result
3rd ODI, North Sound, Jun 11 2011, India tour of West Indies
(46.2/50 ov, target 226)228/7
India won by 3 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
player of the match
Andre Russell
West Indies
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Rohit Sharma outdoes Andre Russell's heroics

Rohit Sharma produced his best international innings since his big-stage arrival in Australia three years ago to help India chase down 226 from 92 for 6

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
West Indies225/8(50 overs)
India228/7(46.2 overs)

That will be it from us, folks. Join us for the fourth ODI on Monday at 9 am local time, till then this is Abhishek Purohit signing off, on behalf of George Binoy who brought you the first innings. Have a look at Sid Monga's bulletin here. Cheers.

Andre Russell is Man of the Match. Russell: "We wanted to be positive for this game as it was very important. I am working hard on my bowling, I am going to consider myself as a bowling allrounder. When I retire from international cricket, I want to be called a legend. I want to stay here and contribute as much as I can."

Suresh Raina: "Russell played well, he played amazing shots. Credit goes to Mishra for bowling well. We have the Tests coming up, these tracks are helpful for leggies, he has been among the wickets in the IPL and against South Africa as well. I played a bad shot, but Rohit and Harbhajan batted really well. We have a couple of guys sitting on the bench, and I hope everyone gets a chance in the last two games. God has been kind to all the boys, we had a quality meeting with the coach as we did not have much time after the IPL."

Darren Sammy: "It is a game that got away from us. Russell brought us back along with Baugh. guys were confident during lunch, but we lacked the killer instinct after taking early wickets. We have not been getting runs at the top, we just lacked the finishing touch. Kemar is one of our strike bowlers, we needed a bit extra from him, but I can't fault anyone, he has been doing a good job over the past months. If you put the ball in the right areas, you could reap rewards on this wicket."

Superb knock from Rohit Sharma as he picks up a stump as a souvenir. He has been talked up by almost everyone, and is now starting to fulfill the enormous promise. Harbhajan Singh, he has his own methods, but he also has loads of fight. Which is what Andre Russell showed as well, with a blazing unbeaten 92, but it did not prove to be enough.

India needed 134 when Yusuf Pathan fell, with only four wickets to go. Even more remarkable than India's win is the ease with which the West Indies attack fell apart, epitomised by Kemar Roach spraying the ball around

Arnie sums up the game: "What similarity in the 2 scorecards... one of the opener getting to 40s, one batsmen getting over 80 and one lower order batsman supporting with a score around 30-40."

Krish: "A coming of age innings from Rohit, but not to forget the performance from the tail. With Ashwin knocking down the door for the off spinners spot, Harbajan is seriously added batting to the column of his strengths. And of course, pressure easing quick fire cameo from PK. Most satisfying victory from the second string Indian team."

46.3
5nb
Roach to Rohit Sharma, (no ball) FOUR runs

that is the series for India, Rohit has swatted Roach to the deep midwicket boundary, it is a no-ball as well

46.2
2
Roach to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs

slightly off the mark goes the yorker, Rohit manages to guide it past point and well wide of third man for a couple

46.1
Roach to Rohit Sharma, no run

fires in the yorker, Rohit stays in the crease to dig it with an open face backward of point

end of over 468 runs
INDIA: 221/7CRR: 4.80 RRR: 1.25 • Need 5 from 24b
Rohit Sharma80 (88)
Praveen Kumar25 (15)
Kieron Pollard9-0-32-1
Andre Russell9-0-59-1
45.6
1
Pollard to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

for once Rohit is not throwing it away, and that is pleasing to see, shuffles and flicks for a single through midwicket

45.5
4
Pollard to Rohit Sharma, FOUR runs

smack! there is not much of a gap at covers, but Rohit showcases his class by making room, opening the face to crash a full delivery through that narrow gap

45.4
Pollard to Rohit Sharma, no run

almost in the blockhole, Rohit digs it back to the bowler who wants to throw it on to the non-striker;s stumps, PK scurries back

45.3
1
Pollard to Praveen, 1 run

front foot push from PK but the off side close men are on the edge of the circle and he too gets an easy single

45.2
1
Pollard to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

the leg side field is pretty deep and Rohit picks up an easy single with a clip through vacant midwicket

45.1
1
Pollard to Praveen, 1 run

shuffles across and opens up completely, Pollard gets some bounce but he is able to nudge for a single to square leg

Pollard comes on, long on and deep midwicket in place

Logan: "Should India go on to win this one, Rohit Sharma's spot in the one-day squad should officially be solidified; what a wonderful performance, balanced with composure and professionalism, in an incredibly pressurized situation."

Rachit: "I think its time to rename the undying spirit from Australianism to Indianism !!!"

end of over 4510 runs
INDIA: 213/7CRR: 4.73 RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 from 30b
Praveen Kumar23 (13)
Rohit Sharma74 (84)
Andre Russell9-0-59-1
Kemar Roach8-0-39-0
44.6
1
Russell to Praveen, 1 run

now PK picks up a run, shuffling to tuck it to short fine leg

44.5
1
Russell to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

direct hit and Rohit could have been gone, he flicked to square leg and set off right away, Sammy missed at the non-striker;s

44.4
1
Russell to Praveen, 1 run

goes for a fuller length, PK is not in control as he tries to force it down the ground but still picks up the single to long on

44.3
6
Russell to Praveen, SIX runs

PK is doing it without any fuss, good old swiping, front leg goes out of the way, and he flat-bats a length ball even flatter over long off

44.2
1
Russell to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

cut from close to the body for a single wide of point

44.1
Russell to Rohit Sharma, no run

PK wants the run, he wants it dearly, Rohit is not even looking at him after taking a short of a length ball on the body, even as the ball rolled towards point, PK hastily applied the brakes and shifted in to reverse

Deemi: "A TALE OF TAILS today, as one team was 96-7 at one stage and the other, 92-6."

end of over 4411 runs
INDIA: 203/7CRR: 4.61 RRR: 3.83 • Need 23 from 36b
Rohit Sharma72 (81)
Praveen Kumar15 (10)
Kemar Roach8-0-39-0
Devendra Bishoo10-0-41-2
43.6
1
Roach to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

tries the yorker around middle and leg, Rohit calmly pats it past the non-striker for a single

43.5
1
Roach to Praveen, 1 run

they take on mid off with a tight single, if the throw was to the non-striker;s PK could have been in trouble, but Rohit makes it at the other end even as the throw comes in to Baugh

43.5
1w
Roach to Praveen, 1 wide

this is pretty poor stuff from Roach, another wide sprayed way down leg

43.4
4
Roach to Praveen, FOUR runs

swipe! slower one from Roach, but it is too short and PK gets front leg out of the way to send it soaring over mid off with a neat agricultural scythe

43.3
Roach to Praveen, no run

makes room and wants to go through cover with a forcing punch but cannot beat the infield

Best performances - batters
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell
92 runs (64)
8 fours
5 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
86 runs (91)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Amit Mishra portrait
A Mishra
O
10
M
2
R
28
W
3
ECO
2.8
Munaf Patel portrait
MM Patel
O
10
M
1
R
60
W
3
ECO
6
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of West Indies
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Andre Russell
Andre Russell
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3161
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days11 June 2011 - day(50-over match)
ODI debut
Danza Hyatt
Danza Hyatt
Umpires
England Image
Ian Gould
West Indies Image
Norman Malcolm
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Peter Nero
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe