India obliterate Windies

2013-11-16 09:29
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Mumbai - India have beaten the West Indies by an innings and 126 runs on the third day of the second Test in Mumbai on Saturday and bring down the curtain on Sachin Tendulkar's 24-year Test career.

The website reports that Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin took nine wickets as India cruised to a 2-0 series victory.

The Windies added another 144 runs to their overnight total of 43, but lost all of the remaining seven wickets.

Star batsman, Chris Gayle, had resumed with Marlon Samuels at the helm in the morning, and the left-hand opener seemed to set the tone for things to come when he smashed Ashwin for three fours in the third over of the day.

However barely three overs later and Ojha had picked up his first wicket of the day when he had Samuels stumped for just 11.

Gayle looked to be prepared to take the attack to the Indian spinners and in the 20th over he cracked Ojha over long on for an effortless six.

The left-arm spinner would have the last laugh however, as two overs later he had Gayle (35) caught by MS Dhoni as he tried to cut off the backfoot but could only find the edge.

Narsingh Deonarine (0) came and went before Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin put on a much needed partnership of 68 for the seventh wicket.

Ramdin went on to score an unbeaten 53 as he ran out of partners after Ashwin accounted for Chanderpaul (41).

Ojha ended with figures of 5 for 49 to clinch his first 10 wicket-haul after his first innings figures of 5 for 40, while Ashwin registered figures of 4 for 89.


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, N Deonarine, D Ramdin (wicketkeeper), DJG Sammy (captain), S Shillingford, TL Best, ST Gabriel.

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