India in West Indies ODI Series - 3rd ODI

West Indies v India

India won by 3 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

Welcome back for the chase. Russell has given West Indies something to bowl at. Roach has the new ball

0.1

Roach to PA Patel, no run, wayward start from the bowler, a very full and very wide ball outside off, Parthiv gets bat to it but Pollard pulls off a diving stop at point

0.2

Roach to PA Patel, no run, short of a length from Roach now in to Parthiv's body, he is hurried for pace as he shuffles to play it out to midwicket

0.3

Roach to PA Patel, no run, hurried even more this time, this one is around middle and he misses as he tries to work it away

0.4

Roach to PA Patel, 1 run, goes fuller now, and Parthiv is able to flick it off his pads down to fine leg to get off strike

0.5

Roach to Dhawan, 1 run, Shikhar somehow managed to keep this rising back of a length ball down in front of square leg and Parthiv pushed him to go for the tight single

0.6

Roach to PA Patel, 1 run, reaches out to a widish one outside off to guide it away to third man

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/0 (223 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.55)
PA Patel    2* (5b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-3-0
S Dhawan    1* (1b)     

Here is Russell with the new ball. He will be charged up

1.1

Russell to PA Patel, 2 runs, runs in and bowls it around a length, Parthiv is not in control as he pushes forward but gets enough on it to push it between the bowler and mid on

1.2

Russell to PA Patel, no run, beats him outside off stump, he is running in with purpose, bending his back, Parthiv reached out and decided to have a poke as it left him outside off, and missed

1.3

Russell to PA Patel, no run, this time Parthiv is wiser, the ball is wider, and there is no poking, he shoulders arms immediately

1.4

Russell to PA Patel, no run, still wider, keeps very low as Parthiv makes no attempt to play at it

1.5

Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, Parthiv swivels on one leg and pulls a short of a length ball, not much timing on it, and he gets a single backward of square leg

1.6

Russell to Dhawan, no run, snorter from Russell, Shikhar picks it up early and sways out of the line as the ball screams up from back of a length

End of over 2 (3 runs) India 6/0 (220 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.58)
S Dhawan    1* (2b)      AD Russell    1-0-3-0
PA Patel    5* (10b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-3-0

2.1

Roach to PA Patel, no run, Roach continues with his pacy short of a length in to the body and the batsman is pegged on the back foot as he plays it down on the leg side, no chance of a run

2.2

Roach to PA Patel, no run, this one is angled across on a length and he is able to get behind the line to push it to cover

2.3

Roach to PA Patel, no run, pings point with the back foot punch, the stroke was well timed but he can't beat the off side infield

2.4

Roach to PA Patel, no run, tried to clip a fuller one off the toes but was squared up in the end as he stabbed it down the track

2.5

Roach to PA Patel, 1 run, whipped off the pads this time for the single to long leg

2.6

Roach to Dhawan, no run, tries to dab a length ball from close to the body towards third man, but chops it on the off side towards point

End of over 3 (1 run) India 7/0 (219 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 4.65)
S Dhawan    1* (3b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-4-0
PA Patel    6* (15b)      AD Russell    1-0-3-0

Ashish: "Feels so weird to see such a slow start by India...Got used to the rollicking start given by Sehwag/Sachin at the top of the order !"

3.1

Russell to PA Patel, no run, gets the edge, he had set himself up for the drive through covers but the ball did not get up much and took the bottom part of the bat to roll away to first slip

3.2

Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, this one bounces fine now, and is pushed away wide of mid off

3.3

Russell to Dhawan, 1 no ball, Russell oversteps, the batsman had backed away a touch outside leg to force it away but was struck on the pads

3.3

Russell to Dhawan, 1 run, the free hit is a wayward full toss wide outside off, but Shikhar bends the knee to languidly guide it to squarish third man

3.4

Russell to PA Patel, no run, just short of the man at mid on, Parthiv tried to whip it off the pads, it was in the air for some time but Edwards made no attempt to come forward

3.5

Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, punched off the back foot but that man Pollard is patrolling point, and the ball cannot sneak past his diving frame

3.6

Russell to Dhawan, no run, this one bounced a touch more than he expected and he adjusted to play it towards mid off

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 11/0 (215 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 4.67)
S Dhawan    2* (6b)      AD Russell    2-0-7-0
PA Patel    8* (19b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-4-0

4.1

Roach to PA Patel, no run, makes room outside leg stump, goes on the toes and quietly pats a shortish one down the track

4.2

Roach to PA Patel, (no ball) 2 runs, Parthiv is living dangerously, this time it is a leading edge from leg stump that goes just wide of cover as Parthiv tries to clip it through midwicket, oh well, it is a no ball anyway

4.2

Roach to PA Patel, no run, Parthiv backs away outside leg and gives the free hit everything his little frame can manage, but it is a slow offcutter and he can't make contact

4.3

Roach to PA Patel, no run, can't get this one away either, pushed away towards extra cover

4.4

Roach to PA Patel, 1 run, goes hard for the pull off a short one in to the body but will get only a single to long leg

4.5

Roach to Dhawan, no run, Shikhar stays beside the line and guides it towards point

4.6

Roach to Dhawan, no run, very full ball from Roach now, Shikhar pings mid off with a forceful push

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 15/0 (211 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.68)
S Dhawan    2* (8b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-8-0
PA Patel    11* (24b)      AD Russell    2-0-7-0

5.1

Russell to PA Patel, 1 run, short and wide and Parthiv slashes it in Calypso fashion on a leg, fortunately it bounces just in front of third man running across to his left

5.2

Russell to Dhawan, no run, beaten outside off stump, another short ball and Shikhar tried to cut it, but it was close to the body and bounced extra as well

5.3

Russell to Dhawan, 1 run, eases a length ball past Pollard at point for a single

5.4

Russell to PA Patel, no run, forces it down to mid off, India's openers just not finding the gaps

5.5

Russell to PA Patel, no run, short of a length and Parthiv tries to smash it out of sight, but is nowhere close to the ball

5.6

Russell to PA Patel, no run, watches one angled wide outside off stump go to the keeper

End of over 6 (2 runs) India 17/0 (209 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.83, RRR: 4.75)
PA Patel    12* (28b)      AD Russell    3-0-9-0
S Dhawan    3* (10b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-8-0

sumant: "Andre Russel's 92 is the best for a No 9 batsman in ODIs beating the previous record held by JP Yadav of India.

6.1

Roach to Dhawan, no run, uses the angle across him to push a length ball off the front foot, but straight to point

6.2

Roach to Dhawan, 1 run, stays beside the line now to slash it from the crease but third man is very square

6.3

Roach to PA Patel, no run, 88.8 mph and Parthiv is struck on the pads as he shuffles a long way to try and tuck it past square leg

6.4

Roach to PA Patel, no run, he is going nowhere at the moment, now tries to whip a short of a length ball wide of midwicket, there is no timing on the shot

6.5

Roach to PA Patel, FOUR, lots of timing on this one alright, did not go hard, just stayed in the crease, and drove a length ball through covers for the first boundary of the innings

6.6

Roach to PA Patel, FOUR, and now he has two in two, Parthiv goes aerial now, fuller length but close to the pads and he shuffles to pick it way over midwicket and in to the boundary

End of over 7 (9 runs) India 26/0 (200 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 4.65)
PA Patel    20* (32b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-17-0
S Dhawan    4* (12b)      AD Russell    3-0-9-0

Diya: "Does the fact that India were unable to wrap up the game sooner say something about the lack of intensity or motivation in the younger players?" I think Russell played really well actually. Here is Sammy

7.1

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, gentle pace from Sammy as he angles a length ball past the left-hander who goes hard at it but misses

7.2

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, goes forward to push a ball going across in to covers

7.3

Sammy to Dhawan, OUT, Sammy strikes, and he is pleased as he does a little jig, Shikhar lunges out to drive lazily away from the body, and spoons it to cover who tumbles forward to take a neat low catch

S Dhawan c Samuels b Sammy 4 (35m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

Virat is in at No 3

7.4

Sammy to Kohli, OUT, well, well, Darren Sammy has brought the sparse crowd to life, he has snared Virat first ball, that harmless looking length ball that suddenly decides to nip back in sharply, Virat is caught on the crease and takes it on the pads, that looked to be going down leg, the umpire did not think so, in fact it would have bounced over as well as replays show, shocker that one but Virat is gone, what was that about the DRS again?

V Kohli lbw b Sammy 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The man for crisis situations walks in to one now, here is S Badrinath

7.5

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, walks across the stumps as Sammy sprays it down the leg side, Badri tries to tickle it fine but cannot beat the keeper, it almost carried to him to keep Sammy interested, but dropped short, not clear if it was off bat or pad

7.6

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, this one keeps very low now, it was dead on the stumps, but Badri managed to keep it out

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) India 26/2 (200 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 4.76)
S Badrinath    0* (2b)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-2
PA Patel    20* (32b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-17-0

8.1

Roach to PA Patel, no run, a half-hearted jab, not a push, not a drive, just jabs a very full ball away on the off side

8.2

Roach to PA Patel, no run, pushed away towards covers

8.3

Roach to PA Patel, 3 runs, Parthiv arches back and gets on top of a short of a length ball to cut it over point, third man comes charging in, puts in the big dive, and seems to have saved some runs after numerous replays, who is it? it is Andre Russell, he can do no wrong

8.4

Roach to Badrinath, no run, and now it is Roach in to the act, searing bouncer that has Badri hopping and simultaneously bending his back to get underneath the missile as it shoots up at his head

8.5

Roach to Badrinath, no run, patted back down the track off the back foot

8.6

Roach to Badrinath, 1 run, shuffles a long way across and tucks a length ball in front of midwicket

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 30/2 (196 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 4.78)
S Badrinath    1* (5b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-21-0
PA Patel    23* (35b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-2

Akshay: "I don't UnDeRStand how Kohli was given out." I love the manner in which you rub it in

9.1

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, stands on the back foot prepared for the one that comes back in, but this one does not and he adjusts belatedly to punch it towards covers

9.2

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, goes on the back foot to cut a shortish one outside off but cannot beat point

9.3

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, conventional straight-batted ball-smothering front-foot defence from Badri, the ball rolls away limply on the off side

9.4

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, shuffles across to tuck it away in front of square leg

9.5

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, angled in on the pads, but he can't get it away as he plays it out towards mid on

9.6

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, stands beside the line and calmly guides a length ball to point, Sammy's figures read 2-2-0-2

End of over 10 (maiden) India 30/2 (196 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.90)
S Badrinath    1* (11b)      DJG Sammy    2-2-0-2
PA Patel    23* (35b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-21-0

10.1

Russell to PA Patel, 2 runs, plonks front foot forward and across and brings bat further in front to whip a length ball over square leg, PArthiv has to rush back for the second in the end and makes it just in time

10.2

Russell to PA Patel, SIX, Parthiv has lived on the edge throughout this innings, and has never fallen off it, short ball banged in, he walks across and gets a big top edge on the pull, Bishoo can't do anything with it as it goes in to the fine leg boundary

10.3

Russell to PA Patel, no run, reaches out to cut a short and wide one but cannot get it in to any sort of gap

goes round the wicket

10.4

Russell to PA Patel, no run, so Parthiv uses the angle on the incoming ball to work it to midwicket

10.5

Russell to PA Patel, no run, this one is wide and goes straight on outside off, Parthiv throws his bat at it and misses

10.6

Russell to PA Patel, FOUR, that will do, Parthiv gets behind this short ball, it does not get up much and he happily pounces on it to pull it past midiwicket

End of over 11 (12 runs) India 42/2 (184 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.81, RRR: 4.71)
PA Patel    35* (41b 3x4 1x6)      AD Russell    4-0-21-0
S Badrinath    1* (11b)      DJG Sammy    2-2-0-2

11.1

Sammy to Badrinath, 1 run, takes two steps down the track, and works a short of a length ball towards square leg

Nimesh: "How can anyone question Darren Sammy's selection? He has been the best bowler in this series."

11.2

Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, worked away off the pads for another single through square leg

11.3

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, again Badri walks out but this time he can only push it away to point

11.4

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, West Indies are throwing themselves around at the moment, this time it is Simmons who covers a lot of space to cut off the single to the left of point

11.5

Sammy to Badrinath, 2 runs, lunges forward a long way and drives in the air, opens the face of the bat to get it in the gap between cover and point

11.6

Sammy to Badrinath, 1 run, meets the ball early once more with a little walk down the track and this time Simmons at point cannot prevent the single to third man

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 47/2 (179 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.91, RRR: 4.71)
S Badrinath    5* (16b)      DJG Sammy    3-2-5-2
PA Patel    36* (42b 3x4 1x6)      AD Russell    4-0-21-0

Prasanna: "The UDRS was cancelled for this series after consulting the seniors of the team. But I don't see any seniors in the team right now." Bishoo comes on now, slip in place

12.1

Bishoo to Badrinath, 1 run, goes forward to work a flat ball in front of square leg

12.2

Bishoo to PA Patel, no run, Parthiv can't decide what to do with this one, he comes down the track but tones down the aggression to stab it on the leg side in the end

12.3

Bishoo to PA Patel, 1 run, ore conviction this time and he gets the single down the ground towards mid on

12.4

Bishoo to Badrinath, no run, there is the outside edge, but Badri goes at it with soft hands and the ball falls short of Sammy at slip

12.5

Bishoo to Badrinath, no run, defended solidly off the front foot down the track

12.6

Bishoo to Badrinath, no run, pushes away a flatter one down towards mid on

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 49/2 (177 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 4.78)
S Badrinath    6* (20b)      D Bishoo    1-0-2-0
PA Patel    37* (44b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    3-2-5-2

Sammy runs in from round the wicket

13.1

Sammy to PA Patel, no run, short of a good length outside off, it's cut towards point

13.2

Sammy to PA Patel, FOUR, smacks it hard, short of a good length, Parthiv charges down the track and swats that over Sammy's head for a boundary

13.3

Sammy to PA Patel, no run, fullish on middle, driven back wristily towards Sammy

13.4

Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, goodish length outside off, opens the face to run it down to third man for a single

13.5

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, slightly short on middle and off, drops it down into the off side

13.6

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, shortish on the off, waits for it to come on, chops it down towards point

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 54/2 (172 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 4.77)
S Badrinath    6* (22b)      DJG Sammy    4-2-10-2
PA Patel    42* (48b 4x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    1-0-2-0

14.1

Bishoo to PA Patel, 1 run, flighted by Bishoo, comes down the track to get to the pitch and drives it wide of mid-off for a single

14.2

Bishoo to Badrinath, no run, appeal for a stumping, turns away after landing on a good length, Badri gets forward to defend, misses and Baugh takes off the bails, replays show Badri's foot is inside the crease

14.3

Bishoo to Badrinath, no run, cut away into the off side

14.4

Bishoo to Badrinath, 1 run, guided past point for a single

14.5

Bishoo to PA Patel, no run, the googly, shortish outside off, slapped straight to extra cover

14.6

Bishoo to PA Patel, no run, bowls it full on the off stump, dug out into the off side

End of over 15 (2 runs) India 56/2 (170 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.73, RRR: 4.85)
PA Patel    43* (51b 4x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    2-0-4-0
S Badrinath    7* (25b)      DJG Sammy    4-2-10-2

15.1

Sammy to Badrinath, no run, good length on the off stump, Badrinath rocks forward and defends that to extra cover, stifled appeal from Sammy who thought it was pad first

15.2

Sammy to Badrinath, FOUR, steps up this time does Badri, fuller and he made room against that one and drove it hard past extra cover for a boundary

15.3

Sammy to Badrinath, OUT, run-out, Badri has to go, Indian in a bit of trouble now, driven hard wide of mid-off, Russell slides to his left and returns accurately at the striker's end, Badri had called for a single but was sent back, by the time he turned around and dived, it was too late

S Badrinath run out 11 (33m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.28

Rohit comes on

15.4

Sammy to Sharma, no run, gets on the front foot and defends that solidly towards extra cover

15.5

Sammy to Sharma, no run, short of a good length, stands tall and crunches it towards point

15.6

Sammy to Sharma, 1 wide, appeal for a catch but it's called a wide, Rohit chased at a wide one, needlessly, and missed

15.6

Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, slightly short outside off, punched wide of Edwards at extra cover for a quick single

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 62/3 (164 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 4.82)
RG Sharma    1* (3b)      DJG Sammy    5-2-16-2
PA Patel    43* (51b 4x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    2-0-4-0

16.1

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, slides it on a good length outside off, steered wide of point for a single

16.2

Bishoo to PA Patel, 1 run, bowled flat down the leg side, it's swept straight to fine leg for a single

16.3

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, tossed up on middle, pushed down the ground towards long-off

16.4

Bishoo to PA Patel, 1 run, floating it full on leg stump, tickled behind square for an easy single

16.5

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, turned away past square leg for one more

16.6

Bishoo to PA Patel, no run, slightly short on the off, moves back and chops it down in front of point

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 67/3 (159 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.94, RRR: 4.81)
PA Patel    45* (54b 4x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    3-0-9-0
RG Sharma    4* (6b)      DJG Sammy    5-2-16-2

17.1

Sammy to Sharma, no run, drives that on the up, landed around the good length and he crunched it straight to point

17.2

Sammy to Sharma, no run, slightly short with some amount of width, played gently towards point

17.3

Sammy to Sharma, SIX, Aggression from Rohit, gave him the charge and Sammy pushed it full, he got to the pitch and cracked him over extra cover, sweetly struck, came off the meat and cleared the ropes

17.4

Sammy to Sharma, FOUR, counter-attack, this, short from Sammy and Rohit latches on, slapping it back over the bowler's head for a one bounce four

17.5

Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, shortish outside off, run down to third man for a single

17.6

Sammy to PA Patel, 1 run, angling it down on leg stump, tickles it down towards fine leg for a single

End of over 18 (12 runs) India 79/3 (147 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.38, RRR: 4.59)
PA Patel    46* (55b 4x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    6-2-28-2
RG Sharma    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    3-0-9-0

18.1

Bishoo to PA Patel, OUT, Parthiv's stay is over, he had got away on many occasions, but not this time, a flat delivery that rushes on outside off, he rocked back for the cut, but the zip on the ball meant he ended up slicing it straight to point, India in big trouble

PA Patel c Russell b Bishoo 46 (84m 56b 4x4 1x6) SR: 82.14

Suresh Raina in at No 6

18.2

Bishoo to Raina, 1 run, gets forward and tucks it with the turn to short fine leg

18.3

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, gets bat in front of pad to push a fuller one back to the bowler

18.4

Bishoo to Sharma, 2 runs, lots of turn on this one, stays low too, Rohit has to reach out a long way as he attempts to cut, gets an underedge past short third man

18.5

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, tossed up and angled in on leg, good bowling, he gets well forward to defend

18.6

Bishoo to Sharma, 2 runs, pulls out the slog-sweep from nowhere, and picks up a couple wide of deep midwicket

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 84/4 (142 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 4.58)
RG Sharma    19* (15b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    4-0-14-1
SK Raina    1* (1b)      DJG Sammy    6-2-28-2

john: "...and this is why India need Dhoni." Kieron Pollard will have a bowl

19.1

Pollard to Raina, no run, hangs back in the crease and tries to guide it past point but gets it straight to him

19.2

Pollard to Raina, no run, gets behind the line to defend calmly on the off side

19.3

Pollard to Raina, no run, bit of bounce on this as it is bowled from wide of the crease, he gets on top to push it in the direction of point

19.4

Pollard to Raina, 1 run, tries the short ball, gets up too slowly and he is able to pull it away awkwardly for a single through square leg

19.5

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, gets the bat out to this length ball and steers it down to third man

19.6

Pollard to Raina, no run, tries to drive a fuller one down the ground, but gets too far across and gets it off an inside edge on the leg side

End of over 20 (2 runs) India 86/4 (140 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.30, RRR: 4.66)
SK Raina    2* (6b)      KA Pollard    1-0-2-0
RG Sharma    20* (16b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    4-0-14-1

20.1

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, lovely delivery, fired in on leg, Rohit is caught in the crease and has a poke as it turns away sharply, fortunately the edge falls short of slip

20.2

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, fuller ball now and rohit drives it forcefully off the front foot to sweeper cover

20.3

Bishoo to Raina, no run, the flat and quick one that got Parthiv, Raina does not look to force the cut and guides it to point

20.4

Bishoo to Raina, no run, takes it on the pads as he pushes forward outside the line, lot of turn on that one

20.5

Bishoo to Raina, 1 run, gets the single off the pads backward of square leg

20.6

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, has him lunging forward as he flights it around middle and off, pushed away with the turn towards extra cover

End of over 21 (2 runs) India 88/4 (138 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.19, RRR: 4.75)
RG Sharma    21* (19b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    5-0-16-1
SK Raina    3* (9b)      KA Pollard    1-0-2-0

21.1

Pollard to Raina, OUT, straight out of the IPL is this forcing slog-swat-heave from Suresh Raina and he holes out to cover, length ball, with four down, he had no reason to play this shot, but he does, and perishes, goes for his booming favourite shot over wide long on, but gets a huge outside edge that loops tamely on the off side

SK Raina c Simmons b Pollard 3 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

YK Pathan is in at No 7 as India continue to dig a bigger hole for themselves

21.2

Pollard to Sharma, no run, comes forward to defend calmly off the front foot on the off side

21.3

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, shuffles across and tucks it through vacant square leg for a single

21.4

Pollard to Pathan, no run, walks across and smothers a back of a length ball close to the crease

21.5

Pollard to Pathan, 1 run, gets outside the line and works it wide of midwicket for a single

21.6

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, they take on midwicket for a tight run and make it safely in the end

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 91/5 (135 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.13, RRR: 4.82)
RG Sharma    23* (22b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-5-1
YK Pathan    1* (2b)      D Bishoo    5-0-16-1

22.1

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and lazily whips it against the turn down to long on

22.2

Bishoo to Pathan, OUT, that will be the end of YK Pathan, and maybe India in this match, Lendl Simmons is engulfed in football fashion by his team-mates, and understandably so, this leap would have done van der Sar, Casillas and all those top guns proud, Yusuf got too far across to sweep a flat delivery, got it in the air but seemed to have got away as it was headed over Simmons at short midwicket, but Simmons watched it all the way, and just as it was passing him he went airborne to his right to bring it down with one hand

YK Pathan c Simmons b Bishoo 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

22.3

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, played out off the back foot to point

22.4

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, stands in the crease and lets it turn away from him and then guides it to point

22.5

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, calmly patted back down the track off the front foot

22.6

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, comes forward again to defend off the front foot

End of over 23 (1 run) India 92/6 (134 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.96)
Harbhajan Singh    0* (4b)      D Bishoo    6-0-17-2
RG Sharma    24* (23b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-5-1

23.1

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, goes on the back foot to work it away down to long on

23.2

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tries the short ball, it does not get up much but it has the desired effect as harbhajan sways out of the line nevertheless

23.3

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, another short ball that does not get up much and Harbhajan ends up swinging weakly in the air over the line of the ball

23.4

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, worked away towards square leg for a single

23.5

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, direct hit at the striker;s but Harbhajan lives on, he did not drag his bat in but still managed to beat the throw as they went for a tight run

23.6

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, loopy slower one from Pollard well outside off, Harbhajan tries to adjust, gets a bottom edge but Baugh is alert behind the wicket, Pollard looks at Harbhajan with a twinkle in his eyes, his IPL team-mate smiles

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 95/6 (131 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.95, RRR: 5.03)
Harbhajan Singh    1* (8b)      KA Pollard    3-0-8-1
RG Sharma    26* (25b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    6-0-17-2

24.1

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, fuller one driven without power towards extra cover

24.2

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, tossed up ball around middle and leg, Rohit reins himself in and pushes it back to Bishoo

24.3

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, sharp turn but way outside off stump, he reaches out to cut it towards sweeper cover for a single

24.4

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, there is the outside edge as Harbhajan pushes half forward but it runs past slip

24.5

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 no ball, cut hard off the back foot but right to point, Bishoo has overstepped

24.5

Bishoo to Sharma, 2 runs, goes hard for the slog over midwicket, long on gets around and clangs the 'catch'

24.6

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, gets the single off a flowing front foot cover drive to keep the strike

End of over 25 (6 runs) India 101/6 (125 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.04, RRR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    30* (31b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    7-0-23-2
Harbhajan Singh    2* (9b)      KA Pollard    3-0-8-1

25.1

Pollard to Sharma, 1 wide, Rohit leaves one that is some way outside off, Pollard does not like the wide call, he is justified as well as it was well inside the line

25.1

Pollard to Sharma, no run, huge appeal for caught behind, Baugh is convinced completely, it nipped in and was going down leg, not called a wide this time, was there a bit of thigh pad?

25.2

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, gets off the strike with a single down towards long off

25.3

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan walks across and pats a length ball towards extra cover

25.4

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short ball in to the body, again it does no get up much and Harbhajan is able to pull it through square leg on one leg

25.5

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, shuffles to clip a full delivery off his toes wide of Bishoo at midwicket

25.6

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slower one outside off, Harbhajan gets forward early and blocks it away in the end, mutual smiling again among the IPL team-mates

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 105/6 (121 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 5.04)
Harbhajan Singh    3* (12b)      KA Pollard    4-0-12-1
RG Sharma    32* (34b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    7-0-23-2

Hroux: "Raina's outrageous shot-selection makes me wonder if he really understood the situation and the general responsibility that comes with the captaincy. Can anyone picture Dhoni playing anything that outlandish with the team in that predicament!? It's called a captain's knock..." Russell is back

26.1

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, with a whippy action, he gets it to come back in from a length, Rohit plays a Watson-style chop-steer down to third man from close to the body

26.2

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, walks outside the line and swat-pulls it on a leg wide of deep square leg

26.3

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, tucked away off the back foot to deep midwicket for a single

26.4

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, tries to walk outside off and target deep square leg again, but Russell pings him back with the bouncer

26.4

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short ball that takes off around off and Harbhajan goes for it, smashing the ball in to the ground with a forehand of a shot

26.5

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, played away towards point

26.6

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, tries to get him with one that is angled in around off stump, keeps low too but Harbhajan is able to stab it away towards long on

End of over 27 (5 runs) India 110/6 (116 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 5.04)
Harbhajan Singh    5* (16b)      AD Russell    5-0-26-0
RG Sharma    34* (36b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    4-0-12-1

Mohan: "I am not sure why Raina is being compared to Dhoni. Raina is known for irresponsible shots like this. So, I am not surprised and will not complain. But I certainly will complain his captaincy which let the WI off the hook from 96 for 7 to 225 for 8. "

27.1

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, the short ball comes so slowly off the pitch that Harbhajan has all the time to abandon his attempted pull and guide it for a single behind point

27.2

Pollard to Sharma, FOUR, Rohit earns a boundary, it is a gift, low full toss outside leg and on the pads, he flicks it easily to the deep square leg boundary

27.3

Pollard to Sharma, no run, gets an inside edge as he looks to go through extra cover

27.4

Pollard to Sharma, no run, now he manages to get it off the middle of the bat, but Sammy at extra cover saves a run with a huge dive to his left

27.5

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, this time he will get a single down the ground

27.6

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, yet another time, Pollard foxes Harbhajan with a slower one, batsman gets forward early but has to adjust to block the full delivery away

End of over 28 (6 runs) India 116/6 (110 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.14, RRR: 5.00)
Harbhajan Singh    6* (18b)      KA Pollard    5-0-18-1
RG Sharma    39* (40b 2x4 1x6)      AD Russell    5-0-26-0

28.1

Russell to Sharma, no run, Rohit survives, he got in to a tangle as he looked to swivel and pull a short ball, but got an edge that bounced quite close to the stumps

28.2

Russell to Sharma, no run, the one that nips back in has Rohit in trouble, struck on the pads, Russell leaps high in the air in confident appeal, it would have bounced over the stumps, and is correctly not given

28.3

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, Rohit gets off the strike and to the other end with a single to third man

28.4

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full toss homing in for middle stump, Harbhajan is squared up as he tried to go through midwicket but in the end stabs it away towards mid off

28.5

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, diving stop near square leg but they have enough time to get the single, Harbhajan did not time the pull well enough

28.6

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, rohit eases forward and picks up a single to sweeper cover off a fuller delivery

End of over 29 (3 runs) India 119/6 (107 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.10, RRR: 5.09)
RG Sharma    41* (44b 2x4 1x6)      AD Russell    6-0-29-0
Harbhajan Singh    7* (20b)      KA Pollard    5-0-18-1

avesh: "First people were complaining about one sided match due to WI's weakness, now they are complaining about Raina's failure. Why dont they realize that atleast now we have an even and interesting contest. So enjoy and give Raina a break."

29.1

Pollard to Sharma, no run, slower one from Pollard, Rohit adjusts the front foot movement to push to point

29.2

Pollard to Sharma, no run, goes for a whippy drive through extra cover but an inside edge takes the ball towards midwicket

29.3

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, pushes a full ball angled in past a diving bowler for a single towards long off

29.4

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets forward but checks the drive to find extra cover

29.5

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets forward again and again checks the shot to push a wobbling full delivery back to the bowler

29.6

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets well forward to a length ball that bounces a tad and he pushes it away on the off side

End of over 30 (1 run) India 120/6 (106 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.30)
Harbhajan Singh    7* (23b)      KA Pollard    6-0-19-1
RG Sharma    42* (47b 2x4 1x6)      AD Russell    6-0-29-0

30.1

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, shuffles to whip a back of a length ball coming in with the angle past a diving midwicket

30.2

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan has been shuffling across now and then but hasn't yet gone hard at the ball, again he reins himself in and pushes it away on the off side

30.3

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, there is width this time outside off, so he goes for the slash and gets a thick edge to third man

30.4

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss that Rohit meets well forward and eases down to long on

30.5

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, dropped it was a tough chance, Martin the substitute at extra cover went leaping to his left but the ball flew just past his fingers as Harbhajan drove a full delivery

30.6

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, works it on the leg side for a single to retain the strike

End of over 31 (6 runs) India 126/6 (100 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 5.26)
Harbhajan Singh    11* (27b)      AD Russell    7-0-35-0
RG Sharma    44* (49b 2x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    6-0-19-1

31.1

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, guides a widish one past a diving Martin at point for a single to sweeper cover

The ease with which these two are playing makes one wonder why the top and middle order had to combust with those princely strokes.

Baugh is standing up to Rohit

31.2

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, stays in the crease to work it through square leg

Baugh goes back for Harbhajan

31.3

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, he is not taking on Pollard, getting forward all the time but checking his drive at the last moment

31.4

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, half-forward and pats it calmly on the off side

31.5

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, stays in the crease, beside the line and pushes a length ball to extra cover

31.6

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan and the waiting game have to diverge at some point, he walks down the track to pull a short of a length ball, gets a single towards square leg off a big inside edge

End of over 32 (3 runs) India 129/6 (97 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 5.38)
Harbhajan Singh    13* (32b)      KA Pollard    7-0-22-1
RG Sharma    45* (50b 2x4 1x6)      AD Russell    7-0-35-0

Edgar: ""The ease with which these two are playing makes one wonder why the top and middle order had to combust with those princely strokes." I guess they wanted to embarrass us by chasing down the total in about 20-30 overs." Roach is back, to Harbhajan, this will be interesting

32.1

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, goes for the yorker right away, does not get it in the blockhole, Harbhajan manages to stab it towards mid on who dives over the ball and concedes the run

32.2

Roach to Sharma, 1 run, a languid Rohit continues to pick up the single, this time to third man

32.3

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan was expecting the short ball, it arrives and he pulled it hard to deep midwicket

32.4

Roach to Sharma, no run, opens him up with a pacy one straightening outside off, rohit does well to adjust and defend

32.5

Roach to Sharma, 1 run, drives towards sweeper cover for a single

32.6

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, no run, almost got him, almost, moving away after coming in with the angle outside off, Harbhajan has a waft and is beaten

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 133/6 (93 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 5.47)
Harbhajan Singh    15* (35b)      KAJ Roach    6-0-25-0
RG Sharma    47* (53b 2x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    7-0-22-1

33.1

Pollard to Sharma, no run, goes deep in the crease to pat a length ball back to the bowler

33.2

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, drives a length ball off the front foot to get a single to sweeper cover

33.3

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, stays in the crease and stands tall to guide a length ball towards point

33.4

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, whoa, Harbhajan gets in to a tangle as he looks to clip one coming in, ball rolls away on the off side in the end, some extra bounce surprised him

33.5

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, no run, similar delivery, played away in to leg side

33.6

Pollard to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fuller delivery floated in with the angle, he drives it along the ground to long on

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 135/6 (91 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.97, RRR: 5.68)
Harbhajan Singh    16* (39b)      KA Pollard    8-0-24-1
RG Sharma    48* (55b 2x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    6-0-25-0

34.1

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, you can;t fault him for intent, he walks across the stumps expecting the short one and pulls it savagely, only to get a single to long leg

34.2

Roach to Sharma, 1 run, whip-pulls a short of a length ball without any fuss past the man at midwicket

34.3

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, no run, that could have been close, Harbhajan went pushing hard from the crease and almost spooned a catch to mid off

34.4

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, 1 no ball, tight defence from Harbhajan off a fuller ball, Roach kicks the air in frustration as he oversteps

34.4

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, no run, the free hits havent been costing too much today, Harbhajan sets himself up to have a mighty swing, but cannot connect as the ball goes close to off stump, straightened a bit

34.5

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, no run, played away towards midwicket

34.6

Roach to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, goes back to throw his bat a short of a length ball, but cannot hit it wide of sweeper cover, bounces in front of him

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 139/6 (87 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.97, RRR: 5.80)
Harbhajan Singh    18* (45b)      KAJ Roach    7-0-29-0
RG Sharma    49* (56b 2x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    8-0-24-1

Sammy is back

35.1

Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, no run, he wanted to attack this length ball, but decided to pat it on the off side in the end

35.2

Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, does not pick up the slower one and pushes it in the air down to long on

35.3

Sammy to Sharma, 2 runs, Rohit gets to a patient half-century with a whip off his toes wide of long on, he was playing a lot of shots at the start but adjusted to settle in after all those men fell around him

35.4

Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, picks up another single on the leg side in front of square

35.5

Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan had decided that he was going through midwicket, so what if the ball was miles outside off, so what if he had to reach out a long way, he did so and collected a single to deep midwicket with a fetching pull

35.6

Sammy to Sharma, no run, similar widish ball has Rohit reaching out to drive it through cover but he is beaten

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 144/6 (82 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.85)
RG Sharma    52* (59b 2x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    7-2-33-2
Harbhajan Singh    20* (48b)      KAJ Roach    7-0-29-0

this partnership is starting to assume larger proportions now, and Sammy has brought back Bishoo

36.1

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan has taken a liking to midwicket, he rushes around in the crease and goes for a pull to a not so short ball and finds the man at midwicket

36.2

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tried to go through midwicket again, it was the quicker one, he could only push it back to the bowler

36.3

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, this time he goes down on a knee for the sweep off a full delivery and gets it towards short fine leg

36.4

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, turning away from a flat trajectory and a short length, but Rohit's cut finds sweeper cover

36.5

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, Harbhajan gets away again, he slashes and gets the ball just past short third man for a couple

36.6

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, rushes on to him as he tries to force it on the off side, Bishoo fields

End of over 37 (4 runs) India 148/6 (78 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.00)
Harbhajan Singh    23* (53b)      D Bishoo    8-0-27-2
RG Sharma    53* (60b 2x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    7-2-33-2

37.1

Sammy to Sharma, FOUR, that has to be one of the shots of the day, it looked like Rohit would get a single as he stood in the crease and punched a length ball wide of point, then it looked like he would get a couple, but he had timed it so well that sweeper cover could not get around in time

37.2

Sammy to Sharma, no run, played away off the pads towards midwicket

37.3

Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, Rohit gets away. it was the slower one and rohit was drawn forward in to the lofted drive, but the ball fell well short of the man running in from long off

37.4

Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan continues to get runs as he walks across the stumps, turns it from a foot outside off towards long on

37.5

Sammy to Sharma, no run, gets on top of one that bounces a tad outside off, and cuts it away to backward point

37.6

Sammy to Sharma, no run, gets into a tangle as this one comes on quickly, he misses the flick and takes it on the body

End of over 38 (6 runs) India 154/6 (72 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 6.00)
RG Sharma    58* (65b 3x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    8-2-39-2
Harbhajan Singh    24* (54b)      D Bishoo    8-0-27-2

38.1

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, lots of turn for Bishoo, Harbhajan stands feet wide apart and swats it down to long off

38.2

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, well bowled, tossed it up, got it to grip and turn past his attempted extra cover drive

38.3

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, goes for the sweep this time off a fuller ball and gets it away towards deep midwkcet

38.4

Bishoo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, more swatting down the ground off the back foot and he picks up another single

38.5

Bishoo to Sharma, no run, goes on the back foot to cut but cannot get it past point

38.6

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, gets him to drive off the front foot, manages to get the outside edge but it falls just short of a diving point

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 158/6 (68 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 6.18)
RG Sharma    60* (69b 3x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    9-0-31-2
Harbhajan Singh    26* (56b)      DJG Sammy    8-2-39-2

39.1

Sammy to Sharma, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to glide it from close to off stump

39.2

Sammy to Sharma, no run, unfurls a pleasing straight drive but finds the bowler in the way

39.3

Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, shuffles across and tucks it off the hip in front of square leg

39.4

Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan walks across as always and whips a fuller one but straight to midwicket

39.5

Sammy to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, is that a chance? looks like, Harbhajan whipped a full delivery straight down the track, and it went through Sammy who has a disappointed look on his face

39.6

Sammy to Sharma, SIX, Rohit goes for maximum and gets it, all the way over deep midwicket, brings it down to run-a-ball, stands tall and swings through the line

End of over 40 (8 runs) India 166/6 (60 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.15, RRR: 6.00)
RG Sharma    67* (73b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    9-2-47-2
Harbhajan Singh    27* (58b)      D Bishoo    9-0-31-2

40.1

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, Harbhajan is getting away with his peculiar method, again he shuffles across and whips a full delivery through midwicket

40.2

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, another chance, that should have been taken, it is Sammy again, Harbhajan continues to target midwicket, it was Sammy this time, who was in the way of a powerful pull, got his hands to it to his left but it burst through and ran in to the boundary

40.3

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, neat work from Harbhajan, it was too full to be put away through midwicket, so he bent the knee to lap it wide of fine leg, some hands there

40.4

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, wallop! goes Harbhajan, Russellesque to Russell, stands motionless, allows the length ball to come on and murders it over long on with a fearsome swing of the bat

40.5

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, cannot get to this one, beaten by the slow offcutter, good come back from the bowler

40.6

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Harbhajan is gone this time, the love of midwicket has consumed him, but he has more than played his part, walked across looking to flick it with the angle over midwicket, but got a leading edge that settled in to the hands of Baugh

Harbhajan Singh c †Baugh b Russell 41 (79m 64b 1x4 1x6) SR: 64.06

End of over 41 (14 runs) India 180/7 (46 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.39, RRR: 5.11)
     AD Russell    8-0-49-1
RG Sharma    67* (73b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    9-2-47-2

A pretty serious-looking PK comes out

41.1

Sammy to Sharma, 1 run, goes back to a length ball but manages to whip it for a single to long on

Harbhajan refused to cross over even while the catch was being taken, he actually sent back Rohit who had rushed across. Rohit was able to take strike in this over. Excellent presence of mind

41.2

Sammy to Kumar, no run, stabbed away on the off side

41.3

Sammy to Kumar, 1 run, gets off the mark with a tight single, there is a direct hit but the batsman is well in at the striker's end

41.4

Sammy to Sharma, no run, loopy full slower one, Rohit is surprised and hangs his bat out, ball goes under it to the keeper

41.5

Sammy to Sharma, no run, another slower one, Rohit manages to dig it out but Sammy cuts off the single with a tidy sprint to his right

41.6

Sammy to Sharma, no run, gets the flick away towards short fine leg but cannot get the single, had rushed a long way out before turning back

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 182/7 (44 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.50)
RG Sharma    68* (77b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    10-2-49-2
P Kumar    1* (2b)      AD Russell    8-0-49-1

the batting Powerplay has been taken now, Bishoo to start it off

42.1

Bishoo to Kumar, 2 runs, he has been on the shorter side, and another one of those is bashed off the back foot wide of long off who does well to get around to it

42.2

Bishoo to Kumar, no run, beaten outside off stump, he went wafting at it from the crease without moving his feet

42.3

Bishoo to Kumar, 1 run, throws his bat at a tossed up ball but gets away, because he mistimed it the ball fell well in front of long off

42.4

Bishoo to Sharma, 1 run, rushing straight on from a length but Rohit had watched it all the way and was able to tuck it through midwicket

42.5

Bishoo to Kumar, SIX, bang! PK takes off a lot of pressure by dispatching Bishoo in to the stands beyond the sightscreen, it was right in the slot actually, beneath his bat, he reached out a bit and walloped it over the bowler

42.6

Bishoo to Kumar, no run, goes on the back foot and pushes with the turn towards covers

End of over 43 (10 runs) India 192/7 (34 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.46, RRR: 4.85)
P Kumar    10* (7b 1x6)      D Bishoo    10-0-41-2
RG Sharma    69* (78b 3x4 2x6)      DJG Sammy    10-2-49-2

43.1

Roach to Sharma, 2 runs, uses the generous angle on this one darted on the pads to pick up a couple to deep midwicket

43.2

Roach to Sharma, 1 wide, Roach does not help his team's cause by spraying it wide down leg, rohit tries to help it fine but misses

43.2

Roach to Sharma, 1 leg bye, can't connect again but this time he will pick up a leg bye towards square leg

43.3

Roach to Kumar, no run, makes room and wants to go through cover with a forcing punch but cannot beat the infield

43.4

Roach to Kumar, FOUR, swipe! slower one from Roach, but it is too short and PK gets front leg out of the way to send it soaring over mid off with a neat agricultural scythe

43.5

Roach to Kumar, 1 wide, this is pretty poor stuff from Roach, another wide sprayed way down leg

43.5

Roach to Kumar, 1 run, they take on mid off with a tight single, if the throw was to the non-striker;s PK could have been in trouble, but Rohit makes it at the other end even as the throw comes in to Baugh

43.6

Roach to Sharma, 1 run, tries the yorker around middle and leg, Rohit calmly pats it past the non-striker for a single

End of over 44 (11 runs) India 203/7 (23 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.61, RRR: 3.83)
RG Sharma    72* (81b 3x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    8-0-39-0
P Kumar    15* (10b 1x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    10-0-41-2

Deemi: "A TALE OF TAILS today, as one team was 96-7 at one stage and the other, 92-6."

44.1

Russell to Sharma, no run, PK wants the run, he wants it dearly, Rohit is not even looking at him after taking a short of a length ball on the body, even as the ball rolled towards point, PK hastily applied the brakes and shifted in to reverse

44.2

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, cut from close to the body for a single wide of point

44.3

Russell to Kumar, SIX, PK is doing it without any fuss, good old swiping, front leg goes out of the way, and he flat-bats a length ball even flatter over long off

44.4

Russell to Kumar, 1 run, goes for a fuller length, PK is not in control as he tries to force it down the ground but still picks up the single to long on

44.5

Russell to Sharma, 1 run, direct hit and Rohit could have been gone, he flicked to square leg and set off right away, Sammy missed at the non-striker;s

44.6

Russell to Kumar, 1 run, now PK picks up a run, shuffling to tuck it to short fine leg

End of over 45 (10 runs) India 213/7 (13 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.73, RRR: 2.60)
P Kumar    23* (13b 1x4 2x6)      AD Russell    9-0-59-1
RG Sharma    74* (84b 3x4 2x6)      KAJ Roach    8-0-39-0

Pollard comes on, long on and deep midwicket in place

Logan: "Should India go on to win this one, Rohit Sharma's spot in the one-day squad should officially be solidified; what a wonderful performance, balanced with composure and professionalism, in an incredibly pressurized situation."

Rachit: "I think its time to rename the undying spirit from Australianism to Indianism !!!"

45.1

Pollard to Kumar, 1 run, shuffles across and opens up completely, Pollard gets some bounce but he is able to nudge for a single to square leg

45.2

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, the leg side field is pretty deep and Rohit picks up an easy single with a clip through vacant midwicket

45.3

Pollard to Kumar, 1 run, front foot push from PK but the off side close men are on the edge of the circle and he too gets an easy single

45.4

Pollard to Sharma, no run, almost in the blockhole, Rohit digs it back to the bowler who wants to throw it on to the non-striker;s stumps, PK scurries back

45.5

Pollard to Sharma, FOUR, smack! there is not much of a gap at covers, but Rohit showcases his class by making room, opening the face to crash a full delivery through that narrow gap

45.6

Pollard to Sharma, 1 run, for once Rohit is not throwing it away, and that is pleasing to see, shuffles and flicks for a single through midwicket

End of over 46 (8 runs) India 221/7 (5 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.80, RRR: 1.25)
RG Sharma    80* (88b 4x4 2x6)      KA Pollard    9-0-32-1
P Kumar    25* (15b 1x4 2x6)      AD Russell    9-0-59-1

46.1

Roach to Sharma, no run, fires in the yorker, Rohit stays in the crease to dig it with an open face backward of point

46.2

Roach to Sharma, 2 runs, slightly off the mark goes the yorker, Rohit manages to guide it past point and well wide of third man for a couple

46.3

Roach to Sharma, (no ball) FOUR, that is the series for India, Rohit has swatted Roach to the deep midwicket boundary, it is a no-ball as well

That will be it from us, folks. Join us for the fourth ODI on Monday at 9 am local time, till then this is Abhishek Purohit signing off, on behalf of George Binoy who brought you the first innings. Have a look at Sid Monga's bulletin here. Cheers.

Andre Russell is Man of the Match. Russell: "We wanted to be positive for this game as it was very important. I am working hard on my bowling, I am going to consider myself as a bowling allrounder. When I retire from international cricket, I want to be called a legend. I want to stay here and contribute as much as I can."

Suresh Raina: "Russell played well, he played amazing shots. Credit goes to Mishra for bowling well. We have the Tests coming up, these tracks are helpful for leggies, he has been among the wickets in the IPL and against South Africa as well. I played a bad shot, but Rohit and Harbhajan batted really well. We have a couple of guys sitting on the bench, and I hope everyone gets a chance in the last two games. God has been kind to all the boys, we had a quality meeting with the coach as we did not have much time after the IPL."

Darren Sammy: "It is a game that got away from us. Russell brought us back along with Baugh. guys were confident during lunch, but we lacked the killer instinct after taking early wickets. We have not been getting runs at the top, we just lacked the finishing touch. Kemar is one of our strike bowlers, we needed a bit extra from him, but I can't fault anyone, he has been doing a good job over the past months. If you put the ball in the right areas, you could reap rewards on this wicket."

Superb knock from Rohit Sharma as he picks up a stump as a souvenir. He has been talked up by almost everyone, and is now starting to fulfill the enormous promise. Harbhajan Singh, he has his own methods, but he also has loads of fight. Which is what Andre Russell showed as well, with a blazing unbeaten 92, but it did not prove to be enough.

India needed 134 when Yusuf Pathan fell, with only four wickets to go. Even more remarkable than India's win is the ease with which the West Indies attack fell apart, epitomised by Kemar Roach spraying the ball around

Arnie sums up the game: "What similarity in the 2 scorecards... one of the opener getting to 40s, one batsmen getting over 80 and one lower order batsman supporting with a score around 30-40."

Krish: "A coming of age innings from Rohit, but not to forget the performance from the tail. With Ashwin knocking down the door for the off spinners spot, Harbajan is seriously added batting to the column of his strengths. And of course, pressure easing quick fire cameo from PK. Most satisfying victory from the second string Indian team."

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Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 86 helped India seal the series, West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, Antigua, June 11, 2011

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Jun 11, 2011

Rohit Sharma swivels to play one behind square, West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, Antigua, June 11, 2011

Rohit Sharma swivels to play one behind square

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