W Indies vs India
India win by 7 wickets
India win by 7 wickets, they lost Dhawan early in the chase but Rohit and Kohli powered them through the middle overs and their half-centuries secured an easy win for India. The poor performance of Yuvraj in both games remains a concern, but India have won both the game they have played so far.
Over 19.4 - Ind 130/3 (Raina 1, R Sharma 62)
Samuels to bowl the final over, India need one run. A couple of dots and Yuvraj is caught at slip, it has been a struggle for him today and his poor performance comes to an end, as he edges it to Gayle at first slip. He goes for 10 from 19 balls. India need 1 from 3 balls. Raina walks out to bat. Raina scores the winning single and India win by 7 wickets.
Over 19 - Ind 129/2 (Y Singh 10, R Sharma 62)
Santokie runs in to bowl his last over. Rohit pushes the ball through square leg for a single. Yuvraj takes a single to bring Rohit back on strike. Another single, India inching towards a win slowly. Four runs from the over, India need 1 more to win.
Over 18 - Ind 125/2 (Y Singh 8, R Sharma 60)
Samuels comes back into the attack, Yuvraj starts the over with a single. Rohit pushes the ball to backward square leg for a couple, he stays on strike. A couple of singles to end the over, India need 5 from 12 balls.
Over 17 - Ind 119/2 (Y Singh 6, R Sharma 56)
Russell starts his second over, a couple of singles, Russell has a word with Sammy. Four dots and Yuvraj takes a single from the fifth ball. A wide down leg, gives India a bonus run and a ball. Four, Rohit ends the over with a boundary, hit through deep midwicket for four.
Over 16 - Ind 113/2 (Y Singh 5, R Sharma 52)
Narine runs in to bowl his last over, Rohit works it off his pads for a single to square leg. A couple of singles from the over, India play out Narine.
Over 15 - Ind 111/2 (Y Singh 4, R Sharma 51)
Andre Russell comes in to bowl. A couple of singles, WICKET! Kohli is bowled, Russell bowls it outside off and Kohli inside edges it on to his stumps. Yuvraj Singh walks out to bat. Yuvraj starts with a four, hit through deep midwicket for four. Six runs from the over, India need 19 from 30 overs.
Over 14 - Ind 105/1 (Kohli 53, R Sharma 50)
Narine comes back into the attack and starts with a wide. Kohli pushes the next ball to long-on for a single. Rohit pushes the ball to fine leg to get his 50, good knock from him and a good partnership with Kohli. The stand is over 100 now. Four runs from the over.
Over 13 - Ind 101/1 (Kohli 51, R Sharma 49)
Santokie comes back into the attack, Sammy trying all his options. Kohli hits it square of the wicket on the off-side. A single brings Rohit on strike. Rohit flicks the next ball wide of midwicket for a run. A single and Kohli gets his 50, gets it in 34 balls. Rohit gets another single to move on to 49. Nine runs from the over.
Over 12 - Ind 92/1 (Kohli 44, R Sharma 47)
Rohit goes on the back foot and pulls the first ball through deep midwicket for three runs, Narine does well to save a run. Three singles from the next three balls, Rohit moves into the 40's now. Six, Rohit finishes the over with a six over deep midwicket. 12 runs from the over.
Over 11 - Ind 80/1 (Kohli 42, R Sharma 37)
Badree is brought back into the attack. A couple of singles to start the over, and two more singles to end the over. India need 50 from 54 balls.
Over 10 - Ind 76/1 (Kohli 40, R Sharma 35)
Marlon Samules comes on to bowl, a double change from West Indies. Kohli pushes the first ball to third man for a couple of runs. A single to midwicket to give the strike to Rohit. Just three runs from the over.
Over 9 - Ind 73/1 (Kohli 37, R Sharma 35)
Sammy brings himself on to bowl, a couple of runs to start the over. One more run to Kohli and Rohit then drives the ball to deep extra cover for a couple of runs. Four, Sammy's good over is ruined, Rohit hits the last ball for four through fine leg and scoops it over the fielder. 9 runs from the over.
Over 8 - Ind 64/1 (Kohli 35, R Sharma 28)
A couple of dots and a couple of singles to start Narine's second over. Four runs from the over, India 64 for 1 after 8 overs. They need 66 more in 12 overs to win.
Over 7 - Ind 60/1 (Kohli 33, R Sharma 26)
Four, Kohli starts the Bravo over with a boundary, a full toss on his pads and he hits it with ease through the midwicket boundary. A single as Kohli dabs the ball behind point. Rohit hits the next ball for four, cuts it towards third man and Santokie over-runs the ball and gives away four. Another single, 10 runs from the over already. 12 runs from the over in total, India 60 for 1.
Over 6 - Ind 48/1 (Kohli 27, R Sharma 20)
Narine comes into the attack, West Indies looking to make an impact with spin. Narine oversteps with his first ball and Kohli nudges it behind square for a single. Free hit time, Rohit on strike, and six, a loose full toss, outside off and Rohit punishes it. He stands tall and hits the ball over long-off for four. A couple of singles follow, this will not help the rhythm of Narine. 10 runs from the over.
Over 5 - Ind 38/1 (Kohli 25, R Sharma 13)
A couple of dots and Rohit drives the ball through extra cover for four, good inside out shot from Rohit. Four more, it is short from Badree and Rohit hits it through the point gap for four more. A couple of singles to end another good over for India, 10 runs from it.
Over 4 - Ind 28/1 (Kohli 24, R Sharma 4)
Santokie starts his second over, Rohit takes a single from the second ball of the over. Kohli then pushes the ball through square leg for a couple. Four, Kohli powers this through backward square leg for four more, easy pickings for Kohli. Four more, again through backward square leg, Kohli punishes some ordinary bowling from Santokie. 11 runs from the over, India need 102 from 16 overs.
Over 3 - Ind 17/1 (Kohli 14, R Sharma 3)
Four, a loose full toss and Kohli launches into it, it goes for four through cow corner. Six, another boundary through cow corner, this time Kohli hits it all the way over the ropes. A couple of singles to end the over, 12 from it.
Over 2 - Ind 5/1 (Kohli 3, R Sharma 2)
Santokie to bowl the second over. Kohli runs the ball down the third man for a single. Another single as Rohit hits the ball to deep midwicket. Kohli gets another single to third man. Three runs from the over.
Over 1 - Ind 2/1 (Kohli 1, R Sharma 1)
Sammy opens with Badree, there's some confusion about India's target - whether it is 129 or 130. The confusion is because of a Jadeja no-ball, and India will have to chase down 131. A big delay at the start because of that one run, and now they are going back. So India will chase 130 runs and West Indies only got 129. Rohit takes a single to square leg. WICKET! Badree strikes, Dhawan is out lbw for a duck, it was the quicker ball and it skidded on to Dhawan's pads. Kohli walks out to bat in the first over, a single to end the over.
WI 129 for 7 after 20 overs
West Indies never really got going in their innings, with Gayle achieving one of his lowest strike rates and the Indian bowlers doing well to keep things tight. The pitch has slowed down and batting is not as easy as it was in the previous game, but 129 is still a below par score in T20s and India have chased it down in the last game against a strong Pakistani bowling attack. It will be interesting to see how Sammy and his team approach the second innings.
Over 20 - WI 129/7 (Ramdin 0, Narine 7)
WICKET! Jadeja gets a wicket, Russell tries to slog this over the leg side but Kohli gets under the ball and takes a good catch at deep midwicket. Six, Simmons provides some acceleration, he hits Jadeja for a six over deep midwicket. Six more, Jadeja is proving to be expensive today, Simmons goes over long-on this time and clears the ropes comfortably. WICKET! Jadeja strikes, Simmons looking for big shots hits it straight to Dhawan at backward point and Jadeja gets his third wicket. Another wide, Jadeja bowls it outside off. Six, Narine who is the new man in, hits the ball over deep midwicket. A single to end the over, 21 runs from it.
Over 19 - WI 108/5 (Russell 7, Simmons 15)
A quick over from Mishra, just a couple of runs from it, he finishes with brilliant figures of 4 overs, 18 runs and 2 wickets.
Over 18 - WI 106/5 (Russell 6, Simmons 14)
Jadeja continues, India need to keep the runs down in these final overs. A quick single brings Sammy on strike. WICKET! India chip away at this impressive West Indian batting order, Sammy tries to hit this out of the park but ends up giving Rohit an easy catch at long-on. Andre Russell comes out to bat. A couple of runs as Simmons pushes it to deep square leg, and Simmons goes out, West Indies stumble to 99 for 6, Simmons hits it high in the air as he mistimes it, Raina runs it from long-on and holds on to a good catch. The umpire signals it as a no-ball so Simmons survives and it is a free hit. Six, This adds insult to injury, Russell gets under the ball and hits it for a six.
Over 17 - WI 96/4 (Sammy 11, Simmons 11)
Shami comes into the attack, a couple of dots to start and then Simmons takes a single to rotate strike. Dropped, Shami has no luck with his fielders today, Rohit flies to his left at cover but fails to hold on to a tough catch. Four, Sammy hits the next ball through third man for four, it was almost a yorker, but Sammy was ready for it. A couple of wides and Sammy pushes the ball to third man again for a couple more runs. Four more, expensive over from Shami, 13 runs from it, Sammy hits the last ball through extra cover for four.
Over 16 - WI 83/4 (Sammy 1, Simmons 10)
Four, Jadeja to Simmons who hits the first ball for four down the ground. A couple more runs as Simmons pads it in front of square. A single as Simmon gives the strike to Sammy. Seven from the over.
Over 15 - WI 76/4 (Sammy 1, Simmons 3)
Mishra starts with a wide down the leg side. A single brings Simmons on strike. WICKET! Stumped, Samuels falls, beautiful leg spin from Mishra, tosses it up and turns it away from Samuels who misses it and Dhoni does the rest. Dwayne Bravo comes out to bat. WICKET! Mishra on a hat-trick, this should cement his place in the side. Bravo trapped lbw, in front of the stumps, the umpire gives it and India celebrate. A couple of singles to end the over, Sammy walks out to bat.
Over 14 - WI 72/2 (Samuels 18, Simmons 1)
Simmons comes into the attack and Jadeja comes in to bowl. Samuels hits the third ball straight down the ground for four, a couple of singles follow. Simmons is off the mark. Four more, Samuels tries to accelerate and hits the ball to fine leg for four. 10 runs from the over.
Over 13 - WI 62/2 (Samuels 9)
Mishra comes back into the attack, Gayle punches the first ball through long-off for a couple, Raina dives and stops the boundary. A single to deep midwicket for Gayle, brings Samuels on strike. WICKET! Big wicket for India, Gayle is finally out after being dropped twice. A mix up between the batsmen and Shami fires the ball in and Dhoni does the rest, Gayle out for 34.
Over 12 - WI 59/1 (Samuels 9, Gayle 31)
Ashwin starts his last over, Gayle drives the ball down the ground for a single. Another single as Samuels pushes the ball to cover point. Another wide from India as they try to cramp Gayle for room, then Gayle hits the ball to midwicket for a single. Four, Samuels spoils the over with a boundary through sweeper cover, a much needed boundary for West Indies, it should have been just two but Shami misfields on the ropes.
Over 11 - WI 51/1 (Samuels 4, Gayle 29)
Raina continues, a couple of singles and then Raina bowls a wide down the leg side. Another wide, brings up the 50 for the West Indies. Gayle takes a single, he has been cramped for room again. Five from the over.
Over 10 - WI 46/1 (Samuels 3, Gayle 27)
Ashwin starts his third over, no signs of Jadeja yet. Six singles from six balls, good over from Ashwin.
Over 9 - WI 40/1 (Samuels 1, Gayle 24)
Raina replaces Mishra after just one over from Mishra. Gayle takes a single to bring Samuels on strike. Good over from Raina, two runs from it.
Over 8 - WI 38/1 (Samuels 0, Gayle 22)
Ashwin continues from the other end, Gayle takes a single from the first ball. Four, it is wide outside leg stump and Smith sweeps it between keeper and short fine leg for four. WICKET! Ashwin strikes, Smith hits it back to the bowler and is out. Ashwin takes a catch after dropping Gayle.
Over 7 - WI 33/0 (D Smith 7, Gayle 21)
Mishra comes into the attack, six, Gayle hits the first ball for a six over long-on. The first ball is too full and Gayle smashes it. Gayle then takes a single to deep mid-wicket, dropped! and he is dropped again. This time it is Yuvraj who drops Gayle, it was an easy chance. A couple more singles, nine runs from the over and Mishra does not get a wicket as Gayle is dropped for the second time.
Over 6 - WI 24/0 (D Smith 6, Gayle 13)
First change from India, Ashwin comes into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. Four, Smith gets his first boundary as he sweeps the carrom ball to fine leg for four.
Over 5 - WI 18/0 (D Smith 2, Gayle 11)
Bhuvi starts from the other end, a leg bye as Smith tries to flick it but it ends up on his pads. It is on the pads and Gayle pushes it into the leg side for a single. Dhoni comes up to the stumps to stop the batsmen from walking out of their crease. Another good over from India, West Indies 18 from 5 overs.
Over 4 - WI 16/0 (D Smith 2, Gayle 10)
Shami starts with a wide, Gayle lets it go. Six, Gayle gets off the mark with a six, hits it over midwicket for a big one. First boundary of the innings. Four, Gayle targets the deep midwicket region again, it was on middle and leg and Gayle comes down the wicket and hits it hard.
Over 3 - WI 5/0 (D Smith 2, Gayle 0)
Kumar bowls a wide. Just the wide from the over, good bowling from India's quicks.
Over 2 - WI 4/0 (D Smith 2, Gayle 0)
Shami comes into the attack, he starts with a dot but bowls the second one down the leg side and is called a wide. Another wide from Shami, the radar is off. Smith pulls it to deep square leg for a single. Dropped, Ashwin drops Gayle in the second over, this could be costly for India later one. Three runs from the over.
Over 1 - WI 1/0 (D Smith 1, Gayle 0)
Bhuvi starts with the ball for India, Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle at the crease for West Indies. Four dots and then Smith takes a single to rotate strike. Just one from the first over.
DR Smith, CH Gayle, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons, DJ Bravo, D Ramdin, DJG Sammy, AD Russell, SP Narine, S Badree, K Santokie
RG Sharma, S Dhawan, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, V Kohli, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, A Mishra, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami
India have won the toss and Dhoni will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of Sunday's crucial World Twenty20 Group 2 fixture between the West Indies and India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.
- 23rd Mar 2014
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- H D P K Dharmasena, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- N J Llong
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- R A Kettleborough
india BATTING CARD
|R.G. Sharma||Not out||62|
|S. Dhawan||lbw Badree||0|
|V. Kohli||b Russell||54|
|Y. Singh||c Gayle b Samuels||10|
|S.K. Raina||Not out||1|
|Total||19.4 Overs||130 - 3|