thanks Nitin. West Indies have a tough task ahead, and India's spinners, particularly Ashwin, could prove a handful on this turning pitch. West Indies gave away too much at the end, after being in control for 15 overs. Lendl Simmons and Andre Fletcher are making their way out. Praveen Kumar will start things off for India. A wide slip in place

0.1

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, hits a good length and it's bowled in the channel outside off, moves away, leaves it alone

0.2

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, pitched on a good length outside off and finds some movement again, Fletcher opts to leave it be

A second slip comes in

0.3

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, in the corridor once again and getting the away movement once more, Fletcher lets it go for the third straight time

0.4

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, charges down the track, Praveen alters his line, lands it slightly short on middle, Fletcher can only check his shot and defend it back to the bowler

0.5

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, swing for Praveen, dips in and catches Fletcher on the thigh as he tries to turn it into the leg side

0.6

Kumar to Fletcher, no run, maiden to begin with, away swing this time, full outside off, Fletcher moves across slightly and pushes it to point

Nice, tight stuff from Praveen. Movement and swing early on, the pressure's on the Windies

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0 (160 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 8.42)
ADS Fletcher    0* (6b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-0
LMP Simmons    0* (0b)     

Harbhajan brought on. A slip and a leg slip

1.1

Harbhajan Singh to Simmons, no run, turning in sharply from outside off towards leg, Simmons comes forward and plays slightly outside the line, is struck on the thigh

1.2

Harbhajan Singh to Simmons, no run, slightly short on the off, turns in, gets on the back foot and knocks it down into the leg side

1.3

Harbhajan Singh to Simmons, 1 wide, called a wide, West Indies open their account, turns in from middle and goes down leg

1.3

Harbhajan Singh to Simmons, no run, Simmons shaped up for the big sweep there but was surprised by the turn and had to check his shot, offered the face instead

1.4

Harbhajan Singh to Simmons, 1 run, goes for the sweep this time does Phil's nephew, swept straight to square leg, a slight fumble allows them to sneak a single

1.5

Harbhajan Singh to Fletcher, no run, no bat-pad, gets forward as it turns in with some delicious bounce, catches the glove and then the pad and drops into the leg side

1.6

Harbhajan Singh to Fletcher, no run, slightly quicker through the air, shortish, gets back and rolls it towards leg slip

Quiet start to a big chase

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0 (158 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 8.77)
ADS Fletcher    0* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0
LMP Simmons    1* (4b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-0

Ravi: "@nntnag, with Praveen's maiden over, you must now know why Praveen is chosen ahead of Ishant"

2.1

Kumar to Simmons, 2 runs, the bottom-hand comes off as he tries to swing it away, landed on a length, tried to smote it over midwicket, didn't get hold but picked up a couple as it landed in the gap

2.2

Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, short of a good length, nipping away, gets behind it this time and guides it down to third man

2.3

Kumar to Fletcher, 1 run, missed run-out, looked close, chopped towards point, Kohli picked it and aimed at the stumps at the non-striker's end, missed and Fletcher would have been out had that hit

2.4

Kumar to Simmons, FOUR, an ugly shot but effective, short outside off, made a bit of room and slapped it past extra cover, sped away through the gap

2.5

Kumar to Simmons, 1 run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and defends it to extra cover, there is time to sneak through for a quick single

2.6

Kumar to Fletcher, 1 run, full on middle, pushed wide of mid-on for one more

Anand: "Love the maidens in the Windies" Yes, Praveen bowled one over

End of over 3 (10 runs) West Indies 12/0 (148 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.70)
ADS Fletcher    2* (10b)      P Kumar    2-1-10-0
LMP Simmons    9* (8b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0

Ashwin to bowl now, a slip in place. His duel with Chris Gayle was a delight during the IPL

3.1

Ashwin to Fletcher, no run, short of a good length outside off, makes room and chops it into the off side

3.2

Ashwin to Fletcher, 1 wide, turning down leg, called a wide

3.2

Ashwin to Fletcher, no run, shortish outside off, knocked down into the off side towards point

3.3

Ashwin to Fletcher, SIX, had made up his mind, pushed it fuller did Ashwin, made a bit of room and smacked it hard over the bowler's head, went all the way

3.4

Ashwin to Fletcher, 3 runs, fortunate there as he failed to pick the carrom ball, closed the face early, got the leading edge and it went past slip and short third, three more

3.5

Ashwin to Simmons, OUT, given, was the conventional offspinner, Ashwin dropped it short, holding back the length, turned in sharply, Simmons was clearly cramped for room as it spun big, did he get an inside edge? It popped off Parthiv's gloves and Kohli took it off the ricochet at slip. Replays show it struck Parthiv's helmet. We don't really know if there was an inside edge, but even if there was one, that cannot be given out since the ball made contact with the fielder/keeper's helmet before being caught. Fletcher spoke to the umpire about that, but a replay wasn't called for. The original decision has been upheld and Simmons had to go. Replays again show that there was no contact with the bat either. It came off the thigh. A poor decision in the end

LMP Simmons c Kohli b Ashwin 9 (19m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

3.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run

End of over 4 (10 runs) West Indies 22/1 (138 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 8.62)
DM Bravo    0* (1b)      R Ashwin    1-0-10-1
ADS Fletcher    11* (14b 1x6)      P Kumar    2-1-10-0

Munaf to bowl

4.1

MM Patel to Fletcher, no run, slower one bowled slightly short outside off, pushed into the off side

4.2

MM Patel to Fletcher, OUT, bowled'im! Full and straight on the off stump, a yorker, Fletcher had made room and didn't get his bat down in time, it crashed into off

ADS Fletcher b MM Patel 11 (20m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 68.75

Samuels to face, West Indies in a bit of trouble

4.3

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, good length on the off stump, pushed it straight back to the bowler

4.4

MM Patel to Samuels, FOUR, a lovely straight drive, bowled it full on middle, it was in the slot and he drove it back with a full face down the ground, superb shot

4.5

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocked it down in front of point

4.6

MM Patel to Samuels, FOUR, good length and Samuels thwacks it over extra cover, played it on the rise and cleared the in-field comfortably, good confident start for the man

End of over 5 (8 runs) West Indies 30/2 (130 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.66)
MN Samuels    8* (4b 2x4)      MM Patel    1-0-8-1
DM Bravo    0* (1b)      R Ashwin    1-0-10-1

Two slips for Ashwin against Bravo

5.1

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, shortish outside off from round the wicket, punched towards extra cover

5.2

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, angling in and then getting it to spit away, Bravo was too late on that one, closed the face and was beaten

5.3

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, pushed it straight, punched off the back foot towards the bowler

5.4

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, bowled it short outside off, slapped it hard to extra cover, good fielding in the end despite conceding a single, it was struck fiercely

5.5

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, short of a good length, waits for it to turn in and defends it into the off side

5.6

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, the carrom ball from Ashwin, pitched outside leg and came in, Samuels just padded it away

End of over 6 (1 run) West Indies 31/2 (129 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 9.21)
MN Samuels    8* (6b 2x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-11-1
DM Bravo    1* (5b)      MM Patel    1-0-8-1

6.1

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, slapped towards deep cover for a single

Leg slip in place

6.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, quicker through the air, shortish outside off, played wide of point for a single

6.3

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, 2 runs, slightly short outside off, waits for it to turn away and cuts it past point for a couple of runs

6.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, no run, floating it on the off stump, turns away to beat Bravo as he defends inside the line

6.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, 1 run, appeal for run-out, tossed up on the leg stump, turned it wide of the bowler, Bravo just manages to make it back as Harbhajan gathers and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end

6.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, flighted outside off, drops it wide of Munaf at short third for a single to keep strike

End of over 7 (6 runs) West Indies 37/2 (123 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 9.46)
MN Samuels    10* (8b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-8-0
DM Bravo    5* (9b)      R Ashwin    2-0-11-1

Yusuf Pathan comes on

7.1

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, flat and closer to the off stump, driven down towards long-off for a single

7.2

Pathan to Bravo, 1 run, short on the off, cracked off the back foot to deep cover for one more

7.3

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, turns in, gets back and knocks it down in front of Kohli at point for one more

7.4

Pathan to Bravo, no run, shortish on the off, punched back to the bowler from the crease

7.5

Pathan to Bravo, no run, darts it towards the off stump, Bravo gets forward and defends it to point

7.6

Pathan to Bravo, no run, slightly short on leg stump, tries to tickle it square but it deflects off the pads

End of over 8 (3 runs) West Indies 40/2 (120 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 10.00)
DM Bravo    6* (13b)      YK Pathan    1-0-3-0
MN Samuels    12* (10b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-8-0

8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, slightly short outside off, nudged into the off side behind point for a single

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns away and Bravo thumps it wide of long-off, they think of a second but it's not there, the batsmen hadn't prepared for it

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, FOUR, poor delivery, short ball down the leg side and Samuels moves across to help it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, gets on the back foot and turns it behind square for a single

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, 1 run, stopped on him a little there, shortish and spun away sharply, Bravo had made room to cut but ended up miscuing it over extra cover

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 2 runs, Munaf had given up on that one, cut it past him at short third, deep point ran across and cut it off, two more

End of over 9 (10 runs) West Indies 50/2 (110 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 10.00)
MN Samuels    20* (14b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-18-0
DM Bravo    8* (15b)      YK Pathan    1-0-3-0

Harry: "Cricket is PG-13 when Badrinath is fielding. The guy is ALWAYS losing his pants." Yes, it happened during the IPL

9.1

Pathan to Bravo, no run, stopped on him again, Bravo rocked back to punch it past the bowler but got it high on the bat, landed just short of Yusuf

9.2

Pathan to Bravo, 1 run, gets back and cracks it wide of point for a single

9.3

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, short of a good length, defended in front of point for a quick single

9.4

Pathan to Bravo, no run, Bravo came down the track and Yusuf pushed that flat on middle, defended back to the bowler

9.5

Pathan to Bravo, no run, Bravo was caught in two minds, came forward but then retreated as Yusuf bowled it full, defended into the off side

9.6

Pathan to Bravo, no run, Bravo struggling to get it away, came down and knocked it back to the bowler, good tight stuff from India

End of over 10 (2 runs) West Indies 52/2 (108 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 10.80)
DM Bravo    9* (20b)      YK Pathan    2-0-5-0
MN Samuels    21* (15b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-18-0

Munaf is back

10.1

MM Patel to Samuels, 1 run, good length on the pads, flicked towards deep square leg for a single

10.2

MM Patel to Bravo, no run, slower one bowled short on the off, cuts it down to point

10.3

MM Patel to Bravo, 2 runs, full toss on the off, punched down the ground wide of Yusuf at long-off for a couple of runs, a tumbling save in the end

10.4

MM Patel to Bravo, FOUR, found the gap, Munaf dropped it short on the off and Bravo seized the length early, pulled it hard over midwicket for a one bounce four

10.5

MM Patel to Bravo, no run, well fielded by Munaf, was driven to his right and he clasped it with one hand and aimed at the striker's end, missed but it seemed Bravo was in...Hmm, not quite, was a missed run-out, as replays show he would have been caught just short

10.6

MM Patel to Bravo, 1 run, slower one bowled short, slapped it to long-on for a single

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 60/2 (100 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.45, RRR: 11.11)
DM Bravo    16* (25b 1x4)      MM Patel    2-0-16-1
MN Samuels    22* (16b 3x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-5-0

Ashwin to bowl from round the wicket

11.1

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched it past cover for a single into the deep

11.2

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, flighted on middle, Samuels drives it back straight to Ashwin

11.3

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, slightly short outside off, drops it in front of short third, there isn't a single on offer

11.4

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, flighted on middle, driven wide of midwicket, Raina covers good ground and prevents the single

11.5

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, quicker through the air, held back the length, played it back to Ashwin

11.6

Ashwin to Samuels, 1 leg bye, lot of wrist involved in that delivery, tries to close the face, clips hte pads and they sneak a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) West Indies 62/2 (98 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.16, RRR: 12.25)
MN Samuels    22* (21b 3x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-12-1
DM Bravo    17* (26b 1x4)      MM Patel    2-0-16-1

12.1

MM Patel to Samuels, 1 run, full toss on middle, punched down the ground to long-on for a single

12.2

MM Patel to Bravo, FOUR, third man is up, Bravo played that smartly, was bowled full outside off and he squeezed it past that fielder inside the circle for a much-needed boundary

12.3

MM Patel to Bravo, no run, bowled full outside off, dug out towards point where Kohli collects and scores a direct hit with an under-arm flick

12.4

MM Patel to Bravo, no run, and again, full delivery outside off, almost yorker length, dug out to Kohli

12.5

MM Patel to Bravo, 1 run, mid-on is up, well fielded by Dhawan there, was a full toss and Bravo mistimed that as he tried to get it past him on the on side, has to just settle for a single in the end

12.6

MM Patel to Samuels, 1 run, a low full toss on the off, cracked to long-off, just the one

This won't do for the hosts, there is too much ground to cover in too little time now. Eight wickets in hand, the surge should ideally have come much earlier.

End of over 13 (7 runs) West Indies 69/2 (91 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.30, RRR: 13.00)
MN Samuels    24* (23b 3x4)      MM Patel    3-0-23-1
DM Bravo    22* (30b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-12-1

13.1

Pathan to Samuels, no run, bowled it flat and quick on the off, defended in front of the bowler

13.2

Pathan to Samuels, no run, more dot balls, short of a good length, tries to force it through the leg side, can only find midwicket

13.3

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, punched off the back foot past cover for a single

13.4

Pathan to Bravo, 1 run, came down the track and Yusuf saw that, bowled it a little wide of off stump, he plays it down to short third for a single

13.5

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, short on middle, pulled straight to deep square leg for a single

13.6

Pathan to Bravo, 1 run, full on middle, comes down the track and drives it wide of long-on for just a single

End of over 14 (4 runs) West Indies 73/2 (87 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.21, RRR: 14.50)
DM Bravo    24* (32b 2x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-9-0
MN Samuels    26* (27b 3x4)      MM Patel    3-0-23-1

Praveen to bowl

Sam J: "Samuels and Bravo have no plan! Who is the aggressor and who is the stabilizer? Poor cricket by Windies here."

14.1

Kumar to Bravo, 2 runs, full toss and he shapes up for the pull, doesn't quite middle it, played just wide of deep midwicket for a couple of runs

14.2

Kumar to Bravo, 2 runs, two more low full toss outside leg, doesn;t quite get hold of it as he tries to clip it to the fine-leg boundary, just two more

14.3

Kumar to Bravo, FOUR, low full toss and he makes sure he deals with it appropriately, thumped past midwicket for a boundary, struck hard and into the gap

14.4

Kumar to Bravo, no run, slower one bowled on a good length outside off, was the offcutter, Bravo was into the shot a little too early, missed

14.5

Kumar to Bravo, FOUR, poor line from Praveen, full and down the leg side, flicked away comfortably to the fine-leg boundary

14.6

Kumar to Bravo, no run, in the blockhole on the off this time, digs it out back to the bowler

End of over 15 (12 runs) West Indies 85/2 (75 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.66, RRR: 15.00)
DM Bravo    36* (38b 4x4)      P Kumar    3-1-22-0
MN Samuels    26* (27b 3x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-9-0

75 off 30 with eight wickets is doable, but it seems West Indies have left it a little too late. Ashwin has an over, so does Yusuf. There's Harbhajan as well.

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, short on the off, waits for it to turn in and pulls it to deep midwicket on the bounce for a single

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, 1 run, shortish outside off, slapped wide of extra cover but there's only a single available, Harbhajan fails to gather the throw but there's no damage done

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, Samuels was trying to pick it over short fine

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, OUT, Harbhajan gave that one a bit of air and held back the pace, Samuels had made his mind up, went for the slog-sweep, trying to clear deep square leg, got a top edge and Parthiv kept his eyes on it to take a well-judged catch

MN Samuels c †PA Patel b Harbhajan Singh 27 (44m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.10

Danza Hyatt's the new man

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, FOUR, well swept by Bravo, fetched it from the off stump and creamed it past square leg to the boundary, powerfully struck

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, OUT, West Indies slipping further, was in the slot outside off, went for the slog-sweep, was targeting cow corner, ended up getting an inside edge straight onto the stumps

DM Bravo b Harbhajan Singh 41 (47m 41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Two new batsmen at the crease now

Sammy comes in

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sammy, no run, pitched outside leg, Sammy went back to work it square, was struck on the pads, hopeless appeal from Bhajji

End of over 16 (7 runs) West Indies 92/4 (68 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 17.00)
DJG Sammy    0* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-25-2
DP Hyatt    0* (0b)      P Kumar    3-1-22-0

16.1

Kumar to Hyatt, 1 run, Praveen's aiming at the blockhole, bowled it full on middle, pushed it wide of the bowler for a single

16.2

Kumar to Sammy, OUT, Sammy's holed out, was the slower one from Praveen and he swings it straight into the palms of Kohli at long-on, no hope from here on

DJG Sammy c Kohli b Kumar 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Barnwell's the new man

16.3

Kumar to Hyatt, 1 run, full on the off, driven down towards long-off for a single

16.4

Kumar to Barnwell, 1 run, full on middle, gets across and drives it to deep midwicket for a single

16.5

Kumar to Hyatt, 1 run, the legcutter, shortish on the off, chops it to short third man for a single

16.6

Kumar to Barnwell, 1 run, full on middle, swung away on the bounce to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (5 runs) West Indies 97/5 (63 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.70, RRR: 21.00)
CD Barnwell    2* (2b)      P Kumar    4-1-27-1
DP Hyatt    3* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-25-2

Ashwin to bowl now

17.1

Ashwin to Barnwell, FOUR, bowls it full and wide down the leg side, Barnwell gets some bat on it as he tries to sweep it down fine, gets it past short fine leg

17.2

Ashwin to Barnwell, no run, appeal for lbw, the carrom ball, landed outside leg and turned in as he went for the sweep, struck on the pads, struck in line but it landed marginally outside leg stump

17.3

Ashwin to Barnwell, 2 runs, flicked uppishly wide of square leg for a brace

17.4

Ashwin to Barnwell, SIX, that's disappeared, flighted, bowled full on middle, gets forward, bends low and dispatches it over deep midwicket for a massive six

17.5

Ashwin to Barnwell, SIX, Barnell's indulging in some powerplay here, he can clear it big time, flighted and full on middle, he launches into that one, sending it miles over the long-on boundary. Suddenly, there's some pressure on Ashwin

17.6

Ashwin to Barnwell, 1 leg bye, the carrom ball again bowled slightly quicker, Barnwell had already turned the face on it and it spun past him, still squeezed a leg bye in the end to retain strike

End of over 18 (19 runs) West Indies 116/5 (44 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 22.00)
CD Barnwell    20* (8b 1x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-30-1
DP Hyatt    3* (3b)      P Kumar    4-1-27-1

Munaf to finish off here. Still an uphill task for the hosts

18.1

MM Patel to Barnwell, SIX, it won't be if he continues like that for a short while more, a juicy full toss on middle, Barnwell stays his ground and hammers it over deep midwicket, Chris Gayle's on his feet in the stands

18.2

MM Patel to Barnwell, no run, change in pace and Barnwell misses out there, tries to swing it away again but was into the shot too early, made no contact

18.3

MM Patel to Barnwell, no run, short of a good length, was targeting midwicket, slapped it straight back to the bowler, Munaf fielded well and could have run out the non-striker there but opted not to

18.4

MM Patel to Barnwell, 2 runs, cracks it wide of Kohli at long-on, Barnwell runs back quickly to complete the second in time despite a good throw from the deep

18.5

MM Patel to Barnwell, FOUR, Barnwell hasn't given up, he's striking them well, short ball bowled slow on middle, pulled away fiercely for a one bounce four over square leg

18.6

MM Patel to Barnwell, 1 leg bye, Barnwell will feel he missed out there, a poor delivery on the pads, a full toss, he could have flicked it past short fine but only managed a leg-bye in the end

End of over 19 (13 runs) West Indies 129/5 (31 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 31.00)
CD Barnwell    32* (14b 2x4 3x6)      MM Patel    4-0-35-1
DP Hyatt    3* (3b)      R Ashwin    4-0-30-1

Yusuf to finish the game, 30 needed off the final over. The surge has come a little too late it seems. But West Indies have the right man on strike

19.1

Pathan to Barnwell, 1 run, just the single, mistimed it, was trying to clear deep midwicket but it got to that fielder on the bounce

19.2

Pathan to Hyatt, FOUR, short on the off, Hyatt's turn this time, waited for it to turn in and pulled it hard over midwicket for a boundary

19.3

Pathan to Hyatt, 1 run, swept hard and on the bounce towards deep square leg for a single

19.4

Pathan to Barnwell, 1 run, makes a bit of room and Yusuf chases him, cracks it towards Kohli at long-on on the bounce

19.5

Pathan to Hyatt, SIX, some late entertainment for the crowd here, Hyatt gets stuck into that length delivery, sending it into the stands behind long-on

19.6

Pathan to Hyatt, 1 leg bye, fires it short on leg stump, misses out on the pull and is struck high on the thighs, a leg bye and the end of the game

Those fireworks from Barnwell in the end were light consolation for West Indies in a game won comfortably by the Indians. Sammy had them in trouble with his four-for, but Rohit and Badri helped them recover to what turned out to be a match-winning total. Samuels and Bravo should have taken off a lot earlier than they did, and there was too much left for those down the order in the chase, though Barnwell impressed. Join us in a bit for the presentation.

Meanwhile, Shane Shillingford, the offspinner, has been cleared by the ICC to resume bowling in international cricket.

Sammy: "We stuck at it to start with but we let them get 20 runs too many. We need to go back to the drawing board. I was a little surprised by the pitch, it was a good decision to field but we didn't restrict them to the total we wanted. Dot balls have been plaguing us and we left it a little too late in the end. But with people like Barnwell, we know we can chase big Twenty20 totals. The batsmen should play the spinners better come Monday."

Badrinath is the Man of the Match: "My form is good, and I'm happy to start the tour well. The track was a little similar to what we have back in India, so that helped. We initially thought of getting close to 140. It was tough to bat, and it was damp, but we played some shots in the end to get to 160."

Raina: "We played well, the bowlers executed the plans very well. This is the best fielding side we've had in the last four to five years. Our new coach Fletcher and Trevor Penny, the fielding coach, have helped us. Badri and Rohit set it up for us."

That's all we have from here, folks. Join us again in a couple of days for the first ODI. Until then, it's goodbye. Adios.

End of over 20 (14 runs) West Indies 143/5 (17 runs required)
DP Hyatt    14* (7b 1x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-22-0
CD Barnwell    34* (16b 2x4 3x6)      MM Patel    4-0-35-1
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Jun 4, 2011

Suresh Raina poses with the winners' trophy, West Indies v India, Only Twenty20, Port of Spain, June 4, 2011

Suresh Raina poses with the winners' trophy

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Jun 4, 2011

Christopher Barnwell slugs a big hit out of the ground, West Indies v India, Only Twenty20, Port of Spain, June 4, 2011

Christopher Barnwell slugs a big hit out of the ground

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