India tour of West Indies, 2006 / Commentary

India in West Indies ODI Series - 4th ODI

West Indies v India

West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)

0.1

Edwards to Sehwag, 1 run, starts off with a low swinging full-toss. It starts around the leg and middle, waist high and swings in, Sehwag waits and pushes it past the bowler, to the left of mid-on

0.1

Edwards to Sehwag, 1 run, again outside the off stump, good-length delivery seaming away, left alone

0.2

Edwards to Dravid, no run, full-length delivery, around the off stump, driven to covers

0.3

Edwards to Dravid, 1 run, nice delivery - it pitched around the middle and off stump line, full in length, and moved towardss the off stump, Dravid comes forward and places it in the extra cover region and they scramble through for a single

0.4

Edwards to Sehwag, 1 run, short of length, rising towards the hips, tucked away behind square leg.

0.5

Edwards to Dravid, no run, full and on the off stump line, Dravid comes forward to push it back down the track

0.6

Edwards to Dravid, no run, another good delivery, just about that off stump line, Dravid ends up playing ahead of his body and steers it point

India 3/0   FH Edwards 1-0-3-0

2.1

Edwards to Dravid, no run, oh ho! huge appeal for lbw. Full and it pitched around the middle stump line and Dravid gets his left across and has to end up playing around it a bit and the ball sneaks past his bat and his his pads but maybe, its going down the leg. Hawk eye might have shown it scrapping the leg stump... hmm...

2.2

Edwards to Dravid, no run, beaten outside off! lovely delivery, shaping away after hitting the good length around the off stump and Dravid is beaten on the forward prod

2.3

Edwards to Dravid, no run

2.4

Edwards to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, on the middle stump line, Dravid leans forward and pushes it back down the pitch

2.5

Edwards to Dravid, no run, Dravid is again beaten by the late movement! It pitched on a length, around the off stump and shapes away late and Dravid wants to play it on the up - maybe not a pitch for those kind of strokes, and gets a leading edge but the ball falls short of covers

2.6

Edwards to Dravid, no run, beaten again! short of length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and Dravid has a slash, misses and is beaten. Great start from Fidel

India 7/0   FH Edwards 2-1-3-0

4.1

Edwards to Raina, no run, hmm ... should have been a wide down the leg side. Admittedly it didn't drift too wide down the leg but it was down the leg and usually umpires tend to give those

4.2

Edwards to Raina, 1 wide, wide this time, full and well outside the off stump, Raina shapes to play and at the last minute lets it go. I dont think he would have reached it even if he had tried

4.2

Edwards to Raina, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, Raina hops back and punches it to covers.

4.3

Edwards to Raina, no run, similar length but this time on the leg and middle stump line, Raina tucks it off his hips, straight to square leg

4.4

Edwards to Raina, no run, Ah! a well-directed bouncer that had Raina hopping and skipping! Short and screaming throat high at 90 mph just on the off stump line. and Raina does well to avoid it. He jumps and sways to get outside the line. Good cricket all round

4.5

Edwards to Raina, no run, short of length, on the middle stump line, pushed to the on side

4.6

Edwards to Raina, no run, full and outside the off stump and Raina goes down on his knees and drives it covers. good looking shot but ...

India 15/1   FH Edwards 3-1-4-0

6.1

Edwards to Raina, no run, full and slanting across the left-hand batsman, driven elegantly to covers.

6.2

Edwards to Raina, no run, short of length, on the off and middle stump line, Raina who had pushed forward as his initial movement, waits and defends it watchfully back down the track

6.2

Edwards to Raina, no run, good ball, it pitched just outside the off stump and held its line and Raina punches it to mid-off

6.3

Edwards to Raina, no run, slightly shorter and rising about waist high, around the off stump line, Raina hops back and punches the ball down to the ground and it rolls over close on the off side

6.4

Edwards to Raina, no run, short of length and just outside the off stump, Raina doesn't get across, instead just hangs his bat away from his body and pushes it to cover

6.5

Edwards to Raina, no run, similar length but this one curves in after pitching on the middle stump, cramping Raina a bit who manages to push it out to short cover.

6.6

Edwards to Raina, 1 run, full and sucking Raina into a forward drive, a inside edge to fine leg results

India 18/1   FH Edwards 4-1-5-0

25.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, on the middle and leg stump line and holding its line, Yuvraj stands tall and punches it to mid-on

25.2

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, short of length, slanting across, Yuvraj stands tall again and plays a inside-out shot past the cover. 100 is up for India

25.3

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, oh ho! hit on the thighpads! Short of length, around the leg and middle stump line and it rears towards the hips and Yuvraj goes for his pull shot, but is beaten by the pace and the ball runs to the off side, past the slip

25.4

Edwards to Kaif, no run

25.5

Edwards to Kaif, no run, just short of a length, and outside the off stump, Kaif comes forward and drives on the up but straight to cover, no chance of a run

25.6

Edwards to Kaif, 1 run, on a length, in that channel outside the off stump and it came in slightly with the angle and Kaif has a jab at it, ends up inside-edging onto his pads and the ball rolls close to off side and they hurry through for a single

India 102/3   FH Edwards 5-1-8-0

27.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, oh! beaten outside the off stump! It was full in length, and just outside the off stump and it kept low which surprised Yuvraj. He had shaped to drive it on the up and ends up with a waft outside the line

27.2

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, outside the off stump, punched to covers

27.3

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and probably a tad slower, Yuvraj waits on his front foot and drives it to covers

27.4

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full again, 87.1 mph delivery, on the leg and middle stump line, Yuvraj comes forward to push it out to mid-on

27.5

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full-length delivery on the middle and off stump line, pushed, ahead of his body, back down the track

27.6

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full again, on the middle and leg stump line, Yuvraj leans forward, and punches it down the ground, to the right of mid-off and they hurry through for a single

India 111/3   FH Edwards 6-1-9-0

29.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and on the off and middle stump line, Yuvraj stays beside the line of the ball and taps it gently to the off side and they hurry through for a quick single

29.2

Edwards to Kaif, FOUR, super pull from Kaif! Short and on the middle stump, didn't bounce all that much - more evidence of the variable bounce on offer here but Kaif adjusts, swivels and plays a pull shot to perfection

29.3

Edwards to Kaif, 1 run, ooh! almost a run-out! Kaif pushes a short of length delivery to the on side and Lara moves in quickly from midwicket and hurls in a throw and it just bounces inches over the stump.

29.4

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

29.5

Edwards to Kaif, no run, on a length, and around the off and middle stump line, Kaif pushes forward, bat and pad together and punches it on the up to mid-off

29.6

Edwards to Kaif, no run, slightly slower and a yorker length delivery, Kaif works it to Lara but this time they decide against taking a run.

India 119/3   FH Edwards 7-1-16-0

31.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run

31.2

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, steered down to third man for an easy single

31.3

Edwards to Kaif, 1 leg bye, good length delivery, defended outside the off stump

31.4

Edwards to Kaif, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region

31.5

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and slanting away from the left-hander, line and length was just perfect, Yuvraj has a poke at it, like a stranger in a strange land searching for the mythical unicorn, ball moves away just enough to clip the outside edge, Baugh quickly moves across to his left and takes a good low catch - that's a big wicket!

Yuvraj Singh c †Baugh b Edwards 52 (78b 5x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

31.6

Edwards to Dhoni, 1 run, played away well wide of the fielder at cover

India 128/4   FH Edwards 8-1-19-1
Series Results
West Indies v India at Port of Spain - May 28, 2006
West Indies won by 19 runs
West Indies v India at Port of Spain - May 26, 2006
West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
West Indies v India at Basseterre - May 23, 2006
West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v India at Kingston - May 20, 2006
West Indies won by 1 run
West Indies v India at Kingston - May 18, 2006
India won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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May 26, 2006

Support for the West Indies, West Indies v India, 4th ODI, Trinidad, May 26, 2006

Support for the West Indies

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May 26, 2006

Performing for the crowd, West Indies v India, 4th ODI, Trinidad, May 26, 2006

Performing for the crowd

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