Phew! what a dramatic draw! The last pair had 19 balls to survive, 19 tense deliveries, and they did it. Dravid entrusted the onus of bowling the last over to Sreesanth, the man who had got rid of Lara and Sarwan earlier in the day. For West Indies, it was Corey Colleymore who had to face the burden and he shouldered it. And the ARG venue, hosting its last Test, has been the stage for a great Test match.
West Indies led the first two days, after bowling out India for not-so-many, and running to a lead before India forged ahead in the third day. They further consolidated on the fourth day, moving into a position of strength and it all came down to the final day. India won the first session, West Indies the second, while the third almost went to India. Just one final nail was left to be hammered to the coffin, but egged on by a vociferous crowd, the West Indian tail stood up valiantly and waged a great battle.
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Sreesanth pulls out from bowling , just at the point of delivery., The tension must be killing the young man from Kerala., The last ball of the Test coming up. Fasten your seatbelts!
Dhoni rushes to have a chat with Sreesanth. Ganga goes across to have a word with the batsman! Crowd are cheering..
Three slips, a gully, silly point, short leg and a short midwicket in place.
Down to 6 balls now, Collymore on strike and it will be Sreesanth to bowl the final over of the day. The last man standing!
Slip, gully and a short leg on the off side - Leg slip and two shorts leg on the leg side - in total 6 men around the bat. This is the last ball of Kumble!
Can they hold back India for 12 more balls?!
five slips! a short leg, a leg slip in place
Sreesanth, the man who got Sarwan and Lara in this innings, will have a bowl