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

12.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good ball first up, goes between bat and pad, through to Ramdinappeal for a caught behind, turned down.

12.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, defended to the off side

12.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run

12.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, covers the line and defends to short leg

12.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, fuller delivery, driven to mid off

12.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good ball comes in, Dravid on the front foot, blocks it down on the track

India 8/2   DJ Bravo 1-1-0-0

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   DJ Bravo 2-1-1-0

16.1

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, full on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single

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   DJ Bravo 3-1-4-0

18.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full on off, well defended into the cover region

18.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good stuff from Bravo, changed his pace on that one, full on middle and off, Dravid defends it back towards him

18.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run

18.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, fuller again but outside off and its left alone

18.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full again and Dravid taps it back to Bravo

18.6

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, yes, you guessed it, full - on off, but this time Dravid's well into position and he just pushes that down the ground between the bowler and mid-off and gets his first four, top shot that

India 21/2   DJ Bravo 4-1-8-0

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   DJ Bravo 5-1-12-0

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

22.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, pitched up outside off, some late swing there, Dravid leaves it for the 'keeper

22.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run

22.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full on off, left alone...

22.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full on off, driven towards cover...and Germany have made it 1-1 against Argentina elsewhere in the world

India 27/2   DJ Bravo 6-1-13-0

24.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full on off, played to covers

24.2

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, Bravo strays onto the pads and Dravid easily turns him around the corner for one

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   DJ Bravo 7-1-14-0

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   DJ Bravo 8-2-14-0

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   DJ Bravo 9-2-19-1

31.1

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Yuvraj covers the line and defends with an open face to point

31.2

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

31.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, down the leg side, Yuvraj fails to get a tickle, through to Ramdin

31.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, Yuvraj defends well to the off side, watchfully played

31.5

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller delivery, Yuvraj drives to mid off, not well timed though

31.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short delivery, Yuvraj pulls it around just wide of fine leg for a single, Collins runs around fields the ball, he almost got into a tangle pulling the ball.

India 35/3   DJ Bravo 10-2-20-1

33.1

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

33.2

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, extra bounce, good ball back of a length, Yuvraj defends, bit in the air, played towards gully

33.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller delivery, driven well to mid off

33.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flicks in the air, just wide of Ganga, who is standing at short square leg

33.5

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, banged in short, Yuvraj has plenty of time to get under it

33.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward and pushes to cover, fielder quickly to the ball prevents the single

India 42/3   DJ Bravo 11-3-20-1

35.1

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, covers the line and lets it go outside the off stump

35.2

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good ball on target, Yuvraj gets in line and pushes to the on side

35.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, back of a length, Yuvraj gets on top off the ball and turns it around past the short square leg for a single

35.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bit more bounce, left alone outside the off stump

35.5

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

35.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Yuvraj on the front foot defends to the off side

India 44/3   DJ Bravo 12-3-22-1

37.1

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, that was a sharp bouncer, Yuvraj just gets under it in time

37.2

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, good shot from Yuvraj, up on his toes and forces it well to backward-point fence

37.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, another wonderful shot, this time on the pads, Yuvraj tucks it around to midwicket fence, well put away, breaking some of the shackles for India.

37.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, defended to the off side

37.5

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good drive with the full face off the bat, mid off moves to his left and does well.

37.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside the off stump, Yuvraj watches it and lets it go

India 56/3   DJ Bravo 13-3-30-1

39.1

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj drawn forward, beats the bat through to Ramdin, a stifled appeal, the bat hit the pad, turned down by the Umpire

39.2

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

39.3

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, good shot from Yuvraj, width to free his arms, drives well to deep cover

39.4

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, Yuvraj lets it go through to Ramdin

39.5

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

39.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, punches off the back foot to mid on

India 58/3   DJ Bravo 14-3-32-1

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

56.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off stump, Dravid on the front foot, lets it go through to Ramdin

56.6

Bravo to Dravid, 2 runs, nice shot from Dravid, punches off the back foot to deep extra-cover, comes back easily for the second run

India 109/6   DJ Bravo 15-3-37-1

58.1

Bravo to Dravid, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Dravid cuts hard in the air in front of square to deep point.

58.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, watchfully defended to the off side

58.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, Dravid drops his wrist and pushes to mid on

58.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good ball on target, Dravid pushes to mid on

58.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, comes forward and pushes to mid on

58.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run

India 111/6   DJ Bravo 16-3-39-1

60.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, comes forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side

60.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, short delivery, Dravid punches off the back foot to mid off, no timing there

60.3

Bravo to Dravid, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Dravid cuts to deep cover, the ball not travelling as expected along the ground

60.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, fuller delivery driven back to Bravo, who fields on his follow through

60.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, defended to the on side

60.6

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, nice shot from Dravid down the ground to long on fence, it was in the slot, drives it well past the mid on.

India 118/6   DJ Bravo 17-3-45-1

62.1

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to the deep backward-point for a single

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   DJ Bravo 18-3-46-1

71.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full outside off, left alone, ho-hum

71.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full on leg, worked right to square leg

71.3

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, short on off, our man leans back and eases that between gully and point and gets one

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   DJ Bravo 19-3-47-1

73.1

Bravo to Dravid, 2 runs, short on off, chopped away past point for two, Gayle in the deep moves around and cuts off four

73.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, full and slower outside off but its watched through to Ramdin

73.3

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, short outside off, chopped - but not well - past point for one more run

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   DJ Bravo 20-3-51-1

75.1

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, full on off, what a great shot, just pushed between extra cover and mid-off for a four, too good Dravid

75.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, short this time, Dravid stands tall and defends

75.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, fuller and left alone for the 'keeper

75.4

Bravo to Dravid, no run, identicaly delivery, identical result, Dravid knows where his offstump is and he's not worried about that ball

75.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, this one swings in a bit from outside off but Dravid shoulders arms yet again

75.6

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, Bravo tries for the yorker but its more of a slow full toss on the pads,Dravid works it to midwicket for one, he'll retain the strike as this stand swells to 78

India 169/6   DJ Bravo 21-3-56-1

77.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, slower ball, good length, Dravid back and defiant in defense as only he can be

77.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, fuller ball on off, Dravid works it to mid-on

77.3

Bravo to Dravid, no run, short of a good lenth on off, Dravid has no problems as he stands tall and punches into covers

77.4

Bravo to Dravid, FOUR, supreme - fullish delivery outside off, Dravid wont miss those, down on one knee, full flourish of the bat, picture perfect stroke gets him four through point

77.5

Bravo to Dravid, no run, better ball on off, Dravid across in defense, what an immense innings this has been, and what a transformation to the innings

77.6

Bravo to Dravid, no run, Bravo mixes his pace on this one, but Dravid is up to the mark and pushes to cover

India 180/6   DJ Bravo 22-3-60-1

79.1

Bravo to Dravid, 3 runs, banged in short, not too much pace on that ball and Dravid gets into shape to hook, not timed too well and the ball rolls close to the deep square leg fence, fielder hauls it in though

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

79.5

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shortish ball on off, Harbhajan up and plays it down much like his spinning partner just did

79.6

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, full, an offdrive results in an edge down to third man for two

India 186/7   DJ Bravo 23-3-65-2

81.1

Bravo to Dravid, no run, good ball on off, Dravid defends it to the offside

81.2

Bravo to Dravid, no run, no run

81.3

Bravo to Dravid, 1 run, slower ball on middle and off, well read and played to mid-on for one

81.4

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good lifter first-up, rising on off and Harbhajan gets out of the way

81.5

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, full on off, he drops the bat on that one and picks up two down to third man, intelligent that from Harbhajan

81.6

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, now, now...wide outside off, Harbhajan gives it the kitchen sink but cant make contact

India 191/7   DJ Bravo 24-3-68-2
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