India in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v India

India won by 4 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, Samuels gets a big offbreak first up and pushes at it with bat and pad close together as he reaches forward.

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels is away, nice curl and turn for Harbhajan, but this time Samuels works him to fine leg.

West Indies 60/3   MN Samuels 1* (3b)

19.1

Mishra to Samuels, 1 run, another googly, Samuels cuts it against the break for a single.

West Indies 61/3   MN Samuels 2* (4b)

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, turning in from outside off, worked with the spin through mid-on for a single.

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, sharp offbreak comes in towards Samuels who is trapped on the pads in front of off. Huge appeal, but it is turned down. Replays say it was missing leg.

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run

West Indies 66/3   MN Samuels 3* (7b)

21.4

Mishra to Samuels, 1 run, fuller length to Samuels and he forces it down the ground for a single.

West Indies 68/3   MN Samuels 4* (8b)

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, fuller to Samuels who leans out to defend with the spin to the mid-on region.

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, Samuels is playing inside the line, he is concerned about that doosra. Pushed off the outside half into the covers.

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, he lunges forward again, and this time gets a single into the covers.

West Indies 71/3   MN Samuels 5* (11b)

23.1

Mishra to Samuels, no run, Mishra slips in another sharp legbreak past Samuels' tentative outside edge. He's not getting forward enough to smother the turn and Mishra is spinning a web around these two now.

23.2

Mishra to Samuels, no run, draws him forward with another flighted ball and Samuels drives it back to the left of the bowler who dives and saves.

23.3

Mishra to Samuels, no run, he's tossing them up with authority now, Samuels looks to power it throught he covers but mis-hits it back to the bowler.

23.4

Mishra to Samuels, no run, and now he slips in another googly, Samuels fishes for it and it shoots in through the defences, but misses the stumps.

23.5

Mishra to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up again, every ball has more flight than the previous! Samuels manages to drive this past wide mid-on for one.

West Indies 72/3   MN Samuels 6* (16b)

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, flighted on off stump from round the wicket, Samuels defends without scoring intent.

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, angles in towards off this time and straightens it in, Samuels again pats it down the track.

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, similar ball, Samuels defends once again.

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, on middle this time, Samuels looks to work it to the leg side, but finds midwicket.

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, back of a length and straightening into the stumps, Samuels still can't get it away.

West Indies 74/3   MN Samuels 6* (21b)

25.2

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, flatter and turning down the leg, nudged backward of square for a single

25.4

Pathan to Samuels, FOUR, another poor ball from Yusuf, short and turning well down the leg side. Samuels just had to get bat on that to pick up four, and he did that. Kohli tries to haul it in, and ends up running into the boundary boards.

25.5

Pathan to Samuels, no run, better line, and length. Samuels pushes forward and across to defend an offbreak coming in.

25.6

Pathan to Samuels, FOUR, Yusuf is the fifth bowler and with good reason. Another half-tracker to finish the over and Samuels thumps it through midwicket for four more.

West Indies 85/3   MN Samuels 15* (25b 2x4)

26.2

Raina to Samuels, 2 runs, nice shot, Raina again flights it up on off stump and Samuels drives with accomplishment into the deep extra cover region for a couple. The part-timers are doing him a world of good.

26.3

Raina to Samuels, no run, fuller and closer to off stump, too close to Samuels for the drive and he defends.

26.4

Raina to Samuels, 1 run, over-pitched on the stumps, and Samuels drives through mid-on for one more.

West Indies 89/3   MN Samuels 18* (28b 2x4)

27.1

Pathan to Samuels, no run, flat ball on off stump, worked with the turn to midwicket and this time Raina flies away to intercept and deny the single.

27.2

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, more air this time, Samuels drives against the spin through the covers.

27.5

Pathan to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels stays back in the crease and forces Yusuf towards long-off

West Indies 93/3   MN Samuels 20* (31b 2x4)

28.3

Raina to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels stays on the backfoot and chops a single towards point

28.5

Raina to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels hangs back and chops another single through the point area.

West Indies 98/3   MN Samuels 22* (33b 2x4)

30.1

Raina to Samuels, no run, Raina tosses this up on the stumps and it is hit right back at him.

30.2

Raina to Samuels, no run, short of a length and turning in, Samuels whips straight to midwicket. They have to get these part-timers away.

30.3

Raina to Samuels, 1 run, Windies bring up their 100 at long last. Short of a length outside off and Samuels guides it into the covers for one.

30.5

Raina to Samuels, no run, flat ball turning into Samuels who works it away to midwicket

30.6

Raina to Samuels, no run, Samuels mistimes another cut, as Raina breaks one in from outside off. This is painful progress for the Windies.

West Indies 101/3   MN Samuels 23* (38b 2x4)

31.3

Kohli to Samuels, no run, Samuels is beaten outside off as he tries to stay back and force a legcutter/

31.4

Kohli to Samuels, 1 run, very full from Kohli and Samuels drives fluently to deep cover for one.

31.6

Kohli to Samuels, 1 no ball, ah, Kohli over-steps with a fullish ball well outside off. Samuels plays it into the covers.

31.6

Kohli to Samuels, SIX, Samuels loves the part-timers especially if they are bowling free-hits at him. He's thundered a length ball over long-on for a big six. Gets under it easy and smashes it.

West Indies 111/3   MN Samuels 30* (42b 2x4 1x6)

32.4

Raina to Samuels, no run, Samuels reaches towards the pitch of a tight offbreak and defends.

32.5

Raina to Samuels, no run

32.6

Raina to Samuels, no run, shorter length outside off, Samuels stays back in the crease and tries to force it away, but he can't get it away for runs.

West Indies 116/3   MN Samuels 30* (45b 2x4 1x6)

33.2

Kumar to Samuels, no run, back of a length outside off, Samuels seemed to be advancing and Praveen dropped it short and forced him to steer it tamely to point.

33.3

Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, this one angles in through the air and finishes on leg. Samuels pushes it down the ground for a single.

33.6

Kumar to Samuels, FOUR, variation gone bad, Praveen's attempted legcutter drops short and Samuels redirects it through the gap between midwicket and square leg for an easy four. Well-controlled pull shot that.

West Indies 123/3   MN Samuels 35* (48b 3x4 1x6)

34.3

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, full ball on middle to follow up, Samuels stays on the crease and defends sedately.

34.4

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, subtle legcutter now, lands on leg and jumps up to hit Samuels on the glove. He is taken by surprise as it runs away towards gully.

34.5

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, short ball sliding down the leg side, and it was asking to be bashed through backward square leg. Samuels tries to pull, and miscues it.

34.6

MM Patel to Samuels, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Samuels drives it well, but straight to long-off and gets a single.

West Indies 125/3   MN Samuels 36* (52b 3x4 1x6)

35.1

Kumar to Samuels, no run, Praveen gets some gentle away movement again, and Samuels defends off the outside half of the blade into the off side.

35.2

Kumar to Samuels, no run, Praveen again keeps it short of a length on and outside off, Samuels is waiting for a fuller length, and can't do much with this.

35.3

Kumar to Samuels, no run, Praveen's a smart cookie. Another one short of a length with no pace on it, around off stump, and Samuels works it without timing towards midwicket.

35.4

Kumar to Samuels, no run, huge appeal for lbw, but the batsman survives again. Legcutter from Praveen, angles in towards middle and then straightens as Samuels looks to whip and misses. Replays say that would have clipped leg.

35.5

Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels finally gets the single, pushes a length ball down the ground without much comfort.

West Indies 126/3   MN Samuels 37* (57b 3x4 1x6)

36.4

Mishra to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels drives through the covers for a single this time.

West Indies 129/3   MN Samuels 38* (58b 3x4 1x6)

37.2

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Samuels tries to crunch the drive through the off side, but finds cover.

37.3

MM Patel to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length and angling into the pads, Samuels nudges through square leg for a single.

West Indies 133/3   MN Samuels 39* (60b 3x4 1x6)

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Samuels pushes it in front of square

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 leg bye, Samuels was playing for the doosra, but it is an offbreak that hits the pad and pops into the leg side.

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, aha, Samuels walks away a metre outside leg and then saunters back in as Harbhajan keeps it flat on leg stump. Samuels pulls hard but finds the man at deep backward square leg.

West Indies 150/4   MN Samuels 41* (63b 3x4 1x6)

39.1

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, over-pitched by Munaf and Samuels smashes it right back. Munaf non-chalantly puts a boot out to stop it. On another day, his ankle would have been shattered to smithereens.

39.2

MM Patel to Samuels, no run, another fuller length ball, Samuels leans out to work it to the leg side, but can't get it away.

39.3

MM Patel to Samuels, 1 run, over-pitched outside off, Samuels thumps it through the covers and Praveen does well to dive and stop. It would have been a sure four if it had got past him.

39.5

MM Patel to Samuels, 2 runs, another slower ball, but Munaf again drops it short. Samuels heaves the pull away to the deep, and Harbhajan at deep midwicket does well to save the boundary.

39.6

MM Patel to Samuels, 2 runs, over-pitched this time, and Samuels indulges in some typical Caribbean flair as he drives with a flourish inside-out. The fielder at extra cover manages to keep it in, but they get two more.

West Indies 156/4   MN Samuels 46* (68b 3x4 1x6)

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length and turning into the pads, Samuels eases it into the midwicket area.,

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Samuels, no run, another dot ball to end the over, Harbhajan keeps it flat on middle and leg, and forces him to push it back down the track.

West Indies 159/4   MN Samuels 47* (70b 3x4 1x6)

41.4

Mishra to Samuels, SIX, shot of the innings from Marlon. He has sashayed down the pitch, into a loopy ball on middle and leg and just charmed it over long-on. No violence in that shot, just a nice fluid motion that began with the feet and ended with those smooth hands. Nice way to reach 50.

41.5

Mishra to Samuels, no run, Mishra wisely keeps it flat, and Samuels pushes it into the off side as he is cramped to cut.

41.6

Mishra to Samuels, 1 run, another flat ball on middle and off, Samuels gets it away towards midwicket for a single. End of the Powerplay, and West Indies will be happy with what they got out of it. Eight more overs to go.

West Indies 173/4   MN Samuels 54* (73b 3x4 2x6)

42.1

Raina to Samuels, 1 run, flat ball on the pads, worked with the spin through midwicket.

42.4

Raina to Samuels, OUT, Raina does what he specialises in, producing a huge wicket out of no where. Another wicket goes to an ordinary ball. It was a flat, short, gentle offbreak on middle. Samuels looked to move across and pull it away, but it somehow slipped through off the inside edge, onto his left thing, in between his legs, and clattered the furniture.

MN Samuels b Raina 55 (90m 75b 3x4 2x6) SR: 73.33

West Indies 177/5   MN Samuels 55 (75b 3x4 2x6)
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