5th Match (D/N), Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 2006, DLF Cup
(41/50 ov, target 163)146
India won by 16 runs
player of the match
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

India sneak a low-scoring thriller

Brian Lara's West Indians outplayed India in the poor-batting stakes, and somehow contrived to fall short of a modest target of 163, giving India their first win against West Indies in six outings.

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Scorecard summary
India162/10(39.3 overs)
West Indies146/10(41 overs)
end of over 411 run • 1 wicket
WI: 146/10CRR: 3.56 RRR: 1.89 • Need 17 from 54b
Brian Lara40 (48)
Harbhajan Singh8-0-35-3

Well, a low-scoring encounter turns out to be close. India have snuck in a good win to boost their morale and leave this tournament just that much more exciting as it means they need a win in the final league match on Friday. The West Indies, led by Dwayne Smith, bowled extremely well to bowl India out for 162, but in reply they turned in a bad effort in the face of a spirited Indian bowling attack.

So this is the deal: India must win on Friday, thats obvious, while Australia can get through with a tie or a wash-out. The West Indies have to yet again address their woeful middle and lower order batting when chasing. They have three days to do so before the final.

Harbhajan Singh has been awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his crucial 37 and 3 for 35.

That's all we have for you today. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for what promises to be a cracker on Friday, September 22. Until then, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers, and good evening.

Sreesanth to Collymore, OUT

all over, thats it! A quick, good length delivery on middle and leg, Collymore is just rooted at the crease and gets hit in line, that one did keep slightly low, looks likely to take leg stump, every Indian goes up in appeal and the umpire slowly raises his finger! Sreesanth gets the final wicket, India have won by 16 runs, they've done their shot at the finals no harm

Corey Collymore lbw b Sreesanth 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Sreesanth to Lara, 1 run

good length ball on the stumps, Lara hops across and works it to the onside, Sreesanth makes great speed in moving to his left and collecting, he hurls the ball in, Baugh is not even in the frame but the throw misses the stumps, intense stuff here!

Sreesanth to Lara, no run

good ball, lands outside off and swings away, Lara judges it and leaves it alone

Sreesanth to Lara, no run

again outside off, not enough room to cut and he dabs it fine, ball goes to slip on the bounce

Sreesanth to Lara, no run

fuller this time outside off, Lara hustles and defends to point

Sreesanth to Lara, no run

short outside off, goes to pull but makes bad contact, ball thuds into his boot

Sreesanth is brought on now, crowd loves it

end of over 401 run • 1 wicket
WI: 145/9CRR: 3.62 RRR: 1.80 • Need 18 from 60b
Corey Collymore0 (4)
Brian Lara39 (43)
Harbhajan Singh8-0-35-3
Ajit Agarkar10-1-22-2
Harbhajan to Collymore, no run

tossed up on middle and leg, goes to flick, just goes past Raina at short leg, Lara declines the single, end of a tight over

Harbhajan to Collymore, no run
Harbhajan to Collymore, no run
Harbhajan to Collymore, no run

tossed up quicker on off stump, defended off the front foot

Corey Collymore, the last man, walks in to join his captain with 18 required from 64 deliveries, Dravid puts in a silly point and forward short leg, but no deep midwicket

Harbhajan to Baugh, OUT

he's gone! Tossed up outside off, its the arm ball, Baugh is leaden-footed as he has been for most of his innings, stands there and pokes at it, the ball kisses the edge and pops into Dravid's hands, he takes a good catch and West Indies are nine down, we have a cracker here

Carlton Baugh c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 6 (20m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50
Harbhajan to Lara, 1 run

width offered outside off, rocks back and cuts that past point for one

end of over 39Maiden
WI: 144/8CRR: 3.69 RRR: 1.73 • Need 19 from 11 overs
Carlton Baugh6 (11)
Brian Lara38 (42)
Ajit Agarkar10-1-22-2
Harbhajan Singh7-0-34-2
Agarkar to Baugh, no run

fullish outside off again, Baugh shoulders arms and allows it to pass safely, thats a maiden from Agarkar

Agarkar to Baugh, no run

a good length outside off again, Baugh stands and just dabs at it and makes no contact

Agarkar to Baugh, no run
Agarkar to Baugh, no run

fuller in the slot on off stump, driven into the covers where Sehwag dives to his left and stops it, a good effort

Agarkar to Baugh, no run

full outside off and its left alone with a stride forward and a raise of the shoulders

Agarkar to Baugh, no run

good ball, pitches on a driveable length outside off, Baugh stands and looks to dab it fine but misses

end of over 3811 runs
WI: 144/8CRR: 3.78 RRR: 1.58 • Need 19 from 12 overs
Carlton Baugh6 (5)
Brian Lara38 (42)
Harbhajan Singh7-0-34-2
Ajit Agarkar9-0-22-2
Harbhajan to Baugh, 1 run

once again tossed up outside off, driven hard to Tendulkar at mid-off who dives to his left and stops runs, 19 to get for West Indies

Harbhajan to Baugh, no run

outside off, pushed to extra cover

Best performances - batters
Sachin Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
65 runs (102)
7 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
3 fours
0 six
Brian Lara profile
BC Lara
40 runs (48)
6 fours
0 six
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
13 runs
3 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Dwayne Smith profile photo
DR Smith
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh
Match details
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesDLF Cup
Player Of The Match
Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh
Match numberODI no. 2419
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days20 September 2006 - daynight(50-over match)
England Image
Mark Benson
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Reserve Umpire
Singapore Image
Sarika Prasad
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad
PointsIndia 4, West Indies 0