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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

India vs West Indies - Antigua Test Match

June 2-6 2006
Antigua Cricket Ground
Toss: India won the toss and decided to bat
Umpires: Asad Rauf, S J A Taufel
TV Umpire: BR Doctrove
4th Umpire: JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Result: India draw with West Indies

Antigua Test Start

Corey Collymore and Shivnarine Chanderpaul fit to play

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul and fast bowler Corey Collymore passed fitness tests this morning in Antigua and are available for selection to the final Eleven for the first test match against India.
Chanderpaul suffered a small tear to his left hamstring during the third ODI in St Kitts. He was forced to miss the final two ODIs but remained with the squad to receive treatment from physiotherapist Stephen Partridge. Collymore twisted his right ankle in the final ODI in Trinidad and did not bowl in the game. After receiving treatment from Partridge, he was able to bowl in the Windies net session yesterday and participated fully in the practice session at the Antigua Recreation Ground this morning.
Meanwhile, a pitch with a little grass is the order of the day for the first Test. But the West Indies will start with the advantage. The West Indies Cricket Board announced the appointment of Ramnaresh Sarwan as vice captain of the West Indies cricket team for the remainder of the Digicel 2006 home series. Sarwan, age 25, will be number two to Brian Lara. Sarwan has performed outstandingly during his career and won the man-of-the-series award in the just-concluded one-day international series between the West Indies and India.

Antigua Test First Day

West Indies take charge against India

West Indies produced a strong bowling display to restrict India to 235 for 9 at stumps on day one of the first Test.
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo claimed 4-37 and Corey Collymore 3-27 as India struggled after electing to bat. Eight batsmen reached double figures for the tourists but none of them could go on to play a major innings and Rahul Dravid's 49 was the top score. India were 180-7 but Sri Sreesanth and Anil Kumble boosted the total by adding 47 for the eighth wicket. India sprang a surprise at the start by leaving out Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh and giving a debut to seam bowler VRV Singh.

Antigua Test Second Day

Chris Gayle force Windies punish India

Half centuries from Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Ramnaresh Sarwan put West Indies in command on day two of the first Test against India in Antigua.
Having dismissed the tourists for 241, the Windies reached 318 for 6 by the close, a lead of 77 runs. Gayle top scored with a typically belligerent 72, Bravo hit an attractive 63 while Sarwan laboured to 57. Virender Sehwag was the pick of the bowlers with 2-32, dismissing Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who made 24. Munaf Patel (2-60) and leg-spinner Anil Kumble (2-85) were also among the wickets but the inexperience of seamers Sri Sreesanth and VRV Singh was exposed during Gayle's initial assault.

Antigua Test Third Day

Wasim Jaffir ton turns tide for India

Wasim Jaffer scored his second Test century as India battled back to gain control after three days of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.
The hosts had carved out a useful lead of 130 as they were bowled out for 371. But by the close, Jaffir's career-best 113 not out had steered India to 215 for 2 in their second innings, a lead of 85.
Jaffer shared an opening stand of 72 with Virender Sehwag (41), 75 for the second wicket with VVS Laxman (31) and an unbroken 68 with Rahul Dravid. The captain was still there on 21 not out at the close, while Jaffer's unbeaten knock has come from 223 balls, with 12 fours.

Antigua Test Fourth Day

India Cricket Live

Wasim Jaffer puts West Indies on back foot

Opener Wasim Jaffer hit a magnificent 212 and Mahendra Dhoni lashed six sixes in a frantic 69 as India created a match-winning position against West Indies here on the fourth day of the opening Test.
India, who started the day on 215 for two, declared at 521 for six at Antigua Recreation Ground. West Indies, set a challenging 392 to win in just over a day, were 13 without loss at the close.
Jaffer's maiden double century was the anchor of India's superb fight-back after conceding a first-innings lead of 130. Dhoni provided late acceleration and his dismissal, to a catch at deep midwicket which was nearly his seventh six, proved a controversial moment at the end of the day.

Antigua Test Fifth Day

Antigua Test ends in a thrilling draw

West Indian paceman Fidel Edwards, hampered by a hamstring injury and batting with a runner, and his last-wicket partner Corey Collymore played out 19 balls to deny India victory in the first Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
The match had seemed headed for stalemate when the West Indies reached tea on 158 for three, but India applied the pressure relentlessly to take six wickets in the final session. Edwards and Collymore were both one not out at the end after leg-spinner Anil Kumble had come close to bowling India to victory by taking four for 107.


India won the toss and decided to bat
241 all out (92.5 overs)
521 for 6 (150.5 overs)
371 all out (98.3 overs)
298 for 9 (95.0 overs)

India 1st Innings
W Jaffer c D Ramdin b F H Edwards
9 0 0
V Sehwag c B C Lara b C D Collymore
37 7 0
V V S Laxman c D Ramdin b D J Bravo
74 5 0
R Dravid c B C Lara b C D Collymore
173 4 0
Yuvraj Singh
b D Mohammed
67 3 0
M Kaif c D Ramdin b D J Bravo
38 2 0
M S Dhoni c B C Lara b C D Collymore
27 2 0
A Kumble
b D J Bravo
51 4 0
S Sreesanth not out
54 2 0
V R V Singh c R R Sarwan b D J Bravo
8 0 0
M M Patel
b F H Edwards
28 0 0
9nb 2w 8lb 19
all out 241

F H Edwards 18.5 3 53 2
I D R Bradshaw 24.0 3 83 0
C D Collymore 17.0 7 27 3
C H Gayle 4.0 0 6 0
D J Bravo 22.0 9 40 4
D Mohammed 7.0 1 24 1
Fall of wicket
10 W Jaffer
51 V Sehwag
72 V V S Laxman
126 Yuvraj Singh
155 M Kaif
179 M S Dhoni
180 R Dravid
227 A Kumble
231 V R V Singh
241 M M Patel

West Indies 1st Innings
C H Gayle c R Dravid b A Kumble
91 13 1
D Ganga lbw b M M Patel
13 2 0
R R Sarwan lbw b A Kumble
110 9 0
B C Lara c Yuvraj Singh b M M Patel
21 2 1
S Chanderpaul c M S Dhoni b V Sehwag
79 3 0
D J Bravo st M S Dhoni b V Sehwag
92 11 0
D Ramdin c M S Dhoni b M M Patel
68 3 0
I D R Bradshaw c Yuvraj Singh b V R V Singh
85 6 0
D Mohammed not out
34 2 0
F H Edwards c M S Dhoni b V R V Singh
15 1 0
C D Collymore lbw b A Kumble
1 0 0
22nb 2w 2b 14lb 40
all out 371

S Sreesanth 16.0 1 96 0
M M Patel 28.0 7 80 3
V R V Singh 15.0 1 61 2
A Kumble 27.3 6 86 3
V Sehwag 12.0 2 32 2
Fall of wicket
18 D Ganga
137 C H Gayle
159 B C Lara
182 R R Sarwan
255 S Chanderpaul
282 D J Bravo
331 D Ramdin
359 I D R Bradshaw
370 F H Edwards
371 C D Collymore

India 2nd Innings
W Jaffer
b I D R Bradshaw
399 24 1
V Sehwag c C H Gayle b C D Collymore
58 6 1
V V S Laxman c I D R Bradshaw b D Mohammed
58 5 0
R Dravid c I D R Bradshaw b D Mohammed
177 2 0
Yuvraj Singh c S Chanderpaul b C H Gayle
83 5 0
M Kaif not out
87 6 0
M S Dhoni c D Ganga b D Mohammed
52 4 6
9nb 6w 5lb 20
for 6 521

F H Edwards 5.4 2 16 0
C D Collymore 23.0 8 50 1
I D R Bradshaw 40.0 9 108 1
D J Bravo 26.2 4 98 0
D Mohammed 29.5 5 162 3
C H Gayle 22.0 6 67 1
R R Sarwan 4.0 0 15 0
Fall of wicket
72 V Sehwag
147 V V S Laxman
350 R Dravid
375 W Jaffer
419 Yuvraj Singh
521 M S Dhoni

West Indies 2nd Innings
C H Gayle lbw b A Kumble
188 9 3
D Ganga c Yuvraj Singh b A Kumble
78 5 0
R R Sarwan c A Kumble b S Sreesanth
7 0 0
B C Lara lbw b S Sreesanth
7 0 0
S Chanderpaul c R Dravid b A Kumble
109 10 0
D J Bravo c M S Dhoni b V Sehwag
41 5 0
D Ramdin c R Dravid b V Sehwag
21 1 0
I D R Bradshaw c M S Dhoni b M M Patel
37 0 0
D Mohammed
b A Kumble
55 10 0
F H Edwards not out
36 0 0
C D Collymore not out
8 0 0
17nb 5b 8lb 30
for 9 298

M M Patel 20.0 4 55 1
S Sreesanth 19.0 10 49 2
A Kumble 34.0 8 107 4
V R V Singh 11.0 3 35 0
V Sehwag 11.0 2 39 2
Fall of wicket
67 D Ganga
68 R R Sarwan
72 B C Lara
171 C H Gayle
202 S Chanderpaul
220 D J Bravo
226 D Ramdin
277 I D R Bradshaw
297 D Mohammed

Indian Team for Antigua Test

W Jaffer, V Sehwag, R Dravid, V V S Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, M Kaif, M S Dhoni, A Kumble, S Sreesanth, V R V Singh, M M Patel

West Indies Team for Antigua Test

C H Gayle, D Ganga, R R Sarwan, B C Lara, S Chanderpaul, D J Bravo, D Ramdin, I D R Bradshaw, C D Collymore, D Mohammed, F H Edwards

The Venue


The Antigua Recreation Ground, known locally as the ARG, became cricket's 52nd Test venue in 1980-81 when it hosted England, a Test marked by a hundred from the island's most famour son, Viv Richards.
Despite the relatively small size of Antigua - population 70,000 - crowds at the Rec are knowledgable and enthusiastic. The centre of activity is the two-tier Double Decker stand where partying well after the close of play, and music and entertainiment during it - this was where the colourful Gravy paraded himself - with wickets and runs accompanied by music and trumpets. The remainder of the ground has slowly evolved into a well-appointed stadium. For many years Antigua had a unique ground staff, largely made up of inmates from the adjoining prison. For years the warden of the prison was Malcolm Richards, the father of Viv. The west side is dominated by St John's Catholic cathedral.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.