2nd ODI, Kingston, May 20 2006, India tour of West Indies
(49.4/50 ov, target 199)197
West Indies won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
98* (138)

Yesterday, Greg Chappell had said that West Indies have forgotten how to win but today, they have shown that the memory is back! First, they rallied through a defiant 98 from Sarwan to reach a fighting total and then, prowled the field like hungry tigers, inspiring their bowlers to turn in a disciplined performance to gain a series levelling victory. Wild celebrations are on now. Bravo did a victory run, and the rest of the jubilant West Indians caught up with him near the ropes and they all huddled for a victory jig. Ah! that sweet music of victory! All this while, Yuvraj Singh was hanging almost motionless at the crease, down on his knees, resting on that bat which nearly took India home but failed at the death. Meanwhile Brian Lara was celebrating with his boys. Earlier, he had shuffled his bowlers, threw himself on the field, inspiring his boys to follow his act. Lara has encashed everything that his bat can offer: runs, records, name and fame but captaincy glory has continued to elude him. Destiny has thrown him one last chance, history is calling and Lara, by accepting the top job, has made it clear that he has not gone deaf. It's going to be one long tough climb up the mountain but they have made a start here. Its really too early, to pass any verdict on his latest stint with the captaincy though. But for here and now, it's celebration time for West Indians. And, oh! by the way, the man of the match is ... ... Ramnaresh Sarwan.

Bravo to Yuvraj, OUT

That's it! Game over! West Indies have won! Bravo does it for them, He slips in a slow yorker and Yuvraj comes forward and tries to whip it through the on side, doesn't connect and the furniture is disturbed! Sensational scenes here at Sabina Park! West Indies have won!

Yuvraj Singh b Bravo 93 (190m 121b 8x4 1x6) SR: 76.85
Bravo to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

OMG! a crashing drive through covers for four! short of length delivery on the stumps, Yuvraj moves away from the stumps, towards the leg side and swats it over cover point for a vital four. 2 runs to win! can yuvraj maintain his cool and can Bravo do it for West Indies?

Bravo to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

lucky four! Yuvraj makes room outside the leg stump and tries to hoick it across the line, gets a top edge and it flies just to left of baugh who tries his best to get a hand but .... Game on!

Bravo to Patel, 1 run

Fires in a yorker but it drifts on the legs, Munaf tries to dig it out, misses and gets a inside edge to the keeper and they scramble through for the vital run that brings yuvraj back onto the strike. 10 off 5 balls! What will Yuvraj Singh do?!

end of over 491 run • 1 wicket
INDIA: 188/9CRR: 3.83 RRR: 11.00
Yuvraj Singh85 (118)
Munaf Patel1 (4)
Chris Gayle 10-0-33-1
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-20-0

So Munaf Patel will be on the strike for the last over! Sensational stuff at Sabina Park. Fasten your seatbelts. Anything can happen.

Gayle to Yuvraj, no run

tossed on the off stump, just outside in fact and Yuvraj tries to paddle it around for a single, doesn't connect well and it rolls off the pads.

Gayle to Patel, 1 run

tucked away behind square and they scramble through for a run

Gayle to Patel, no run

played back down the track. Another dot ball! Its getting mighty close!

Gayle to Patel, no run

fired in on the off stump, pushed out to covers

Gayle to Patel, no run

on the middle stump, Munaf pushes it to midwicket. No run but he survives.

Gayle to Harbhajan, OUT

gone!! Brilliantly caught and bowled by Gayle! Drama here at Sabina Park! Harbhajan pushes back tamely, a nothing shot, to right of Gayle who takes a step to his right and flings himself in the air to come up with a low catch. Game on a knife edge here!

Harbhajan Singh c & b Gayle 1 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
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