There was no doubt that this would have been the weakest West Indian team that India would have faced in ages but my doubt is whether if the Indian team is good enough to beat even this West Indian team. I say some ordinary and at times baffling team selection pulled India down and we have yet to see a result. The chances of this match are as great as chances of not raining at Saint Kitts. There would be some excitement if Lara decides to declare the innings. I don’t think there is not too much in the West Indian bowling either which can claim India wickets twice, but then Indian batsmen flounder often so won’t stick my neck and say this is cake walk for Indian batsmen.
Sehwag is inconsistent; then Gayle is a Gayle.
If one talks of Sehwag and Gayle they are together linked with inconsistent. There is inconsistency in the runs they score but there is no inconsistency in the power they use to score. They both are stand and deliver stuff.
Good opening spell undone.
Munaf and Sree Santh started well. The ball thud into Dhoni’s gloves and there was an extra movement and carry. Gayle though had different ideas he hammered a sixer and a boundary in a Sree Santh over. He hammered 5 sixes and 8 fours in all of 83 runs and would be kicking himself not to register a ton. He and Ganga put on a first wicket stand of 143 runs before Munaf dismissed Gayle. The agony continued for Indian bowlers as Sarwan walked out of pavilion and bad form. He is all about touch and so good to watch . At the days end West Indies were 207 for one.
Day two: Same story.
Ganga and Sarwan kept on the temp and agony continued. Munaf was hit for 25 in an over. Six fours and a no ball. He came back to bowled Ganga who played on and Lara who was trapped in front. The West Indian score read 356 for 3. West Indies racked upto 420 for 5 before rain stopped play.