Player of the Match
Player of the Match
363dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

India snatch high-scoring thriller

Yuvraj Singh made up for the absence of key players with an explosive century and led his team to a hard-fought win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
131(102) 10x4 - 7x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 34 runs
  • 4x4 - 2x6
9 1 11 20 45 7 18 20
KD Karthik
KD Karthik
67(77) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 10 6 20 10 9 7 1

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nehra
O7.1
M1
R49
W3
Eco6.83
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O8
M0
R56
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Gayle: "It was a good innings from Yuvraj but having said that it was a good game. Looking to square up the series on Sunday. It was a good effort from the batsmen. Majority of us got starts. I thought Darren Bravo played well."

Dhoni: "Most of the guys thought we had won the game once we had 7 wickets down. That's the mistake we should not commit. The difference might be 20 runs but it was lot closer than that. Yuvraj played very well. I depend on him a lot. He bats at No 4 and is consistent. He has proved himself time and again. We are happy to win game."

Man of the Match - Yuvraj Singh: "It was good. Initially, I was trying to get used to the pace of the wicket. I was struggling for the first 20 balls. As I got going, I got the momentum and played a few shots. It's bit different when you come back to play 50-over cricket after playing so many Twenty20. "

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48.1
W
Nehra to Ramdin, OUT, And India win the game by 20 runs. Ramdin went for the big hit over mid-off but couldn't clear the cordon. Harbhajan Singh takes the catch at mid-off and hugs Yuvraj. Fine effort from West Indies to come close but no cigar. India might wonder how it go so close in the end despite the absence of any top-order batsmen or any power hitters. The wides and the numerous deliveries on and outside the leg stump would have made Dhoni lose some more hair.

Hang on for post-match ceremony.

D Ramdin c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra 29 (44m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 111.53

Nehra to bowl. 21 from 12 balls. Discussions in the middle and advice from the crowd. It's all happening.

END OF OVER:
48 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 319/9 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 10.50)

  • Lionel Baker0 (2b)
  • Denesh Ramdin29 (25b)
  • RP Singh7-0-44-1
  • Ashish Nehra7-1-49-2
47.6
0
Singh to Baker, no run, again moves forward, gets behind the line of a length delivery and presents the full face in defense. Over to you Ramdin.
47.5
0
Singh to Baker, no run, full, straight, on the off and middle, Baker leans forward to defend compactly.
47.5
1w
Singh to Baker, 1 wide, Ah! yet another wide. This time down the leg side. Dhoni gathers and has a look at the scoreboard.
47.4
W
Singh to Benn, OUT, Clatter! Full in length, moves in, Benn goes for the leg side, has a big swing but missed it completely. Baker walks in. 22 from 14.

SJ Benn b Singh 7 (17m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

47.3
1
Singh to Ramdin, 1 run, full and straight, driven to mid-on for a single

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st65CH GayleRS Morton
2nd35RR SarwanRS Morton
3rd51S ChanderpaulRR Sarwan
4th37S ChanderpaulDJ Bravo
5th36S ChanderpaulDM Bravo
6th17JE TaylorDM Bravo
7th9JE TaylorD Ramdin
8th44DE BernardD Ramdin
9th24SJ BennD Ramdin
10th1LS BakerD Ramdin