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Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
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West Indies in India ODI Cricket Series 2006-07

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.

INDIA WEST INDIES Third ODI Chennai : Comfortable win for West Indies; IND leads 2-1 (4 matches)

On a wicket with good pace and bounce, West Indies overtook India's 268 inside 44 overs. Samuel hit 98 and Lara 83 for West Indies and victory came with 3 wickets in hand in 43.4 overs. Earlier, after being asked to bat first, opener Robin Uthappa smashed 70 from 41 balls, Sachin Tendulkar (60) and Rahul Dravid (57) hit fifties, but India were bowled out for 268 with two overs left. Last five wickets fell for 13 in six overs as Dwayne Bravo took 4-39.
Reported Earlier: Gautam Gambhir will have a new opening partner in Robin Uthappa for the match while spinner Anil Kumble, who missed the first two matches, will play. Local boy Dinesh Karthik, the star of India's win at Cuttack, will don the gloves. India Team : Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Anil Kumble, Sreesanth.
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.
IND vs WI Third ODI at Chennai: West Indies 270-7 (43.4 overs) beat India 268 (48.0 overs) by 3 wickets

INDIA WEST INDIES Third ODI Chennai : India aim at series win in third ODI

Powered by two back-to-back wins, India would look forward to bank on their team work and renewed vigor to clinch the series in the penultimate One-Day International cricket match against West Indies on Saturday.
The hosts will take heart from the fact that they staved off starkly different yet challenging situations to come out victors in the last two matches. After seeing his team take an unassailable 2-0 lead, Indian skipper Rahul Dravid may try out some players with the focus on prolific middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh, who is staging a comeback after recuperating from a knee injury. Apart from Yuvraj, the inclusion of veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble in the squad is a strong indication that he will also get into the final eleven as the countdown for picking the team for the World Cup has started. India Team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Ghambir, Dinesh Kaarthick, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreeshanth, Zaheer Khan, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Anil Kumble.
West Indies Team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.

Kumble, Yuvraj recalled for the last two ODIs against West Indies

Middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh and leg-spinner Anil Kumble were on Thursday named in the 15-member India squad announced for the remaining two one-day internationals of the ongoing four-match cricket series against the West Indies.
The national selection committee, headed by Dilip Vengsarkar, included Yuvraj and Kumble in the place of Joginder Sharma and RP Singh. Paceman Irfan Pathan, who was recalled from the middle of the South Africa series owing to his lack of form, will join the team as 16th member for the fourth and last match in Vadodara. The third ODI will be played in Chennai on Saturday and the fourth and last match will be hosted by Vadodara on January 31. India is leading the four-match ODI series 2-0. India Team : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Kaarthick, Suresh Raina, Mahndra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh and Anil Kumble.

INDIA WEST INDIES Second ODI Cuttack : 20 run thrilling victory for India in low scoring match; IND 2-0 (4 matches)

After being shot out for 189, a good bowling performance by India gave them a 20 run victory over the West Indies. Powar took 3 for 42 in West Indies 169 all out in 48.2 overs. Chanderpaul made 67 of 125 balls, and Bravo made 31 of 33, but Indian bowlers were able to restrict the flow of runs. Earlier, India won the toss and chose to bat. Daren Powell took 4-27 in a straight 10-over spell. He sent back Sourav Ganguly (13), Rahul Dravid (22), Sachin Tendulkar for a duck and all-rounder Joginder Sharma to have the hosts 69-6 at one point. Dinesh Karthik (63) and Ajit Agarkar (40) put on 62 for the eight wicket.
Reported Earlier: Indian Captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat first in their second ODI match against West Indies at Cuttack.
Joginder Sharma and Romesh Powar replace Sreesanth and Raina in the final XI. Chris Gayle to make captaincy debut in Lara's absence. India Team : G Gambhir, S Ganguly, S Tendulkar, R Dravid (c), M Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), D Karthik, A Agarkar, R Powar, J Sharma, H Singh, Z Khan
West Indies Team: C Gayle (c), S Chanderpaul, Devon Smith, R Morton, M Samuels, D Bravo, D Smith, D Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), I Bradshaw, J Taylor, D Powell
IND vs WI Second ODI at Cuttack: India 189 (48.2 overs) beat West Indies 169 (48.2 overs) by 20 runs

INDIA WEST INDIES Second ODI Cuttack : India looking for unbeatable lead

Having seized the initiative with an audacious batting display in the opening game, India would strive to keep up the momentum and carry forward their World Cup preparations when they take on the West Indies in the second ODI today.
With comeback man Sourav Ganguly setting the stage by scoring an electrifying 98, the star-studded Indian batting line-up - derided for its inconsistency and a string of poor shows in the recent South Africa tour - sparkled at last in Nagpur to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. However, the Indians could scarcely afford to relax, given the visitors' formidable batting, as was demonstrated on Sunday when Shivnarine Chanderpaul nearly won the game for them from an all-lost situation. With the match being played under lights, dew would once again be a factor as it was during the Champions Trophy. Therefore, toss becomes vital. India should be keener to clinch a win today as that will give them an unassailable 2-0 lead. India Team (from) : Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Kaarthick, Suresh Raina, Mahndra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan, Robin Uthappa, Joginder Sharma and Rudra Pratap Singh.
West Indies Team (from) : Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Lendl Simmons, Ian Bradshaw, Rayad Emrit, Darren Powell, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.

INDIA WEST INDIES First ODI Nagpur : West Indies fall short in thriller; IND 1-0

West Indies and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in particular battled bravely, but in the end fell short of their victory target of 339 in a one-day thriller with India where there were runs in abundance. The West Indies batsmen never gave up in pursuit of the total and they needed 20 runs from the final over, but Chanderpaul's brilliant unbeaten 149 proved to be in vain as the hosts sealed victory by 14 runs.
The left-hander hit 16 fours and three sixes in his knock which came off 136 balls, while the aggregate of 662 runs made it the highest-scoring ODI ever staged in India. For India, former skipper Sourav Ganguly, back in India's one-day squad after 16 months on the sidelines, made a superb 98, and his innings was followed by 11.5 over - 119 run partnership by Dhoni (62) and Dravid (54). Gambhir made 69 in the 144 first wicket partnership with Ganguly. Tendulkar made 31 before being LBW to Gayle.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss at Nagpur and elected to field first.
Reported Earlier: Sachin Tendulkar will bat in the middle order in the first one-dayer against the West Indies in Nagpur as India attempt to find a winning combination ahead of the World Cup. The poor performance forced the selectors to drop opener Virender Sehwag and all-rounder Irfan Pathan for the first two games against the West Indies. The focus will be on former captain Saurav Ganguly, returning to the one-day side after 16 months. He will open the innings with Gautam Gambhir in today's match. India Team : Gautam Gambhir, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ajith Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Reyad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.
IND vs WI First ODI at Nagpur : India 338-3 (50 overs) beat West Indies 324-8 (50 overs) by 14 runs

West Indies team arrives for ODI series

The Brian Lara led West Indies team arrived Mumbai Thursday to play a four-match ODI series against India.
The team arrived in two batches, with the lot comprising Marlon Samuels, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Daren Powell, Ian Bradshaw and team manager Clive Lloyd being the first to land in early hours. The other members of the 14-strong squad, including Lara, landed here later Thursday. The ODIs will be played in Nagpur, Cuttack (Jan 24), Chennai (Jan 27) and Baroda (Jan 31).
West Indies Team : Brian Lara (Captain), Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Reyad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith and Jerome Taylor.

West Indies calls up Dwayne Smith for India tour

Dwayne Smith said he will replace Darren Sammy on the West Indies team for a four-game, limited-overs tour of India this month.
Smith was going to be rested during the trip, but he was called up after Sammy pulled out with a hamstring injury on Monday. Sammy has been bothered by the injury since the West Indies A team series against Sri Lanka A in December. Both players are preparing for the cricket World Cup as members of the West Indies 30-man provisional squad. The tournament, which will be played in the Caribbean for the first time, runs from March 13 to April 28.

India Cricket team arrives in Nagpur

The India cricket team arrived Nagpur for the four-day warming up session beginning Wednesday at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) ground.
The practice session ahead of the first one-day international against West Indies to be played at the VCA ground Jan 21 was insisted upon by chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar. The players arrived in batches from different places, the first among them being former India captain Sourav Ganguly who has recently staged a comeback in the team after being left out in the cold for about a year.
Sourav flew in from Kolkata whereas Suresh Raina, Joginder Sharma, R.P. Singh and Gautam Gambhir took a flight from New Delhi. The next batch to arrive, by an Indian airlines flight from Mumbai, comprised Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Romesh Powar, Dinesh Kartik and Harbhajan Singh, followed by captain Rahul Dravid, coach Greg Chappell, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Zaheer Khan, who took a Jet Airways flight. The team, which is putting up at Hotel Pride here, will have their first session of the informal conditioning camp Wednesday afternoon at the VCA nets.

West Indies to tour India

The West Indies will play limited-overs matches in India as part of its preparations for the cricket World Cup.
The West Indies will travel for matches in Nagpur on January 21, Cuttack on Jan. 24, Chennai on Jan. 27 and Vadodara on Jan. 31, head coach Bennett King said on Friday. The West Indies' provisional squad of 30 players for the World Cup will be announced on January 13, with the final 15-man roster to be announced on February 13, King said.
"My message to players is that their futures are in their hands not in the hands of selectors," King told reporters as he watched the Carib Beer match between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. "We are pretty close to that 30. We just have a few more matches as we look to streamline," he said. The West Indies has had mixed results in limited-overs matches in recent months. It reached the final of the Champions Trophy in India in early November, but lost to Australia. A month later, they lost three of four matches in Pakistan.

India-West Indies Vadodara ODI to be deferred

The fourth and final One-Day International between India and the West Indies would be held at Vadodara on January 31 instead of January 30.
"The West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to our request to put off the match by a day as the police had told the Baroda Cricket Association that enough security personnel cannot be spared for the match on January 30 because of Muharrum," BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said here. The West Indies will play four One-Day Internationals. The series will commence at Nagpur on January 21 and the second and third matches will be held at Cuttack (January 24) and Chennai (January 27).

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.