India tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v India at St John's, Jun 2-6, 2006
2,3,4,5,6 June 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first Test between West Indies and India. The new-look West Indian side has had a wonderful run in the ODI series and now it's time to prove themselves in the longer version of the game, this is the real Test, as they call it, and where better to start than Antigua Recreation Ground in St John's - West Indies have lost just three Tests here and with the kind of form they are in at the moment, India have a tough fight on their hands.

Now for some important news, Indian captain Rahul Dravid has won the toss and as expected elected to bat first.

India - Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman, M Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel, VRV Singh. Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh missing from the line-up and Dravid has opted for just the one spinner, bit of a surprise eleven.

West Indies - Chris Gayle, Darren Ganga, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Ian Bradshaw, Dave Mohammed, Fidel Edwards, Corey Collymore. Corey Collymore passed a fitness test this morning and will partner Fidel Edwards with the new ball, West Indies have retained the squad that played the recently concluded One-day series, Darren Ganga is the only new face.

My name is Sajan Nair, and I will take you through the first hour of play. There is bit of grass on the track and the first hour of play is going to be crucial. Jaffer and Sehwag will open the innings, Fidel Edwards is at the top of his run-up - here we go!

0.1

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing and Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

0.2

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, again bit wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

0.3

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, again, pitched outside the off stump and shaping away, Jaffer watches it all the way into the keeper's gloves

0.4

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, down the leg side

0.5

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, ripper! good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one hit the deck and moves away a fair distance, Jaffer was clueless and is beaten comprehensively

0.6

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, another probing delivery, Jaffer reads it well and leaves it through to stumper Ramdin

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0

    • W Jaffer 0 (6b)
    • V Sehwag 0 (0b)
    • FH Edwards 1-1-0-0

Ian Bradshaw on from the other end.

1.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery on the pads, turned away towards square leg

1.2

Bradshaw to Sehwag, FOUR, again on the middle and leg stump line, Sehwag quickly gets into a good position and clips it away through the vacant square leg region, excellent wristy shot and Sehwag is off the mark with a boundary

1.3

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and off stump line, much better line and length, Sehwag gets behind the line and defends it down on the off side

1.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, FOUR, four more, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, Bradshaw struggling a bit here, Sehwag shuffles across, gets well inside the line and flicks it away through midwicket and the ball rockets away to the fence

1.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, slightly short and angling across, no shot offered

1.6

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, drifting down the leg side, Sehwag not interested

End of over 2 (8 runs) India 8/0

    • V Sehwag 8 (6b 2x4)
    • W Jaffer 0 (6b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 1-0-8-0
    • FH Edwards 1-1-0-0
2.1

Edwards to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller length delivery, close to the off stump line and shaping away a touch, Jaffer gets well forward and punches it straight back past the bowler to the mid-on region, bit of hesitation going for the single but in the end he makes it across comfortably

2.2

Edwards to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover point

2.3

Edwards to Sehwag, 1 run, good ball, short rising delivery aimed at the rib-cage, Sehwag stands tall on the back-foot and fends it down to the short fine leg region, ball seems to have come off the glove

2.4

Edwards to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.5

Edwards to Jaffer, OUT, Edwards strikes early! short of a good length delivery, pitched in-line with the off stump and shaping away ever-so-slightly, Jaffer defends on the back-foot but fails to cover the line properly, ball shapes away just enough to kiss the outside edge and Ramdin behind the stumps makes no mistake.

W Jaffer c †Ramdin b Edwards 1 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

That was a beauty first up and Jaffer was beaten by the late movement, West Indies off to a good start here.

Laxman is the next man in.

2.6

Edwards to Laxman, no run, good length delivery, bit wide outside the off stump and shaping away, Laxman leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 10/1

    • VVS Laxman 0 (1b)
    • V Sehwag 9 (8b 2x4)
    • FH Edwards 2-1-2-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 1-0-8-0
3.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched on middle and leg and slanting across the right-hander, Sehwag gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat, ball rolls back to the bowler

3.2

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, punched away off the back-foot to the cover region

Problems with the sight screen, Sehwag not happy with something - play held up.

3.3

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Sehwag fails to make contact, missed out there

3.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region, no room for a single there

3.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 2 runs, Bradshaw once again strays onto middle and leg, Sehwag shuffles across and neatly clips it away through the vacant square leg region

3.6

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 run, slightly short and on the pads, Bradshaw clearly struggling here, Sehwag stands tall on the back-foot and whips it away well wide of the fielder at short leg

End of over 4 (3 runs) India 13/1

    • V Sehwag 12 (14b 2x4)
    • VVS Laxman 0 (1b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 2-0-11-0
    • FH Edwards 2-1-2-1

Edwards to continue, three slips and a gully in place.

4.1

Edwards to Sehwag, no run, short rising delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Sehwag stands erect on the back-foot and defends it down on the off side, presented the full face of the bat there

4.2

Edwards to Sehwag, 1 wide, another short delivery, pitched on middle and leg and slanting down the leg side, Sehwag ducks under it and umpire Taufel is not happy with the width, one for the over called

4.2

Edwards to Sehwag, FOUR, shot! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Sehwag rocks back and square drives it through the gap between point and gully, waited for the ball and nicely opened the face of the blade at the point of impact to get the placement right

4.3

Edwards to Sehwag, no run, bouncer, left alone outside the off stump

4.4

Edwards to Sehwag, FOUR, close! good length delivery outside the off stump, Sehwag once again goes back and drives hard, but the shot is not timed well enough on this occasion and the ball flies off the outside edge and goes wide of the diving Chanderpaul at third slip

4.5

Edwards to Sehwag, no run, driven away towards point

4.6

Edwards to Sehwag, FOUR, fulltoss on the stumps and Sehwag happily whips it away to the midwicket fence, bad delivery put away in style

End of over 5 (13 runs) India 26/1

    • V Sehwag 24 (20b 5x4)
    • VVS Laxman 0 (1b)
    • FH Edwards 3-1-15-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 2-0-11-0
5.1

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Laxman on the front-foot defending

5.2

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, on the stumps, defended watchfully

5.3

Bradshaw to Laxman, 1 run, good delivery, pitched on middle and off stump line and shaping away, Laxman is sucked into the drive and the ball goes in the air towards gully but falls short of the fielder there

5.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, drifting down the leg side, no shot offered

5.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, defended towards short cover

5.6

Bradshaw to Sehwag, FOUR, short of a good length delivery, angling across, Sehwag drives away from his body and the ball flies off the outside edge, this time the ball flew over the slip cordon - that was a reckless shot but that's the way he plays!

End of over 6 (5 runs) India 31/1

    • V Sehwag 28 (23b 6x4)
    • VVS Laxman 1 (4b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 3-0-16-0
    • FH Edwards 3-1-15-1
6.1

Edwards to Laxman, 1 run, drifitng on to middle and leg, Laxman works it away off his hips to the fine leg region

6.2

Edwards to Sehwag, no run, short and wide outside the off stump and Sehwag goes hard at it but fails to make contact, missed it by miles

6.3

Edwards to Sehwag, 3 runs, on the middle and off stump line, hint of swing Sehwag gets into a good position and punches it straight back down the track and past Collymore at mid-on, three more added to the total and Sehwag has moved onto 31 in no time.

6.4

Edwards to Laxman, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

6.5

Edwards to Laxman, no run, short rising delivery, pitched bit wide outside the off stump and shaping away a touch, Laxman drops his wrists and leaves it through to the keeper

6.6

Edwards to Laxman, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, bit too full and Laxman jabs it past the fielder at gully, not in full control and the ball went into the gap between gully and third slip, 'catch-it' was the call but the fielder there hardly got any time to react

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 39/1

    • VVS Laxman 6 (8b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 31 (25b 6x4)
    • FH Edwards 4-1-23-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 3-0-16-0
7.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, wayward delivery down the leg side, Sehwag not interested

7.2

Bradshaw to Sehwag, FOUR, Bradshaw once again strays down the leg side, this time Sehwag shuffles across a touch and clips it away off his hips to the fine leg fence, got just enough bat on it to get it past the keeper

7.3

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, again down the legs side, Bradshaw needs a new radar!

7.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, not again, another short delivery down the leg side, Sehwag leaves it for the keeper

7.5

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, finally get one right, on the middle and off stump line and Sehwag watchfully plays it away towards short cover

7.6

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, short rising delivery, angled across the right-hander, Sehwag leans back and avoids it well, nice carry to the keeper

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 43/1

    • V Sehwag 35 (31b 7x4)
    • VVS Laxman 6 (8b 1x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 4-0-20-0
    • FH Edwards 4-1-23-1
8.1

Edwards to Laxman, no run, decent delivery, played away towards cover

8.2

Edwards to Laxman, no run, short rising delivery, close to the off stump line and Laxman leaves it through to the keeper

8.3

Edwards to Laxman, 2 runs, good length delivery, Laxman on the front-foot driving, not a well timed shot but he gets it past the fielder at cover

8.4

Edwards to Laxman, no run, another probing delivery from Edwards, Laxman shoulders arms

8.5

Edwards to Laxman, no run, good length delivery, Edwards once again gets the ball to shape away from the right-hander, Laxman reads it well and shoulders arms, ball thuds into the keeper's gloves

8.6

Edwards to Laxman, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide to interest Laxman

End of over 9 (2 runs) India 45/1

    • VVS Laxman 8 (14b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 35 (31b 7x4)
    • FH Edwards 5-1-25-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 4-0-20-0

Ian Bradshaw to continue, he bowled beautifully throughout the ODI series but here he is struggling with his line and that is not good news for West Indies.

9.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 no ball, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler, no-ball called for overstepping

9.1

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away towards square leg, not a well timed shot and the ball came off the inner half of the bat

9.2

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, again down the leg side, Sehwag has a go at it but fails to make contact

9.3

Bradshaw to Sehwag, no run, Bradshaw continues to hit the middle and leg stump line, worked away towards square leg

9.4

Bradshaw to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the pads, Sehwag goes for the flick off the back-foot, ball clips the leading edge and balloons up towards square leg, midwicket fielder gives chase but fails to get across in time

9.5

Bradshaw to Laxman, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, in the slot and Laxman drills it through the gap between the cover fielders, cracking drive!

Going down on one knee as he played it

9.6

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, drifting down the leg side, no shot offered

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 51/1

    • VVS Laxman 12 (16b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 36 (36b 7x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 5-0-26-0
    • FH Edwards 5-1-25-1

first bowling change of the day, Collymore into the attack now.

10.1

Collymore to Sehwag, OUT, and he strikes first ball! good length delivery, close to the off stump line, nothing special there - just a straight delivery, Sehwag pushes forward to defend with no real footwork, ball kisses the outside edge and goes straight to Lara at second slip

V Sehwag c Lara b Collymore 36 (50m 37b 7x4 0x6) SR: 97.29

The line and length was good but that was it as far at the ball goes, Sehwag was playing away from his body with zero footwork. Lara went low down and took it it with both hands.

Rahul Dravid walks in.

10.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away, no shot offered

10.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, another decent delivery outside the off stump, Dravid leaves it through to the keeper

10.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, and again, left alone outside the off stump

10.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full and on the stumps, defended awkwardly, ball rolls away on the leg side

10.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, way outside the off stump, no shot offered

End of a successful over, Danger man Sehwag is back in the hut and India in a spot of bother here.

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) India 51/2

    • R Dravid 0 (5b)
    • VVS Laxman 12 (16b 2x4)
    • CD Collymore 1-1-0-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 5-0-26-0
11.1

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, hit on the pad, appeal for lbw turned down and rightly so as the ball was drifting down the leg side and would have missed the leg stump by a long way

11.2

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Laxman gets behind the line and strokes it away towards midwicket

11.3

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, defended outside the off stump

11.4

Bradshaw to Laxman, 1 run, again on the pads, turned away well in front of square leg for an easy single

11.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of swing, Dravid gets behind the line and presents the full face of the bat

11.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, forced away towards point

End of over 12 (1 run) India 52/2

    • R Dravid 0 (7b)
    • VVS Laxman 13 (20b 2x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 6-0-27-0
    • CD Collymore 1-1-0-1

Thanks Sajan. So far it’s been all West Indies; the Indian openers are back in the hut – both caught behind the wicket as they pushed hard, away from their body- and now it’s upto Dravid and Laxman to pull India out of the ditch. Andy Roberts, the former West Indian great fast bowler, had said on the eve of the game, “Sehwag is his day player. On his day, he could destroy but I think the likes of Dravid and Laxman would give us more problem. They like to accumulate runs, rather than be a dasher.” It should be an interesting session of cricket. Here we go!

12.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run

12.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run, on a length, outside the off stump, Laxman allows it to go to the keeper.

12.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, good ball! pitched on a length, just outside the off stump and this time it veered back in. Laxman initially shapes to play then allows it to go

12.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, lost control there... well outside the off stump and shaping away, no shot offered

12.4

Collymore to Laxman, no run, full and outside the off stump, Laxman comes forward a bit to shoulder his arms

12.5

Collymore to Laxman, no run, another nice delivery. It pitched on the off stump line, on a length and straightened, Laxman jabs at it, and the ball rolls to the off side

12.6

Collymore to Laxman, no run, slightly fuller, just short of a driveable length, around the off stump line, Laxman stretches forward, bat and pad together and pushes at it, and the ball runs to gully

End of over 13 (maiden) India 52/2

    • VVS Laxman 13 (26b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 0 (7b)
    • CD Collymore 2-2-0-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 6-0-27-0
13.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, slanted across, out comes Dravid's left foot across to the pitch of the ball and he plays it to the off side

13.2

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, fuller and again outside the off stump, Dravid leans forward and dead-bats it to the off side

13.3

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, Dravid gets across and tucks it to left of square-leg and they take a singel

13.4

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, beaten by the bounce! it pitched just short of length, outside the off stump and it held its line, and Laxman tries to hit it on the up and is beaten by the extra bounce.

13.5

Bradshaw to Laxman, no run, just outside the off stump again, this time Laxman watches it carefully and allows it to go

13.6

Bradshaw to Laxman, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Laxman goes back and tucks it to long-leg. Good over there, we saw bit of bounce from Bradshaw

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 54/2

    • VVS Laxman 14 (29b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 1 (10b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 7-0-29-0
    • CD Collymore 2-2-0-1
14.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run, nice swinging delivery. Full and just outside the off stump, inviting Laxman to have a go. It swung a bit away, but Laxman watched it carefully and shouldered his arms

14.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, short of length, well outside the off stump, Laxman comes forward and lets it go to the keeper

14.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, another nice delivery, in the channel outside the off stump, full in length and it seamed away at the last minute but Laxman had watched it all the way and shouldered his arms

14.4

Collymore to Laxman, FOUR, on a length, pitched on the off stump and it seamed away, Laxman leans forward, bat and pad together and played it with soft hands, the seam movement takes the outer edge of the bat and the ball runs down to the third man fence

14.5

Collymore to Laxman, no run, good bounce! It pitched outside the off stump, short of a length and kicked up, Laxman came forward and sort of coiled back and withdrew his bat from the line of the ball

14.6

Collymore to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump again, good consistent stuff , left alone

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 58/2

    • VVS Laxman 18 (35b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 1 (10b)
    • CD Collymore 3-2-4-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 7-0-29-0
15.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, drifting down the leg side, and Dravid, who got inside the line of the ball, allows the ball to sail through to the keeper

15.2

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, on a length, Dravid comes forward and pushes it to short leg

15.3

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, again on the leg and middle stump line, Dravid gets inside the line and turns it to square-leg. No chance of a run.

15.4

Bradshaw to Dravid, 2 runs, short of a length, outside the off stump and this time it kicked up uncomfortably fro Dravid, who however adjusts in time, used his wrists and played it past gully. Good soft hands there. Lovely cricket allround

15.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run

15.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, on that channel outside the off stump, Dravid gets back and across and offers the full face of the bat in defense and the ball rolls to the off side

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 60/2

    • R Dravid 3 (16b)
    • VVS Laxman 18 (35b 3x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 8-0-31-0
    • CD Collymore 3-2-4-1
16.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run, down the leg, Collymore lost control there. Laxman gets inside the line and makes sure he has his bat away from the ball

16.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, another wasted delivery. banged in short, well outside the off stump, Laxman has nothing to do with it and Ramdin gathers the ball

16.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, hit the deck short of length, and the ball veered towards the hips, Laxman tries to tuck it away to the on side, doesn't connect properly and the ball rolls to the on side

16.4

Collymore to Laxman, no run, fuller and just outside the off stump, Laxman comes forward and shoulders arms.

16.5

Collymore to Laxman, FOUR, lovely straight drive! Admittedly overpitched, on the middle stump, but it still had to be put away and Laxman does it in style. Driven down the ground, past the bowler

16.6

Collymore to Laxman, no run, full again, on the middle and leg stump line, Laxman turns it to square-leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) India 64/2

    • VVS Laxman 22 (41b 4x4)
    • R Dravid 3 (16b)
    • CD Collymore 4-2-8-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 8-0-31-0

Edwards back into the fray now.

17.1

Edwards to Dravid, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, Dravid pushes back and square-drives rather punches it to point

17.2

Edwards to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone. Three slips in place for Dravid.

17.3

Edwards to Dravid, no run, outside off stump again, but this time not so wide, Dravid leans across, covers his off stump and shouders arms

17.4

Edwards to Dravid, no run, another one well outside the off stump, left alone by Dravid. A short leg is in place as well

17.5

Edwards to Dravid, no run, this one reared up off a length, just outside the off stump, Dravid hops back and pushes it out to point

17.6

Edwards to Dravid, no run, Good bounce there. Pitched just short of a length, outside the off stump and Dravid hops back, and punches it down to gully

End of over 18 (maiden) India 64/2

    • R Dravid 3 (22b)
    • VVS Laxman 22 (41b 4x4)
    • FH Edwards 6-2-25-1
    • CD Collymore 4-2-8-1
18.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, Laxman gets across and defends it watchfully to the off side

18.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, slightly fuller but well outside the off stump, Laxman has nothing to do with it. It's a patient Laxman on view here. Quite content to wait for the bad balls

18.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, just short of a driveable length, outside the off stump and holding its line, left alone

18.4

Collymore to Laxman, no run, nice delivery that pitched on a length, on the off stump line and it seamed away, Laxman hangs at his crease and lets it go. Good leave!

18.5

Collymore to Laxman, no run, shout for lbw! It was full and pitched on the leg stump and kept going down the line and Laxman is caught at his crease, trying to drive without any foot movement and is beaten

18.6

Collymore to Laxman, 1 run, full-length delivery, on the off stump line, driven to mid-off

End of over 19 (1 run) India 65/2

    • VVS Laxman 23 (47b 4x4)
    • R Dravid 3 (22b)
    • CD Collymore 5-2-9-1
    • FH Edwards 6-2-25-1
19.1

Edwards to Laxman, no run, wasted delivery outside the off stump, Edwards is yet to get his line and length right in this spell.

19.2

Edwards to Laxman, no run, short of length and on the off stump line and it came in with the angle and Laxman stays beside the line, shifts his weight onto his backfoot and punches it to point.

19.3

Edwards to Laxman, no run, full and swinging ever-so-slightly away but Laxman sort of flicks it to mid-off. That trademark twirl of the wrists and flick-drives to the off side.

19.4

Edwards to Laxman, no run, bouncer! Laxman spots it early - it was banged in well short- and ducks underneath

19.5

Edwards to Laxman, no run, on a length, and on that off stump line, Laxman punches it to covers

19.6

Edwards to Laxman, FOUR, super shot! take that! Short of length, and outside the off stump, Laxman stays beside the line of the ball, shifts his weight onto his back foot and slashes at it over gully.

End of over 20 (4 runs) India 69/2

    • VVS Laxman 27 (53b 5x4)
    • R Dravid 3 (22b)
    • FH Edwards 7-2-29-1
    • CD Collymore 5-2-9-1
20.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, just outside the off stump, left alone. Simon Taufel gives the warning for running onto the danger area

20.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full and on the middle stump line, Dravid takes his left foot out of the line and pushes it to the on side

20.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full and outside the off stump, Dravid leans forward, bat and pad together, and drives it to covers

20.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, drifting down the leg side as Collymore loses control, Dravid shuffles inside the line of the ball and allows it to go to keeper

20.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, at the stumps this time, Dravid comes forward to this short of length delivery and pushes it back down the pitch&

20.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, just short of driveable length, outside the off stump and shaping away, Dravid puts his left foot across, and allows the ball to sail through to the keeper.

End of over 21 (maiden) India 69/2

    • R Dravid 3 (28b)
    • VVS Laxman 27 (53b 5x4)
    • CD Collymore 6-3-9-1
    • FH Edwards 7-2-29-1

VVS Laxman talked to Cricinfo about touring West Indies and a host of other issues. Click http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/248398.html to read that interview

21.1

Gayle to Laxman, no run, on the middle stump, tries to turn it to on side, doesn't connect properly, it rolls to the on side

21.2

Gayle to Laxman, no run, short ball this time and Laxman pulls it to right of Chanderpaul at midwicket who makes a good diving stop

21.3

Gayle to Laxman, no run, tossed outside the off stump, turning in a bit, Laxman comes forward and pushes it to the off side

21.4

Gayle to Laxman, no run, similar ball, same result

21.5

Gayle to Laxman, no run, slightly shorter this time, outside the off stump, Laxman makes room to cut but hits straight to covers

21.6

Gayle to Laxman, 1 run, on the leg and middle, worked to backward short leg

End of over 22 (1 run) India 70/2

    • VVS Laxman 28 (59b 5x4)
    • R Dravid 3 (28b)
    • CH Gayle 1-0-1-0
    • CD Collymore 6-3-9-1

Bravo will have a bowl now

22.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, a gentle loosener and Laxman allows it to go through to the keeper

22.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, huge shout for lbw! but a inside edge saves Laxman. It pitched on the leg and middle stump line and straightened and Laxman is beaten on the forward prod, but gets a inside edge onto his pads.

22.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, full in length and moving away, left alone

22.4

Bravo to Laxman, no run, much fuller this time, outside the off stump, driven to covers

22.5

Bravo to Laxman, no run, lovely delivery and very well played. It was full in length, on the off and middle stump and it swung late but Laxman was alert to the movement, waits for the swing and offers the full face of the blade in defense

22.6

Bravo to Laxman, no run, pitched just outside the off stump and shaping away, Laxman lets it go

End of over 23 (maiden) India 70/2

    • VVS Laxman 28 (65b 5x4)
    • R Dravid 3 (28b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-1-0-0
    • CH Gayle 1-0-1-0
23.1

Gayle to Dravid, 1 run, tossed full on the middle and off stump, whipped past midwicket

23.2

Gayle to Laxman, no run, tossed up again on that off stump line, driven to mid-off

23.3

Gayle to Laxman, no run, full and on the middle and off stump line, whipped across to mid-on

23.4

Gayle to Laxman, no run, slightly shorter and on the middle stump line, turning in, worked away to midwicket

23.5

Gayle to Laxman, 1 run, pitched on the middle and leg stump and turned in, Laxman goes onto his backfoot, waits for the ball to turn past his pads and turns it to long-leg

23.6

Gayle to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, full in length, padded away

End of over 24 (2 runs) India 72/2

    • R Dravid 4 (30b)
    • VVS Laxman 29 (69b 5x4)
    • CH Gayle 2-0-3-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-1-0-0
24.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, full in length, but Laxman, once again, has nothing to do with it,

24.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, pitched on a length, outside the off stump and it veered further away and once again Laxman offers no stroke

24.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full-length delivery that pitched on the off stump and shaped away, Laxman leans forward, covers the movement, and drives it to mid-off

24.4

Bravo to Laxman, no run, on a length, outside the off stump and stays in that area, left alone

24.5

Bravo to Laxman, OUT, gone! Laxman's patience runs out and this time he flirts at a full-length delivery that pitched just outside the off stump and moved away and the resultant edge is snapped up by Ramdin. Laxman had repeatedly left alone many a delivery outside the off stump but this time he felt it was in his slot and had a flash, but was beaten by the late movement. Very crucial wicket just before lunch and Lara won't be complaining

VVS Laxman c †Ramdin b Bravo 29 (100m 74b 5x4 0x6) SR: 39.18

24.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, poor ball first up for a new batsman. drifting down the leg side and Yuvraj happily watches it sail through to the keeper

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) India 72/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (1b)
    • R Dravid 4 (30b)
    • DJ Bravo 2-2-0-1
    • CH Gayle 2-0-3-0
25.1

Gayle to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle stump, turning in, pushed past short leg

25.2

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to silly point

25.3

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed on the middle and off stump, driven back down the pitch

25.4

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run

25.5

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pitched on the off stump line and turned away, Yuvraj allows it go to the keeper

25.6

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just outside the off stump and Yuvraj gets an outside edge as he attempts to drive and the ball runs to the off side

End of over 26 (1 run) India 73/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (6b)
    • R Dravid 5 (31b)
    • CH Gayle 3-0-4-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-2-0-1

This should be the last over before lunch. Let's see.

26.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full in length and on the leg and middle stump line and Dravid ends up playind around his front pad and is beaten; gets rapped on the pads, a stifled appeal for a lbw goes up

26.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full and outside the off stump this time, driven to covers

26.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, on a length, outside the off stump and holding its line, Dravid covers his off stump and allows it to go through to the keeper

26.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, this time on the stumps, and Dravid presses forward, bat and pad together, and pushes it out to the on side

26.5

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, fuller and on the off stump line, hint of away swing but Dravid covers for the movement and steers it past point

26.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and pushed across the left-handed Yuvraj, who leans forward, and behind the line of the ball and pushes it out to the off side.

That's lunch on day1 of the first Test. A session that entirely belonged to West Indies. Nothing magical but good old line and length stuff has done the trick for them. Time and again, they kept it up and around the off stump line, forcing the batsmen into making a mistake. This is Sriram Veera, signing off for the moment. Sajan Nair will take up the live commentary in the second session.

End of over 27 (1 run) India 74/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (7b)
    • R Dravid 6 (36b)
    • DJ Bravo 3-2-1-1
    • CH Gayle 3-0-4-0

So far so good for West Indies, apart from Bradshaw who was wayward in line and length, all the other bowlers were spot-on, Sehwag was at his typical best, got off to a flier and then fell to a loose shot. Laxman too was looking in good touch until Bravo sucked him into driving loosely outside the off stump just before lunch.

Yuvraj Singh is yet to get off the mark, for the moment though it is Dravid on strike and it will be Ian Bradshaw to start proceedings after lunch.

27.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 no ball, starts off with a no-ball, good length delivery outside the off stump and Dravid shoulders arms

27.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 run, on the pads, hint of swing, Dravid leans across a bit and turns it away towards midwicket

Two slips and a gully waiting.

27.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, good delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing, Yuvraj drives away from his body, ball clips the outside edge and goes right into the hole between second slip and gully. Was in the air for sometime, would have been an easy take if a third slip was in place

Lara quickly onto it - a third slip comes in place.

27.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, left alone outside the off stump

27.4

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another good delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

27.5

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, slightly fuller and wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj stretches forward to the pitch of the delivery and drives it through the gap between cover and point, excellent wrist shot

27.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle and off stump line, fraction short on this occasion, defended watchfully

End of over 28 (10 runs) India 84/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 8 (12b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 7 (38b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 9-0-41-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-2-1-1

Bravo to continue

28.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

28.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, down the leg side, Dravid fails to make contact and the ball goes through to Ramdin, wasted delivery

Two slips in place for Dravid

28.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid shoulders arm and the ball goes through to the keeper

28.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, shaping away from the right-hander but bit too wide outside the off stump to trouble the batsman

28.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

28.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away, you know the drill!

End of over 29 (maiden) India 84/3

    • R Dravid 7 (44b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 8 (12b 2x4)
    • DJ Bravo 4-3-1-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 9-0-41-0

Bradshaw to continue.

29.1

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length delivery, Yuvraj shoulders arms

29.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery and this one came back in, a well set-up delivery and Yuvraj was beaten comprehensively, pushes forward looking to leave it through to the keeper and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down, that looked close - the impact was touch outside the line of the off stump but he was not offering a shot.

29.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj not interested

29.4

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

29.5

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run

29.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, moving away from the left-hander, Yuvraj has a wild flash at it and the ball zips past the outside edge

End of a good over from Bradshaw, slowly he is starting to get things going here - the one that came back in was a beauty.

End of over 30 (maiden) India 84/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 8 (18b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 7 (44b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 10-1-41-0
    • DJ Bravo 4-3-1-1
30.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

30.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, punched back to the bowler

30.3

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, pitched up on the middle and off stump line, Dravid leans forward and drives it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off

30.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, pitched up wide outside the off stump, Yuvraj stretches forward and across to the pitch of the delivery and thuds it past the fielder at cover, going down on one knee as he played it - lovely shot

30.5

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, hint of in-swing, Yuvraj pushes forward and stokes it away towards cover, no room for a single

30.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Yuvraj jabs it straight to the fielder at gully

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 89/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 12 (21b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 8 (47b)
    • DJ Bravo 5-3-6-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 10-1-41-0
31.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, pitched in line and angling across, Dravid goes right back and nails it into the ground on the off side, early call and a quick single is taken

31.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drifting down the leg side, another wasted delivery

31.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, left alone outside the off stump

31.4

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away, this one kicked-up and moved away late, Yuvraj is sucked forward into the defensive prod and the ball rips past the outside edge, fantastic delivery.

31.5

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards point

31.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, left alone outside the off stump, not close enough to touble the batsman

End of over 32 (1 run) India 90/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 12 (26b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 9 (48b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 11-1-42-0
    • DJ Bravo 5-3-6-1
32.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, close to the off stump line, Bravo getting the ball to shape away a touch, Dravid watchfully strokes it away towards cover point

32.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, another good delivery, shaping away late and forcing Dravid to play at it, good looking defensive shot and the ball rolls down to mid-off

32.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dravid pushes forward and defends it back down the track

32.4

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, defended down on the leg side and they scamper through for a single, Bravo hurtles across and kicks the ball towards the stumps but misses the target, Yuvraj makes it across safely

Had Bravo hit Yuvraj would have been in trouble

32.5

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, left alone outside the off stump, watchfully played

32.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller length delivery, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

End of over 33 (1 run) India 91/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 12 (28b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 10 (52b)
    • DJ Bravo 6-3-7-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 11-1-42-0
33.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, short rising delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dravid gets behind the line and defends it back down the track, got right on top of the bounce and presented the full face of the bat

33.2

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and angling across. Dravid drops his wrists and glides it away towards gully

33.3

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Dravid leans across a bit and works it away towards midwicket

33.4

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, this one kept its line after hitting the deck, Dravid once again gets right on top of the bounce and taps it down safely

33.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, defended down on the leg side

33.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, (no ball) 1 run, pitched up on the pads and Dravid whips it away behind square on the leg side, it's a no-ball as well so two more added to the total

Attacking field in place for the south-paw, three slip and a gully behind the stumps on the off side

33.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length delivery, in the area of uncertainty and shaping away late, Yuvraj had no option but to play at it and the ball goes past the outside edge - well bowled Bradshaw

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 93/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 12 (29b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 11 (58b)
    • IDR Bradshaw 12-1-44-0
    • DJ Bravo 6-3-7-1
34.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, on the middle and off stump line, cutting in, Dravid pushes forward and plays it away on the leg side

34.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

34.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, wayward delivery outside the off stump and Dravid happily leaves it through to the keeper

34.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, Bravo once again goes short and wide outside the off stump, Dravid keeps his cool and leaves it through to the keeper

34.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

34.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run, again way outside the off stump, looks like Bravo is trying to bore the batsman out!

End of over 35 (maiden) India 93/3

    • R Dravid 11 (64b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 12 (29b 3x4)
    • DJ Bravo 7-4-7-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 12-1-44-0
35.1

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

35.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the arm, Yuvraj gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

35.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, bit wayward on this occasion, drifting onto middle and leg and Yuvraj nudges it down to fine leg for an easy single

35.4

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Dravid cuts hard and gets beaten by the extra bounce, reckless shot

35.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, on the pads, worked away straight to the fielder at square leg

35.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, 1 no ball, another no-ball, again called for overstepping

35.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, once again Dravid rocks back and cuts hard, this time the shot is timed to perfection and the ball races away to the point fence, Bradshaw continues to struggle

End of over 36 (6 runs) India 99/3

    • R Dravid 15 (68b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 13 (32b 3x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 13-1-50-0
    • DJ Bravo 7-4-7-1

Bravo gets a breather, Edwards back on now.

36.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and Yuvraj flicks it down to fine leg for a single

36.2

Edwards to Dravid, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side to the right-hander too, Edwards has hit both the extremes in the space of two deliveries, Dravid waits for it and tucks it down to fine leg for a single

36.3

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, forced away on the leg side

36.4

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, left alone outside the off stump, ball was angled across the left-hander

36.5

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, almost, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Yuvraj looking to turn it away on the leg side, closes the face of the bat bit too early and the ball pops up of the leading edge,. but falls just short of the bowler

Edwards failed to pick it up and he didn't go for the catch - Yuvraj lives on.

36.6

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, turned away off the pads, straight to the fielder at square leg

End of over 37 (2 runs) India 101/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (37b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 15 (69b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 8-2-30-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 13-1-50-0
37.1

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, driven to cover point, Dravid takes off for a single but Yuvraj is not interested

37.2

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

37.3

Bradshaw to Dravid, 2 runs, on the pads, worked away through midwicket for a brace

37.4

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off and angling across, Dravid gets a good stride in and defends it down on the off side

37.5

Bradshaw to Dravid, no run, slightly short and angling across, Dravid leaves it through to Ramdin

37.6

Bradshaw to Dravid, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side, 'The Bradshaw story' so far - Dravid shuffles across a touch gets well inside the line and clips it down to fine leg, takes on the fielder in the deep and comfortably makes it back for the second

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 105/3

    • R Dravid 19 (75b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (37b 3x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 14-1-54-0
    • FH Edwards 8-2-30-1
38.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Yuvraj drives it away towards point

38.2

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, played away off the back-foot to the short midwicket region

38.3

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length delivery, slanting across the left-hander, Yuvraj pushes across closer to the line of the ball and drives it away just wide of the fielder at cover, early call and they scamper through for a single

38.4

Edwards to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dravid is beaten by the angle and the ball hits him on the pad, half-hearted appeal for lbw turned down. Surely missing leg

38.5

Edwards to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Dravid stays back and taps it away towards midwicket

38.6

Edwards to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Dravid stretches forward and forces it away towards short cover - good ball to end a fine over.

End of over 39 (1 run) India 106/3

    • R Dravid 19 (78b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 15 (40b 3x4)
    • FH Edwards 9-2-31-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 14-1-54-0
39.1

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, punched down to mid-off

39.2

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten, in the channel outside the off stump, bit of extra bounce and away swing, Yuvraj pushes forward to defend and is beaten all ends up, so close and yet so far

39.3

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away towards cover

39.4

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, again shaping away but bit too wide on this occasion to make Yuvraj play at it

39.5

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another harmless delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj leaves it through to Ramdin

39.6

Bradshaw to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, good length delivery, drifting onto middle and leg, Yuvraj leans forward and across and shovels it over the fielder at mid-on, not in full control and for a moment it looked like Yuvraj had failed to get enough bat on it but eventually the ball flew over the fielder and raced away to the fence

End of over 40 (2 runs) India 108/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 17 (46b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 19 (78b 1x4)
    • IDR Bradshaw 15-1-56-0
    • FH Edwards 9-2-31-1
40.1

Edwards to Dravid, 1 run, turned away well in front of square leg, easy single

40.2

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, slanting away from the left-hander, Yuvraj watchfully defends it away towards point

40.3

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pitched up wide outside the off stump, a quick delivery but the line and length was poor and Yuvraj leaves it through to the keeper

40.4

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Yuvraj gets behind the line and defends it straight back along the carpet to the mid-off region

40.5

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, edged and dropped! Edwards hits the right line and length, in the channel and slanting across, Yuvraj pushes forward and drives hard, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Chanderpaul at third slip who fails to hold on to a fairly easy chance. that should have been taken -what a let-off!

40.6

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and angling across, no shot offered

End of a good over from Edwards, he almost got his man there but Chanderpaul failed to support him.

End of over 41 (1 run) India 109/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 17 (51b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 20 (79b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 10-2-32-1
    • IDR Bradshaw 15-1-56-0

Thanks Sajan, This is Sriram Veera, and I will take it through till the tea interval. Post lunch it’s been tough going for the Indians as Dravid and Yuvraj attempt to repair the earlier damage. Have a look at the player v player analysis at http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/wivind/engine/match/239920.html?view=frameset;wrappertype=frameset Both players allowing the bowlers to settle into a rhythm. The wicket, like how a good Test wicket should do, is offering movement and bounce to the seam bowlers and with the batsmen not embarrassing them- not taking advantage of their bad deliveries - the bowlers, despite straying on occasions (Bradshaw in particular has had a very average day so far), have gained in confidence as the game has progressed. Yuvraj is pretty lucky to be still there, sitter dropped by Chanderpaul

41.1

Mohammed to Dravid, 1 run

41.1

Mohammed to Dravid, 1 run, on the off stump, turning in, Dravid pushes at it tentatively, it runs to thirdman off the outside edge. A slip and short-leg in place

And finally Lara turns to the chinaman bowler Dave Mohammed. Should be fun!

41.2

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, 3 runs, full-toss on the leg and middle stump line, dipping, Yuvraj stands tall, whips it through midwicket gap

41.3

Mohammed to Dravid, no run, floated just outside the off stump, turning in, Dravid gets his left foot across and pads it away to the off side

41.4

Mohammed to Dravid, 2 runs, again outside the off stump, but shorter in length this time, gives time and room for Dravid to go back on his back foot and cut away past point

41.5

Mohammed to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, padded away

41.6

Mohammed to Dravid, no run, pitched on the middle and leg, turning in, Dravid goes back and works it past short-leg

End of over 42 (6 runs) India 115/3

    • R Dravid 23 (84b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 20 (52b 3x4)
    • D Mohammed 1-0-6-0
    • FH Edwards 10-2-32-1
42.1

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, nasty bouncer! it pitched on the off and middle stump line and veered away, Yuvraj saw it all the way and swayed at the last minute

Three slips and a gully in place

42.2

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, no run, nice delivery outside the off stump, following up his bouncer with a full one in the channel, Yuvraj lets it go to keeper

42.3

Edwards to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, almost dragged that one back to the stumps! it was full and well outside the off stump, Yuvraj, struck at his crease, hangs his bat out, reaching for the ball and it runs off the inside edge, out to fineleg

42.4

Edwards to Dravid, no run, in the corridor of uncertainity but Dravid is sure about what he wants to do - covers his off stump and shoulders arms

42.5

Edwards to Dravid, no run, full and on the off and middle stump line this time, Dravid presses forward, and pushes it back down the track.

42.6

Edwards to Dravid, 1 run, slower ball on the leg and middle stump line, Dravid is unhurried as usual, waits for the ball and picks it off his legs to the left of square-leg

End of over 43 (2 runs) India 117/3

    • R Dravid 24 (87b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 21 (55b 3x4)
    • FH Edwards 11-2-34-1
    • D Mohammed 1-0-6-0
43.1

Mohammed to Dravid, no run, on the leg and middle stump line, turning in, Dravid gets inside the line and turns it to the on side

43.2

Mohammed to Dravid, no run, fuller and just outside the off stump, driven to covers

43.3

Mohammed to Dravid, no run, slower this time, again outside the off stump, Dravid leans forward and drives it to covers

43.4

Mohammed to Dravid, 3 runs, drags a bit shorter this time, outside the off stump again, Dravid goes back, makes room to play his cut shot past point

43.5

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Ah! that one came in after pitching. from outside the off stump it spun in, Yuvraj goes back, watches it carefully and pushes it out to the off side

43.6

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, floated just outside the off stump, yuvraj leans forward and pats it quietly to the off side

End of over 44 (3 runs) India 120/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 21 (57b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 27 (91b 1x4)
    • D Mohammed 2-0-9-0
    • FH Edwards 11-2-34-1

Collymore will have a bowl now, 2 slips in place

44.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, drifting down the leg, Dravid tries to work it to fine-leg, doesnt connect and the ball brushes the pads enroute to Ramdin

44.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, nice delivery that pitched a tad outside the off stump, full in length, drawing Dravid forward and left him off the seam. Dravid covers the line and shoulders arms

44.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, fuller and on the stumps, Dravid leans forward, plays in front of his pad and drives to mid-on

44.4

Collymore to Dravid, 1 leg bye, sliding down the leg and Dravid doesn't get a touch as he attempts to flick, the ball runs down to fine-leg off the pads

44.5

Collymore to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and rising, outside the off stump, Yuvraj goes back after initially looking to come forward and gets on top of the bounce and taps it down to the off side

44.6

Collymore to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length, on the hips, Yuvraj gets inside the line, turns it down to fine-leg

End of over 45 (2 runs) India 122/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 22 (59b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 27 (95b 1x4)
    • CD Collymore 7-3-10-1
    • D Mohammed 2-0-9-0

Ellis Edgar Achong was the original West Indian chinaman bowler. Interesting anecdote involving him - Achong was bowling and delivered one of his variations, capturing the wicket of Walter Robins, stumped for 55. “Fancy being out to a bloody Chinaman,” fumed Robins. Learie Constantine retorted, so the story goes: “Do you mean the bowler or the ball?”

45.1

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump and turning away from Yuvraj who is bit unsure about its destination but lets it go at the last minute

45.2

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed on the middle stump, Yuvraj drives across the line, out to mid-on

45.3

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good ball, on the off stump, full in length, drawing Yuvraj forward, Yuvraj pushes at it and it rolls out to Gayle, at first slip

45.4

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

45.5

Mohammed to Dravid, 1 run

45.6

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed on the off stump line, Yuvraj leans forward and pats it quietly to the off side

End of over 46 (2 runs) India 124/3

    • Yuvraj Singh 23 (64b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 28 (96b 1x4)
    • D Mohammed 3-0-11-0
    • CD Collymore 7-3-10-1
46.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, dravid gets on top of the bounce and pats it down the track

46.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, fuller and on the middle stump, Dravid pressed forward, plays in front of his pad, out to midwicket

46.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, on the middle stump line again, but slightly shorter in length this time, Dravid gets behind the line to push it back down the pitch

46.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump and shaping away, Dravid leans forward, covers the stumps and shoulders arms

46.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, similar line but shorter in length, Dravid gets back and across, ending up outside the off stump and lets it go to the keeper

46.6

Collymore to Dravid, 1 run, fuller and on the middle and leg, easy pickings for Dravid, who waits and turns it to fine-leg

End of over 47 (1 run) India 125/3

    • R Dravid 29 (102b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 23 (64b 3x4)
    • CD Collymore 8-3-11-1
    • D Mohammed 3-0-11-0
47.1

Mohammed to Dravid, 1 run, tossed outside the off stump, Dravid gets across and paddle-sweeps it away to long-leg

47.2

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run

47.3

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the midde stump line, turning away, Yuvraj pushes forward tentatively, bat and pad close, and the ball rebounds out to silly point off the pads. Good ball. Yuvraj looks to be in bit of trouble here.

47.4

Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, gone! got his man! the chinaman has done Yuvraj in! Lovely delivery that pitched on the middle and off stump line, and it hastened off the pitch and Yuvraj was beaten by the spin and the pace there. He initially lunges forward and then tries to go back and has a waft, across the line, as the ball spins past him, doesn't connect and the off stump was pegged back. Brilliant bit of bowling from Mohammed!

Yuvraj Singh b Mohammed 23 (84m 67b 3x4 0x6) SR: 34.32

47.5

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, left alone by Kaif

47.6

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, on the off stump line, Kaif comes forward to drive it to covers

End of over 48 (1 run) India 126/4

    • M Kaif 0 (2b)
    • R Dravid 30 (103b 1x4)
    • D Mohammed 4-0-12-1
    • CD Collymore 8-3-11-1
48.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, on a length, pitched on the off stump and coming in with the arm, Dravid shuffles across and pushes it back down the track

48.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, well outside the off stump, and moving away, no stroke offered by Dravid who now has to really play a captain's knock to pull India out of trouble.

48.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, it pitched on the off stump and moved away a bit and Dravid was squared up as he tried to turn it to the on side, the ball runs to gully region

48.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, Dravid taps it with soft hands, bit too soft perhaps! as the ball runs back towards the stumps! but it runs past the off stump

48.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, short of length, on the off stump, pushed out to point

48.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, Dravid covers his stumps and allows it go for the nth time today!

End of over 49 (maiden) India 126/4

    • R Dravid 30 (109b 1x4)
    • M Kaif 0 (2b)
    • CD Collymore 9-4-11-1
    • D Mohammed 4-0-12-1
49.1

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, on the off stump, turning in slightly, Kaif comes forward and taps it to the on side

49.2

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, much slower this time, again on that off stump line, just outside in fact, pushed back down the track

49.3

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, similar ball, same result

49.4

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, pushed this one through a bit quick, on the middle and leg stump line, Kaif hurries back to turn it to short-leg

49.5

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to short-leg

49.6

Mohammed to Kaif, no run, googly! it pitched on the leg and middle stump line and turned away but Kaif had picked it, came forward to smother the spin. the ball runs to the off side

End of over 50 (maiden) India 126/4

    • M Kaif 0 (8b)
    • R Dravid 30 (109b 1x4)
    • D Mohammed 5-1-12-1
    • CD Collymore 9-4-11-1
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