Player of the Match
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226dThe Report by George Binoy

Kohli and Rohit overpower West Indies

Virat Kohli's methodical century and Rohit Sharma's efficient finishing act led India to a 2-0 lead on a drizzly day in Visakhapatnam

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
V Kohli
117(123) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 38 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 25 19 12 20 6 9 21
RG Sharma
RG Sharma
90(98) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 16 22 7 10 16 17

Best performances - Bowlers

UT Yadav
UT Yadav
O10
M0
R38
W3
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
RA Jadeja
O9
M2
R39
W2
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

2 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

The way Rohit and Kohli batted would suggest that this was a cakewalk but it wasn't so. Things could have been tougher for India had West Indies applied the pressure, perhaps attacked a bit more. The field was pushed back for the part-timers and it seemed like they were waiting for India to throw it away and panic. The Kohli-Rohit stand bodes well for India. It's ironic that these two are competing for the No.6 slot in Tests.

Had it not been for Rampaul's freaky 86 at No.10, this match would have been hopelessly one-sided. The crowd had a full game and certainly got their money's worth. One worry for India - the inability to bowl yorkers and finish things off with the ball when the opposition is beaten and down. Wasim and Waqar were experts at this.

Here's the presentation:

Sammy: That last-wicket stand gave us a lot of inspiration. It shows the fight in this team. We just can't get over the line though. Sooner rather than later we can get that final push. We'll keep our head up and come strongly at the Indians again. Roach's had a tough six months with catches being dropped off him."

Sehwag: Our bowlers did fantastically with the new ball. It was an off day for Ashwin but Jadeja bowled well. Great innings by Rampaul. The day belongs to him. I tried all combinations to get him out. Rohit and Virat batted very maturely."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: Two centuries in two games at this venue but the pitches were different. This one needed more hard work. People love cricket here and they come out in thousands. Always great to bat with Rohit, we can learn to build partnerships. Always a pleasure to watch him bat. Not much of dew surprisingly. It was seaming around early on. I know the feeling when you go through a bad patch I hope to extend this good form."

That's it from us here. Thanks very much for joining us. The cricket never stops. We'll see you again very soon. Cheers.

48.1
4
Russell to Jadeja, FOUR runs, and Jadeja does the honours and Rohit has the satisfaction of seeing India through! Short and pulled away past midwicket, India get a 2-0 lead

The century will elude Rohit

48.1
2w
Russell to Sharma, 2 wides, too wide, too wide for him to chase that! Fumble by the keeper and that allows another run

END OF OVER:
48 | 11 Runs | INDIA: 264/5 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 3.00)

  • Rohit Sharma90 (98b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja5 (7b)
  • Kemar Roach10-0-40-2
  • Ravi Rampaul10-1-62-2
47.6
1
Roach to Sharma, 1 run, punches it past the bowler and down the ground
47.5
6
Roach to Sharma, SIX runs, elegant! Slower ball on the off stump and he gets under the bounce and lofts through the line over long-off, clean strike, he's on 89
47.4
1
Roach to Jadeja, 1 run, tucks it down to square leg for a quick single
47.3
2
Roach to Jadeja, 2 runs, makes room and swats a length delivery over extra cover for a couple

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3V SehwagPA Patel
2nd26G GambhirV Sehwag
3rd55V SehwagV Kohli
4th163RG SharmaV Kohli
5th1SK RainaRG Sharma
6th22RG SharmaRA Jadeja