India restrict WI on Day 1

2013-11-06 15:45
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Kolkata - India trail the West Indies by 197 runs after Mohammed Shami took four wickets on his debut to restrict the visitors to 234 on the first day of the first test in Kolkata on Wednesday.

According to the website, openers Murali Vijay (16) and Shikar Dhawan (21) were both not out as the umpires called stumps on day one with the scoreboard reading 37 without loss at Eden Gardens.

Windies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bat first and would have felt confident after an even opening session, with his team going to lunch on 107 for two.

However the hosts dominated the Islanders in the second session, as they took five wickets for 85 runs to have the visitors on 192 for seven at tea.

Marlon Samuels had looked assured for his 65 runs, before Shami knocked over his middle stump in the 44th over, only five runs after MS Dhoni had dropped him.

Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing in his final test series, picked up his 46th test wicket when he had Shane Shillingford (5) trapped in front, to bring on the tea break.

The hosts did not have to wait long for a breakthrough after the tea interval, as Ravichandran Ashwin struck just four overs into the third session.

He took a catch off his own bowling to get rid of Veerasammy Permaul for 14.

There was very little resistance left after Ashwin bowled the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul (36), when he played down the wrong line.

Six deliveries later, Shami wrapped up the Windies innings when he uprooted Shane Cottrell’s off stump, to finish with figures of 4 for 71.


India: S Dhawan, M Vijay, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, MS Dhoni (captain/ wicketkeeper), B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, PP Ojha.

West Indies: CH Gayle, KOA Powell, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, S Chanderpaul, D Ramdin (wicketkeeper), DJG Sammy (captain), S Shillingford, V Permaul, SS Cottrell, TL Best. 

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