Can the Windies avoid an innings defeat tomorrow?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
November 16, 2011 8:27am CST
Given that West Indies are 195/3 chasing a mammoth 478 to make India bat again, do you think they will be able to avoid innings defeat tomorrow? Their batting seems to be improved in the second innings, but do they have enough fight in them to bat out probably the entire day tomorrow to try and save the match? I think India will wrap the match tomorrow and win by an innings to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. What are your views? Cheers! Ram
7 responses
• India
16 Nov 11
Hi ram_cv, I think that Windies should work harder and harder to avoid at least a defeat by innings, anyway they are going to loose this match, unless any extraordinary things happened. I could say that we should make them under pressure in the early part of the day itself. Team India have to make sure that the win should be in a well deserved manner.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 11
I think it would take an herculean effort from at least two Windies players. One such player could be Chanderpaul who has in the past played big innings. The other player could be Marlon Samuels. Cheers! Ram
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
17 Nov 11
Hi ram, What prediction we made yesterday showed their color today. I had said tat they would try to fight back. But as you have said one that partnership broke they lost the game.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 Nov 11
Yes, it did come true. I always think that Marlon Samuels is a very talented player. But somehow he still has not reached the next level of consistency!! Cheers! Ram
@Informer (803)
• India
16 Nov 11
Hi Ram, This is not going to be an easy thing for this windies team. I am not sure if they will be able to play till the tea time. But I want to see a bit fight from the side so that Indian Team should not take it easy.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 11
Yes, I think it is an uphill task for West Indies. The key would be whether the likes of Chanderpaul and Samuels can stay long. I think if India can get one of these two early, then the match is as good as over. Cheers! Ram
• India
16 Nov 11
Yes, this is going to a toughest chance for Windies. Especially in the morning condition, when the pitch will be in favor of the Pacers.
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@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
16 Nov 11
Well ram in my view the match depends on Chanderpaul performance. No one else in my view can save them from this situation. West Indies could have batting little better in the first innings but they have played poorly. Now it is saving time for West Indies in this test match. i will be surprised if they will be able to score those remaining 478 runs without Chanderpaul, if this guy is there then they can surprise Indian bowlers. But innings defeat is to happen for sure and would like to see Indian bowlers rap up the remaining 7 wickets..
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
17 Nov 11
Chanderpaul did stick around for some time in the morning. But the key was Bravo and Samuels. Both played very well with the former scoring a century, but the latter fell short of a century. Finally, India won the match by an innings and 12 runs. Cheers! Ram
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
16 Nov 11
Hi ram, You have raised a valid point here. Had a few more wickets fell then we could easily sum up that the WI would be defeated by innings. Now since they have still seven wickets, they would fight to save the game. This is all on the shoulder of our bowlers. Lets see what follows...
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
17 Nov 11
Windies did fight really hard to save the match. There was a century from Darren Bravo and a fighting half century by Marlon Samuels. But once their partnership was broken, the lost the match. They lost by an innings and 16 runs. Cheers! Ram
• South Africa
16 Nov 11
I think the only thing that will help the West Indies is rain!!! I cant see them passing the target to make India bat again. All they can do is to try put up a good performance - play for pride. Do you think Pragyan Ojha can take 10 wickets in the game?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 11
Yes, weather is one thing that can help the Windies. But I think with two days left in the game, it is highly unlikely that both days would be washed off. So the Windies will need to bat quite a significant amount of time if they have to save the match!! Cheers! Ram
@venkit (2957)
• India
16 Nov 11
i dont think Windies will avoid innings defeat. they require another 283 runs on the final two days of a test match in subcontinental conditions.Its difficult even for a good team, so surely India will win.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 11
Yes, first of all the subcontinental conditions. To add to it the Indian spinners seem to be on song. So yes it is a very difficult ask of the Windies players!! Cheers! Ram
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
16 Nov 11
It all will depend on how well the windies batsmen cope up with the conditions in the first hour of play tomorrow morning. as it is seen today, the wicket was much better to bat on later on in the day but early in the morning it was difficult to bat on. If Chanderpaul and Bravo resist the Indian bowling attack for the first hour they may be able to avoid innings defeat but the prospect of saving the match appears very remote.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 11
I think the key is definitely going to be Chanderpaul. If India can get him early like in the first innings, then the Windies will collapse. It would be good to see if Bravo can scale up to play a match saving innings. Cheers! Ram