India tour of West Indies, 4th Test: West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 30-Jul 2, 2006
India won by 49 runs
30 June, 1,2 July 2006 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Taylor to Jaffer, no run, good ball swinging away, drawn into the shot, beats the outside edge.

1.2

Taylor to Jaffer, no run, back of a length this time, lets it go

1.3

Taylor to Jaffer, no run

1.4

Taylor to Jaffer, no run, good ball back of a length, bit more bounce, beats the outside edge

1.5

Taylor to Jaffer, no run

1.6

Taylor to Jaffer, no run

India 1/1   JE Taylor 1-1-0-0
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

3.4

Taylor to Jaffer, no run, good ball back of a length, Jaffer gets right behind it and defends on the track

3.5

Taylor to Jaffer, OUT, Bowled him! Taylor strikes, good length delivery outside the off stump, coming in with the angle, Jaffer too late for the defensive shot, misses the bat, knocks the off stump. Beaten by pace, India two down.

W Jaffer b Taylor 1 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

3.6

Taylor to Dravid, no run, well played, gets on top off it and defends it down towards gully

India 3/2   JE Taylor 2-1-1-1
5.1

Taylor to Dravid, no run, keeps low, Dravid beaten by the low bounce, through to Ramdin, batting is difficult.

5.2

Taylor to Dravid, no run, defended to short leg

5.3

Taylor to Dravid, no run, gets on top of the bounce and taps it to the off side

5.4

Taylor to Dravid, no run, keeps low again, Dravid gets down in time and defends to the off side

5.5

Taylor to Dravid, 3 runs, fuller on the yorker length, Dravid squeezes it out to long off

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   JE Taylor 3-1-4-1
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   JE Taylor 4-2-4-1
9.1

Taylor to Dravid, no run, back of a lengh swinging away, Dravid gets on top of it and defends to the off side, playing bit away from the body

9.2

Taylor to Dravid, no run, short delivery, Dravid on top of it, keeps it down on the track

9.3

Taylor to Dravid, no run, good line from Taylor, the corridor of uncertainity, Laxman watches it and lets it go

9.4

Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, bad line this time, drifting on the pads, Dravid nudges to fine leg for an easy single

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   JE Taylor 5-2-5-1
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   JE Taylor 6-3-5-1
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   JE Taylor 7-3-8-1
41.1

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Taylor strikes, excellent delivery first up, it was full and on target, Yuvraj not in any position to play any shot, gets hit on the toes, loud appeal, given by the Umpire. Yuvraj looks to be hurt. He is being escorted by the 12th man.

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Taylor 19 (47m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.88

41.2

Taylor to Kaif, no run, good ball first up for Kaif, almost had him, short and rising delivery, Kaif defends, the ball goes in the air, lands safely

41.3

Taylor to Kaif, no run

41.4

Taylor to Kaif, no run, driven back to Taylor

41.5

Taylor to Kaif, no run, fuller delivery, Kaif pushes to mid on

41.6

Taylor to Kaif, 1 run, DROPPED! by Ganga, excellent delivery back of a length, extra bounce, Kaif looking to defend, does not get on top off it, gets the edge and Ganga jumps up at gully and puts it down. Taylor upset by that effort from Ganga.

India 59/4   JE Taylor 8-3-9-2
43.1

Taylor to Dravid, no run, full outside off, left alone with ease

43.2

Taylor to Dravid, no run, close, close! Taylor pitches this one on a good spot on off, the ball jags in and raps the pads, they appeal as the ball clips the top of the pad, but Umpire Jerling says NO, looked to be high

43.3

Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, no run

43.4

Taylor to Kaif, no run, and again! Kaif being troubled by Taylor - this one swings into the pads and raps him again, but it was moving too far down leg

43.5

Taylor to Kaif, FOUR, nice shot, sir, well played! A rank half-volley outside off, Kaif's eyes lit up and he just caresses that through covers for four, pressure alleviated some

43.6

Taylor to Kaif, no run, Drive me will you, asks Taylor? This one's quick and short and Kaif ducks into it as the ball whizzes over his head, good comeback

India 68/4   JE Taylor 9-3-14-2
45.1

Taylor to Kaif, no run, good length on off, defended and ball rolls towards the slips

45.2

Taylor to Kaif, no run

45.3

Taylor to Kaif, no run, watchfully played back to the bowler

45.4

Taylor to Kaif, no run, left alone for the 'keeper

45.5

Taylor to Kaif, FOUR

45.6

Taylor to Kaif, no run

India 76/4   JE Taylor 10-3-18-2
47.1

Taylor to Kaif, no run

47.2

Taylor to Kaif, 2 byes

47.3

Taylor to Kaif, no run

47.4

Taylor to Kaif, no run

47.5

Taylor to Kaif, OUT, short delivery outside the off stump, Kaif defends awkwardly on the back foot, ball takes the glove through to Lara at second slip, who takes the catch. India are five down for 78.

M Kaif c Lara b Taylor 13 (31m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.00

47.6

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

India 78/5   JE Taylor 11-4-18-3
49.1

Taylor to Dhoni, 3 runs, full on off, pushed down the ground between the bowler and mid-off and they set off in a hurry, Dhoni wants three and he gets it, well run there

49.2

Taylor to Dravid, 2 runs, oh my word! Banged in short again, catches Dravid in all sorts of trouble, he can only edge it high towards Morton at gully, he stretches high but cant get a hand to it, another life for an Indian batsman

49.3

Taylor to Dravid, no run, short again, Dravid's up on his toes and defends it well this time...taylor sure trying to ruff up Dravid.....

49.4

Taylor to Dravid, no run, same length but different line, has Dravid hopping back and tapping the ball to short midwicket

49.5

Taylor to Dravid, FOUR, shot of the match - too short and Dravid's into his groove, emphatically pulls that well through midwicket, stands and watches that shot go all the way to the fence

49.6

Taylor to Dravid, FOUR, shot - enough is enough says Dravid - short again and he pulls this one squarer for four more, someone's finally taking the attack back to the bowling, two fours to take the pressure off juuuuust a touch

India 91/5   JE Taylor 12-4-31-3
51.1

Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, short again, and Dravid unleashes the hook through square leg for one...good job in the deep...&

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   JE Taylor 13-4-36-3
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

68.6

Taylor to Dravid, no run, on the pads, Dravid works it nicely in front of square leg, Bravo dives to his right and makes a good stop, wonderful stuff

India 144/6   JE Taylor 14-4-39-3
70.1

Taylor to Dravid, 1 no ball, He starts with a no-ball to begin with, a freebie for India, oversteps

70.1

Taylor to Dravid, no run, better this time, has Dravid moving across and working it to midwicket

70.2

Taylor to Dravid, no run, full on off, pushed firmly towards covers who does well to stop it

70.3

Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, full on off, not timed too well but enough bat on that drive to get one through covers

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   JE Taylor 15-4-41-3
72.1

Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, another slower ball, on off and Dravid easily digs that out to cover and pinches a single, what a marathon innings this has been from him, immense stuff

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   JE Taylor 16-4-44-3
83.1

Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, full outside off, driven well through gully but they can only get one

83.2

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short ball makes Harbhajan duck down on his haunches, well left

83.3

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, short again and Harbhajan goes for a pull of sorts, ball lobs over Ganga at short leg and they get two

83.4

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, no run, another good ball outside off and he leaves it alone for Ramdin

83.5

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, no run, this one jags in, shaped away from middle stump and Harbhajan presents the full face of the bat

83.6

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, good ball again, on middle, Harbhajan moves across and manages to work it past midwicket, runs hard and gets two, good cricket from the tailender, though you wont catch using that term to Bhajji's face...

India 197/7   JE Taylor 17-4-49-3
85.1

Taylor to Sreesanth, no run, good ball, beat him for pace, that one nipped off a good spot on off as the batsman pokes at it

85.2

Taylor to Sreesanth, 1 leg bye, shorter this time, angling down leg, goes for the pull but makes no contact, ball parries off the back leg and past short leg, Harbhajan calls for a run and they scamper another legbye

85.3

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, played past square leg for one as the 200 comes up...last 50 took 90 balls, quickest of the innings

85.4

Taylor to Sreesanth, OUT, nine down - Harbhajan didnt want that last single, and see whats happened...didnt read the lenth at all, took his eyes off the ball and Sreesanth pays the price - he ducks into a rising delivery, ball hits his shoulder and crashes onto the stumps, he's gone for 0

S Sreesanth b Taylor 0 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

85.5

Taylor to Patel, no run, uff - full and fast on off, Munaf shuffles across to make room and he misses it totally, too close for comfort...words of wisdom from Harbhajan who runs down the pitch

85.6

Taylor to Patel, no run, good ball, on a sweet length and Munaf manages to get bat on it, ball rolls to point, another fine over from Taylor, in search of his first five-fer in Tests

India 200/9   JE Taylor 18-4-50-4
87.1

Taylor to Patel, no run, wayward ball down the leg, Munaf standing outside his crease for some reason, has Dean Jones at a loss for words in the comm box

87.2

Taylor to Patel, no run, short on off, Munaf makes room and tries to dab that fine, Ramdin easily collects it

87.3

Taylor to Patel, no run, yay Munaf, you got some bat on that one - short ball on off, he makes room - no guesses there - but defends it to the offside

87.4

Taylor to Patel, OUT, that's it, all over, hurrah for Taylor - his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests - a perfectl directed ball short of a good length, it rises a tad and has Munaf swaying away and gloving it to Ramdin, who gleefully pouches it, wow, wow, good bowling, India undone for just 200 on the first day, Taylor leads his side off the field with a BIG grin on his face...

MM Patel c †Ramdin b Taylor 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 200/10   JE Taylor 18.4-4-50-5
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