When Dhoni ensured a series win for India in 2011
India defeated West Indies in the second Test match to register their biggest win of 2011. Here's a look at the men who made it possible for India.
India defeated West Indies in the second Test match to register their biggest win of 2011. Here's a look at the men who made it possible.
For every strong batting performance, a positive start is crucial and Gautam Gambhir delivered just that when he played a solid 65-run innings to ensure India were right on track on a pitch that had something to offer the bowlers initially. (AFP Photo)
The Wall was as solid in defense as merciless he was while he stroked the ball to all parts of the ground as he scored his 36th ton to take India into an extremely strong position on Day 1.
VVS Laxman pulled out one of the 'very very special' knocks he is known for as he scored 176 not out.
MS Dhoni came on as an aggressor for India in the first innings as he looked to pile on the runs for the hosts. He scored a quickfire 144 with 10 fours and 5 sixes to hand India a score which the West Indies could not accomplish even in two innings. (AFP Photo)
All eyes were set on him since his selection in the side but it was patience that paid off for Umesh Yadav. After an average debut at Delhi, Umesh Yadav came to life in his second attempt at the Eden Gardens. Through his pace and accuracy, the right-armer picked up three wickets in West Indies' first innings and came back to claim four in the second innings. (AFP Photo)
India went into the series with a rejuvenated spin-attack. The Test squad had not been without the name of Harbhajan Singh for years now but Ravichandran Ashwin was barely going to be affected by that. The off-spinner picked up two wickets in either innings to further establish his position in the side. (AFP Photo)
Pragyan Ojha has been in and out of the Indian side in the past but it looks as though the left arm off-spinner is not willing to let this opportunity evade him this time. After a sparkling 6-wicket haul in Delhi, Ojha once again proved fatal for West Indies as four batsmen fell victim in a fatal first innings collapse. (AFP Photo)
Ishant Sharma's series against West Indies has brought relief on two fronts. First he declared that he does not require an ankle surgery and then he pulled off a patient performance to pick up two half-centurions who were firm at the crease. (AFP Photo)