Match Over - West Indies won by 11 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 02 Jul 2017, 15:00 SAST
  • Winner: West Indies
  • Man of the Match: JO Holder


  • Umpire1: CB Gaffaney
  • Umpire2: JS Wilson
  • Third Umpire: HDPK Dharmasena



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

West Indies



Overs: 49.4 / 50.0


5.30pm This series is still alive. West Indies can still square it. India will need to rethink a few things - possibly their combination too - going into the final match at Sabina Park on Thursday. All to play for. Do join us for that game. Until then, goodbye!

Jason Holder (he's the Player of the Match too): "Extremely pleased with the guys. It took a big effort. Credit must go to all the bowlers. I thought the fielding was very supportive. We knew we could beat India. Just needed some application. Throughout the series we've spoken about taking new-ball wickets. India's top order has been doing well. It's all about getting Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat as soon as possible. I want to make a special mention of Kesrick Williams - showed a lot of maturity in his second game, showed a lot of heart as well. Batting is an area of concern. We were thinking 250 was the par score on this ground. I always believe in myself. I thought I was doing fairly well in the series so far. Only cricicism was at the back end. Roddy Estwick told me not to try too many things and just stick to my plans, and that's what I did."

Virat Kohli: "We bowled really well to restrict them to 189. Our shot selection wasn't up to the mark. Losing crucial wickets at crucial stages. You've got to keep up the momentum through the game. Credit to the West Indies bowlers. They created those dot balls that induced those mistakes. It felt a bit two-paced. Apart from that I don't think there was anything else in the pitch. The bowlers were on the mark, and the fielders as well. With the bat we faltered and that can happen in this game. We just have to put this behind us and come back fresh for the next game."

Gulzar Ahmad : "Hi i am from Lahore and here is 2 AM. That was so bad chase which i seen froom Indian team and keep it mind one thing that India's last 3 defeats came from rank 7, 8 and 9...."

Sidharth Monga's report is nearly up, by the way. I can tell you that it begins with the line: "The wine is oxidising fast." Ouch.

Rishab Jain: "Final over vs Rabada, final over vs Bravo, final over in Zimbabwe, first and last IPL match 2017 and many more... he is no longer able to finish matches. Batting skill is deserting him!"

Anekant: "What was the need for "taking this deep"? A chase which would have been over in 40 overs even considering the slow pitch, has turned out to be this debacle. Undue respect shown to the bowlers. Whatever happened to the Bevan-style rotation of strike !" -- Like I said, I'm not sure he was "taking it deep" by design. It seemed like an innings where he simply stopped timing the ball.

Avnish Anshu: "Never seen MSD look so glum and dejected after a match. Not even after the CT final. This was a match he was supposed to have won for his country by all means and yet..." -- Yup. Dejected is the word. He was sitting with his pads still on, watching vacantly as the final over unfolded.

Mazhar Shehzaad: "To be honest, low, comfortable chases are boring. Such low scoring anticlimax sort of games are good for cricket. Otherwise why else would i be watching it in a remote town of Peshawar (Pakistan) at 2 am in the morning."

Tushar: "Two brainfades from Jadeja in two matches now."

Abhishek Gupta: "Tell me Karthik.. How many comments have flown in comparing Dhoni's innings with Gavaskar's infamous 36" -- Quite a few. I've just been too caught up typing in ball descriptions to publish them.

5.10pm I haven't seen too many stranger matches than this one. Like someone commented earlier, a close match arising from a battle between two teams playing quite badly. But West Indies kept themselves in the game with some excellent bowling and fielding, and, barring that over from Chase, some good plans too, right from the time Holder and Joseph bowled seven-over new-ball spells and didn't spread the field after the 10th over.

Did India take it a little too easy? Could Rahane have shown more urgency? Perhaps. Could Dhoni? Definitely, but I don't think his low scoring rate was down to design; his innings, at one point, descended into one of those horrible days when nothing goes right. What do you do under such circumstances? This, remember, is a man who scored a near run-a-ball 78 in the previous match, on what seemed a more difficult pitch.

49.4JO Holder to Mohammed Shami, OUT, No run, five-for! Holder's won it for West Indies! A full-toss on off stump, not the greatest ball he's bowled, but why would he care? Makes himself room, Shami, looks to hit over extra-cover, but can't clear the fielder. Side-on replays show it's just below waist-high, and that's when he's taken a stride forward.
49.3JO Holder to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, in the blockhole again, on the stumps. Clears his front leg and slogs and only manages a bottom-edge towards short fine leg.
49.2JO Holder to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, too full to get any elevation. Full and straight, he clears his front leg and swipes, all along the ground, to long-on.
49.1JO Holder to UT Yadav, OUT, No run, bowled him! Off-stump yorker and Umesh slogs all around it. They check for no-ball but Holder's foot is totally fine. This is his fourth wicket. 4 for 25 in 9.1 overs..
End of over 49. 2 runs this over. 176/8 after 294 balls.
MS Dhoni 54 (114b 1x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 10-0-29-1
Kuldeep Yadav 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 3 runs this over. 174/7 after 288 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 9-2-25-3
MS Dhoni 53 (111b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 6 runs this over. 171/6 after 282 balls.
RA Jadeja 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 9-0-27-0
MS Dhoni 51 (109b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 6 runs this over. 165/6 after 276 balls.
RA Jadeja 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 8-2-22-2
MS Dhoni 49 (107b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 4 runs this over. 155/5 after 267 balls.
HH Pandya 18 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) AS Joseph 8-2-42-2
MS Dhoni 48 (106b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 14 runs this over. 149/5 after 263 balls.
HH Pandya 16 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) RL Chase 1-0-14-0
MS Dhoni 47 (104b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 4 runs this over. 135/5 after 258 balls.
MS Dhoni 41 (101b 0x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 8-0-21-0
HH Pandya 9 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 3 runs this over. 131/5 after 252 balls.
MS Dhoni 39 (97b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 10-0-29-1
HH Pandya 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 1 runs this over. 128/5 after 246 balls.
MS Dhoni 37 (92b 0x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 7-0-17-0
HH Pandya 6 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 127/5 after 240 balls.
MS Dhoni 37 (87b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 9-0-26-1
HH Pandya 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 5 runs this over. 125/5 after 234 balls.
HH Pandya 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 8-2-38-2
MS Dhoni 35 (81b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 3 runs this over. 120/5 after 228 balls.
HH Pandya 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 8-0-24-1
MS Dhoni 34 (80b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 1 runs this over. 117/5 after 222 balls.
HH Pandya 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 10-1-31-1
MS Dhoni 32 (76b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 4 runs this over. 116/5 after 216 balls.
HH Pandya 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 7-0-21-1
MS Dhoni 31 (71b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 112/4 after 210 balls.
KM Jadhav 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 9-1-30-1
MS Dhoni 30 (69b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 3 runs this over. 109/4 after 204 balls.
MS Dhoni 30 (69b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 6-0-17-0
KM Jadhav 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 4 runs this over. 106/4 after 198 balls.
MS Dhoni 30 (65b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 8-1-27-1
KM Jadhav 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

They're going to have drinks. I'm definitely having some drinks. Karthik will take you through the rest of this epic.

End of over 32. 1 runs this over. 102/4 after 192 balls.
KM Jadhav 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 5-0-14-0
MS Dhoni 27 (60b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Amey: "Very unfortunate for Rahane. When the spike was visible, on the right screen ball had not reached to the bat and when there was another spike, bat had already passed the ball in the left frame. The umpire must have concentrated on only one frame at the time of spikes. " --- Conclusive evidence, my friend. Is what was needed.

End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 101/4 after 186 balls.
KM Jadhav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 7-1-23-1
MS Dhoni 26 (56b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 99/3 after 180 balls.
MS Dhoni 25 (54b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 4-0-13-0
AM Rahane 59 (88b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Anshul: "Its late night here in India, need to have good sleep for office day tomorrow. I trust you and your team, Varun, to see India through this game and win comfortably. Good night." --- Give us a go, Anshul, and we'll finish it in 20 minutes.

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 95/3 after 174 balls.
AM Rahane 57 (85b 7x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 6-1-21-0
MS Dhoni 23 (51b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anekant: "This is excruciating cricket ! I feel that life is getting sucked out of me one dot ball at a time. I dont think it is that tough to score runs as is being made out by these two."

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 92/3 after 168 balls.
AM Rahane 56 (81b 7x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-0-9-0
MS Dhoni 21 (49b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 88/3 after 162 balls.
AM Rahane 53 (77b 7x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 5-1-18-0
MS Dhoni 20 (47b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 3 runs this over. 85/3 after 156 balls.
AM Rahane 51 (74b 7x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-0-5-0
MS Dhoni 19 (44b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Saif: "@WIFan, indeed "I'm not convinced" usually is. But on occasion there can still be some doubt in the umpire's mind. A strong appeal could once play on that doubt and win a favorable decision; but maybe that is less likely now."

End of over 25. 2 runs this over. 82/3 after 149 balls.
MS Dhoni 18 (42b 0x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 6-0-16-0
AM Rahane 49 (69b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Imran: "Is it really tough batting out there? These 2 are going at 3 runs an over and if this continues for another few overs, we would be facing an uphill task of scoring over 6 per over with the likes of Holder and Joseph bowling the final overs" --- Batting isn't tough, no.

End of over 24. 2 runs this over. 80/3 after 144 balls.
MS Dhoni 18 (38b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-2-0
AM Rahane 48 (68b 7x4 0x6 ) more

33 off 68, this partnership.

End of over 23. 1 runs this over. 78/3 after 138 balls.
AM Rahane 47 (65b 7x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 5-0-14-0
MS Dhoni 17 (35b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 77/3 after 132 balls.
MS Dhoni 16 (31b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 4-1-15-0
AM Rahane 47 (63b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 74/3 after 126 balls.
AM Rahane 46 (61b 7x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 4-0-13-0
MS Dhoni 14 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Saif: "I wonder if DRS has weakened the appeal of the appeal -- on the umpires. While the confidence of the shout could once convince the umpire to rule in the fielding team's favor, the DRS option might now make him think, "I'm not convinced and so I'm going to say no -- let them review this if they are so confident.""

End of over 20. 8 runs this over. 73/3 after 120 balls.
AM Rahane 46 (60b 7x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 3-1-12-0
MS Dhoni 13 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Divy: "While it's been baffling that Roston chase hasn't been bowled so far, it's never too late to make amends. Especially now when West Indies still have a chance. They have not been able to do much about Rahane's resolute defense, maybe a bit of Chase, with his uncharacteristic action might help. "

End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 64/3 after 113 balls.
AM Rahane 39 (56b 6x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 3-0-11-0
MS Dhoni 11 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kaushik: "In reply to vikram:I take your point mate but as of now they're following a set template and it looks good which reflects in their consistent form in shorter formats.You don't have to explode from the top everyone has a own unique way of doing things."

Vijay Kumar: "@Vikram, agree to disagree, firstly we do not need to follow the same template as others, second Yuvi is not a realistic option for 2019 WC and beyond. Best part of our middle order is that they can fit into any slot, and the reserves are not too shabby either, KL Rahul, Pant, etc..."

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 63/3 after 108 balls.
MS Dhoni 11 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 2-1-4-0
AM Rahane 39 (51b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 59/3 after 102 balls.
AM Rahane 38 (49b 6x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 2-0-10-0
MS Dhoni 8 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16.  A maiden over! 53/3 after 96 balls.
MS Dhoni 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 1-1-0-0
AM Rahane 36 (45b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 53/3 after 89 balls.
AM Rahane 36 (44b 6x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 1-0-4-0
MS Dhoni 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 1 runs this over. 49/3 after 84 balls.
AM Rahane 35 (42b 6x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 7-2-16-1
MS Dhoni 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 48/3 after 78 balls.
AM Rahane 35 (39b 6x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 7-2-33-2
MS Dhoni 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 42/2 after 71 balls.
KD Karthik 2 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 6-2-15-1
AM Rahane 30 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 38/2 after 66 balls.
KD Karthik 0 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 6-2-27-1
AM Rahane 29 (35b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10.  A maiden over! 33/2 after 60 balls.
KD Karthik 0 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 5-2-11-1
AM Rahane 24 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9.  A maiden over! 33/2 after 54 balls.
AM Rahane 24 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 5-2-22-1
KD Karthik 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 33/2 after 48 balls.
KD Karthik 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 4-1-11-1
AM Rahane 24 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 32/2 after 42 balls.
KD Karthik 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 4-1-22-1
AM Rahane 23 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6.  A maiden over! 25/2 after 36 balls.
V Kohli 3 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-1-10-1
AM Rahane 16 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 11 runs this over. 25/1 after 30 balls.
AM Rahane 16 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 3-1-15-1
V Kohli 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 14/1 after 24 balls.
AM Rahane 8 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-10-0
V Kohli 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3.  A maiden over! 10/1 after 18 balls.
V Kohli 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 2-1-4-1
AM Rahane 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 10/0 after 11 balls.
S Dhawan 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-6-0
AM Rahane 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
S Dhawan 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 1-0-4-0
AM Rahane 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
AM RahaneC SD Hope B D Bishoo60917065.93
S DhawanC JO Holder B AS Joseph570071.43
V KohliC SD Hope B JO Holder3120025
KD KarthikC SD Hope B AS Joseph2190010.53
MS DhoniC AS Joseph B KOK Williams541141047.37
KM JadhavC SD Hope B AR Nurse10140071.43
HH PandyaB JO Holder20211195.24
RA JadejaC R Powell B JO Holder111110100
Kuldeep Yadavnot out 260033.33
UT YadavB JO Holder0100-
Mohammed ShamiC RL Chase B JO Holder120050
Total 178/10
AS Joseph9.024625.11
JO Holder9.422752.79
KOK Williams10.002912.9
D Bishoo10.013113.1
AR Nurse10.002912.9
RL Chase1.0016016