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!
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.
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?
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!
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?!
So Munaf Patel will be on the strike for the last over! Sensational stuff at Sabina Park. Fasten your seatbelts. Anything can happen.
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.
tucked away behind square and they scramble through for a run
played back down the track. Another dot ball! Its getting mighty close!
fired in on the off stump, pushed out to covers
on the middle stump, Munaf pushes it to midwicket. No run but he survives.
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!
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!
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
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!
sliced away past point , just a run though as Bradshaw hustles in and fires in a throw. Very good cricket all round.
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.
full and on the block hole length, driven out to covers and they take a run. Harbhajan is on strike. should be fun!
wide called! well outside the off stump and Yuvraj tries his best to reach but misses! nerves showing here!
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.
fired in a yorker and well dug out by Harbhajan.
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!
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.