Mumbai - India have scored 281runs for the loss of three wickets at the close
of play, in reply to the West Indies' 590 on the third day of the third
and final Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
The in-form Rahul Dravid scored 80 runs before being bowled by
Marlon Samuels. Gautam Gambhir made 55 runs before being caught by
Carlton Baugh off the bowling of Ravi Rampaul.
Sachin Tendulkar who is on 67 and VVS Laxman who is on 32 will resume play at the crease on Friday morning.
Darren Sammy who took the wicket of Virender Sehwag (37) and Ravi
Rampaul who took the wicket of Gautam Gambhir(55) and Marlon Samuels who
got the wicket of Rahul Dravid (80) are the only West Indian bowlers
who have wickets so far.
Earlier, India went into the lunch break without explosive opener Virender Sehwag with the score on 74-1
West Indies seamer Darren Sammy provided the breakthrough in his third
over when he bowled Sehwag (37) with a delivery that cut in to surprise
the batsman on an easy-paced track at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Sehwag, who added 67 runs for the opening wicket with Gambhir, played
some attractive shots during his cameo as he lofted Sammy over the
covers for a six in the bowler's opening over. He also hit three fours
in his 50-ball knock.
The West Indies earlier added 15 runs off 3.1 overs to their overnight
total of 575-9 before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled Devendra
Bishoo (12) to finish with 5-156 for his second five-wicket haul in the
debut Test series.
Debutant paceman Varun Aaron claimed three wickets, while paceman Ishant
Sharma and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha took one wicket each.
Darren Bravo top-scored for the West Indies with 166, while Kirk Edwards
(86), Kieran Powell (81), Kraigg Brathwaite (68), Adrian Barath (62)
and Marlon Samuels (61) made half-centuries.
India lead 2-0 in the series after winning the opening test in New Delhi
by five wickets and the second match in Kolkata by an innings and 15