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

0.4

Collins to Laxman, no run, good length delivery, swinging in, Laxman defends to the off side

0.5

Collins to Laxman, no run, Oh.. almost another wicket, Laxman gets the edge, drops just short of Gayle at first slip.

0.6

Collins to Laxman, no run, played to the on side.

India 1/1   VVS Laxman 0* (3b)

2.1

Collins to Laxman, 1 run, played to fine leg for a single.

India 2/1   VVS Laxman 1* (4b)

3.1

Taylor to Laxman, no run, back of a length, bit more bounce, lets it go through to Ramdin

3.2

Taylor to Laxman, no run, left alone outside the off stump

3.3

Taylor to Laxman, 1 run, back of a length, Laxman gets on top of it and taps it to cover for a single

India 3/1   VVS Laxman 2* (7b)

4.1

Collins to Laxman, no run, down the leg side, Laxman plays to Ganga, who is at short leg.

4.2

Collins to Laxman, no run, defended to the on side, Ganga fields the ball

4.3

Collins to Laxman, no run, good length delivery, Laxman comes forward and defends toward slip

4.4

Collins to Laxman, no run, lets it go through to Ramdin

4.5

Collins to Laxman, no run, excellent delivery back of a length, angled across, bit more bounce, Laxman looks to play it down, beats the outside edge

4.6

Collins to Laxman, no run, fuller delivery swinging in on the stumps, Laxman defends on the front foot to mid on

India 3/2   VVS Laxman 2* (13b)

5.6

Taylor to Laxman, no run, good ball back of a length, Laxman right behind it defends to the off side

India 6/2   VVS Laxman 2* (14b)

7.1

Taylor to Laxman, no run, fuller and swinging away, Laxman drives to extra-cover

7.2

Taylor to Laxman, no run, back of a length, Laxman keeps it down to short leg

7.3

Taylor to Laxman, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Laxman lets it go through to Ramdin

7.4

Taylor to Laxman, no run, the first bouncer, banged in short, Laxman gets under it

7.5

Taylor to Laxman, no run, good ball on target, Laxman blocks it to the off side

7.6

Taylor to Laxman, no run, back of a length on the body, Laxman gets right behind it and defends to the on side

India 6/2   VVS Laxman 2* (20b)

8.6

Collins to Laxman, no run, good ball, Laxman comes forward and defends to the off side

India 7/2   VVS Laxman 2* (21b)

9.5

Taylor to Laxman, no run, good ball back of a length, swinging away, Laxman watches it nicely and lets it go through to Ramdin

9.6

Taylor to Laxman, no run, gets on top off it and defends to the on side

India 8/2   VVS Laxman 2* (23b)

11.1

Taylor to Laxman, no run

11.2

Taylor to Laxman, no run

11.3

Taylor to Laxman, no run

11.4

Taylor to Laxman, no run

11.5

Taylor to Laxman, no run

11.6

Taylor to Laxman, no run

India 8/2   VVS Laxman 2* (29b)

13.1

Taylor to Laxman, no run, good ball on off stump, swinging away, left alone for the 'keeper

13.2

Taylor to Laxman, no run, another good ball, right on off, Laxman drops the bat on it

13.3

Taylor to Laxman, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and leg, Laxman gives himself time to see it and works it through square leg for two

13.4

Taylor to Laxman, no run, good comeback ball, fuller on off stump and Laxman defends it watchfully

13.5

Taylor to Laxman, no run, shorter this time on off, played away off the backfoot towards covers

13.6

Taylor to Laxman, 1 run, short and angling into his body, wristily worked around the corner for one, Laxman retains the strike

India 11/2   VVS Laxman 5* (35b)

14.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full on middle and leg, tapped towards midwicket, firm call of 'No' from Laxman

14.2

Bravo to Laxman, 1 wide, wayward delivery that, pitched well outside offstump and its duly called wide by the umpire

14.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, better one this time, pitched up outside off, batsman shoulders arms

14.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full on middle and leg, worked straight to midwicket

14.4

Bravo to Laxman, no run

14.5

Bravo to Laxman, no run, pitched up again, almost a yorker, played back to the bowler&

14.6

Bravo to Laxman, no run, again pitched up outside offstump, Laxman leaves it alone again

India 12/2   VVS Laxman 5* (41b)

15.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, oh that would have been a great start! Good ball, right in the channell on off, Laxman pokes at it and the ball goes straight to lara, who floors the simple chance! Laxman gets a life, and Collymore is definitely not impressed...

15.4

Collymore to Laxman, no run, fuller this time, played to cover

15.5

Collymore to Laxman, no run

15.6

Collymore to Laxman, no run, good ball on offstump again, Laxman plays that soundly to the offside...a good over from Collymore, lucky not to get a wicket there

India 13/2   VVS Laxman 5* (45b)

16.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, again Bravo drifts onto middle and leg, tapped right to short leg

16.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, this one's right up there on offstump, and its watchfully defended with a full face of the bat

16.4

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full again, but on the pads, worked right to midwicket

16.5

Bravo to Laxman, 2 runs, full on offstump, Laxman drives it airily through point and calls for two, they get it easily

16.6

Bravo to Laxman, no run

India 16/2   VVS Laxman 7* (50b)

17.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, better ball, short of a good length on off and its defended well

17.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, full outside off and swinging away, left alone for Ramdin behind the stumps

17.4

Collymore to Laxman, no run, ohhhh! Good ball! Collymore puts this in the sweet spot and draws Laxman into a false stroke, pushed at and beaten

17.5

Collymore to Laxman, no run, and Laxman comes back well...full again but he gets right on top of it and dead bats it to the offside...typical Laxman defense

17.6

Collymore to Laxman, no run, full and swinging away outside off, Laxman shoulders arms...he wasnt interested in that one, and rightly so

India 17/2   VVS Laxman 7* (55b)

19.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run, full on off and played back to the bowler

19.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, short of a length and angling into the ribs, Laxman turns and plays it tall to short leg, loud call of 'No'

19.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, bang on target, Laxman stands up and defends to the offside

19.4

Collymore to Laxman, 1 run, but this time he strays to the pads and its easily worked square for one

India 22/2   VVS Laxman 8* (59b)

20.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run

20.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, on off again, played with soft hands towards point, thoughts of a run but they decide against it....better in the end, I'd say

20.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, pitched up on off again, played watchfully back to the bowler

20.4

Bravo to Laxman, FOUR, short of a length on off, Laxman uses his soft hands again and glides that through slips and gully, the ball runs down to the fence

20.5

Bravo to Laxman, no run, good ball this, yorker length but Laxman pushes it firmly to mid-on where Taylor dives across to his left and saves runs

20.6

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full outside off and Laxman's not interested in it, he's got his boundary for the over

India 26/2   VVS Laxman 12* (65b 1x4)

22.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run

22.2

Bravo to Laxman, 1 run, slightly shorter on off and its worked away past a diving gully for a single

India 27/2   VVS Laxman 13* (67b 1x4)

23.1

Collymore to Laxman, no run

23.2

Collymore to Laxman, no run, good stuff again, same spot, same reaction from the batsman

23.3

Collymore to Laxman, no run, this one drifts into the pads fractionally but Laxman defends it well back to Collymore

23.4

Collymore to Laxman, no run, slightly shorter, this time he gets across and works it to short midwicket

23.5

Collymore to Laxman, no run, fuller on middle and leg, Laxman gets some bad on that one before it shudders into the pads, muted appeal from the bowler and 'keeper

23.6

Collymore to Laxman, no run, full on off and seaming away and he shoulders arms easily

India 27/2   VVS Laxman 13* (73b 1x4)

24.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, short on off and Laxman rocks back and cuts, but straight to cover-point

24.4

Bravo to Laxman, no run, fuller on off, handsomely driven but to mid-off who fields well&

24.5

Bravo to Laxman, no run, outside off, Laxman guides it to gully on the bounce

24.6

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full outside off and swinging in but Laxman leaves it alone

India 28/2   VVS Laxman 13* (77b 1x4)

26.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full on the pads and he can only work it to midwicket, timing seems to be the key here...cant find the gaps at the moment...

26.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full on off, left alone, collection job for the 'keeper

26.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, even wider of off, again left alone again

26.4

Bravo to Laxman, no run, this one gets closer to the batsman who stands tall and defends it with ease

26.5

Bravo to Laxman, no run, good one, good one, pitched up outside off, good swing in as it passes Laxman

26.6

Bravo to Laxman, no run, full on off, this time Laxman decides to play it and it, and he does so with a firm push to point and a loud call of 'NO'...lunch is definitely on their minds here, dont want to take any risks now

India 28/2   VVS Laxman 13* (83b 1x4)

28.1

Collins to Laxman, no run, full on off, played to cover

28.2

Collins to Laxman, no run, full on off again, Laxman defends once again to covers, good tight defence on that one

28.3

Collins to Laxman, no run, not as full this time and Laxman tall in his defence

28.4

Collins to Laxman, no run, fuller outside off, no real seam there, left alone by Laxman

28.5

Collins to Laxman, no run, full on middle and off, defended

28.6

Collins to Laxman, 1 run, full on off, angling away, played to point and whats this? Laxman wants a run, impressive!

India 29/2   VVS Laxman 14* (89b 1x4)

29.1

Bravo to Laxman, no run, outside the off stump, Laxman lets it go through to Ramdin

29.2

Bravo to Laxman, no run, good length delivery, nips in from outside the off stump, Laxman playing forward, struck on the pad, appeal turned down

29.3

Bravo to Laxman, no run, comes nicely forward and defends to cover

29.4

Bravo to Laxman, FOUR, firmly struck with a straight bat down the ground to long on fence, good shot from Laxman, wonderful timing.

29.5

Bravo to Laxman, no run, fuller delivery, this time Laxman does not time it well, pushes to mid on

29.6

Bravo to Laxman, 1 no ball, keeps low, nips in from back of a length, Laxman right behind it defends it down

29.6

Bravo to Laxman, OUT, Bravo strikes! good length delivery, Laxman on the front foot drives, closes the face off the bat too early, the ball takes the edge through to the substitute Morton at gully, who takes the catch.

VVS Laxman c sub (RS Morton) b Bravo 18 (122m 96b 2x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

India 34/3   VVS Laxman 18 (96b 2x4)
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