India tour of West Indies, 2006 / Commentary

India in West Indies Test Series - 4th Test

West Indies v India

India won by 49 runs

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West Indies hold the upper hand in the 4th and Final Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The West Indian bowlers put the pressure on the Indian batsmen and picked up the wickets regularly, they played poorly to end up on 200. They would have been dismissed more cheaply had not Dravid and Kumble played their part. Dravid was brilliant with his batting, he played patiently for his 81, Kumble supported him well with his 45. For West Indies the bowlers bowled well, varrying their length. Jerome Taylor took his first 5-wicket haul.

The Pitch also played its part, there was extra bounce, some of the balls kept low. The batting was tough. What will day 2 hold? I am Binoy George along with Jamie Alter Welcomes you to Cricinfo's live coverage on day 2. We will take you through today's proceedings.

The pitch on day 2 looks dry, not much of change in the track. It is expected that the batsmen will have a good time. How will the West Indies fare with their batting? The weather looks fine and good. Please stay tuned. We will have live action shortly.

It will be Sreesanth bowling from the George Headley End to Gayle. Ganga is the non-striker. Three slips, a gully and short leg in place.

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0.1

Sreesanth to Gayle, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.2

Sreesanth to Gayle, no run, good ball coming into Gayle, who pushes it back down the track, fielded by Sreesanth on his follow through.

0.3

Sreesanth to Gayle, no run, swings way down leg side, a wayward delivery, Gayle lets it go through to Dhoni

0.4

Sreesanth to Gayle, OUT, Sreesanth Strikes! similar start to Indian Innings, an error of judgement from Gayle, good length delivery pitches just outside the off stump and cuts in slightly, Gayle plays down the wrong line, the ball knocks the off stump out of the ground. A perfect start for the Indians.

CH Gayle b Sreesanth 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lara walks into the middle

0.5

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump

0.6

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, loud appeal for lbw, turned down by Umpire Jerling, that was an excellent delivery pitched outside the off stump and came back in, Lara moved across to play at that, strikes the pad just outside the off stump, that was a good decision by the Umpire

Excellent first over from Sreesanth

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) West Indies 0/1
BC Lara    0* (2b)      S Sreesanth    1-1-0-1
D Ganga    0* (0b)     

It will be Munaf Patel to bowl

1.1

Patel to Ganga, no run, short delivery, Ganga gets on top of it and defends it down on the track

1.2

Patel to Ganga, no run, good length delivery comes in from outside the off stump, Ganga watches it and lets it go.

Some problems near the sight screen

1.3

Patel to Ganga, no run, good ball in line, Ganga defends on the front foot

1.4

Patel to Ganga, no run, bit slower on the middle and leg, misses the shot, brushes the pad through to Dhoni

1.5

Patel to Ganga, no run, fuller delivery, Ganga punches it to mid on, fielded by Sehwag

Three slips and two gully in place

1.6

Patel to Ganga, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Ganga surprised by the bounce, plays it awkwardly to point

End of over 2 (maiden) West Indies 0/1
D Ganga    0* (6b)      MM Patel    1-1-0-0
BC Lara    0* (2b)      S Sreesanth    1-1-0-1

Lara not happy with the sight screen, some sheets being put above the sight screen. Here we go again

2.1

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, swings down the leg, Lara fails to get a tickle, goes through to Dhoni

Three slips, two gully and a short leg in place

2.2

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, fuller delivery, Lara looks to drive, cannot time the ball, pushes it back down the track, fielded by Sreesanth who tries to throw at the stumps, then restricts himself in doing so

2.3

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, wide outside the off stump, Lara lets it go

2.4

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, good short delivery on the body, Lara plays it well on the track, gets his bottom hand off the handle, played it softly.

2.5

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Lara drives at the ball, the feet not moving, beats the outside edge through to Dhoni

2.6

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, it was bit wide for Lara to try any shot, lets it go through to Dhoni

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 0/1
BC Lara    0* (8b)      S Sreesanth    2-2-0-1
D Ganga    0* (6b)      MM Patel    1-1-0-0

3.1

Patel to Ganga, no run, good bouncer, banged in short, Ganga ducks under it

3.2

Patel to Ganga, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Ganga up on his toes gets on top off the ball and defends it down on the track

3.3

Patel to Ganga, FOUR, excellent delivery back of a length, Ganga defends on the back foot, gets the edge, drops short of Jaffer, to his left, the ball races to thirdman fence

3.4

Patel to Ganga, no run, banged in short, Ganga lets it go through to Dhoni

3.5

Patel to Ganga, 2 runs, drifting on the pads, flicked to fine leg, Sreesanth picks up the ball and throws it in, bad bounce for Dhoni, who fails to collect the ball, nobody backing up, they take the extra run.

3.6

Patel to Ganga, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, driven to mid off

End of over 4 (6 runs) West Indies 6/1
D Ganga    6* (12b 1x4)      MM Patel    2-1-6-0
BC Lara    0* (8b)      S Sreesanth    2-2-0-1

4.1

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Lara reaches out to it and drives to Kaif at mid off

4.2

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, good ball pitched outside the off stump, came back in, Lara moves across and defends to the off side

4.3

Sreesanth to Lara, FOUR, pulled away to the midwicket fence in style, short delivery Lara moves quickly and pulls it around to the fence, excellent shot

4.4

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, moves across and defends to the off side

4.5

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, wide outside the off stump, Lara shoulders arms, through to Dhoni

lot of advice coming from the spectators from the stands

4.6

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 5 (4 runs) West Indies 10/1
BC Lara    4* (14b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    3-2-4-1
D Ganga    6* (12b 1x4)      MM Patel    2-1-6-0

5.1

Patel to Ganga, 1 run, quick single taken wide of mid on

5.2

Patel to Lara, no run, excellent delivery outside the off stump, moves away, plays at it, beats the outside edge, through to Dhoni

5.3

Patel to Lara, no run, good ball on the stumps, Lara moves back and defends on the track

Lot of clouds surrounding the ground

5.4

Patel to Lara, no run, good line from Patel outside the off stump, Lara watches it closely and lets it go.

5.5

Patel to Lara, no run, driven to mid on

5.6

Patel to Lara, no run, good length delivery, Lara defends, gets a thickish outside edge to backward-point

End of over 6 (1 run) West Indies 11/1
BC Lara    4* (19b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-1-7-0
D Ganga    7* (13b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    3-2-4-1

6.1

Sreesanth to Ganga, 2 runs, turns it around in the air, wide of Yuvraj at short leg to the deep backward square leg, comes back for the second run

slight rain and the Umpires had removed the stumps, but then again the rain stopped, they continue to play, strong winds blowing

6.2

Sreesanth to Ganga, 3 runs, on the pads, Ganga clips it to deep midwicket, Harbhajan chases and fields.

6.3

Sreesanth to Lara, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Lara drives it well to cover fence, good shot, bad bowling from Sreesanth

6.4

Sreesanth to Lara, FOUR, another bad ball, fuller on the pads, Lara nudges it to fine leg fence, well put away

6.5

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, good ball from Sreesanth, good length delivery on the stumps, Lara covers the line and defends to short leg

6.6

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, wide outside the off stump, Lara lets it go through to Dhoni

End of over 7 (13 runs) West Indies 24/1
BC Lara    12* (23b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    4-2-17-1
D Ganga    12* (15b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-1-7-0

Patel misses his run up, he will have to start again

7.1

Patel to Ganga, 1 run, good ball outside the off stump, Ganga moves across and turns it around behind square leg to the deep, fielded by Raina the substitute

7.2

Patel to Lara, no run, blocked to the on side, bit in the air

7.3

Patel to Lara, no run, good ball on the stumps, Lara pushes to mid off

7.4

Patel to Lara, no run, swings down leg, Lara misses it, through to Dhoni

The news about Sarwan is good, he will bat, but not in his normal position.

7.5

Patel to Lara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

7.6

Patel to Lara, no run, moves back and turns it to the on side

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 25/1
BC Lara    12* (28b 3x4)      MM Patel    4-1-8-0
D Ganga    13* (16b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    4-2-17-1

8.1

Sreesanth to Ganga, 1 run, quick single taken wide of mid on

8.2

Sreesanth to Lara, 4 runs, turn around to short leg, Yuvraj fields the ball and throws it at the non-striker's end, misses the stumps, nobody there to back up, goes to the fence for four overthrows

8.3

Sreesanth to Lara, 1 run, turned away to the vacant midwicket for a single

8.4

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, swings too wide outside the off stump, Ganga has nothing to do with it, lets it go

8.5

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, keeps low, a back of a length delivery outside the off stump, Ganga lets it go through to Dhoni

8.6

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, fuller delivery on the stumps, Ganga pushes it back down the track, Sreesanth fields the ball and looks to throw down the stumps, but then he stops himself, the bowler getting frustrated.

End of over 9 (6 runs) West Indies 31/1
D Ganga    14* (20b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    5-2-23-1
BC Lara    17* (30b 3x4)      MM Patel    4-1-8-0

Change in the bowling, Kumble replaces Patel from the Blue Mountains End

9.1

Kumble to Lara, no run, quicker delivery, defended to the on side

9.2

Kumble to Lara, FOUR, full toss, driven well wide of mid on to the fence, ball reaches the fence in quick time, finding the gap.

9.3

Kumble to Lara, FOUR, tossed up full, right in the slot, Lara this time drives well to long off fence, good shot.

9.4

Kumble to Lara, 1 run, turns it around nicely to fine leg for a single

9.5

Kumble to Ganga, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Ganga drives off the back foot to deep cover, comes back for the second run.

9.6

Kumble to Ganga, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

End of over 10 (11 runs) West Indies 42/1
D Ganga    16* (22b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-0-11-0
BC Lara    26* (34b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    5-2-23-1

10.1

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Lara mistimes the drive to Patel at mid on

Three slips and a gully in place

10.2

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, excellent delivery on the stumps, came back in, strikes Lara's pad just outside the off stump, he was leaving the ball, loud appeal from Sreesanth, turned down by Umpire Jerling.

10.3

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.4

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, fuller delivery bit wide outside the off stump, Lara chases the ball without moving his feet, bad shot from Lara, beats the outside edge to Dhoni

10.5

Sreesanth to Lara, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Lara moves forward and defends to the off side

10.6

Sreesanth to Lara, OUT, Sreesanth picks up the big wicket of Lara! extra bounce, that kicked off the pitch, Lara plays it awkwardly, gets the edge and goes to Jaffer at third slip, who takes the catch above his head. It was an unplayable delivery.

BC Lara c Jaffer b Sreesanth 26 (50m 40b 5x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

Sreesanth gets his second wicket.

Time for drinks. It is now over to Jamie Alter.

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) West Indies 42/2
     S Sreesanth    6-3-23-2
D Ganga    16* (22b 1x4)      A Kumble    1-0-11-0

Thanks, Binoy. This is Jamie to take you into the lunch interval. India enjoyed a good start, picking up Gayle in the first over. Then Sreesanth looked to have gotten slightly frustrated, things just not going his way for short while - he had a very close appeal for lbw against Lara turned down, then an errant throw went for four overthrows - but he kept his cool and got the big man shortly afterwards with a snorter. West Indies are two down, and India have seized the early initiative.

11.1

Kumble to Ganga, no run

11.2

Kumble to Ganga, no run, full, in the slot, driven on the bounce back to Kumble

11.3

Kumble to Ganga, no run, good ball, some turn there catches Ganga by surprise, fends it to slip on the bounce

11.4

Kumble to Ganga, no run, full on middle, played back to Kumble

11.5

Kumble to Ganga, no run

11.6

Kumble to Ganga, no run, full again, punched back to Kumble who collects to his left, good tidy over

End of over 12 (maiden) West Indies 42/2
D Ganga    16* (28b 1x4)      A Kumble    2-1-11-0
MN Samuels    0* (0b)      S Sreesanth    6-3-23-2

12.1

Sreesanth to Samuels, no run, full ball on offstump, driven with a high elbow to cover

12.2

Sreesanth to Samuels, no run, banged in shorter, has Samuels hopping in the crease as he defends it down

12.3

Sreesanth to Samuels, no run, slower ball, some drift into the pads as Samules punches towards mid-on

12.4

Sreesanth to Samuels, no run, good one again, pitched on a good length on off, Samuels pushes to point, calls of 'No' back to Ganga

12.5

Sreesanth to Samuels, no run, pitched right upto him on middle stump, easily played back to an energetic Sreesanth

12.6

Sreesanth to Samuels, 1 run, fuller on off, this time he gets it through covers and harries for a single to get off the mark

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 43/2
MN Samuels    1* (6b)      S Sreesanth    7-3-24-2
D Ganga    16* (28b 1x4)      A Kumble    2-1-11-0

Samuels will need another good score here to stake his Test claims...elswhere in cricket, Sri Lanka have smashed a record opening ODI stand...262 for 0 and counting against England

13.1

Kumble to Samuels, no run, full on off, left alone for the 'keeper

13.2

Kumble to Samuels, no run, tossed up, quicker one raps the front foot as the batsman goes forward, not out though

13.3

Kumble to Samuels, no run, extra bounce on this one, raps the gloves as Samuels withdraws his bottom hand, ball rolls to slip

13.4

Kumble to Samuels, no run, full and defended

13.5

Kumble to Samuels, no run, a fraction short and he's quickly on the backfoot, drives it to mid-off

13.6

Kumble to Samuels, no run, fuller on off, forward in defense, ball gets an edge and rolls dangerously close to short leg, another good over from Kumble, mixing it up well

End of over 14 (maiden) West Indies 43/2
MN Samuels    1* (12b)      A Kumble    3-2-11-0
D Ganga    16* (28b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    7-3-24-2

Sreesanth to carry on

14.1

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, good stuff, lifting on off, played down towards point with soft hands

14.2

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, good again, seams into him and he plays it down, standing tall on that one

14.3

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, short of a length, that seam inwards again, batsman shuffles and somehow keeps it down just in front of short leg

14.4

Sreesanth to Ganga, 3 runs, nice short, right in the zone, half volley outside off, easily driven through covers, ball just holds up in front of the ropes and Kaif dives and saves runs

14.5

Sreesanth to Samuels, 1 run, dropped! similar ball, a touch slower, goes for an expansive drive and gets the edge to Jaffer at third slip, ball carried to him but Jaffer spills it, should have been taken, Sreesanth not impressed, that stare could melt ice

14.6

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run

End of over 15 (4 runs) West Indies 47/2
D Ganga    19* (33b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    8-3-28-2
MN Samuels    2* (13b)      A Kumble    3-2-11-0

Sreesanth very frustrated at that reprieve last over, he bowled that one well and should have had another to his name

15.1

Kumble to Samuels, no run, full on middle, driven to mid-on

15.2

Kumble to Samuels, no run, short and its crunched to point

15.3

Kumble to Samuels, no run, quicker, flatter and he goes to cut but makes no contact, Dhoni takes it

15.4

Kumble to Samuels, no run, fuller on middle, driven to mid-on

15.5

Kumble to Samuels, no run, good ball, not as full on middle and the batsman goes back and defends it

15.6

Kumble to Samuels, no run, tossed up on off, punched to mid-off, shouts of 'catch it' but I'm not sure what theyre referrring to, that wasnt really in the air at all

End of over 16 (maiden) West Indies 47/2
MN Samuels    2* (19b)      A Kumble    4-3-11-0
D Ganga    19* (33b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    8-3-28-2

16.1

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, bang on target, that same sweet spot on off, batsman back in defense

16.2

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, slower delivery outside off, low bounce allows Ganga to shoulder arms for the 'keeper

16.3

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, good ball outside off, some seam away this time as Ganga allows it to pass him

16.4

Sreesanth to Ganga, no run, what a ball - seaming away on off, Ganga pokes at it and the ball just misses kissing the edge of his bat, very close

16.5

Sreesanth to Ganga, 2 runs, fuller this time, movement into the pads, Ganga drives airily, not timed well but he squeezes it through covers

16.6

Sreesanth to Ganga, FOUR, nice shot from Ganga, delivered from wide of the crease and angling in, he makes room and flicks that over square leg for four, top shot and with it the 50 up for the hosts

End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 53/2
D Ganga    25* (39b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    9-3-34-2
MN Samuels    2* (19b)      A Kumble    4-3-11-0

17.1

Kumble to Samuels, OUT, Got 'em! Great ball, tossed up on off, lots of turn, beats him in the air, Samuels forward in his huge stride, ball goes past him and Dhoni pulls off a neat stumping, Samuels was out of his crease, leg umpire Jerling calls for the third umpire and the red light flashes almost immediately, key wicket for India

MN Samuels st †Dhoni b Kumble 2 (23m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

India's nemesis since 1996-97, Shiv Chanderpaul, walks out with West Indies in some trouble, batting has been challenging today on this pitch, ball doing something all morning...hosts trail by 147

17.2

Kumble to Chanderpaul, FOUR, and he's on his way first ball - tossed up on leg stump, easy pickings, half volley is dispatched through square leg for four

17.3

Kumble to Chanderpaul, no run, quicker on middle, Chanderpaul shuffles and plays it to short leg

17.4

Kumble to Chanderpaul, no run, quicker and shorter and its played back to Kumble

17.5

Kumble to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, quick but really short, Chanderpaul quickly rocks back and pulls it high over midwicket, shouts of 'catch it' as the ball goes out towards the fence, sweeper cuts it off

17.6

Kumble to Chanderpaul, no run

End of over 18 (6 runs) West Indies 59/3
S Chanderpaul    6* (5b 1x4)      A Kumble    5-3-17-1
D Ganga    25* (39b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    9-3-34-2

Sreesanth makes way for Munaf Patel, Dravid having a chat with his bowler

18.1

Patel to Ganga, no run, not bad to begin with, slower ball outside off, seam movement away, left alone

not a whole lot of back-bending going on just yet from Munaf

18.2

Patel to Ganga, no run, shorter in length outside off, Ganga shoulders arms for Dhoni to collect

18.3

Patel to Ganga, 1 wide, bouncer on off, Ganga looks to hook but pulls away at the nth second, ball soars over his head, wide called

18.3

Patel to Ganga, 1 run

last ball rose somewhat on him, had him hopping again

18.4

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, bang on the spot on off, played away to the offside

18.5

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up on middle and off, some movement in, Chanderpaul gets an inside egde on that one as a stifled appeal from Munaf is negated

18.6

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, another one takes off from a sweet spot on off, Chanderpaul sways away as he gets a judgement of the steepling lift, Dhoni collects and yells his approval to Munaf

End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 61/3
S Chanderpaul    6* (8b 1x4)      MM Patel    5-1-10-0
D Ganga    26* (42b 2x4)      A Kumble    5-3-17-1

19.1

Kumble to Ganga, no run, tossed up on middle stump, batsman forward, raps the pad, going down leg, all appeal but umpire not interested

19.2

Kumble to Ganga, no run, quicker on off and left alone

19.3

Kumble to Ganga, no run, flighted on middle, batsman shimmies down the track and drives it towards mid-on

19.4

Kumble to Ganga, no run, close - tossed up on off, spins away as Ganga leaves it alone

19.5

Kumble to Ganga, FOUR, bad ball, a rank fulltoss, Ganga sees it early and slams that over midwicket for four, confident shot

19.6

Kumble to Ganga, no run, shorter this time, no spin as Ganga goes back and pushes it back to Kumble

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 65/3
D Ganga    30* (48b 3x4)      A Kumble    6-3-21-1
S Chanderpaul    6* (8b 1x4)      MM Patel    5-1-10-0

20.1

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up outside off, left alone by Chanderpaul

20.2

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up in the same spot, and again he leaves it through for Dhoni

Munaf content to pitch it up on off and see what happens...

20.3

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, identical delivery, won't trouble the batsman too much, all the time to leave it alone

20.4

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller and slower, almost a fulltoss, pushed to mid-off

20.5

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, good ball, very close to offstump as Chanderpaul watches it through

20.6

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, good length delivery, poked at and it rolls to third slip on the bounce

End of over 21 (maiden) West Indies 65/3
S Chanderpaul    6* (14b 1x4)      MM Patel    6-2-10-0
D Ganga    30* (48b 3x4)      A Kumble    6-3-21-1

21.1

Kumble to Ganga, no run, legspinner on off, defended towards covers

21.2

Kumble to Ganga, no run, tossed up outside off, ignored for Dhoni

21.3

Kumble to Ganga, 2 runs, nice shot to one tossed up on leg, flicked well through midwicket for a couple, Ganga looking to cash in on the ones on leg

21.4

Kumble to Ganga, no run, better, on off, pushed to cover

21.5

Kumble to Ganga, 1 no ball, no ball there, Kumble oversteps on this one, its left alone

21.5

Kumble to Ganga, no run, flighted on off, Ganga drops the hands, ball rolls to gully

21.6

Kumble to Ganga, no run, quicker ball, and short too, the regular legspinner, Ganga back to pull, ball raps the back leg, some sort of inside edge, they all think, as Dhoni takes an acrobatic catch, but there was not bat on that and umpire Koertzen says it was also going down leg

End of over 22 (3 runs) West Indies 68/3
D Ganga    32* (55b 3x4)      A Kumble    7-3-24-1
S Chanderpaul    6* (14b 1x4)      MM Patel    6-2-10-0

22.1

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up on off, played with an angled bat to point

Munaf's body language not too positive at the moment

22.2

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched outside off and left alone, Munaf hitting the same spots regularly but not making Chanderpaul play enough, thats the key in Tests

22.3

Patel to Chanderpaul, FOUR, four runs - pitched up outside off, Chanderpaul has a hard flash at it and it sails over slips four a boundary to third man, lucky runs

22.4

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, aggressive intent now, slower ball on off, Chanderpaul plays across the line, bad timing and Munaf fields in his follow through

22.5

Patel to Chanderpaul, no run, good length ball on off has Chanderpaul playing to point, thats the key, make him play

22.6

Patel to Chanderpaul, OUT, what have I been saying? in the slot, pitched up on off, slightly wider this time, forces Chanderpaul to play at that one, with zero footwork, however, and all he can do is get a regulation edge through to Dhoni who takes it to his left - key strike from Munaf, West Indies in all sorts of trouble now

S Chanderpaul c †Dhoni b Patel 10 (22m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 23 (4 runs) West Indies 72/4
     MM Patel    7-2-14-1
D Ganga    32* (55b 3x4)      A Kumble    7-3-24-1

In comes Dwayne Bravo, big wickets down for the hosts,Chanderpaul was content to leave the ball, but whenhe had to play...

23.1

Kumble to Ganga, no run, full on off, defended

23.2

Kumble to Ganga, FOUR, top shot, again Kumble serves up a half volley on middle and leg and its sweetly flicked through square for four more, great shot from Ganga

23.3

Kumble to Ganga, FOUR, even better from Ganga, full on middle and off, and he easily punches that down past midon for another four

23.4

Kumble to Ganga, no run, better length from Kumble, quicker on off, left alone by Ganga

23.5

Kumble to Ganga, no run

23.6

Kumble to Ganga, no run, flighted on off, spins away, Ganga watches it through to Dhoni

Ganga really looking confident, he's come along in this series, good to see

End of over 24 (8 runs) West Indies 80/4
D Ganga    40* (61b 5x4)      A Kumble    8-3-32-1
DJ Bravo    0* (0b)      MM Patel    7-2-14-1

24.1

Patel to Bravo, no run, good lifter on off, has him swaying away

24.2

Patel to Bravo, no run, quicker ball on off, full outside off, Bravo offers no shot, that one came in a bit but the umpire feels not enough, says no to Munaf's appeal, he's correct on that one

24.3

Patel to Bravo, no run, full on off, defended to covers

24.4

Patel to Bravo, no run, pitched up on off and seaming away, left alone by Bravo

24.5

Patel to Bravo, no run, short of a good length, but he's bent his back so some lift, and Bravo gets right behind it and defends, good cricket all round

24.6

Patel to Bravo, no run

End of over 25 (maiden) West Indies 80/4
DJ Bravo    0* (6b)      MM Patel    8-3-14-1
D Ganga    40* (61b 5x4)      A Kumble    8-3-32-1

not long til lunch now, and we have a bowling change - its Harbhajan Singh, the sometimes offspinner, once police constable, to bowl in place of Kumble

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, no run, full on off, defended

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ganga, OUT, uff, what a start from Bhajji! Tossed up, a true offbreak, pitched outside off and comes in sharply, Ganga leaves it alone and is rapped on the back leg, a huge appeal from all is upheld by Koertzen, what a blow for West Indies on the stroke of lunch, the Turbanator strikes, Ganga completely undon looking to play it to the onside with half a bat, he's on his way for 40

D Ganga lbw b Harbhajan Singh 40 (117m 63b 5x4 0x6) SR: 63.49

And with that strike it will be lunch at Sabina Park. Players and umps are going off, India completely ruling the first session of play, the quicks delivered key strikes and then the spinners backed them up with one each, Bhajji's just begun and together with the wily Kumble one gets the sense that more is in store, West Indies are half down the batting. As the cricketers get some food, so will I...I'll have what Harbhajan had, please...do join us in 40 mins time, it will be Binoy to take you through the first hour after the interval. Cheers from me...

Welcome back for the second session on day 2. India looks to have their nose in front in this test match. All the Indian bowlers picking up the wickets. The ball is turning, Harbhajan and Kumble will be tough to handle. The batsmen will have to get all their skills out to tackle the spinners.

Sarwan is the new man in.

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sarwan, no run, flat delivery, Sarwan on the front foot takes it on the pad

25.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sarwan, no run, comes forward and takes it on the pad

Samuels running for Sarwan

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sarwan, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to square leg for a single

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Bravo, OUT, good ball tossed up a touch short, turn and bounce, Bravo on the back foot looks to play to the on side, gets the inside edge onto the pad and then lobs up to Yuvraj at short leg, who takes a good catch.

DJ Bravo c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 0 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 26 (1 run) West Indies 81/6
     Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-2
RR Sarwan    1* (3b)      MM Patel    8-3-14-1

Ramdin comes in, It will be Munaf Patel to bowl

26.1

Patel to Sarwan, 2 runs, drives to the deep cover, comes back for the second run

26.2

Patel to Sarwan, no run, driven to mid on

26.3

Patel to Sarwan, FOUR, beautifully put away, short and wide outside the off stump, Sarwan puts his weight on the back foot and cuts in front of point to the fence, good shot

26.4

Patel to Sarwan, no run, left alone outside the off stump, that was a good leave

26.5

Patel to Sarwan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Sarwan lets it go

26.6

Patel to Sarwan, no run, keeps low, good ball on target, Sarwan just keeps it out to the off side

End of over 27 (6 runs) West Indies 87/6
RR Sarwan    7* (9b 1x4)      MM Patel    9-3-20-1
D Ramdin    0* (0b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-2

four fielders around the bat

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, 1 run, turned away behind square leg for a single

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sarwan, OUT, West Indies lose their seventh wicket, Harbhajan picks up his third wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, Sarwan moves forward and looking to hit it over the midwicket, gets a leading edge, the ball goes up high in the air, Kaif at midwicket waits for a long time for the ball to come down, then takes the catch.

RR Sarwan c Kaif b Harbhajan Singh 7 (9m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

West Indies in deep trouble

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, turns it behind square leg for a single

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, no run, pushes to the off side

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, 1 run, turns it around behind square leg for a single

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, wide outside the off stump, lets it go

End of over 28 (3 runs) West Indies 90/7
JE Taylor    1* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-3
D Ramdin    2* (3b)      MM Patel    9-3-20-1

28.1

Patel to Ramdin, no run, good bouncer on target, Taylor just evades it

28.2

Patel to Ramdin, no run, banged in short, this was a wasted delivery, left alone

28.3

Patel to Ramdin, no run, extra bounce, good leave, outside the off stump, left alone

28.4

Patel to Ramdin, no run, good ball on target, defended on the front foot to the off side

28.5

Patel to Ramdin, no run, good ball in the corridor of uncertainity, Taylor lets the ball go through to Dhoni, good leave

28.6

Patel to Ramdin, no run, moves back and pushes to Kumble at backward-point

End of over 29 (maiden) West Indies 90/7
D Ramdin    2* (9b)      MM Patel    10-4-20-1
JE Taylor    1* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-3

five fielders around the bat

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, defended on the back foot to the off side

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, doosra, excellent delivery, drawn forward, beats the outside edge, Dhoni collects it well

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, this spins into the batsman, who is looking to play to the onside, takes the pad and goes to Dravid at first slip

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, waits on the back foot and turns it around square leg for a single

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, no run, driven to Sreesanth at mid off

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, no run, quicker through the air and fuller, Ramdin mistimes the shot to the on side

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 91/7
D Ramdin    2* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-5-3
JE Taylor    2* (6b)      MM Patel    10-4-20-1

Three slips, gully, silly-point and short leg in place

30.1

Patel to Taylor, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the corridor, moves away after pitching, drawn forward, beats the outside edge

30.2

Patel to Taylor, no run, banged in short, Taylor ducks under it, left his bat in the air

30.3

Patel to Taylor, no run, drives on the front foot, Kaif at silly-point fields the ball

30.4

Patel to Taylor, no run, good ball back of a length, Taylor plays it well, gets behind it and defends to the off side

30.5

Patel to Taylor, no run, fuller delivery, driven to mid on

30.6

Patel to Taylor, no run, back of a length outside the off stump, Taylor lets it go

End of over 31 (maiden) West Indies 91/7
JE Taylor    2* (12b)      MM Patel    11-5-20-1
D Ramdin    2* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-5-3

31.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, FOUR, bit wide and short, quicker one, Ramdin opens the blade and runs it down to thirdman fence, Kaif chases in vain

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, FOUR, this is short and wide outside the off stump, Ramdin cuts hard, the ball races again to the thirdman fence, Kaif cannot get to it.

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, OUT, Harbhjan strikes! picks up his 4th wicket, good ball tossed up, spins in, Ramdin on the back foot, should have been forward, gets the glove onto the pads and then lobs up on the on side, straight into the hands of Yuvraj at short leg.

D Ramdin c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 10 (24m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Collins is the new man in

31.4

Harbhajan Singh to Collins, no run, left alone outside the off stump

five fielders around the bat

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to Collins, no run, pushed back down the track

Harbhjan looking for his 5th wicket

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to Collins, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Collins comes forward and lets the ball go, strikes the pad, appeal turned down.

End of over 32 (8 runs) West Indies 99/8
PT Collins    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-13-4
JE Taylor    2* (12b)      MM Patel    11-5-20-1

32.1

Patel to Taylor, FOUR, what a shot from Taylor, it was back of a length, Taylor pulls and half drives past the mid on to the fence

32.2

Patel to Taylor, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, moves away after pitching, drawn forward, beats the outside edge

32.3

Patel to Taylor, no run, good ball back of a length, cuts in sharply, Taylor playing from crease takes it high on the pad

32.4

Patel to Taylor, no run, in the block hole outside the off stump, dug out by Taylor to mid on

32.5

Patel to Taylor, OUT, RUN OUT! a complete mess up! total misunderstanding, Taylor mistimes the pull to mid on, he takes off for the run, Collins does not respond, Sehwag picks up the ball and throws it to Dhoni, who removes the bails, both the batsmen at the same end.

JE Taylor run out 6 (24m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.29

Collymore is the last man in

32.6

Patel to Collymore, no run, plays to fine leg, they do not take the run

End of over 33 (4 runs) West Indies 103/9
CD Collymore    0* (1b)      MM Patel    12-5-24-1
PT Collins    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-13-4

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Collins, no run, defended to the off side

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to Collins, no run, off the pad to the on side

33.3

Harbhajan Singh to Collins, OUT, Harbhajan picks up his fifth wicket, tossed up outside the off stump, Collins goes after it, hits it high in the air towards long on, Sehwag takes the catch.

PT Collins c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Harbhajan picks up 5 wickets for the 19th time in tests. That's it West Indies bundled out for 103. A complete collapse. India have a good lead of 97 runs. All the Indian bowlers doing a wonderful job. Sreesanth doing a good job early on, Harbhajan came on and ripped through the wickets. Join us in a few minutes for the Indian second innings.

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