Edwards to Jaffer,
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
Collymore to Sehwag,
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
Bravo to Laxman,
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
Mohammed to Yuvraj Singh,
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
Bravo to Kaif,
even better! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping in off the seam, perfect line and length - Kaif drives off the front-foot, eyeing the cover region, ball kisses the inside edge and goes straight to Ramdin behind the stumps - Bravo rewarded from some fantastic seam bowling, Indian five down and in trouble here
M Kaif c †Ramdin b Bravo 13 (50m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.21
Collymore to Dhoni,
got'm! follows up the short delivery with a fuller length delivery, drifting in with the arm and this one shaped away a touch after hitting the deck, Dhoni is foxed into driving away from his body and the edge goes straight to Lara at second slip
MS Dhoni c Lara b Collymore 19 (34m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.37
Collymore to Dravid,
gone! Dravid falls one short of his half century and that's a big big wicket for West Indies!. It was short of a length delivery, pitching outside the off stump and it held its line, Dravid is foxed by the straightening of that delivery, pushed at it, away from his body, and steered it straight to Lara, at second slip, who pouches it safely. Dravid's valiant resistance ends and India really in doldrums here and West Indies will be looking to wrap up the Indian innings. Good line and length stuff from Collymore.
R Dravid c Lara b Collymore 49 (249m 173b 4x4 0x6) SR: 28.32
Bravo to Kumble,
done in by the bounce! Bravo dug that one short and it reared up chest high, just outside the off stump, and Kumble gets up on his toes, tries to get on top of the bounce and taps it down but the ball kept climbing and he ended up chopping it back onto his stumps. And Kumble's brave resistance ends
A Kumble b Bravo 21 (73m 51b 4x4 0x6) SR: 41.17
Bravo to Singh,
VRV Singh's misery ends! A one-handed hoick, a swat,at a short of a length delivery on the stumps, takes the ball straight up in the air and Sarwan,at covers, takes the catch running to his right. VRV had intended to send it over midwicket but ....
VRV Singh c Sarwan b Bravo 2 (34m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
Edwards to Patel,
and the inevitable! good length delivery on the stumps, hint of away moment, Patel makes room and pushes at it with no real conviction, like a stranger in a strange land, ball squeezes past the outside edge and crashes into the woodwork.
MM Patel b Edwards 0 (9m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00