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CricFanBD
May 31, 2006, 07:49 PM
After a good ODI series, I am eagerly waiting to watch the Test series between Inida and WI. India never won the test series at WI's soil after 1971. But India got 3 series victory in 17 test series from 1948 to 2003. India has a fresh memory about the last series win which will inspire them to play well. Just getting the ODI series victory by 4-1 and playing test at WI soil make WI still favorite. I hope the top of the pitch will be green and Lara will get couple of good scores to seal the Test deal like the ODI series. :joy:

Series List:

Series First Match Matches Result
1948-1949 India v. West Indies 10/11/1948 5 West Indies 1-0
1952-1953 West Indies v. India 21/01/1953 5 West Indies 1-0
1958-1959 India v. West Indies 28/11/1958 5 West Indies 3-0
1961-1962 West Indies v. India 16/02/1962 5 West Indies 5-0
1966-1967 India v. West Indies 13/12/1966 3 West Indies 2-0
1970-1971 West Indies v. India 18/02/1971 5 India 1-0
1974-1975 India v. West Indies 22/11/1974 5 West Indies 3-2
1975-1976 West Indies v. India 10/03/1976 4 West Indies 2-1
1978-1979 India v. West Indies 01/12/1978 6 India 1-0
1982-1983 West Indies v. India 23/02/1983 5 West Indies 2-0
1983-1984 India v. West Indies 21/10/1983 6 West Indies 3-0
1987-1988 India v. West Indies 25/11/1987 4 Drawn 1-1
1988-1989 West Indies v. India 25/03/1989 4 West Indies 3-0
1994-1995 India v. West Indies 18/11/1994 3 Drawn 1-1
1996-1997 West Indies v. India 06/03/1997 5 West Indies 1-0
2001-2002 West Indies v. India 11/04/2002 5 West Indies 2-1
2002-2003 India v. West Indies 09/10/2002 3 India 2-0

bharat
May 31, 2006, 09:08 PM
Will sure be difficult ...Not many teams have ever won a series in WI ..As far as I rememebr the only teams to register Series wins in WI are Aus ,SA (only recently ..they never played WI in there prime)and England.

I am almost sure that

Pak ,NZ and SL never won..


I am suprised that India managed to win agains the WI in the '70 s and did not manage to win the '90's and 00's...

Will be difficult but this is a good opportunity tooo ...aaaaaah miss Sachin in here.Would have doubled the chances ..

I'll still put my money on India even after the rout in the ODI's.

Sovik
May 31, 2006, 10:56 PM
i guess, pakistan won when imran khan was captain. but i am not sure.

CricFanBD
May 31, 2006, 11:47 PM
i guess, pakistan won when imran khan was captain. but i am not sure.

It was Lifetime Dream for Imran Khan, After retiring from Cricket, He said several times about it, it was 1987-88, 1-1 Drawn.

Pakistan never won the test series at WI's Soil.

CricFanBD
May 31, 2006, 11:50 PM
Series List: WI Vs Pakistan

Series First Match Matches Result
1957-1958 West Indies v. Pakistan 17/01/1958 5 West Indies 3-1
1958-1959 Pakistan v. West Indies 20/02/1959 3 Pakistan 2-1
1974-1975 Pakistan v. West Indies 15/02/1975 2 Drawn 0-0
1976-1977 West Indies v. Pakistan 18/02/1977 5 West Indies 2-1
1980-1981 Pakistan v. West Indies 24/11/1980 4 West Indies 1-0
1986-1987 Pakistan v. West Indies 24/10/1986 3 Drawn 1-1
1987-1988 West Indies v. Pakistan 02/04/1988 3 Drawn 1-1
1990-1991 Pakistan v. West Indies 15/11/1990 3 Drawn 1-1
1992-1993 West Indies v. Pakistan 16/04/1993 3 West Indies 2-0
1997-1998 Pakistan v. West Indies 17/11/1997 3 Pakistan 3-0
1999-2000 West Indies v. Pakistan 05/05/2000 3 West Indies 1-0
2001-2002 Pakistan v. West Indies 31/01/2002 2 Pakistan 2-0
2004-2005 West Indies v. Pakistan 26/05/2005 2 Drawn 1-1

Sovik
June 1, 2006, 06:39 AM
since it is cricket, it could be possible but india will have work hard for that

Yameen
June 1, 2006, 06:42 AM
i predict a 4-0 blackwash by the windies

bapzmania
June 1, 2006, 08:09 AM
I hope WI will win the test...cuz indian ra khali ""BAOAL" beshi kore

Baundule
June 1, 2006, 09:29 AM
Can anyone say, why Agarkar is omitted from the squad? Before the ODI series, indian fans were questioning his inclusion in the team; but he has performed superbly. It seems he has matured from his tendency of giving a 4-run ball in every over.

His omission is surprising because all other Indian bowlers are failing to perform to their potential. I find no justification in dropping some inform player.

Sovik
June 1, 2006, 12:15 PM
1st test will be in antigua and that means we could see some runs in this match. specially from brian lara.

israr
June 1, 2006, 04:02 PM
west indies........ series win for sure......india......I guess they would be struggling to win even a single match, whatever chapal says or the "wall" says, they're surely going to loose, by looking at their performances in the odi series, and by the amazing team they've selected for test series

CricFanBD
June 1, 2006, 07:08 PM
1st test will be in antigua and that means we could see some runs in this match. specially from brian lara.

Lara's Performance at Antigua Recreation Ground:

Match-12
Innings-20
50- 6
100- 4
Highest- *400
Total-1632
Avg- 85.89

CricFanBD
June 1, 2006, 07:18 PM
But Lara just managed a single century (103) against India in the following series which surprises me all the time (Lara got 31 Century in total). Anyone can give me any explation about that?

1996-1997 West Indies v India - 4th Test
Antigua Recreation Ground (04/04/1997)

Cricket46
June 2, 2006, 07:44 AM
Is there any audio link for the test matches?

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 09:18 AM
Windies struck. Jaffar gone

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2006, 09:34 AM
There is no green top pitches in WI. All of the pitches has been relayed. These are pure batting tracks and turns from 4 day onwards.

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2006, 09:38 AM
From the lineup both teams are very shallow. None of them have any kind of tail. So an early collapse will be tell tell story for any of the teams. Shewag is on fire. I think he needs to slow down a bit otherwise may start a collapse :)

CricFanBD
June 2, 2006, 09:57 AM
Shewag out.

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 09:57 AM
shewag gone. 2 down. nice going windies

Ejaj
June 2, 2006, 10:25 AM
I am quite sure.. India wont be able to win this series. The best they can do is to make it draw. India doesnt have what it takes to win in WI.. even with a very medicore WI team.

sadi
June 2, 2006, 10:36 AM
Look at India's bowling lineup: Sreesanth, Patel and VR Singh... they combined to play four test alltogether... very unexperienced... I don't think they have what it takes to get WI out two times... Kumble will play a big role in this test match

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 10:55 AM
If windies can get dravid and laxman quickly, they will be in business,

bravo got laxman, caught behind

Miraz
June 2, 2006, 11:13 AM
At lunch India 74/3.

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2006, 12:06 PM
innings is building up 93/3

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 01:19 PM
yuvraj gone. now only dravid, kaif and dhoni to go

bharat
June 2, 2006, 02:27 PM
Oooouch ...India in Trouble ...

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2006, 02:40 PM
Dhoni is starting to dish it out. not the way India needs to do things now. Can't say enough about Dravid. He is "the wall". Well Done WI. Keep it up.

sadi
June 2, 2006, 02:42 PM
Whats wrong with India's batting?? They are really missing Sachin and Saurav...

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 02:43 PM
one more wicket windies, one more

sadi
June 2, 2006, 02:46 PM
Yeah this is a very important partnership.... as long as dravid is there, India will always have hope... and if Dhoni can stay for couple of hours, he will change the look of this match

bharat
June 2, 2006, 02:52 PM
Guys who are watching the game Live :

How is the picth ..is it helping the bowlers ..or is it the Indian Batting order that is helping the bowlers ..

Isn't it supposed to be a featherbed of a picth ...


I really hope Dhone and Dravid get India tpo 350+

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2006, 02:59 PM
Dhoni gone the moment you conveyed your wish Bharat. From a bad ball equally worse swing. caught from an outside edge by Lara at the second slip.

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 03:06 PM
as long as dravid is there india still has some chances

dravid gone. caught lara bowled collymore

Tigers_eye
June 2, 2006, 03:20 PM
http://www.cricbuzz.com/component/option,com_staticxt/staticfile,audio-2006_IND_IN_WI-main.html
Click on the audio link. Warning it is buffering alot.

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 03:25 PM
kumble and sreeshanth are getting some runs. how is the pitch. is it helping the bowlers or indian batsmen failed to score.

Baundule
June 2, 2006, 03:47 PM
http://www.cricbuzz.com/component/option,com_staticxt/staticfile,audio-2006_IND_IN_WI-main.html
Click on the audio link. Warning it is buffering alot.

Thanks for the link. Only 16 Kbps for me. So, no buffer :)

BangladeshFan
June 2, 2006, 04:14 PM
this pitch is the one where 2 world records are made by lara if i am not wrong. it is batsmans paradise , always has been. indians as usual made a mess of it.

Sovik
June 2, 2006, 04:38 PM
235 for 9. india failed to score on a batting paradise

Hatebreed
June 2, 2006, 07:12 PM
Haha India is in trouble! Well done WI, keep it up! :lol:

CricFanBD
June 2, 2006, 09:29 PM
The pitch favours to the Bowlers a little bit, but I think WI will bat well and make 400 to give India a challenging total. India's tail enders bat very well otherwise they may be booked under 200. I am very much surprised about non playing of Harvajan and Irfan. Did something happen to them???

Kamini
June 2, 2006, 10:59 PM
I hope WI will win the test...cuz indian ra khali ""BAOAL" beshi kore

By this statement you have shown your low class.

Shame!:down:

Captain
June 3, 2006, 01:31 AM
At the end of 1st day's play,WI are definitely in a strong position.Antigua's pitch, normally is a batsman's paradise but this time there has been some help to the bowlers;things may change though.Still it was a 350+ pitch.Indian top order failed again.Some of them did get their eye in but didn't capitalise.Tendulkar is missed in the team.India still have chance to recover but it will be tough.I favor non-inclusion of Pathan,he is totally out of form.Agarkar should have been included(hope he is not injured).The pace dept. is raw and lacks exp.Looking forward to how things unfold.

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 07:21 AM
Hope West Indies win this test and the series also

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 09:41 AM
241 all out. job well done. now the batsmen have to do the rest

allrounder
June 3, 2006, 09:55 AM
any link for live video for free? like onlinemedia.in/ used to have links

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 10:13 AM
ganga gone, poor decision by umpire

CricFanBD
June 3, 2006, 10:47 AM
no problem, gayle is on fire.

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 11:07 AM
a very good session for the windies. indian pacers will not make any effects but its kumble who will be the main man for india

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 03:03 PM
Windies took the lead. and bravo and chanderpaul are batting really well

Kamini
June 3, 2006, 03:31 PM
Good cricket by WI so far...
It will be difficult for India to bounce back in this series.

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 03:41 PM
chanderpaul is out by shewag. caught behind. ramadin is in the middle now. with bravo they need to build a partnership. otherwise they will be in trouble. cause they wouldn't want to chase 250+ in 4th innings.

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 03:54 PM
bravo gone, great piece of work by dhoni. windies are in trouble. they need to take a lead of 100 runs.

Sovik
June 3, 2006, 07:00 PM
http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/63200/63286.jpg

Who is this guy?

CricFanBD
June 3, 2006, 07:28 PM
I hope WI will make the lead 150, then it will be a sound lead to win this game, Indian bowler did well, but I think Shewag will not get wicket in every innings. Still WI has a very good chance to win this match. Today's game is very important and we will know the winner after today's cricket. :)

Yameen
June 4, 2006, 10:09 AM
365/8, leading by 124

Captain
June 4, 2006, 10:42 AM
130 runs lead is a healthy lead.India have no option butl have to bat for a long innings ,they have the talent ,they can do it.Laksman,Dravid and Yuvi need to contribute some big innings and give WI atleast 280+ to chase.If they can do it,it will be difficult with Kumble coming in the 4th inngs.Go India go !!!

bharat
June 4, 2006, 12:29 PM
India needs just one good day (I feel) to bounce back and bounce back with a vengence .

I am sure India will be back in this series and take the honors ..I just hope that day is today !:up:

Captain
June 4, 2006, 01:45 PM
Useful 50 from Jaffer:bravo: ...Still trail by 9 runs.Long way to go.keep it up india.:up:

Sovik
June 4, 2006, 02:21 PM
windies will be in trouble if india can take a lead of 250

Captain
June 4, 2006, 02:44 PM
Laksman OUT !!! there was no need for that extravagant sweepshot...These Guys will never learn.Hope Jaffer does something....Still a LONG way to go.

Hatebreed
June 4, 2006, 03:18 PM
I hope India gets all out for less than 400 to let WI chase 270 max.

Captain
June 4, 2006, 03:49 PM
:clap: Well deserved 100 from Jaffer.:bravo: yeah 270+ will be enough for WI to chase.C'mon INDIA !!!

bharat
June 4, 2006, 05:03 PM
I hope India gets all out for less than 400 to let WI chase 270 max.

will take 270 :):up:

Sovik
June 4, 2006, 05:08 PM
275 will be a intersting total to chase

CricFanBD
June 4, 2006, 05:39 PM
Yeah, India is little bit favorite now, but WI don't need to worry, I hope they will bounce back today. WI has the ability to Chase 300+, the pitch is now flat and Bowlers don't get any swing movement. If India did better than the first innings, WI also can do the same thing. GO WI GO:up:

al Furqaan
June 4, 2006, 10:29 PM
Laksman OUT !!! there was no need for that extravagant sweepshot...These Guys will never learn.Hope Jaffer does something....Still a LONG way to go.

sounds like a pissed of BD fan, lol

good comeback...but sad to see fidel out with a injury. hope he will be back soon.

CricFanBD
June 5, 2006, 01:54 AM
sounds like a pissed of BD fan, lol

good comeback...but sad to see fidel out with a injury. hope he will be back soon.

Yeah, WI needs him a lot. And one century from Lara...PLZ.

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 09:29 AM
come on windies.

Captain
June 5, 2006, 10:03 AM
Jaffer's 150 up:clap: and India's Lead now is 150 ,another 130+ runs needed.C'mon boys.

bharat
June 5, 2006, 10:28 AM
Jaffer's 150 up:clap: and India's Lead now is 150 ,another 130+ runs needed.C'mon boys.

I would go for 50 Overs more ..that would add a 200 lead ..a 350 lead and 20 overs to go today should be a good one ...

But you never know , test cricket is such a funny game ...

Tigers_eye
June 5, 2006, 10:38 AM
i think they need to bat the 10 overs of the last session. Otherwise there will be too much time left. For West indies bat out 110 overs may become too much pressure.

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 10:51 AM
any one watching this game live? how is pitch acting? has it become batting paradise again?

Captain
June 5, 2006, 10:59 AM
50 up for Dravid.Maybe the slowest 50 of his career.India need to score faster after they reach 220 or 230 lead.Or,this match is heading towards draw.
India: 2nd inngs 308/2 (95.2 Ovs) Run Rate: 3.23.
India need to bowl atleast 15 -20 overs to WI today.

bharat
June 5, 2006, 10:59 AM
any one watching this game live? how is pitch acting? has it become batting paradise again?

Hey man .... Sovik !

Is that a question or a hope !!:D (kidding !!...)

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 11:05 AM
270 won't be enough to defend. india will need atleast 320-340. and if they bat for more 40-45 over today they will achieve the target.

Captain
June 5, 2006, 11:14 AM
62.4 overs left today.Provided India bowls 20 overs today.
10 overs at 3.2 (current RR) = 32 runs
32 overs at 4.0 (Reqd) = 128
with a lead of 178 now it adds to a total lead of 338 which should be enough.Earlier I kept the benchmark at 280+,never thought they would reach 308/2 but situation is changed now.All depends on the fast scoring now.

Captain
June 5, 2006, 01:08 PM
Thanks God,Dravid's out at last.He did his job anyway.Jaffer got his first 200.Well done!!Hope scoreboard will move fast now.

mac
June 5, 2006, 01:13 PM
Indians are playing upto their merit in abroad!!! Well done Wasim Jafar. 200 runs in a do or die situation. India is now the favourate but they have to score quick. India should bowl 15-20 overs today.:up:

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 01:58 PM
this match still in balance. windies need to take few wickets

al Furqaan
June 5, 2006, 02:01 PM
this wicket has really flattened out as time went on...apparantly this is the same ground where lara scored 375 and 400* as well as Windies chasing 418 to beat the Aussies.

however, i think this game will end in a draw...very unlikely the windies can win.

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 02:19 PM
yuvraj and kaif should attack now, only 34 overs left and they should give windies as many over as possible to face kumle and other pace bowlers.

bharat
June 5, 2006, 02:41 PM
yuvraj and kaif should attack now, only 34 overs left and they should give windies as many over as possible to face kumle and other pace bowlers.

Apparantly they have other ideas ...they are destroying the good wk done by Jaffer:down:

Captain
June 5, 2006, 02:43 PM
Last 12 overs RR has been 1.8. I think India is playing for a draw.Kaif should get out and Let Dhoni come or else this is heading for a boring Draw.

Captain
June 5, 2006, 03:14 PM
Wrong man got out.Yuvi had just started loosening..it was a blinder of a catch by Chanderpaul.I don't think India is going to declare today.Wish Jaffer had stayed a little longer.
.....after 137 overs
India: 421/5 (136.5 Ovs) lead by 291 runs.

.....after 141 overs
After Dhoni's arrival,things are changing...Current Partnership: 35(32)
India: 453/5 (140.4 Ovs) lead by 323 runs.

.....after 148 overs
India: 491/5 (148.3 Ovs) ....Lead by 361 runs ...partnership 71(76)
Dhoni overtakes Kaif
M Kaif 36(79)
M Dhoni* 51(47) ..congrats !! well played.Dhoni should have come before Kaif

Tigers_eye
June 5, 2006, 03:35 PM
The Coach and the captain must have instructed the batsmen what to do. I think they believe they can get the WI all out in one day (which I totally disagree). The bowling is very inexperienced one. But then again these are not the green pitches of the glory days.

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 03:54 PM
dhoni is back with a quick fire fifty. looks like this test will end in draw if windies play carefully and a lot depends on Lara

bharat
June 5, 2006, 03:59 PM
looks like this test will end in draw if windies play carefully and a lot depends on Lara

Kumble is the Man for India ..as I said before the series I have my money on India and would think that India has a great chance of winning tomm.

Captain
June 5, 2006, 04:01 PM
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk) batting
69 runs 51 balls 4 Fours 6 Sixes 135.29 SR
INDIA :521/5 (150.4 Ovs) .. lead by 391 runs ..Current Partnership: 101(89)

...some Drama going on over's Dhoni's 7th Six..already 10 mins wasted..very precious time..
..After referring 3rd Umpire,Field Umpire gave not out ,Lara protested and decision is pending....CameraWork not clear..seems Like Ganga just grazed boundary line while catching.

...already 16 mins wasted...very precious time...decision pending.Dravid should come and intervene.
Dravid has declared .392 is the target for WI.

...finally decision been made.Dhoni denied that last 6.Decision took 18 mins.Dhoni has been very unfortunate.Benefit of Doubt always go to Batsman.BTW,it won't be easy for WI to chase 391.

Sovik
June 5, 2006, 05:02 PM
west indies will not for the win. they just need to survive out there. it won't be easy but considering india's inexperienced pace attack a lot will depend on kumble and it won't be easy for India either. but atleast India is not loosing this match

CricFanBD
June 5, 2006, 05:51 PM
India did very well come back. Congrats.

chasing 391 on the last day is not a easy job, although WI has the Record in this field for chasing. First WI's Batsmans need to survive then try for winning the game. Injury of FH Edwards costs a lot, anyway see what happens on the last day.

cricman
June 5, 2006, 06:53 PM
Lets see if Lara can do it 1 more time

mac
June 5, 2006, 11:40 PM
There is only 3 possiblities remaining in the Antiga test. 1)Draw, 2)Draw, 3)Draw.
But everything will change if Kumble can take 2 or 3 quick wickets in the 1st hour today. No other Indian bolwers are capable to handle this situation. Indians will miss the experiences of Zaheer, Pathan and Agarkar. Why Agarar has left for this test after doing so well in the ODI series? :-/ :confused:

Kamini
June 6, 2006, 12:25 AM
WI should play ODI strategy on last day. All they need is just over 4 per over and keep wickets intact! Not an easy job.

If they go defensive for a draw, Kumble can kill them

Hatebreed
June 6, 2006, 01:18 AM
First of all, well done India for this impressive comeback and congrats to Wasim for getting his maiden double ton.

I think India wasted too much time and 379 is a little too much to score in one day, so this will probably be a close draw, unless of course WI (especially Lara) repeats history they created on this ground, who knows. I really hope they do it!

mac
June 6, 2006, 01:47 AM
WI should play ODI strategy on last day. All they need is just over 4 per over and keep wickets intact! Not an easy job.

If they go defensive for a draw, Kumble can kill them

I don't think WI should play ODI type cricket in the last day. They should try the normal 5th day cricket. Going after Kubmle is like suicide. What do you think about WI batsmen? They are not Dhoni to chase 379. I hope Lara will show his class and we can enjoy the battle btw Kumble and Lara. :joy:

Baundule
June 6, 2006, 08:56 AM
I guess, the chances are:

1. India win: 50%
2. Draw. 40%
3. WI win: 10%

The reason behind this: It is very close to impossible to score so many runs on the fifth day. WI has quite a weak tail and some quick wickets at the top will open the floodgates (that would be heart-breaking for me though :()

Looking at the wicket, if the WI batsmen can show their patience, they can ensure a draw.

Going for the win from the start is synonymous to trying for suicide. But miracle happens and if WI can do that, I will be very very happy.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 10:32 AM
At this stage.it looks like all the 3 possibilities are very much possible.
Here is a link (http://www.onlinemedia.in/live_video/voip_hq.htm) for the match.Quality is good.

Edited:
Now the Link is not working.maybe after lunch it will start working again.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 10:58 AM
Sarwan gone !! Yahooo!!!
West Indies: 68/2 (28.5 Ovs)
Reqd RR is around 5.0
One possibility is out now and only 2 possibilities remain.Draw or win for INDIA.Go INDIA go !!!!

Captain
June 6, 2006, 11:04 AM
:joy: Great LARA out !!!! YAHOOOOOO !!!!!
WI 72/3 (30.3 Ovs)
Sreesanth took both Sarwan and Lara's wickets.
Now Gayle and Chanderpaul's wickets are needed before tea atleast.

Miraz
June 6, 2006, 11:04 AM
WI in trouble. Lara Gone !!!

72/3 at Lunch

Captain
June 6, 2006, 12:46 PM
Gayle and Chander are stubbornly resisting.India's chances of winning are slowly evaporating.Draw is most likely.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 12:56 PM
That Link (http://www.onlinemedia.in/live_video/voip_hq.htm) is working again now

mac
June 6, 2006, 01:08 PM
Draw is now the hot favourate. Only 46 overs are left today and Gayle and Chanderpaul are defending well. Gayle has reached to 50 and should look for a big one. India have to strike twice before tea.:info:

bharat
June 6, 2006, 01:14 PM
One Wicket now can change things quickly ..I doubt if the Tailenders can stand Kumble and
the pressure ...One wicket in the next few overs , and India has a real chance :up:

Baundule
June 6, 2006, 01:46 PM
Huge SIX by Gayle off Kumble. A few more after the Tee will change the match greatly in WI's way. 6 runs per over, with only around 35 overs left, and aginst a tired bowling attck, it should not be an impossible task.

Ektu norechore boshi. The match is not over yet for WI.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 02:03 PM
last session has started. spinner are likely from the both ends. come on windies. only 42 overs left

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 02:15 PM
gayle gone. didn't play any shot against kumble and was given out. windies in trouble. only bravo, ramadin to come after them the tail enders

bravo was lucky, got 4 runs. but lucky ones. 17 runs off this over. chanderpaul needs to bat out 35 overs.

mac
June 6, 2006, 02:25 PM
Kumble has struck. Gayle has gone for 69. India has possiblities if they can produce 2 more quickly. 30 overs are enough for the Indians to smatch the WI tail. :wow:

bharat
June 6, 2006, 02:35 PM
Is it too late ??? Never know Cricket is such a great game man !! It sure is ..never know.


If India can get through this pair ...then it will be difficult to handle Kumble

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 02:50 PM
chanderpaul is gone, bad decision from the umpire at a crucial time.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 03:02 PM
Is it too late ??? Never know Cricket is such a great game man !! It sure is ..never know.
If India can get through this pair ...then it will be difficult to handle Kumble

Chander gone.He has been an irritant for India.Even in the last tour in WI he was the man of the series.With only 25 overs left ,it seems to be a bit late for India.The sooner the pair goes,mainly Bravo the better are prospects of India's win.Munaf normally comes good against tailenders.Still..I am wondering whether it's a bit late.GO India GO :up:

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:07 PM
bravo is gone. shewag done the job.

mac
June 6, 2006, 03:11 PM
Bravo departs this time. India should win from this situation.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 03:14 PM
I think it's a bit too late...only 20 overs left,have a feeling that somehow WI may survive this one.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:15 PM
ramdin gone. shewag again. windies lost this match. definitly. no more decent batsmen to come.

gayle wasn't given out, if he was situation might have been the same but if chanderpaul was not given windies might still be in this game

Captain
June 6, 2006, 03:16 PM
Well...India scents blood now...Ramdin gone

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:20 PM
what a series. India started as favourite in the odis but end up losing the series and now windies was on top and now crushing down to earth. couldn't restrict india from scoring and couldn't survive on a batting friendly track

mac
June 6, 2006, 03:21 PM
WI is in deep trouble, Ramdin has gone. Indians are just three wickets away from a memorable victory.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 03:23 PM
ramdin gone. shewag again. windies lost this match. definitly. no more decent batsmen to come.

gayle wasn't given out, if he was situation might have been the same but if chanderpaul was not given windies might still be in this game

Hey man..Gayle was given out ,that's why he is back in the dressing room He didn't play any shot that's why given Lbw by Tauffel.Tauffel is one of the best umpires around, we have to consider that they don't have access to technology.But gayle did a great job.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 03:29 PM
17 overs left is a long time for these bowlers to survive.

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 03:30 PM
but india is known for lack of teeth against tailenders. 3 wickets still to get, 18 ov to go.

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 03:32 PM
Only 135 runs needed in 16.3 overs. Go Mohammed Bhai Go !!! Smack all around the field.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:33 PM
i don't like the attitude of asad rauf. he is slower than bucknor. doesn't say anything, doesn't even shake his head when some one appeals

one more bad news, edward is injured

15 overs to go, 90 more balls

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 03:34 PM
can two subcontinental teams register test wins in consecutive days?

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:36 PM
we don't need that. we are happy with one

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 03:39 PM
india needed some real quick bowlers bowling toe crushers to these tailenders. unfortunately they dont have any.

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 03:42 PM
Great !!!! new ball taken. I guess no more Kumble and his strangulation of WI batsman. Munaf Patel to bowl. Go Boy go give us some wide, no-ball and by.

Thats it Good boy gave a four. That what WI needs some quick run to make 124 in 15 overs.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:45 PM
14 overs to go. mohammad strugling against the pacers.

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 03:46 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=605 bgColor=#eeeeee border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>80.4</TD><TD>Sehwag to Mohammed, no run, beaten again! this time it was fuller, and just outside the off stump and Mohammed, in no mood for dead-batting his way to safety, has a go, doesn't connect. Bradshaw comes down the track to have a chat! </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>80.3</TD><TD>Sehwag to Mohammed, no run, beaten! from round the wickets, just outside the off stump, on a length, Mohammed goes for another on-the-up drive, misses. </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>80.2</TD><TD>Patel to Mohammed, FOUR, hit through the line! It was a goodlength delivery, on the off stump line and he creamed it over mid-off! </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>80.1</TD><TD>Patel to Mohammed, no run, full-length delivery on the off stump line, Mohammed comes forward, his bottom-hand comes out of the bat-handle, and pushes it towards the off side </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD colSpan=2>The new ball is due and Dravid decides to take it. There must have been temptation to carry on a bit longer but on the other hand, in this last hour, if the seamers can't blow the tail away, the spinners can still come on, a little later, and have one final attack.</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top bgColor=#cccccc><TD colSpan=2>End of over 80 (4 runs) - West Indies 264/7
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 bgColor=#cccccc border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>IDR Bradshaw</TD><TD> </TD><TD>7* (26b)</TD><TD> </TD><TD>V Sehwag</TD><TD> </TD><TD>11.1-2-39-2</TD></TR><TR><TD>D Mohammed</TD><TD> </TD><TD>25* (18b 5x4)</TD><TD> </TD><TD>V Sehwag</TD><TD> </TD><TD>11.1-2-39-2</B></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD colSpan=2>After the umpires sigal the start of the mandatory overs, no matter what the time, 15 overs will have to be bowled.</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.6</TD><TD>Sehwag to Bradshaw, no run </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.6</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, 1 no ball, outside the off stump, steered to point </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.5</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, no run, just outside the leg stump, bradshaw tries to flick it away, doesn't connect </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.4</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, 2 runs, tossed up full, outside the off stump, this time he comes forward to drive it past covers </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.4</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, 2 runs, fullish delivery outside the off stump, driven past covers </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.3</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, no run, outside the off stump, padded away </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.2</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, no run, again goes back to a shorter delivery and offers the dead bat </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.1</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, no run, defended off the back foot </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD colSpan=2>4 men on the off side. silly point, squarish silly point, gully and a slip</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD align=right width=30>79.1</TD><TD>Kumble to Bradshaw, 1 no ball, blockhole length delivery on the off and middle stump, dug away to the off side </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
example of cricinfo commentary........... can u understand who is bowling and how many balls per over??

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 03:50 PM
they are tensed too. they can't be blamed for this

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 03:54 PM
82.6 Patel to Bradshaw, 1 run, pushes it square of the wicket, single taken and Bradshaw will keep the strike

Bad boy Bradshaw. I want to see Mohammed Bhai batting.

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 03:56 PM
hmm they dont win often, specially outside india. when they get a chance, they cant knock off tailenders. bechara!!

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 03:59 PM
patil Mia noBall Koi?

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:00 PM
Gelo Gelo shob gelo. Bradshaw kono Kajer Na.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:01 PM
one more left

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:02 PM
Fazal'er boss'er number ta koto? ar ekta jhari khowar time eshey gasey? ekdom kufa lagaisey.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:03 PM
another bad decision, bradshaw gone. what are the umpires doing?

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:06 PM
Nah Ar Asha Nai... now play for draw.

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:06 PM
another bad decision, bradshaw gone. what are the umpires doing?

Amar Money Hoi umpire ra taka Khaise.

Baundule
June 6, 2006, 04:06 PM
Umpires are killing WI in big time. These stupids always do suck :(

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 04:07 PM
fazal vaier shesh asha >> din mohamad vorosha

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:08 PM
kumble is back. stupid umpires. and stupid shot by ramdin

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:09 PM
Fazal'er boss'er number ta koto?.
1-999-468-7399.

Before dialing convert to alphabets.. easy to remember:lol:

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:12 PM
kumble is back.

Money hoi ora Mohammed Bhaier Keramoti te Ghabraise.

Spinner diye Mohammed Bhai-ke Kabu Kora Jabene...

Bolte no bolte arekta Chouka!!

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:12 PM
pagol gula ki korey? ei time'a ki 4 marar kono dorkar asey? gillespie'r batting dhekey nai?

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:13 PM
Ah aha Aha ... tin tin ta Chouka... only 102 runs needed in 8 overs !!!!!

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:14 PM
1-999-468-7399.

Before dialing convert to alphabets.. easy to remember:lol:
Hot se*y boss?

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:16 PM
48 balls left. ekhono umpire der upor mejaj kharap howe ase

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 04:17 PM
din mohammad looks like a good batsman
the more impatient kumble becomes, the more "offspinner" he will be

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:17 PM
Edu Bhai Chokka tokka kisu Maren...

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:20 PM
VRV singh to bowl. anything could happen. windies don't need no balls now. they just need to survive

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:20 PM
Hai Hai they changed Patil.
Looks like no chance for WI for a win.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:21 PM
41 balls .

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:21 PM
Mohammed Bahi needs 2 runs for his half century.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:24 PM
only 36 balls. only 2 balls could do the damage. but need to stay alive

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 04:25 PM
36 balls to go

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:25 PM
Sarwan ar Ramdin'rey ram dholai dewa dorkar.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:26 PM
actually one ball can do the damage. Collymore is dudh bhat.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:30 PM
he is better than walsh,

dave mohammad got 2 lives in same over

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:31 PM
Mohammed got lucky .Dhoni missed one stumping chance and in another one Dravid not alert for that catch off kumble...

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:32 PM
what is asad rauf doing. calling unnecessary no balls. giving india a bonus ball

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:35 PM
95 runs off 26 balls .RR is only 22.Mohammed just need to survive and hit 3 sixes and 1 four per over..

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:36 PM
24 balls ,

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:37 PM
21 more balls. come on mohammad

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:38 PM
Mohammed bowled by kumble. Last wicket and 19 more balls.This match has become exciting like an ODI.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:38 PM
mohammad gone. windies lost. disapointed. umpires should have done better job

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2006, 04:38 PM
Dav gone .

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:39 PM
95 runs off 26 balls .RR is only 22.Mohammed just need to survive and hit 3 sixes and 1 four per over..

Nah without Patil bowling ..its too much to expect from Mohammed Bhai. After all Indian bowlers are no dummy yuo know.

Thikku Dave is gone any way.

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:40 PM
Khaise... Money hoi Khel Khotom.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:40 PM
India has a chance here

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:42 PM
91.6 Kumble to Collymore, no run, full toss, Collymore plays it down

Great !!!!! Chance to survive one plus over now.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:42 PM
sreeshanth in action, can he wrap up windies? i hope and pray not.

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:44 PM
Next over from Kumble will define the result of this match.13 balls left.

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:45 PM
Edu need to take a single so that he bats against Kumble. Other wise it will be over in next over.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:47 PM
next 6 balls will be the difference. kumble don't do it

5 balls left

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 04:48 PM
93.1 Kumble to Collymore, 1 run, flighted outside off and Collymore drives it to past cover, big cheer from the crowd for that single

habash bagher Baccha Colimulla !!!

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:48 PM
4 balls left. come on edwards

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:49 PM
2 balls left. kumble, don't do it man. what a game. what a series

1 ball left of kumble

6 balls left

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:51 PM
Last over left for the WI to save the test match.Kumble's last over was crucial,somehow they survived.Well done WI.

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:51 PM
5 balls to go.....

4 balls are remaining

3 balls left

2 more balls

last, the ultimate ball of the match

sreeshanth cracked, did not deliver the ball

Captain
June 6, 2006, 04:55 PM
2 balls left.

and the last ball.Match Drawn.

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 04:55 PM
india will repent their teethless attack once again

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 04:58 PM
Drawn. what a game. what a series. what a test match it has been. never seen any matches like that.

well done, edwards, collymore and ganga, mohammad and everyone

Captain
June 6, 2006, 05:00 PM
India lost a great opportunity here after a great comeback in the 2nd Innings.Dravid batted too slowly and Kaif did the same thing,maybe those were the turning points of the match .Harbhajan and Pathan should definitely be back in the next match and Agarkar should be recalled back.Playing 3 rookies was foolish.

Baundule
June 6, 2006, 05:02 PM
Umpires tried their best. Sad end for them. I wonder why they did not give the LBW in the last ball. Probably afraid of the angry crowd :lol:

Weldone WI.:clap:

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 05:04 PM
india should not have batted that long. and kaif and dravid batted too slowly. thanks to them, windies drawn the match

CricFanBD
June 6, 2006, 05:04 PM
Heart-Stopping match. Congrats to WI---for securing the drawn. One thing surprises me FH Edwards Faced 36 ball and score 1..ha ha, Real Champ.

Fazal
June 6, 2006, 05:05 PM
.Dravid batted too slowly and Kaif did the same thing,maybe those were the turning points of the match .

And both of them dropped key chances (even though not easy) in the last few overs.

al Furqaan
June 6, 2006, 05:08 PM
what was sree thinkin bowling a bouncer in there...

shabash WIndies!!!

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 05:17 PM
all hail dravid and kaif

kidding. dravid did a really great job. they were 130 runs behind and took the team to a position from india couldn't loose

BangladeshFan
June 6, 2006, 05:28 PM
indian batsmen did a good job, but it was the bowlers who failed. india needed pathan. with pathan, kumble, patel, sreesanth the attack looks decent.

bharat
June 6, 2006, 06:08 PM
What a Match !! well played India ad WI ..

But as an Indian fan I see a definite shift of momentum in favour of India .

India played like a unit for the first time in the series (last 3 days ).

My prediction ---A DEFINITE SERIES WIN FOR INDIA ...I DO NOT THINK WI CAN HOLD IT ANY LONGER ...

Great match in the end !!:up:

Sovik
June 6, 2006, 07:25 PM
No way India is going to win this series. they had their chance to gain lead in the series but they couldn't do that. and they will face much harder windies rest of this series

CricFanBD
June 6, 2006, 07:40 PM
What a Match !! well played India ad WI ..

But as an Indian fan I see a definite shift of momentum in favour of India .

India played like a unit for the first time in the series (last 3 days ).

My prediction ---A DEFINITE SERIES WIN FOR INDIA ...I DO NOT THINK WI CAN HOLD IT ANY LONGER ...

Great match in the end !!:up:
I don't think so, There are 4 tests, not 1. India showed up this type of ego (that you just say) in the ODI series and lost the series by 1-4. Plz remember that. Thanks.

Hatebreed
June 6, 2006, 08:42 PM
I knew the match would be a draw anyway but wow that was incredibly close. India made a great comeback with the bat and WI had a tough job chasing such a big target on the final day. I can't predict what will happen in the remaining matches but I really want WI to win.

al Furqaan
June 6, 2006, 10:34 PM
but I really want WI to win.

doesn't everyone?

without edwards, i dunno if WI has a chance...of course lara played like crap...he needs to fire as does sarwan. gayle alone cannot counter sehwag-dravid-yuvy-jaffer-dhoni.

i think i have found a 2nd favorite team at long last. used to be pak back in the day when they had anwar.

bharat
June 7, 2006, 12:56 AM
I don't think so, There are 4 tests, not 1. India showed up this type of ego (that you just say) in the ODI series and lost the series by 1-4. Plz remember that. Thanks.

Will get back to you then ..after the series ..Will watch for you then .

I am almost sure that India will win the series :up:

Till then Lets keep up the banter ..will spice things up

Cheers till then

Miraz
June 7, 2006, 06:01 AM
Nice ending of the test match. Great resistance from the famous http://www.aussiecricket.net/forum/images/smiles/icon_exclaim.gif West Indies tail.

It was great to watch the whacks of Dave Mohammad. Dravid and company really lacked quality bowlers like Vajji and Pathan. Another boom in Chappel's experimental lab.

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Sovik
June 7, 2006, 06:19 AM
india did not have quality bowlers other than kumble and harbhajan. if india looses this series, chappell should look for another job

Tigers_eye
June 7, 2006, 08:37 AM
all hail dravid and kaif

kidding. dravid did a really great job. they were 130 runs behind and took the team to a position from india couldn't loose
I see no fault in Dravid and kaif's batting. The dot balls were necessary to make sure the result would be only a draw or a win.

21 overs remaining, Ramdin gets out the tail is exposed. What more India wants or needs?

11 overs left, the guy who was resisting Bradshaw gets out. What more India wants or needs?

3.1 overs left and collymore and Edwards are batting. Just one out and it is all over. What more India wants or needs?

So basically it is the bowling and fielding that should be blamed rather than the Indian batting.

But I am happy with the result. WI will fight harder next time for sure. Took the punches in the chin, didn't go down. Next will be a new round, new day.

allrounder
June 7, 2006, 09:39 AM
I find India to be ahead of WI to win the Test series. They have good number of batsmen consistently performing against the few of WI. With some strategy and guidence their freshmen bowlers can be more effective in taking wickets than WI bowlers.

CricFanBD
June 7, 2006, 10:48 PM
I see no fault in Dravid and kaif's batting. The dot balls were necessary to make sure the result would be only a draw or a win.

..............
But I am happy with the result. WI will fight harder next time for sure. Took the punches in the chin, didn't go down. Next will be a new round, new day.

Good comments, I appreciate it 100%. :up: