Bolstered by their dramatic come-from-behind win in the last game, India will look to keep the winning momentum going when they meet West Indies in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Friday on what is expected to be a pacy track.
Dejected at missing out on his maiden ODI ton for the "24th time" in 93 matches, West Indies opener Devon Smith said the Indian bowlers came back brilliantly to halt the visitors, who were cruising along at one stage in the second ODI here.
Despite staging a remarkable recovery act to level the series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not at all satisfied with his team's effort as he feels that there are "few things missing" in their game and the boys need to "pull up their socks".
India relied on their bowlers to stage a remarkable recovery scripting a comfortable 48-run win in the second cricket One-day international against the West Indies to level the five-match series 1-1, here on Saturday.
Team India is all set to play in its last home series before the 2015 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand from February. India are hosting a long series against West Indies, consisting of five ODIs, one off Twenty20, followed by three Tests.
Veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra and talented youngster Unmukt Chand put up impressive performances as India A made short work of the touring West Indies side in the first of the two warm-up one dayers here on Friday.
He became a household name when he fetched a whopping Rs 3.75 crore at the IPL auction for domestic players, but 26-year-old Karn Sharma feels that his maiden India call-up will only encourage him to do well at the next level and make a name for himself as an all-rounder.
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra bagged four wickets to spell trouble for the hosts as India A checked Australia A to 288 for seven on the opening day of the second and final unofficial Test at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday.
After losing their 10-match winning streak at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 36th match of the Indian Premier League to be played at the Rajib Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Delhi Daredevils on Saturday paid the price for shoddy batting as they virtually crashed out of the IPL losing to Sunrisers by eight wickets via D/L method in an encounter interrupted by intermittent showers.
Sunrisers Hyderabad kept themselves in the top-four race as they crushed Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs on the back of an inspiring bowling performance in an Indian Premier League clash, here on Thursday.
Describing Sunrisers Hyderabad as a balanced side, the team`s chief coach Tom Moody and mentor Kris Srikkanth today exuded confidence of a successful campaign in the upcoming Indian Premier League starting April 16 in Abu Dhabi.
Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka`s maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, leg-spinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks.
In the second semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20, India will lock horns with South Africa on Friday at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. So far, the spinners have played a major role in the fifth-edition of coveted tournament and are expected to play a crucial in today`s game as well.
Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on thursday said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself.