Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
27 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 186/7 | RR: 6.88

  • Denesh Ramdin14 (6b)
  • Harbhajan Singh5-0-35-2
  • Ashish Nehra5-1-21-3

A challenging score target set by West Indies here, despite all the interruptions; India need 195 to win in 27 overs by way of the D-L method. It had seemed for a bit that India were in control of things once Gayle and Morton fell, but Chanderpaul and Sarwan ensured the home team never slipped up, and the batsmen who followed, especially Darren Bravo, and Ramdin in the end, have given their team a good shot at taking a lead in the series. Nehra bowled brilliantly for his 3 for 21, but India's top order has to fire here; they were blown away in the last game, and have to step up now if they wish to consolidate India's impressive ODI record this year. Join us in a bit for the run-chase.

Nithin: "I don't get Dhoni's management of the bowlers. Nehra and Harbhajan have been the best bowlers so far and yet, they won't be fully utilized now. Ditto with Jadeja in a couple of recent matches. He has consistently failed to utilize the best bowlers on the day and it has cost him almost every time. "

26.6
W
Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, OUT, well struck but straight down long-on's throat, short on the off, pulled away flat to Ishant who takes a sharp one

JE Taylor c I Sharma b Harbhajan Singh 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

26.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, 1 run, down the track and pushed away wide of long-on for a single
26.4
4
Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, FOUR runs, Yusuf concedes a boundary, an ill-timed dive in the deep as Ramdin smashed that wide of cover and he palms it off to the ropes, how costly will his lapses prove?
26.3
6
Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, SIX runs, biggy, gave it some air and Ramdin sensed a chance, charging down the track and clearing long-off with ease
26.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, falls safe, was the doosra, landed on a length and Taylor tried to smash that over midwicket, got a top-edge that landed just short of short fine leg
26.1
1
Harbhajan Singh to Ramdin, 1 run, slow through the air, short outside off, cut away to deep cover for a single

Harbhajan to bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
26 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 173/6 | RR: 6.65

  • Denesh Ramdin2 (2b)
  • Ashish Nehra5-1-21-3
  • Yusuf Pathan4-0-28-1

A superb over at the death by Nehra, dismissing the siblings to help India claw back

25.6
W
Nehra to DJ Bravo, OUT, excellent catch by Dhoni, full and wide, goes hard at the drive, gets a thick edge and the Indian captain flings himself to his right to pluck that one-handed and see the back of Bravo

DJ Bravo c †Dhoni b Nehra 14 (32m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

25.5
1
Nehra to Ramdin, 1 run, nice tight line, targeting the blockhole, lands just short of the crease, squeezes it to extra cover for a single again
25.4
1
Nehra to DJ Bravo, 1 run, full outside off, pushes it to extra cover along the ground for a single this time
25.3
0
Nehra to DJ Bravo, no run, length ball and should have been dealt with, Bravo was in a good position to do so, giving himself room to clear extra cover but made no contact
25.2
1
Nehra to Ramdin, 1 run, slashed away to third man for a single

Ramdin, the new man in

The end of an entertaining, a highly pleasurable knock. West Indies are in a strong position here. They need to eye 190 here

25.1
W
Nehra to DM Bravo, OUT, timber! In the blockhole on middle, Darren makes room to swing that past midwicket but misses and the stumps take a beating!

DM Bravo b Nehra 21 (16m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Nehra comes into the attack now

END OF OVER:
25 | 14 Runs | WI: 170/4 | RR: 6.80

  • Darren Bravo21 (14b)
  • Dwayne Bravo13 (16b)
  • Yusuf Pathan4-0-28-1
  • RP Singh5-0-34-0
24.6
1
Pathan to DM Bravo, 1 run, comes down the track and bunts it down the ground to midwicket for a single
24.5
2
Pathan to DM Bravo, 2 runs, mistimes an attempt to clear midwicket this time but gets a couple nevertheless
24.4
4
Pathan to DM Bravo, FOUR runs, aah, that flourish, full on middle, length ball and smashes it over Yusuf's head for a one bounce four, gave that a good thump

India 2nd innings Partnerships

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