W Indies vs India
Thank you for your company here today - what an exciting finish we've had. Next up is India taking on Sri Lanka, with both visiting teams searching for their first win in this triangular series. We hope you'll join us again for that. Take care, and goodbye for now.
Man-of-match is Johnson Charles, for his 97 off 100 balls which helped his side recover from 26 for 3.
The hosts will now head off to Port-of-Spain in Trinidad to prepare for the next leg of this triangular ODI series; India will remain in Kingston to face their opponents from the Champions Trophy semi-final, Sri Lanka.
Umesh Yadav did well to pick up 3 wickets for the Indians, and both Ishant and R Ashwin got two each to peg back the Caribbean chase. They did their darnedest to try and defend a middling total with their injured captain MS Dhoni passing the baton to Virat Kohli, who did well with some shrewd bowling changes and field placings.
The West Indies nearly made a mighty mess of that chase, but they squeaked home in the end. India will be gutted, but fought back well to get within a cat's whisker of victory. Too many Windies batsmen threw their innings away with needless shots, and they almost undid all the good work that Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo had done to get their side into a winning position against the world champions.
Over 47.4 Yadav 1-0-0-1-
Tino squirts one into the leg-side, and Roach thunders through for the run to bring the scores level. Virat brings the fielders up to put pressure on him to get that winning single. He can't get it through the off-side...but he does get it away to leg, and the West Indies have won it! What a nail-biter - they take the game by 1 wicket, and it's fitting that Kemar Roach hits the winning runs on his 25th birthday! What a present he's given himself and his team.
Raina was tossed the ball, but after more deliberation decides that Umesh Yadav is the man for the job.
Over 47 Bhuvneshwar 0-2-0-0-1-1
Wild swish outside off from Roach, but he can't make contact off the returning Bhuvi. His next shot is much more sensible, timing one behind a diving point fielder to pick up a valuable two runs. He's soon back to his old ways, however, with another waft outside the off-stump. West Indian fans must be getting grey hairs with each of those shots they see! A good single is taken, Roach spotting that mid-off is lying deep and taking advantage. Tino not only survives the final ball of the over, but manages to steer it to third-man to a great cheer from the crowd - one run to him, and two more needed for the West Indies.
Over 46 Yadav 0-0-0-0-1-0
A slip is in place for Umesh Yadav as he steams in to try and win the game for his team. Roach tries to get the ball away, first to point and then to short mid-wicket, but has to remain patient. Eventually he manages to flick one off his thigh-pad down to Ishant at fine-leg - Tino has one ball to face from Umesh, and he can't make contact to one outside off. Remember to exhale, everybody.
Over 45 Jadeja 0-1-0-1-1-0
Plenty of nervous faces in the Windies dressing room, as roach manages to turn one away square for a run. Best unconvincingly tries to clout one down the ground, and gets it wide of Jadeja off the bottom of the bat. Excited yelping from the Indian fielders as each ball makes contact with the bat; the two fast-bowlers manage to eke out three more runs, and Jadeja has bowled out his overs for the day.
Over 44 Raina 0-W-0-0-0-0
The golden arm of Suresh Raina works for Kohli - OUT! Narine tries to loft one over mid-on, giving Shikhar Dhawa an easy catch. Nine-down now, and the tension is almost unbearable here at Sabina Park as Tino Best has to make his way down to the middle. He survives the four balls remaining, and India will pile on the pressure with men around the bat for Jadeja's final over.
Over 43 Jadeja 0-0-2-1-0-0
Ah, it seems that Jadeja has switched ends. Can Narine and Roach keep him out? Kemar hits out, driving through cover with enough timing to pick up a couple of runs. An inside-edge onto the page flies past the man at short-leg and they steal a single; Tino Best looks on nervously from the dressing room, the last man remaining for the Windies. Good defence from Roach sees out the rest of the over; 10 runs still to get.
Over 42 Raina 0-0-0-0-3-1
Narine hits off the back foot in front of point, and it's hauled back just in time by Bhuvneshwar to save the four. Roach dabs one wide of the slip, and they scurry through for what could be a tight run, but the fielder throws to the wrong end and the danger dissipates.
Virat Kohli surprises us by turning to Suresh Raina for an over or two; right-arm spin, here we come. There are three man in catching positions close to the bat.
Over 41 Yadav 0-W-0-0-0-1
WICKET! Johson Charles goes, swiping a wide full ball straight down the throat of Ishant Sharma at long-on. India are one wicket closer now, and they will fancy their chances against the tail-enders. Charles is gone for 97, Yadav gets his third wicket - a daft shot considering the circumstances. You can argue that that's the way Charles plays, but his team needed a bit more from him at this stage. Sunil Narine has made his way to the crease, and fends one away off his hip to get a single from the last ball, retaining the strike.
19 more required from 60 balls for the West Indies; the Kingston faithful would love to see their side home.
Over 40 Jadeja 2-0-0-0-0-0
Kemar Roach has four fielders lurking around his bat, but manages to nudge one fine down the leg-side to collect two runs. This will a stern test of the fast-bowler's mettle, facing the left-arm spinner who has been rather successful of late. All defence: head down, straight bat and he plays out the over, much to India's frustration. The batting power-play, along with this Ravindra Jadeja over, comes to an end.
Ravindra Jadeja, with Kemar Roach to face.
Over 39 ishant 4-0-1-0-1-0
Short from Ishant, and Charles backs away to pull it powerfully to the fence for four! No man out there during the power-play, but a fielder moves there after the shot. Charles obliges by bunting a full ball out to the same area for one - he's on 97 now, and nearing his third ODI century. He needs Kemar Roach to stay with him against the medium-fast of Ishant. Huge cheers amd horn-blowing as Roach defends to point, who really should have stopped that. Roach gets a single for his efforts, but Charles can't retain the strike for the next over, chopping a ball down in front of him.
Over 38 Ashwin 0-0-4b-1-0-0
Charles nudges one behind square-leg, but refuses the run: guess he doesn't feel that Kemar will cope too well with the trickery of Ashwin. He uses his feet to swing wildly - what are you doing, Johnson? The ball turns, misses the bat, and misses 'keeper Karthik to race away for four byes! That was a stumping opportunity missed, and that would have almost certainly ended the West Indies' chances! Charles does take the single now, and Roach successfully blocks out the remainder of the over, Ashwin's last in this innings.
- 30th Jun 2013
- West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sabina Park
- I J Ian, P J Peter
- TV Umpire
- J S Joel
- Match Referee
- J J Jeffrey
- Reserve Umpire
- N Nigel
w indies BATTING CARD
|C.H. Gayle||c Raina b Yadav||11|
|J. Charles||c Sharma b Yadav||97|
|D.S. Smith||lbw Yadav||0|
|M.N. Samuels||b Kumar||1|
|D.M. Bravo||c Dhawan b Ashwin||55|
|K.A. Pollard||c Karthik b Sharma||4|
|D. Ramdin||b Ashwin||4|
|D.J.G. Sammy||c Ashwin b Sharma||29|
|K.A.J. Roach||Not out||14|
|S.P. Narine||c Dhawan b Raina||5|
|T.L. Best||Not out||3|
|Total||47.4 Overs||230 - 9|