Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

26.4
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

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

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

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
24.3
4
Pathan to DM Bravo, FOUR runs, that's bludgeoned, the length was right as he came down the track and drilled it along the ground to beat long-off by a mile, powerfully struck

India 2nd innings Partnerships

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