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Oct 17, 2014

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India have won by 59 runs. Shami bowls it full and Samuels is bowled. A good fighting knock for him in these circumstances, but West Indies have lost. A good performance by India, but West Indies did put up a fight during the later half of their batting, mainly due to Samuels.
OUT! M Samuels 112(106

Yadav continues. Samuels plays one through the off-side and that has gone for a four. And then he strays on the pads and Samuels picks him on the leg-side for a four.
Samuels gets a single first ball. Taylor misses the next one that is short from Shami and rises as it goes through to the wicketkeeper. And he is gone! Makes room and Shami sends the off-stump cart-wheeling.
OUT! J Taylor 11(11)
Yadav comes from round the wicket. Samuels plays it through fine-leg for a single. Taylor gets a couple through mid-wicket. Taylor then makes room and guides a slower ball through point for a four. Taylor then gets a leg-bye. Yadav then yorks Samuels and it goes in between his legs through to the keeper. He keeps strike with a single.
Mohammed Shami is back. Samuels drives it through the off-side for a four. That has taken him to 98 runs. He then plays it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single. Taylor then edges it over the keeper as he tries to pull and gets a four.
Bhuvneshwar is back. The first ball is full and on the stumps, Holder plays it to long-off for a single. Samuels then takes a single. And now Holder is gone. He has holed out to cover. A full toss is hit straight to him. Taylor starts off with a couple of dots.
OUT! J Holder 11(8)
Samuels plays one from Jadeja to mid-wicket and calls Holder for two. The throw comes in and it is a direct hit. But, Holder is back while completing the second. Samuels then follows that up with a single. Holder then dances down the track and smashes it straight for a four. That was hit with some power. Holder then plays it over cover and gets two. Holder then plays one down the ground for a single.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack. Holder plays it to the deep for a single. Samuels then blocks one. After a couple of dots he gets a single to third-man. Holder plays it down the ground for a single. Samuels ends the over with a single.
Samuels gets a single first ball as Yadav comes on. RUssell to face his Kolkata Knight Riders teammate and he slams him down the ground for a four. How hard was that hit. This partnership is worth 50 and it has come off 31 balls. Yadav comes from round the wicket and bowls full. Russell only manages to keep it out. And where has the next ball gone! Umesh gets it wrong and Russell smashes it down the ground and the ball is on the roof. The ball is stuck on the roof and the umpires have called for a new one. Umesh is back with the new ball and he bowls Russell with one that is slightly slower. Russell made room and tried to play it late. He is bowled. Good fight by him!
OUT! A Russell b Umesh 47(23)
Patel comes on and Samuels gets a single first ball. Russell then defends the second ball. Russell then tries everything at the crease before getting in position to play it down the ground for a single. Samuels then dances down the ground and smashes it straight for a six. Patel completes his spell of 10 overs, two for 26. This over has spoiled his figures a touch.
Jadeja is back and Samuels gets a leg-bye to start. Russell tries the reverse sweep but it was not given wide though it went down the leg-side. And then Jadeja fires on the legs and Russell smashes it through the leg-side for a four. And then Russell gets down on one knee and smashes it for a six over square-leg. He then sweeps again and it has gone for a six. That brings up the 200. Russell gets a couple off the last ball.
Samuels faces Patel and plays dot balls upfront. Patel has bowled in the right channels and it was only off the fourth ball that Samuels gets a single. That is the only run off that over.
Shami bowls and gives width to Russell, who carts it over point for a four. Russell then pulls one for a four. And then he carts it through the off-side for a four. And then he smashes one over the off-side for a four. That makes it 16 off the over.
Darren Sammy is gone. A length ball from Patel and he has lofted it back to the bowler. Andre Russell is the new man in the middle and he takes a quick single off the third ball he faces. Had there been a direct hit at the non-striker’s end, he would have been out.
OUT! D Sammy 16(21)
Shami continues and Sammy gets a single first ball. Samuels makes room and tries to cut, but misses it. Samuels finally gets a run as he slices it through the off-side for a single. Sammy then plays one to long-off for a single. And what sort of a shot was that! It was short and Samuels as pulled it through mid-wicket. It was quite wristy as he kept it down and it has gone for a four.
Jadeja continues and he bowls two dots to Samuels. In fact there are four dots before Jadeja fires a wide down the leg-side. No run in this over save for the wide.
Mohammed Shami is into the attack now and Sammy crunches it to cover for no run. He then hits it through point and it has gone for a four. Beautifully played as it went all along the ground. Shami then pulls it and it has gone for a four through mid-wicket. Sammy then takes a single. Samuels ends the over with a single.
Samuels comes down the track and lofts it over mid-on for a huge six. Jadeja sees it sail over the ropes. He then goes down the track again and hits it even further. Samuels then drives through cover for a four. Samuels ends the over with a couple through the leg-side. Some life in this innings as 19 come off it.
Akshar Patel continues and he continues to keep it tight. Samuels gets a single and then Sammy gets one down the ground. Another frugal over from Patel as only two runs conceded.
Darren Sammy is beaten by one that is spinning by Ravindra Jadeja. In fact, he is keeping them on their toes as Sammy is unable to get the ball away. That is a maiden over.
Jadeja continues. There is an appeal for a run-out, but he is in. Again the singles are on. The bowlers are keeping it very tight and coupled with West Indies going slow, it has helped them.
Ravindra Jadeja gets his first wicket of the match. Ramdin tried to sweep a good length ball and hands it straight to the fielder. And that’s the second wicket for Jadeja in this over . Dwayne Bravo, the captain of the team departs without scoring.
OUT!Lbw!! Dwayne Bravo lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 0(2) and Ramdin c A Patel b Ravindra Jadeja 9(21)
Three tidy balls from Patel. Samuels picks up a single and gets to his half-century . He is the only man who has fought out for West Indies In Dharamsala.
Samuels launches Ravindra Jadeja for a straight bat six on the second ball. Again ! Thats two in a row for Samuels. He tried to hit the fourth ball for another big shot but edges it past the first slip for boundary. 16 runs so far. Another boundary. 20 runs for Samuels in this over. This time it was a cut short by Samuels. Best over for West Indies in this innings. Two runs from Samuels ends the over.
Akshar Patel continues. Again, not much happening as the batsmen block most out, and are looking for the singles. On one occasion, Ramdin got a short ball, but he pulled one to the deep for a single.
Jadeja continues and Samuels smashes the first ball down the ground for a single. Ramdin plays through the off-side and gets a couple. This contest is pettering towards an Indian victory.
Ramdin takes a single off the first ball from Patel. Samuels plays a couple of dots before Dhoni brings in the bat-pad. The batsmen are only knocking it around when possible and taking those runs. Only two off this over.
Jadeja is into the attack. The batsmen are merely blocking and aren’t getting enough chances to hit. Ramdin does get off the mark though. This innings is going nowhere.
Bravo is bowled by Akshar Patel. Denesh Ramdin has walked in. It was a short ball, Bravo tried to pull it, but it hit the pads and went onto the stumps.
OUT! DM Bravo 40(51)
Samuels is hit on the gloves. No wait, seems to be a cramp. The physio comes out and there is a break in play. Shami bowls one short and down the leg-side. He then hits him on the head again. We are getting a word that the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be held at Eden Gardens. The Pataudi Lecture, which was to be delivered before the fifth ODI between India and West Indies, is cancelled.
Akshar Patel is into the attack. They only get a couple of runs in this over. Good to start the innings for Akshar.
Shami starts off after the drinks break. Samuels gets a single off the first ball. Shami then bowls a wide. Bravo then gets a single. This goes on for the over.
Virat Kohli is into the attack and Bravo gets a single off the second ball. Samuels gets a single and then Bravo drives one down the ground and it has gone for a four. Kohli then strays down the leg side and Bravo guides it behind square-leg for a four. Kohli then gives him room and Bravo smashes it is a four through cover. That is an expensive over.
Shami continues and the first ball tears Samuels and misses the stumps. Dhoni has problems collecting it. Samuels then smashes it through cover and gets four. That brings up West Indies’ 50. Samuels is then surprised by a quick bouncer that just goes past his helmet. Samuels is then shocked by another bouncer and he is down to the ground. Samuels then smashes a six down the ground. Makes room and goes through with it.
Samuels gets his first boundary as he smashes one from Bhuvneshwar through mid-off for a four. The fielder dived but it sped away past him. A single then to end the over. Samuels keeps strike.
Mohammed Shami is now brought in to bowl. Bravo flicks it for a four. Actually, Ambati Rayudu misfielded it in the deep and that has resulted in a boundary. Samuels then gets a couple through the fine-leg region. Samuels is then surprised by one that comes in.
Bhuvneshwar will continue from round the wicket. Bravo leaves the first ball outside the off-stump. He continues to leave the next two as well. He gets bat onto the fourth ball as it is on the stumps. Bravo gets a single off the fifth ball.
Yadav continues and Bravo gets a single through the off-side for a single. Samuels is hit on the body by a short one first up. And then he gets off the mark with a single to third-man. Bravo finally gets a boundary as he cuts it over point for a four.
Bhuvneshwar is back again. Bravo plays the first ball to point, no run taken. He gets a single off the second ball as he plays it to deep point. Again, Pollard is happy to block everything out. He walks down the track and leaves the ball. The ball swung in and it misses the leg-stump. And he is gone! He edges one to first slip. IMAGINE! Pollard has scored six for 31.
OUT! K Pollard 6(31)
Yadav bowls and Pollard faces. Off the third ball, he gets a couple as he plays it through square-leg. Things are moving along at a slow pace and the West Indies batsmen haven’t really chased the game. They are happy to block it out.
Umesh continues and the same thing continues. They are merely leaving deliveries and occasionally scoring runs.
Pollard faces Bhuvneshwar and is comfortable in letting them go through to the wicketkeeper. He is happy to leave the deliveries or block them. This innings is not moving. Whatever has transpired off the field, is affecting play surely. He then comes down the ground and tries to duck and is hit on the helmet. It has hit it and gone for a four.
Umesh continues. After a couple of dots, Umesh goes down the leg-side. It is not given a wide. When Pollard comes on strike, Umesh tries to surprise him with a short one. But, he manages to play it to fine-leg for a single.
Bhuvneshwar strays on Darren Bravo’s pads and he is flicked for a four. He then gets a single through mid-on. Pollard faces and is circumspect against the moving delivery. Bhuvneshwar then bowls a wide.
Kieron Pollard is in the middle and he is to face Bhuvneshwar with three slips and a bat-pad fielder. He gets off the mark first ball by playing it through the off-side. Darren Bravo defends the second ball solidly. They get a single as Bravo later plays through the leg-side. Pollard is in and Dhoni comes up to the stumps. And after a ball they go back. Bhuvneshwar then bowls a wide down the leg-side.
Umesh Yadav to come into the bowling. Darren Bravo gets off the mark first ball by playing it to mid-on. Smith tries to pull Yadav across the line and it hits the pads on its way through to Dhoni. However, the appeal has been turned down. Smith then pulls one across the line and it has gone high in the air and Smith is gone! Ohh dear! This is bad for the West Indies.
OUT! D Smith 0(11)
Maiden over to start with as Dwayne Smith is troubled a few times by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is getting movement here.
Rayudu tries to charge and gets a high full toss. He hits it down the ground for a couple. He then smashes the next ball for a six over mid-wicket. Rayudu misses the next one that is full and outside off. He then gets a single through the off-side. Kohli then hits it down the ground and gets a couple. Andre Russell waited with the ball and then threw it to trick them. Kohli is run out off the last ball as he tries to steal a bye. India have scored 330 for six.
OUT! V Kohli 127(114)
Jerome Taylor is back for the penultimate over and he is pulled for a six over fine-leg. Taylor then bowls a yorker and Kohli manages to dig it out. It has gone down the leg-side for a four. Jason Holder tried to put in the dive but missed it. Kohli then gets a single. Rayudu moves across and plays it to fine-leg. Kohli then gets a single.
Jadeja pulls a half-tracker. Leon Johnson, the substitute fielder runs towards it, but it falls just short as he dives forward. Jadeja then plays one straight to mid-off. Kohli edges one over short third-man and he gets a single. Rayudu gets a single first ball. Kohli smashes one to the deep and they get a couple.
OUT! R Jadeja 2(2)
Kohli gets his ton! He plays to mid-wicket, but an overthrow ensures he gets it. And there is a comedy of errors! DHoni pulls one in the air to him at deep square-leg. He drops it and then throws it along the ground and Denesh Ramdin tries to hit it onto the stumps and it has missed. Another run. Kohli then hits it down the ground. They go for the two and Pollard throws down the stumps from the deep. Dhoni is gone. And Kohli is put down now! He wafts it to mid-wicket and Bravo drops it. Kohli then makes room and smashes it over long-0n for a six. What a shot!
Jason Holder comes in. The first ball gets a bit of bounce. Dhoni runs a leg bye. Kohli misses one outside the off-stump. Kohli then charges and puts one to the off-side and gets a single. Dhoni then plays a dot to mid-wicket. Kohli is on 99 now.
Taylor is back and Kohli is on 96 as he gets ready to face. He drives first ball but straight to the cover fielder. Kohli guides it to third man for a single. Raina makes room but Taylor bowls it a bit slow. He misses and it has gone on the bounce to the wicketkeeper. And Raina is gone. He pokes at one outside off and he is out as Ramdin takes the catch. Dhoni is welcomed to the crease with a cheer and he gets off the mark with a single.
OUT! S Raina 71(58)
Andre Russell is back. Two runs taken off the first two balls. Russell is bowling it full. And Raina gets one in his slot and he carts it for a six over long-on. Kohli has now moved into the 90s with a single through the deep. He keeps strike.
Raina pulls the first ball from Bravo through mid-wicket for a four. And then he sweeps for a six over square-leg. It was a slower ball and he waited to play that shot. Raina tries to play the same shot, but doesn’t get enough bat and only a single is possible. Bravo then bowls another short ball and he pulls him for a four. Kohli then pulls one behind square for a four.
Russell will continue and Kohli takes a single off the second ball. Raina then gets a single. Russell bowls it full and Kohli drives it through wide long-off for a four. The 250 is up for India. Breaking news: Sri Lanka to tour India for five ODIs

 

Bravo will continue. West Indies are merely ambling along. Raina gets fifty as the batsmen knock it around for singles and twos. This is also his 31st ODI fifty.
Taylor continues and he bowls one on Raina’s pads. It takes his pad and goes fine for a four. Holder dived, but missed. Taylor responds with a good full delivery outside the off-stump and he misses. He then pitches it short and Raina has pulled it with disdain in front of square for a six. He then bowls full to Kohli and he flicks it for a four.
Pollard pulls up at his point of delivery. He withdraws as he realised he had overstepped. And then he pitches it short and he has pulled it for a four. And Pollard pitches it short to Raina again and is pulled for a four.

 

Kohli makes room and lofts the first ball from Jerome Taylor into the stands at long-off. India’s 200 is up with that stroke. Raina then pulls a short one. Russell stops it with the boot and it was trickling into the boundary and before Russell could stop it, the ball boy stopped it before the boundary. Everyone are surprised. He in fact stepped onto the field. They have been given two runs. Russell has a smile now.
Bravo continues. Only a few singles taken. Not too much happening on the field. One would say that all the action is off it.

 

Samuels continues. Raina gets a single after two balls. This are ambling along here. The tour has been called off. Not sure whether there is enough motivation to play this game. Raina then dances down the ground and gets a six.

 

 

Bravo continues. He bowls on the pads third ball and is worked for a four through square-leg by Kohli. We are getting an official word from the BCCI. They say that they are “shocked and surprised” by the decision.
Marlon Samuels continues. Raina defends the first ball. He also blocks the second one. Raina tries to cut but misses. The wicketkeeper and the bowler appeal but Ian Gould turns it down. Raina then plays out another dot. Only one run off the over as Raina gets a single off the last ball.
Bravo continues and Raina gets a single first ball. Fifty for Kohli! Bravo strays down the pads and he works it fine for a four. That is his 32nd fifty of his ODI career. Good innings again by Kohli.
Samuels is back into the attack and Raina takes a single first ball. Kohli then tries to play through the leg-side but plays a few dots. Samuels then bowls outside the off-stump and Kohli opens the face of the bat and guides it fine for a four. He used the pace of the ball and almost played it out of the wicketkeeper’s gloves.
Dwayne Bravo is into the attack. Finally some pace with a lot of spin on offer. Remember, Bravo is on 199 wickets in ODIs. Kohli gets a single first ball. And then, Bravo bowls a wide. Bravo then bowls outside the off-stump and Raina times it through point for a four. How well was that played! Bravo then gets better and bowls in the right channels.
Samuels continues. The batsmen work it around for a few singles.
Benn continues. Kohli starts off with a single. Only three runs off the over. It has been confirmed, that the tour has been called off. This is the last game of this series. The West Indies will go home.
Kohli takes a single as Samuels gets back. Raina then gets off the mark through the leg-side with a single. Kohli then places to square-leg for a single. Raina dives as there is a good throw, but he has made it. Raina ends the over with a six.. He gets going and India have crossed 150.
Sulieman Benn continues. Kohli gets a couple and then plays it through cover for a four. Kohli then gets a single. Rahane is gone. He shapes to sweep and is hit on the pads. He is given leg-before. Suresh Raina is the new man in the middle and he plays a couple of dots. There is some big news: This series is likely to be called off as the dispute continues between the West Indies players, the board and the player’s association.
OUT! A Rahane 68(79)
Samuels will continue. Kohli pulls one through mid-wicket and that has gone for a four. He rocked back and pulled the short ball and gets four.
Benn continues and Rahane comes forward first ball and is hit on the pads. Umpire Vineet Kulkarni turns it down.
Samuels will continue and Samuels gets a couple first ball. He then works it around for a single, This has been a good stand as they have worked the strike well. Kohli goes back and plays one through short mid-on and mid-wicket for a single. That was very well played. Rahane then makes toom and cuts behind point for two by the time the deep fielder comes around to collect it. Rahane ends the over with a single.
Benn will continue. Rahane blocks the first one and then dabs it through the off-side for a single. Kohli called him through for a quick single. Kohli then gets a single. Benn then pushes him back and Rahane gets an edge through third-man for a four. Darren Sammy tried to dive from first-slip but it went past him at some rate. The third-man was in the ring. No chance for him. That is the 50-run stand. Rahane ends the over with a sweep fir a single.
Samuels continues and Rahane gets a couple through the off-side and that is his 50. Well played! Rahane then gets a single. Kohli defends one and then works it around for a single. Rahane cuts one behind point for another couple and then keeps the strike with a single.
Benn continues. Rahane goes back first ball and plays it down. He then defends the next off his frontfoot. Rahane gets a single off the third ball as he drives down the ground. That takes him to 49. Kohli tries to work one through the leg-side but gets no run. he cuts a wide one, and finds the fielder at short third-man. He defends the last ball. A good over from Benn as he concedes only a single.
Samuels continues. Kohli gets a single. And then Rahane also follows suit. Kohli gets a couple through mid-wicket as he dabs it and the fielders let them get two. The mid-wicket and the man in the deep did not make a huge effort.
Benn continues and Kohli gets a couple through mid-on. He then plays one down the ground for a single. India’s 100 is up.
Marlon Samuels has come into the attack. Kohli gets a single off the second ball as he plays one to deep mid-wicket. Rahane plays one back and then works it to the leg-side for a single. Kohli then gets right forward and defends it very well. The last ball is worked to the leg-side for a single.
Benn will continue. Rahane takes strike after the drinks break. The first ball is outside the off-stump and Rahane cuts it for a single to the deep. Kohli gets behind the deliveries well and defends them. Kohli gets a single off the fifth ball as he plays one down the leg-side. Rahane defends the last ball to finish the over.

 

Rahane gets a single first up as Andre Russell gets back into the attack. And later in the over, he tries to bowl short and Koli tries to pull it but plays a forehand like shot to keep it out. And Russell then errs in line and he is cut behind point by Kohli for a four. This wicket is looking good and batting seems to be easy. Russell then pitches it short and Kohli pulls it with disdain through mid-wicket for a four. Good over for Kohli. He is getting off the blocks quickly.
Sulieman Benn is in the middle. He gets turn and bounce. Kohli gets a single and then Rahane gets three to third-man.
Rahane works one through mid-wicket very well and that has gone for a four. Beautiful shot. And then he gets a life! Russell surprises him with a short one and he pulls it to fine-leg where Jerome Taylor makes a mess of it. He was running and trying to catch and it fell out of his hands. Russell attacks Kohli wiith a few short ones. The first one is down the leg-side for a wide. Kohli then keeps the next one down and gets a single.
Virat Kohli will face his first ball. And he gets a single first ball. Rahane then guides it to third-man. Holder then bowls it outside the off-stump and he lets it go through to the wicketkeeper. Holder pitches a few full and Kohli drives but doesnt get runs.

 

Dhawan is gone. Russell pitches it short and it climbs on the batsman. He tries to pull and he plays it high in the air. Darren Bravo runs in from square-leg and he is taken. Virat Kohli walks in at his old accustomed spot at No 3. Ambati Rayudu had come in for the Delhi ODI. Rahane plays out the over.
OUT! S Dhawan 35(35)
Dhawan gets a single first ball and then Rahane follows it up with a single. A total of four singles in this over. A quiet one after a few explosive ones.
Russell continues and Rahane comes down the track for the second ball and lofts it over mid-off for a four. That is 1,000 runs for Rahane in ODIs. Russell then strays down the pads and Rahane places it beautifully past short fine-leg for a four. Russell then pitches it short and Rahane pulls it over square-leg for a four. The fielders are in the ring. Three boundaries in this over. So, India have 65 in the first ten overs.
Jason Holder changes ends. The first ball is outside the off-stump. Rahane lets it go through to the wicketkeeper. He then takes a single to the deep. Dhawan then plays out the over.
Andre Russell replaces Jason Holder, who had a terrible last over. Rahane leaves the first ball and two dot balls follow. Rahane is then hit on th pads, but it was too high so no appeal. After five dots, Rahane drives to the deep for a single. A good over after two expensive ones.
Dhawan gets a wide and a short one from Taylor. He cuts it over the off-side and that has gone for a four. The next ball is full and he has driven it handsomely through the wide long-off region for another four. The third ball is on a length and this perhaps the best shot. He has managed to pick the gap between point and extra-cover for a four. Wow! He hit that on the rise and watched it through. And, the last ball is short and Dhawan pulls it for a four over square-leg. A total of 16 have come off this over. Another expensive one as India have reached 50.
Holder bowls it short and Dhawan pulls it for a six behind square-leg. The first maximum for the match. The second on e is also full and he has smacked it through mid-wicket for a four. That was hit with more power. Holder is not bowling fast enough here. Under 130 kmph. Dhawan then gets one outside the off-stump and he cuts it uppishly to third-man for a single. With Rahane on strike, Holder bowls it full and outside the of-stump. Rahane drives it through point and that has gone for a four. Very well played. The sweeper had no chance. Expensive over as it goes for 15.
Taylor continues and Rahane flicks it beautifully through mid-on, but Andre Russell stops it very well. No run there. Rahane then plays a couple of dots, but gets the bat behind it. Taylor hits him on the pads but there was an inside-edge, so no chance of a wicket there. Rahane then drives on the rise to deep point, where a fielder is in place to stop the ball. Dhawan gets a single as he punches one through mid-off to end the over.
Holder continues and there is a false start upfront. He goes back to bowl. Dhawan gets a leg-bye and then Rahane works one for a single to third-man. Later, Dhawan gets another leg-bye. And Rahane gets a three. He flicks it to the leg-side and pushes Dhawan to come back. The leg-side is vacant and the mid-on fielder has to go and get it from mid-wicket.

 

Rahane takes strike to Taylor. There is a dot to start with and then Rahane plays one behind point and takes a couple before Jason Holder runs from third-man to collect the ball. Rahane then merely times the ball through extra cover and that has gone for a four. That was very well played by him. Totally in control of that shot. Sign of a class player.

 

Jason Holder is the bowler from the other end and he bowls a short one first up. Dhawan pulls it behind square-leg and that has gone for a four. Well played! Was a gentle delivert from Holder. He will have to get quicker. He then hits the right line and length. Dhawan is then hit on the pads, but it was hit quite high. There was an appeal.
Jerome Taylor to start proceedings. Everyone is set and Rahane takes strike. The first ball is overpitched outside the off-stump and Rahane has edged it for a single to third-man. Taylor bowls the first one outside off stump and it gets some bounce as Dhawan gets it go through. The next ball is straighter and Dhawan gets behind it. Dhawan finally gets off the mark as an edge flies to third man. Only two singles off that over

 


Teams:

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (c), Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor.


Toss: The whole West Indies is standing behind Dwayne Bravo at the toss. They have won the toss and have decided to bowl first. Bravo says, “The team is standing behind me. We don’t want cricket to suffer.” Ravi Rampaul has been replaced by Jason Holder. India have replaced Amit Mishra with Akshar Patel.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) between India and West Indies at Dharamshala. I am Nishad Pai Vaidya, and I will be bringing you the live updates of the match.

After cyclone Hudhud caused a forced break in the series, India and West Indies resume with the fourth ODI at one of the nation’s most scenic grounds — Dharamsala. With the Vishakhapatnam ODI cancelled due to the cyclone, both teams stayed at Delhi and continued with their practice sessions. Virat Kohli’s half-century would have been a relief to him, though a statistical review of his recent performances shows that he is actually not in as bad form as has been made out. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina continues his impressive run for India. While Shikhar Dhawan has been in decent nick, he would be keen to get back to his high-scoring ways of 2013. See India’s likely XI for today’s match.

West Indies had got off to a tremendous start in the series thanks to their massive 124-run win in the first ODI. However, India will go in to this match with their heads held high after pulling off a victory from behind to square the series in the second match. The hosts took the advantage of some reckless batting from West Indies which otherwise looked like yet another defeat for the Indians. See West Indies likely XI for this match.

In spite of their loss in the opening encounter, India look by far the more convincing side as they usually do when playing at home. What changed drastically from the first game was the performance of the bowlers; Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra bowled beautifully at the slow Kotla track, while the pacers too came good with some fine performances. Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues to be miserly early on while Mohammed Shami has done an impressive job in death overs.

Unlike the usual flat decks dished out in this part of the world, Dharamsala could offer something different for the teams. A fast and bouncy pitch is expected for this match. “The pitch is fully ready and unlike the Delhi wicket, you will see a fast yet sporting wicket here. As a routine precaution we have covered the wicket following a light spell of rain today. Our aim is to provide a wicket which holds true for 100 overs,” curator of the venue Sunil Chauhan said. Catch the Key Battles of the match.

Squads:

India: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Murali Vijay, Akshar Patel.

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (c), Leon Johnson, Dwayne Smith, Jermaine Blackwood, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, Suleiman Benn, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Nikita Miller.

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