Sehwag record India wins the series-3-1

Indore: Virender Sehwag smashed the top score in one-day cricket on Thursday as India flattened the West Indies by 153 runs to take a significant 3-1 lead in the five-match series.Sehwag hammer a brilliant 219 off 149 balls to pick up India to their best one-day total of 418-5, before the West Indies were bowled out for 265 in the fourth international.

Debutant leg-spinner Rahul Sharma tacked up three wickets in his first three overs as the tourist was outplayed despite an insolent 96 from wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.

Ramdin set on 64 for the last wicket with Sunil Narine (27 not out) previous to he was caught in the deep attempt to score his maiden one-day century.

Sehwag plunder 25 four and 7sixes during his 149-ball blitz, joining national Sachin Tendulkar as the only batsmen in history to score double-centuries in the 50-over format.

Sehwag motivated past Tendulkar's 200 not out - touching South Africa in Gwalior last year - in the 44th over when, on 197, he cut Andre Russell to the point fence.

He was at last dismiss in the 47th over when he was caught in the deep off Kieron Pollard and was clap off the field by the total West Indies team and some 30,000 glad home fans.

Sehwag's blistering knock help India surpass their previous highest one-day total of 414-7 against Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009. It was Sehwag's 15th three-figure tap in one-day cricket and the first since make 175 against Bangladesh in the chance match of the World Cup in Dhaka in February this year.

Sehwag, who is captain India in the series in the deficiency of the rested Mahindra Singh Dhoni, had managed just 46 runs in the before three matches.

But he found the right condition on the run-laden pitch at the Holkar pitch in Indore to strike form in advance of the Test series in Australia starting later this month.

Sehwag, who was dropped on 170 by West Indies captain Darren Sammy in the cover, put on 176 for the first wicket with Gautam Gambhir (67) and 140 for the second with Suresh Raina (55).

Left-hander Gambhir, who had scored 16 runs in the series, ruined the shackles to hit 11 boundaries in his run-a-ball innings during the rollicking chance stand.

Top Players Were Imprisoned For Spot-Fixing.

KARACHI, December 1- Pakistan cricket establishment have approved the setting-up of a "vigilance and security division" to fight altered form in the game, a month after three top players were jailed for spot-fixing.

Pakistan Cricket Board has been criticized for failing to conflict graft, painted by the sentence of former Test captain Salman Butt and pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer over their role in fixing part of a Lord's Test touching England last year.The Pakistan Cricket Board governing board met in Lahore on Tuesday and official the new branch, which it said would be headed by an older retired police or army officer."The allotment will be in charge for monitoring and supervision issues related to version and security," a PCB report released on Thursday said.

New PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said in the United Arab Emirates last month that stringent measures would be bring into place "so that our players, where they are, don't get in contact with people who try to pull them into such depressing activity."Pakistan cricket has been shattered by allegation of match-fixing since 1995 when Australian trio Shane Warne, Tim May and Mark Waugh supposed then captain Salim Malik accessible them bribes to underperform during a tour to Pakistan.

A judicial inquiry finished in life ban for Malik and paceman Ata-ur Rehman. It in addition fined Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Akram Raza.After the spot-fixing talk last year, the International Cricket Council came along hard on Pakistan, forcing them to form a truth committee to look into players' assets and behavior.

Ponting is Elephant in the Room, Sayed Chris Cairns

Sydney: earlier New Zealand Captain Chris Cairns called Australian big Ricky Ponting the elephant in the room' and said Cricket Australia (CA) requests to end his 16-year Test career.The famous all-rounder feels that Ponting's retreat is the best way forward for Australian cricket.

I don't think you can have two years averaging 27 as a No.3. I think it's his time. And when you look at the like of Mark Taylor, [Ian] Healy, Mark Waugh - they be told it was their time. And there's an elephant in the room at the second in Ricky Ponting that nobody is really address,' Cairns was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning bearer of news.

Cairns feel Ponting should retire after the second Test aligned with New Zealand in Hobart.Don't get me wrong, I've got the maximum respect for Ricky Ponting but there's a time and a place. And for me, his time and rest is Hobart in the second Test against New Zealand. That's to say, 'Thanks very much',' he said

Carins said Australian selectors needed to build the hard call on the soon-to-be 37-year-old.Australia for me was an unbending cricket nation, but I've felt there's been decision they make that have been compromise (in) the last couple of years. They've permitted Ricky to keep going since of his stature in the game and who he is,' Cairns said.

'But why must he have to make the call? At the end of the day, for me, Australia has all the time been about the team and what's best. He is following Bradman, Australia's greatest batsman, so they're organization it. But I just think it's an elephant in the room. I really do. Australia has got upgrading to do,' he said.


World champion India will count on their youthful stars to deliver when they take on fast-improving West Indies in a one-day series start in Cuttack on Tuesday.

India team:
Virender Sehwag (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Rahul Sharma.

West Indies Team:
Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Anthony Martin, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.


1Tue, 29 Nov 2011 02:30 PM IST

IND vs WIBarabati Stadium,                   Cuttack To be played2Fri, 02 Dec 2011 02:30 PM IST

IND vs WIACA-VDCA Stadium,             Visakhapatnam To be played3Mon, 05 Dec 2011 02:30 PM

IND vs WISardar Patel Gujarat Stadium,Motera To be played4Thu, 08 Dec 2011 02:30 PM IST

IND vs WIHolkar Cricket Stadium,          Indore To be played5Sun, 11 Dec 2011 02:30 PM IST

IND vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium,  Chennai To be played.

Australia in South Africa 2011 Complete Schedule

DateMatch Details
Oct 13 - ThS.Africa v Aus, 1st T20I16:00 21:30 Cape Town
Oct 16 - SuS.Africa v Aus, 2nd T20I12:30 18:00 Johannesburg
Oct 19 - WeS.Africa v Aus, 1st ODI12:30 18:00 Centurion
Oct 23 - SuS.Africa v Aus, 2nd ODI08:00 13:30 Port Elizabeth
Oct 28 - FrS.Africa v Aus, 3rd ODI12:30 18:00 Durban
Nov 09 - 13S.Africa v Aus, 1st Test08:30 14:00 Cape Town
Nov 17 - 21S.Africa v Aus, 2nd Test08:00 13:30 Johannesburg

West Indies in Bangladesh 2011, Complete Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime (IST)Place
Oct 11 - TueBangladesh v West Indies, Only T20I14:00Dhaka
Oct 13 - ThuBangladesh v West Indies, 1st ODI14:00Dhaka
Oct 15 - SatBangladesh v West Indies, 2nd ODI14:00Dhaka
Oct 18 - TueBangladesh v West Indies, 3rd ODI08:30Chittagong
Oct 21 - 25Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test09:00Chittagong
Oct 29 - Nov 02Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test09:00Dhaka