India in West Indies Test Cricket Series Jun-Jul 2011
Third Test, India vs West Indies, Dominica
Day five: India win series after stalemate [IND-WIN:1-0 (3/3)]
July 10, 2011The captains agreed to an early finish and the draw as India were on 94-3, chasing a target of 180, after the hosts compiled a second innings total of 332. Chanderpaul made an unbeaten 116 - his 23rd Test century in his 133rd Test, a West Indian record.India will now turn their attention to the first Test against England at Lord's on July 21.
Third Test, Dominica - day five: West Indies 204 (Baugh 60, Bravo 50, Ishant 5-77) and 322 (Chanderpaul 116, K Edwards 110, Harbhajan 4-75) drew with India 347 (Dhoni 74, Abhinav 62, F Edwards 5-103) and 94 for 3 (Vijay 45, Dravid 34*)
Day four: Kirk Edwards ton fails to halt India
July 9, 2011West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards hit a century on debut, but could not prevent India from closing in on victory on day four of the third Test in Dominica. Edwards (110) shared a third-wicket stand of 161 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul (73 no) before falling to Harbajan Singh (3-61). Before lunch, Sharma and Praveen Kumar struck early, tightening India's grip, and leaving West Indies 26 for two at the end of the first session. The Indian new-ball pair removed openers Kieran Powell and Adrian Barath for four and six respectively.Earlier, India's lower-order batting was again undermined by Fidel Edwards, as the visitors were dismissed for 347 an hour and 10 minutes before the interval, replying to West Indies' first innings total of 204. India continued from their overnight total of 308 for six, but Edwards claimed three of the last four wickets in a session interrupted by rain, finishing with 5-103 from 28.2 overs.
Third Test, Dominica - day four: West Indies 204 and 224 for 6 (K Edwards 110, Chanderpaul 73*, Harbhajan 3-61) lead India 347 (Dhoni 74, F Edwards 5-103) by 81 runs
Day three: Dhoni, Raina steer India to 104-run lead
July 8, 2011After the first two days were badly affected by rain in the hurricane season, India closed day three of the third and final Test against West Indies in Dominica with a lead of 104 at 308-6. The Windies, dismissed for 204 and reduced to three specialist bowlers, struck twice in the opening six overs, removing Murali Vijay and Rahul Dravid, to leave India on 18-2. But four Indian batsmen reached half centuries and skipper Mahendra Dhoni remained unbeaten on 65 from 109 balls, his 21st Test fifty.
Third Test, Dominica - day three: India 308 for 6 (Dhoni 65*, Mukund 62, Laxman 56, Raina 50) lead West Indies 204 by 104 runs
Day two: Harbhajan reaches 400 wickets on a rain-hit day
July 7, 2011Harbhajan Singh became the 11th man to reach 400 Test wickets as India dismissed the West Indies for 204 on a rain-hit day two at the final Test. Harbhajan bowled Carlton Baugh, the hosts' top scorer with 60, to become the third Indian bowler – and 11th overall – to reach the landmark, with figures of two for 26. Having resumed at 75-3 the Windies were all out for 204. Ishant Sharma took five for 77. India reached 8-0 in the four overs before rain ended play for the day.
Third Test, Dominica - day two: India 8 for no loss (Mukund 6*, Vijay 1*) trail West Indies 204 (Baugh 60, Bravo 50, Ishant 5-77) by 196 runs
Second Test, India vs West Indies, Bridgetown
Day five: Rain delay and poor light forces a draw [IND-WIN:1-0 (2/3)]
July 2, 2011India were denied a second straight Test win in the West Indies as a rain delay and poor light forced a draw after 71 overs on the fifth day. Chasing a competitive target of 281, West Indies reached 202 for seven when the umpires Ian Gould and Asad Rauf decided that light wasn't good enough to continue although 10.3 mandatory overs were still left to be bowled. Ishant Sharma was the man of the match, having taken his maiden 10-wicket haul.
Second Test, Barbados - day five: India 201 (Laxman 85, Raina 53, Rampaul 3-38, Bishoo 3-46, Edwards 3-56) and 269 for 6 decl. (Laxman 87, Dravid 55, Edwards 5-76) drew with West Indies 190 (Samuels 78*, Ishant 6-55) and 202 for 7 (Bravo 73, Baugh 46*, Ishant 4-53)
Day four: Laxman and Rahul Dravid put India in control
July 1, 2011VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid both struck half-centuries to leave India in a strong position after day four in the second Test against West Indies. Laxman was unbeaten on 72 at the close while Dravid made 55 as India finished the day on 229-3 in their second innings - an overall lead of 240 over West Indies heading into the final day. Opener Abhinav Mukund (48) and Virat Kohli (26 not out) also contributed.
Second Test, Barbados - day four: India 201 and 229 for 3 (Laxman 72*, Dravid 55) lead West Indies 190 by 240 runs
Day three: Sharma's 6-55 gives India advantage
June 30, 2011Ishant Sharma took Test-best figures of six for 55 to help India establish a narrow first-innings lead over West Indies in the second Test in Barbados. Replying to India's 201, West Indies were bowled out for 190, with India then scoring 23-0 in their second innings after a protracted day's play.
Second Test, Barbados - day three: India 201 and 23 for 0 lead West Indies 190 (Samuels 78*, Ishant 6-55) by 34 runs
Day two: Ishant Sharma shines on rain affected day
June 29, 2011India fast bowler Ishant Sharma snared two wickets in four balls on a rain-affected day two of the second Test against West Indies to leave them 98/5. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels shared a partnership of 41 either side of persistent rain showers.Ishant Sharma led the Indian bowling with 3-31, claiming nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo (13) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (18) in the morning to move to 99 career wickets.
Second Test, Barbados - day two: West Indies 98 for 5 (Ishant 3-31) trail India 201 (Laxman 85, Raina 53, Rampaul 3-38, Bishoo 3-46, Edwards 3-56) by 103 runs
Day one: India fight back against West Indies after collapse
June 28, 2011Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar and newcomer Abhimanyu Mithun collected a wicket each as India's pacemen brought them back into the second Test against West Indies in Barbados today after the Indian batsmen had collapsed for 201. West Indies innings was in tatters at 3-30 by stumps on the first day.VVS Laxman top-scored for India with a battling 85 and Suresh Raina hit 53 as India, who completed a convincing 63-run first Test victory inside four days in Kingston, appeared to gain a slight edge on day one.
Second Test, Barbados - day one: West Indies 30 for 3 (Ishant 1-8, Praveen 1-15, Mithun 1-7) trail India 201 (Laxman 85, Raina 53, Rampaul 3-38, Bishoo 3-46, Edwards 3-56) by 171 runs
First Test, India vs West Indies, Kingston
Day four: India beat West Indies by 63 runs in first Test [IND-WIN:1-0 (1/3)]
June 23, 2011India's bowlers dominated the West Indies as the tourists completed a 63-run victory inside four days in the first Test in Kingston. The home side resumed on 131-3, needing a further 195 runs to secure victory, but their hopes were soon extinguished with swing bowler Praveen Kumar claiming the key wickets of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo. They were bowled out 35 minutes after lunch for 262. India scored 246 and 252 while the West Indies were on the back foot after posting 173 in their first innings. Rahul Dravid, who tackled the bouncing ball with soft wrists, on a pitch where the ball moved, bounced and spun treacherously, and hit a century in his second innings was awarded the man of the match award. The second Test begins in Bridgetown, Barbados next Tuesday.
First Test, Kingston - day four: India 246 (Raina 82, Harbhajan 70, Edwards 4-56) and 252 (Dravid 112, Sammy 4-52, Bishoo 4-65) beat West Indies 173 (Barath 64, Ishant 3-29) and 262 (Praveen 3-42) by 63 runs
Day three: Dravid ton gives India advantage
June 22, 201138-year-old Rahul Dravid, the oldest active Test cricketer, struck an assured century in his 151st Test to give India the edge after three days of the first Test against West Indies. He completed his 32nd Test hundred before he was the final wicket to fall in India's total of 252. Windies needing 326 for victory, quickly put on 62 in 11 overs with the help of Adrian Barath and Lendl Simmons. However three wickets fell quickly but Darren Bravo was unbeaten on 30 as they closed 195 short of their target at 131-3.
First Test, Kingston - day three: West Indies 173 and 131 for 3 need another 195 runs to beat India 246 and 252 (Dravid 112, Sammy 4-52, Bishoo 4-65)
Day one: Suresh Raina and Harbajan Singh save India's blushes
June 20, 2011An enterprising 146-run partnership between Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina spared India's blushes on day one of the first Test against West Indies. The tourists were close to collapse at 85-6 when the seventh-wicket duo counterattacked before Harbhajan (70) was dismissed by Fidel Edwards (4-56). West Indies lost opener Lendl Simmons to end the day on 34-1.
First Test, Kingston - day one: West Indies 34 for 1 (Barath 26*, Sarwan 2*) trail India 246 (Raina 82, Harbhajan 70, Edwards 4-56, Rampaul 3-59, Bishoo 3-75) by 212 runs
India vs West Indies ODI Cricket Series Jun-Jul 2011
5th One Day Cricket International India vs West Indies, Kingston
West Indies win final ODI [IND-WIN:3-2 (5/5)]
June 16, 2011Darren Bravo hit a swashbuckling 86 to help West Indies to a seven-wicket win over India in the final match of the one-day international series. Virat Kohli struck 10 fours in his 94 as India were bowled out for 251 after being asked to bat in Kingston. The Windies needed 98 from the final 12 overs before left-hander Bravo hit six sixes and though he fell with 39 needed they got home with eight balls left. It was a second successive win for West Indies but India took the series 3-2.
Fifth one-day international, Kingston: West Indies 255 for 3 (Bravo 86, Sarwan 75* retd) beat India 251 (Kohli 94, Rohit 57, Russell 4-35) by seven wickets
4th One Day Cricket International India vs West Indies, Antigua
West Indies thrash India by 103 runs to win in Antigua [IND-WIN:3-1 (4/5)]
June 13, 2011Anthony Martin took 4-35 and Andre Russell 3-16 as India slumped from 110-4 to 146 all out in just 39 overs to give West Indies their first victory in the current series.
Rohit Sharma provided some resistance with a breezy 39 from 47 balls before his innings came to an end when he holed out to Darren Bravo off the bowling of Martin.
Fourth one-day international, Antigua: West Indies 249 for 8 (Pollard 70, Simmons 67, Baugh 39, Praveen 3-37) beat India 146 (Martin 4-36, Russell 3-16) by 103 runs
3rd One Day Cricket International India vs West Indies, Antigua
Rohit Sharma guides India to series win over West Indies [IND-WIN:3-0 (3/5)]
June 11, 2011India sealed a one-day international series win over the West Indies courtesy of a brilliant 86 not out from Rohit Sharma, overhauling West Indies' total of 225-8. India collapsed to 92-6 before an 88-run stand between Sharma and Harbhajan Singh (41) guided them to safety. Andre Russell's 92 was the highlight of the day, striking eight fours and five sixes from only 64 deliveries.
Third one-day international, Antigua: India 228 for 7 (Rohit 86*, Harbhajan 41) beat West Indies 225 for 8 (Russell 92*, Simmons 45, Mishra 3-28, Munaf 3-60) by three wickets
2nd One Day Cricket International India vs West Indies, Trinidad
India beat Windies by seven wickets on Duckworth-Lewis method [IND-WIN:2-0 (2/5)]
June 8, 2011Windies made a promising start but Amit Mishra took 4-31 as India restricted them to 240-9 off 50 overs in the second ODI. Virat Kohli top scored with 81 as India coasted home with 20 runs to spare after rain intervened to leave them a revised target of 183 off 37 overs.
Second one-day international, Port of Spain: India 183 for 3 (Kohli 81, Parthiv 56) beat West Indies 240 for 9 (Sarwan 56, Simmons 53, Mishra 4-31) by seven wickets (Duckworth-Lewis method)
1st One Day Cricket International India vs West Indies, Trinidad
Sharma guides India to easy win over Windies [IND-WIN:1-0 (1/5)]
June 6, 2011Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 68 to steer India to a comfortable win over West Indies in their opening one-day international in Trinidad. World champions India were reduced to 104-4 in reply but Sharma and Suresh Raina put on 80 for the fifth wicket.Earlier, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat, but were limited to 214-9 despite Ramnaresh Sarwan and Marlon Samuels both scoring half centuries.
First one-day international, Port of Spain: India 217 for 6 (Rohit 68*, Dhawan 51) beat West Indies 214 for 9 (Sarwan 56, Samuels 55, Harbhajan 3-32) by four wickets
Twenty20 international India vs West Indies, Trinidad
India kicks off on a winning note
June 5, 2011An under-strength India easily defended 159 to beat West Indies by 16 runs in their Twenty20 match in Trinidad. With Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh among those not playing, India were grateful for Subramaniam Badrinath's 43, having been 56-4, after WI skipper Darren Sammy chose to bowl first. Yusuf Pathan's 15 from six balls helped set a total the hosts never truly threatened. Dwayne Bravo hit 41 but West Indies fell 16 runs short of India’s 159. Badrinath was awarded the Man of the Match award for his 43. This India-West Indies match was the 200th in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.
Twenty20 international, Trinidad: India 159 for 6 (Badri 43, Sammy 4-16) beat West Indies 143 for 5 (Bravo 41, Harbhajan 2-25) by 16 runs
Suresh Raina to lead India in West Indies one-dayers
Gambhir, Yuvraj ruled out of Twenty20, ODI series
May 28, 2011Batsman Suresh Raina will captain India in the one-day leg of their forthcoming tour of the West Indies. The Indian board had already opted to rest regular skipper Mahendra Dhoni from the one-dayers. The tour to West Indies is turning out to be a tour of the fittest who survived the rigorous of World Cup and Indian Premier League as two more star players were ruled out yesterday as Indian selectors announced the Test squad for the tour. Gautam Gambhir, who was appointed as the new captain for the Twenty20 and One-dayers, is suffering from a shoulder injury and Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed having an upper respiratory infection with a small patch of pneumonitis in the left lung. Meanwhile, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, already rested for the one-dayers, has opted out of the Tests.
Indian SquadIndia one-day squad for West Indies: Suresh Raina (Captain), Harbhajan Singh (vice capt), Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Munat Patel, Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper), Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary. India Test squad for West Indies: Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), VVS Laxman (vice capt), Subramaniam Badrinath, Rahul Dravid, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Amit Mishra, Abhinav Mukund, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper), Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Murali Vijay.
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Apr 2, 2011India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983. Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103. India lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early on but Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Dhoni rebuilt the innings. Gambhir was out for 97, but captain Dhoni's brilliant unbeaten 91 led India to a famous win with 10 balls to spare.
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