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India vs West Indies Day 1 Match report

DSC_8571India spinners Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin ensured that the West Indies were bowled out for paltry total of 182 in the first innings of the second and final Test at Mumbai. Ojha took five wickets for 40 to wreck the visitors while Aswhin had three for 45. India made sure they finished the day in the driver’s seat, just 25 runs short of the West Indies total with just the openers back in the hut. At stumps Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 34 and Sachin Tendulkar on 38.

The Caribbean team lost eight wickets between lunch and tea after India won the toss and decided to field in a match where Sachin Tendulkar is playing his 200th and final Test at home.

DSC_8522Ojha formed a menacing pair with Ashwin in the second session on Day 1 to leave the visitors batting clueless. Both of them outfoxed the opposition batsmen who were just two wickets down at lunch on the first day.

Apart from Kieran Powell’s 48, no other batsman including the West Indies crisis man Shivnarine Chanderpaul, playing his 150th Test, just managed to score 25.

Coming to bat the left and right hand opening combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay ensured that they gave a good start once again. However, both fell to Shane Shillingford in the fourteenth over with the team score on 77. DSC_8624It was this moment that the fans had come to the Wankhede stadium for—watch Sachin Tendulkar bat for India probably for the last time ever.

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