Sammy to Dhawan,
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
Sammy to Kohli,
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,
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
Sammy to Raina,
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
Barnwell to Sharma,
six and out. Barnwell bowls a very similar ball, tempting Rohit to have another go. Rohit obliges, looks to go straighter this time, but just misses a straight ball and the furniture is rearranged.
RG Sharma b Barnwell 26 (33m 23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 113.04
Bishoo to Badrinath,
the un-outable has been outed. Classic piece of legspin deception from Bishoo. Who said there can't be beauty in T20s? 19th over of the innings.. the leggie comes on and tosses it up with drift, temptingly on leg stump. Badri senses a kill, and skips out to the pitch, but falls just short as the ball drops on him, lands, grips and tweaks away past the bat. The keeper does the rest. Late clarification: Badri got an edge as he toppled out of the crease, and was hence caught. Not stumped.
S Badrinath c †Fletcher b Bishoo 43 (47m 37b 5x4 0x6) SR: 116.21