India in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v India

India won by 20 runs

Toss: Dhoni has chosen to bat. "It looks like a dry wicket. It would be best to bat first. We didn't have a good Twenty20 World Cup but it's a different format. Four big games here before we get a big break. We are missing a few players but we have the talent in bench strength."

Gayle: I would have loved to bat. It was a good toss to win. Having said that, we hope to restrict them. It will get slow and turn as well. Darren Bravo is joining his brother today. We are looking to make it a successful game for him."

The weather report: It's cloudy. 30% chances of rain."

Vernon Gonsalves: "Anyone have any information on what Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy did in England to cause their omission? Two of the best performers in T20 World Cup get shafted to make room for Runako "Deceased Granny" Morton? One step forward, two steps back."

India: 1 Gautam Gambhir, 2 Dinesh Karthik, 3 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Rohit Sharma, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 RP Singh, 11 Ashish Nehra.

West Indies: 1 Chris Gayle (capt), 2 Runako Morton, 3 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 4 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Darren Bravo, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Jerome Taylor, 9 David Bernard, 10 Suleiman Benn, 11 Lionel Baker

Two slips in place and Dinesh Karthik is opening with Gambhir

0.1

Taylor to Karthik, no run, short in length, just outside off stump and Karthik, the new opener, gets behind the line to defend to the off side

0.2

Taylor to Karthik, 1 run, hits the deck short of length, moves in towards middle and leg, glanced to fine-leg

0.3

Taylor to Gambhir, no run, starts with round the stumps right away for the left-handed Gambhir. It was punched to the right of backward point but Bernard makes an excellent diving stop

0.4

Taylor to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, drifts towards middle and leg, turned to square leg

0.5

Taylor to Karthik, 1 run, hint of swing, moving away from Karthik who opens the bat-face to run it to third man

0.6

Taylor to Gambhir, 1 run, length delivery homing in on the off stump, pushed to extra cover for a single.

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
G Gambhir    1* (3b)      JE Taylor    1-0-3-0
KD Karthik    2* (3b)     

1.1

Baker to Gambhir, 1 run, gentle seam-up delivery around the off stump, steered to backward point

1.2

Baker to Karthik, no run, fulll in length, just outside off stump, quicker, Karthik gets forward to push it to the off side

1.3

Baker to Karthik, FOUR, Thump. It was slightly short in length but outside off stump, Karthik was looking to come forward, shifted his weight before cutting it real hard past point

1.4

Baker to Karthik, 1 run, guided to third man for a single

1.5

Baker to Gambhir, SIX, Wallop. What a slap-dash that was. He charged down the track and knifed through the line of the short-of-length delivery. Up and over long-on. It was hit on the up.

1.6

Baker to Gambhir, 1 run, dabs this one to cover point and retains the strike

End of over 2 (13 runs) India 17/0 (RR: 8.50)
G Gambhir    9* (6b 1x6)      LS Baker    1-0-13-0
KD Karthik    7* (6b 1x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-3-0

2.1

Taylor to Gambhir, no run, The first bouncer of the day. It was short and climbing outside off, Gambhir tried to upper cut it but couldn't reach

2.2

Taylor to Gambhir, 1 run, One slip, short extra-cover in and they watch as Gambhir runs the back-of-length delivery to third man

2.3

Taylor to Karthik, 1 run, length delivery coming in towards the off stump, Karthik pushes it close on the off side and rushes across for a quick single

2.4

Taylor to Gambhir, 1 wide, The second bouncer. Gambhir ducks. The ball perhaps moving down the leg side. Taylor was surprised it has been given a wide.

2.4

Taylor to Gambhir, no run, bangs it in short again, doesn't climb all that high, cut down to backward point where Bernard makes a neat stop

2.5

Taylor to Gambhir, no run, lifting delivery outside off, Gambhir hops to get on top of the bounce and keeps it down and to right of Bernard at backward point

2.6

Taylor to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller, slower one, outside off stump, steered to third man for a single

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
G Gambhir    11* (11b 1x6)      JE Taylor    2-0-7-0
KD Karthik    8* (7b 1x4)      LS Baker    1-0-13-0

3.1

Baker to Gambhir, 1 run, around the off stump, nudged to the off side for a single

3.2

Baker to Karthik, no run, full, 81.8 mph, on the off stump line, defended to backward point

3.3

Baker to Karthik, no run, 85.4 mph, length delivery on the off and middle line, Karthik dabs it to the off side.

3.4

Baker to Karthik, no run, short and climbing around the middle stump line, gets on top of the bounce to defend it to the off side

3.5

Baker to Karthik, 1 wide, sprays it down the leg side and the umpire Nigel Llong extends his arms

3.5

Baker to Karthik, no run, 82.4 mph full pitched delivery just outside off stump, Karthik comes forward, opens the bat-face and runs it to point region

3.6

Baker to Karthik, no run, It was slightly short in length and Karthik went after it with a fierce pull but straight to short midwicket

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 23/0 (RR: 5.75)
KD Karthik    8* (12b 1x4)      LS Baker    2-0-15-0
G Gambhir    12* (12b 1x6)      JE Taylor    2-0-7-0

4.1

Taylor to Gambhir, 1 run, from round the stumps, fullish, on the middle, coming in with that angle, pushed to Sarwan at mid-on

4.2

Taylor to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off stump, driven through covers for a single. Darren, the younger Bravo, rushes after it, picks the ball, turns behind to fire the throw to Ramdin

4.3

Taylor to Gambhir, OUT, Ooh la la! the bouncer has done the trick. Again. That sinking Twenty20 feeling again. Well-directed pacy bouncer on the middle stump, from round the stumps, Gambhir took his eyes off the ball, yanked his head away from the line but tried to go through with the pull shot. Mistake. The ball took the top edge and lobbed to square leg.

G Gambhir c DJ Bravo b Taylor 13 (16m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.85

4.4

Taylor to RG Sharma, 2 runs, from over the wicket, Taylor tries to surprise him with a yorker length delivery but lands it just short of the blockhole and Rohit does well to quickly take out his front leg from the line and flicks it past square leg .

4.5

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, back of length and just outside off stump, punched to left of backward point where Dwayne Bravo intercepts and has a shy at the striker's end

4.6

Taylor to RG Sharma, 1 run, Full again, just outside off stump, squeezed off the outer edge to third man

End of over 5 (5 runs) India 28/1 (RR: 5.60)
RG Sharma    3* (3b)      JE Taylor    3-0-12-1
KD Karthik    9* (13b 1x4)      LS Baker    2-0-15-0

5.1

Baker to RG Sharma, no run, short in length outside off stump, Rohit punches it to cover

5.2

Baker to RG Sharma, 1 run, a tad fuller, just outside off stump, driven to extra-cover region. Tony Cozier says "Sarwan laboured after it from mid-off. I wonder whether he is fully fit."

5.3

Baker to Karthik, no run, full in length, tailing in late, Karthik leans forward to defend and inside-edges it to his pad

5.4

Baker to Karthik, no run, back of length delivery and Karthik goes for the pull but doesn't connect well. It wasn't all that short

5.5

Baker to Karthik, no run, fuller, straightening on the off and middle line, good nagging line and length, Karthik gets forward to defend

5.6

Baker to Karthik, 2 runs, takes a couple of steps down the track and heaves the length delivery over wide mid-on for couple of runs

End of over 6 (3 runs) India 31/1 (RR: 5.16)
KD Karthik    11* (17b 1x4)      LS Baker    3-0-18-0
RG Sharma    4* (5b)      JE Taylor    3-0-12-1

6.1

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, 88.9 mph lands on a length around the off stump, moves in a touch, Rohit jabs it to the on side

6.2

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, 88.9 mph length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

The bouncer with which he took Gambhir's wicket was clocked at 92.5 mph.

6.3

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, fullish, just outside off stump, squeezed to point

6.4

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, full again, straighter, on the middle stump, turned to the on side

6.5

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, Full again, he hasn't bowled a bouncer so far at Rohit; has kept him waiting. This one tails towards middle and leg and rolls away off the pad

6.6

Taylor to RG Sharma, no run, 87.7 mph almost yorker-length delivery on the off stump, pushed out to point region

End of over 7 (maiden) India 31/1 (RR: 4.42)
RG Sharma    4* (11b)      JE Taylor    4-1-12-1
KD Karthik    11* (17b 1x4)      LS Baker    3-0-18-0

7.1

Baker to Karthik, 1 run, a tad short in length and outside off stump, cut down to third man for a single

7.2

Baker to RG Sharma, OUT, Would you believe it? Another man goes down to the short-pitched delivery. Rohit goes for an unconvincing pull and top edges it to deep square-leg region. Taylor hadn't bowled a bouncer at Rohit and had kept him waiting. And Lionel Baker threw in the knockout punch with a short delivery outside off stump and Rohit tried to fetch it from there.

RG Sharma c DJ Bravo b Baker 4 (9m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Mihir: "Indians haven't learnt anything from T20 World Cup. If you don't know how to play bouncers then leave the ball. Simple!" Leaving it is also an art.

7.3

Baker to Karthik, no run, full in length, outside off, defended to the off side

7.4

Baker to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the off side

7.5

Baker to Karthik, no run, 83.6 mph, full in length, straightening outside off stump, Karthik stabs it and it bounces back in and rolls past his stumps

7.6

Baker to Karthik, 1 no ball, full in length, on the middle stump line, defended to the on side of the pitch. Free hit coming up.

7.6

Baker to Karthik, FOUR, The high bouncer outside off stump, DK goes for the pull and top-edges it to the fine-leg boundary.

Phil deadpans: "What bench strength?"

End of over 8 (6 runs) India 37/2 (RR: 4.62)
KD Karthik    16* (23b 2x4)      LS Baker    4-0-24-1
Yuvraj Singh    0* (0b)      JE Taylor    4-1-12-1

8.1

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, The yorker just outside leg stump, Yuvraj was caught on the shuffle, missed his flick and the ball moved past the leg stump. Ramdin can't believe it missed the leg stump

8.1

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full pitched outside off stump, guided to wide third man region

8.2

Taylor to Karthik, 1 run, slower one, 69.5 mph off cutter on the off stump line, cut down to third man

8.3

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full again, just outside off stump, pushed to the on side of the pitch. Time for that bouncer Taylor?

8.4

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, no run, What a jaffa! It landed back of length, just outside leg stump and cut away right across Yuvraj who was squared-up completely. Ramdin gathers.

8.5

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, worked to midwicket

8.6

Taylor to Karthik, no run, 87.6 mph yorker on the middle stump line, Karthik crouches to dig it out

End of over 9 (4 runs) India 41/2 (RR: 4.55)
KD Karthik    17* (25b 2x4)      JE Taylor    5-1-16-1
Yuvraj Singh    2* (4b)      LS Baker    4-0-24-1

9.1

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, no run, 82.9 mph delivery landing on a length around the off stump, Yuvraj gets across to push it carefully to the off side

9.2

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, 1 bye, full and angling away from Yuvraj who pushes inside the line and is beaten. The ball bounces before it reaches Ramdin who doesn't take it cleanly

9.3

Baker to Karthik, no run, leans across to defend a length delivery to point region

9.4

Baker to Karthik, no run, loud shout for a caught-behind decision from Ramdin. It cut in sharply, went through the bat and pad gap, brushed the right thigh en route to Ramdin who went up in appeal. The bowler joined in late. Lovely delivery, though.

9.5

Baker to Karthik, 1 run, gets off strike with a dab-shot to third man

9.6

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten comprehensively again. It landed on a length and cut away from the stumps and once again, squared-up Yuvraj.

End of over 10 (2 runs) India 43/2 (RR: 4.30)
Yuvraj Singh    2* (7b)      LS Baker    5-0-25-1
KD Karthik    18* (28b 2x4)      JE Taylor    5-1-16-1

10.1

DJ Bravo to Karthik, FOUR, 80.9 mph full delivery almost floated full well outside off and Karthik smashes it through wide mid-off.

10.2

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, 81.3 mph length delivery and its steered to third man

10.3

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, 85.1 mph short-of-length delivery, swatted away past square leg for a single

10.4

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, short in length and outside off stump, guided to third man for a single

10.5

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, pushed wide outside off stump. Bravo is yet to settle down here.

10.5

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

10.6

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and moving away from Yuvraj who is beaten, going for the cover drive.

End of over 11 (8 runs) India 51/2 (RR: 4.63)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (10b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-8-0
KD Karthik    24* (31b 3x4)      LS Baker    5-0-25-1

11.1

Baker to Karthik, no run, full in length, moving in from outside off stump, defended on the front foot

11.2

Baker to Karthik, no run, fuller, around the off stump, Karthik leans forward, gets right behind the line to defend it compactly

11.3

Baker to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle and leg and that line allows Karthik to wrist it for a single

11.4

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, no run, angling away from Yuvraj who allows it to pass him

11.5

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump, line and length went awry there, and Yuvraj square drives it through cover point for a easy boundary

11.6

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stays back to punch a length delivery to mid-off

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 56/2 (RR: 4.66)
Yuvraj Singh    7* (13b 1x4)      LS Baker    6-0-30-1
KD Karthik    25* (34b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-8-0

12.1

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 leg bye, full and moving down the leg side, rolls off the pad to fine-leg

12.2

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten on the drive again. It was angling away from Yuvraj who didn't quite lean across and didn't get close to the line of the ball

12.3

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, checks his on drive and ends up chipping it in the air but it falls short of mid-on

12.4

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off stump, Yuvraj tries to cut it away but can't connect

12.5

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushes it across Yuvraj who cuts to backward point

12.6

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, almost holed out to sweeper cover. Yuvraj moved down the track and went for the big hit over the off-side field but ended up slicing it high towards deep cover but the ball lands short of the fielder rushing in

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 58/2 (RR: 4.46)
Yuvraj Singh    8* (18b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-9-0
KD Karthik    25* (35b 3x4)      LS Baker    6-0-30-1

Sorry, the second Powerplay was taken at the end of the tenth over

13.1

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stretches forward to defend to the off side

13.2

Bernard to Karthik, FOUR, short and wide, cut hard and it flew to the backward point boundary. Whack.

13.3

Bernard to Karthik, no run, 80.2 mph length delivery on the off stump line, driven on the up and straight to cover

13.4

Bernard to Karthik, no run, back of length, on the off stump line, guided to backward point

13.5

Bernard to Karthik, 2 runs, 79,5 mph full delivery outside off stump, Karthik glides forward to ease it to left of mid-off

13.6

Bernard to Karthik, no run, in the channel outside off stump, Karthik is beaten, trying to steer it to third man

End of over 14 (7 runs) India 65/2 (RR: 4.64)
KD Karthik    31* (40b 4x4)      DE Bernard    1-0-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (19b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-9-0

14.1

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short in length, on the middle and leg, turned to short fine-leg region

14.2

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 wide, moving well down the leg side

14.2

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 2 runs, short in length, outside off stump, Karthik punches it through covers

14.3

DJ Bravo to Karthik, no run, full in length outside off stump, driven on the up and well but Dwayne stretches his left hand out to make the stop

14.4

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, Run out of Karthik missed. It was pushed to cover point and they set off for a run. Karthik froze as he saw Bernard rush across from backward point but Yuvraj kept running. Bernard makes a tumbling stop and throws towards the stumps, Bravo was in front of stumps and let it go, thinking it would hit the stumps direct and Bernard is not happy.

14.5

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slashed away through the off side for a single

14.6

DJ Bravo to Karthik, FOUR, goes forward and drives a length delivery on the up and through the line over mid-on for a fine boundary

14.6

DJ Bravo to Karthik, FOUR, goes forward and drives a length delivery on the up and through the line over mid-on for a fine boundary

End of over 15 (10 runs) India 75/2 (RR: 5.00)
KD Karthik    38* (44b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    11* (21b 1x4)      DE Bernard    1-0-7-0

India are moving along nicely after those early blows. It could have been worse, but for the mess up in the previous over. Bernard comes on

15.1

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slightly short of a good length on the off, held its line there and Yuvraj took his bottom-hand off just as he prodded at it, rolled down to point

15.2

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, straying on the pads this time, flicked away stylishly towards deep midwicket, called for the second but Karthik wasn't ready

15.3

Bernard to Karthik, 1 run, a harmless delivery angling in towards middle and leg, dropped wide of midwicket for an easy single

15.4

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, swing and a miss, length delivery outside off, Yuvraj's eyes lit up, attempted to clear the deep-midwicket boundary there but made no contact

15.5

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tight line this, on middle and off, gets back and pushes it back to the bowler

15.6

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower one, full toss on the off stump but Yuvraj didn't pick it, adjusted at the last moment and dabbed it back to the bowler

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 77/2 (RR: 4.81)
Yuvraj Singh    12* (26b 1x4)      DE Bernard    2-0-9-0
KD Karthik    39* (45b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-19-0

16.1

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets back and whips it behind square, gracefully done, was on his toes as he played that

16.2

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, driven off the front foot to mid-off

16.3

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, dropped it short, they've bowled plenty of those today, and for good reason, the Indians have struggled to play it, Yuvraj goes for the pull this time and mistimes it, ends up slicing it into the vacant space wide of midwicket

16.4

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another one, Yuvraj gave him the charge and the bowler, the smart guy that he is, bowled a bounce seeing the batsmen walking forward, Yuvraj could only let it go

16.5

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended back to the bowler

16.6

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, it had been a good over so far but he strays down the leg side this time to spoil it somewhat, wide signalled

16.6

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, teasing him outside off this time, pushed off the front foot to cover, Yuvraj is 14 in 31, quite unusual

End of over 17 (4 runs) India 81/2 (RR: 4.76)
Yuvraj Singh    14* (31b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-23-0
KD Karthik    40* (46b 5x4)      DE Bernard    2-0-9-0

17.1

Bernard to Karthik, 1 run, back of a length on middle, drops it down with soft hands and sets off, easy single

17.2

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, mistimes a pull again, dribbles along to long-on

17.3

Bernard to Karthik, 1 run, slower one bowled fullish outside off, leans into the drive and eases it to long-off

17.4

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, down the leg side, another wide, there have been seven of those today, not good going

17.4

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower one bowled slightly short on the off stump, guided behind a diving point for a single

17.5

Bernard to Karthik, 1 run, angling into the off stump from wide of the crease, prods it wide of point for a single, direct hit at the striker's end but the batsman was way safe

17.6

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, nicely timed, full toss the off stump, chips it in the massive gap between long-on and deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 18 (8 runs) India 89/2 (RR: 4.94)
Yuvraj Singh    18* (34b 1x4)      DE Bernard    3-0-17-0
KD Karthik    43* (49b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-23-0

18.1

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, on middle and leg, driven down the ground to long-on

18.2

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, dropped, but would be really unfair to say that, short of a good length on middle, Yuvraj stood tall and pushed it firmly back to Bravo who dived forward acrobatically but could not get his hands around it, would have been a ripper had he held on to it, but great effort nevertheless

18.3

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, bangs it in short on the off, pulls it down to deep midwicket

18.4

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and gets a quick single, the fielder there was a little late to react allowing the batsman enough time to run through

18.5

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish on middle and off, opens the face slightly and guides it wide of point for a single

18.6

DJ Bravo to Karthik, 1 run, bad ball but doesn't get the treatment, short and wide, slashed away but hardly any force on it, goes to deep point for a single

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 94/2 (RR: 4.94)
KD Karthik    46* (52b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-28-0
Yuvraj Singh    20* (37b 1x4)      DE Bernard    3-0-17-0

19.1

Bernard to Karthik, no run, on the off stump line, tapped to backward point

19.2

Bernard to Karthik, SIX, A paddle-scoop for a six! and that's his fifty. Karthik was Dilshan's team-mate in IPL. He stretched across to outside off stump and paddle-scooped it stunningly over fine-leg boundary. He was outside off stump when he played that shot

19.3

Bernard to Karthik, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

19.4

Bernard to Karthik, no run, full and outside off, driven to cover

19.5

Bernard to Karthik, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to left of cover for a single

19.6

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off stump, steered to backward point

End of over 20 (7 runs) India 101/2 (RR: 5.05)
Yuvraj Singh    20* (38b 1x4)      DE Bernard    4-0-24-0
KD Karthik    53* (57b 5x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    5-0-28-0

Benn to bowl. San: "What? We have 30 more overs to go even for the 1st innings to finish? This looks like a Test match after the surfeit of T20s we had in the last few months."

20.1

Benn to Karthik, 1 run, short in length and outside off, cut hard to deep point region

20.2

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, drifts to the leg side and short as well, Yuvraj pulls it away past the short fine-leg fielder. Easy pickings.

Benn moves to over the wicket now

20.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, better line and length - around the off stump- defended to the on side

20.4

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, lunges out to drag the slog sweep to deep square leg region

20.5

Benn to Karthik, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to right of backward point for a single

20.6

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle stump line, tickled to short fine-leg for a single

End of over 21 (8 runs) India 109/2 (RR: 5.19)
Yuvraj Singh    26* (42b 2x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-8-0
KD Karthik    55* (59b 5x4 1x6)      DE Bernard    4-0-24-0

21.1

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flat and on the off and middle line, pushed back to Gayle, who is wearing the coolers

21.2

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, sign of turn there. Yuvraj was pushing forward to defend and the ball spun past his bat

21.3

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, drags it short and Yuvraj rocks back to pull it high over midwicket boundary. Done effortlessly. And in style.

21.4

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, cut to deep point for a single

21.5

Gayle to Karthik, no run, leans forward to work it to midwicket

21.6

Gayle to Karthik, no run, floated outside off stump, tries to turn it to the on side, misses and the ball goes past the off stump

End of over 22 (7 runs) India 116/2 (RR: 5.27)
KD Karthik    55* (61b 5x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    33* (46b 2x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    1-0-8-0

22.1

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside off stump, left alone

22.2

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Another huge slog sweep. This was gorgeous to watch as well. He went down on his knee and thrashed it into the midwicket stands.

22.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns it past square leg for a single

22.4

Benn to Karthik, no run, stretches forward to push a flighted delivery to cover

22.5

Benn to Karthik, 1 run, fuller, outside off stump, driven to deep cover

22.6

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and just outside off stump, squeezed to short third man region, Karthik wanted a single but is sent back. The throw, though, shoots past the stumps at the non-striker's end and runs down to long-on.

End of over 23 (9 runs) India 125/2 (RR: 5.43)
Yuvraj Singh    41* (50b 2x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    2-0-17-0
KD Karthik    56* (63b 5x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-7-0

23.1

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run

23.2

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, short and outside off stump, cut to right of deep point. The outfield is pretty slow here, today.

23.3

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Biggie. The midwicket boundary is being peppered by Yuvraj Singh. It was another short delivery and Yuvraj goes back and nonchalantly pulls it high over the boundary. Too short again from Gayle. That one traveled to 92 metres. It's a car parking space in that cowcorner and the ball seems to have been lost. And they have found the ball now.

23.4

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, no run, yorker length delivery - good comeback from Gayle- dug out to the off side

23.5

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, leans forward to wrist it past square leg for two runs and that's his 41st ODI fifty. He started off scratchily but is now rattling along at a frenetic pace.

23.6

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, retains the strike with a wristy dab to square leg

End of over 24 (11 runs) India 136/2 (RR: 5.66)
Yuvraj Singh    52* (56b 2x4 3x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-18-0
KD Karthik    56* (63b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    2-0-17-0

24.1

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns in from outside off, swung away to long-on

24.2

Benn to Karthik, 1 run, slower. full and outside off, swept to long leg for a single

24.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten by the quicker one outside off stump, Yuvraj had a hurried stab and missed it

24.4

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, slows up the pace but pitches it full and outside off, in the slot, and Yuvraj thrashes it to wide long-off boundary. Not a man move.

24.5

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns the strike with a flick to square leg

24.6

Benn to Karthik, no run

End of over 25 (7 runs) India 143/2 (RR: 5.72)
KD Karthik    57* (65b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    3-0-24-0
Yuvraj Singh    58* (60b 3x4 3x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-18-0

25.1

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drifts to the pads, turned to deep backward square leg for a single

25.2

Gayle to Karthik, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, full, flicked past square leg and he has handed the strike back to Yuvraj

25.3

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, goes back to punch it down to long-on

25.4

Gayle to Karthik, 2 runs, quicker one but short in length, cut away to deep backward point region for couple of runs

25.5

Gayle to Karthik, 1 run, turning into the pads, turned tp short fine-leg where Taylor makes a mess of it

25.6

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short in length and flatter, cut away to left of short third man where Sarwan dives over the ball!

End of over 26 (10 runs) India 153/2 (RR: 5.88)
Yuvraj Singh    64* (63b 4x4 3x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-28-0
KD Karthik    61* (68b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    3-0-24-0

26.1

Bernard to Karthik, 1 leg bye, full and outside off stump, Karthik was looking to sweep it, misses and it runs off the pad for a leg bye

26.2

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, 72.7 mph length delivery on the off stump line, punched to long-off

26.3

Bernard to Karthik, FOUR, full pitched and slightly wide outside off stump, Karthik reaches out to square drive it high over backward point.

26.4

Bernard to Karthik, no run, shapes to sweep it past short fine-leg but Bernard, perhaps anticipating it, hurled it full and outside off and Karthik is hit on the pad

26.5

Bernard to Karthik, 1 run, gets forward to drive through the off side for a single

26.6

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, low full toss on the leg stump line and Yuvraj laps it around the corner to the deep backward square leg boundary.

End of over 27 (11 runs) India 164/2 (RR: 6.07)
Yuvraj Singh    69* (65b 5x4 3x6)      DE Bernard    5-0-34-0
KD Karthik    66* (72b 6x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-28-0

27.1

Benn to Karthik, 1 run, very full on the off stump line, squeezed through cover point

27.2

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushes the full delivery to the off side

27.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full again, driven to long-off for a single

27.4

Benn to Karthik, no run, on the leg stump line, flicked to short fine-leg

27.5

Benn to Karthik, no run, full and straight, pushed to the on side of the pitch

27.6

Benn to Karthik, no run, full and straight ,can't put that away .. good over

End of over 28 (2 runs) India 166/2 (RR: 5.92)
KD Karthik    67* (76b 6x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    4-0-26-0
Yuvraj Singh    70* (67b 5x4 3x6)      DE Bernard    5-0-34-0

28.1

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans across to drive to cover

28.2

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery on the off stump, pushed to cover

28.3

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, on driven to long-on

28.4

Bernard to Karthik, OUT, The paddle-scoop has done him in this time. He fetched it from outside off but only scooped it straight up for Ramdin to hold a simple catch. Bernard had taken pace off that ball

KD Karthik c †Ramdin b Bernard 67 (123m 77b 6x4 1x6) SR: 87.01

28.5

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, around the off stump, steered to backward point

28.6

Bernard to Dhoni, no run, length delivery moving in towards off stump, defended to the off side

End of over 29 (2 runs) India 168/3 (RR: 5.79)
MS Dhoni    0* (1b)      DE Bernard    6-0-36-1
Yuvraj Singh    72* (71b 5x4 3x6)      SJ Benn    4-0-26-0

29.1

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, stays back to work the flat and quick delivery to deep square leg

29.2

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quick again, on the off stump line, leans forward to defend

29.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full, quick, and outside off stump, Yuvraj went for his slog sweep but mistimed it and ended up dragging it to square leg

29.4

Benn to Dhoni, no run, slower, outside off stump, full, left alone

29.5

Benn to Dhoni, 2 runs, stretches across to square drive to deep point region

29.6

Benn to Dhoni, no run, yorker length just outside off stump, dug out back down the pitch

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 173/3 (RR: 5.76)
MS Dhoni    2* (4b)      SJ Benn    5-0-31-0
Yuvraj Singh    75* (74b 5x4 3x6)      DE Bernard    6-0-36-1

30.1

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, low dipping full toss on the leg and middle, flicked to deep backward square leg

30.2

Bernard to Dhoni, no run, Bernard slips and falls as he releases the ball - it was a length delivery punched to cover - . The trouser is torn and he asks the umpire to cut it off from below knee height! The right leg trouser is till knee high. The crowd roar

30.3

Bernard to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push to point

30.4

Bernard to Dhoni, 2 runs, square drives it for couple of runs

30.5

Bernard to Dhoni, 1 run, just outside off stump, guided to third man

30.6

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, yorker on the off stump line, stabbed to point region

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 178/3 (RR: 5.74)
Yuvraj Singh    77* (76b 5x4 3x6)      DE Bernard    7-0-41-1
MS Dhoni    5* (8b)      SJ Benn    5-0-31-0

31.1

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drives this to long-on for a single. Dhoni on strike.

31.2

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, slower through the air, full and outside off, driven to sweeper cover

31.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, quicker, just outside off stump, Yuvraj takes the bottom-hand off the handle and jabs the ball through cover point

31.4

Benn to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off, steered to backward point

31.5

Benn to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump line, gets forward to defend

31.6

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward to push it through cover point for a single

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 182/3 (RR: 5.68)
MS Dhoni    7* (12b)      SJ Benn    6-0-35-0
Yuvraj Singh    79* (78b 5x4 3x6)      DE Bernard    7-0-41-1

32.1

Bernard to Dhoni, 1 run, full pitched on the middle and off, driven to long-off. Bernard had gone in at the end of last over and has got himself a new trouser

32.2

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, low dipping full toss, on driven to long-on

32.3

Bernard to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss again, looking for the yorker, punched to long-off

32.4

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, full and moving down the leg side, Ramdin collects

32.4

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower one, full, pushed back to the bowler

32.5

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, yorker length but slips down the leg side, Yuvraj tries to flick it but doesn't connect

32.5

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery on the leg and middle line, defended on the front foot

32.6

Bernard to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, again drifting to the leg side and this time, Yuvraj flicks it past short fine-leg fielder.

End of over 33 (9 runs) India 191/3 (RR: 5.78)
Yuvraj Singh    84* (82b 6x4 3x6)      DE Bernard    8-0-50-1
MS Dhoni    9* (14b)      SJ Benn    6-0-35-0

Batting Powerplay has been taken.

33.1

Baker to Dhoni, 1 run, turned to short fine-leg for a single

Neeraj: "Methinks it's high time to drop Rohit Sharma. In the last 10 ODI's in which he's batted, counting today, he's had an average of 28.80, which is rather low considering how inflated the average is because he only got out half of those ten times. He hasn't had a fifty in almost a year, and event though he did well during the IPL, his performance in England convinced me he's no Twenty20 star either. "

33.2

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Awesome. He moved outside leg and smoked a length delivery over covers.

33.3

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, no run, yorker length delivery outside off stump, tries to steer it to third man region but doesn't connect

33.4

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, low full toss outside off stump and Yuvraj crouches, gets down on his knee to time it superbly through extra cover

33.5

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Yuvraj moves to 98 in style. Again, he goes down on the back knee, like he would to a spinner, and swings it high over midwicket boundary. Dhoni and Yuvraj smile as they have a chat.

33.6

Baker to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full delivery, pushed to the off side for a quick single .

End of over 34 (16 runs) India 207/3 (RR: 6.08)
Yuvraj Singh    99* (87b 8x4 4x6)      LS Baker    7-0-46-1
MS Dhoni    10* (15b)      DE Bernard    8-0-50-1

34.1

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, 100 for Yuvraj who celebrates by jumping in the air and pumping his fist. It was pushed to point and they rushed across for the quick single. He started slowly but has exploded in style later on.

34.2

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 run, worked through midwicket for a single . Yuvraj back on strike.

34.3

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length, from round the stumps, slower one, leans forward to defend to the off side

34.4

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj keeps rollicking on here. Full and down leg side, Yuvraj flicks it past short fine-leg fielder

34.5

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Fabulous six over cover boundary. He moved outside leg stump, picked the slower one and lifted it superbly over cover.

34.6

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Rock on Yuvraj. It was short of length delivery on the leg stump line and Yuvraj plays a neat swat-pull to deep backward square-leg boundary

End of over 35 (16 runs) India 223/3 (RR: 6.37)
Yuvraj Singh    114* (92b 10x4 5x6)      JE Taylor    6-1-32-1
MS Dhoni    11* (16b)      LS Baker    7-0-46-1

35.1

Benn to Dhoni, no run, full and on the middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

35.2

Benn to Dhoni, 2 runs, driven uppishly past extra cover and Dhoni will come back for the second run

35.3

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, full and straight, dragged past square leg for a single

35.4

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quicker and flatter outside off, Yuvraj tries to cut but doesn't connect

35.5

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slightly short again, flat-bats it past the bowler to long-off

35.6

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, goes down the track, Benn shortens the length and Dhoni lunges to push it through cover point

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 228/3 (RR: 6.33)
MS Dhoni    15* (20b)      SJ Benn    7-0-40-0
Yuvraj Singh    115* (94b 10x4 5x6)      JE Taylor    6-1-32-1

36.1

Taylor to Dhoni, SIX, Thump. Dhoni is smiling big after playing his special bottom-handed scoop over long-on! It was short of the block hole and Dhoni used his bottom-hand to pick it cleanly over long-on.

36.2

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, length delivery moves in past the prod but they will pick up a leg bye

36.3

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Crash. Bang. Wallop. It was a short delivery outside off stump and Yuvraj pulled it to the cowcorner for a six.

36.4

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, The sixes keep flooding in. What a knock. Full pitched outside off stump and Yuvi has lifted it high over long-off. Lovely swing of the bat.

36.5

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket region

Plenty of you have emailed in hoping for a double ton from Yuvraj.

36.6

Taylor to Yuvraj Singh, no run, 87.7 mph, just short of the blockhole, Yuvraj tries to hit it to the on side but seems to have hit his boot with his bat. He is limping a touch.

End of over 37 (21 runs) India 249/3 (RR: 6.72)
Yuvraj Singh    129* (98b 10x4 7x6)      JE Taylor    7-1-52-1
MS Dhoni    21* (22b 1x6)      SJ Benn    7-0-40-0

37.1

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni hands the strike to Yuvraj with a drive to long-on

37.2

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, he fetches it from outside off and swings it to long-on

37.3

Benn to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni rushes down the track, Benn fires it in yorker length, dug out back to the bowlet

37.4

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, ful again, just short of being a yorker, turned to midwicket

37.5

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quick and flat, mistimes it to midwicket

37.6

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and swings it to deep midwicket

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 253/3 (RR: 6.65)
Yuvraj Singh    131* (101b 10x4 7x6)      SJ Benn    8-0-44-0
MS Dhoni    23* (25b 1x6)      JE Taylor    7-1-52-1

38.1

DJ Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, And Yuvraj is gone now. Storm abates. It was full and down the leg side, poor delivery actually, Yuvraj edges the flick behind the wicket and Ramdin dives to his right to take a very fine catch. What a knock though from Yuvraj. Powerpacked and entertaining. It was a pleasure to watch.

Yuvraj Singh c †Ramdin b DJ Bravo 131 (134m 102b 10x4 7x6) SR: 128.43

38.2

DJ Bravo to Jadeja, OUT, Two in two. It was full and angling away from Jadeja who has a lame poke at it. Fatal.

RA Jadeja c †Ramdin b DJ Bravo 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Yusuf Pathan walks out and he is chewing gum as ever.

38.3

DJ Bravo to Pathan, no run, prevents the hat-trick by stretching well forward to defend

38.4

DJ Bravo to Pathan, no run, short in length, on the middle and off, tapped to backward point

38.5

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, full and on the middle, worked through midwicket for a single

38.6

DJ Bravo to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

End of over 39 (1 run) India 254/5 (RR: 6.51)
MS Dhoni    23* (26b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    6-0-29-2
YK Pathan    1* (3b)      SJ Benn    8-0-44-0

39.1

Benn to Pathan, no run, yorker length on the middle, pushed to the on side of the pitch

39.2

Benn to Pathan, no run, on the off stump line, slight turn, edged to the point region

39.3

Benn to Pathan, no run, quicker, straighter, on the middle, defended on the front foot

39.4

Benn to Pathan, 1 run, errs on the shorter side this time, cut to deep point

39.5

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, low dipping full toss on the middle and leg, wristed to deep backward square leg

39.6

Benn to Pathan, 1 run, lunges forward edge the turning delivery to short third man

End of over 40 (3 runs) India 257/5 (RR: 6.42)
YK Pathan    3* (8b)      SJ Benn    9-0-47-0
MS Dhoni    24* (27b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    6-0-29-2

40.1

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, nudged to backward square leg

40.2

DJ Bravo to Dhoni, no run, slower one, full and on the middle, pushed back to the bowler

40.3

DJ Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, from wide of the crease, on the middle, full in length, worked to midwicket for a single

40.4

DJ Bravo to Pathan, no run, length delivery just outside off stump, sliced to backward point

40.5

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, full and moving in, hit uppishly towards long-off for a single

40.6

DJ Bravo to Dhoni, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, dabbed away to the off side

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 260/5 (RR: 6.34)
MS Dhoni    25* (30b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    7-0-32-2
YK Pathan    5* (11b)      SJ Benn    9-0-47-0

41.1

Benn to Pathan, 1 run, full and quick, hit down to long-on for a single

41.2

Benn to Dhoni, 1 run, skips down the track and turns it to square leg for a single

41.3

Benn to Pathan, no run, slightly short in length, tries to sweep, misses and the ball rolls off the pad

41.4

Benn to Pathan, no run, full and outside off, cut to backward point

41.5

Benn to Pathan, 1 run, goes for the yorker, ends up as a dipping full toss, turned past square leg

41.6

Benn to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump, skidding on, defended to the off side

End of over 42 (3 runs) India 263/5 (RR: 6.26)
MS Dhoni    26* (32b 1x6)      SJ Benn    10-0-50-0
YK Pathan    7* (15b)      DJ Bravo    7-0-32-2

42.1

DJ Bravo to Pathan, no run, 82.6 mph short delivery, Yusuf goes for the pull but can't connect.

42.2

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, cutting in from outside off stump, punched to mid-off for a single

42.3

DJ Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, moves down the track, Bravo slips in a slower one, pushed down to long-on

42.4

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, full pitched on the middle stump line, dragged to deep midwicket

42.5

DJ Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery on the middle, swatted away for a single

42.6

DJ Bravo to Pathan, FOUR, full toss swinging down the leg side and all Yusuf had to do was to get bat on ball and he did it

End of over 43 (8 runs) India 271/5 (RR: 6.30)
YK Pathan    13* (19b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-2
MS Dhoni    28* (34b 1x6)      SJ Benn    10-0-50-0

43.1

Baker to Dhoni, 2 runs, on the legs, flicked to deep backward square leg for a single

43.2

Baker to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, walks down the track and across towards the off side, tries to work a length delivery across the line, misses and is struck on the pad just outside off stump

43.3

Baker to Pathan, 1 run, short in length, hit away to long-on for a single

43.4

Baker to Dhoni, 1 run, takes a couple of steps down the track, the bowler shortens the length and Dhoni opens the bat-face to guide it to left of backward point for a single

43.5

Baker to Pathan, no run, slips in a slower one, full and outside off, swing and a miss from Yusuf

43.6

Baker to Pathan, no run, moves down the leg side, past the attempted flick and Ramdin makes a tumbling stop.

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 276/5 (RR: 6.27)
YK Pathan    14* (22b 1x4)      LS Baker    8-0-50-1
MS Dhoni    31* (37b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    8-0-40-2

44.1

Taylor to Dhoni, no run, from round the stumps, full in length, on the middle, pushed back to Taylor.

44.2

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, on the pads,fails to put wood on leather and it runs off the thigh pad to short fine-leg fielder

44.3

Taylor to Pathan, 1 run, still from round the stumps, full in length and on the middle and leg, nudged to the on side

44.4

Taylor to Dhoni, FOUR, He got away last time but not now. Again on the leg and middle line from round the stumps and Dhoni wrists it past short fine-leg

44.5

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 run, shorter, on the middle stump line, Dhoni misses the pull but will collect a leg bye. Oh the umpire reckons there was some inside-edge there

44.6

Taylor to Pathan, no run, pushed to the off side. Dot ball.

End of over 45 (7 runs) India 283/5 (RR: 6.28)
YK Pathan    15* (24b 1x4)      JE Taylor    8-1-58-1
MS Dhoni    36* (41b 1x4 1x6)      LS Baker    8-0-50-1

45.1

Baker to Dhoni, 1 run, full in length on the off stump line, mistimes the drive to cover

45.2

Baker to Pathan, 1 run, full in length on the off stump line, hit down to long-off

45.3

Baker to Dhoni, no run, a tad short in length, Dhoni tries to force it off the back foot but ends up mistiming it to cover

45.4

Baker to Dhoni, FOUR, moves to the off side and paddles a short of length delivery from outside off to the right of short fine-leg fielder

45.5

Baker to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, hmm ... he tries to reverse sweep/paddle this time, misses and it bounds off the fore arm

45.6

Baker to Pathan, SIX, Yusuf goes down town. He clears the front leg and swings the full delivery high over wide long-on

End of over 46 (13 runs) India 296/5 (RR: 6.43)
YK Pathan    22* (26b 1x4 1x6)      LS Baker    9-0-62-1
MS Dhoni    41* (45b 2x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    8-1-58-1

46.1

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 wide, still from round the stumps, but slips it down the leg side for a wide

46.1

Taylor to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, shorter in length, Dhoni fails to connect with the pull but will rush across for the leg bye

46.2

Taylor to Pathan, OUT, Dhoni falls, attempting to steal a leg bye. It moved past the hurried prod and rolled towards Ramdin. Dhoni rushed across but is caught short of the crease by direct hit from Ramdin

MS Dhoni run out 41 (81m 46b 2x4 1x6) SR: 89.13

46.3

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, gets forward to push it through mid-on

46.4

Taylor to Pathan, no run, 91.4 mph hurries Yusuf who edges it to his pad and the ball rolls to right of the keeper

46.5

Taylor to Pathan, (no ball) FOUR, moves outside leg stump and slices a full delivery to third man boundary.

46.5

Taylor to Pathan, (no ball) 1 run, backs outside leg stump, Taylor fires in a yorker, Yusuf edges his attempted big hit to the on side. But t'was another no-ball from Taylor.

46.5

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, no run, cleans up the stump with a full delivery. Harbhajan had opened-up his stance and tried to swing across the line but missed it completely.

46.6

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, walks down the track and whips the full delivery to deep square leg

End of over 47 (11 runs) India 307/6 (RR: 6.53)
Harbhajan Singh    2* (3b)      JE Taylor    9-1-68-1
YK Pathan    27* (30b 2x4 1x6)      LS Baker    9-0-62-1

47.1

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full toss, swung to backward square leg where Sarwan does well to stop it; it was spinning away from him

47.2

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, dipping yorker length delivery, jabbed to midwicket

47.3

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, walks down the track, Bravo slips in a full toss and Harbhajan lifts it over long-on. Fierce whack.

47.4

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slower one and Harbhajan checks his shot and the ball bounces back to the bowler

47.5

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, picks the slower one early and swings it high and to the wide midwicket boundary where Darren Bravo manages to push it back from the ropes before he goes over the line

47.6

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run

End of over 48 (11 runs) India 318/6 (RR: 6.62)
Harbhajan Singh    12* (8b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    9-0-51-2
YK Pathan    28* (31b 2x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    9-1-68-1

48.1

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, goes for a big hit, doesn't connect properly as he edges it to his pad

48.2

Taylor to Pathan, 1 run, moves outside leg but Taylor follows him, short-arm pulled to deep midwicket

48.3

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, no run, edges another slog to left of Ramdin who makes a tumbling stop

48.4

Taylor to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, very fine yorker on the middle, from round the stumps, dug out to the off side

48.5

Taylor to Pathan, 2 runs, yet another yorker- superb over this - pushed out through mid-on region and by the time Benn rushes in from the deep, they turn back for the second

48.6

Taylor to Pathan, 1 run, just short of the blockhole, driven to deep midwicket

End of over 49 (6 runs) India 324/6 (RR: 6.61)
YK Pathan    32* (34b 2x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    10-1-74-1
Harbhajan Singh    14* (11b 1x6)      DJ Bravo    9-0-51-2

49.1

DJ Bravo to Pathan, SIX, moves outside leg stump, Bravo goes for the yorker but ends up hurling a low full toss which has diappeared over deep backward square leg. Whoosh.

49.2

DJ Bravo to Pathan, no run, The bat goes flying out of Yusuf's hands. A big swing and a miss and the bat is out as well. Yusuf smiles.

49.3

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, drags the slower one from outside off to square leg where Chanders makes a diving stop

49.4

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, bangs it in short, Harbhajan flat-bats it to long-off

49.5

DJ Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, swung to deep midwicket for a single. Harbhajan thinks about a second but the throw is accurate and quick.

49.6

DJ Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, Yusuf hugs Harbhajan who is all smiles after the big hit to finish the innings. He picked the slower one early, went down on his knee and thrashed it high over long-on boundary.

Powered by Yuvraj Singh's entertaining hundred, India end up on a huge 339. Join us in a short while for the chase.

End of over 50 (15 runs) India 339/6
Harbhajan Singh    21* (13b 2x6)      DJ Bravo    10-0-66-2
YK Pathan    40* (38b 2x4 2x6)      JE Taylor    10-1-74-1
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Jun 26, 2009

Darren Bravo cuts, West Indies v India, 1st ODI, Kingston, June 26, 2009

Darren Bravo cuts

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Jun 26, 2009

Yusuf Pathan and Harbhajan are all smiles as India scored 339, West Indies v India, 1st ODI, Kingston, June 26, 2009

Yusuf Pathan and Harbhajan are all smiles as India scored 339

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