West Indies in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v West Indies

India won by an innings and 126 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

9.27am The Bharat Army has Sachin's image on an India flag as the big screen counts down to the first ball. T-minus 150 seconds and counting.... And Sachin slips back into the dressing room to replace his usual floppy hat with a special one presented to him by MS Dhoni to commemorate his playing 200 Tests. And Sachin leads the India team out. T-40 now... And the last ten seconds are counted down by India's cricketers.. Rohit Sharma was in there, Virat Kohli was in there, Shikhar Dhawan was in there and the final second was counted down by Dhoni. So let's play ball. Chris Gayle, in his 99th Test and Kieran Powell will open for West Indies as the chants get louder. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball. Three slips and a gully in place

Our mysterious N Hunter is at the Wankhede and says there are huge queues outside the ground and every single gate. It started quite early in the morning and their progress into the stands has been stalled because of heavy police frisking

blesson: "All Sachin's record might be broken, but will never hear the comments from mom "Switch off the TV & go to study, Sachin is out" ... will miss you :-("

alok: "Airlines' personnel are calling my name out! And I am watching Sachin live from Los Angeles International Airport! I guess passengers on my flight are not going to be happy about the unwanted delay!!!! But here it is from me, "Sachiiiin!!! Sachiiiin!!! Sachiiiin!!!""

Anirudh Murali: "Already there are lots of comparisons on who is better Bradman or Tendulkar, so if Sachin scores today he might be considered the better one :p" I wonder...

PRATEEK PRASANNA: "Favourite to-be Memory: Managing a cricinfo post in Sachin's last match ! And yes, you do deserve a special mention in this amazing journey. Thank you Cricinfo :)"

Ah, so there is someone who is happy with India bowling. Bhavya: "Nice thing dhoni opted to bat.. Can have full night sleep in NY before classes tomorrow"

And if that isn't enough, Nagraj Gollapudi, takes us on a comprehensive journey - the meticulousness with which Sachin Tendulkar prepares for a match.

9.14amOnly about 15 minutes until the first ball is bowled in this huuuuuge match. And in case you are drying up on the Tendulkar emotion, here is an account of the Mumbai groundsmen on the man and their association with him.

And the chants are already up at the Wankhede. "Sachiiiiin Sachin, Sachiiiiin Sachin" It is a warm day (understatement) in Mumbai but already a bit of crowd is gather. Hopefully the stadium will be jam packed, even if India are bowling first.

Varun Kumar: "I will be watching every second of this Test and infact watching live right now all night here at Nashville, USA. My fav Sachin Moment is his winning runs against Eng at chennai in 2008 after those attacks which showed how much it meant for him, us and nation - it showed his healing power to us!!!"

Ruchit Vachhrajani: "Damn you Dhoni! I made all the arrangements, called friends, had cups of tea just to watch india (Sachin) batting tonight (it's night here in US)! You won the toss and elected to field??? Are you serious???"

9.02pm Oh, look here. N Srinivasan is at the toss, to present a specially minted coin. Heads is the call as Dhoni spins it, and it is a tail. India have won the toss and will bowl first. It is an unchanged XI for India, as Dhoni expects the spinners to come in handy on day three and four when the pitch will offer a bit of extra bounce. He says the pitch will offer help for both seamers and spinners, even if they come on early on. He's amazed at Sachin's longevity, including IPLs and Champions Leagues and they are focussed on the match, with a little help from Sachin himself and the support staff.

West Indies have made two changes, Narsingh Deonarine and Shannon Gabriel come into the XI in place of Sheldon Cottrell and Veerasammy Permaul. It seems they have opted for a bit of batting strength at the cost of a bowler. Darren Sammy hopes his openers can survive the opening spell. He highlighted Chanderpaul playing his 150th Test along with Sachin's 200th and hoped his players can soak in on the atmosphere and play well.

sid: "My earliest Sachin memory was of the 92 WC .. I was harly 10ys old and dont rem much of the WC .. but clearly remember how he'd got everyone worried of what use would the MoS award which was a car do to him as he wasnt old to drive ..!!! Will miss the Genius!"

Deepesh Mittal: "Sachin debuted 10 days before the birth date of my younger brother (DOB 28th Nov 1989), he has completed his schooling, college and now he is working but jesus SRT is still in business....!! ;)"

ravi: "Fave memory: Waiting for it to happen in this test."

Neelabh Shankar: "Wat a grt time ..Sachin's 200 ...Shivi's 150 and Gilly's bday ..Children's day ....this calls for a big celebration ...hope thats a century and a five wkt haul for Sachin ...:-D" Good spot, Neelabh. Allow me to add my wishes as well. Happy Birthday, Gilly!

8.55pm Hold up, you guys. Just long enough for me to squint and make sure I get the toss right. Coming up in a few minutes. While you are cursing me, please watch out for our brand new series, Match Point, with two of Sachin's Mumbai and India team-mates, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajit Agarkar, which will go live momentarily. Bet there are going to be a few stories told there.

Dootika: "Sachin memory: Each and every one of his straight drives."

Sriram: "Fav Sachin moment: When my coach asks who do you want to become. It's unanimous from the team "SACHIN"

Hydro: "Most endearing Sachin moment, his comeback.. days after his father's sad demise during World Cup match... overcoming emotions with sheer dedication.. it was inspiring and exemplary..."

Time for a trek back into the past, with Sidharth Monga and Amol Karhadkar, as they visit the maidans in Mumbai where the master took his first steps into this beautiful game

Anuj: "Last time sachin Reached 200(against South Africa), cricinfo server crash down due to heavy traffic!!! hope you guys are prepare for this 200.." A few fail-safes are in place, but with Sachin you never know.

Anton: "Most endearing Sachin moment? Well, there are many. But a special one would be that last ball of the day wicket of Moin Khan.. That'll even make Shane Warne proud!!"

8.41 pm Pitch report time and we have Shaz and Waz out there. Both say win the toss, field first. There is a bit of dampness in the pitch. Wasim Akram is actually surprised at this pitch. There will be something there in the first two hours and Ravi informs that even in first-class and club cricket, if you pitched it up, you could have the opposition three or four down. There will be swing, there will be seam and there will be a little turn as well. Remember what Monty Panesar did to India the last time he played here?

Mohak Dalesh: "Q. My most endearing Sachin memory from childhood? A. My entire childhood."

And it wouldn't be quite so appropriate to skate over another important landmark that will come to pass in this Test. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his unique stance, bull-headed defense and sudden aggression will turn up for his 150th Test. Nagraj Gollapudi captures the reasons for the man's success.

As I wade through all of this - most of which are Sharjah-related - it seems appropriate to put up the Indian captain's remarks. MS Dhoni believes he has seen a first in his time as an Indian cricketer in the lead-up to this historic match.

Ishan: "i think the biggest legacy sachin leaves behind is that ironically after carrying the indian batting alone for more than a decade, the indian batting as much wont miss him much after his retirement. its a testomony to the collosus effort this great man put in to make india a batting giant it is today. thanks sachin. with you retiring after this match, my childhood is officially over."

The eerie coincidences continue as well. Vivek Raja: "Wouldn't be a full circle if the match got over on Nov 15, that would be exactly 24 yrs for Sachin Tendulkar?"

Ram Mandadi: "My favourite Sachin's Ad is the one where the kids wear Sachin's mask and when Sachin's unmasks them and smiles. That is worth a billion smiles." I remember that one. Good pick, mate

Mathan: "My unforgettable memory on Sachin is hist 1999 Chennai test. In superstition, none of our friends who were watching the television moved an inch during last hours of the match.. Sachin would've cried more than we did after India losing that match so narrow!! My salute to the master is tonight's sleep sacrifice and watching the legend from New York!"

Shiva: "I would love Sachin to be part of every department of CRICKET in this TEST match - Bowling, Batting, Keeping, Fielding, Captaining and if ICC permits UMPIRING as well. Thats how you could possibly make this a memorable FAREWELL though it seems remote at least the last dept."

"Just imagine if dhoni allows sachin to open and the cheers of crowd fo their god.. Didn't get a tiket so expecting some photographs of SRT entering the ground. Please make me a part of this farewell.". We'll try our best, Abhishek. You can bet on that

Aalok: "Alagappan Muthu: Are you feeling special commentating on the last match of Sachin? Did you ever think you'll be the chosen one?" I'll have to admit, I was hoping for it after my quest for tickets ended in failure.

But the morbid humour doesn't stop. Good on you, guys. We want all sorts of comments. This is Teja in response to Amit: "And Dhoni declaring when Sachin is batting.. :D"

Pavan : "Those sixes in sharjah against australia. hope to see those shots again in this match."

American Cricket Fan: "When i first saw Tendulkar during the 2011 WC, (wasn't interested in Cricket before) and i remember his Century against England in the tie game at like 327 or something like that"

Balpreet: "I still haven't picked my jaw up from the ground after seeing *that* six off Shoaib in Centurion all those years ago."

Flood alert! Venu: "Most memorable childhood moment of Sachin was from his debut series against Pakistan...the way I jumped with joy seeing him thrashing Qadir for sixes is something I can never forget."

But wait, amid all of this there is a match to be played. There is a set of 11 players who have been vocal about their intentions to be party poopers. Abhishek Purohit wades through all the aspects that come together to set-up this match in his preview.

If only for a bit of mischief, Amit M Patel: "Just imagine the kinds of things would happen if Dhoni dropped Sachin in this match."

Sri: "For Sachin the whole nation and world cricket lovers are emotionally marching towards the reality of his last test match, but the greatness and legacy your left behind for the future to speak does not end here....."

Abhijit Sakhare: "I tried a lot but could not get the match ticket…. Now my last hope…. I hope my comment gets published and help me to be a tiny part of Tendulkar farewell…"

And first proof of just how we cannot get enough of this man. Ankit Gupta from New Zealand has this suggestion : "Shouldn't ICC have made this a timeless test? Just another way to give a special farewell to SRT!"

So come on, people. Flood me with your comments What was your most endearing Sachin memory from childhood?

There should have been so many things I should have noted, but somehow the first thing that strikes my mind is the date: November 14. We celebrate children's day in India today and a man with whom so many have grown up with is retiring. Hmm.. Happy coincidence?

8.15am It is here. Twenty four years later, it is actually is here. I'd certainly never thought it was going to happen and were I to be honest, I don't think I wanted it to happen, but that bittersweet moment is here. The beginning of the end, the final salvo and every other corny cliche I can think of - The final Test of one Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. And ESPNcricinfo, as ever, is here to bring you everything relating to his match imaginable.

0.1

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, a full inswinger and the ball is clipped away and look who fields it, the ball is already following Sachin as he collects it safely at wide mid-on

0.2

Kumar to Powell, 2 runs, looks to be a slightly slowish outfield as the full length ball angled across the left-hander is steered fine of the point fielder

0.3

Kumar to Powell, no run, goes off the inside half of the bat as he comes forward to block the full length ball on middle and swinging to leg

0.4

Kumar to Powell, no run, beaten. Appreciable seam movement there as the ball pitches just outside off and goes away a little further. Powell hung his bat out, shouldn't have done that

0.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, and this time he drives on the up. It was on a full length inviting the shot but as an opener he should be a little more tight. Beaten outside off again

0.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, and it is finished with a solid drive down to mid-on and the crowd recognises the fielder and throws out a huge yell. Sachin mania at its peak

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0
KOA Powell    2* (5b)      B Kumar    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    1* (1b)     

They're (We're) everywhere! Nikhil thomas: "Well... it will be rare of us... but you will feel good to see a FAN OF SACHIN FROM ICELAND......."

Manish Thaduri: "The common rooms of our hostels will not be the same anymore!"

Shami will share the attack and he has a forward short leg, in addition to the three slips and gully

1.1

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, lazy shot from Gayle. He pokes at that full length ball angled across him and cannot put bat to ball

1.2

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, 1 run, keeps it nice and full as Gayle pushes it off the front foot into the covers

1.3

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, a little seam inward this time. This is a pretty good start by India and a pretty good shot from Powell too as he gets back behind it and presents a straight bat

1.4

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, oh, that was close too. But he got his bat in front of his pad just in time. Another pitched up inswinger and well handed by the batsman.

1.5

Mohammed Shami to Powell, 1 run, soft hands allows for a quick single. Goes half a stride forward and pushes it in front of cover as Shikhar Dhawan tries his best but comes in second

1.6

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, left alone to end the over. Full and swinging away and Gayle wanted absolutely nothing to do with that

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 5/0
CH Gayle    2* (4b)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-2-0
KOA Powell    3* (8b)      B Kumar    1-0-3-0

2.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, swings away a touch, a leading edge towards cover as he aims to play that towards midwicket

2.2

Kumar to Powell, no run, gets the ball to move away outside off stump, left alone

2.3

Kumar to Powell, FOUR, superbly driven by Powell, that was full from Bhuvneshwar, Powell doesn't really get forward much, just a half-step but he connects perfectly as he pushes that through mid-off

2.4

Kumar to Powell, no run, not as confident from Powell this time, he was looking to leave that one but is late to raise the bat and it deflects off the blade towards gully

2.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, slants away outside off, left alone by Powell

2.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, beauty from round the wicket, Bhuvneshwar has the ball snaking around, Powell looking to defend this length ball outside off, he gets forward trying to block but is beaten by the movement, past the outside edge and through to the keeper

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 9/0
KOA Powell    7* (14b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-7-0
CH Gayle    2* (4b)      Mohammed Shami    1-0-2-0

3.1

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, big appeal for lbw, Shami is convinced but then bowlers usually are, Gayle goes well back in the crease as he looks to defend that, but he is struck high on the pad, height might be the problem there, though the TV commentators suggest there is an inside-edge, looked pad-first to me though

3.2

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off

3.3

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, FOUR, utterly effortlessly done by Gayle, no foot work, just makes sure he makes superb contact with the ball angling across him, pushed through extra cover for four

3.4

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, doesn't seem very keen to get forward here, stays in the crease and blocks this short of length delivery

3.5

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, 1 run, short of length ball, 139kph, on the pads, worked away towards backward square leg

3.6

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, opens the face as he looks to play that length ball on off and middle, guides it towards point

Himanshu Jansari: "Sachin memory: My fights with my elder brother to watch Cartoons but allow him to watch the match when Sachin come to bat as per our agreement.."

End of over 4 (5 runs) West Indies 14/0
KOA Powell    7* (15b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-7-0
CH Gayle    7* (9b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-7-0

4.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, another lbw appeal as Gayle decides against offering a shot , a short of length ball that jags in, Gayle was well out of the crease there, and it struck him well above the knee roll, not out as the umpire rightly judges

4.2

Kumar to Gayle, 4 leg byes, slides this in towards the pads, Gayle looks to glances that towards fine leg, can't get bat on it but it doesn't matter, off the pads for four leg byes

4.3

Kumar to Gayle, 2 runs, Gayle striding down the track to counter the movement

4.4

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, length ball on the pads from over the wicket this time, defended to the leg side and a quick single is taken, not often you see that when Gayle is in the middle, especially in a Test match

4.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, outside off from round the wicket, easy leave that for Powell

Prashant: "Even in Singapore , we had a full page for Sachin in today's news paper . just felt proud to be a Sachin Fan and an Indian."

4.6

Kumar to Powell, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, clipped towards deep square leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) West Indies 22/0
KOA Powell    8* (17b 1x4)      B Kumar    3-0-11-0
CH Gayle    10* (13b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    2-0-7-0

Srinivas: "My most endearing Sachin moment : I woke up at 3 in the morning to see Sachin smashing a 49 ball 83 in his first match as opener"

5.1

Mohammed Shami to Powell, 1 run, clipped to deep fine leg as the batsman rides the in swing available. Shami's keeping the ball nice and full and the seam position is quite upright

Tushar Verma: "Are you guys kidding me! You all are liar. there can't be just one favourite moment about Sachin."

5.2

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, big away swinger, but it started a little too far outside off to incite the batsman into a shot

5.3

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, 1 run, tucks him up this time with a back of a length delivery, wanting the batsman to play and play Gayle does, working it off his hips to long leg

5.4

Mohammed Shami to Powell, 1 leg bye, ah, he strays again. Too easy for Powell as the strike rotates continuously. This one was back of a length but well outside leg stump

Pritesh Bhoumick: "According to the batting averages of all West Indian batsmen in India, WI should get 251 on board!"

5.5

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, no run, struck just above the knee and he's hurt! Struck him right at that one little point where there is no protection - just above the pad and just below the thigh pad. Gayle clutches his right leg as the length ball on leg stump beats his intended clip to midwicket

5.6

Mohammed Shami to Gayle, OUT, caught at gully, and Shami's dream run continues. West Indies' big man is gone. It was back of a length, tucked him up for room. There was a little away movement and Gayle poked at it, with very little feet, got the shoulder of the bat and the ball lobbed to the left of gully where Rohit picks up a smart catch

CH Gayle c Sharma b Mohammed Shami 11 (24m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

Darren Bravo comes in to bat, with a highest score of 195 v India. He'll want to repeat that

End of over 6 (3 runs) West Indies 25/1
     Mohammed Shami    3-0-9-1
KOA Powell    9* (19b 1x4)      B Kumar    3-0-11-0

Round the wicket straight away

6.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, angled it into the batsman and there was a gentle bit of movement away, Powell watches it carefully and lets it go

6.2

Kumar to Powell, no run, full length on off stump and he blocks down the ground

6.3

Kumar to Powell, no run, ample swing on offer for Bhuvi. Puts it on a good length just around off stump and makes it jag away from the bat. Powell though was wary of it and allowed it to pass to the keeper

6.4

Kumar to Powell, no run, gets forward and keeps his bat and pad together as he keeps this full length ball out

Gaurav: "My Sachin moment: Bunking my Uncle's marriage in the middle, going to unknown person's home to watch Sachin bat in World Cup 2003 against Sri Lanka."

6.5

Kumar to Powell, 2 runs, oh, the maiden is ruined and more importantly the pressure is released as this one is back of a length on the batsman's pads and he works it off to long leg

6.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, pitches it almost at yorker-length but Powell, eyes almost as big as Murali's, digs it out to cover to end the over

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 27/1
KOA Powell    11* (25b 1x4)      B Kumar    4-0-13-0
DM Bravo    0* (0b)      Mohammed Shami    3-0-9-1

7.1

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, short ball at 146 kph! Look at that! And it was right over the middle stump as well. What a welcome to Bravo, but he is up to it, ducking beneath the line of the ball

7.2

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, 138 kph, muted appeal as the in-swinging, full length beats the bat as he looks to clip it away to leg and gets struck on the front pad. He was on the back foot, but it would have slid down leg

7.3

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, 139 kph, shortish on middle and leg and he rises to his full length to get back behind it

prankur : "sachin the great : sachin is the only cricketer whom we pray not to get out and to score a hundred even in higlights"

7.4

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, FOUR, excellent way to get off the mark. Ample timing there from Bravo as he uses the pace of the bowler to work him behind square leg with the minimum of effort

7.5

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, oh, goes on the first bounce to R Ashwin at first slip! A lovely delivery, shaping away after pitching on a full length on off stump. He had to play at that and the ball shaves the outside edge but drops short of the fielder

7.6

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, exploits the same angle, but this one is a little shorter than before and the batsman has an easier time learning from his mistake as he lets this go

News trickling in is that the ground is 40% full.

End of over 8 (4 runs) West Indies 31/1
DM Bravo    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-13-1
KOA Powell    11* (25b 1x4)      B Kumar    4-0-13-0

8.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, oh, unnecessary shot. Big away swinger from Bhuvi again and he was drawn into the on-the-up drive through the covers. Second time he's been tempted like that and this time too the ball beats him

8.2

Kumar to Powell, no run, on a good length on off stump and it's hit solidly down the ground

8.3

Kumar to Powell, no run, pitches on leg stump and seams just a shade away but the batsman accounts for it and blocks

8.4

Kumar to Powell, no run, goes for a slash, but has no luck in connecting. Short ball from Bhuvi, with a lot of room. He goes for the cut and it looked like he did not hold anything back. Powell would be disappointed to have missed that

8.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, squirted away to gully as the full length ball shapes away after pitching and squares up the batsman as he looks to meet it

8.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, third time beaten in the same over! This was back of a length, but the ball still nibbles just a little bit away. Powell goes for a push into the off side off the back foot, but his luck only ensures he doesn't nick it

End of over 9 (maiden) West Indies 31/1
KOA Powell    11* (31b 1x4)      B Kumar    5-1-13-0
DM Bravo    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    4-0-13-1

Prachi: "Since India started playing tests in 1932 till now (its 81 years), India has played 474 tests. Sachin has played 200 of those! 42% is a very huge proportion for a single person!"

9.1

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, on a full length, using the angle across the left-hander, who isn't interested in it

9.2

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, blocked to gully with an open face. Just back of a good length as he forces the batsman into his crease.

Kapil: "Coming to the match.. its sad to see WI so underprepared for an international game. Gayle/Powell cannot put away balls on their pads. Chasing wide deliveries in first hour. Gayle could have easily left that. I wonder if he actually values his stint as WI player"

9.3

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, 1 run, on the pads this time. India have been a little generous with that ball, I think, possibly in search for the in-swinger. The batsman tucks it away to long leg

9.4

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, goes full and gets a little movement in as the batsman looks to work it away to leg again, but doesn't manage to

9.5

Mohammed Shami to Powell, FOUR, oh that was crisp. Half-volley on leg stump and Powell stays back and gets good enough contact to send it flying to the midwicket boundary

9.6

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, another inswinger to end the over as the batsman looks to flick it away but misses

End of over 10 (5 runs) West Indies 36/1
KOA Powell    15* (34b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-18-1
DM Bravo    5* (9b 1x4)      B Kumar    5-1-13-0

10.1

Kumar to Bravo, no run, another appeal from the Indians, but this was off the pad. Dhoni was leaping full length down the leg side, parallel to the ground, and was the first to go up. But the full-length inswinger on the pads had nothing to do with the bat

10.2

Kumar to Bravo, 2 leg byes, back of a length on the pads again and Bravo was looking to tuck it behind square on the leg side. He doesn't get bat to it, but the ball brushes his thigh pad and runs away to the boundary

10.3

Kumar to Bravo, no run, returns to the staple line outside off stump and gets a lot of away swing in the process as the ball is left to the keeper

10.4

Kumar to Bravo, no run, full and swinging away, Bravo is happy to let it go again

10.5

Kumar to Bravo, no run, he should get just a little closer to the stumps, but I guess when he does he strays down leg. This one was full and started outside off and kept on moving away

10.6

Kumar to Bravo, no run, and just as I thought, his attempt to get closer to the stumps ends up being on the pads of the batsman, enough to flick it as it goes to Dhoni behind the stumps

End of over 11 (2 runs, maiden) West Indies 38/1
DM Bravo    5* (15b 1x4)      B Kumar    6-2-13-0
KOA Powell    15* (34b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    5-0-18-1

11.1

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, beautiful ball outside off, Powell is beaten as he looks to defend that down the track, that short of length ball jags away just a touch to zip past the outside edge

11.2

Mohammed Shami to Powell, 1 run, length ball well outside off, slapped towards cover

Debasish: "My Sachin Moment: His first ODI Hundred in Colombo in 1994. For some reason, I thought that it would be his only chance to get to 3 figures in ODI. May be he took it personally and has proved me wrong for 19 years since."

11.3

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, beaten once more, the ball snakes away just a touch, back of a length once more, past the outside edge once more

11.4

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, FOUR, length ball angling across, Bravo had to reach out for that a bit but that is gracefully driven through covers for four, cue Lara talk

11.5

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, short of length and outside off, shoulders arms

11.6

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, fuller this time, just outside off, Bravo happy to leave it to the keeper

Guruprasad S: "Sachin's brief but absolute dominance over McGrath and Lee in ICC Mini World Cup, Nairobi, 2000, and in the first ODI in Bangalore, March 2001 stand out in my mind. Commentators said that Sachin was treating McGrath like an off-spinner."

Shasi: "My Fav moment : I broke my leg by jumping off from Sofa after Sachin got out in 1996 world cup against Srilanka."

End of over 12 (5 runs) West Indies 43/1
DM Bravo    9* (19b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-23-1
KOA Powell    16* (36b 2x4)      B Kumar    6-2-13-0

12.1

Ashwin to Powell, no run, an lbw appeal off Ashwin's first ball, hit just above the knee roll, Powell had a big stride in, hit just in line with off stump, umpire says not out

Peter: "Re Prachi (10th over): Mahela Jayawardene has played in 138 of Sri Lanka's 222 Tests = 62%."

12.2

Ashwin to Powell, no run

Ashwin bowling round the wicket this over

12.3

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run, length ball is worked towards midwicket for a single

12.4

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, length ball is blocked watchfully, ball drops dead at the batsman's feet

12.5

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, a touch short, quickly onto the backfoot, stabs that towards point

12.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, nicely bowled by Ashwin, flights that and spins across, defended towards the off side

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 44/1
DM Bravo    9* (22b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-0
KOA Powell    17* (39b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    6-0-23-1

13.1

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, Shami steaming in even in his seventh over, back of length once more, just outside off, past the outside edge

13.2

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, too far outside off, no worry for the batsman

Kanad Maitra: "Hero Cup Semi Final Final Over the discussion - Sachin is given the ball - I slap my forehead and go "why him" - nobody says a word to me or all around Eden Gardens E Block. The over finishes - never felt happier after listening to such "choicest" words from people I have never seen in my life or ever will."

13.3

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, short of length on middle stump, defended down the track

13.4

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, short ball down the leg side, 144kph, not quite the right line

13.5

Mohammed Shami to Powell, 1 run, length ball is pushed towards cover

Anand: ""My Sachin Moment", couple of them actually, first one, Sachin moved to leg side, Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe bowler) followed him, tried to york him but still Sachin managed to come under the ball for a straight six, just superb! And the second one, of course the six by hook to Andrew Caddic in 2003 world cup."

13.6

Mohammed Shami to Bravo, no run, short of length ball outside off, left alone, time for drinks

There's a headline on our homepage reading 'Nehra strikes in Mumbai'. That's from our live Ranji blog. Check it out.

End of over 14 (1 run) West Indies 45/1
DM Bravo    9* (23b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-24-1
KOA Powell    18* (44b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-1-0

Divakar Reddy: "Is there any improvement in the crowd.....u said 40% full a while ago....pls tell me it's close to full atleast" Its still standing at 40% according to latest updates as Ashwin continues around the wicket with two slips and short leg

14.1

Ashwin to Powell, no run, speared into the pads, the quicker pace making the batsman miss it as the ball runs off the pad into the leg side

14.2

Ashwin to Powell, no run, full length ball on off stump and it is blocked into the off side

14.3

Ashwin to Powell, no run, a little slower and a little more flight as the batsman comes forward and blocks

14.4

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run, whipped off the back foot througn midwicket. Some bottom hand in that as the ball was a little shorter and gets a little grip and turn

14.5

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, goes on with the arm, and the batsman stays back to quickly block

14.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, 80 kph, flighted ball around off stump and it is met at its pitch with a drive to cover

End of over 15 (1 run) West Indies 46/1
DM Bravo    9* (25b 2x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-2-0
KOA Powell    19* (48b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    7-0-24-1

vamshis: "Why is it that the indian pacers who shine for a brief period fade out? Zaheer is the only bowler in recent times Balaji, Irfan Pathan and Praveen kumar are the noteworthy names in this list. I'm certain many other names will be added in due course of time." Well, hopefully these two don't feature in that list

15.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, was playing all around that one, but the swing was always taking it down the leg side and there was a giant inside edge too. Full length ball is talking a lot this morning

15.2

Kumar to Powell, 1 run, swinging in again, this one off a good length which allows the batsman to go back and clip it behind square on the leg side

15.3

Kumar to Bravo, no run, angles it across the left-hander and there is good swing away from the bat, which of course is safely stowed away above the batsman's head as he leaves

15.4

Kumar to Bravo, no run, another full length ball, more out swing, the batsman leaves again

15.5

Kumar to Bravo, no run, bounces short of second slip this time. M Vijay was going down on one knee to try and get his hands underneath Bravo's edge off the full length outswinger, but you can't catch it off one-bounce

15.6

Kumar to Bravo, no run, oh, a lovely ball to end the over. This time the away swinger is pitched around middle and off, the perfect line and the batsman does well too as he watches it pass to the keeper

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 47/1
DM Bravo    9* (29b 2x4)      B Kumar    7-2-14-0
KOA Powell    20* (50b 2x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-2-0

16.1

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run, length ball, going on to the batsman's pads as he works it into midwicket off the back foot

16.2

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, 85 kph, a little shorter and he goes quickly back to cut straight to point

16.3

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, tossed up at 85.1 kph, and he comes forward and defends

short leg is now at silly point

16.4

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, good length ball on middle and turning to off as he goes back to block

16.5

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, appreciable flight again and this time it gets the batsman to drive. The ball would have gone in the air towards the covers had it not been for Pujara stationed close-in on the off side, who was struck as he looked to take evasive action

16.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, pushed through quicker and the batsman gets behind it just in time to push it down the ground

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 48/1
DM Bravo    9* (34b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-3-0
KOA Powell    21* (51b 2x4)      B Kumar    7-2-14-0

17.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, the flick doesn't work again as the good length ball on leg stump thuds into his pads

17.2

Kumar to Powell, no run, dropped That was carrying comfortably and Ashwin fumbles it badly at first slip. The ball hits him on the wrist. I guess the ball was coming a little higher than he expected, but that was no excuse for reacting so late. It was a genuine edge taken off a length ball that swing away

17.3

Kumar to Powell, 1 run, on a length and on the pads as he works it away to long leg

17.4

Kumar to Bravo, no run, loud appeal for leg before as the batsman fails to offer a shot. There was a bit of inswing as well which the batsman had not counted on. The impact was a little high though, and so it is judged by umpire Kettleborough

17.5

Kumar to Bravo, no run, oh, that has to be close! Has to be, but Kettleborough is unmoved again. It was fuller than the last one, but the batsman was outside his crease and it was striking him on the knee-roll as well. So looks like its an excellent decision in the end

17.6

Kumar to Bravo, no run, swings away after pitching on a length on off stump. The batsman leaves

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 49/1
DM Bravo    9* (37b 2x4)      B Kumar    8-2-15-0
KOA Powell    22* (54b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-3-0

18.1

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and it is driven calmly into the covers

18.2

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, flighted on off again and it is defended easily

18.3

Ashwin to Bravo, SIX, Oh, that was impressive. He got to the pitch of the ball with a giant stride forward, and with that whirling backlift, whacks it inside out over cover. Magnificent shot

18.4

Ashwin to Bravo, FOUR, its a two-for-one deal. This was held back a little but that did not stop Bravo essaying a strong square drive which pierces the infield. Delicious strikes

18.5

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, flighted on off stump and this is defended carefully

18.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, good end to the over as he directs a full length ball on off which is blocked

End of over 19 (11 runs) West Indies 60/1
DM Bravo    19* (42b 3x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-14-0
KOA Powell    23* (55b 2x4)      B Kumar    8-2-15-0

19.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, too short and far too wide outside leg stump to interest Powell

19.2

Kumar to Powell, FOUR, strays on the pads again, this one on a length and all Powell had to do was get a little feather on it and the ball runs away to the long leg boundary

Leg slip comes into play

19.3

Kumar to Powell, no run, much better. This was full and on a wicket-to-wicket line as the batsman presents a straight bat

19.4

Kumar to Powell, no run, 129 kph and that is more like it. The batsman fishes for the ball, which was pitched on a fullish length pitching on off and then seaming further away. Beaten

19.5

Kumar to Powell, no run, outswinger again and Powell was drawn into it again, but was able pull his bat back just in time as the length ball goes to the keeper

19.6

Kumar to Powell, no run, on the pads this time as he goes for a flick shot, but this one too evades the bat as it takes the thigh pad and goes off to the keeper. Mild appeal, but nothing in it

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 64/1
KOA Powell    27* (61b 3x4)      B Kumar    9-2-19-0
DM Bravo    19* (42b 3x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    4-0-14-0

aravindh: "@alagappan muthu: Who dropped the catch??" Ashwin at first slip

Over the wicket as Bollywood hero, Aamir Khan slips into the commentary box

20.1

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and turning away as he gets behind it and blocks

20.2

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, full length ball outside off driven to the covers

20.3

Ashwin to Bravo, FOUR, turn on offer, but gully has been moved. Would have gone straight down his throat as Bravo goes for an extravagant cover drive and gets a thick outside edge

20.4

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, flighted on middle again as he steps forward and keeps it out

20.5

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, holy moly, would you look at the bounce on that! Dhoni had to take it near his chest as the ball turns right across the batsman who was plodding forward with a defensive bat

gully is back in

20.6

Ashwin to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and it is pushed through the covers for a single

Rakesh: "Looks like WI have won this session. MSD should have batted first. Now that both these batsmen are negotiating the bowling with relative ease, the question is why didn't we bat first ?"

End of over 21 (5 runs) West Indies 69/1
DM Bravo    24* (48b 4x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    5-0-19-0
KOA Powell    27* (61b 3x4)      B Kumar    9-2-19-0

21.1

Kumar to Bravo, no run, 131 kph, full length swinging away, this is where Bhuvi has to be even though the batsman refuses to be drawn into a stroke

21.2

Kumar to Bravo, no run, oh, but he doesn't stay there long. This was down the leg side and the batsman is disciplined enough not to play again

21.3

Kumar to Bravo, no run, better, returns to an off stump line and the batsman is wary of the swing he is getting and lets it go

21.4

Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, on middle and leg and Bravo tucks it away through midwicket for a single

21.5

Kumar to Powell, 3 runs, goes fuller this time and he makes sure to keep his pad away from the arc of his bat as he whips the ball through midwicket. Tendulkar chases it down from mid-on and elicits a big roar

21.6

Kumar to Bravo, FOUR, french cut for four! Now that is where you pitch and in swinger, but Bhuvi has not had luck going his way. First he had a catch dropped and now he has to watch the back of a length ball which seams into the batsman very late, who looks quite awkward as he looked to defend

End of over 22 (8 runs) West Indies 77/1
DM Bravo    29* (53b 5x4 1x6)      B Kumar    10-2-27-0
KOA Powell    30* (62b 3x4)      R Ashwin    5-0-19-0

22.1

Ashwin to Powell, SIX, oh, effortlessly hoisted. He came down the track, got to the pitch of the ball and simply lifted it over the head of mid-on and it sailed away.

22.2

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run

22.3

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, pitches on middle and turns away, Bravo is brave enough to let it go to the keeper

22.4

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, tossed up on off stump and it is blocked with a straight bat

22.5

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, ample turn now for Ashwin as Dhoni has to reach out to his right to collect this full lenght ball outside off. The batsman leaves it alone

Sushant: "@Rakesh.. Dhoni thinks if India batted first, they have bowl twice... WI is likely be not able to save follow on..Let WI bat first and third... Indian bowlers are happy."

22.6

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, flatter and quicker as this ball carries on with the arm as Bravo goes back and blocks

End of over 23 (7 runs) West Indies 84/1
DM Bravo    29* (57b 5x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    6-0-26-0
KOA Powell    37* (64b 3x4 1x6)      B Kumar    10-2-27-0

23.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, squirts off the outside edge as the full length ball with just a little bite of away movement goes off to gully

23.2

Kumar to Powell, 1 run, back of a length on the pads and he tucks it behind square on the leg side

23.3

Kumar to Bravo, no run, full and on the pads this time, and the batsman cannot get it away past midwicket

23.4

Kumar to Bravo, no run, 135 kph bouncer, but the batsman is quick to duck beneath

23.5

Kumar to Bravo, no run, angles across the left-hander who is still not tempted to play considering it was going well wide of off stump

23.6

Kumar to Bravo, no run, gets back behind that full length ball, and though he was playing from the crease, used a straight bat

Kapil: "Still don't agree with WI selection this game as well. Had Narine played Kolkata Test, WI would have taken lead in 1st innings. Looking at the turn Ashwin's getting. Would have loved to see Narine bowl with Shillingford. Narine should have played for Sammy with Samuels/Ramdin captaining"

End of over 24 (1 run) West Indies 85/1
DM Bravo    29* (61b 5x4 1x6)      B Kumar    11-2-28-0
KOA Powell    38* (66b 3x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    6-0-26-0

24.1

Ashwin to Powell, no run, not as much turn as the last over, as he pitches it outside leg at a good length and it strikes him on the thigh pad

24.2

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run, uses his feet to meet the pitch of the ball and just chips it over the top to long-off

24.3

Ashwin to Bravo, no run, 85.2kph, flighted on middle and off as he steps forward and keeps it out

24.4

Ashwin to Bravo, OUT, he walks! Big outside edge as Dhoni leaps off his feet after collecting a good, sharp catch. It was tossed up on leg stump, so he had to play at that. But this time there was turn and bounce and Bravo's cheery little innings comes to a close

DM Bravo c †Dhoni b Ashwin 29 (78m 63b 5x4 1x6) SR: 46.03

Marlon Samuels is the new man, and he has slip, leg slip and short leg in place

24.5

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, flighted on middle and off as he goes right forward to block

24.6

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, leaps off the shoulder of the bat past where silly point would have been, but M Vijay, despite having made good ground can't reach it. Could have been two in the over as that ball bounced viciously. it was on a fullish length, but Samuels was completely taken aback as he moved back to defend

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 86/2
MN Samuels    0* (2b)      R Ashwin    7-0-27-1
KOA Powell    39* (68b 3x4 1x6)      B Kumar    11-2-28-0

25.1

Kumar to Powell, no run, fullish ball on and around off stump as the batsman blocks

25.2

Kumar to Powell, 1 run, goes a little more fuller, and a little more closer to off stump. The batsman plays close to his body as a thick outside edge runs down to third man

25.3

Kumar to Samuels, no run, 128 kph, fullish length outside off stump and once Samuels had gauged that he was not going to play at it

25.4

Kumar to Samuels, no run, 126 kph and the in swing that he got made Samuels look rather lethargic. There was gap between bat and pad as he looked to defend and got an inside edge

25.5

Kumar to Samuels, no run, keeps it full and on the off stump corridor as Samuels tightens his technique and leaves

25.6

Kumar to Samuels, no run, oh, and he pokes at that. It was an excellent away swinger, if only a little too wide outside off stump. The movement beat the outside edge

End of over 26 (1 run) West Indies 87/2
MN Samuels    0* (6b)      B Kumar    12-2-29-0
KOA Powell    40* (70b 3x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-0-27-1

26.1

Ashwin to Powell, 1 run, worked away with a closed face of the bat as short leg fields the ball, which was bowled on a good length on middle

26.2

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, tossed up outside off and turning in but it started outside off and was safely left alone

26.3

Ashwin to Samuels, no run

26.4

Ashwin to Samuels, no run, loud shout for leg before as the ball was pitched just outside off strikes him in line, but Samuels had a giant stride forward and that would have sailed over the stumps

26.5

Ashwin to Samuels, 1 leg bye, and that was a similar ball as Samuels looked to defend but the ball turns more than he expects and lobs off his front pad towards fine leg

26.6

Ashwin to Powell, FOUR, way too full to sweep, but he somehow manages to get underneath that and get enough power to slam it to the square leg boundary

End of over 27 (6 runs) West Indies 93/2
KOA Powell    45* (72b 4x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    8-0-32-1
MN Samuels    0* (10b)      B Kumar    12-2-29-0

Mohammed Shami returns

27.1

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, 135 kph and he beats the new batsman straight away with a peach of an outswinger. Samuels was reluctant to move his feet and as such his poke at the ball was quite feeble. He's lucky not to get an outside edge

27.2

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, that began a little too outside off stump and Samuels is happy to let the full length ball go to the keeper

27.3

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, 138 kph, squares him up with late away movement as he opens the face of the bat and plays it with soft hands. That was the saving grace as the back of a length ball is run down to the slip cordon

27.4

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, and it goes right to Shami's script: upright seam, pitches on off and seams away, Samuels attempts to defend but is beaten. This has been a delightful over

Samuels takes a moment to compose himself as he adjusts his pads

27.5

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, 139 kph, covers his stumps and opens the face of the bat to run it to gully. It was on a full length outside off stump again but the batsman was not looking come forward

priyank: "Powell is a really good prospect for windies. The difference between him and bravo is that he always looks to rotate the strike whereas bravo is more of a block block block hit block block block hit player. I am sure Bravo can take a cue from Powell's batting."

27.6

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, 139 kph and the away swinger to end the session. Samuels has not looking too convincing in his short stay at the crease and this time as well he is tempted to chase at that back of a length ball outside off

For those worried about the state of the Sachin Tendulkar tribute flood: Anvesh Reddy: "#WhenIWasAChild i used to watch Sachin's Batting Instead of Cartoons..."

12.01 pm But for those who haven't managed to find a way into comms, here's your chance to pick the brains of Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajit Agarkar. Tweet your queries to them with "#matchpoint and you might find a place on the tea or stumps show

pogpiglet: "@Waqaas Rumani: nothing to coach with slip fielding. It's all practice." But then again, that is self-coaching, isn't it?

Jiten Surtani: "Day 1-Session 1 - Balance, Session 2 - Hopefully India, Session 3 - Hopefully India, Day 2 - Sachiiin ! Sachiin !"

With the Test match on ice, it's a good time to catch up on what's happening at the Ranji Trophy in our live blog. Sachin's side, Mumbai have begun quite well. They have lost one wicket but the ever-reliable Wasim Jaffer is going strong. While Parvez Rasool is rollicking along at 94 off 96 balls against Himachal Pradesh. Talk about a captain's knock.

Waqaas Rumani: "To put it modestly, India's Slip fielding of this current generation is not much inspiring. I will prefer the ball flying for a catch anywhere but the slips. India needs to consider identifying potential slip fielders in this test team and the coach needs to work on them. Get experts like Dravid and Laxman itself to coach them. Else BK and Shami will never have a record justifying how well they are bowling. Dhoni might as well can do away with the slips if the catching is so bad !"

11.31 am That is Lunch, but do stick around the site for a while. Our new series, Match Point is coming at you in a few. So the predictions from the pitch report rang true. There was swing all through the morning for the seamers, with Shami using it especially well. But all said and done, West Indies have done quite well to go into lunch only two down. They would have preferred Darren Bravo to have remained in the middle, he was looking rather promising, but Ashwin got one to bounce - another thing discussed before the start of the match - to dismiss him. Kieran Powell has been excellent for West Indies in the morning session. He was a little jittery around the off stump early on but his patience has helped West Indies greatly.

End of over 28 (maiden) West Indies 93/2
MN Samuels    0* (16b)      Mohammed Shami    8-1-24-1
KOA Powell    45* (72b 4x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    8-0-32-1

12.05pm All set for the second session. West Indies will be happy with how the first session went - after being put in, losing only two wickets is a reasonable return. Interesting this was the amount of spin and bounce, Ashwin got late in the morning session. Shillingford would have been watching with interest.

Three men round the bat for Ojha. Rags: "This is a serious disrespect to Chanders. No one have even menthioned/thought about his 150th match. He is also a GIANT" Send in your favourite Chnaders moments people.

28.1

Ojha to Powell, 1 run, starts by pushing the ball to the leg side for a single

Samuels bangs the bail in as he takes guard. Two slips, short leg and short cover in place

28.2

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, Samuels is off the mark, pushes a full ball towards extra cover for a quick single, Samuels is hit on his legs by the throw from Bhuvneshwar

28.3

Ojha to Powell, no run, on the pads this time, a touch short, defended off the back foot

28.4

Ojha to Powell, no run, too far down the leg side, Powell looks to sweep but misses

28.5

Ojha to Powell, 1 run, 'Catch it,' is the call as the ball is defended towards square leg

28.6

Ojha to Samuels, no run, some turn there to encourage Ojha, pitching outside off and spinning away

dheeraj: "my best shivi moment... 6 off last ball off vaas :D"

Utkarsh Sharma: "First time when I saw Chanders taking guard against Srinath, it took me some time time to figure out that he is a Left-Hander."

End of over 29 (3 runs) West Indies 96/2
MN Samuels    1* (18b)      PP Ojha    1-0-3-0
KOA Powell    47* (76b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    8-1-24-1

Three slips in place

29.1

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, Shami pitches it up from over the wicket, driven firmly off the front foot towards mid-off

Sameer : "I dont have one specific Chanders moment, all are the same. Wander all across the stumps, and block. LEGEND!"

29.2

Mohammed Shami to Powell, no run, pitched up and outside off, left alone by Powell

Chetan: "Chanders and Sarwan batting together created a cringing feeling for the opposition! They just played on..."

29.3

Mohammed Shami to Powell, 1 run, length ball on the pads, whipped behind square leg

Chetan D: "My favorite Chanderpaul moment is when he was present in Sachin's 200th Testh Match. :D" Ha Ha!

Four slips and a gully. Not often you see that with an Indian quick operating

29.4

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, Shami tries to get that cordon in play by bowling it wide outside off, trying to tempt Samuels, who lets it go

Tahir Khan: "His unbeaten 116 against India in Dominica in 2011. I reckon the best innings of Chander i have ever seen....."

29.5

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, Shami still getting the ball to swerve away outside off, again Samuels isn't forced into playing at it

Ishan: "Fav chanders moment - his rocking partnership with sarwan while chasing the record 400+ against australia"

29.6

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, this time he is on offstump, 137.5kph, pitched up and Samuels has to play this, defended to the off side

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 97/2
MN Samuels    1* (21b)      Mohammed Shami    9-1-25-1
KOA Powell    48* (79b 4x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    1-0-3-0

30.1

Ojha to Powell, OUT, plenty of flight from Ojha, gets it to dip sharply, Powell looks to whip that pitched-up delivery to the leg side, he only ends up giving a catch to short leg, bat and then pad, once again Powell gets a start but doesn't make it count, India have their third

KOA Powell c Dhawan b Ojha 48 (128m 80b 4x4 1x6) SR: 60.00

Here's the man we are talking about - Chanders walks in, with the West Indies innings need some stability.

30.2

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, down the leg side, 'Howzzat' asks dhoni after collecting that on the second attempt, no bat involved

Srini: "My fav Chander moment was the innings he played in 96 WC semi final until Warnie came and twisted the match around"

30.3

Ojha to Chanderpaul, SIX, Wow! just wow! second ball of the innings, and the man known for ability to grind out time in the middle, dances down and slams that over midwicket for six, who saw that coming?

30.4

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked along the ground to midwicket for a single this time

30.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, on the pads, defended

30.6

Ojha to Samuels, 3 runs, this time it is Samuels who decides to go for the big shot, he doesn't connect as well as Chanders, inside-edge close to the bottom of the bat but he gets away with it, it flies behind point

Prabhu: "My take on Chanders is a bit long to mention on the commentary... Recollect a commercial on TV years ago... A footballer is knee injured and this multinational company shows how is taken through all the divisions of the company... turbo aviation ... medical electronics... communications... finally the player is back on the soccer field... all the fans in chorus thank the man responsible... and he says " I am doing my Job "!!!!... Thats exactly is what Chanders is doing.... no unwanted hype on heroism.

End of over 31 (10 runs) West Indies 107/3
MN Samuels    4* (23b)      PP Ojha    2-0-13-1
S Chanderpaul    7* (3b 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    9-1-25-1

31.1

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, a full ball on legstump, almost a yorker, squeezed out by Samuels who stays in the crease as he plays that

31.2

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, a leading edge this time, Samuels looking to whip that length ball to the leg side, ball rolls towards off

31.3

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, defended by Shami, who is attacking the stumps a lot more in this over, not getting carried away by the four slips and gully field

31.4

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, pitched up and that is firmly driven towards mid-off, a roar from the crowd as Tendulkar fields, that bounced more than SRT expected and the ball hits him on the chest

narendra: "30.3 Ojha to Chanderpaul, SIX , In the current match is my favorite chander moment, Seriously."

31.5

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, beautiful from Shami, a short of length ball just outside off stump, hint of away movement, Samuels hangs on the backfoot and looks to force that through the off side, he's beaten

31.6

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, slightly wider this time, Samuels once again goes for the flamboyant drive, the away-goer has him beaten again, terrific bowling from Shami, the batting is not as sharp from Samuels, could have easily nicked two in this over

End of over 32 (maiden) West Indies 107/3
MN Samuels    4* (29b)      Mohammed Shami    10-2-25-1
S Chanderpaul    7* (3b 1x6)      PP Ojha    2-0-13-1

32.1

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul, unorthodox as ever, as he pushes that one to the leg side for a single

32.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, on a length well outside off, Samuels looking to defend, edges it, played with soft hands so that bounces before reaching slip

32.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, on the pads this time, Samuels doesn't get bat on it

32.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, strides forward as he defends to the off side

32.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, solid defence once more, getting his front foot forward, keeping bat and pad together as he blocks

32.6

Ojha to Samuels, no run, guides this one in the direction of point, a probing over from Ojha is negotiated

Milan Patel: "Chanderpaul is an ultimate example of substance over style. And those more celebrated swashbucklers he has long since overtaken are enormously grateful for every last obstinate over."

Preetpaul: "We are talking about Chanders and no mention of the iconic Black strips under his eyes...!"

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 108/3
MN Samuels    4* (34b)      PP Ojha    3-0-14-1
S Chanderpaul    8* (4b 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    10-2-25-1

Three slips for Chanders

33.1

Mohammed Shami to Chanderpaul, no run, short of length ball, 137.5kph, Chanders gets behind the line and defends

Veturi Sarma: "For people struggling to remember Chanders' fav moment, he has given one right now and saved them all the troubles. What A Legend!!!"

33.2

Mohammed Shami to Chanderpaul, 1 run, pitched up and that is worked towards midwicket for an easy single

Jose : "Every time Chanders converted a potential win for India into a draw, had been moments, I hated his dourness. I lost count of such moments. When India was not at the receiving end, such moments were my thoroughly enjoyable moments; moments I could poke fun at coaches who teach the "right" way to take a stance!"

33.3

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, good stuff this as the Shami v Samuels battle continues, short of length and just outside off this time, Samuels allows it through to the keeper

33.4

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, slants it in from wide of the crease, it was full and heading for the stumps, Samuels defends

Kalyan: "My fav Chanders moment: When he scored 150 in an ODI against SA and completely overshadowed the flamboyant Hooper (who also scored a hundred in the same innings)"

33.5

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, short of length ball on 135.1kph, moving away just outside off, defended towards slips, reaches the fielder on the bounce

33.6

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, FOUR, too full from Shami, Samuels doesn't think twice before unleashing the drive, he might have been beaten twice in the previous over but this time it is off the middle of the bat, looks great when it comes off, four through extra cover

End of over 34 (5 runs) West Indies 113/3
MN Samuels    8* (38b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    11-2-30-1
S Chanderpaul    9* (6b 1x6)      PP Ojha    3-0-14-1

34.1

Ojha to Chanderpaul, FOUR, down the leg side, a touch short as well, Ojha hasn't bowled too many bad balls today, this is one, Chanders sweeps his behind square for four

34.2

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, was there bat involved? serious bounce there for Ojha, off the thigh pad towards short leg

34.3

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, works the ball behind square leg off the back foot

34.4

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, wristy work from Chanderpaul, whipping a full ball towards deep midwicket

Kanyam: "My fav Chanders moment is my first look at him. His awkward stance appeared to be one generated from mohalla cricket where children are playing on several intersecting pitches as there is severe shortage of field for the children and one batsman is playing simultaneously on two perpendicular pitches frustrating bowlers on both the pitches."

34.5

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, this one skids through, fuller and outside off, Chanders plays inside the line

34.6

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, more bounce for Ojha, outside off and Chanders lets that through with some difficulty

End of over 35 (6 runs) West Indies 119/3
S Chanderpaul    15* (12b 1x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-20-1
MN Samuels    8* (38b 1x4)      Mohammed Shami    11-2-30-1

35.1

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, length ball just outside off, defended from the crease by Samuels

35.2

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, short of length ball outside off, left alone by Samuels

35.3

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, back of length ball, closer to off stump this time, punched off the back foot towards cover

35.4

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, no run, beaten outside off, 136.3kph, Samuels being interrogated outside off here, he's nearly nibbled through to the keeper here

35.5

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, 2 runs, fuller and just outside off, punched past the bowler for a couple

35.6

Mohammed Shami to Samuels, FOUR, Samuels isn't going to shelve his strokes, a full-blooded hit past the bowler this time, lofted and to the left of Shami, and that is a boundary

End of over 36 (6 runs) West Indies 125/3
MN Samuels    14* (44b 2x4)      Mohammed Shami    12-2-36-1
S Chanderpaul    15* (12b 1x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    4-0-20-1

36.1

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball on the pads, defended after going deep in the crease

36.2

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, just outside off, Chanders defends towards off, stands tall as he keeps that out

36.3

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, hello! Chanders used the paddle sweep quite a lot in ODIs towards the end of his career, and he's used it well here, it requires some nifty footwork from Shami at fine leg to cut it off

36.4

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 1 run

36.5

Ojha to Samuels, no run, gives this some air, plenty of bounce, hits almost on the handle as Samuels defends off the front foot

36.6

Ojha to Samuels, no run, Samuels skips down the track thinking about a big hit, but he can't get to the pitch and decides to defend, good battle going on here

Here's what Michael Holding had to say about Chanderpaul.

End of over 37 (3 runs) West Indies 128/3
MN Samuels    14* (46b 2x4)      PP Ojha    5-0-23-1
S Chanderpaul    18* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammed Shami    12-2-36-1

37.1

Kumar to Chanderpaul, no run, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's first ball is left alone by Chanders, in his inimitable style

37.2

Kumar to Chanderpaul, FOUR, terrific line from Bhuvneshwar, just outside off stump, Chanders edges it, but since he played with soft hands that rolls past slips

37.3

Kumar to Chanderpaul, no run, waits on the back foot and blocks this towards slips

Dhruv Shenoy: "Something unusual is happening here. Chanders has a SR of 112 and Samuels is languishing at 30. :-)"

37.4

Kumar to Chanderpaul, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, Chanderpaul eases that towards mid-on for a quick single

37.5

Kumar to Samuels, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended off the front foot towards point

37.6

Kumar to Samuels, no run, again that probing off stump line, short of length ball, defended from the crease by Samuels

Sandeep: "My favourite Chanderpaul moments is, when I had to watch the whole day of a test while India touring WIs to make sure he gets out before the close of play so that I can get a good sleep. This little fellow never got out. I started loving him."

End of over 38 (5 runs) West Indies 133/3
MN Samuels    14* (48b 2x4)      B Kumar    13-2-34-0
S Chanderpaul    23* (20b 2x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    5-0-23-1

38.1

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, another sweep from Chanderpaul, towards deep square for a single

38.2

Ojha to Samuels, no run, length ball on the pads, defended

38.3

Ojha to Samuels, no run, flighted length ball, bit of spin away, confidently defended by Samuels

38.4

Ojha to Samuels, no run, loud lbw appeal, but that was off the middle off the bat onto the pad

38.5

Ojha to Samuels, 1 run, worked towards midwicket for an ambled single

38.6

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, again that dangerous bounce for Ojha, off the thigh pad behind square

End of over 39 (2 runs) West Indies 135/3
S Chanderpaul    24* (22b 2x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    6-0-25-1
MN Samuels    15* (52b 2x4)      B Kumar    13-2-34-0

Three slips and a gully

39.1

Kumar to Samuels, no run, short of length ball just outside off, blocked towards the off side

39.2

Kumar to Samuels, no run, full ball angling in towards the pads, pushed towards mid-on, Samuels looking more sure of himself now

39.3

Kumar to Samuels, no run, pitched up, on off stump, defended to the leg side by Samuels

Aniruddh Singh Rathore: "Chander has never been involved in a Tendulkar dismissal. What more can we Indians ask from him. #My favorite Chander's moment. #Thanks Statsguru"

39.4

Kumar to Samuels, no run, outside off and that is an easy leave

39.5

Kumar to Samuels, FOUR, lovely hit from Samuels, a touch short from Bhuvneshwar, bit of width as well, Samuels waits in the crease and caresses that through the covers

39.6

Kumar to Samuels, no run, beautiful from Bhuvneshwar, gets his line and length perfect, gets the ball to swerve away just a touch, Samuels is sucked into playing that one, beaten once more, as he has been plenty of times this innings

End of over 40 (4 runs) West Indies 139/3
MN Samuels    19* (58b 3x4)      B Kumar    14-2-38-0
S Chanderpaul    24* (22b 2x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    6-0-25-1

40.1

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, full ball outside off, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

40.2

Ojha to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanders looked to have got himself into trouble there, in an awkward position before playing the ball, but as usual he negotiates the ball easily, defended to the leg side

40.3

Ojha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked towards deep square leg for a single

40.4

Ojha to Samuels, OUT, wonderful work from Ojha, plenty of flight once more, not as much turn but some bounce there, pitching just outside off, at long last the outside edge from Samuels, easy take at slips, Samuels' struggles are over

MN Samuels c Vijay b Ojha 19 (66m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 32.20

Narsingh Deonarine is in

40.5

Ojha to Deonarine, no run, length ball just outside off, defended

40.6

Ojha to Deonarine, 1 run, 'catch it,' is the call once again as Deonarine sends that just wide of short extra cover

FifthBeatle: "My favorite thing about Chanders is that for all his dodgering and stonewalling, he sits at #4 on the list of fastest Test hundreds in terms of balls (where known). The names around him in that list? Viv Richards, Gilchrist, Jack Gregory (1920s biffer), David Warner, Chris Gayle, Fredericks etc."

End of over 41 (2 runs) West Indies 141/4
N Deonarine    1* (2b)      PP Ojha    7-0-27-2
S Chanderpaul    25* (25b 2x4 1x6)      B Kumar    14-2-38-0

41.1

Kumar to Deonarine, no run, length ball on the pads, Deonarine wants the single but Chanders doesn't, sent back early enough though

Ronak: "140/4 in 40.4 - I love such numbers.. :)"

41.2

Kumar to Deonarine, 1 run, short of length ball on middle and leg, helped down to SRT at fine leg

Vikram: "@Anirudh: Don't worry, Chanders will bowl an over of his non turning leggies to get Sachin out LBW :)" Don't know about that, but two of his dismissals I remember are a long hop to dismiss Steve Waugh (diving catch by Hooper) and a controversial stumping of VVS

41.3

Kumar to Chanderpaul, no run, shortish ball outside off, moving away from the left-hander, who does well to leave that rising delivery

41.4

Kumar to Chanderpaul, no run, short of length ball well outside off, no worry for Chanderpaul

41.5

Kumar to Chanderpaul, no run, a bit too wide outside off again, certainly too wide to worry Chanderpaul, several other WI batsmen might have had a nibble at that

41.6

Kumar to Chanderpaul, no run, well outside off, no need for Chanders to play that

Time for drinks. I'll hand over to Alagappan Muthu.

End of over 42 (1 run) West Indies 142/4
S Chanderpaul    25* (29b 2x4 1x6)      B Kumar    15-2-39-0
N Deonarine    2* (4b)      PP Ojha    7-0-27-2

Kasyap: "Shami and Bhuvi both have been very impressive. I am apprehensive that they may start 'Shanth'-ising very soon (time some one came up with a term for India's fast bowlers' initial promise and frustrating decline). And yes, this was coined around Ishanth :-)"

Hamza Mirza: "This took me a long time to decide, but my favorite Chanders moment is whenever he leaves the ball, it seems he has been squared up, but he is always in control!"

R Ashwin is back, around the wicket with two slips and short leg

42.1

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, tucks the flighted ball past short leg and wants a single, but Chanders once again sends him back. Rightly.

42.2

Ashwin to Deonarine, 1 run, flighted outside off again and it is pushed down the ground and this time there is a single

42.3

Ashwin to Chanderpaul, no run, tries to whip it into the on side but cannot get the length ball darting into him away

42.4

Ashwin to Chanderpaul, no run, steers the shortish ball that turns away towards point

42.5

Ashwin to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on middle and off and it is safely pushed back to the bowler

42.6

Ashwin to Chanderpaul, no run, a little turn and more than a little bounce, but with the line being outside off, the batsman is quite safe in leaving it

End of over 43 (1 run) West Indies 143/4
S Chanderpaul    25* (33b 2x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    9-0-33-1
N Deonarine    3* (6b)      B Kumar    15-2-39-0

Sam Roy: "I have an issue with B Kumar being picked ahead of Umesh Yadav in test matches in India. Most of Kumar's edges won't carry to slips because of his lack of pace and low bounce of Indian tracks. Also, he doesn't reverse swing the old ball. Yes, Yadav can't bat but we have batsman till No. 8. Need to pick a bowling lineup where every bowler is capable of winning the match singlehandedly."

43.1

Kumar to Deonarine, no run, lovely ball, homing in on the off stump as the batsman steps confidently forward and blocks

43.2

Kumar to Deonarine, no run, full, outside off and swinging away, Deonarine being new at the crease doesn't want anything to do with that

43.3

Kumar to Deonarine, 2 runs, length ball outside off, and this time Deonarine benefits from an outside edge as the ball trickles away to third man

43.4

Kumar to Deonarine, 3 runs, back foot punch and it travels almost all the way. He's looked quite compact in this little innings, this time moving properly back to drive the ball through the covers

43.5

Kumar to Chanderpaul, OUT, no 150 on his 150th Test for Chanders, at least on his first essay. Edged and this time Ashwin pouches it well. Peach of a ball from Bhuvneshwar, probably needed something like that to prise him out early, as this one was pitched back of a length on leg and seamed away enough to square him up. A fine nick is taken and Bhuvi this time exults. It was off his bowling that Ashwin dropped Kieran Powell earlier

S Chanderpaul c Ashwin b Kumar 25 (58m 34b 2x4 1x6) SR: 73.52

Denesh Ramdin takes guard

43.6

Kumar to Ramdin, no run, back of a length outside off and it is punched away off the back foot

rahul: "Sam roy: I dont agree. Bhuvi has been very probing today. With some luck and support from fielders he would have 2-3 wickets by now."

End of over 44 (5 runs) West Indies 148/5
D Ramdin    0* (1b)      B Kumar    16-2-44-1
N Deonarine    8* (10b)      R Ashwin    9-0-33-1

44.1

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, 88 kph, flighted on leg stump as he comes forward in an attempt to smother the spin to defend

44.2

Ashwin to Deonarine, FOUR, powerful slog sweep to signal the West Indies 150. Ashwin concentrates on the leg stump and he plonks a giant stride forward, goes down on one knee and slams it away to deep midwicket

44.3

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run

round the wicket

44.4

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, lots of revs on that ball and it shows as it pitches and turns away. The batsman was gingerly prodding forward to defend

44.5

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, holds it back a little as this one goes along with the arm, as he goes back and blocks

44.6

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, oh dear, has he dropped that? Another ball angled into the left-hander which turns away and the edge is taken which goes towards gully. Kohli dives, but can't hold on and by his disappointed reaction it seems to be a chance. And it was definitely a chance as the ball came in around stomach-high

End of over 45 (4 runs) West Indies 152/5
N Deonarine    12* (16b 1x4)      R Ashwin    10-0-37-1
D Ramdin    0* (1b)      B Kumar    16-2-44-1

45.1

Kumar to Ramdin, no run, beaten outside off stump again as the length ball seams away to beat the batsman's back foot poke

45.2

Kumar to Ramdin, no run, length ball outside off and it is pushed away to point with an open face

45.3

Kumar to Ramdin, no run, full length ball swinging away, but it started too wide outside off to interest Ramdin

45.4

Kumar to Ramdin, no run, gets a little closer this time, but it is still comfortably outside off to be left alone

Venkataraman Swamynathan: "last match Dhoni dropped 2 catches...this match Ashwin and Kohli...Wats happening with our close catching...."

45.5

Kumar to Ramdin, no run, 129 kph, and the last three balls could well have been action replays. Full length, beginning around sixth stump and swinging away

45.6

Kumar to Ramdin, 1 run, and the set-up is complete, without the desired result though. Sneaks in the incutter but Ramdin comes forward and works it through midwicket to get off the mark

End of over 46 (1 run) West Indies 153/5
D Ramdin    1* (7b)      B Kumar    17-2-45-1
N Deonarine    12* (16b 1x4)      R Ashwin    10-0-37-1

Vishnu Raj : "Virat seems to be a very poor slip fielder,keeps dropping one every match.Dropped one last match,dropped Bailey on nought in Ranchi."

46.1

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, 85.3 kph nicely tossed up and is equally well defended off the front foot

46.2

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, loads slower this time, 79 kph and that almost tempted the batsman as he wound up, but then checked his shot into a forward defense

46.3

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, flighted ball around middle and off and it is pushed away down the pitch

46.4

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, keeps it nice and full and Ramdin responds with a straight bat

46.5

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, this one was a little on the pads and he turns it away to short leg

46.6

Ashwin to Ramdin, no run, tossed up again, and he's maintained a good line around middle and off as the batsman is forced to defend

End of over 47 (maiden) West Indies 153/5
D Ramdin    1* (13b)      R Ashwin    11-1-37-1
N Deonarine    12* (16b 1x4)      B Kumar    17-2-45-1

Spin from both ends now, Ojha replaces Bhuvi. Leg slip, short leg, slip and short midwicket in place

47.1

Ojha to Deonarine, no run, strides fully forward to block the tossed up ball on middle and leg

47.2

Ojha to Deonarine, SIX, forays down the track, and his quick feet makes him reach the pitch and once that is done he extends his arms fully to loft the ball straight over wide long-on

47.3

Ojha to Deonarine, 2 runs, and he drops it a little short and he goes right back in his crease and punches into the off side for a couple

47.4

Ojha to Deonarine, 1 run, flighted on off and it is pushed down the ground to long-off

47.5

Ojha to Ramdin, no run, slow, loopy ball just outside off stump as Ramdin watches it carefully before letting it go

47.6

Ojha to Ramdin, no run, that time he isn't quite so disciplined as he pokes at the flighted ball outside off. The outside edge is beaten and Dhoni whips off the bails. No trouble though

End of over 48 (9 runs) West Indies 162/5
D Ramdin    1* (15b)      PP Ojha    8-0-36-2
N Deonarine    21* (20b 1x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    11-1-37-1

48.1

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, pushed at 90 kph on the pads, it strikes the outside half of the front set and trickles away towards square leg

48.2

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, 85 kph, full enough to be called almost a yorker as he keeps his pads away from the line of it and digs it out

48.3

Ashwin to Deonarine, no run, slower and more flighted this time as he comes forward and blocks safely

48.4

Ashwin to Deonarine, OUT, Oh, Vijay you beauty. That is an excellent catch to give Ashwin has his 99th wicket. There was some bounce again in this delivery, pitching on middle and turning away. He plods forward but played at it with hard hands, as the edge flies to gully. Vijay dives to his left and grabs a good 'un

N Deonarine c Vijay b Ashwin 21 (34m 24b 1x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

48.5

Ashwin to Sammy, no run, turn again, 82 kph and Sammy was uncertain there. He was looking to defend, but it spins past his bat, takes the glove and a bit of the pad to go past the short leg

48.6

Ashwin to Sammy, OUT, but now he's gone! Horrible shot as he goes for a wild slog and the West Indies captain goes as soon as he came. It was a simple off spinner, pitching on middle and turning only a bit. But playing across the line, he gets a leading edge that went straight in the air and Rohit Sharma settles under it to give Ashwin his 100th Test wicket, the fifth quickest to the mark

DJG Sammy c Sharma b Ashwin 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Fred 703: "so sad to see Calypso cricket has become Collapso cricket. Don't Windies players have any patience or concentration anymore?"

End of over 49 (wicket maiden) West Indies 162/7
     R Ashwin    12-2-37-3
D Ramdin    1* (15b)      PP Ojha    8-0-36-2

49.1

Ojha to Shillingford, no run, tossed up outside off and he moves forward to defend

49.2

Ojha to Shillingford, no run, pushed through a little quicker but it was full and straight and is pushed back to Ojha

49.3

Ojha to Shillingford, no run, slams it back to the bowler as he looked to drive the full ball strongly down the ground

49.4

Ojha to Shillingford, no run

49.5

Ojha to Shillingford, no run, leaves the ball as it pitches outside off and turns further

49.6

Ojha to Shillingford, OUT, another disappointing shot and another straight forward wicket as the crowd screams "We want Sachin!" Pushed through on middle and it straightens just a bit. Shillingford goes down for a sweep, misses and is caught in front of the stumps

S Shillingford lbw b Ojha 0 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Tino Best strides out to the middle

End of over 50 (wicket maiden) West Indies 162/8
     PP Ojha    9-1-36-3
D Ramdin    1* (15b)      R Ashwin    12-2-37-3
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