India tour of West Indies, 1st ODI: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 6, 2011
India won by 4 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
6 June 2011 (50-over match)
0.1

Kumar to Simmons, 1 wide, Praveen starts with a ball very wide of off stump and swinging away late. Called a wide.

0.1

Kumar to Simmons, 1 leg bye, Praveen trots in and lands this back of a length on leg, and it straightens into the pads. Nudged off the back foot towards square leg. Goes off the pad.

West Indies 2/0   LMP Simmons 0* (1b)
1.1

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, length ball, on a McGrath lengh outside off and holding its line, played cautiously to the leg side.

1.2

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, fuller this time, but not there for the drive. Simmons defends to the off side.

1.3

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, goes wider outside off, and the first touch of away movement for Munaf. Simmons lets it go through.

1.4

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, slightly fuller, closer to the stumps, Simmons is not tempted yet.

1.5

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, he's lived up to the McGrath comparison so far. On a length outside off, Simmons defends after getting confidently across.

1.6

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, maiden from Munaf. Ends with another disciplined ball, back of a length outside off and wafting away gently. Another leave from Simmons.

West Indies 7/0   LMP Simmons 0* (7b)
2.2

Kumar to Simmons, no run, lovely ball, legcutter of sorts, and Edwards does well not to nick it. It came in and nipped away, even as it bounced true, and Simmons' outside edge was just inside the line as he tried to cover for the movement.

2.3

Kumar to Simmons, no run, this one holds the line, Simmons plays it cautiously to the leg side.

2.4

Kumar to Simmons, no run, back of a length stock delivery outside off, this is not an easy pitch when the ball is new, and Simmons lets it go to Parthiv.

2.5

Kumar to Simmons, no run, hint of width this time, Simmons gets half across to it and then chooses to leave again.

2.6

Kumar to Simmons, no run, quiet start from the Windies, it is not even a whisper. Praveen keeps it a foot outside off and gets it to bend away, and Simmons leaves again.

West Indies 8/0   LMP Simmons 0* (12b)
3.2

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, Simmons looks to make something happen here, half a step outside the crease and he looks to crack him through the covers, but doesn't place it too well.

3.3

MM Patel to Simmons, 5 wides, not very McGrathesque there. Munaf pushes this well down the leg, and the other Patel doesn't get his gloves to it.

3.3

MM Patel to Simmons, FOUR, top shot from Simmons, he trots out towards the pitch of the ball, converts a length ball into a half-volley and then launches it over Munaf's head.

3.4

MM Patel to Simmons, 1 run, nice diving stop from Kohli at point, he moves quickly to the right and dives to his right to keep the steer down to a single.

3.6

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, good finish from Munaf, whangs it in a little shorter and extracts a extra yard of bounce. Simmons realises it at the last moment and drops the wrists after thinking of cutting.

West Indies 20/0   LMP Simmons 5* (16b 1x4)
4.3

Kumar to Simmons, no run, back of a length on off stump, Simmons jumps behind the line and defends with a flourish. Very reminiscent of Sherwin Campbell.

4.4

Kumar to Simmons, no run, again on off stump, Simmons opens the face and he moves into another defensive push.

4.5

Kumar to Simmons, no run, hmm, risky from Simmons, he shuffles all the way across to off stump and looks to work Praveen around towards midwicket. If he'd closed the face any later, that would have hit the pad.

4.6

Kumar to Simmons, no run, another good over from Praveen, gets this one to angle in towards the pads from short of a length and Simmons nudges towards midwicket.

West Indies 21/0   LMP Simmons 5* (20b 1x4)
5.4

MM Patel to Simmons, no run, Munaf cuts one in off the seam, and it has Simmons in some strife as he gets the front pad far too much across. No damage done though, he negotiates it after taking the top hand off.

5.5

MM Patel to Simmons, 1 run, tight single, Simmons reaches out and plays a length ball into the covers and scurries through.

West Indies 23/0   LMP Simmons 6* (22b 1x4)
6.1

Kumar to Simmons, OUT, horror shot from Simmons, he has combusted with an ugly-looking top-edge that's ended in mid-off's hands. He had decided early that he was advancing down the track, and Praveen had enough time to see him and drop it short. Simmons then threw his hands at an attempted pull, though he was in no position for it. It took the top-edge and looped into Harbhajan's hands.

LMP Simmons c Harbhajan Singh b Kumar 6 (25m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.08

West Indies 23/1   LMP Simmons 6 (23b 1x4)
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