Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is all from this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Johnson Charles is the Man of the Match. Charles: "That was a good innings, previous game I struggled a bit. Me and Bravo have always been batting good, I enjoy batting with him. Wicket improved a bit, it got flatter and was more of a batting pitch. I would have liked to get three figures and carry my team to victory. I am disappointed about it."

Kieron Pollard: "We find ways to get into these positions, but we won in the end. Teams of the past could have just fallen, that shows the belief of everyone in the team, victories such as these bring us together. We wanted to go to Trinidad with two wins, does not matter how we have done it, but we have. We should not be overconfident though, should win these sort of games easily. Thanks to the crowd for the support. Bravo [sitting out] was precautionary, we have Pakistan coming up, he has five or six days to get ready, hopefully he should be taking the mantle in Trinidad, with Ravi we are not sure."

Virat Kohli: "The way the wicket played in the second innings, the score was not enough, but it was completely different in the morning, it was damp, it got good to bat on later. There were times when you are under pressure and you miss him (Dhoni) because he is calm under pressure. We tried to take as many wickets as possible, one or two edges going to the fielders would have been different, we were close to winning it. There was a bit of spungy bounce in the morning, it was turning for Narine. It was just a matter of one wicket. Great game by West Indies, great fight by us, great entertainment."

What an entertainer. What a nerve-shredder. Roach gets hugs from his team-mates. West Indies recovered from 26 for 3 to 142 for 3 before India clawed back with all those wickets. A limited-overs attack that gets slammed so regularly for failure to plug run leaks came within a wicket of defending 229. India will take heart from that. West Indies should have won this in a canter, they did it in a crawl, but they have two wins out of two, and will go to Trinidad full of confidence. What a turnaround from Charles, full of outrageous strokes after his struggle against Sri Lanka

BJ: "Didn't Roach score the winning runs against Pakistan too? Easy game this cricket for him huh."

Kuldeep: "Looks like Indian bowlers have just forgotten what a yorker is!!!"

Yadav to Roach, 1 run, Roach finishes it with a flick off the pads to a full delivery and holds his arms aloft as the ball scoots past square leg, El Tino punches the air

Short cover, almost a silly point

Yadav to Roach, no run, a full delivery pushed straight to extra cover
Yadav to Roach, no run, squeezes a good length ball to backward point, what a sensible hand from Roach

Hariharan: "Can someone atleast try bowling a yorker now?"

Yadav to Best, 1 run, strays on the pads from back of a length and the scores are tied with a nudge to square leg, the horns could not get any louder at Sabina Park

Kohli thought about Raina, then gave the ball to Umesh

47 | 4 Runs | WI: 228/9 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.85, RRR: 0.66)

  • Tino Best2 (9b)
  • Kemar Roach13 (29b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar7-1-36-1
  • Umesh Yadav9-2-41-3
Kumar to Best, 1 run, priceless from Tino now, on the front foot, opens the face late and gets the single to third man
Kumar to Roach, 1 run, Roach gets to the other end with one ball remaining with a calm, firm punch wide of mid off, supercool stuff from the birthday boy

Crowd clapping and egging Roach on

Kumar to Roach, no run, punched to extra cover off the back foot
Kumar to Roach, no run, flashes and misses outside off stump
Kumar to Roach, 2 runs, priceless, Roach waits on the crease, opens the face and beats backward point for two runs

Samson: "DK, Kohli, Rohit all remind me of a classroom without class teacher. Everybody is a class monitor and has an opinion! :)"

Kumar to Roach, no run, shortish and widish, he tries a whiplash cut and is beaten

Bhuvneshwar gets another bowl finally

46 | 1 Run | WI: 224/9 (6 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.86, RRR: 1.50)

  • Tino Best1 (8b)
  • Kemar Roach10 (24b)
  • Umesh Yadav9-2-41-3
  • Ravindra Jadeja10-1-50-0
Yadav to Best, no run, this was wide and Tino went for an extravagant cut, could not connect
Yadav to Roach, 1 run, strays on the pad, and is picked to fine leg
Yadav to Roach, no run, tries to force a short of a length ball just outside off stump, but finds no timing at all
Yadav to Roach, no run, punches a short of driving length ball to the bowler
Yadav to Roach, no run, turns a back of a length ball to midwicket

BJ: "Regardless of how the Windies have seemingly thrown away what should've been a somewhat straightforward victory, this is certainly making for an entertaining finish!"

Yadav to Roach, no run, squeezed out towards point, who dives in his eagerness to prevent the single

Dheeman : "Perfect time for one more mention of Dhoni's name and what a great captain he is. (Hope he gets us the last one)."

Umesh replaces Suresh, there is a slip in

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

13CH GayleJ Charles
12DS SmithJ Charles
1MN SamuelsJ Charles
116DM BravoJ Charles
13KA PollardJ Charles
6D RamdinJ Charles
36DJG SammyJ Charles
14KAJ RoachJ Charles
9KAJ RoachSP Narine
10TL BestKAJ Roach