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West Indies elect to field
Deepti Patwardhan in Ahmedabad
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October 26, 2006 14:53 IST


There was a huge roar from the crowd as Brian Lara [Images] walked out for the toss with Rahul Dravid [Images] in the ICC [Images] Champions Trophy match at the Sardar Patel Gujarat stadium, Motera, in Ahmedabad, on Thursday.

The West Indies [Images] skipper, who was doubtful for the crucial game due to back spasms, won the toss and elected to field.

India went into the match with a four-pronged pace attack, with Rudra Pratap Singh replacing Ramesh Powar [Images].

In the first league match, the South African fast bowlers made a huge impact and led the team to a 78-run win over Sri Lanka [Images].

The West Indies made one change to their team, the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul [Images], who missed the last game due to food poisoning, came in for Wavell Hinds.


India: Rahul Dravid (captain), Virender Sehwag [Images], Sachin Tendulkar [Images], Yuvraj Singh [Images], MS Dhoni [Images], Suresh Raina, Ajit Agarkar [Images], Irfan Pathan [Images], Munaf Patel [Images], Harbhajan Singh [Images] and R P Singh.

West Indies: Brian Lara (captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan [Images], Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo [Images], Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh Jr, Ian Bradshaw, Runako Morton and Jerome Taylor [Images].

On field umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Daryl Harper (Australia)

Third umpire: Simon Taufel (Australia)

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