result
1st ODI, Kingston, Jun 26 2009, India tour of West Indies
339/6
(48.1/50 ov, target 340)319
India won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match
131 (102)
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• The Bulletin by George Binoy

India snatch high-scoring thriller

Yuvraj Singh made up for the absence of key players with an explosive century and led his team to a hard-fought win

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Scorecard summary
India339/6(50 overs)
West Indies319/10(48.1 overs)

Gayle: "It was a good innings from Yuvraj but having said that it was a good game. Looking to square up the series on Sunday. It was a good effort from the batsmen. Majority of us got starts. I thought Darren Bravo played well."

Dhoni: "Most of the guys thought we had won the game once we had 7 wickets down. That's the mistake we should not commit. The difference might be 20 runs but it was lot closer than that. Yuvraj played very well. I depend on him a lot. He bats at No 4 and is consistent. He has proved himself time and again. We are happy to win game."

Man of the Match - Yuvraj Singh: "It was good. Initially, I was trying to get used to the pace of the wicket. I was struggling for the first 20 balls. As I got going, I got the momentum and played a few shots. It's bit different when you come back to play 50-over cricket after playing so many Twenty20. "

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48.1
W
Nehra to Ramdin, OUT

And India win the game by 20 runs. Ramdin went for the big hit over mid-off but couldn't clear the cordon. Harbhajan Singh takes the catch at mid-off and hugs Yuvraj. Fine effort from West Indies to come close but no cigar. India might wonder how it go so close in the end despite the absence of any top-order batsmen or any power hitters. The wides and the numerous deliveries on and outside the leg stump would have made Dhoni lose some more hair.

Hang on for post-match ceremony.

Denesh Ramdin c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra 29 (44m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 111.53

Nehra to bowl. 21 from 12 balls. Discussions in the middle and advice from the crowd. It's all happening.

end of over 484 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 319/9CRR: 6.64 RRR: 10.50
Lionel Baker0 (2)
Denesh Ramdin29 (25)
RP Singh 7-0-44-1
Ashish Nehra 7-1-49-2
47.6
Singh to Baker, no run

again moves forward, gets behind the line of a length delivery and presents the full face in defense. Over to you Ramdin.

47.5
Singh to Baker, no run

full, straight, on the off and middle, Baker leans forward to defend compactly.

47.5
1w
Singh to Baker, 1 wide

Ah! yet another wide. This time down the leg side. Dhoni gathers and has a look at the scoreboard.

47.4
W
Singh to Benn, OUT

Clatter! Full in length, moves in, Benn goes for the leg side, has a big swing but missed it completely. Baker walks in. 22 from 14.

Sulieman Benn b Singh 7 (17m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
47.3
1
Singh to Ramdin, 1 run

full and straight, driven to mid-on for a single

47.2
Singh to Ramdin, no run

outside off stump, short in length, Ramdin wants to cut it over backward point but doesn't connect

47.1
Singh to Ramdin, no run

slightly slower, closer to the off stump, cut and a miss. Dhoni collects.

47.1
1w
Singh to Ramdin, 1 wide

The yips are setting in. Another wide well outside the off stump. Tony Cozier drawls, "West Indies could win in wides here!"

47.1
1w
Singh to Ramdin, 1 wide

pushes it well outside off stump, Ramdin can't reach and Nigel Llong says that's wide. 24 from 18 balls. The crowd cheer.

Benn and Ramdin have a chat. Dhoni and Harbhajan too are having a discussion. RP is marking his run-up.

end of over 4713 runs
WI: 315/8CRR: 6.70 RRR: 8.33
Denesh Ramdin28 (22)
Sulieman Benn7 (5)
Ashish Nehra 7-1-49-2
RP Singh 6-0-40-0
46.6
1
Nehra to Ramdin, 1 run

goes for the yorker, ends up a low swinging dipping full toss, swung away to deep midwicket. Ramdin retains the strike.

46.5
1
Nehra to Benn, 1 run

fullish delivery, flicked away to fine-leg for a single.

46.4
1
Nehra to Ramdin, 1 run

banged in short, Ramdin pulls but straight to midwicket where Ishant stops and fires in a throw at the non-strikers' end and misses. Had he hit, Ramdin would have been out. Now Benn on strike.

46.4
1w
Nehra to Ramdin, 1 wide

Nerves. Nehra pushes this wide outside off stump. Two wides in the over. 28 from 21.

46.3
6
Nehra to Ramdin, SIX runs

Wallop! Fabulous hit over cowcorner. Benn had brought him back to strike and Ramdin responded with a big hit over the midwicket boundary. He took a stride out and swung it high and hard over the roeps.

46.2
1
Nehra to Benn, 1 run

full and straight, Benn crouches to push it past the bowler for a single. Ramdin on strike now.

46.2
1w
Nehra to Benn, 1 wide

And it's a wide. Crowd roar. It was down the leg side. 36 from 23

46.1
1
Nehra to Ramdin, 1 run

paddle scoops it but will get just a single to fine-leg. 37 from 23

Dhoni has a chat with Nehra

end of over 467 runs
WI: 302/8CRR: 6.56 RRR: 9.50
Denesh Ramdin19 (18)
Sulieman Benn5 (3)
RP Singh 6-0-40-0
Ashish Nehra 6-1-36-2
45.6
1
Singh to Ramdin, 1 run

low full toss, pushed to Ishant at cover for a single. 38 from 24 balls.

45.5
1
Singh to Benn, 1 run

The tall Benn swings hard but this time straight to Rohit in the deep.

Best performances - batters
Yuvraj Singh portrait
Yuvraj Singh INDIA
131 runs (102)
10 fours
7 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
34 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
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Dinesh Karthik portrait
KD Karthik INDIA
67 runs (77)
6 fours
1 six
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
2 fours
0 six
41062010971
Best performances - bowlers
Ashish Nehra
A Nehra INDIA
O
7.1
M
1
R
49
W
3
ECO
6.83
YK Pathan player pic
YK Pathan INDIA
O
8
M
0
R
56
W
3
ECO
7
Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of West Indies
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2852
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days26 June 2009 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
West Indies Image
Norman Malcolm
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Clancy Mack
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Cecil Fletcher
Match Referee
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Chris Broad