The off-spinner tosses the ball up outside the left-handers off-stump, inviting the drive. Dhawan accepts the invitation and helps himself to another boundary. A sweep brings him another three and he will keep the bowling.
Rampaul starts the over with a bouncer that sails over the keepers head and goes for four byes. WICKET. Karthik is caught behind, but the batsman has called for the review. Hot Spot shows nothing, and Karthik will live to fight another day.
Narine continues but things seem to be falling apart for the West Indies as even the fielding is given away extra runs. The fielders look like they have already lost as their body language is not acceptable. WICKET. Kholi gets a little loose and Narine capitalises as the batsman is clean bowled.
Dhawan takes a single to bring up a very well played 50. He has been dropped twice but has made the most of his fortune. Kholi then play a dominant pull shot and Rampaul concedes another boundary. The bowler is not learning as another short ball is put away by Kholi.
Narine starts to look as if he is applying some pressure, but then Kholi plays a classic drive and picks up another boundary.
Rampaul returns to the attack. The bowler and Kholi were in the same IPL team, so they should know each other well. The first quiet over in a while will feel like a moral victory for the fielding team.
Even the usually reliable Narine is dragging the ball down. A cut shot, which has been very productive today, in the face of poor bowling, brings up the 100. WICKET. The West Indies have asked for a review and Rohit is caught down the leg-side as hot spot shows a small mark.Kholi joins Dhawan in the middle. Kholi starts as if he has been in for ages as he guides a late-cut for four to get off the mark.
Sammy is also short and wide. It is simply too easy for the batsmen when someone of Sammy's pace is wayward. Rohit brings up his 50 as the score continues to soar.
Bravo is short and wide, Rohit swings the bat and with a crack the ball vanishes to the boundary in a second. Bravo is not learning and the same poor bowling is replicating the results.
Sammy is looking far from threatening. There is however drizzle in the air, so it remains to be seen if India will be robbed by the weather.
Bravo brings himself into the attack. A short ball gets the top edge but Dhawan is dropped on the fine-leg boundary. A simple catch goes down.
Sammy continues to feed the batsmen with width. They don't look like they are going to miss out. If nothing changes then the West Indies won't be in the field for very long.
Even the mystery spin of narine is causing these two younf Indian batsmen no issues. They seem to be scoring at will and both look hungry for runs.
The hero with the bat, Sammy, is into the attack. Immediately he is short and wide. Dhawan slaps it to point and a tough chance is put down. A second poor delivery is put away to the boundary.
Narine comes into the attack, which can already at this early stage be viewed as a last roll of the dice by the West Indies. 50 comes up in what has been a wonderful opening partnership.
Rohit strokes a glorious drives through the cover for a boundary. He looks like such a class player when he gets going, but he hasn't as of yet lived up to his potential. Roach can't stop the bleeding as India are racing to victory.
It is impossible to fault the effort that Rampaul is putting into his bowling. Unfortunately, he is too inconsistent and the Indians are jumping all over anything that is loose.
Roach is coming in for some punishment. Both batsmen are timing the well and showing what a good deck it is to bat on. The over is sealed with another Dhawan boundary, who is carrying on from where he left off against South Africa.
Dhawan carves a wide delivery over cover for a boundary. The two batsmen look like they want to get this over in a hurry.It is all looking just a little too simple for the batsmen at this stage.
Roach isn't finding the same success that he experiemced in the first match. The two opening batsmen are looking very solid and have got off to exactly the start that their coach would have asked for.
Rampaul shares the new ball. You can hear the effort put in by his grunts as he delivers. No damage is done as the over is uneventful.
Roach will get things underway. He will have to strike early, because if Dhawan, Rohit or Kohli get going then these runs will get knocked off in a hurry. Rohit opens his account with a cracking square cut for four runs.
The West Indies started and finished well, but India were in control for the majority of the innings. The result is that India require 234 runs for victory and an automatic spot in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy. If they are successful in their chase, then Pakistan will be knocked out and the contest between South Africa and the West Indies will effectively be a quarter-final. India have a very strong batting line-up and the team enjoys chasing. The smart money will be on India to win this match at a canter.
Jadeja is given the responsibility of bowling the last over. It is always a risky move giving the last over to a spinner. Sammy hits two flat sixes to bring up his 50. 16 runs off the last over is the result of a risky move back-firing on Dhoni.
Sharma will complete his 10 over quota. he will be keen to a wicket to his impressive figures. Sammy backs away and creams the first ball of the over through cover for a boundary and then follows it will a mighty six down the ground. Sammy's attack brings up the 200. 21 runs off the over ruins Sharma's bowlings stats and Sammy will be on strike for the final over.
Jadeja makes what could be his first mistake by dragging the ball down and is pulled for four. Sammy then takes a single and Roach negotiates the last ball of the over.
Sammy connects with a Yadav length delivery that sails straight back down the ground for six. Sammy takes a single and hopes that Roach can survive. He does and allows Sammy the chance to attach another over.
WICKET. Jadeja clean bowls Rampaul who tries to sweep a ball that is far too full for the shot. It's the fifth victim of the innings for Jadeja who is putting in another match winning performance.
Yadav is back into the attack in an attempt to clean up the tail. The wicket does not come, but bowler and captain will be pleased with the amount of dot balls in the latter overs.
Jadeja rips the ball between bat and pad. It misses everything and goes for four byes. WICKET. Narine tries to go down the ground. The ball loops up to cover off the outside half of the bat and is caught comfortably. Rampaul is promoted in the batting order and comes in at number 10.
WICKET. Pollard has lost his patience. Sharma finally pitches one up, Pollard's eyes light up and he hits it straight down the throat of long-on. Narine is the new batsman, but he is not selected to bat and the Windies will now do well to bat out the remaining overs.
The best bowler of the match so far, Jadeja, is back into the attack. Dhoni is asking the batsmen to swing across the spin to the short boundary. It is risky however, because this is the last pair of recognised batsmen.
Sharma is bowling short and quickly at the big hitting West Indians. The two in the middle are not enjoying the chin music at all and are swinging wildly without making contact.
Yadav begins the final over of the powerplay. Pollard all of a sudden looks like a different player as all his agressive intent has vanished. A maiden in the powerplay is rare, and a single off the last delivery stops Yadav from recording one.
Sharma tests the middle of the pitch and has Pollard ducking for cover. The wicket has changed the mindset of the batsmen as defence and quick singles are now at the forefront of their thoughts.
Yadav is brought back to see if his oace can restrict the charge of Pollard. Pollard picks a slower-ball and eases it through the covers for three runs. WICKET. Bravo tries to join the party and dispatch a short ball into the crowd, but he picks out the deep mid-wicket fielder and is caught on the boundary. The ex-skipper Sammy is the new batsman.
Sharma is back into the attack, almost certainly as a result of the spinner being put into the stands. A good over for India repairs some of the damage caused in the previous over.
You would think that the West Indies would have to get up to a total of 250 if there are to stand a chance in this match. The batting powerplay is called and this could be the launching pad. Ashwin continues his impressive spell. A quick single is taken and at the end of it, Bravo clashes with Ashwin. The Indian wins the collision. Pollard is off the mark with a straight six clearing 89 meters. He follow's it up with an even bigger six.
Kumar has settled into a nice line outside off. Pollard is showing some patience as he struggles to get off the mark. This innings has come to a grinding hault, but if Pollard gets going then it could all be salvaged for the Windies.
WICKET. Ashwin out foxes Darren Bravo. The left-hander left his crease and the spin beat his outside edge, Dhoni takes the bails off with ease. Pollard plays out the maiden.
Kumar is brought back into the attack for his second spell. He is still getting just enough shape to worry the batsmen. Some brilliant fielding in the ring by India's youngsters is growing the pressure.
Ashwin continues his workman like bowling. Another over passes with no action other than a couple of singles.
Dhoni's patience has run out. Yadav is replaced by Kholi once again. A gentle in-swinger is clipped by Dwayne Bravo and he picks up a couple just behind square on the leg-side.
Darren Bravo has firmly reclined into his shell. It his now his job to bat through, but he will also have to increase his scoring rate latter in the innings in order to catch-up on all the dot balls that he has soaked up.
Yadav strays down the leg-side once again and Dwayne Bravo glances a welcome boundary to get the scoreboard moving again. Yadav struggles through the over and may well be replaced for a third time today.
The West Indies will be pleased to see the back of Jadeja as Ashwin comes back into the attack. Ashwin begins his new spell with a maiden.
Sharma is replaced by Yadav who will need to redeem himself after a less than impressive start. Some genuine pace and bounce beats Dwayne Bravo outside off. The scoring rate has all but stopped as the West Indies attempt to set it up for their big hitters later in the innings.
The younger Bravo will have to take the dominant role against Jadeja, as it is easier to face him as a left-hander. A few singles come as another Jadeja over flies by.
Darren Bravo drives Sharma, looking like a young Lara, but diving Raina stops any runs from being scored. A bouncer is top edged, giving Bravo four runs even though he didn't know much about it.
Jadeja continues and is dealing in dots and singles. Dhoni will be delighted with the fightback that has been instagated by his left-arm spinner. WICKET. Jadeja gets another one. Sarwan is caught down the leg-side by Dhoni. It's another wicket, where the batsman will feel like lady luck has forsaken him. Dwayne Bravo joins his little brother in the middle.
Two quick wickets have brought India right back into the contest. Sharma will now look to strike and join the party. Sarwan has joined Bravo in the middle. Sarwan survives his first couple balls, but another over passes without any damage for India.
Jadeja attacks as he has a leg-slip in place to the left-handed Bravo. The over yields just one run and there is a review off the final delivery. WICKET. Samuels is given out lbw, although even on review it was almost impossible to decide whether the ball hit the bat or pad first. The West Indies will feel a little unlucky.
Sharma comes back into the attack as India look to test the new batsman with a bit of pace. Samuels does well to survive, but India will be happy with another maiden over which reduces the scoring rate.
Bowlers bowl in partnerships, much the same as batsmen look to work together. Jadeja will look to make-up for Ashwin's expensive over. WICKET. A straight ball defeats the dangerous Charles who is hit on the back leg and given out lbw. Samuels is the new batsman.
Spin twins are now in opperation as Ashwin continues. The 20 overs that the two spinners will bowl represent India's strength in the field. The manner in which the West Indies deal with these overs could determine the outcome of the match. Charles smashes another six over his favourite mid-wicket to bring up the 100.
Jadeja, who had a great match against South Africa, comes into the attack. His tactic is usually to rush through his overs and apply pressure by building dot balls. In a flash he gets through the over and starts with a maiden.
Charles has had enough of the part-time bowling of Kholi. He decides to flex his muscles and hits the first six of the innings. A singles brings up a lovely 50 for Charles. His aggressive play has allowed Bravo to play himself in at his own speed.
Ashwin resumes his mission of putting the breaks on the very impressive start that the West Indies have constructed. Just three runs come from a tidy over.
Kholi is given another over. There is a big smile spread across his face as he is obviously enjoying the chance to turn his arm over. Charles gets down onto one knee early and sweeps the slow medium pace for a square boundary.
The 50 partnership comes up as the two batsmen are working Ashwin around the ground nicely.
Kholi comes into the attack. This could be a move to show the India seamers what areas they should be bowling. Dhoni seems to have had enough of the wayward bowling.
Spin comes into the attack for the first time in the form of Ashwin. He is India's most reliable bowler and Dhoni's go to man. charles lobs a ball back down the wicket as is nearly caught after Ashwin puts in a superb effort.
Kumar contines to a watchful Bravo. Charles has clearly taken over the aggressive role in the partnership. Charles plays a text book cover drive for four but for some reason the umpire has called it a dead ball. A clearly irritated charles then has a huge swing the next delivery and gets a thick edge over the slips for a boundary. Justice is done.
Charles plays the most pleasing shot of the day as he lofts Yadav straight back over his head for a one bounce four. The batsman then takes advantage of the field placing by consecutively beating short fine-leg. It must be said that it is not good bowling at all by Yadav, who may be due for another breather.
Charles shows the first signs of aggression as he hoists consecutive full deliveries over mid-wicket, both bouncing a couple times before crossing the boundary. It seems that they will not let Kumar just bowl at them.
Yadav returns for a second spell. He will not be under as much pressure now that the big hitting Gayle is back in the hut. Yadav will be pleased with his second over in terms of direction. He will now be able to buildo n it and generate some pace.
Kumar appears to have an extra spring in his step after the early wicket. Striving for another breakthrough, the bowler over-pitches and is clipped through straigh mid-wicket for Bravo's first boundary.
Sharma starts his second over. Sanity should be restored with the demise of Gayle. As expected, the arrival of the new batsman results in a quiet over.
Kumar is in once again. The two batsmen seem to have clear roles in this opening partnership. Charles is looking for the singles to give Gayle strike, while his left-handed partner in crime is hitting the bowlers off their length. WICKET. Gayle chances his arm once to often. He tries to force a ball through the covers on the up, but only finds an edge. Ashwin takes a catch above his head at first slip. Darren Bravo is the new batsmen at the crease.
Dhoni is a ruthless captain and bring Sharma on to bowl after Yadav bowled a rusty opening over. The new bowler grabs him chance with the new ball as he hits a good length. The over is somewhat ruined as Gayle slaps the first ball he faces from Sharma through mid-off for a boundary.
Kumar demonstrates the correct length to boal on this wicket. He has both batsmen coming forward carefully, conceding just one single from the over.
Yadav takes up the attack. India's only genuine quick bowler is far to short as he tries to impose himself. Gayle stands talk and makes use of a poor start from the younger bowler.
Kumar starts and gets some wobble on the ball, but not as much swing as one would expect in these conditions. Galye takes a blow to the fleshy on his lower thigh, causing some pain.
The West Indies have made one forced change to the side that beat Pakistan. Ramdin is banned for two matches, so darren Sammy comes into the team while Johnson Charles will take over the keeping duties. Gayle, Charles, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Sammy, Narine, Roach, Rampaul.
India have named an unchanged XI from their first clash. Dhawan, Rohit, Kholi, Karthic, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Sharma, Kumar, Yadav.
India win the flick of the coin and decide to bowl first. The decision was expected as the moisture in the air should aid the bowler first up with the new ball.
The covers are on at the Oval, and there is drizzle in the air. Hopefully it will stop in time for the ground to dry and play to start on schedule.
Hello and welcome to the group B clash between India and the West Indies at the Oval in London.