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Matches - Reports Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:26
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4th ODI: India vs West Indies (Winner: IND)

India won by 153 runs (Dominance : India 97% | West Indies 2% | Equal 1%)

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: V Sehwag Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore (8 Dec 2011)

COW Analysis: After the unexpected defeat in the previous match, India was expected to come back strongly. But the top order batting was a worry. On a flat pitch and small ground when Sehwag won the toss India had the chance to make up for it. It started with the decision to open with Gambhir and Viru again. 17 runs after 4 quickly changed to 63/0 off 10 and then to 149/0 after 20 as India’s COW jumped to 60%. Gambhir was soon run out for 67 as expected but Viru continued with Raina as all Indian batsmen made most of the chance to regain form. Raina fell for 55 but it didn’t stop India as Sehwag blasted his way past 150 and eventually even breaking Sachin’s record of 200 with plenty to go. Just when it seemed he would smash 250, he fell for 219 but misery continued for West Indies as India piled up 418/5 with COW of 82%. West Indies weren’t expected to make a fight of this and 59/1 after 9 quickly turned to 100/5 after 16 as West Indies’ COW dropped to 26%. Indian spinners took advantage of the pressure to pick off the batsmen as they struggled to put up a fight. Ramdin was the sole saving grace as he defied the Indian with a fighting 96 and was the last man out as West Indies were all out of 265 to lose by 153 runs.

  1st Innings (India) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 10 overs: IND 63/0 IND 53% With both GG and Sehwag not
      in midst of runs it wasn’t surprising to see India start off slowly but they still managed to pick 63 runs in this period as their COW went up by 2% to 53%.
arrow 25 overs: IND 186/1 IND 63% GG and Sehwag notched up fifties
      as they helped India post first good opening stand of the series but GG was run out for 67 as India scored 123 runs to increase the COW by 10% to 63%.
arrow 40 overs: IND 311/1 IND 72% Sehwag and Raina both feasted on
      runs as the former brought up his century and latter a long due fifty and India smashed 125 runs in this period. India’s COW went up by 9% to 72%.
arrow 50 overs: IND 418/5 IND 82% 107 runs came off the last 10
      overs as Sehwag raced past the 200 mark before falling for a world record of 219. India ended with a record 418 runs on the board as their COW scaled by 10% to 82%.
  2nd Innings (West Indies : Target 419) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 10 overs: WI 64/2 WI 30% After early run out of Powell,
      Simmons and Samuels seemed to be up for a fight till Jadeja got rid of Simmons as West Indies scored 64 runs in this period to increase their COW by 12% to 30%.
arrow 25 overs: WI 145/7 WI 6% Things went from bad to worse
      as the debutant Rahul Sharma picked up a wicket in each of his first 3 overs as West Indies lost 5 wickets for just 71 runs and their COW crashed by 24% to 6%.
arrow 40 overs: WI 211/9 WI 1% Dinesh Ramdin fought a valiant
      battle even as wickets kept tumbling at the other end. Despite his efforts WI could score just 66 runs while losing 4 more wickets, their COW down 5% to 1%.
arrow 49.2 overs: WI 265/10 WI 0% Yet another defiant last wicket
      partnership was finally broken as Ramdin tried to reach that elusive maiden ton. West Indies were bowled out for 265 to lose the match by 153 runs and the series 3-1.

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