India in West Indies ODI Series - 5th ODI

West Indies v India

West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Game time. Dhawan and Parthiv will open the innings for India, with Tiwary dropping down the order. Roach has the new ball, bowling from over the wicket.

This just in from Gayle via Twitter: "Will be Watching cricket from the Mound...I'm entitle to watch cricket where ever I want!! Viv, Don't hate the Player...Hate the Game!!!"

8.55 Myron: "Maybe Gayle can contribute with the bat. However, his actions off the field affects the team as well. The West Indies need talented youngsters with a positive mindset to take the cricket forward. The way i see it, the team has been loosing with or without Gayle. Now is time to re-build and invest in the future of West Indies cricket."

Whoops I seem to have forgotten that vital weather report. Bright and sunny over Sabina Park. Have no fear.

Vijay: "The Australian coin may be specifically used to remind the touring Indian team - 'You may be on top now, but won't be staying there. There are two sides to everything." Terrific imagination.

Ritchie: "Gayle vs WICB, Afridi vs PCB and Katich vs CA.. Interesting matches... Who cares for India A vs WI A and 3 days match (due to rain) between Sri Lanka vs England?"

8.40 "At the time of the toss; I and my co-workers were already at work for over an hour and a half," says Jabari, responding to my brushing teeth comment.

Anantha Murthy has sent the first Gayle-related feedback of the day. I was wondering how long it'd take. "To paraphrase Wodehouse (The Golden Bat): The board is simply an instrument to select the best playing eleven, it can't have an ego. If a thousand mad Gayle's made a thousand rash statements, if he is the best man for the job, he must play ! Even the Zimbabweans wouldn't send their first eleven to play the WI team, as it stands."

Kiran: "I disagree with Anantha Murthy's comments. Cricket, as any other sport, is a profession. And you cannot tolerate or allow unprofessional behaviour by people who represent a country. It will set a wrong precedence."

I will end the Gayle debate when the game begins. Unless he's in the stands, wearing his captain gear, continuing the party from last night.

Toss, 8.30 Darren Sammy has finally won a toss and West Indies will bowl. Adrian Barath is back, replacing Danza Hyatt, no other changes for the hosts. So Bishoo and Rampaul will carry drinks.

India have made two changes. S Badrinath and Praveen Kumar are not playing today, Shikhar Dhawan returns and Vinay Kumar gets his first game on tour.

"Have we seen the last of Badri in Indian colours?" asks a rather forlorn KK.

Does anyone know why they've been using an Australian coin for the toss? And whose is it? Can it be because it's a 'neutral' coin?

8.20 Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the fifth and final ODI between West Indies and India in Kingston, Jamaica. Sabina Park is Chris Gayle's home turf, but he won't be playing. Perhaps he won't be playing for a while for West Indies. It's a shambles.

India won the series by taking a 3-0 lead, but West Indies pulled one back at Antigua and have the chance to secure a respectable 3-2, relatively respectable. The toss is at 08.30, while most of Kingston and the Caribbean are brushing their teeth.

0.1

Roach to Dhawan, no run, pitched short and angles across the left hander with good carry through to the keeper

0.2

Roach to Dhawan, no run, good length with movement away from the left-hander after pitching outside off, Dhawan lets it go

0.3

Roach to Dhawan, no run, better line, Roach keeps it close to off, making Dhawan push at it, the ball seams away from the batsman and beats the edge

0.4

Roach to Dhawan, no run, 86mph but a bit too wide outside off to make Dhawan play

0.5

Roach to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan gets going by glancing one off his pads towards fine leg

0.6

Roach to Patel, 1 run, played off the back foot towards point

Brinda: "Why anyone would sympathise with Gayle i dont know.. he is no Katich to be seized with righteous indignation...a huge loss for WI no doubt but what does Gayle think he is? "

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
PA Patel    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-0
S Dhawan    1* (5b)     

Darren Sammy to share the new ball from the Southern End.

1.1

Sammy to Patel, 2 runs, too full and too straight, Parthiv stays in his crease and clips the ball through square

1.2

Sammy to Patel, no run, 76.5mph, good length on off stump, defended towards cover

1.3

Sammy to Patel, 1 run, Parthiv works another one that is too straight off his hips behind square

1.4

Sammy to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan pushes forward and tries to drive, he gets beaten by the line going across him

1.5

Sammy to Dhawan, 2 runs, driven through covers for two runs

1.6

Sammy to Dhawan, FOUR, too full and Dhawan meets the ball on the front foot and drives with a straight bat past the bowler, top shot

End of over 2 (9 runs) India 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
S Dhawan    7* (8b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-9-0
PA Patel    4* (4b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-2-0

2.1

Roach to Patel, no run, short of a length delivery rises on Parthiv, who jumps back and lets it go

2.2

Roach to Patel, 1 wide, that's too short and too wide outside off, the first extra of the day

2.2

Roach to Patel, 1 run, that would have been out had there been a direct hit at the bowler's end, Patel pushed the ball towards extra cover and set off, Simmons missed

2.3

Roach to Dhawan, no run, another short ball which the batsman avoids

2.4

Roach to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan gets into a tangle as he tries to defend, he begins to run but then realises the ball is trickling back towards his stumps, he goes back to stop it

2.5

Roach to Dhawan, 1 run, played off the back foot with an open face behind point

2.6

Roach to Patel, 1 run, edged to the third man boundary past the leaping Darren Sammy at gully, Andre Russell pulls off a diving save on the boundary. Parthiv jumped on the back foot to fend at a short ball and got a thick edge

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 15/0 (RR: 5.00)
PA Patel    6* (7b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-0
S Dhawan    8* (11b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-9-0

Russell replaces Sammy ...

3.1

Russell to Patel, no run, good length on leg and middle, Parthiv defends on the leg side

3.2

Russell to Patel, no run, defended from the crease back to the bowler

3.3

Russell to Patel, no run, short of a length and straight, bowling at 82 mph and giving no room, the batsman is forced to play from his crease on the off side

3.4

Russell to Patel, OUT, Martin's taken a stunner! Parthiv tried to pull the short ball but didn't connect well, hitting the ball in the air just outside the circle in front of square. Martin sprinted back from square leg, watching the ball over his shoulder and then dived full length to latch on to the ball

PA Patel c Martin b Russell 6 (17m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

3.5

Russell to Dhawan, 1 wide, another bouncer, Dhawan sways out of the way of that one

3.5

Russell to Dhawan, no run, keeps it on the shorter side, on the pads, tucked towards sqquare leg

3.6

Russell to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball on offstump, poked towards cover by Dhawan, who then sets off for a single only to see Kohli isn't interested, Dhawan beats the throw to make his ground

End of over 4 (1 run) India 16/1 (RR: 4.00)
S Dhawan    8* (13b 1x4)      AD Russell    1-0-1-1
V Kohli    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-0

4.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli plays from the crease, a short of length ball just outside off, defended towards backward point

4.2

Roach to Dhawan, no run, keeps it short, on middle stump, defended off the back foot towards point

4.3

Roach to Dhawan, no run, quick ball rising outside off, Dhawan is hurried by that

4.4

Roach to Dhawan, no run, gets back in the crease and opens the face of the bat to guide the ball towards backward point, where a diving Pollard cuts off any chance of a run

4.5

Roach to Dhawan, no run, a bouncer outside off, easy leave

4.6

Roach to Dhawan, no run, a strange shot from Dhawan, looks to cut a length ball but can't get bat on ball

End of over 5 (1 run) India 17/1 (RR: 3.40)
S Dhawan    8* (18b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-7-0
V Kohli    1* (1b)      AD Russell    1-0-1-1

5.1

Russell to Kohli, no run, Russell sends this at 85mph outside off, left alone

5.2

Russell to Kohli, no run, another delivery outside off, Kohli happy to allow it to the keeper

5.3

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, stands tall and jabs this one towards backward point

5.4

Russell to Dhawan, no run, fuller from Russell, on the pads as well, defended down the track by Dhawan

5.5

Russell to Dhawan, 1 run, superb save from Pollard, but he can't get a direct hit that could have had Dhawan in trouble, Dhawan stood tall and slashed the ball powerfully towards backward point where a diving Pollard stops the ball, then throws at the non-striker's end, nearly catching out Dhawan who was scrambling for the single

5.6

Russell to Kohli, no run, another tight over from West Indies, the final delivery was just outside off and was left alone

End of over 6 (2 runs) India 19/1 (RR: 3.16)
V Kohli    2* (5b)      AD Russell    2-0-3-1
S Dhawan    9* (20b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-7-0

6.1

Roach to Dhawan, no run, an awkward defensive shot from Dhawan, who moves beyond legstump as he tries to play that short ball, then defends flat-batted down the track

6.2

Roach to Dhawan, no run, is that a wicket? West Indies seem confident that Dhawan has spooned a catch to slip, it was a full ball just outside off, replays show that Dhawan had squeezed the ball on to the ground before it flew to slip, he lives on

6.3

Roach to Dhawan, 2 runs, Dhawan not in the most convincing form here, he was looking to whip that through the leg side, but the leading edge sends it flying towards point

6.4

Roach to Dhawan, no run, mistimes the drives towards midwicket

6.5

Roach to Dhawan, no run, fullish and on the pads, inside-edge on to the pads and the ball trickles to the leg side

6.6

Roach to Dhawan, OUT, Dhawan's troubled stay is over, another shortish one from Roach, Dhawan goes for the cut but top-edges the ball to first slip, he was really struggling out there, Roach has been cranking up the pace in the over, all the deliveries around 88mph or more

S Dhawan c Sarwan b Roach 11 (32m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.30

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 21/2 (RR: 3.00)
     KAJ Roach    4-0-9-1
V Kohli    2* (5b)      AD Russell    2-0-3-1

7.1

Russell to Kohli, no run, sharply rising 85mph delivery from Russell, Kohli jumps as he looks to avoid that ball which sails past him to the keeper

7.2

Russell to Kohli, no run, a more confident forward defensive from Kohli, Russell pitched it up this time

7.3

Russell to Kohli, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, there haven't been too many of those errors from the WI bowlers today, Kohli pounces on this one, whips it to the midwicket boundary

7.4

Russell to Kohli, no run, gets a nice stride in as he punches the ball towards cover

7.5

Russell to Kohli, no run, big appeal from Russell, Kohli survives, that looked to be going over the top, it was a length ball that nipped in and hit Kohli well above the knee roll, replays show that the ball would have hit the top end of legstump

7.6

Russell to Kohli, no run, stands tall and defends to the off side

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 25/2 (RR: 3.12)
V Kohli    6* (11b 1x4)      AD Russell    3-0-7-1
MK Tiwary    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-9-1

8.1

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary gets an easy delivery first up, on the pads and it is helped along towards fine leg

8.2

Roach to Kohli, no run, gets well forwards as he defends it behind square

8.3

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, thick outside edge,fortunately for Kohli it flew between gully and point

8.4

Roach to Tiwary, 1 wide, down the leg side

8.4

Roach to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary drops his arms as he looks to avoid a short ball from Roach, off the forearm and towards point, Lendl Simmons puts in a full-length dive thinking its a catch but doesn't get to the ball

8.5

Roach to Kohli, no run

8.6

Roach to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot to end the over, punched to the right of the bowler for a boundary

End of over 9 (8 runs) India 33/2 (RR: 3.66)
V Kohli    11* (15b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-17-1
MK Tiwary    2* (2b)      AD Russell    3-0-7-1

9.1

Russell to Tiwary, no run, shortish ball angling in, blocked off the backfoot towards the bowler

9.2

Russell to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary gets off the strike as he drops the ball to the off side and the Indians smartly pinch a single

9.3

Russell to Kohli, no run, Kohli clips this one towards the square leg boundary, he doesn't get a run as Martin ounces on to the ball

9.4

Russell to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, easy pickings for Kohli who glances it down to fine leg

9.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 wide, short ball down the leg side, and that has been called a wide

9.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, tucks this one towards midwicket, more sharp running from India and this time Martin can't stop the single

9.6

Russell to Tiwary, 1 no ball, bouncer which sails over the batsman's head, that is very high and that is called a no-ball

9.6

Russell to Tiwary, no run, this time Russell gets it right, on a length and heading for off and middle, defended down the track

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 39/2 (RR: 3.90)
MK Tiwary    3* (6b)      AD Russell    4-0-13-1
V Kohli    14* (18b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-17-1

Bowling Powerplay taken

10.1

Sammy to Kohli, no run, short of length and well outside off, guided towards backward point

10.2

Sammy to Kohli, no run, defended to the leg side by Kohli

10.3

Sammy to Kohli, no run, fuller one from Sammy, blocked back towards the bowler

10.4

Sammy to Kohli, no run, another big stride in from Kohli as he blocks the ball to the off side

10.5

Sammy to Kohli, FOUR, a boundary for Kohli but not very convincing, he looks for a flamboyant on-the-up drive through off, gets the outside edge which flies past the vacant second slip for four

10.6

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, plays the length ball with an angled bat, no attempt to power the ball this time, just placed towards point for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) India 44/2 (RR: 4.00)
V Kohli    19* (24b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-14-0
MK Tiwary    3* (6b)      AD Russell    4-0-13-1

Pollard to bowl

11.1

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, well outside off, guided down to third man for a single, not much footwork from Kohli as he plays that stroke

11.2

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary gets forward and guides the ball towards backward point before taking a quick single

11.3

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, helped towards third man for a easy single

11.4

Pollard to Tiwary, FOUR, the 50 comes up as Pollard sprays the ball down the leg side, easily put away to the fine leg boundary

11.5

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, very wide outside off, Tiwary reaches out to that and sends the ball towards third man

11.6

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, third man remains busy as Kohli steers the final ball of the over to the same region

End of over 12 (9 runs) India 53/2 (RR: 4.41)
V Kohli    22* (27b 3x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-9-0
MK Tiwary    9* (9b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-14-0

12.1

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, more work for third man, Kohli opens the face to send the ball towards the boundary for a single

12.2

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, full and outside off, batsman raises the bat over his head as he leaves the ball to the keeper

12.3

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary has a close shave, he looks to whip the ball from offstump towards the leg stump, gets an edge that flies over the slip for a single, Tiwary fights on

12.4

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, short of length and well outside off, chopped towards third man, to the fielder's right this time

12.5

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, watchfully left alone outside off by Tiwary

12.6

Sammy to Tiwary, no run, an offstump delivery is defended off the front foot to the off side

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 56/2 (RR: 4.30)
MK Tiwary    10* (13b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-17-0
V Kohli    24* (29b 3x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-9-0

13.1

Pollard to Kohli, no run, Kohli was in two minds whether to play that or not, a shortish ball that bounce extra, just outside off stump, Kohli finally leaves that one

13.2

Pollard to Kohli, no run, blocked towards the off side off the front foot, not very convincing from Kohli

13.3

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, solidly defended off the front foot towards point

13.4

Pollard to Tiwary, no run, length ball on offstump, carefully defended to the off side

13.5

Pollard to Tiwary, no run, short of length ball angling in towards off, defended back down the track

13.6

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, tapped towards deep square leg for a single to end the over

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 58/2 (RR: 4.14)
MK Tiwary    11* (16b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-11-0
V Kohli    25* (32b 3x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-17-0

14.1

Sammy to Tiwary, SIX, hullo, where did that come from, overpitched on the pads, smashes the ball from outside off over midwicket and onto the roof of the stand beyond, Tiwary enjoyed that one

14.2

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 wide, way outside off stump, left alone

14.2

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball on middle, defended towards midwicket for a single

14.3

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, once more on legstump, pushed towards mid-on for an easy single

14.4

Sammy to Tiwary, 1 run, short and outside off, batsman looks to pull that one but gets something of a top edge, loops towards square leg for a single

14.5

Sammy to Kohli, FOUR, the 50 partnership comes up with a crunching drive from Kohli, he wasn't up to the pitch of that ball but he threw his bat at it and send it racing through cover

14.6

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, much less violence from Kohli, opens the face to send it towards third man

End of over 15 (15 runs) India 73/2 (RR: 4.86)
V Kohli    31* (35b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-32-0
MK Tiwary    19* (19b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-11-0

15.1

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, a length ball on offstump, off the inside half of the bat towards midwicket

15.2

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 run, short ball on legstump, slapped down to fine leg by Tiwary after he moves across the stumps

15.3

Pollard to Kohli, no run, solid forward defensive from Kohli, it was a length ball outside off

15.4

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads once more, another easy run, this is whipped towards deep midwicket

15.5

Pollard to Tiwary, 1 wide, too far outside off, and that is too wide, extra count keeps rising

15.5

Pollard to Tiwary, 2 runs, Tiwary moves on to 22 by punching a length ball outside off through cover for a couple

15.6

Pollard to Tiwary, OUT, Tiwary is gone! a length ball outside off, Tiwary opens the face to glide the ball to third man, gets a thin edge which Baugh pouches and jumps in glee, Tiwary seemed to be settling in nicely and making the most of his opportunity but he has gone after stabilising the innings

MK Tiwary c †Baugh b Pollard 22 (39m 22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 79/3 (RR: 4.93)
     KA Pollard    3-0-17-1
V Kohli    33* (38b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-32-0

Rohit Sharma is the new batsmen, he hasn't done too badly in this series. Anthony Martin comes in to bowl

16.1

Martin to Kohli, no run, Kohli pushes the ball back towards the bowler

16.2

Martin to Kohli, no run, Kohli moves away from the legstump and defends the ball towards off side

16.3

Martin to Kohli, no run, looks to defend and is beaten by that, hit on the pad but that was going down leg side

16.4

Martin to Kohli, no run

16.5

Martin to Kohli, no run, blocked to the off side

16.6

Martin to Kohli, no run, good start from Martin, punched towards mid-off to complete a maiden

End of over 17 (maiden) India 79/3 (RR: 4.64)
V Kohli    33* (44b 4x4)      A Martin    1-1-0-0
RG Sharma    0* (0b)      KA Pollard    3-0-17-1

17.1

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, shuffles across and gets bat in front of pad to work a length ball in front of square leg

17.2

Pollard to Kohli, no run, gets some extra bounce outside off, and Virat is beaten as he goes for a cut

17.3

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, very full but angled in around leg stump and allows him to clip it through vacant midwicket for a single

17.4

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 wide, very short, very wide outside off and he is not going to go after that, shoulders arms

17.4

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, languidly done by Rohit, shuffles across, gets outside the line of one angled in and flicks through midwicket

17.5

Pollard to Kohli, no run, and now its Virat, getting front foot across and tucking it, this time towards square leg

17.6

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, again that bounce, but this time he does not look to cut, allows it to come one and guides it to third man

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 84/3 (RR: 4.66)
V Kohli    35* (48b 4x4)      KA Pollard    4-0-22-1
RG Sharma    2* (2b)      A Martin    1-1-0-0

nikhil: "Tiwary was looking good for a good half-century, but a disappointing finish! I just hope the selectors don't loose hope in him. He just needs some experience at international level, and he'll be as good as Kohli."

18.1

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, flatter delivery and driven with the turn to long off

18.2

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, straightening from middle stump, he goes back and works it towards square leg

18.3

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, gets forward and smothers the turn on a tossed up ball

18.4

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, there he is driving away from the body, lured forward by the flight on this one, well bowled, but too wide of the bowler for him to have a chance

18.5

Martin to Kohli, no run, gets a bit inside the line of one turning away to push away to short extra cover

18.6

Martin to Kohli, no run, tries to play that whip-drive through extra cover but finds that man at short extra in the way

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 86/3 (RR: 4.52)
V Kohli    36* (51b 4x4)      A Martin    2-1-2-0
RG Sharma    3* (5b)      KA Pollard    4-0-22-1

19.1

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, lots of width outside off stump and helped away to third man for a single

amol: "whats with tiwari and the number 2...he got out for 2 on debut in 2008,got out for 2 in his next innings after a few years and gets out for 22 now."

19.2

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, pulls out that whiplash flick-drive through midwicket off a fuller one

19.3

Pollard to RG Sharma, no run, a touch slower this one, he gets forward and plays out to midwicket

19.4

Pollard to RG Sharma, FOUR, poor ball from Pollard, low full toss on the pads and he gleefully nudges it to easily beat long leg

19.5

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, invites him to drive with a very full length close to off stump, and he bends the knee to get it through covers and the man on the boundary tidies up

19.6

Pollard to Kohli, 2 runs, walks inside the line and works a back of a length ball behind square leg

End of over 20 (9 runs) India 95/3 (RR: 4.75)
V Kohli    39* (53b 4x4)      KA Pollard    5-0-31-1
RG Sharma    9* (9b 1x4)      A Martin    2-1-2-0

karthik: "the two big disappointments for india this odi series: badrinath and shkihar dhawan..badrinath,known to be very good in 50 over format really wasted the oppurtunity of his life..sad to see him go down like this."

shiri: "thus ..going by the same logic, he will score 222 in next match ?"

20.1

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, pushes forward with the turn and gets it past a diving extra cover

20.2

Martin to Kohli, no run, looking to push forward with the turn, checks the shot to play it towards short extra cover

20.3

Martin to Kohli, FOUR, superb shot from Virat, saw that the length was juts a bit short, it hurried on close to off, but Kohli was prepared, rocked back and cut it with tremendous bat speed past backward point

20.4

Martin to Kohli, no run, takes it on the pads as Martin fires one in, going down leg though

20.5

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, shortish and turning away, he goes back, there is some bounce on it and he gets on top to push it to point's right

20.6

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, gets an inside edge that is in the air for some time on the leg side as he pushes forward, no one close in though

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 101/3 (RR: 4.80)
RG Sharma    10* (11b 1x4)      A Martin    3-1-8-0
V Kohli    44* (57b 5x4)      KA Pollard    5-0-31-1

VJ: "no by the same logic, he will get out when the score is 222."

Russell is back now

21.1

Russell to Kohli, 1 leg bye, appeal for leg before, that looked close, shuffling across a long way as he tries to flick through square leg but the ball was bowled from wide of the crease and would have missed leg

21.2

Russell to RG Sharma, no run, simple run out chance missed, Barath it is at mid off, with the non-striker stranded halfway down the track, he only has to lob the ball back to Russell who was close to the stumps but he goes for the direct hit and misses, Rohit had driven the ball in the air to BArath;s left and Virat had set off for the run

21.3

Russell to RG Sharma, no run, short of a length and climbing in to him, he brings it down

21.4

Russell to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven wide of extra cover for a single

21.5

Russell to Kohli, no run, Virat is eager for every run, but there is none this time, plonks the ball in front of point and sets off before getting back

21.6

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, stays in the crease to one angled in, even as it ends on the pads he works it away to long leg for the single

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 104/3 (RR: 4.72)
V Kohli    45* (60b 5x4)      AD Russell    5-0-15-1
RG Sharma    11* (14b 1x4)      A Martin    3-1-8-0

22.1

Martin to Kohli, no run, gets forward to a tossed up ball and pushes it away on the off side

22.2

Martin to Kohli, FOUR, lovely shot from Virat, he takes two steps towards a full toss tossed up around middle and leg and whip-drives it inside out through extra cover, beats long off comfortably

22.3

Martin to Kohli, no run, flatter one and he cannot get it away

22.4

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, pushed away in front of point for yet another half-century, well played

22.5

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, has him reaching out again with that flight, he looked to work it against the turn from leg stump, but got a leading edge on the off side

22.6

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, driven along the ground towards short extra cover off the front foot

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 109/3 (RR: 4.73)
RG Sharma    11* (16b 1x4)      A Martin    4-1-13-0
V Kohli    50* (64b 6x4)      AD Russell    5-0-15-1

23.1

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, takes on the short ball into the body, swivels and pulls hard down to long leg

23.2

Russell to RG Sharma, 1 run, this one is some way outside off and is slapped away to sweeper cover

shonit: "So Virat scores a fifty.Can we finally see a century in this series?"

23.3

Russell to Kohli, FOUR, another boundary for Virat, full toss around off and he stays in the crease and pings the deep extra cover boundary

23.4

Russell to Kohli, 2 runs, gets better all the time, shuffling outside the line and picking up a couple with a flick that beats midwicket

Gautham: "Where are the drums?? What happened to the dances?? The Caribbean seems to be dead.. sad to see the empty stands." Issues with the sightscreen as there is some movement in front and Virat pulls out of his stance

23.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, short ball, does not get up much, he shuffles and helps it away backward of square leg

23.6

Russell to RG Sharma, 1 run, bounce this time for Russell, Rohit uses it to steer for a single to third man

End of over 24 (10 runs) India 119/3 (RR: 4.95)
RG Sharma    13* (18b 1x4)      AD Russell    6-0-25-1
V Kohli    58* (68b 7x4)      A Martin    4-1-13-0

charankumar: "Where is Sulieman Benn? Suddenly West Indies has more more spinners then Australia."

24.1

Martin to RG Sharma, 2 runs, Rohit with that lofted drive over extra cover, did not time it too well to beat the slow outfield near the boundary, and sweeper cover is able to get around it

24.2

Martin to RG Sharma, 2 runs, another drive, this time along the ground but with the turn all the time, two more wide of sweeper cover

24.3

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, a touch flat, a touch short, he waits and punches, again to sweeper cover

24.4

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward and drives along the ground to long off

24.5

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, reaches well forward, not to the pitch and pushes towards the bowler

24.6

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, misses out now, it was a bit short and turning away, Rohit got back and was in position to dispatch it wide of extra cover but it hit it straight to that man

End of over 25 (6 runs) India 125/3 (RR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    18* (23b 1x4)      A Martin    5-1-19-0
V Kohli    59* (69b 7x4)      AD Russell    6-0-25-1

Sherry George: "Empty stands and some movement in front of the sightscreen? Are the only 2 people who came to see the match sitting in front of the sightscreen?"

Simmons will have a bowl now

25.1

Simmons to Kohli, no run, starting wide outside off and moving away in the air further, he stretches towards it but finds extra cover

25.2

Simmons to Kohli, 1 run, straighter ball around middle and worked on the leg side

25.3

Simmons to RG Sharma, no run, wants to punch for the single to long on but does not time it well and midwicket will cut it off

25.4

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, he will get the run now, got forward and pushed past midwicket to long on

25.5

Simmons to Kohli, FOUR, lovely work from Virat, he waits in the crease, allowing the length ball to come on and opens the face very late, and the ball gathers pace and lures short third man all the way in to the boundary

25.6

Simmons to Kohli, 1 run, worked away this time through square leg

End of over 26 (7 runs) India 132/3 (RR: 5.07)
V Kohli    65* (73b 8x4)      LMP Simmons    1-0-7-0
RG Sharma    19* (25b 1x4)      A Martin    5-1-19-0

26.1

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, that lofted inside out shot does not come off well this time and he gets it on the bounce to long off

26.2

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, goes for a drive from the crease to a ball that was fuller and it took the edge to run away to short third man

26.3

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets off strike by reaching out and pushing one down to long on

26.4

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, going straight on with the angle, down the pads and flicked away to long leg

26.5

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, another one hurries straight on, this one was headed for the stumps, he got back and thumped the cut towards point

26.6

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, can;t beat the infield again, rocks back and looks to hit it past extra cover, Martin takes pace off it with a dive and extra cover fields in the end

End of over 27 (3 runs) India 135/3 (RR: 5.00)
RG Sharma    20* (29b 1x4)      A Martin    6-1-22-0
V Kohli    67* (75b 8x4)      LMP Simmons    1-0-7-0

27.1

Simmons to Kohli, FOUR, edge this time, but no luck for Windies, stood and slashed, and there is a slope in the direction of third man and the man inside the circle had no chance

27.2

Simmons to Kohli, 1 wide, slanted wide down the leg side, Baugh with those fast hands has the bails off in a flash

27.2

Simmons to Kohli, 1 run, fuller ball around off, he gets to the pitch and drives through extra cover

27.3

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets beside the line and drives a length ball through covers for another single

27.4

Simmons to Kohli, no run, checks the shot, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

27.5

Simmons to Kohli, no run, yipe, a slower one gone wrong, high loopy full toss way outside off, Virat is so surprised he can do nothing with it

27.6

Simmons to Kohli, no run, good work from Martin at point saves a single

End of over 28 (7 runs) India 142/3 (RR: 5.07)
V Kohli    72* (80b 9x4)      LMP Simmons    2-0-14-0
RG Sharma    21* (30b 1x4)      A Martin    6-1-22-0

Gautham: "Really impressed with Baugh's keeping abilities this series."

28.1

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, drives with the turn wide of sweeper cover

28.2

Martin to Kohli, no run, leans forward and pushes towards midwicket

28.3

Martin to Kohli, no run, looks to come down the track, he drops it a but short and he pushes it back to the bowler

28.4

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, this one is smashed off the back foot but Roach gets around to it at sweeper cover

words exchanged between Kohli and Martin, characters both of them

28.5

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, pushed away towards covers

28.6

Martin to Kohli, no run, plays this one out on the off side

End of over 29 (3 runs) India 145/3 (RR: 5.00)
V Kohli    73* (84b 9x4)      A Martin    7-1-25-0
RG Sharma    23* (32b 1x4)      LMP Simmons    2-0-14-0

29.1

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, that slower loopy full toss from Simmons he gets to it and drives to sweeper cover

29.2

Simmons to Kohli, no run, pushed back towards the bowler

29.3

Simmons to Kohli, no run, tries to dab it towards point but there is a man there and Rohit has to get back quickly

29.4

Simmons to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward to a length ball and gives long on some throwing practice with a push to him

29.5

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, angled in and he whips it off the hip in front of square leg

29.6

Simmons to Kohli, no run, whip-drives off the front foot but straight to extra cover

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 148/3 (RR: 4.93)
V Kohli    74* (88b 9x4)      LMP Simmons    3-0-17-0
RG Sharma    25* (34b 1x4)      A Martin    7-1-25-0

30.1

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, flat ball but lots of turn on it from around middle and leg, a surprised batsman plays it away towards the non-striker

30.2

Martin to Kohli, 1 run, stays back to one darted in and picks up a single in front of square leg

30.3

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, pushed away off the back foot to extra cover

30.4

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, tight line this time and he can only push it back to the bowler

30.5

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, Rohit is getting a touch impatient, looks to slog this fuller one but finds midwicket, he is not happy at the effort

30.6

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, finally gets one away, a shortish ball dispatched to sweeper cover

End of over 31 (3 runs) India 151/3 (RR: 4.87)
RG Sharma    27* (39b 1x4)      A Martin    8-1-28-0
V Kohli    75* (89b 9x4)      LMP Simmons    3-0-17-0

Anirudh: "Martin is not only a fire fighter off the field,but also on the field.."

31.1

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, lots of width but his languid drive cannot beat sweeper cover who cuts it off

31.2

Simmons to Kohli, 2 runs, now he bowls it on the pads and is picked away backward of square leg

31.3

Simmons to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads once again, easy stuff for the batsman, just had to nudge it behind square

31.4

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, that slow full toss again, he does not attack it and drives along the ground to sweeper cover

31.5

Simmons to Kohli, 1 run, Virat looks to force a full delivery through midwicket but gets it down to long on

31.6

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, tucked away towards square leg off the pads, seven runs and no one broke a sweat

End of over 32 (7 runs) India 158/3 (RR: 4.93)
RG Sharma    30* (42b 1x4)      LMP Simmons    4-0-24-0
V Kohli    79* (92b 9x4)      A Martin    8-1-28-0

Jigish: "Sehwag Vs Martin would've been interesting. Wonder how he would take to Sehwag trying to hit him out of attack." Sammy brings himself back

32.1

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, gentle delivery on the pads and it is worked to deep square leg

coolboy22: "Whats the point in bowling Simmons.......?" You have a point

32.2

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, another one tucked away through square leg where there is only the umpire

32.3

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, carved away through cover for another single, looking in total control at the moment this pair

32.4

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward to a fuller ball and finds long off with a drive

32.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, nicely played, the short ball gets big on him, he moves uses the wrists to keep the pull down towards deep square leg

32.6

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, there is a man backward of square leg, but another single is pinched in front of him

End of over 33 (6 runs) India 164/3 (RR: 4.96)
V Kohli    82* (95b 9x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-38-0
RG Sharma    33* (45b 1x4)      LMP Simmons    4-0-24-0

Here comes Roach for another tilt

33.1

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, angles it in full from wide of the crease and is whipped to long leg off the pads

33.2

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, low full toss, he reaches out but gets the drive off the bottom part of the bat and it rolls away to extra cover

33.3

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, eep, what was that, Rohit walks a step or two down the track and launches it in to a wild swing missing the back of a length ball by iles

33.4

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, another short of a length ball, he pays it lot more respect this time and drops it on the leg side for a run

33.5

Roach to Kohli, no run, now Virat tries to drop-and-run, but point is quickly on to the ball and he has to rush back

33.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, rising furious short of a length ball but some way outside off, he rides the bounce and opens the face to get a single to third man

End of over 34 (3 runs) India 167/3 (RR: 4.91)
V Kohli    84* (98b 9x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-20-1
RG Sharma    34* (48b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-38-0

Kamal: "Kohli reminds me of Punter in many ways. Entered in the teen-age. Played crucial knocks even before reaching 25. And also as aggressive in the fielding. Both expected to be the future cap'n of their teams. Hopefully Kohli'd end up like the legendary Punter." He would be delighted to even get close.

Mukunth: "Martin, after bagging the MoM in the last match, had told that he was inspired after taking Dravid's wicket in a tour match. He'd also told that he tool the wicket of another left-hander whose name he didn't remember. Guess that left-hander? He's today, captaining India!"

34.1

Sammy to Kohli, 1 wide, bangs in the bouncer as he sees Kohli take a step out but it goes way over the batsman's head

34.1

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, gets outside the line of one angled in and picks up the single towards square leg

34.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 wide, bowled short of a length and moves away a touch, but it is too far outside off

34.2

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, in the air but well past the bowler as Rohit gets forward and lazily pushes at a length ball

34.3

Sammy to Kohli, FOUR, wide delivery and he cashes in happily, reaches out and slices it way over point and in to the boundary

34.4

Sammy to Kohli, 1 run, lovely shot, walks towards the ball and unfurls a drive to long off

34.5

Sammy to RG Sharma, no run, worked away off the pads but right to midwicket

34.6

Sammy to RG Sharma, 1 run, another one on the pads and helped through midwicket, these two looking in no trouble at all

End of over 35 (10 runs) India 177/3 (RR: 5.05)
RG Sharma    36* (51b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-48-0
V Kohli    90* (101b 10x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-20-1

Krishna: "And Kohli is bad-tempered as Punter is .... "

35.1

Roach to RG Sharma, SIX, smack! Rohit takes off, takes a step towards the pitch of a length ball and slams it over mid off, nice swing and good connection

35.2

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, shuffles outside the line and works it away backward of square leg

35.3

Roach to Kohli, 2 runs, gets on top of a short ball and tucks it towards square leg, the region has been unmanned today mostly and by the time Baugh gets there, they have two

35.4

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, midwicket tries to cut off Virat's push with a big dive but the ball scoots past him to long on

35.5

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, stays in the crease, hops and whips a back of a length ball wide of long leg

Just as he was about to bowl, some one reminds that there are only three men in the circle, Virat is disappointed, he wanted the no-ball

35.6

Roach to Kohli, 1 run, OUT, there is going to be no century for Virat Kohli, he tried to come back for the second after another work off the pad towards deep square leg, but was caught short by an accurate throw from the deep, Ronnie Sarwan it is, Baugh makes no mistake in collecting and breaking the stumps, that looked like the only way he could have got out today

V Kohli run out 94 (135m 104b 10x4 0x6) SR: 90.38

End of over 36 (12 runs) India 189/4 (RR: 5.25)
     KAJ Roach    7-0-32-1
RG Sharma    44* (54b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    6-0-48-0

Murthy: "You people jinxed kohli by comparing with punter." At least he was not run out by a substitute fielder

36.1

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, steered away to third man for a single

36.2

Pollard to Raina, no run, there is the short ball, ho hum, Raina gets down underneath it early

36.3

Pollard to Raina, no run, Raina walks across the stumps, expecting the short ball, but it back of a length outside off and he ends up having a poke at it, beaten

36.4

Pollard to Raina, no run, gets the fuller length to drive but finds extra cover as well

36.5

Pollard to Raina, OUT, and for the umpteenth time this series Suresh Raina throws it away, length ball going across him, and what does he do, he goes for the ambitious on-the-knee lofted swipe over extra cover and it loops tamely to the man in the deep, was not close to the line of the ball but went ahead with the shot

SK Raina c Barath b Pollard 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

36.6

Pollard to RG Sharma, no run, fires it in around the blockhole, Rohit digs it back to Pollard and then gets out of the way as the big man threatens to throw it back

End of over 37 (1 run) India 190/5 (RR: 5.13)
RG Sharma    45* (56b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    6-0-32-2
YK Pathan    0* (0b)      KAJ Roach    7-0-32-1

37.1

Roach to Pathan, 1 wide, dug in short but it moves in down the leg side, appeal for a catch by Baugh, Yusuf was not even close to the ball

37.1

Roach to Pathan, no run, they are testing him with the bouncer, banged in short and YK is surprised and goes down hurriedly, manages to get away

37.2

Roach to Pathan, 1 run, back of a length and going in, he shuffles across to pick up a single towards long leg

37.3

Roach to RG Sharma, 1 run, now Rohit shuffles across, they have done this all day today, and got away, tucked away to long leg again

37.4

Roach to Pathan, no run, is a tad late coming forward after that bouncer, and is beaten by a length ball that zips past the outside edge, excellent stuff from Roach

there is a wide slip in place

37.5

Roach to Pathan, 1 run, gets forward sooner now and pushes down to long on for a single

37.6

Roach to RG Sharma, no run, squared up this time, length ball that he looked to initially go leg side with, but it was not as straight and he got an outside edge to point

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 194/5 (RR: 5.10)
RG Sharma    46* (58b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    8-0-36-1
YK Pathan    2* (4b)      KA Pollard    6-0-32-2

38.1

Pollard to Pathan, no run, very slowly bowled, he picked it up late and could only block it down the track

38.2

Pollard to Pathan, 1 run, width on this back of a length ball and he steers it to third man

38.3

Pollard to RG Sharma, no run, pushes forward and gets it in the air for a while towards point

38.4

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, Rohit gets forward uncertainly and gets a thick edge as he stabs at a length ball some way outside off

38.5

Pollard to Pathan, no run, again Pollard pegs him in the crease with a bouncer, YK has nothing to do with it and gets underneath it

38.6

Pollard to Pathan, 1 run, slashes a wide ball, in the air for a while but no harm done as it goes down to third man

End of over 39 (3 runs) India 197/5 (RR: 5.05)
YK Pathan    4* (8b)      KA Pollard    7-0-35-2
RG Sharma    47* (60b 1x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    8-0-36-1

39.1

Simmons to Pathan, no run, length ball on offstump, defended off the front foot to the off side

39.2

Simmons to Pathan, FOUR, the famous Yusuf heave makes an appearance, he smashes a length ball from outside off towards wide long-on for a boundary

Another man sent back, to the wide long-on rope

39.3

Simmons to Pathan, 5 wides, a short ball that takes off, keeper is standing up to the stumps, he jumps to try collect it but can't, some free runs for India

39.3

Simmons to Pathan, no run, outside off and that is left alone by Yusuf

39.4

Simmons to Pathan, 1 run, pushes towards mid-on for a tight single

39.5

Simmons to RG Sharma, 1 run, calmly driven by Rohit towards long-on for a single, that was slightly overpitched

39.6

Simmons to Pathan, 2 runs, on the thigh pads, tucked behind square leg for a single, hang on there's an overthrow as well, the fielder whips the ball towards the bowler, who has a tough take, Simmons can't pick it up and an extra run for India

End of over 40 (13 runs) India 210/5 (RR: 5.25)
YK Pathan    11* (13b 1x4)      LMP Simmons    5-0-37-0
RG Sharma    48* (61b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    7-0-35-2

Martin returns

40.1

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, length ball heading for middle, Rohit gets in a big stride as he blocks that ball towards midwicket

40.2

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, once more helped to midwicket, no run again

40.3

Martin to RG Sharma, no run, down the leg side, Rohit looks to send that to fine leg but can't connect, was some pad on that perhaps, else that was a wide

40.4

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, just a bit of width, Rohit backs away to make more room, slaps the ball towards point

40.5

Martin to Pathan, no run, very close to offstump, Pathan tries to cut it deftly but can't beat short third

40.6

Martin to Pathan, 1 run, on middle and leg, turned behind square leg for a single to end a quiet over

End of over 41 (2 runs) India 212/5 (RR: 5.17)
YK Pathan    12* (15b 1x4)      A Martin    9-1-30-0
RG Sharma    49* (65b 1x4 1x6)      LMP Simmons    5-0-37-0

41.1

Pollard to Pathan, no run, Yusuf tries to drop the ball to the off side, short of length ball that rises outside off, beats the outside edge

41.2

Pollard to Pathan, 1 run, this time Pathan connects, opens the face to guide the ball to short third man

41.3

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, outside off, Rohit drives beautifully towards cover to take the single that brings up his half-century

41.4

Pollard to Pathan, 1 run, comes in strongly after pitching short of a length outside off, Yusuf was handcuffed by the movement, flies off the gloves and over the vacant slip

41.5

Pollard to RG Sharma, no run, tight around off, blocked towards point

41.6

Pollard to RG Sharma, 1 run, a full toss on legstump, whipped towards square leg for a single

End of over 42 (4 runs) India 216/5 (RR: 5.14)
RG Sharma    51* (68b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    8-0-39-2
YK Pathan    14* (18b 1x4)      A Martin    9-1-30-0

Batting Powerplay has been taken

42.1

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and drives the ball towards wide mid-on

42.2

Martin to Pathan, 1 wide, down the leg side, Yusuf looks to sweep but can't connect

42.2

Martin to Pathan, 1 run, moves across the stumps and looks to sweep again, not the best connection, flies towards short fine

42.3

Martin to RG Sharma, 1 run, clipped towards square leg by Rohit

42.4

Martin to Pathan, 1 run, moves across the stumps and clips the ball behind square leg

42.5

Martin to RG Sharma, FOUR, Rohit skips away from the stumps and lofts the length ball over point for four, Simmons has a long chase and just beats the fielder who crashes into the advertising hoardings

42.6

Martin to RG Sharma, OUT, Martin strikes, Rohit is gone, he gets down on one knee and looks to smash the ball out of the ground, he misses and Martin has got a wicket off the final ball of his spell, another wicket for the batting Powerplay

RG Sharma b Martin 57 (105m 72b 2x4 1x6) SR: 79.16

End of over 43 (9 runs) India 225/6 (RR: 5.23)
     A Martin    10-1-39-1
YK Pathan    16* (20b 1x4)      KA Pollard    8-0-39-2

43.1

Russell to Pathan, FOUR, another familiar Yusuf shot, a short ball outside off, Yusuf stands tall and guides the ball over the keeper's head for a boundary, he has shown many a time that's he's not just a brute-force batsman

43.2

Russell to Pathan, no run, jags in towards Yusuf, who manages to squeeze the ball towards backward point

43.3

Russell to Pathan, 1 run, on the pads this time, guided towards short fine leg by Yusuf

43.4

Russell to Ashwin, 1 run, length ball on offstump, Ashwin taps the ball towards point and sets off for a single, Barath is quickly on to the ball and throws at the stumps as Ashwin tries to scramble back, Barath misses and gives away an overthrow

43.5

Russell to Pathan, 1 run, worked away behind backward point by Yusuf

43.6

Russell to Ashwin, no run, another botched bit of running, Ashwin pushed the ball towards midwicket, slightly uppish, Yusuf wants one but is sent back and has to dive to make his ground, the throw is just wide

End of over 44 (7 runs) India 232/6 (RR: 5.27)
R Ashwin    1* (2b)      AD Russell    7-0-32-1
YK Pathan    22* (24b 2x4)      A Martin    10-1-39-1

44.1

Roach to Pathan, SIX, six for Yusuf, a short ball on legstump, sits up for Yusuf who pulls that behind square leg for a six, there was no one at deep backward square leg

44.2

Roach to Pathan, 1 run, goes for another swipe, too-edged and the ball flies towards midwicket and lands safe

44.3

Roach to Ashwin, FOUR, nicely done by Ashwin, he just opens the face and guides the ball past the keeper and wide of a diving third man and India move along to 243

44.4

Roach to Ashwin, no run, a yorker outside off, jabbed towards backward point

44.5

Roach to Ashwin, 1 run, fullish ball just outside off, clipped towards long-on for a single

44.6

Roach to Pathan, 1 run, a yorker on the pads to end the over, guided down to long leg for a single

End of over 45 (13 runs) India 245/6 (RR: 5.44)
YK Pathan    30* (27b 2x4 1x6)      KAJ Roach    9-0-49-1
R Ashwin    6* (5b 1x4)      AD Russell    7-0-32-1

45.1

Russell to Pathan, no run, a slow bouncer down the leg side, that is only 66.5mph, Yusuf looks to pull that one but misses out, hit him on the arm and bounces before reaching the keeper

45.2

Russell to Pathan, OUT, and another wicket for West Indies, Yusuf is gone, it was shortish and wide outside off, Yusuf looked to crash that past point, the extra bounce induces a thin edge and the top edge flies through to the keeper

YK Pathan c †Baugh b Russell 30 (37m 29b 2x4 1x6) SR: 103.44

45.3

Russell to Mishra, 1 wide, Russell welcomes Mishra with a bouncer, that is pretty high and down the leg side

45.3

Russell to Mishra, OUT, Russell is on target this time, and his superb run in the series continues, it was a length ball that Mishra wanted to blast as far as he could after dancing down the track, he fails to connect on the ambitious stroke and the ball takes out off stump, Russell dances in joy

A Mishra b Russell 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

45.4

Russell to Vinay Kumar, no run, length ball on offstump, punched towards mid-off off the front foot

45.5

Russell to Vinay Kumar, no run, a bouncer outside off from Russell, that was 85mph, and Vinay leaves that one

45.6

Russell to Vinay Kumar, no run, short of a length ball just outside off, compact defence from Vinay, what an over from Russell, just the one wide off it

End of over 46 (1 run) India 246/8 (RR: 5.34)
R Vinay Kumar    0* (3b)      AD Russell    8-0-33-3
R Ashwin    6* (5b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    9-0-49-1

46.1

Roach to Ashwin, 1 run, shortish ball on offstump, guided off the back foot towards backward point

46.2

Roach to Vinay Kumar, no run, that was 87.5mph from Roach, has Vinay feeling for the ball outside off, beats the batsman

46.3

Roach to Vinay Kumar, no run, dropped, this time Vinay pokes at the short of length ball, gets a healthy edge that Baugh dives to his right to take it, he fluffs the chance, Sammy at first slip was also moving to his left but Baugh dived in front of him

46.4

Roach to Vinay Kumar, no run

46.5

Roach to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, Vinay backs away and swipes that towards deep backward point for a couple, Vinay is off the mark

46.6

Roach to Vinay Kumar, OUT, one more for the West Indies, it was a shortish ball that follows Vinay, who looks to heave that towards midwicket, that is off the glove and bobs up to Baugh, who has to move a few yards to his left to pouch that easy one, Baugh didn't have too long to regret that dropped catch

R Vinay Kumar c †Baugh b Roach 2 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 47 (3 runs) India 249/9 (RR: 5.29)
     KAJ Roach    10-0-52-2
R Ashwin    7* (6b 1x4)      AD Russell    8-0-33-3

Last man Ishant Sharma comes in

47.1

Russell to Ashwin, 1 run, a good-looking drive off the front foot from Ashwin, he gets a single, leaving Ishant to contend with Russell

47.2

Russell to I Sharma, no run, shortish ball outside off, Ishant is happy to leave that 85.5mph delivery to the keeper

47.3

Russell to I Sharma, 1 wide, another short ball from Russell, slides down the leg side and that is a wide

47.3

Russell to I Sharma, OUT, a lovely bowl to take out the tailender, Russell dispenses with the bouncers and slips in a perfect yorker, too good for Ishant, who can't get the bat down in time and the ball homes into the base of offstump, Russell has outstanding figures of 4-35

I Sharma b Russell 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India end up on 251, perhaps a little less than they would have expected after the two partnerships Virat Kohli was involved in. The track has a bit of juice for the quicks, so 251 should be a competitive score. West Indies' fast bowlers, Russell and Roach, both tested the Indian batsmen, and Anthony Martin was accurate and economical. Can West Indies pull off the chase? Join us at 1.10pm to find out.

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Jun 16, 2011

Virat Kohli unsuccessfully appeals for a wicket, West Indies v India, 5th ODI, Kingston, Jamaica, June 16, 2011

Virat Kohli unsuccessfully appeals for a wicket

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Man of the Series Rohit Sharma and Indian captain Suresh Raina with the trophies, West Indies v India, 5th ODI, Kingston, Jamaica, June 16, 2011

Man of the Series Rohit Sharma and Indian captain Suresh Raina with the trophies

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