ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

West Indies vs India - Match 34

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time: 27 June 2019

West Indies 143/10

RR: 4.16 | India beat West Indies by 125 runs

commentary

First Afghanistan. Then South Africa. Now, West Indies. Three teams knocked out. Australia qualified. The other three spots are still up for grabs though India and New Zealand almost have one leg in the semi-final. Friday, June 28, 2019 sees Sri Lanka take on South Africa at Chester-le-Street at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, on being asked about Dhoni's batting, says that the latter knows what he is doing. Adds that everyone has off days and the change room backs him. Further says that when one needs 10-15 runs at the end, Dhoni knows how to get those with the tail, something which boosted the team today, as they were aiming for 250. Stresses that the unit has guys who play positive and have their brand of cricket but Dhoni is one person in the middle who stands there and sends out a message as to what is a par score on any wicket. Calls him a legend of the game and hopes that he continues to perform similarly. Looking at India's last 2 wins, Kohli reflects that the matches have not gone according to plan, but they have found ways to win. Cites the excellent fielding which demonstrates excellent body language. Firmly states that the team believes that it can win from any position.

West Indies captain, Jason Holder, lauds his bowlers for restricting India and laments the poor show with the bat. On Dhoni's missed stumping, Holder admits that they did not seize the moment but adds that they would have taken 268 on any day. Adds that the team has let itself down significantly and feels the bowlers did their best but the fielding was very poor and the batting was very inconsistent. Agrees that the West Indies need to improve in this format, though stresses that there are plenty of positives in the dressing room. Praises the youngsters for giving it their all when asked of them.

VIRAT KOHLI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he cannot complain about his side at all and is thrilled with the fact that India have become number 1 in ODI cricket. On the improved batting performance in this game, Kohli is happy that India managed to get to 270 from 150/4, something which was not done against Afghanistan. Praises Hardik and Dhoni for finishing things off well. On his advice to his team mates, Virat says that it is not his business to advice others because everyone would have his own gameplan. He is happy to have contributed to the team's win and hopes to keep performing consistently.

Earlier in the day, on a slow pitch, India struggled to get to 268. They had two half centurions in Kohli and Dhoni and a fine knock from Hardik. They did struggle but then the total proved to be more than enough. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Fantastic bowling performance by the Indians. Just too good for the Caribbeans. Shami and Bumrah set the tone upfront and then once the sole 50-plus run stand was broken between Ambris and Pooran, the middle order was run through by easily. Only the second time that an INDIAN HAS TAKEN CONSECUTIVE 4-WICKET HAULS IN ODIS, Mohammed Shami finished with 4/16. Everyone else who bowled, barring Jadhav, got a wicket at least.

Nothing much to write about the batting. They struggled to score runs after the Indians choked them with the new balls. The highest score was 31, which shows that no one was allowed to settle. Today, one cannot complain that they threw it away. The batsmen took their time, dug in, but just could not get anything going their way.

Comprehensive win for the Indians. This was always expected. West Indies are best when chasing but when Gayle and Hope departed early, there was barely anything left. WEST INDIES HAVE BEEN KNOCKED OUT OF THE 2019 WORLD CUP.

34.2
0
M Shami to O Thomas, OUT! Caught! That's it. Short ball on the body, Thomas looks to duck but he is slow in it. The ball lobs off his glove to first slip. Rohit Sharma there takes a dolly. The Indian players put in a confident appeal but the umpire turns it down. Virat Kohli takes the review and it shows the ball indeed lobbed off his glove. INDIA WIN BY 125 RUNS.

A review time! India have made a late call for a caught behind. They reckon there is a glove on it. Replays seem to indicate glove.

34.1
0
M Shami to O Thomas, Good length ball on the stumps, Thomas defends it off the front foot.

Mohammed Shami is back on. 6-0-16-3 so far.

33.6
4
Y Chahal to K Roach, FOUR! Tossed up around off, Roach looks to go over mid off but gets a thick outside edge which goes over the fielder at first slip for a boundary.
33.5
0
Y Chahal to K Roach, On the stumps, defended off the front foot.
33.4
0
Y Chahal to K Roach, Another play and miss. Floated outside off, Roach swings his bat at it but misses.
33.3
0
Y Chahal to K Roach, Quicker one over the stumps, Roach looks to heave it but misses.
33.2
0
Y Chahal to K Roach, Tossed up outside off, Kemar looks to smash it over long off but misses.
33.1
4
Y Chahal to K Roach, FOUR! Flighted on off, Roach smashes it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
32.6
0
K Yadav to O Thomas, Shorter and spinning in. Thomas looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
32.5
1
K Yadav to K Roach, Tossed up on full toss on off, Roach strokes it to long off for a run.
32.4
0
K Yadav to K Roach, On off, defended off the front foot by Roach.
32.3
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Flighted on the pads, Roach looks to defend but it hits his pad.
32.2
4
K Yadav to K Roach, FOUR! Floated on off, Roach smokes it over mid off. The ball bounces just in front of the ropes and it's been given as a boundary.
32.1
1
K Yadav to O Thomas, Tossed up on off, Thomas lofts it over covers for a single.
31.6
1
Y Chahal to O Thomas, DROPPED! Floated on middle and leg, Thomas looks to go over mid-wicket, he does not time it well. Rahul comes running in from mid-wicket but cannot hold onto the ball. The batsmen take a single.
31.5
0
Y Chahal to O Thomas, Tossed up on off, Thomas defends it off the front foot.
31.4
4
Y Chahal to O Thomas, FOUR! Swept away. Tossed up on the pads, Thomas sweeps it over square leg for a boundary.
31.3
0
Y Chahal to O Thomas, Floated on off, Thomas defends it off the front foot.
31.2
0
Y Chahal to O Thomas, NOT OUT! The ball has touched the ground there. Googly pitching on off, Thomas looks to defend but the ball spins away from him and finds the outside edge of his bat. Rohit swiftly moves to his right and takes a one handed catch. He does not look too confident. The umpires take it upstairs. The soft signal is out, replays roll in and shows that it was hitting the ground. Hence the under confidence from Rohit.

Is that a catch? If it is, it is a spectacular take from Rohit Sharma. The umpires have referred it upstairs and the soft signal is OUT.

31.1
0
Y Chahal to O Thomas, Flighted on the pads, Thomas looks to sweep but gets hit on the thigh pad.
30.6
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Flighted on off, it spins away after pitching. Roach looks to defend but gets beaten.
30.5
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Tossed up on off, Roach strokes it to mid off.
30.4
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Flighted on off, Roach looks to defend but it gets a thick outside edge past first slip.
30.3
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Floated on off, Roach defends with a straight bat.
30.2
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Tossed up on the stumps, Kemar defends it off the front foot.
30.1
0
K Yadav to K Roach, Short on off, Roach punches it wide of cover but does not take a run.

Kuldeep Yadav is back.

29.6
0
Y Chahal to O Thomas, Floated on the stumps, Thomas blocks it.

Oshane Thomas walks out at number 11.

29.5
0
Y Chahal to S Cottrell, OUT! Chahal ends Cottrell's fight. Googly around off, Cottrell looks to flick but misses. The ball hits him on the front pad. Chahal puts in an appeal along with his teammates. The umpire raises his finger and Sheldon's tiny cameo comes to an end.
29.4
0
Y Chahal to S Cottrell, Short, Sheldon plays it to the man at point.
29.3
0
Y Chahal to S Cottrell, Short on off, Cottrell punches it of the back foot to cover.
29.2
6
Y Chahal to S Cottrell, SIX! 10 runs off two balls. Chahal tosses it up on off, Cottrell clears his front leg and demolishes it over long on for a 95m maximum.
29.1
4
Y Chahal to S Cottrell, FOUR! Hello, Cottrell is not going to die without a fight. He clears his front leg and smacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
28.6
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, On the pads, Cottrell looks to flick but it goes of his pads and away from Dhoni. They take a leg bye.
28.5
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, Good length ball on off and middle, Sheldon tucks it to mid-wicket.
28.4
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, Back of a length ball on off, Cottrell looks to pull but misses.
28.4
0
M Shami to S Cottrell, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It is also on the leg side.

Drinks Break! In a span of three overs this match has been taken away from West Indies' grasp. 3 wickets have come off the last 15 balls and India are on the cusp of another big victory here. Sheldon Cottrell will replace Hetmyer.

28.3
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, OUT! Caught! The last recognised batsmen of this West Indies line up is out of here. Another inspired bowling change from Kohli. Shami gets his third of the game. Fuller outside off, Hetmyer's eyes lights up looking at that. He goes for a big drive. He cannot keep it down and the ball goes straight to KL Rahul at point. Hetmyer walks back dejected but the Indian players are up in joy. The crowd here is going absolutely bonkers.
28.2
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, Back of a length ball on off and middle, Shimron taps it back to the bowler.
28.1
0
M Shami to S Hetmyer, Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer leaves it alone.

Mohammed Shami is back! 5-0-15-2, his figures so far.

27.6
1
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Full and outside off, swept through mid-wicket for another single.
27.5
1
Y Chahal to K Roach, Lunges and pushes this through mid on for one.
27.4
1
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Full and around off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
27.3
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Is that a catch? Hardik and Dhoni are claiming it but the umpire turns it down. Chahal is not too sure. India do not persist. Wow. Replays show that it is a CATCH! Full and down the leg side, Hetmyer looked to turn it to the leg side but missed. The ball went off the inner half of the bat, towards leg slip. Hardik over there dived forward and claimed the catch, joined by Dhoni but Chahal was not sure. The Indians did not press for the replay so the umpire turned it down as well. Only if it had been referred!
27.2
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, INSIDE EDGE, BUT NO SHORT LEG! Full and around middle and leg, Hetmyer lunges to defend but the ball spins in, bounces, takes the inside edge, takes the pads and lobs. 'CATCH IT!' is the call from Dhoni but Hardik Pandya at leg slip is too wide.
27.1
2
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Around middle, tucked through square leg for a couple.
26.6
0
J Bumrah to K Roach, Bouncer to end the over. Roach ducks under it. End of a World Class over from Jasprit Bumrah. It is a double-wicket maiden and in just a span of 6 balls he has strangled the life out this chase.
26.5
0
J Bumrah to K Roach, Full on off, Kemar defends it onto the ground.
26.4
0
J Bumrah to K Roach, Good length ball on off, Roach defends it off the back foot.
26.3
0
J Bumrah to K Roach, No hat-trick for Bumrah but what a ball this is! Slower yorker on off, Roach does well to get his bat down.

Bumrah on a hat-trick. Kemar Roach is the man who will face the hat-trick ball.

26.2
0
J Bumrah to F Allen, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call it is. West Indies don't lose the review but they lose their man here. This is a venomous ball from Bumrah. He comes steaming in and bowls it quicker than a train. Allen is beaten for the pace there. He looks to flick but misses. The ball hits him flush on the front pad. Bumrah goes up in appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Allen takes the review. Ball Tracker shows that the ball was clipping the leg pole. Allen goes for a golden duck. Bumrah is now on a hat-trick.

Allen has taken a review for LBW. He did not wait for long before signalling the T. Let's see what the replays have to say.

Fabian Allen walks out to bat now.

26.1
0
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, OUT! Caught behind! What a fantastic catch it is from Dhoni! Bumrah gets his first. Good length ball pitching on off, it moves away after pitching. Brathwaite looks to defend but the away movement does him. He gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes to the right of the keeper. There is a big gap between first slip and the keeper. Dhoni dives to his right and takes an excellent catch.
25.6
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, This one is quicker than the previous one and on middle and leg. Hetmyer defends it off the back foot.
25.5
4
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, FOUR! This time he connects his cut and gets the desired result. Short around off, Hetmyer goes on his back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary. Much needed boundary this for West Indies.
25.4
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Short outside off, Hetmyer looks to cut but misses.
25.3
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Quicker on the stumps, Hetmyer defends it off the back foot.
25.2
1
Y Chahal to C Brathwaite, Flighted on off, Brathwaite strokes it towards long off for a comfortable one.
25.1
1
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Floated on middle, Hetmyer looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat to the on side for a single.
24.6
0
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, Picture perfect yorker. It is on middle and leg, Brathwaite does exceedingly well to get his bat down in time.
24.5
0
J Bumrah to C Brathwaite, Length ball on the stumps, CB defends it onto the ground.
24.4
1
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, Better throw and Brathwaite was in trouble. Slower ball on the pads, Hetmyer flicks it towards backward square leg. They run the first one hard and Hetmyer looks for the second. He though sees Kedar is onto the ball and sends Carlos back. The throw is away from the stumps so no trouble in the end.
24.3
2
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, Short ball away from the body, Hetmyer pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
24.2
0
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, Good length ball on off, Shimron taps it to point.
24.1
0
J Bumrah to S Hetmyer, Good length ball on middle, Hetmyer defends it with a straight bat.

Jasprit Bumrah is back. 4-0-6-0, his figures so far.

23.6
0
Y Chahal to C Brathwaite, Floated on the stumps, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.

The hero from the last game, Carlos Brathwaite walks out to bat next.

23.5
0
Y Chahal to J Holder, OUT! Caught! Chahal gets his first in his second over itself. Tossed up on off, Holder looks to play it with the spin over extra cover. He does not get the desired elevation and ends up hitting it straight to Kedar Jadhav there. One of the smallest men in the tournament takes the catch of the tallest player of the tournament. That's some irony. 171 more needed in 157 balls.
23.4
0
Y Chahal to J Holder, Short outside off, Holder looks to cut but misses.
23.3
0
Y Chahal to J Holder, Floated leg spinner just outside off, Holder looks to defend but misses.
23.2
1
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Comes down the track and hits it towards wide long on for a single.
23.1
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Leg spinner, it comes in to the southpaw. Hetmyer goes back on his back foot and punches it to mid off.
22.6
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Short on off, Hetmyer punches it towards sweeper cover for one.
22.5
0
K Yadav to J Holder, On the pads, Holder looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad on the leg side. They take a leg bye.
22.4
0
K Yadav to J Holder, On middle, Holder pushes it to mid on.
22.3
2
K Yadav to J Holder, Flighted on off, Holder strokes it wide of cover and gets a couple.
22.2
0
K Yadav to J Holder, Beautiful! Tossed up on off, Holder looks to defend but the ball spins in sharply and he gets a slight inside edge. The ball hits him on his pad. They ask the question but it is turned down.
22.2
0
K Yadav to J Holder, WIDE! Kuldeep sprays it down the leg side, Holder looks to flick but misses.
22.1
0
K Yadav to J Holder, Tossed up on off and middle, Holder defends it off the front foot.
21.6
1
Y Chahal to J Holder, Tossed up on off, Holder strokes it wide of cover and keeps the strike.
21.5
0
Y Chahal to J Holder, Floated on off, Holder drives it to the man at cover.
21.4
1
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, On the pads, Hetmyer flicks it to the on side for a single.
21.3
0
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, FOUR BYES! Excellently bowled this. Flighted outside off, Hetmyer looks to hit it on the off side but the ball spins in. It beats everyone including Dhoni and goes away to the fence. Byes signalled.
21.2
1
Y Chahal to J Holder, Flighted on off, Holder gets to the ball and strokes it to sweeper cover for a single.
21.1
1
Y Chahal to S Hetmyer, Starts with a full toss on off, Hetmyer drives it to long off for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal is now into the attack.

20.6
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Short on off, Hetmyer punches it towards sweeper cover and looks for two. The fielder gets to the ball quickly so just a single.
20.5
1
K Yadav to J Holder, Spins in to the right-hander. It is on the pads, Jason flicks it with the spin towards fine leg for a single.
20.4
1
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Loopy ball on off, Hetmyer strokes it to long off for a single.
20.3
1
K Yadav to J Holder, Drives it towards long off for a single.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder is the new man in.

20.2
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, OUT! Caught! Kuldeep strikes now. This was coming. Tossed up outside off, Pooran looks to go big but the away turn induces a massive miscue. The ball goes high in the air and Mohammed Shami takes a simple catch at long off. The chase is disintegrating big time now. 150TH INTERNATIONAL WICKET FOR KULDEEP!
20.1
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Outside off, Pooran looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards point.
19.6
0
K Jadhav to S Hetmyer, On the stumps, Shimron defends it off the front foot.
19.5
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, On the leg side, Pooran looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball deflects off Dhoni's pad and they take a leg bye.
19.4
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Low full toss around off, Pooran looks to drive but gets bottom edge to cover-point.
19.3
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
19.2
4
K Jadhav to N Pooran, FOUR! Effortless! Short around off, Pooran taps it past the point fielder and fetches a boundary.
19.1
0
K Jadhav to N Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran drives it to the man at cover.

Kedar Jadhav into the attack now.

18.6
0
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, SAFE! For the third time today, West Indies have used the review smartly and have made the umpire reverse his decision. Flighted wrong 'un on off, Hetmyer looks to defend but looks like he misses and the ball hits him on his pad. The bowler and the keeper put in a loud appeal. The umpire thinks for a bit and then raises his finger. Hetmyer takes it upstairs straight away. Ultra Edge confirms why Hetmyer was so confident as it shows a big spike.

A wicket to Kuldeep? India have trapped Hetmyer here. But in frustration, he has taken the review. Was it because he is disappointed or because he hit it? Here comes Ultra Edge. He has HIT it. The decision will be reversed.

18.5
0
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Flighted on off, Shimron drives it to mid off.
18.4
0
K Yadav to S Hetmyer, Flighted on off, Hetmyer strokes it to cover.
18.3
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Tossed up on middle and leg, Nicholas nudges it to long on for one.
18.2
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Shorter on off, Pooran defends it off the back foot.
18.1
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Floated on the stumps, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
18.1
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, WIDE! Full toss down the leg side. Pooran comes down the track to hit it but misses. Dhoni behind the stumps fails to gather it. The ball goes behind and they run two.

The new man in is Shimron Hetmyer.

17.6
0
H Pandya to S Ambris, OUT! LBW! Hardik has the final say. The slower one does the trick here. It is on a length, Hardik rolls his finger on it. Ambris looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his front pad then the inside edge of his bat and later it hits the back pad. The Indian players put in a big appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Ambris has a word with Pooran but they do not take the review. Ball Tracker shows the ball to be clipping the top of the stumps.
17.5
4
H Pandya to S Ambris, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard. Back of a length ball on off, Ambris pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.4
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, In the air...but safe. Back of a length ball on off, Pooran looks to pull but gets it off the upper half of his bat. It lobs behind short mid-wicket. Rohit runs behind but cannot take the catch. The batsmen take a run.
17.3
1
H Pandya to S Ambris, Outside off on a length, Sunil runs it down to third man and gets a single to bring up the 50-run stand.
17.2
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, Good length ball on off, Pooran drives it uppishly wide of cover and mid off for one.
17.1
4
H Pandya to N Pooran, FOUR! Easy pickings this. Back of a length ball on the body, Pooran pulls it over square leg. There is no one in the deep there, so no risk and a boundary is fetched.
16.6
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Tossed up on off and middle, Pooran nudges it to long on.
16.5
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran drives it to the man at point.
16.4
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Beautiful. Kuldeep gives it air and bowls it on off, it spins away after pitching. Pooran looks to defend but gets beaten.
16.3
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, On the pads, Pooran flicks it but finds short fine leg.
16.2
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, In the air but safe. Floated on off, Pooran looks to go over long on but he does not get the timing. The ball falls short of Kedar there.
16.1
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, Flighted outside off, Ambris drives it wide of cover and takes one.
15.6
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, On the pads, Pooran flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
15.5
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, Yorker on off, Pooran does well to get his bat down in time.
15.4
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, Full on off, Pooran pushes it to the man at cover.
15.3
1
H Pandya to S Ambris, Follows it up with a single down to third man.
15.2
4
H Pandya to S Ambris, FOUR! First one of the day for Ambris. This will give him a lot of confidence. Full outside off, Ambris drives it through point. The fielder at sweeper cover puts in a dive but it goes in vain.
15.1
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, Back of a length ball on off, Pooran strokes it wide of mid off and gets a single. Kuldeep there gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. He scores but Pooran was well in.

Drinks Break!

14.6
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Shorter around off, Pooran cuts it towards sweeper cover for one. It brings up the 50 for West Indies. 219 needed off 210.
14.5
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.4
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Flighted on middle, Pooran milks it to long on for another run.
14.3
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, On the pads, Ambris flicks it to the on side for a single.
14.2
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran strokes it towards cover and gets a single. Kohli gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
14.1
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Tossed up on off, Pooran sweeps it to short fine leg.
13.6
0
H Pandya to S Ambris, A bouncer outside off, SA looks to pull but then bails out of the stroke.
13.5
2
H Pandya to S Ambris, A short ball, outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
13.4
0
H Pandya to S Ambris, Landed outside off, Sunil looks to punch it through the off side but gets a bottom edge towards point.
13.3
0
H Pandya to S Ambris, Full and straight, Ambris looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Hardik starts to appeal but then bails out. He spots the inside edge.
13.2
0
H Pandya to S Ambris, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
13.1
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, Full and down the leg side, Pooran misses his tuck and the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
12.6
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Floated on off and middle, Pooran milks it to long on for one.
12.5
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Short on off, Pooran punches it to cover.
12.4
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Nicely looped up ball this. Kuldeep gives it flight and bowls a yorker on middle and leg, Pooran looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Nicholas is not aware where the ball exactly is, so he comes down but then realizes the ball has gone nowhere.
12.3
0
K Yadav to N Pooran, Flighted on off, Pooran pushes it to cover.
12.2
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, On the pads, Ambris flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
12.1
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Tossed up on off and middle, Pooran strokes it towards long off and gets an easy run.
11.6
0
H Pandya to S Ambris, Good length ball on off, Ambris defends it off the front foot.
11.5
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, Good ball from Pandya. The Free Hit does not cost much. It is very full on off, Pooran can just cream it to sweeper cover for a single.

FREE HIT time!

11.5
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, NO BALL! Hardik oversteps. Full outside off, Pooran looks to drive but misses. I would have said good ball but Pandya was way over his line. Free Hit to follow.
11.4
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, Length ball outside off, Pooran looks to cut but it comes off the upper half of his bat.
11.3
1
H Pandya to S Ambris, Once again Ambris mistimes his pull and gets a top edge. This time it goes fine down the leg side for a single.
11.2
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, Good length on the pads, Pooran flicks it to fine leg for a single.
11.1
1
H Pandya to S Ambris, Short ball on off, Ambris looks to pull but gets a top edge. Luckily for him it falls wide of Kedar Jadhav who comes running in from fine leg. They take a single.
10.6
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, Flighted on the pads, Ambris flicks it to the on side and keeps the strike.
10.5
0
K Yadav to S Ambris, Tossed up on off, Ambris strokes it to mid off.
10.4
1
K Yadav to N Pooran, Wrong 'un. It is on off, Pooran plays it with the spin towards sweeper cover for a single.
10.3
2
K Yadav to N Pooran, Flighted on off, Pooran sweeps it towards square leg and gets a couple.
10.2
1
K Yadav to S Ambris, Short on off, Ambris pulls it to long on for a single.
10.1
0
K Yadav to S Ambris, Floated on off, Ambris defends it off the front foot.

Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack too. He has a slip in place.

Powerplay 2 time! Now maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
1
H Pandya to S Ambris, On the pads, Ambris turns it behind square on the leg side and keeps the strike. 29/2 for West Indies in Powerplay 1. India were 47/1 at this stage.
9.5
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, On the pads, Pooran glances it down the leg side and rotates the strike.
9.4
1
H Pandya to S Ambris, Good length ball on off, Ambris turns it to square leg for a single.
9.3
1
H Pandya to N Pooran, On the body now, Pooran flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
9.2
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, Length ball on off, Pooran defends it towards point.
9.1
0
H Pandya to N Pooran, Good length ball around off, Pooran punches it to cover.

Hardik Pandya is into the attack now.

8.6
1
M Shami to N Pooran, Good length ball on off and middle, Pooran tucks it to the left of mid on and keeps the strike.
8.5
1
M Shami to S Ambris, Once again it is slightly short, Ambris pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
8.4
1
M Shami to N Pooran, Back of a length ball on the body, Pooran pulls it towards fine leg and gets one.
8.3
0
M Shami to N Pooran, Length ball on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
8.2
1
M Shami to S Ambris, Length ball on off, Ambris punches it to the left of mid off and takes a quick single.
8.1
0
M Shami to S Ambris, Good length ball on top of middle, Ambris defends it onto the ground.
7.6
0
J Bumrah to N Pooran, Full again on off, Pooran tucks it to mid on.
7.5
0
J Bumrah to N Pooran, Full on off and middle, Pooran defends it off the front foot.
7.4
0
J Bumrah to N Pooran, Good length ball on off, it comes in again. Pooran looks to tap but gets a thick outside edge. The ball though falls short of Dhoni.
7.3
0
J Bumrah to N Pooran, FOUR BYES! Full ball outside off, it comes in after pitching. Pooran goes for the drive but it goes under his bat. The ball pitches in front of Dhoni and goes right between his legs to the fence.
7.2
0
J Bumrah to N Pooran, Full toss on middle, Pooran taps it back to the bowler.
7.1
1
J Bumrah to S Ambris, On the pads, Ambris flicks it towards square leg for a single.
6.6
0
M Shami to N Pooran, Shami steams in and bowls it full on off, Pooran defends it off the front foot.

Nicholas Pooran walks out to bat next at number 4, replacing Hope. In troubled waters, are the Windies.

6.5
0
M Shami to S Hope, OUT! Bowled 'em! Shami has the last laugh. What a ball this is! Good length ball pitching on off. It comes back in just a bit to trouble Hope. Shai goes for another drive but this time it goes right between his bat and pad onto the stumps. He was not expecting the ball to swing as much as it did. Big wicket this for India. Hope is like a glue in this power-hitting West Indies batting line up. He fails to stay long here and West Indies' chase is now in trouble.
6.4
4
M Shami to S Hope, FOUR! Excellent shot! Good length ball around off, Hope gets on his front foot and plays an excellent square drive. It goes past the diving Shankar there. It was timed well and it goes to the boundary.
6.3
0
M Shami to S Hope, Length ball on off, Hope defends it to cover.
6.2
0
M Shami to S Hope, Good length ball on off, Hope defends it towards cover.
6.1
0
M Shami to S Hope, Shami hits the deck hard on a length. It is on middle and off, Hope tucks it to mid on and looks for a quick run but does not get it.
5.6
1
J Bumrah to S Hope, Yorker on off, Hope does well to tap it down to third man for a single.
5.5
0
J Bumrah to S Hope, Length ball on off, Hope defends it off the back foot.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to S Hope, Oh, just short. Fuller on off, Hope looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge. He plays it with soft hands and hence it falls short of the man at second slip.
5.3
0
J Bumrah to S Hope, Good length ball outside off, Hope goes for a drive but gets beaten. Has to be careful here, as he will need to play a big part here if West Indies want to win this game.
5.2
1
J Bumrah to S Ambris, Full on the pads, Ambris flicks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
5.1
0
J Bumrah to S Ambris, Excellent from Bumrah! Bowls it very full, almost a yorker. Ambris does well to get his bat down in time.
4.6
0
M Shami to S Hope, A bouncer to end the over, outside off, left alone by Hope.

Shai Hope walks in at number 3, replacing Gayle.

4.5
0
M Shami to C Gayle, OUT! Caught! There goes the first wicket. India have prized out a big scalp. The short ball does the trick. It is landed outside off and it comes at a good pace. Gayle looks to pull but is cramped for room. He mistimes his shot and the ball lobs off the toe end of his bat. Short mid-wicket runs back while mid on runs to his left. The latter gets the ball as Kedar Jadhav takes a simple catch. With no Russell, would it be fair to say half the side is gone? 259 more needed from 271 balls.
4.4
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Jaffa! Shami bends his back, lands it on a length outside off, Gayle initially looks to play but then withdraws his bat at the last moment. The ball zips through and beats him, going past the outside edge.
4.3
1
M Shami to S Ambris, A short ball, down the leg side, Ambris swivels to pull but is cramped for room. The ball goes through square leg and a single is taken.
4.2
0
M Shami to S Ambris, Around off, solidly defended down the ground.
4.1
0
M Shami to S Ambris, Brings this back into the right-hander, Ambris pushes at it away from his body and gets it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.
3.6
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Full and just outside off, well kept out.
3.5
1
J Bumrah to S Ambris, Around off, worked wide of mid on for a very quick run. That is good running.
3.4
0
J Bumrah to S Ambris, Loose from Ambris. Full and outside off, Sunil leans to drive but sans any feet movement. Misses the ball comfortably.
3.3
1
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Landed outside off, Gayle taps it in front of point and gets a quick single.
3.2
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Back of a length ball around off, Gayle looks to tap it on the off side but then backtracks. He is late though and the ball hits his bat and goes towards point.
3.1
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Good length ball on middle, Gayle defends it towards mid off.
2.6
1
M Shami to C Gayle, On the pads, Gayle flicks it to fine leg and keeps the strike with a single.
2.5
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Length ball on off, Gayle plays it to the man at point.
2.4
1
M Shami to S Ambris, Good length ball on off, Ambris taps it towards point and gets a single.
2.3
0
M Shami to S Ambris, Once again Shami hits the deck hard, Ambris flicks it off the inner half of his bat towards mid-wicket.
2.2
0
M Shami to S Ambris, Once again it comes back in. Ambris looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
2.1
0
M Shami to S Ambris, OHH! This is a peach of a delivery. Good length delivery pitching on off and middle. It nips back in sharply after pitching. Ambris looks to defend but the ball cuts him in half and goes behind to the keeper.
1.6
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Back to bowling it on a length outside off, CG leaves it alone.
1.5
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, WHAT A DELIVERY! Yorker on leg, Gayle looks to defend it but misses. The ball hits him on the shoe of his back leg. Indian players put in a solid appeal but it is turned down. India were thinking of a review but don't go ahead with it. The pitching was an issue there.
1.4
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Good length ball outside off, left alone by Gayle.
1.3
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Once again the ball goes away from the stumps. This one is slightly shorter though, Gayle once again leaves it alone calmly.
1.2
0
J Bumrah to C Gayle, Good length ball pitching on off, it goes away with the angle. Gayle leaves it alone.
1.1
1
J Bumrah to S Ambris, Ambris is off the mark in this World Cup. Good length ball outside off, Sunil taps it down to third man and gets a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to partner Shami with the second new ball.

0.6
0
M Shami to C Gayle, On the fourth stump line, Gayle leaves it alone. 4 runs off the first over. Tidy start from Shami.
0.5
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Good length ball on off, Gayle punches it to cover.
0.4
4
M Shami to C Gayle, EDGE AND FOUR! Shami bowls it fuller than the previous balls. It is closer to the off pole too. Gayle looks to tap it on the off side but ends up getting an inside edge. The ball misses the stumps and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary. Dhoni dives to his right but cannot stop the ball.
0.3
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.
0.2
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Once again it is slightly shorter than a length. It is outside off, Gayle was looking to play it but then retracts from his shot.
0.1
0
M Shami to C Gayle, Starts with a back of a length ball outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.

We are back for the chase! Sunil Ambris and Chris Gayle walk out to open the innings for West Indies. Mohammed Shami to start the proceedings with the first new ball. Chris Gayle to take the strike. Two slips in place for him.