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)
• The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Windies clinch a low-scoring thriller

West Indies held their nerve superbly in a nail-biting finish to sneak a one-run win despite once again floundering with the bat, managing only 198

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Scorecard summary
West Indies198/9(50 overs)
India197/10(49.4 overs)

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
end of over 489 runs
INDIA: 187/8CRR: 3.89 RRR: 6.00
Yuvraj Singh85 (117)
Harbhajan Singh1 (3)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-20-0
Marlon Samuels 10-0-30-2
Bravo to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

take that! Four! Yuvraj Singh, stands tall and drives a full-length delivery gloriously past the bowler for a crucial four. Yuvraj doing it here for India!

Bravo to Yuvraj, no run

omg! almost a run-out! yuvraj pushes it right of point and wants a run, sent back by Harbhajan and yuvraj just about reaches back in time

Bravo to Harbhajan, 1 leg bye

another yorker attempted, and Harbhajan digs it out and even as the ball rolls off the inside edge to the keeper, they run through for a single!

Bravo to Yuvraj, 1 run

sliced away past point , just a run though as Bradshaw hustles in and fires in a throw. Very good cricket all round.

Bravo to Harbhajan, 1 run

full and swinging in late, on the legs and Harbhajan is rapped on the pads and it runs down to shortish fine-leg.

Lara moves his men around.

Bravo to Yuvraj, 1 run

full and on the block hole length, driven out to covers and they take a run. Harbhajan is on strike. should be fun!

Bravo to Yuvraj, 1 wide

wide called! well outside the off stump and Yuvraj tries his best to reach but misses! nerves showing here!

end of over 472 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 178/8CRR: 3.78 RRR: 7.00
Harbhajan Singh0 (1)
Yuvraj Singh79 (113)
Marlon Samuels 10-0-30-2
Ian Bradshaw 10-0-33-3

And that's the end of Samuels' quota of 10 overs. Just a partime offspinner but hebowled with control to prise out two crucial wickets.

Samuels to Harbhajan, no run

fired in a yorker and well dug out by Harbhajan.

Samuels to Yuvraj, 1 run

driven towards mid-off and by the time Samuels gets across to make the stop, they scramble through for a run. Now Harbhajan on strike!

Samuels to Yuvraj, no run

fired in outside the off stump, Yuvraj tries to cut and is beaten

Game on a knife edge here! Only yuvraj Singh is between West Indies and victory.

Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of West Indies
Player Of The Match
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Ramnaresh Sarwan
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 2379
Match days20 May 2006 - day (50-over match)
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Asad Rauf
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Billy Doctrove
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Norman Malcolm
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
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