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India vs West Indies Fourth ODI at Vadodara

INDIA WEST INDIES Fourth ODI Vadodara : Massive Indian 341/3 secures series win; IND 3-1 (4 matches)

Sachin Tendulkar hit his 41st one-day century as India beat West Indies by 160 runs to clinch the series 3-1. West Indies, who won the toss, were bowled out for 181 in the 42nd over, Marlon Samuels top-scoring with 55. The tourists on 65-3 in the 15th over, but a 65-run stand between Samuels and Denesh Ramdin (40) saved some face for them. Earlier man of the match and man of the series Tendulkar scored his 41st ton with a single in the last ball of the Indian innings as 107 runs flowed in the last 10 overs. Dhoni was not out on 40 in 20 balls, with 1 four and 3 sixes. Ganguly (68) and Uthappa (28) gave India a quickfire start, with a 47 run partnership in 6.3 overs. Dravid (78) was instrumental in two century partnerships, one with Ganguly and another with Sachin. Reported Earlier: The West Indies have won the toss and put India in to bat in the fourth ODI at the IPCL ground in Vadodara.
After losing the last match at Chennai, the Indian team has made a number of changes with Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina being rested. Meanwhile, the return of Irfan Pathan to the Indian ODI team, after being sent back home from the South Africa tour, will provide greater depth to the Indian batting. For the West Indies, the return of in-form batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be a real boost, adding strength to their batting line-up. India Team: S Ganguly, R Uthappa, R Dravid (c), S Tendulkar, Y Singh, M Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), I Pathan, H Singh, A Agarkar, A Kumble , Z Khan
West Indies Team : C Gayle, S Chanderpaul, D'von Smith, M Samuels, B Lara (c), L Simmons, D Smith, D Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, R Emrit, D Powell
IND vs WI Fourth ODI at Vadodara: India 341-3 (50 overs) beat West Indies 181 (41.4 overs) by 160 runs

INDIA WEST INDIES Fourth ODI Vadodara : Series decider promises feast of runs

After the reversal at Chennai that kept the series alive, India will be keen to field their best combination as they seek to wrap up the one-day cricket series against the West Indies tomorrow.
The three-wicket defeat in the third ODI has reduced India's advantage in the series to 2-1 and the hosts would like to regain the winning momentum at a venue which has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for them. India are expected to field a left-right opening pair of Ganguly, who was rested at Chennai, and Robin Uthappa, whose blazing innings of 70 off 41 balls was wasted by the middle and lower order batsmen. Another attention-grabbing knock is expected to get the 20-year-old Bangalore batsman into the Indian 15 for the World Cup though there are indications that he has already made the grade after his pyrotechnics at Chennai. The return of Dhoni would also strengthen the middle order with the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman's penchant for big hits and ability to cart around the older ball on a pitch expected to be benign and true.
Skipper Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar shored up the middle overs with half-centuries at Chennai, but both would have liked to accelerate a bit more and would be keen to do so at this venue where the bounce is unlikely to be as high as at the Chidambaram Stadium. Some cloud cover has been predicted by weather pundits for tomorrow following the forecast of unseasonal showers today after the city recorded steady drizzle yesterday. If that happens, new ball bowlers can get some swing going their way. The performance of Irfan Pathan, sent back to rediscover his wicket-taking touch from South Africa before the end of the tour, would be eagerly watched by selectors. They included the Baroda left-arm pacer the moment he showed signs of returning to form in the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Mumbai.
Pathan's presence also adds depth to the batting. His inclusion would leave S Sreesanth, so impressive in the Tests in South Africa, out of the playing squad with Ajit Agarkar and Zaheer Khan expected to complete the hosts' pace attack. The Indian think tank would also be eager to see Anil Kumble strike form after his expensive spell in Chennai and the return of Harbhajan Singh, who sat out the third ODI, would be keenly watched. For the West Indies, the return of in-form batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul would be a huge plus after he was rested in the third ODI, but they would be equally anxious to see their flamboyant opener Chris Gayle rediscover his batting touch at a venue where he pulverised the Indian bowling with Wavell Hinds in an opening century stand four seasons ago. Chanderpaul's ability to play late like his imperious captain Brian Lara has helped him combat whatever the Indians have been able to confront him with, and his cheap dismissal would be eagerly looked forward to by the home team. The Windies would also hope that Marlon Samuels maintains the form he showed in scoring a fine 98 in Chennai as he has got the ability to clout the older ball and finish a match, a trait he showed at Vijayawada in the last bilateral series in India which the visitors won 4-3. Dwayne Bravo, after having been reprimanded and fined by match referee Alan Hurst for excessive appealing and prematurely celebrating the dismissal of Dinesh Kaarthick, needs to be careful not to be over-enthusiastic to avoid a harsher penalty. India Team (from) : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Robin Uthappa, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Kaarthick, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, S Sreesanth.
West Indies Team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ronoko Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

INDIA WEST INDIES Fourth ODI Vadodara : Irfan Pathan joins team for Vadodara ODI

Pace bowler Irfan Pathan joined the Indian team on Monday for the fourth and final limited-overs international against the West Indies, a month after he was sent back from the tour of South Africa to regain his bowling rhythm.
Pathan was included as the 15th player in the Indian squad for the last one-dayer as the national selectors are seeking to try out several candidates before picking the World Cup team. India leads 2-1 going into the final game of the four-match series Wednesday, which will be the last international fixture for the West Indies cricketers ahead of the World Cup, to be played in the Caribbean islands during March and April. India is looking to avenge its humiliating 4-1 loss in the one-dayers when it toured the West Indies last year.

West Indies in India ODI Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs West Indies Fourth ODI at Vadodara


India beat West Indies by 160 runs
West Indies won the toss and decided to field
341 for 3 (50.0 overs)
181 all out (41.4 overs)

India Innings
A R Uthappa c C H Gayle b D B Powell
17 3 2
S C Ganguly st D Ramdin b C H Gayle
82 8 1
R Dravid c L M P Simmons b M N Samuels
109 7 0
S R Tendulkar not out
76 10 1
M S Dhoni not out
20 1 3
4nb 9w 14lb 27
for 3 341 (50.0 ovs)

D B Powell 8.0 0 68 1
D R Smith 8.0 0 49 0
R R Emrit 9.0 0 65 0
M N Samuels 9.0 0 51 1
C H Gayle 8.0 0 34 1
I D R Bradshaw 8.0 0 60 0
Fall of wicket
47 A R Uthappa
148 S C Ganguly
266 R Dravid

West Indies Innings
S Chanderpaul c Harbhajan Singh b Z Khan
23 2 0
C H Gayle
b A B Agarkar
11 1 0
D S Smith c Yuvraj Singh b I K Pathan
31 2 0
M N Samuels c I K Pathan b A Kumble
63 7 1
B C Lara run out
2 0 0
L M P Simmons run out
6 1 0
D Ramdin c A Kumble b Harbhajan Singh
52 5 0
D R Smith lbw b A Kumble
5 0 0
R R Emrit c A R Uthappa b A B Agarkar
34 1 0
I D R Bradshaw not out
15 2 0
D B Powell c sub b Yuvraj Singh
8 0 0
4w 3lb 7
all out 181 (41.4 ovs)

A B Agarkar 9.0 0 40 2
Z Khan 6.0 1 21 1
I K Pathan 7.0 0 43 1
Harbhajan Singh 8.0 1 30 1
A Kumble 7.0 1 27 2
Yuvraj Singh 4.4 0 17 1
Fall of wicket
10 C H Gayle
32 S Chanderpaul
65 D S Smith
72 B C Lara
83 L M P Simmons
148 M N Samuels
153 D Ramdin
155 D R Smith
180 R R Emrit
181 D B Powell

Umpires: B F Bowden, A M Saheba

West Indies in India ODI Cricket Series 2006-07

India vs West Indies Fourth ODI

Venue : I.P.C.L. Sports Complex Ground, Vadodara

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.