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

15.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, and he's not quite on the ball yet...this ball drifts down the legside, Ramdin collects

15.2

Collymore to Dravid, 1 run, no run

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   CD Collymore 1-0-1-0

17.1

Collymore to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length on leg, worked around the corner for one

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   CD Collymore 2-0-2-0

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

19.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, this one was fuller and catches Dravid but surprise, he gets the bat onto it but the ball straightened, the ball gets the outer edge and rolls towards slips

19.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good one on off, carefully played towards point

India 22/2   CD Collymore 3-0-3-0

21.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run

21.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full on off stump, Dravid gets down and drops it dead at his feet

21.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, again on middle and leg, Dravid cant work it across for a run and ends up dropping it to his feet again

21.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, action replay delivery...but Dravid is right behind it this time and defends well

21.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, jaffa! Full and swinging away, makes Dravid poke at it and it seams away to Ramdin, extra bounce on that one

21.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, again outside off and swinging away, Dravid wont make the same mistake twice, this time he leaves it alone, Collymore mixing it up well here

India 26/2   CD Collymore 4-1-3-0

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   CD Collymore 5-2-3-0

25.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, not a good ball, swinging down the legs and Ramdin collects

25.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full again on middle and off, turned to short midwicket again, bowler likes to keep it up

25.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full on off, Dravid gets his hands onto it and keeps it low to second slip on the bounce

25.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, change of mood here! Good rising delivery, banged in short on off, Dravid sways away even as Ramdin leaps to collect it

25.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, banged in again on off, this time Dravid jumps up and uses his hands to keep that one down

25.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, similar delivery, similar reaction from Dravid..stood tall on that one

India 28/2   CD Collymore 6-3-3-0

27.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, Collymore's preference this time is the shorter delivery off a good length, Dravid stands on his toes and keeps it down

27.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, and he mixes it up well...fuller on middle and leg, Dravid gets behind it and plays it back to the bowler

27.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, same line, not as full and Dravid taps it to short midwicket

27.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball, on off and Dravid shows that trademark defense, did anyone see the make of the bat on that one? How could you miss it?

27.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, rising just a tad from off, Dravid once again is right behind it and keeps it down

27.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball, probing line and Dravid gets behind it and taps it down, ball rolls towards gully

India 28/2   CD Collymore 7-4-3-0

36.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, edges , well short of the second slip, Lara

36.2

Collymore to Dravid, FOUR, drifting on the pads, Dravid needs no invitation, works it nicely to deep backward square leg fence, good shot

36.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, left alone outside the off stump

36.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, short delivery, Dravid up on his toes, gets on top off it and defends it down to the on side

36.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on target, defends to the on side

36.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone

India 48/3   CD Collymore 8-4-7-0

38.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, extra bounce from Collymore, Dravid surprised by the bounce, the bottom hand comes off the handle, played down to gully.

38.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, gets behind it and defends to the off side

38.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball on target, Dravid keeps it out to the off side

38.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, another good ball, defends to the off side

38.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, Dravid drops his wrist and plays to mid on

38.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, drifting on the pads, Dravid cannot get it through the fielder at square leg

India 56/3   CD Collymore 9-5-7-0

40.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, short ball, Dravid pulls it around to Chanderpaul at midwicket

40.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Dravid moves back and lets it go through to Ramdin

40.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, comes forward and lets it go through to Ramdin

40.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball on target, coming in, Dravid defends on the track

40.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball once again, Dravid opens up as he played that shot to mid off

40.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, fuller delivery, Dravid pushes to the fielder at mid off

India 58/3   CD Collymore 10-6-7-0

42.1

Collymore to Kaif, 2 runs, pushes to the off side

42.2

Collymore to Kaif, no run, pushes to mid off

42.3

Collymore to Kaif, 2 runs, played wide of mid on

42.4

Collymore to Kaif, no run, pushes to the on side

42.5

Collymore to Kaif, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone

42.6

Collymore to Kaif, no run, left alone outside the off stump, left alone, through to Ramdin

India 63/4   CD Collymore 11-6-11-0

44.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, there we go now, full on off and its defended to covers

44.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full on off again, a defensive prod forward and an inside edge past the pads

44.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full on middle and leg, worked square

44.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, sweetness - top-class shot this, fractionally overpitched an a fine straight drive is unleashed, ball speeds away between the stumps and mid-on for four

44.5

Collymore to Dravid, FOUR, good ball, not as full, has Dravid hopping a tad in his defense

44.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run

India 72/4   CD Collymore 12-6-15-0

46.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run

46.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run

46.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run

46.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run

46.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run

46.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run

India 76/4   CD Collymore 13-7-15-0

48.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, off the pad to the on side

48.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball coming in, Dravid defends to the off side

48.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball on target, Dravid defends to the on side

48.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball outside the off stump, Dravid moves back and defends to the off side

48.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, defended of the back foot to the off side

48.6

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

India 78/5   CD Collymore 14-8-15-0

50.1

Collymore to Dhoni, no run, and here we have Dhoni trying to do a Dravid, but failing - short ball and he goes to pull but the ball thuds into his chest, poorly timed shot that

50.2

Collymore to Dhoni, OUT, GONE! Short ball on off, Dhoni goes for his favorite cut shot but can only hit it to Dwayne Bravo in the slips, what a good catch, made it look so simple, another Indian falls prey to this disciplined bowling attack, they're in tatters here at Sabina Park, what a batting display, check one more for the Windies

MS Dhoni c Bravo b Collymore 3 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

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   CD Collymore 15-8-16-1

52.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good ball, comes in from off and Dravid manages to keep it out of his ribs

52.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, good one again, Collymore - Dravid is back and across to keep that one down

52.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, again, good length on off, Dravid is rock solid as he keeps that one down

52.4

Collymore to Dravid, no run, i saw that one coming - full again, perfect length, but Dravid is too good and plays it with a straight bat

52.5

Collymore to Dravid, no run, fuller and a hint slower, Dravid well forward in stoic defense

52.6

Collymore to Dravid, no run, slightly closer to the pads but Dravid pushes it towards mid-on

India 97/6   CD Collymore 16-9-16-1

82.1

Collymore to Dravid, no run, full outside off, Dravid goes to cut but this one keeps low and he fails to make contact

82.2

Collymore to Dravid, no run, bad ball, sir...way, way down leg...Ramdin has to move to his left and collect

82.3

Collymore to Dravid, no run, better...outside off and seaming away, Dravid gets a foot forward and shoulders arms

82.4

Collymore to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length outside off, dabbed softly to gully for one, well run

82.5

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, well left, well left...outside off and seaming in, Harbhajan the batsman shows us a most impressive leave

82.6

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, and again, though this one was closer to the stumps...a good leave again

India 192/7   CD Collymore 17-9-17-1

84.1

Collymore to Dravid, OUT, what a biggie - ooh boy - Collymore does the job, gets The Wall - great seam position from one on off, Dravid just tamely pokes at that and Ramdin takes the faint edge, what an unfortunate end to a fine innings, so late in the day, Collymore strikes for West Indies, he's rewarded for an outstanding bowling performance today

R Dravid c †Ramdin b Collymore 81 (340m 215b 10x4 0x6) SR: 37.67

84.2

Collymore to Sreesanth, no run, good one, full on off, poked at and the ball carries on the bounce to Gayle at first slip, awkward bounce for him

84.3

Collymore to Sreesanth, no run

84.4

Collymore to Sreesanth, no run, short of a length, Sreesanth works it to point

84.5

Collymore to Sreesanth, 1 leg bye, fuller, going down leg, raps the pads, worth a shout, feels Collymore but that wasnt going to be given, batsmen steal a legbye

84.6

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, seaming away from outside off and left alone

India 198/8   CD Collymore 18-10-17-2

86.1

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, good slower ball, almost a yorker, Harbhajan pushes it to mid-on but doesnt want a run

86.2

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitched up on leg, worked to midwicket, again no interest in the singles

86.3

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run

86.4

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, nope, but good ball, full on middle and leg, raps the pads, umpire Koertzen says no, too high

86.5

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, swing and a miss if ever there was one - shimmy down the track, head somewhere, bat someplace else, misses legstump by a whisker

86.6

Collymore to Harbhajan Singh, no run, but noooooooo, good ball, on off, played right to short extra cover

India 200/9   CD Collymore 19-11-17-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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