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West Indies in India 2013-14

Gibson demands more from batsmen

Nov 10, 2013: Ottis Gibson, the West Indies coach, has stressed the need for his batsmen to apply themselves more, especially if they continue with the five-batsman combination

Nagraj Gollapudi

India cricket

Shami's rise from small-time club to country

Nov 9, 2013: Seven years ago, Tousif Ali sent his 16-year-old son, Mohammed Shami, from Sahaspur in Uttar Pradesh to Kolkata. The young bowler's story is one of faith and trust

Sidharth Monga in Kolkata

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

How Shami succeeded at Eden

Nov 8, 2013: The ball was moving towards the shiny side, but most of Mohammed Shami's wickets came not with the traditional full-reverse length, but from just short of a length

Sidharth Monga at Eden Gardens

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

'We were beaten on the mental side' - Sammy

Nov 8, 2013: Darren Sammy was unhappy with the brittleness of West Indies' batting and the lack of pressure applied by the back-up bowlers

N Hunter in Kolkata

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Ashwin underlines his batting potential

Nov 8, 2013: As a Test batsman, he has looked more assured and solid than some of the replacements India have tried for Sourav Ganguly

Sidharth Monga at Eden Gardens

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Five-for on debut, and fifth consecutive Test win for India

Nov 8, 2013: Stats highlights from India's fifth consecutive Test-win, at the Eden Gardens

Shiva Jayaraman

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Dhoni lauds 'fantastic' Shami

Nov 8, 2013: MS Dhoni has lavished praise on debutants, Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma, after they played starring roles in India's innings victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Ojha's knee of steel, and eagle-eyed Dhoni

Nov 8, 2013: Plays of the Day from day three of the Kolkata Test between India and West Indies

N Hunter in Kolkata

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Shami's nine give India innings win

Nov 8, 2013: West Indies collapsed from 101 for 1 to 168 to plummet to a heavy defeat inside three days at Eden Gardens

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Shillingford shows why he is WI's best Test spinner

Nov 7, 2013: Unfortunately for Sunil Narine's supporters, Shane Shillingford, based on his performance today, has put a full stop on the debate: he is West Indies' best spinner in Tests

N Hunter

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

'I knew there will be a time when the runs will flow' - Rohit

Nov 7, 2013: A mature Rohit Sharma talks of how he tackled a disciplined West Indies bowling attack on a tricky Kolkata pitch

Sidharth Monga at Eden Gardens

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Rohit hits the highest on debut at the Eden

Nov 7, 2013: Stats highlights from the second day's play of the Eden Gardens Test between India and West Indies

Shiva Jayaraman

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Rohit passes the Test with honours

Nov 7, 2013: The more desperate Rohit Sharma got for a Test cap, the further it slipped from his grasp. But when he did get his chance, Rohit showed no anxiety, working hard for his runs and playing astutely against the West Indies bowlers

Sidharth Monga at Eden Gardens

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

The Best route to popularity

Nov 7, 2013: Plays from the second day of the first Test between India and West Indies in Kolkata

N Hunter

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day

Rohit debut ton, Ashwin fifty lift India

Nov 7, 2013: Rohit Sharma led a recovery with a debut Test hundred along with MS Dhoni and R Ashwin after Shane Shillingford reduced India to 83 for 5

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Shami's swing the revelation

Nov 6, 2013: Mohammed Shami relied on his strength - swing - to fetch four wickets on debut. His contest against the best West Indies batsman was the most compelling

N Hunter

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Talented yes, but where's the nous?

Nov 6, 2013: West Indies' reckless batting granted India a huge advantage on the first day

Sidharth Monga at Eden Gardens

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Shami's reverse-swing a honed art - coach

Nov 6, 2013: Mohammed Shami picked up four wickets on Test debut, but the fact that he bowled three of his victims with sharp reverse swing did not surprise his childhood coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Bhuvneshwar has Gayle's number

Nov 6, 2013: Stats highlights from the first day's play of the Eden Gardens Test between India and West Indies

Shiva Jayaraman

India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Tendulkar's scalp, Eden Gardens' gaffe

Nov 6, 2013: Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between India and West Indies in Kolkata

N Hunter
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