Player of the Match
Player of the Match
763dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Profligate West Indies escape with thrilling win

The pursuit of the money shot nearly cost West Indies what should have been an easy win, and it took a 10-run stand for the last wicket in front of a nervous full house

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

J Charles
97(100) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 37 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 7 5 9 8 24 22 21
RG Sharma
RG Sharma
60(89) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
11 0 4 20 9 2 6 8

Best performances - Bowlers

UT Yadav
UT Yadav
O9.4
M2
R43
W3
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KAJ Roach
KAJ Roach
O10
M2
R41
W2
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

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!!!"

47.4
1
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

47.3
0
Yadav to Roach, no run, a full delivery pushed straight to extra cover
47.2
0
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?"

47.1
1
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

END OF OVER:
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
46.6
1
Kumar to Best, 1 run, priceless from Tino now, on the front foot, opens the face late and gets the single to third man
46.5
1
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

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
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