India vs West Indies: Hosts win 1st Test
Fifties from three batsmen were enough to see India through a tricky 276-run target. The fourth day however, brought about mixed emotions as Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed 24 runs short of his 100th ton.
Fifties from three batsmen were enough to see India through a tricky 276-run target. The fourth day however, brought about mixed emotions at the Feroz Shah Kotla as Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed 24 runs short of his 100th ton.
India came into the day with 124 runs to get. The task was not a daunting one but on an unpredictable Kotla wicket, it was certainly tricky. Raul Dravid gave India the early shock as he was bowled out. (AFP Photo)
Sachin Tendulkar however, scored his fifty and was looking comfortable in the middle. (AFP Photo)
VVS Laxman, who had come out to replace Rahul Dravid, played his shots, triggering the reverse count of Sachin's century and the runs required. (AFP Photo)
It almost looked destined that Sachin would complete his 100th ton as he started to score more freely and got into his 70s. (AFP Photo)
It all ended with a Devendra Bishoo delivery that kept low. Sachin was trapped right in front of the wickets for 76. (AFP Photo)
Laxman was undisturbed by Sachin's dismissal, he continued to stroke the ball to reach his fifty. (AFP Photo)
India registered a comfortable 5-wicket win against a West Indies side which would feel having missed out on a golden opportunity after leading by 95 runs in the 1st innings. (AFP PHoto)
India now lead the 3 match series 1-0. Ravichandran Ashwin was declared man of the match on debut for his 9 wickets in the match.