Result
4th ODI (D/N), Indore, Dec 8 2011, West Indies tour of India
418/5
(49.2/50 ov, target 419)
265
India won by 153 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by George Binoy

Sehwag wins series for India with record 219

Virender Sehwag's record-breaking performance led India to 418 for 5, their highest ODI total, and sealed victory in the five-match series against West Indies

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Dustin Silgardo
Scorecard summary
India418/5(50 overs)
West Indies265(49.2 overs)

I shall leave you with that, but do read George Binoy's bulletin and stay tuned for Sidharth Monga's piece on Sehwag's record innings. Goodnight and good luck.

It's been a day when India, after producing a Neil Armstrong in Tendulkar, have now got a Buzz Aldrin in Virender Sehwag. Unlike Aldrin, though, everyone will remember who Sehwag is.

Sehwag: "I was cheering for Sachin when he got his double-hundred and it's great to emulate that and break his record. I'd love to come back to Madhya Pradesh. The crowd has been great and thanks to them for cheering every run ...

"The pitch was great and allowed you to play your shots. I think you can only get a double-hundred when you're experienced. The last time I played 47 overs I got 175, this time I got 200.

"Rahul Sharma is a good prospect because he bowls at around 90kph and if it stops and turns then it becomes hard for the batsman."

Sehwag is of course Man of the Match.

He also gets a special prize of ten lakhs for reaching the world record. Is that the going rate for a world record?

Sammy: "Sehwag's destroyed bowlers all over the world. We bowled some good balls but he played better shots. The pitch was a belter and we got pegged back by their spinners. But we managed to get past 250. There was some hope because we had seen South Africa chase 400 plus. But they kept taking wickets and that made it hard."

Now for the presentation. Any guesses for the Man of the Match. Somehow the achievement of the double-hundred seems to hit home only when Ravi Shastri booms out what happened

"Well, whether you remember it or not, Sachin's double also yielded the same result- India winning by a margin of 153 runs." Well spotted Sash. India did win by 153 runs in Gawlior

All that will be forgotten though. This match will forever be remembered for Sehwag's 219

Well that was a rather tame end with Ramdin missing a possible maiden hundred. But the story of today is one man. Virender Sehwag. The spinners took nine of the ten wickets with Rahul Sharma taking three wickets on debut and Ravindra Jadeja turning in remarkable figures of 3 for 34 in 10 overs on a pitch where every other bowler took some tap.

49.2
w
Raina to Ramdin, OUT
and he's thrown it away. Skies an attempted slog-sweep and mid-on keeps his nerve to hold a really high catch
D Ramdin c RG Sharma b Raina 96 (133m 96b 12x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
49.1
Raina to Ramdin, no run
that's played to long-on. But Ramdin refuses the single. He wants the ton

Ramdin will be on strike, needing four runs for a first ODI century

end of over 499 runs
WI: 265/9CRR: 5.4 • RRR: 154.00 • Need 154 from 6b
Sunil Narine27 (33)
Denesh Ramdin96 (94)
Rohit Sharma5-0-39-0
Suresh Raina6-0-17-1
48.6
RG Sharma to Narine, no run
nice length and Narine defends
48.5
RG Sharma to Narine, no run
full on middle stump and defended off the front foot
48.4
4
RG Sharma to Narine, FOUR runs
short and punched off the back foot to the vacant cover fence
48.3
RG Sharma to Narine, no run
pushed to cover point

India now bringing the field in to Narine. finally, they've decided to make it harder for Ramdin to get a hundred

48.2
1
RG Sharma to Ramdin, 1 run
this one pitches and driven to long-on
48.1
4
RG Sharma to Ramdin, FOUR runs
that's a big full toss and Ramdin just slams it to midwicket. Shocking ball from Rohit

"@aniket: In defence to indian team,this west indies team doesn't really have genuine tailenders....they are more like bowling allrounders!!" Kavya, I think Aniket's point is India seem to be treating Mithun and Vinay as batting allrounders. Eight overs between them

end of over 481 runs
WI: 256/9CRR: 5.33 • RRR: 81.50 • Need 163 from 12b
Sunil Narine23 (29)
Denesh Ramdin91 (92)
Suresh Raina6-0-17-1
Rohit Sharma4-0-30-0
47.6
Raina to Narine, no run
angled in and defended back
47.5
Raina to Narine, no run
full on off stump and driven to cover point
47.4
Raina to Narine, no run
full and defended back to the bowler
47.3
1
Raina to Ramdin, 1 run
full and driven hard but long-on gets across quickly to his left to keep it to one
47.2
Raina to Ramdin, no run
back- foot drive finds midwicket
47.1
Raina to Ramdin, no run
rocks back but can't time the punch and finds short extra cover
end of over 478 runs
WI: 255/9CRR: 5.42 • RRR: 54.66 • Need 164 from 18b
Sunil Narine23 (26)
Denesh Ramdin90 (89)
Rohit Sharma4-0-30-0
Suresh Raina5-0-16-1
46.6
RG Sharma to Narine, no run
full and defended easily
46.5
1
RG Sharma to Ramdin, 1 run
short of a length and the cut is bottom-edged
46.4
2
RG Sharma to Ramdin, 2 runs
worked away to the leg side

Hard to think why India haven't given Vinay and Mithun a few more overs at the tail

46.3
1
RG Sharma to Narine, 1 run
pitched on leg and worked away to square leg
Best performances - batsmen
V Sehwag
219 runs (149)
25 fours
7 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
leg glance
60 runs
10 fours
0 sixes
1231284716243526
D Ramdin
96 runs (96)
12 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
29 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
44186229924
Best performances - bowlers
RA Jadeja
O
10
M
2
R
34
W
3
Eco
3.40
R Sharma
O
10
M
0
R
43
W
3
Eco
4.30
Match details
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of India
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 3223
Season2011/12
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 days8 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Rahul Sharma
Umpires
Tony Hill
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
Nandan
Match Referee
David Boon