3rd Test, Basseterre, June 22 - 26, 2006, India tour of West Indies
581 & 172/6d
(T:392) 362 & 298/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
135 & 66*
West Indies 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
b Patel831271578565.35
b Patel13529438715045.91
lbw b Sreesanth11617427117166.66
lbw b Patel101181090.90
not out 972163876244.90
c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh2133512063.63
c Harbhajan Singh b Sehwag871592658354.71
c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh3570060.00
c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh2590040.00
c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh15110020.00
b Harbhajan Singh022000.00
Extras(lb 14, nb 11, w 1)26
TOTAL170 Ov (RR: 3.41)581
Fall of wickets: 1-143 (Chris Gayle, 37.4 ov), 2-346 (Daren Ganga, 94.2 ov), 3-356 (Brian Lara, 96.2 ov), 4-371 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 102.4 ov), 5-406 (Dwayne Bravo, 113.4 ov), 6-562 (Marlon Samuels, 164.3 ov), 7-570 (Denesh Ramdin, 165.6 ov), 8-576 (Jerome Taylor, 167.5 ov), 9-581 (Pedro Collins, 169.4 ov), 10-581 (Corey Collymore, 169.6 ov)
37.4 to CH Gayle, oh ho! Gayle shoulders arms only to see his off stump cartwheel! It pitched outside the off stump, on a length, and Gayle immediately had begun to raise his bat high, but the ball came in with the angle, and crashed into the off stump!. 143/1
94.2 to D Ganga, dragged on to the stumps! Finally Ganga' marathon effort comes to an end. It was a short of length delivery, coming in from just outside the off stump, Ganga jabs at it, his bat coming down in an angle, takes the inside edge onto his stumps. nd thus the second best 2nd wicket partnership of West Indies against India comes to an end.. 346/2
96.2 to BC Lara, Munaf Patel's redemption song gets even more audible at St Kitts! Lara is gone! It was a length delivery, on the middle and off stump line, and straightened a bit, and appeared to be heading towards the off stump line, when Lara pushed his right foot out, a bit too much across, and it thudded into his front pad, below the knee-roll. would have crashed into the off stump. Two quick wickets for India just before Lunch.. 356/3
102.4 to RR Sarwan, Sreesanth strikes gold! good length, this one pitched in-line with the off stump and nipped back in sharply, to be fair to Sarwan the ball kept bit low after hitting the deck and he was beaten by a combination of low bounce and late movement, Sarwan played down the wrong line and the ball hit the pad right in front of the stumps, 'Guilty as charged' is the verdict from umpire Rudi Koertzen and another fine innings comes to an end.. 371/4
113.4 to DJ Bravo, gone! Brian Jerling finally raises his finger, not for a lbw shout though, a caught behind dismissal. It was fullish, outside the off stump, straightens after pitching, Bravo goes back, not the length for it, tries to steer it past slips, gets an think edge, and Dhoni pouches it on second attempt.. 406/5
165.6 to D Ramdin, Harbhajan gets one to his name! flatter trajectory and on the middle and off stump line, Ramdin quickly goes down on one knee and sweeps it straight to Jaffer at backward square leg, West Indies seven down. 570/7
167.5 to JE Taylor, Taylor departs! good length delivery, genuine off-spinner, Taylor steps forward and swings across the line, ball clips the leading edge and balloons up towards square leg, three fielders converge on it but Yuvraj who was moving across from short midwicket calls for it and holds on well to a fairly hard chance. Wicket number three for Harbhajan - Chanderpaul who is on 93 is running out of partners!. 576/8
169.4 to PT Collins, nine down! well bowled doosra and Collins is beaten comprehensively, closes the face of the bat bit too early and the edge goes straight to Dravid at first slip, that shot was a celebration of nothingness!. 581/9
169.6 to CD Collymore, what a mess! tossed up and turning in, Collymore just spreads his legs and leaves it through, ball crashes into the stumps! Chanderpaul is stranded on 97!. 581/10
164.3 to MN Samuels, one too many! on the middle and off stump line, turning in slow, Samuels comes down the track and hits it with the spin to the deep midwicket region, got the height but not the distance, Harbhajan in the deep judges it to perfection, that's the closest Harbhajan has got to a wicket so far today!. 562/6
India 1st Innings 
c Lara b Bravo6010116410059.40
c Lara b Collymore3145564068.88
c †Ramdin b Collins10023139015043.29
lbw b Taylor2246640047.82
c †Ramdin b Taylor047000.00
lbw b Taylor021000.00
lbw b Collymore29561045051.78
c Collins b Collymore4361968070.49
not out 3866958057.57
c Lara b Collins023000.00
c Ganga b Bravo1341711031.70
Extras(b 8, lb 5, nb 13)26
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 3.38)362
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Virender Sehwag, 10.6 ov), 2-124 (Wasim Jaffer, 33.6 ov), 3-157 (Rahul Dravid, 47.5 ov), 4-159 (Yuvraj Singh, 49.2 ov), 5-159 (Mohammad Kaif, 49.4 ov), 6-220 (MS Dhoni, 69.2 ov), 7-297 (VVS Laxman, 87.1 ov), 8-311 (Anil Kumble, 90.2 ov), 9-315 (Sreesanth, 91.2 ov), 10-362 (Munaf Patel, 106.6 ov)
47.5 to R Dravid, Taylor strikes! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one nipped back in nicely, Dravid pushes forward to defend but ends up playing down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad in-line with the off stump, loud appeal for lbw and for the first time in this test umpire Jerling points towards the sky! that's a massive wicket, India in a spot of bother here. 157/3
49.2 to Yuvraj Singh, Jerome Taylor is on fire here! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Yuvraj pokes at it tentatively and the edge goes straight to Ramdin behind the stumps.Getting out on this track is certainly a punishable offence and this shot deserves nothing but a firing squad!. 159/4
49.4 to M Kaif, goodness me! Kaif departs for a duck! slightly short and cutting in from middle and off stump line, Kaif hops back to defend but fails to make contact, ball clips the pad in line with the leg stump and umpire Jerling adjudicates in favour of the bowler, that ball was missing leg by a long way but... India in deep trouble here. 159/5
87.1 to VVS Laxman, and gone! good length delivery, close to the off stump line and this one swung back in a touch, Laxman defends away from his body, a lazy looking poke, ball clips the outside edge and goes behind, Ramdin dives across to his right and gloves it inches away from the ground, Collins with the breakthrough, India seven down.. 297/7
91.2 to S Sreesanth, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, there was not even enough room for a fly to go through, let alone a cut shot, ball slides off the top-edge and goes straight to Lara at second slip, up goes the finger and that's Collin's second wicket. 315/9
10.6 to V Sehwag, Collymore strikes in his first over! it was short of length delivery, pitched just outside the off stump and straightened a touch, Sehwag moves back and across, gets beside the line and opens the face of the bat and glides it straight to Lara, at second slip. Old timers would remember Kris Srikkanth getting out like this quite often.. 61/1
69.2 to MS Dhoni, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off stump and there was a bit of swing at the tail end of it, Dhoni shuffles across in an attempt to flick it away through midwicket but this time he fails to make contact and the ball hits the pad, the leg stump was visible at the point of impact and probably the ball would have missed the stumps but umpire Jerling is convinced. 220/6
90.2 to A Kumble, that's the end of that! Collymore drags on short and Kumble falls for it, was in no position to go for the pull but he does, ball clips the top edge and flies down to fine leg, Collins in the deep plays around with it and takes it on the second attempt, India eight down. 311/8
33.6 to W Jaffer, Jaffer falls to the temptation to drive outside the offstump! It was fullish, just short of driveable length, well outside the off stump, Jaffer drives, doesn't lean into his stroke, gets an outside edge and once again Lara, at second slip, comes into the party.. 124/2
106.6 to MM Patel, Patel departs and that's the wicket they were searching for! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Patel could have left it alone but he needlessly drives at it and the ball goes straight to Ganga at gully. 362/10
West Indies 2nd Innings 
c †Dhoni b Sreesanth3870037.50
not out 66751556088.00
c Dravid b Sreesanth2328404082.14
st †Dhoni b Kumble19152502126.66
c & b Kumble1124300145.83
c Sreesanth b Kumble918181050.00
st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh20181930111.11
not out 871010114.28
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 1, w 1)13
TOTAL32 Ov (RR: 5.37)172/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Chris Gayle, 1.2 ov), 2-46 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 9.5 ov), 3-81 (Brian Lara, 14.4 ov), 4-102 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 20.5 ov), 5-120 (Dwayne Bravo, 24.5 ov), 6-152 (Marlon Samuels, 29.5 ov)
1.2 to CH Gayle, huge appeal for a caught behind dismissal, Umpire Jerling remains a statue for some time before suddenly coming alive to raise the fatal finger. It was fullish, on the legs, Gayle tries to tickle it round the corner, gets an faint edge and Dhoni dives to his right and gloves it inches off the ground. Fab catch!. 3/1
9.5 to RR Sarwan, gone! hit the deck short of length and it climbed outside the off stump even as it straightened, Sarwan stayed beside the line, tried to square-drive it on the up with an opened face of the bat, only manages to guide it straight to Dravid at second slip.. 46/2
14.4 to BC Lara, Lara perishes trying to attack. He stepped down the track, a pre-determined stroke, Kumble not only dragged back the length, but also pushed it through quickly, Lara tries to adjust his stroke, opting to defend at the last minute. He ends up lunging forward, the ball beats his desperate wave of the bat, Dhoni gathers it and whips off the bails.. 81/3
20.5 to S Chanderpaul, tossed up full, just outside the off stump, Chanderpaul leans forward, flick-drives it back down the pitch, in the air, heading towards the off stump at the non-strikers' end, Kumble flings himself , low to his left, to come up with a very good catch.. 102/4
24.5 to DJ Bravo, and gone! tossed up outside the leg stump line, Bravo comes down the track, looking to get inside the line, that he does but gets cramped for room and the awkward looking on-drive goes straight down the throat of Sreesanth at long-on, West Indies five down. 120/5
29.5 to MN Samuels, Harbhajan strikes! flighted delivery outside the off stump, the one that goes straight on, Samuels comes down the track and misses it completely, Dhoni is quick behind the stumps and Samuels it out by a long way, another batsman departs trying to force the pace.. 152/6
India 2nd Innings (T: 392 runs)
c Gayle b Collins541181555045.76
lbw b Collymore65751098086.66
c Lara b Collins6310616010059.43
not out 681311684151.90
c Gayle b Taylor2032430262.50
not out 850371016.00
Extras(b 9, lb 8, nb 2, w 1)20
TOTAL85 Ov (RR: 3.50)298/4
Fall of wickets: 1-109 (Virender Sehwag, 26.1 ov), 2-143 (Wasim Jaffer, 37.6 ov), 3-243 (VVS Laxman, 63.1 ov), 4-273 (MS Dhoni, 71.3 ov)
37.6 to W Jaffer, got'm! this is excellent stuff from Collins! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and shaping in ever-so-slightly, teasing line and length and Jaffer is sucked forward into the drive, played at it with an angled bat and the edge is produced, Gayle at first slip goes low down and takes it inches away from the ground - big wicket!. 143/2
63.1 to VVS Laxman, and straightaway the bowling change works! wayward delivery outside the off stump, Laxman needlessly follows it, awkward looking drive at full stretch and the edge goes straight to Lara at second slip who takes it on the third attempt!. 243/3
71.3 to MS Dhoni, Dhoni falls! Super catch by Gayle, at cover. It was full, well outside the off stump, Dhoni went down on his knee, threw his bat at it, again the impact was low down on his bat, and the ball flew fast to the left of Gayle, who stretched out to hang onto a difficult chance.. 273/4
26.1 to V Sehwag, oh dear! Sehwag perishes first ball after lunch! how often have we seen this happen - good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and this one jagged back in sharply, Sehwag plays down the wrong line and is trapped stone dead, as plumb as it gets and umpire Rudi Koertzen adjudicates in favour of the bowler - Collymore with the much needed breakthrough. 109/1
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Thu, 22 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 207/1 (Daren Ganga 64*, Ramnaresh Sarwan 44*, 64 ov)
Fri, 23 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 420/5 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 24*, Marlon Samuels 8*, 125 ov)
Sat, 24 Jun - day 3 - India 1st innings 150/2 (VVS Laxman 28*, Rahul Dravid 20*, 46 ov)
Sun, 25 Jun - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 113/4 (Daren Ganga 41*, Dwayne Bravo 9*, 24 ov)
Mon, 26 Jun - day 5 - India 2nd innings 298/4 (85 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • D Ganga: 50 off 62 balls (4 x 4)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 29.3 overs (179 balls), Extras 13
  • India 2nd innings
  • Drinks: India - 45/0 in 14.0 overs (W Jaffer 18, V Sehwag 22)
  • India: 50 runs in 15.1 overs (93 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (W Jaffer 20, V Sehwag 25, Ex 5)
  • V Sehwag: 50 off 60 balls (6 x 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 24.2 overs (148 balls), Extras 9
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 148 balls (W Jaffer 31, V Sehwag 60, Ex 9)
  • Lunch: India - 109/0 in 26.0 overs (W Jaffer 35, V Sehwag 65)
  • W Jaffer: 50 off 112 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 143/2 in 38.0 overs (VVS Laxman 15)
  • India: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (232 balls), Extras 9
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (VVS Laxman 33, R Dravid 17, Ex 2)
  • VVS Laxman: 50 off 79 balls (8 x 4)
  • India: 200 runs in 54.5 overs (332 balls), Extras 11
  • Tea: India - 200/2 in 55.0 overs (VVS Laxman 50, R Dravid 20)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 151 balls (VVS Laxman 48, R Dravid 42, Ex 10)
  • India: 250 runs in 63.3 overs (384 balls), Extras 19
  • R Dravid: 50 off 98 balls (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 273/4 in 73.0 overs (R Dravid 52, Yuvraj Singh 0)
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result4-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1807
Hours of play (local time)first session 9:30, lunch 12:00, second session 12:40, tea 15:10, third session 15:30, stumps 17:30
Match days22,23,24,25,26 June 2006 - day (5-day match)
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