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Easa
18th May 2006, 17:28
I'm anticipating a good match. Here's the preview:

West Indies v India, 1st ODI, Jamaica

Lara remains the talisman

The Preview by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Kingston

May 17, 2006

It's quite intriguing that despite having played 15 one-dayers in the West Indies, India are yet to play a game at Sabina Park. The two games that were scheduled on their previous tour, in 2002, were both washed out and a spate of showers on match eve, and forecast for thunder showers, threatened to ruin a much-anticipated clash. The locals, though, were confident that the match would carry on uninterrupted and spells of bright sunshine added weight to the same.

Now to the 22 yards that usually receives most of the attention. Charlie, the groundsman who's been around since 1959, delivers an obituary on the bounce at Sabina Park. "It's the clay you know, they change it sometime in the early '90s. Then they relaid it and it lost its main quality. Now it's slowly coming back. The pitch for the one-day games will have decent bounce, but the ball comes on to the bat. The Test match pitch will be different. More bounce, more pace."

Jeffrey Dujon, the legendary wicketkeeper who grew up playing on this ground, thought similarly. "This pitch will be different compared to what the Indians encounter at the other venues," he told Cricinfo. "It can get a bit lively out here and bowlers will definitely have a say." Would he pick a favourite? "For the sake of the series, I'd like to see it 1-1 after two games."

For that to materialise, Brian Lara's boys may need to pull out a special performance. "One must remember," Dujon points out, "and that's the bottom line - it's going to be No.3 against No.8. West Indies' might have comprehensively beaten Zimbabwe but they weren't up to the mark in all departments." India, on the other hand, were coming off a sizzling run. In case he's a numbers man, and is aware of India's recent chasing record, Lara wouldn't like to be fielding second. Dravid might not mind it either way and the game at Montego Bay would have given them a good workout while batting first.

In all probability, this series might turn into a battle of flexibility with Dwayne Bravo, Dwyane Smith, Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle on one side pitted against Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh on the other. Barring a minor miracle, Ramesh Powar will not play and Dravid hinted that Sreesanth would be allowed time to recuperate as well.

Yet, none of these players' performance may matter if one man decides to take matters into his own magical hands. Lara remains the talisman and has often made a mockery of plans and strategies. He's back as captain and this series provides him a chance to assert himself and to inspire through personal performance.

Kingston is abuzz. Most haven't seen too many players in this side and there's an anticipation to watch Irfan Pathan bowl, to watch Yuvraj Singh blast. But the real excitement surrounds Dhoni, especially because of his instinct to dominate, his audacity to invent new strokes, and his attacking methods even when under pressure. "This boy born in the West Indies maan," said one spectator when Dhoni spanked a six outside Jarrett Park in Montego Bay. "You stole him away from us." It's that kind of endearment.

There's a small matter of the Indian coach as well. Greg Chappell, Dujon felt, wouldn't have forgotten the hammering that Australia took against the mighty West Indian side of the '80s. "He had a terrible time against us in the only series I played against him. He could not score a run and people keep such things in mind. He would surely try to get back at us."

India (probable)
1 Virender Sehwag, 2 Rahul Dravid (capt), 3 Yuvraj Singh, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Mohammad Kaif, 6 Venugopal Rao, 7 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), 8 Irfan Pathan, 9 Ajit Agarkar, 10 Rudra Pratap Singh, 11 Munaf Patel

West Indies (probable)
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Runako Morton, 3 Brian Lara (capt), 4 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Dwayne Smith, 8 Carlton Baugh (wk), 9 Jerome Taylor, 10 Fidel Edwards, 11 Corey Collymore.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is staff writer of Cricinfo

Cricinfo

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/wivind/content/current/story/247674.html

Post all comments and match updates below. :D

MIG
18th May 2006, 18:03
WI have no chance against Indian ODI team - Test matches are a different story

Easa
18th May 2006, 18:11
WI have no chance against Indian ODI team - Test matches are a different story

I have a feeling Windies will suprise us all, today.

z10
18th May 2006, 18:11
Here's hoping for some Lara magic

Easa
18th May 2006, 18:21
Here's hoping for some Lara magic

Same here.

A brilliant 80 odd would do it for me.

UJ
18th May 2006, 18:47
Is the WI keeper Rhamdin injured?

Seemed like a talented youngster when I first saw him play not too long ago

Rickz
18th May 2006, 20:12
I hoping for a Lara magic too, but still I want India to win, but a close fought contest.

sehsan
18th May 2006, 20:13
I have a feeling Windies will suprise us all, today.

agar match hoa tho na :)

Hash
18th May 2006, 20:15
Match will be rained off. Even the 2nd ODI is doubtful. Perhaps the series will finish 0-0?

James
18th May 2006, 20:15
To be honest, if India are chasing in most of the games they should win comfortably. The Windies bowling attack right now is honestly too poor to defend 90% of totals against a quality batting lineup.

If India bat first in a lot of the games though, we could see some surprise results. Even in this rich vein of form, when they have batted first they have usually not been that great.

hasan316
18th May 2006, 21:31
I want Lara to score runs.

hasan316
18th May 2006, 21:32
match to start at 15:30 gmt

hasan316
18th May 2006, 21:46
Indian captain Rahul Dravid has won the toss and elected to bowl
first.

hasan316
18th May 2006, 21:56
West Indies team:
CH Gayle, RS Morton, *BC Lara, RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul,
MN Samuels, +CS Baugh, DJ Bravo, IDR Bradshaw, JE Taylor,
FH Edwards.

India team:
V Sehwag, *R Dravid, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, +MS Dhoni,
IK Pathan, AB Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh, MM Patel.

Easa
18th May 2006, 22:08
14-0 (1)

Awful over first up, bacha Pathan giving away two boundaries, and plenty of wides and noballs.

Easa
18th May 2006, 22:08
This match is 45 over a side, btw.

hasan316
18th May 2006, 22:08
West Indies 14/0 (1.0/45 ov)

James
18th May 2006, 22:08
:))

The WagonWheel
18th May 2006, 22:09
explosive start by Pathan ...

hasan316
18th May 2006, 22:10
.2 Pathan to Gayle, FOUR, off the mark with a bang! typical Gayle style! short and wide outside the off stump, Gayle leans back and cuts it away through point, powerful blow

0.6 Pathan to Morton, (no ball) FOUR

BD-fan
18th May 2006, 22:10
Pathan is having is one of the best start ever. 14 runs in one over. (is he not batting ???) I guess not.

James
18th May 2006, 22:11
Isnt this the point in the innings (new ball in damp morning conditions) when Pathan's bowling is actually supposed to be GOOD?

James
18th May 2006, 22:14
16/0 (2 overs)

Good over from Munaf, but where's Sreesanth? :( I like the little guy.

Rob H
18th May 2006, 22:18
16/0 (2 overs)

Good over from Munaf, but where's Sreesanth? :( I like the little guy.
i think he's injured

Rob H
18th May 2006, 22:21
22/0 off 4.1

hasan316
18th May 2006, 22:25
West Indies 30/0 (5.0/45 ov

chuck
18th May 2006, 22:26
gr8 start by WI

hasan316
18th May 2006, 22:28
Gayle :133: pathan

Pathan 8.33 runs per over.

inzamam_1
18th May 2006, 22:28
gayle turning it on, hope he makes a big score

inzamam_1
18th May 2006, 22:29
42/0 after 6 overs rr 8.0, hope they can keep it up

chuck
18th May 2006, 22:31
42/0 after 6 overs rr 8.0, hope they can keep it up
RR is 7....

Gayle in classy touch.

Rob H
18th May 2006, 22:34
44/0 off 7. Cracking start for the West Indies.

inzamam_1
18th May 2006, 22:36
Morton slowing things down,
7.1 Patel to Gayle, FOUR!!, good length delivery on the off, Gayle blasts it straight down the ground, what a blow

inzamam_1
18th May 2006, 22:38
Patel to Morton, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, held its line, beats the edge, a rare good delivery - :)) :)) :))

Easa
18th May 2006, 22:39
51-0 (8)

Cracking start by the Windies, lets hope they keep it up,

Rob H
18th May 2006, 22:40
does Dean Jones follow my tv set to haunt me?

Rob H
18th May 2006, 22:41
Cracking cut shot by Gayle, brilliant shot. Great to hear Bish though.

chuck
18th May 2006, 22:44
Excellent start by WI .. it's gonna be an exciting match.

inzamam_1
18th May 2006, 22:55
harbhajan on, hopefully we will see some big sixes from gayle

z10
18th May 2006, 22:55
gayle taking india apart

Easa
18th May 2006, 23:01
80-0

Easa
18th May 2006, 23:02
gayle taking india apart

Now all we need is a Lara blitz.

:D

jusarrived
18th May 2006, 23:06
ist goin to be 4-1 anyways...am only curious to know which game india will loose!

Pakola
18th May 2006, 23:06
Gayle is quickly becoming my temporary favorite player.

chuck
18th May 2006, 23:07
fiery start by WI

inzamam_1
18th May 2006, 23:12
the great agarkar gets Morton

chuck
18th May 2006, 23:15
the great agarkar gets Morton
yeah and he is supposed to be a beast too according to many definitions floating around here. ;-)

jusarrived
18th May 2006, 23:17
yeah and he is supposed to be a beast too according to many definitions floating around here. ;-)

Agarkar? Beast? :D

chuck
18th May 2006, 23:17
Gayle is still around ... WI in gr8 position.

chuck
18th May 2006, 23:18
Agarkar? Beast? :D
in batting that is but :15:

James
18th May 2006, 23:29
Brian in!

chuck
18th May 2006, 23:30
Lara is in .. I am looking forward to see his batting today.

Rob H
18th May 2006, 23:48
if anyone saw the last boundary off Agarkar's over by Lara then that's the way to play the pull shot in front of square. What a shot it was.

chuck
18th May 2006, 23:53
if anyone saw the last boundary off Agarkar's over by Lara then that's the way to play the pull shot in front of square. What a shot it was.
that was sheer class. excellent shot.

kasoo10
18th May 2006, 23:59
Seems like 300 is on the cards.

Amjid Javed
18th May 2006, 23:59
chris gayle cowlashes a gentle floater from sehwag out of the ground.

137/2 (24.3)

kasoo10
18th May 2006, 23:59
Gale's strike rate is 98%

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 00:05
Who is commenting on cricinfo. There is no detail just runs off the ball. Very frustrating. No description of 6 or 4 what so ever!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:10
w.i 156/2 (27.2)

pathan bowling all over the place! seems rattled.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:11
blistering cut shot for 4 by lara.

pathan been toyed with here..

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:11
w.i 161/2 (27.5)

300+ likely here

Rob H
19th May 2006, 00:12
Performing for his home town here Gayle. On fire. Taking Pathan to the cleaners.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:16
RP singh on a gentle floater and its smashed for 4 by lara!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:27
W.i 176/2 (31)

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:30
Lara gone to munaf patel!

drives in air and is caught by kaif.

lara gone for 35.

Rob H
19th May 2006, 00:31
Was a risky shot from Lara and he picked out the best Indian fielder.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:40
Munaf only bowler causing problems here.. rest of attack has been poor and pedestrian.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:46
W.I 187/3 (35)

last 10 overs now as this is 45 overs per side.

Team Slayer
19th May 2006, 00:47
munaf bowling well, eh.

i think this guy's going to be a star. pathan, rp singh, sreesanth are all garbage to be honest.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:49
single and 100 for gayle.

his 12 for W.I and 4th v india.

well played.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 00:49
lovely slash from chanderpaul past the static indian keeper.

badxhah
19th May 2006, 00:52
one hand SIZZLING SIX by gayle

badxhah
19th May 2006, 00:58
patel bowlin abs superb here

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:10
Gayle goes to agarkar.

W.I 222/4 (40)

5 overs left...

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:17
aggy surprisingly bowling well @ death!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:18
just 9 runs from last 2 overs.

w.i 231/4 (42)

3 overs left...

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:21
chanderpaul dances down wicket and slaps ball down ground and is brilliantly caught by sehwag.

W.I 233/5 (42.3)

chuck
19th May 2006, 01:23
WI did not score fast enuf in last few overs.

zaf1986
19th May 2006, 01:27
Agarkar to Baugh, no run, quicker one from Agarkar, at 83mph, Baugh opens the face of the bat and runs it down to Yuvraj at point
:))

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:30
top shot from baugh smashes ball for six!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:30
samuels run out. poor running there.

chuck
19th May 2006, 01:31
Agarkar to Baugh, no run, quicker one from Agarkar, at 83mph, Baugh opens the face of the bat and runs it down to Yuvraj at point
:))) :)))

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:34
West indies started the 35th over on 187/3 and should have been aiming for 75-80 runs atleast in the 10 overs of this match with plenty of wickets in hand. west indies cricket has been poor. No improvisation, no-one has taken bull by the horns.

West indies finish 251/6

64 runs off the last 10 overs. Thats around a run a ball and to me the bowling side will be happier with that. West indies should have got 280-300.

Easa
19th May 2006, 01:36
Very good score.

Should trouble the Indians.

zaf1986
19th May 2006, 01:37
Question is can the windies bowlers bowl well enough?

chuck
19th May 2006, 01:39
West indies started the 35th over on 187/3 and should have been aiming for 75-80 runs atleast in the 10 overs of this match with plenty of wickets in hand. west indies cricket has been poor. No improvisation, no-one has taken bull by the horns.

West indies finish 251/6

64 runs off the last 10 overs. Thats around a run a ball and to me the bowling side will be happier with that. West indies should have got 280-300.

I completely agree. With 7 wickets in hand in last 10 overs they should have at least made 75-85 runs. Let's see what happens in next half. How is the pitch like?

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 01:41
I was hoping WI wud get past 300..wud have been fun watchin indians chase a big score!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:42
I completely agree. With 7 wickets in hand in last 10 overs they should have at least made 75-85 runs. Let's see what happens in next half. How is the pitch like?

Pitch is pretty even paced and has some decent bounce which will help batsmen play their shots. Fidel edwards v sehwag and dravid should be fun.

I think west indies are 25-30 runs short here.

Rob H
19th May 2006, 01:42
Question is can the windies bowlers bowl well enough?
that is the tough one. I feel that India can get this target with their always realiable batting line up. Will be a good contest.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:44
Question is can the windies bowlers bowl well enough?

taylor and bradshaw are containers and on this wicket may struggle. Edwards extra pace may cause problems. west indies lack of decent spinner may haunt them here.

yes there is gayle and if he bowls he will have 2 do a good job.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 01:45
WI can win only if they manage to get atleast 4 wikts in first 15 ovrs!

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 01:45
Do not forget it is a 45 over match. 251 could be challenging. Let us see how India starts.

chuck
19th May 2006, 01:49
Question is can the windies bowlers bowl well enough?
Well a target of 252 in 45 overs is a fighting total. If they can get some early wickets then ... who knows... they might win. Would be a batting treat if Indians get going though.

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 01:51
might be a hard one considering most indian batsmen have not faced these bowlers before.....

Easa
19th May 2006, 01:52
taylor and bradshaw are containers and on this wicket may struggle. Edwards extra pace may cause problems. west indies lack of decent spinner may haunt them here.

yes there is gayle and if he bowls he will have 2 do a good job.

Taylor is no container; very aggressive FAST bowler.

Edwards need to crank up his pace - 90+ MPH.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 01:53
sehwag and dravid to open.

india 5/0 (1.1)

sehwag sqaure drives taylor for 4

chuck
19th May 2006, 01:56
Dravid seems to be opening quite frequently now a days.

chuck
19th May 2006, 01:58
Edwards has been good so far.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:01
sehwag been lucky three times with dodgy across the line swipes.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 02:03
2 good shots frm dravid!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:04
dravid shows his class with two top shots for 4. 2nd one down ground was pure timing down ground.

india 20/0

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:12
India 26/0 (5)

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 02:13
Who jinxed Edward??? 3 wides in one over.

chuck
19th May 2006, 02:15
Sehwag does not look in good touch.

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 02:16
Sehwag limping??

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:18
sehwag almost run out. poor fielding at stumps, fielder runs to wicket instead of under-arming ball. extra few 2nds hesitation costs west indies.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:19
top shot off legs by sehwag goes for 4.

india 36/0 (6)

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 02:20
Seems like Dravid is in a good touch.

Nan
19th May 2006, 02:21
WI 253/8(gayle 123)
IND30/0 (sehwag dropped once and luckly survived a runout)

**** INDIA

Swaraj!!
19th May 2006, 02:21
Wasnt this supposed to be a Greentop??

Sehwag still there but struggling, I feel, in spite of the boundary

chuck
19th May 2006, 02:22
Dravid's ODI game has improved considerably in recent times.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:22
Wasnt this supposed to be a Greentop??

Sehwag still there but struggling, I feel, in spite of the boundary

greentop in west indies? :))

thats never gona happen!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:22
edwards bouncer and dravid hooks it over keeper for six!

chuck
19th May 2006, 02:24
Dravid hit a 6 .. unbelievable.

Swaraj!!
19th May 2006, 02:24
Odd looking Six from Dravid :) Seen sixes like that when hooking but not while pulling.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:25
bradshaw on for taylor. west indies need a wicket.

chuck
19th May 2006, 02:25
Similar start by India .. WI were 42/0 after 7 as well.

Swaraj!!
19th May 2006, 02:27
Now its Bradshaw's turn....

Swaraj!!
19th May 2006, 02:28
Neither the Bowler nor the Batsmen able to exert any sort of Control. Sehwag should have put the last couple away

chuck
19th May 2006, 02:29
what's gotten into bradshaw?

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:30
50 up for india after 7.4 overs

chuck
19th May 2006, 02:30
good start by India though ..

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:37
west indies attack has looked pretty toothless thus far!

Oxy
19th May 2006, 02:40
Bizzare run out!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:41
india 56/1 (9.4)

sehwag lashes ball in air and is dropped yet fielder wakes up and throws ball in and runs him out! very bizare!

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 02:41
I was expecting a bit more discipline from WI.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:41
Bizzare run out!

this should be on question of sport - what happened next!

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 02:42
india 56/1 (9.4)

sehwag lashes ball in air and is dropped yet fielder wakes up and throws ball in and runs him out! very bizare!


:))) :))) :)))

Swaraj!!
19th May 2006, 02:43
Too many chances given by Sehwag. He really wasnt looking too comfortable either

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 02:49
Pathan in as pinch hitter and is out!

just gets 1 run.

india 62/2

Oxy
19th May 2006, 02:49
And Pathan follows almost immediately - caught at slip.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 02:50
if dravid goes now, its game on!

Lara400
19th May 2006, 02:51
These chaps at cricinfo take the biscuit!!!

What on earth are they going on about!!!!!!

Thanks Sriram, Indian openers were cautious for most part but they came down hard on the bad deliveries, Sehwag and Dravid added 56 runs for the first wicket before that terrible mix-up. Gayle treated us to some calypso magic and his one-handed six over midwicket was a gem! just when the amazement was fading away, came that straight six over the keeper's head from Dravid, 'Outrageous' cried Sriram - 'Outrageous' cries Sajan.
End of over 11 (6 runs) - India 62/1 (191 runs required from 34 overs, RR 5.63, RRR: 5.61)

IK Pathan 1* (3b) JE Taylor 5-0-34-0
R Dravid 27* (33b 3x4 1x6) IDR Bradshaw 2-0-10-0


10.6 Taylor to Pathan, 1 run, full and slanting away, Pathan drives a bit early and gets a leading edge through gully to thirdman
10.5 Taylor to Pathan, no run, full and pushed across the left-handed Pathan who punches it to mid-on
10.4 Taylor to Dravid, 1 run, on a length, around the middle stump, Dravid goes back and tucks it close on the on side and they take a single
10.3 Taylor to Dravid, no run, full and outside the off stump, Dravid lunges forward and lets it go
10.2 Taylor to Dravid, no run
10.1 Taylor to Dravid, FOUR, short and Dravid pulls it imperiously through the midwicket

Noman
19th May 2006, 03:02
india are gonna win this match easily, the boundty are short, and their have plenty of batsman who can chase this kind of total.... Lara should have batted better...

Gayle only performed so fare

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:05
top drive by dravid - gun barrell straight for 4

india 75/2

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 03:05
India are not gonna win this by default. At least one from the top order has to bat well. Dravid is on 28, which is not too much. There is still a lot of work left to do.

Saj
19th May 2006, 03:09
Must say the Windies fielding is shocking.

Dravid is the key here in my opinion, get him soon and the Windies will win.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:11
Must say the Windies fielding is shocking.

Dravid is the key here in my opinion, get him soon and the Windies will win.

the discapline in bowling has been awful almost 30 extras in total of 81!

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 03:13
If Dravid bats another 10 - 15 overs then India has a better chance. He is batting beautifully at the moment.

Noman
19th May 2006, 03:17
Extras (lb 7, w 6, nb 2) 15

Oxy
19th May 2006, 03:20
Great catch by Samuals.

Ind 86-3 Yuvy gone

Gasherbrum
19th May 2006, 03:21
yuvi gone slower ball from bradshaw. caught at long on, nice catch going backwards.

Oxy
19th May 2006, 03:21
Must say the Windies fielding is shocking.

.Not any more - scorcher of a catch!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:22
superb catch from samuels to get rid of yuvraj. he was awake this time!

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:23
four for dravid down legside, poor ball from bradshaw.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:29
india 93/3 (19)

159 needed from 26 overs.

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 03:30
It is getting difficult for India now. Apart from the pair currently in, they only have Dhoni left. What do you guys think??

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 03:31
i think its hard with only dhoni and raina left.....

siimo
19th May 2006, 03:36
2 quick wickets and the windies will take this

Tupac
19th May 2006, 03:37
Dravid finding it tough now, trying to play the role of Sachin Tendulkar. It will be his biggest test yet, to be able to guide a chase at a run a ball in the middle of the innings, where he is not the anchor. He is the enforcer now.....until Dhoni arrives.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:40
Under-pressure kaif needs a big score today to keep his place in the side.

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 03:40
kaif takes up a lot of dot balls at this stage...will certainly be a challenge for india to get home from here

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:42
dropped chance by lara.. ball hit like a rocket. should have been caught thou.

kaif was lucky!

Disco_Lemonade
19th May 2006, 03:43
i think wi dosent hav tht much firepower in their bowling.. india may do this one :S

Hash
19th May 2006, 03:44
Windies need another wicket now. That dropped chance will be crucial.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 03:44
Dravid finding it tough now, trying to play the role of Sachin Tendulkar. It will be his biggest test yet, to be able to guide a chase at a run a ball in the middle of the innings, where he is not the anchor. He is the enforcer now.....until Dhoni arrives.


actually doin somtin tendu has never done!

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 03:44
i think wi dosent hav tht much firepower in their bowling.. india may do this one :S

A key will be how the fifth and sixth bowlers Gayle/Samuels bowl. It has been Gayle's day till now....

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:47
50 for dravid off just 59 balls...!

indians putting their foot down as kaif pulls thru midwicket for 4

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 03:50
A key will be how the fifth and sixth bowlers Gayle/Samuels bowl. It has been Gayle's day till now....

India may find it difficult against Gayle.

zMario
19th May 2006, 03:50
So any links to watch?

Tupac
19th May 2006, 03:56
actually doin somtin tendu has never done!

jusarrived, did you juslose a couple of brain cells? Tendulkar's been guiding chases for 4ever

check this out:


Name: Sahil Bakshi
Country: USA
Question: Tendulkar's ability to bat under pressure has been questioned many times. How many matches has he stayed through till the end and won for India (chasing) in ODIs?

Answer: You cannot blame Sachin Tendulkar on this account, Sahil. In India's successful chases, Tendulkar has batted on 98 occasions. 23 times (a high percentage of 23.46) he was unbeaten there at the crease when the winning runs were scored. Tendulkar aggregated 1,634 runs with 7 hundreds and 9 fifties in these matches.

Hash
19th May 2006, 03:57
India going to take this game quite easily.

Amjid Javed
19th May 2006, 03:58
india 129/3 (26)

123 needed from 19 overs.. india favs here!

zMario
19th May 2006, 03:58
So come on, you guys gotta have links :)

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:05
jusarrived, did you juslose a couple of brain cells? Tendulkar's been guiding chases for 4ever

check this out:


I have followed tendus career vry closely....99% matches he has stayed not out or got a big score are wen india was given a vry low target...any target above 280 ,he wud be in the dressing room by 3rd over...can think of only 2 exceptions, 2003 WC against pak n sharjah 97 against aus..u like it or not tendulkar cannot play under pressure!

Waseem
19th May 2006, 04:08
India now need 118 off 17.5 overs.

Come on Windies you can do it.........
Come on Kaif only you can do it for Windies :D

Waseem
19th May 2006, 04:10
Dravid spoiling it with a boundary......111 required off 17 overs

I think it's gonna be an easy ride for India.

Kaif is currently 24 off 43 balls, he is my favourite Indian player :D

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:11
Come on Kaif, its been long since he did something....today is his chance.

Already faced about 40 balls and settled in. Now he's got no excuse.

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 04:13
I am expecting Dravid to pull a Tandulkar here. Scoring a century and loosing the match!

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:13
Kaif is taking too many dot balls and creating pressure on Dravid.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:13
seriously ,we need players like kaif in the indian team...!

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 04:15
seriously ,we need players like kaif in the indian team...!

I agree...he's an unselfish player....but still needs to get back into form

Hash
19th May 2006, 04:16
Windies need a couple of quick wickets.

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 04:16
reqd rate over 7 now

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:17
6666666 for Dravid!

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 04:18
kaif buck up!

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:20
kaif buck up!

Kaif should get out now. He is hopelessly slow.

Waseem
19th May 2006, 04:20
Kaif 28 off 52 now.....what a selfish player :)

Dravid is not playing for himself here, if it wasn't for his great knock, india would have lost the game by now.

Waseem
19th May 2006, 04:24
Dravid is making up for Kaif's selfishness and scoring at least one boundary an over.

87 required off 12.2 overs..........very easy win for India from here unless Windies can get Dravid and Dhoni within few overs.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:24
woooow wat display of batting from Dravid!

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:24
Kaif should get out now. He is hopelessly slow.

4 and a 2 by Dravid.

Dravid is doing great on whatever few balls Maharaja Kaif is allowing him to play.

crick786
19th May 2006, 04:27
dravid dropped

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:29
dravid dropped

Thank God...and the fielder who dropped him.

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:31
Thank God...and the fielder who dropped him.

It was Kaif, not Dravid. Damn Edwards, he dropped it deliberately.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:32
dravid dropped


It was kaif dropped!

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:32
It was Kaif, not Dravid. Damn Edwards, he dropped it deliberately.


:)) :))

Indian
19th May 2006, 04:34
I have followed tendus career vry closely....99% matches he has stayed not out or got a big score are wen india was given a vry low target...any target above 280 ,he wud be in the dressing room by 3rd over...can think of only 2 exceptions, 2003 WC against pak n sharjah 97 against aus..u like it or not tendulkar cannot play under pressure!

and the 95 in Pakstan earlier this year, 143 2 years ago,125 vs Sa in 2000, 90 vs Aus in Blore(I was there!) when Aus scored 360 and countless more. Sorry but doesnt seem as if you have followed his career at all!

Indian
19th May 2006, 04:35
Kaif is treating this like a net session. Get a move on!!!!!

Waseem
19th May 2006, 04:35
34.1 Bradshaw to Kaif, 1 run, DROPPED! short ball and Kaif pulls it away towards deep square leg, Edwards there in the deep moves across nicely, gets right under - after doing all the hard work he then drops a sitter - what a left-off!

At least Windies know what's their only chance to win :) Keep Kaif there and they have chance right till the end.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:35
another 4 Dravid 94(93)

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 04:35
Seems link Dravid is on fire. Kaif is just giving him stand. If both of them continue Dravid may fail to pull a Tundulkar here.

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:38
Kaif is treating this like a net session. Get a move on!!!!!

He can't rotate the strike for nuts.

Indian
19th May 2006, 04:45
yay!!! TON up for Dravid

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 04:46
yay!!! TON up for Dravid

Congrats Captain, the wall.

Oxy
19th May 2006, 04:46
What a hundred - great knock by Ruhal Dravid

Tupac
19th May 2006, 04:47
what a knock! what a knock! dravid on fire!

siimo
19th May 2006, 04:47
first odi hundred by an indian in Windies

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 04:48
Dravid has played a Captin's nock, deserves a round of applause!!

Noman
19th May 2006, 04:48
great knock my Dravid... he is a champion batsman....... showing tendulkar how to bat as an opener and do the job finish... im sure he will finish the job..

Noman
19th May 2006, 04:49
this is a piece of cake for the indians..

Indian
19th May 2006, 04:49
dravid out!

siimo
19th May 2006, 04:50
Dravid OUT! Noman lol... Noman got him!

209/4

Oxy
19th May 2006, 04:50
...and then Dravid goes trying to hit over the top. A great 105 by skippy.

crick786
19th May 2006, 04:50
dravid gone 209/4 ...i think it is too late for WI

Hash
19th May 2006, 04:50
Yessss!!!

Come On Windies!

Oxy
19th May 2006, 04:50
this is a piece of cake for the indians..Noman's 1st international wicket? :D

Hash
19th May 2006, 04:50
Dhoni still to come though

If they get Dhoni quick then they have a chance. Come on Windies!

siimo
19th May 2006, 04:51
Hash: Raina is still in the dressing room.

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 04:51
Did Dravid pull a Tendulkar here???

Noman
19th May 2006, 04:52
38.5 Bravo to Dravid, OUT, crucial blow! good length delivery on the stumps, excellent change of pace from Bravo and Dravid ends up hitting it high up towards long-on, Taylor there in the deep judges it to perfection

Oxy
19th May 2006, 04:53
...and it looks like it was off a no-ball (not called)

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 04:53
I think its Kaif's turn to hit out a bit here and get a couple of boundaries he's been in long enuff

Noman
19th May 2006, 04:54
well, he played for his time..... I know he is out... bat he has done his job for the team...

Hash
19th May 2006, 04:55
Hash: Raina is still in the dressing room.

Did I say he wasn't? :20:

Indian
19th May 2006, 04:55
Dhoni 66666

siimo
19th May 2006, 04:56
SIX Donni!

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:56
66666666 for Dhoni!

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 04:56
4 now!

Indian
19th May 2006, 04:57
and now a 4..dhoom dhoom dhoni

crick786
19th May 2006, 04:57
dhoni on fire

Hash
19th May 2006, 04:57
Dhoni going to win this game now for India

Noman
19th May 2006, 04:57
the real beast: Bradshaw to Dhoni, SIX

Noman
19th May 2006, 04:57
he will show afridi how to finish the match

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 04:59
Well with Dhoni there, anything can happen.

Indian
19th May 2006, 05:04
get kaif out!! 4 dot balls

Hash
19th May 2006, 05:05
Kaif is wasting balls.........just putting more pressure on Dhoni. Dhoni is a fighter though I feel if he gets out India will lose.

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:06
5 dot balls so far...

25 from 19 balls

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:06
Fine over

228-4

24 runs reqd of 18 balls.

Hash
19th May 2006, 05:07
Kaif steals the strike at the end of a very good over for the Windies!

Come on!

Indian
19th May 2006, 05:07
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Kaif is going to cost us this game!!!

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 05:07
If India looses it will be because of Kaif. Will he be dropped for a while?

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:07
Kaif - one of the best fielders in the game.

But not sure what else he brings to India

spindoctor
19th May 2006, 05:08
24 to win from 18 balls its a shame to lose having come this far!

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 05:08
RRR is 8!

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 05:08
I really fell sorry for kaif..hes a better batsmen than that!

Hash
19th May 2006, 05:08
Dhoni is still there. India will win while he is still there. Windies need to get him to stand any chance

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:08
Shyte ball - put away for 4 by Dhoni

Indian
19th May 2006, 05:09
dhoni is unbelievable!! thats gone for 4

aggarwald
19th May 2006, 05:09
5 dot balls so far...

25 from 19 balls

maiden over.

Waseem
19th May 2006, 05:09
Kaif eats up the whole over for 1 run, must have dropped him delibrately.
Dhoni should stay on the other end and it's Windies game :D

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:09
Dhoni GONE.

Indian
19th May 2006, 05:09
and he's goooooooooooone

crick786
19th May 2006, 05:09
dhoni out

kasoo10
19th May 2006, 05:10
42.2 Bravo to Kaif, FOUR
42.1 Bravo to Dhoni, 1 run, a mis-field results in a run! full toss and driven straight to Sarwan at point, who fumbles. Dhoni on strike now! Here we go!
End of over 42 (maiden) - India 228/4 (25 runs required from 18 balls, RR 5.42, RRR: 8.33)

M Kaif 51* (81b 1x4) JE Taylor 8-1-48-0
MS Dhoni 14* (9b 1x4 1x6) DJ Bravo 7-0-32-1


41.6 Taylor to Kaif, 1 leg bye, Ah! just a run. full and angling intowards the pads, Kaif has a flash, misses and it runs to short third man for a run


Mistake here, Kaif takes single and Dhoni hits 4.

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:10
Is Raina playing - quality prospect.

jusarrived
19th May 2006, 05:10
Dhoni out!

think that 4 he hit was vry crucial....india shud win this one now!

Indian
19th May 2006, 05:10
Raina will finish it, no problem.

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:10
Dhoni is a goni

Indian
19th May 2006, 05:12
kaif is so lucky...44444

Oxy
19th May 2006, 05:13
14 runs off 13 balls - jammy streaky edge for 4