India tour of West Indies, 2006 / Commentary

India in West Indies Test Series - 4th Test

West Indies v India

India won by 49 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

50.3

Collymore to Kumble, no run, full on off, well played back towards the bowler

50.4

Collymore to Kumble, 1 wide, short rising delivery outside off, well left alone for Ramdin

50.4

Collymore to Kumble, no run, bouncer angling across Kumble, Ramdin collects but the umpire gives it wide...hmmm...

50.5

Collymore to Kumble, no run, good ball, angling into the ribs, turned to short leg

50.6

Collymore to Kumble, no run, short of a length and Kumble plays it away from the body, the ball drops close to off stump, he's been guilty of playing on too now and then this man

India 92/6   A Kumble 0* (4b)

51.2

Taylor to Kumble, FOUR, short on off, Kumble makes room and plays away from his body again, but smartly gets this down through gully for four

51.3

Taylor to Kumble, no run, short on off, Kumble stands tall - he's not short - and taps it down to his feet

51.4

Taylor to Kumble, no run, close, close...Taylor getting the ball up at his throat, Kumble again hops and does well to keep it down....chin muzak....

51.5

Taylor to Kumble, no run, what a changeup - 95 miles an hour, full and fast, good yorker, Kumble does immensely well to get his bat down and dig it out, well bowled, well played

51.6

Taylor to Kumble, no run, good end to an impressive over, fuller on off, dug out towards mid-off by the tall man....good contest this...

India 97/6   A Kumble 4* (9b 1x4)

53.1

Collins to Kumble, no run, good one first-up, from over the stumps, and the left-hander angles this one across Kumble who shoulder arms

53.2

Collins to Kumble, no run, slower ball on off, Kumble mistimes his drive towards cover

53.3

Collins to Kumble, no run, slower ball again on middle and leg, pushed back to Collins

53.4

Collins to Kumble, no run, shorter and Kumble stands up tall and plays it easily

53.5

Collins to Kumble, FOUR, fuller and not quick at all, Kumble will like 'em there, he just flashes his bat at it and gets four easy runs through point, thats the 100 up for India - took some time coming, but its here

53.6

Collins to Kumble, no run, angled across Kumble, who shoulders arms

India 101/6   A Kumble 8* (15b 2x4)

54.2

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, short, average ball and Kumble goes for the cut, not timed well and it rolls to gully

54.3

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, flatter, arm ball, forward prod from Kumble

54.4

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, quicker one,defended

54.5

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, ohhh, spin and drift, Kumble beaten in his forward drive

54.6

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Kumble plays that back towards the bowler, thats Tea on Day One at Kingston...West Indies enjoying another fruitful session, India in the dolls...Dravid standing tall as usual for the tourists...the hero of the session: Jerome Taylor for some outstanding fast bowling. I'm off to rummage for something to snack on at this hour, and as the Test cricketers come back to play again, it will be Binoy to guide you through the first hour of the final session. Ciao.

India 102/6   A Kumble 8* (20b 2x4)

56.1

Bravo to Kumble, no run, full ball, Kumble pushes to mid on

56.2

Bravo to Kumble, no run, another full delivery, again Kumble pushes to mid on

56.3

Bravo to Kumble, 2 runs, short and wide delivery outside the off stump, Kumble cuts, not well timed though, goes to the deep backward-point

56.4

Bravo to Kumble, 1 run, turned off his legs in front of square leg for a single

India 107/6   A Kumble 11* (24b 2x4)

57.1

Collins to Kumble, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Kumble looks to drive, beats the bat

57.2

Collins to Kumble, no run, left alone outside the off stump

57.3

Collins to Kumble, no run, off the pad to short leg

57.4

Collins to Kumble, no run, back of a length, opens the face off the bat and plays towards gully

57.5

Collins to Kumble, no run, moves back and opens the face off the bat and runs it down towards gully, Morton dives across and makes a good stop

57.6

Collins to Kumble, no run, good ball back of a length to end the over, extra bounce, Kumble looking to run it down to the thirdman, beats the outside edge.

India 109/6   A Kumble 11* (30b 2x4)

59.1

Collins to Kumble, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Kumble goes after it and misses.

59.2

Collins to Kumble, no run, gets behind it and defends to the off side

59.3

Collins to Kumble, 1 wide, short ball banged in, goes over Kumble's head, signalled wide

59.3

Collins to Kumble, no run, pushed back down the track, fielded by Collins on his follow through

59.4

Collins to Kumble, no run, angled across wide outside the off stump, Kumble lets it go

59.5

Collins to Kumble, no run, defended to the off side

59.6

Collins to Kumble, no run, Kumble blocks the ball to the off side

India 112/6   A Kumble 11* (36b 2x4)

61.1

Collins to Kumble, FOUR, well played Kumble, opens the face off the bat and runs it down between the slips and gully to thirdman fence.

61.2

Collins to Kumble, no run, gets his foot forward and drives, not a well timed shot to extra-cover

61.3

Collins to Kumble, FOUR, full ball outside the off stump, Kumble goes after it, gets the edge past the stumps to fine leg fence, that was a lucky shot

61.4

Collins to Kumble, no run, extra bounce from Collins, Kumble coming forward, beats the outside edge

61.5

Collins to Kumble, no run, moves back in line and pushes to backward-point

61.6

Collins to Kumble, no run, shoulders arms outside the off stump, through to Ramdin

India 126/6   A Kumble 19* (42b 4x4)

62.2

Bravo to Kumble, no run, short delivery, did not bounce as much Kumble expected, pushes it back down the track

62.3

Bravo to Kumble, no run, banged in short outside the off stump, not much bounce again, goes past Kumble to Ramdin

62.4

Bravo to Kumble, no run, slower delivery, Kumble reads it well and defends to the off side

62.5

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

62.6

Bravo to Kumble, no run, wide outside the off stump, Kumble has nothing to do with it, lets it go through to Ramdin

India 127/6   A Kumble 19* (47b 4x4)

63.5

Collins to Kumble, 2 runs, nice shot from Kumble, who forces off the back foot through the in field to the deep, gets back for the second run

63.6

Collins to Kumble, no run, pushes to backward-point with an open face off the bat

India 130/6   A Kumble 21* (49b 4x4)

64.3

Gayle to Kumble, no run, tossed up, driven to extra-cover

64.4

Gayle to Kumble, no run, comes forward to the pitch off the ball and pushes to the off side

64.5

Gayle to Kumble, no run, moves back and pushes it back down the track with one hand

64.6

Gayle to Kumble, FOUR, lot of room outside the off stump for Kumble, who cuts hard, the ball races along to thirdman fence.

India 135/6   A Kumble 25* (53b 5x4)

66.1

Gayle to Kumble, no run, defends to the off side

66.2

Gayle to Kumble, no run, comes forward and pushes to the off side

66.3

Gayle to Kumble, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down past the slip to thirdman for a single, from the outer half off the bat

India 136/6   A Kumble 26* (56b 5x4)

67.1

Collins to Kumble, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Kumble pushes forward, beats the outside edge

67.2

Collins to Kumble, 1 run, turned nicely off his legs in front of square leg for a single

India 141/6   A Kumble 27* (58b 5x4)

68.1

Taylor to Kumble, no run, fast and quick, bowled at 139.6 km/h, Kumble drives with an open face, goes quickly to gully

68.2

Taylor to Kumble, no run, short ball into the body, Kumble plays awkwardly, inside edge onto the thigh pad

68.3

Taylor to Kumble, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Kumble looking to leave the ball, gets the edge in the process and drops safely on the ground to first slip.

68.4

Taylor to Kumble, 2 runs, in the slot outside the off stump, Kumble drives well in the gap to deep extra-cover, the ball is not travelling at the expected speed along the ground, they get only two runs

68.5

Taylor to Kumble, 1 run, gets on top of the bounce and plays to the on side for a single

India 144/6   A Kumble 30* (63b 5x4)

69.1

Collins to Kumble, no run, pushes to the off side

69.2

Collins to Kumble, no run, comes forward and pushes to the off side

69.3

Collins to Kumble, no run, keeps a bit low, Kumble on the back foot keeps it out to the on side

69.4

Collins to Kumble, FOUR, well played to thirdman fence, comes forward and opens the blade and runs it down

69.5

Collins to Kumble, no run, left alone outside the off stump, Umpire has a word with Collins for running on the danger area

69.6

Collins to Kumble, no run, left alone outside the off stump, through to Ramdin

India 148/6   A Kumble 34* (69b 6x4)

70.4

Taylor to Kumble, no run, short and its played to point

70.5

Taylor to Kumble, no run, short of a length, defended

70.6

Taylor to Kumble, no run, good ball, yorker, dug out by Kumble

India 150/6   A Kumble 34* (72b 6x4)

71.4

Bravo to Kumble, no run, good ball, on off but Kumble is solid in defense...the demons in the pitch, as pointed out by Tony Cozier, seem to have laid back a bit

71.5

Bravo to Kumble, no run, good slower yorker, safely negotiated...

71.6

Bravo to Kumble, no run, full outside off, easily left alone for Ramdin behind the stumps

India 151/6   A Kumble 34* (75b 6x4)

72.2

Taylor to Kumble, no run, short ball on off, Kumble leans back and crashes that into the covers, Dravid takes off, Kumble frantically waves him back, Dravid turns and makes his ground safely in the end

72.3

Taylor to Kumble, no run, fuller this time and Kumble gets a stride forward and defends, he's a tall guy, he can negotiate the lbw appeals

72.4

Taylor to Kumble, 2 runs, short this time, Kumble makes room and carves that through gully and point and hurries through for two, well run

72.5

Taylor to Kumble, no run, angling down leg, easily left alone

72.6

Taylor to Kumble, no run, fuller on off, defended to point

India 154/6   A Kumble 36* (80b 6x4)

73.4

Bravo to Kumble, no run, fullish this time, punched down the ground, bowler gets a hand on it

73.5

Bravo to Kumble, no run, full again, driven to mid-off, yes this pitch has definitely worn off

73.6

Bravo to Kumble, 1 run, rising delivery on off, Kumble stands tall, jabs the hand down on that, the result is a french cut - or in some parts of the world, a muharram cut - down to fine leg for one

India 158/6   A Kumble 37* (83b 6x4)

74.1

Chanderpaul to Kumble, 2 runs, very, very loose ball, short outside off, Kumble has to basically reach a mile outside off and cut that past point...and he only gets one for his efforts

74.2

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, short again, but Kumble doesnt cash in, can only pull to midwicket

74.3

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, fuller, pushed to cover

74.4

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, short, goes for the cut but cant make contact

74.5

Chanderpaul to Kumble, FOUR, there you go - same ball, Kumble has all the time to rock back and cut it well past point for a boundary, Kumble into the 40s....

74.6

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, hmmm, a flipper of some sort...faster and Kumble tries to play it awkwardly but fails

India 164/6   A Kumble 43* (89b 7x4)

76.4

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, fuller, Kumble likes them there, he easily drives to point

76.5

Chanderpaul to Kumble, 2 runs, full outside off, invites the drive, Kumble flashes hard and gets an outer edge down to third man, they run hard

76.6

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, short, but they cant get another run as Kumble can only rock back and slash it to point

India 176/6   A Kumble 45* (92b 7x4)

78.1

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, flighted on off, Kumble forward in defense

78.2

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, again twirled up on off, Kumble gets a big stride forward and drives to cover

78.3

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, pushed in faster, Kumble back, hit on the pads but that ball was going way down leg, half an appeal from Shiv

78.4

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, fuller, Kumble back and across and defends

78.5

Chanderpaul to Kumble, 1 wide, bad ball, very wide and called so by the umpire

78.5

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, fuller on off and defended

78.6

Chanderpaul to Kumble, no run, short of a length and Kumble makes room and works it to the onside, but to the fielder at midwicket

India 181/6   A Kumble 45* (98b 7x4)

79.2

Bravo to Kumble, no run, shorter and quicker on off, Kumble stands up and defends awkwardly to point

79.3

Bravo to Kumble, no run, short on off, well punched off the back foot to covers

79.4

Bravo to Kumble, OUT, Bravo gets his man - for another time in this series, Kumble stands up and plays the short ball defensively with a horizontal bat and plays on - the ball gets a shave off the edge of the bat and hits the base of offstump - Kumble goes for a fine 47, and West Indies have hit back again, right when matters were slipping out of hand, India are eight down now

A Kumble b Bravo 45 (121m 101b 7x4 0x6) SR: 44.55

India 184/7   A Kumble 45 (101b 7x4)
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A disappointed Brian Lara at the presentation ceremony, West Indies v India, 4th Test, Jamaica, 3rd day, July 2, 2006

A disappointed Brian Lara at the presentation ceremony

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