India vs W Indies
India win by 6 wickets
India have batted well and chased the West Indies total on a slow pitch. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli getting half centuries to guide India's chase. India win by 6 wickets and go 1-0 up in the series.
Over 35.2 - Ind 212/4 (Y Singh 16, Dhoni 13)
Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack. Dhoni works it through midwicket for a single. Yuvi gets the boundary at third man, India win by 6 wickets.
Over 35 - Ind 207/4 (Y Singh 12, Dhoni 12)
India need 5 runs to win, Narine finishes a maiden to Yuvraj.
Over 34 - Ind 207/4 (Y Singh 12, Dhoni 12)
These are Narine's most expensive figures in ODIs. Yuvi takes a single to deep midwicket. West Indies are claiming a catch, the question is whether the ball carried to Charles. The third umpire is called and replays show that the ball bounced in front of the keeper. Good ball from Holder to Dhoni. Four, Dhoni flicks it through square leg for a four. India need 9 more to win. Another four, this time the India captain drives it straight down the ground for four to long on.
Over 33 - Ind 198/4 (Y Singh 11, Dhoni 4)
Narine starts his 9th over, Yuvi takes a single from the first ball to long off. WICKET! Raina departs, comes down the wicket and mishits it to point and Holder takes a good catch. Dhoni walks out to bat. Dhoni starts with a four to fine leg. India need 14 more to win.
Over 32 - Ind 193/3 (Y Singh 10, Raina 0)
Kohli get to 5000 runs in ODIs in style, with a six over midwicket against Holder. He pulls the short ball from the fast bowler for six. WICKET! Holder has the final laugh, Kohli caught by Narine at long off and out for 86, but what a great knock this has been from him. Holder gets his 2nd wicket. India need 20 more to win as Kohli departs and it is drinks. Raina walks out to bat. Yuvi works it through midwicket for a single.
Over 31 - Ind 186/2 (Y Singh 9, Kohli 80)
Narine bowls it flatter and on to the pads, Kohli works it through midwicket for a couple of runs. A wide down leg from Narine. A single to Kohli on the leg side, he moves on to 79. Yuvi takes a single to give the strike back to Kohli. Kohli gets to 80 with a single, he has scored 4999 runs in ODIs. Another wide from Narine to Yuvi. India need 26 runs to win.
Over 30 - Ind 179/2 (Y Singh 8, Kohli 76)
Holder continues around the wicket to Yuvi. A bye brings Kohli on strike. Kohli gets a single to long on. Three dots to end the over, India need 33 more to win.
Over 29 - Ind 177/2 (Y Singh 8, Kohli 75)
Narine comes back into the attack, 6 overs for 40 runs and no wicket for him so far. Yuvi starts the over with a four down to fine leg. A single from the 5th ball, brings Kohli on strike to face the last delivery of the over. Five runs from the over, India need 35 more to win.
Over 28 - Ind 172/2 (Y Singh 3, Kohli 75)
India need 46 to win. Holder comes back into the attack and Kohli works him to deep midwicket for a couple. A couple of dot balls and then Kohli takes a single to mid-on. Yuvraj guides the ball to deep square leg for two runs to get off the mark. A single to end the over.
Over 27 - Ind 166/2 (Y Singh 0, Kohli 72)
Looks like Kohli is cramping up, the physio gives him some treatment. Kohli seems fine to continue. Three dots and then a six from Kohli, lifted over square leg for a six. Then he runs the ball to third man for a single, moves on to 72. Yuvi still not off the mark.
Over 26 - Ind 159/2 (Y Singh 0, Kohli 65)
A couple of boundaries to start the over, Kohli hits the first one to fine leg and then next one behind square for four. A single to Kohli and Yuvi will be on strike. 9 runs from the Bravo over. India 159 for 2 after 26 overs.
Over 25 - Ind 154/2 (Y Singh 0, Kohli 56)
Four Kohli drives it on the up for four to fine leg. WICKET! Rohit Sharma gone for 72, caught by Simmons and Rampaul gets a wicket.
Over 20 - Ind 123/1 (R Sharma 65, Kohli 40)
Kohli takes a single to start the over and then Rohit hits a four, it is short and wide and Rohit opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for four. A couple more singles, Eight runs from the over, India 123 for 1.
Over 19 - Ind 115/1 (R Sharma 59, Kohli 38)
A couple of dots and then Kohli takes a single. Rohit is in fine form today and has no hesitation of putting that away for four through sweeper cover. A couple more runs to Rohit, and a dot to end the over. India going at just over 6 runs per over.
Over 18 - Ind 108/1 (R Sharma 53, Kohli 37)
Lendl Simmons brought into the attack. Rohit pushes it to long on for a single. A couple of singles from the over, Bravo has to try different things now that both Narine and Deonarine have been expensive.
Over 17 - Ind 106/1 (R Sharma 52, Kohli 36)
Narine continues after drinks. A wide from the over and a single to end it. India 106 for 1 after 17 overs.
Over 16 - Ind 104/1 (R Sharma 51, Kohli 36)
Two boundaries from Rohit to Deonarine, first through the cover and then one square of the wicket. He gets a single to reach his 50. The 100 for India also comes up. 11 runs from the over, Rohit now becomes the highest run getter in 2013.
Over 15 - Ind 93/1 (R Sharma 41, Kohli 35)
A couple of dots and a couple of singles, Narine starts his third over. Another single to Rohit as he plays the ball to long on. Three from Narine's over.
Over 14 - Ind 90/1 (R Sharma 39, Kohli 34)
Deonarine brought into the attack. Three singles from three balls to start his spell. Four singles from the over, India 90 for 1 after 14 overs.
- 21st Nov 2013
- West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
- Nehru Stadium, Kochi
- V A Vineet, R J Rodney
- TV Umpire
- A K Anil
- Match Referee
- D C David
- Reserve Umpire
- P Puttarangaiah
india BATTING CARD
|R.G. Sharma||c Simmons b Rampaul||72|
|S. Dhawan||c Charles b Holder||5|
|V. Kohli||c Narine b Holder||86|
|Y. Singh||Not out||16|
|S.K. Raina||c Holder b Narine||0|
|M.S. Dhoni||Not out||13|
|Total||35.2 Overs||212 - 4|