Delhi - Indian off-spinner Ravichandran
Ashwin and debutant pacer Umesh Yadav took two wickets apiece as the
West Indies slumped to 109 for seven at lunch on the third day of the
first Test on Tuesday.
Resuming on 21 for two, the visitors lost
wickets at regular intervals with India making the most of foggy
morning conditions at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
nemesis Shivnarine Chanderpaul (39), who hit a century in the first
innings, and skipper Darren Sammy (8) were batting at the break with
West Indies stretching their overall lead to 204 runs with three wickets
Overshadowed so far by the spinners, Ishant Sharma
bowled with real fire and overnight batsman Kirk Edwards (33) was lucky
to survive a strong leg before appeal in the first over.
returned to remove Fidel Edwards for one caught behind and nearly had
Darren Bravo (12) in the same over too but Ashwin dropped the catch at
Fellow quick Yadav claimed his maiden test wicket when he uprooted Kirk Edwards' off-stump after the batsman offered no shot.
Ashwin more than made up for his fielding lapse with a double-wicket
maiden over, trapping Bravo leg before and then pegging back scoreless
Marlon Samuels' off-stump to reduce West Indies to 63 for six wickets.
Yadav removed Carlton Baugh (7) for his second wicket of the match
before Chanderpaul put his foot down to frustrate the Indians.