Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Phew! A superb game in the end after all those interruptions and frustrating delays. Dhoni's six off the second ball proved decisive in the outcome, and they now stand a chance of completing a hat-trick of ODI series wins this year, all overseas with their previous two victories coming against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. West Indies fought hard, but the question will linger as to why the expensive Taylor was chosen ahead of Rampaul to bowl that last over. The gamble didn't work, and with a game to play, the best they can have from here is a squared series. The teams go at each other again in St Lucia in a couple of days, and you can bet they'll given it their all to make amends - India for their early exit from the World Twenty20 in England, and West Indies to improve upon their record in what has been a disappointing year in ODIs. Stay tuned, and we'll get you the details from the presentation.

Gayle: "The weather played a part, but we can't do much about that. They started off with a flier, but we tried to pull it back. Credit to Dhoni for the way he played in the last over. It was a pretty good wicket to bat on, and I'm disappointed I got out at an important stage. Sarwan was run-out at a crucial point in time. It was a fast outfield and Dhoni ran well to keep our fielders under pressure."

Dhoni is the Man of the Match.

Dhoni: "The D-L method got us onto the back foot. We weren't able to use the second powerplay. The openers started well, and the bowlers did a good job too. We rely on our openers to perform, and Gambhir was the sheet anchor today, playing the spinners well, over the covers and midwicket. He's also a good runner between the wickets. We knew the last over would come from the end where a swing over the leg side would carry to the ropes with the help of the strong wind, and it worked."

That's all we have from here folks. Thanks a lot for your patience. It's been a long, frustrating day and we've managed to see it through, thanks to some entertainment over the last few hours to make our wait worth its time. We'll see you again in a couple of days for the final ODI, and lets hope the weather doesn't get on our nerves the way it did today. Goodnight, sleep well, and we'll see you again soon. On behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, it's Sid Talya signing off. Adios!

21.5
1
Taylor to Pathan, 1 run, short outside off, pushed off the back foot to cover and Dhoni makes it to seal the game

1 off 2 to take a 2-1 lead. The field is brought up. It's upto Yusuf now. The crowd deserved a thriller for its patience, and it's got it. Taylor comes in....

21.4
1
Taylor to Dhoni, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, hangs his bat out, gets an inside edge behind square to tie the scores with two balls to go

2 off 3

21.3
2
Taylor to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dwayne Bravo fumbles in the deep, drilled down the ground to long-on and the blip allows them to come back for the second

What a blow. 4 off 4

21.2
6
Taylor to Dhoni, SIX runs, that's swung away into the stands!! Picked the slower one, it was bowled full outside off and the Indian captain connected superbly, dispatching it over deep midwicket

10 off 5

21.1
1lb
Taylor to Pathan, 1 leg bye, angling it into the pads, tries to smash it over midwicket, brushes the pads and they take a leg bye

11 needed off the last six deliveries. The sparse crowd is up on its feet. Jerome Taylor is asked to bowl the last over. Not Rampaul. This is a big move, Taylor's proved expensive thus far. What can Yusuf do?

END OF OVER:
21 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 148/4 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.04, RRR: 11.00)

  • MS Dhoni37 (31b)
  • Yusuf Pathan0 (0b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-27-1
  • Ravi Rampaul4-0-26-0

Excellent over from Bravo

20.6
0
DJ Bravo to Dhoni, no run, dot ball, short on the off, pushed back to the bowler, doesn't get the single, this could be going down to the last ball

11 off 7

It had been a controlled chase for the most part, but things are pretty even at this stage with seven balls left. Yusuf Pathan comes in. These two didn't get it past England in the ICC World Twenty20. Can they make amends here?

20.5
W
DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, OUT, he's skied that, length ball on middle, was the slower one again, tried to clear deep midwicket but mistimed it, Bernard ran in from deep midwicket and took it with little difficulty, are India throwing it away here?

RG Sharma c Bernard b DJ Bravo 11 (19m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

11 needed off 8

20.4
2
DJ Bravo to RG Sharma, 2 runs, Rohit makes room and lofts that over the bowler's head, just wide of the sliding long-on fielder for a couple,Morton almost overran that, but not much damage done
20.3
1
DJ Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, slower one, three in a row, short outside off, punched to extra cover right at the edge of the circle for a single
20.2
2
DJ Bravo to Dhoni, 2 runs, slower one but dragged really short, pulled away between deep square leg and deep midwicket for a couple

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st84G GambhirKD Karthik
2nd24MS DhoniG Gambhir
3rd9MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
4th31MS DhoniRG Sharma
5th11MS DhoniYK Pathan