Zeenews Sports Bureau
Cuttack: India defeated the West Indies by one wicket in the first one-dayer to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. It was a humdinger of a match and this was how the final over of the day was played.
48.1 Sammy to Umesh Yadav, 1 run, this time he took the single, that was surprising, angling into the pads, Umesh Yadav clipped it to backward square leg, there was a slight fumble in the deep, but Aaron had over-run.
48.2 Sammy to Aaron, FOUR!!, probably the decisive hit. Short and wide outside off, Aaron reached for it and cut it past the fielder to square third man, it was well hit and the deep fielder had no chance of cutting it off, just 4 more runs were needed.
48.3 Sammy to Aaron, 1 run, another short and wide outside off, Aaron pushed it towards backward point, Pollard dived full length to his right, but couldn`t stop it, they got a single.
48.4 Sammy to Umesh Yadav, no run, fuller length delivery just outside off, Umesh Yadav initially wanted to play at it, but withdrew his bat at the last minute.
48.5 Sammy to Umesh Yadav, FOUR!!, it was unbelievable match, India won a humdinger, it was full and on the stumps, Umesh Yadav got forward and drove it past the fielder to long on, the fielder at mid on didn`t even attempt to stop it and once it went past him, it raced away to the boundary, Rohit Sharma was a relieved man and this tail-end duo clinched it for India.