West Indies v India, tri-series, Kingston
West Indies escape with thrilling win
by Sidharth Monga – June 30, 2013 Comments: 162 |
West Indies 230 for 9 (Charles 97, Bravo 55, Yadav 3-43) beat India 229 for 7 (Rohit 60, Raina 44, Sammy 2-41, Roach 2-41) by 1 wicket
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
The pursuit of the money shot nearly cost West Indies what should have been an easy win, and it took a 10-run stand for the last wicket in front of a nervous full house to end India’s nine-match winning streak in international cricket.
With balls remaining in the chase of 230 out of equation, Kemar Roach and Tino Best, who had taken two wickets each previously, showed the more accomplished batsmen how to finish the chase off – they added 10 in 4.2 overs and still had 14 balls to spare – but it can also be argued that it was the free-flowing approach that put West Indies in comfortable positions in the first place in a chase that oscillated between the ridiculously easy and plain ridiculous. [Read More]