India stumble in chase of 226

Rohit Sharma plays a shot during third ODI at Antigua AFP

Mid Innings Report

By CricketCountry Staff

Antigua: Jun 11, 2011

India stumbled in their chase of 226 losing six wickets a paltry score of 92 against West Indies in the third One-Day International match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

West Indies pacers Kemar Roach and Andre Russell kept Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel under check and didn t allow them to free up their arms early on. Skipper Darren Sammy rocked India with the wickets of Dhawan and Virat Kohli on two consecutive deliveries in the eighth over to provide his team the required momentum.

Dhawan was caught at covers for four, while Kohli was trapped in front of the wicket for a duck.

Subramaniam Badrinath and Patel steadied India by stitching a 34-run partnership for the third wicket, but Badrinath s run out in the 16th over provided West Indies a chance to rebuild the pressure.

Rohit Sharma, who came at the crease after Badrinath s dismissal, hit a six and a four off Sammy. The right-handed middle-order batsman had a close shave in the 21st over when an edge off Devendra Bishoo fell short of Sammy at the first slip.

Bishoo then struck in the 18th over to dismiss Patel, who missed on a half-century. His innings of 46 off 56 balls included a six and four boundaries.

India slipped further when Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan were dismissed in consecutive overs.

Earlier, Andre Russell scored a quickfire unbeaten 92 as West Indies reached 225 for eight against India after being reduced to 96 for seven at one stage.

Brief Scores: West Indies 225 for 8 in 50 overs (Andre Russell 92*, Lendl Simmons 45, Carlton Baugh 36; Amit Mishra 3 for 28, Munaf Patel 3 for 60) vs India 101 for 6 in 25 overs (Parthiv Patel 46, Rohit Sharma 30*; Devendra Bishoo 2 for 23, Darren Sammy 2 for 28)

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