Result
4th ODI, Vadodara, Jan 31 2007, West Indies tour of India
341/3
(41.4/50 ov, target 342)
181
India won by 160 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Tendulkar fires India to series win

Sachin Tendulkar's century lead an emphatic Indian batting performance, pushing them to a massive 160-run win and a 3-1 series triumph at Vadodara

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Scorecard summary
India341/3(50 overs)
West Indies181(41.4 overs)

West Indies have surrendered rather meekly. The players, from both the teams, shake hands. And with the umpires. Greg Chappell is out there as well, greeting the players and the umpires. Smiles all around the Indian camp. So that's that. West Indies's tour of India is done and dusted. Brian Lara's last ODI innings in India ended up in tragic circumstances. Sachin Tendulkar had a great day though. Stroked a fine 100 before leading , after Dravid left the field due to cramps, the side to an easy win.

Man-of-the-Match Sachin Tendulkar . He has been nominated as the Man of the Series as well. "Ya. Much needed. I was playing well but not converting it. So this was pretty good.... I am quite happy. "

Arun Lal, the presenter, says something about how Tendulkar played like Tendulkar that we know and such stuff. Tendulkar looked grim and then said. :" I have always played the way I wanted to play according to the situation. I have been playing for a long while now,( read... I know what I am doing) so people should appreciate that." Ah! firm reply to the critics.

Lara has been awarded Rs 2 Lakh for playing his last ODI innings in Indian soil. Pity he had to go the way he did but that's that.

This is Sriram Veera, along with Sajan Nair, signing off. Ciao!

41.4
w
Yuvraj Singh to Powell, OUT
That's it. India wrap up the series with a comfortable win. Powell attempts to pull a slow delivery from Yuvraj, is too early into the stroke and skies it to for Raina to hold a simple catch at cover.
DBL Powell c sub (SK Raina) b Yuvraj Singh 1 (5m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50
41.3
Yuvraj Singh to Powell, no run
drifts on the off stump line, defended to the off side
41.2
Yuvraj Singh to Powell, no run
on the middle stump line, worked to the on side
41.1
Yuvraj Singh to Powell, no run
well outside the off stump, he reaches out for it but can't get to it
end of over 412 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 181/9CRR: 4.41 • RRR: 17.88 • Need 161 from 54b
Daren Powell1 (4)
Ian Bradshaw14 (16)
Ajit Agarkar9-0-40-2
Yuvraj Singh4-0-17-0
40.6
1
Agarkar to Powell, 1 run
Agarkar tries his luck with short pitched stuff again but this time he is pulled to long leg
40.5
Agarkar to Powell, no run
swinging yorker, on the middle stump line, almost beaten, pushes it out to midwicket
40.4
Agarkar to Powell, no run
slides that one in with a round-arm action, on the off and middle, defended to the off side
40.3
Agarkar to Powell, no run
attempts a yorker, outside off stump, stabbed away to the on side
40.2
w
Agarkar to Emrit, OUT
Uthappa takes a very good catch. Agarkar bangs it short, at the off stump line and Emrit pulls weakly and it looks as if it would drop short of Uthappa at midwicket but he dives forward to take a neat catch
RR Emrit c Uthappa b Agarkar 13 (34m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.39
40.1
1
Agarkar to Bradshaw, 1 run
low full toss, outside off, steered to deep point
end of over 402 runs
WI: 179/8CRR: 4.47 • RRR: 16.30 • Need 163 from 60b
Rayad Emrit13 (32)
Ian Bradshaw13 (15)
Yuvraj Singh4-0-17-0
Ajit Agarkar8-0-38-1
39.6
Yuvraj Singh to Emrit, no run
39.5
Yuvraj Singh to Emrit, no run
wide outside off, left alone
39.4
1
Yuvraj Singh to Bradshaw, 1 run
low full toss, comes down the track and drives to long on
39.3
Yuvraj Singh to Bradshaw, no run
slightly short of length, cut past point
39.2
Yuvraj Singh to Bradshaw, no run
tossed up, outside off, Bradshaw plays for the spin- Yuvraj rarely turns, only at the top of the run-up, and is beaten
39.1
1
Yuvraj Singh to Emrit, 1 run
end of over 393 runs
WI: 177/8CRR: 4.53 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 165 from 66b
Rayad Emrit12 (29)
Ian Bradshaw12 (12)
Ajit Agarkar8-0-38-1
Yuvraj Singh3-0-15-0
38.6
1
Agarkar to Emrit, 1 run
driven to Ganguly at long on. He fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end
38.5
Agarkar to Emrit, no run
swing and a miss. In the zone outside off stump, on a length, Emrit doesn't move his front foot, just has a swing and the ball shaves past outside edge
Best performances - batsmen
SR Tendulkar
100 runs (76)
10 fours
1 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
01311112016425
R Dravid
78 runs (109)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
14 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
56291641620
Best performances - bowlers
A Kumble
O
7
M
1
R
27
W
2
Eco
3.85
AB Agarkar
O
9
M
0
R
40
W
2
Eco
4.44
Match details
Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of India
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Player Of The Series
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultIndia won the 4-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 2493
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days31 January 2007 (50-over match)
Umpires
Amiesh Saheba
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
Suresh Shastri
Reserve Umpire
Jasbir Singh
Match Referee
Alan Hurst