2nd ODI (D/N), Visakhapatnam, Dec 2 2011, West Indies tour of India
(48.1/50 ov)270/5
India won by 5 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
player of the match

The way Rohit and Kohli batted would suggest that this was a cakewalk but it wasn't so. Things could have been tougher for India had West Indies applied the pressure, perhaps attacked a bit more. The field was pushed back for the part-timers and it seemed like they were waiting for India to throw it away and panic. The Kohli-Rohit stand bodes well for India. It's ironic that these two are competing for the No.6 slot in Tests.

Had it not been for Rampaul's freaky 86 at No.10, this match would have been hopelessly one-sided. The crowd had a full game and certainly got their money's worth. One worry for India - the inability to bowl yorkers and finish things off with the ball when the opposition is beaten and down. Wasim and Waqar were experts at this.

Here's the presentation:

Sammy: That last-wicket stand gave us a lot of inspiration. It shows the fight in this team. We just can't get over the line though. Sooner rather than later we can get that final push. We'll keep our head up and come strongly at the Indians again. Roach's had a tough six months with catches being dropped off him."

Sehwag: Our bowlers did fantastically with the new ball. It was an off day for Ashwin but Jadeja bowled well. Great innings by Rampaul. The day belongs to him. I tried all combinations to get him out. Rohit and Virat batted very maturely."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: Two centuries in two games at this venue but the pitches were different. This one needed more hard work. People love cricket here and they come out in thousands. Always great to bat with Rohit, we can learn to build partnerships. Always a pleasure to watch him bat. Not much of dew surprisingly. It was seaming around early on. I know the feeling when you go through a bad patch I hope to extend this good form."

That's it from us here. Thanks very much for joining us. The cricket never stops. We'll see you again very soon. Cheers.

Russell to Jadeja, FOUR runs

and Jadeja does the honours and Rohit has the satisfaction of seeing India through! Short and pulled away past midwicket, India get a 2-0 lead

The century will elude Rohit

Russell to Rohit Sharma, 2 wide

too wide, too wide for him to chase that! Fumble by the keeper and that allows another run

end of over 4811 runs
INDIA: 264/5CRR: 5.50 RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 runs from 12b
Rohit Sharma90 (98)
Ravindra Jadeja5 (7)
Kemar Roach10-0-40-2
Ravi Rampaul10-1-62-2
Roach to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

punches it past the bowler and down the ground

Roach to Rohit Sharma, SIX runs

elegant! Slower ball on the off stump and he gets under the bounce and lofts through the line over long-off, clean strike, he's on 89

Roach to Jadeja, 1 run

tucks it down to square leg for a quick single

Roach to Jadeja, 2 runs

makes room and swats a length delivery over extra cover for a couple

Roach to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

aims for the yorker but its full again and he places it straight to deep square leg

Roach to Rohit Sharma, no run

low full toss on the off stump and he pushes it down to mid-off

end of over 475 runs
INDIA: 253/5CRR: 5.38 RRR: 5.67 • Need 17 runs from 18b
Rohit Sharma82 (94)
Ravindra Jadeja2 (5)
Ravi Rampaul10-1-62-2
Kemar Roach9-0-29-2
Rampaul to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

full on the pads and worked away easily to long-on, he will retain the strike

Rampaul to Jadeja, 1 run

too short really and Jadeja has time to fetch it and pull along the ground to deep midwicket

Rampaul to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

full on the pads and eased away, I think WI should get the fielders in just to make him think

Rampaul to Jadeja, 1 run

pulls but mistimes it, finds the gap at midwicket to pick up the single

Rampaul to Jadeja, no run

the field is up or Jadeja, he punches it straight to mid-off and decides not to run

Rampaul to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

squeezes out a yorker to the off side and sets off for a quick single