When centuries rained at Eden
There are no images of bowlers here. This is because the Indian batsmen left nothing for the opposition to brag about as VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni combined to make batting merry at the Eden Gardens on Day 2 of the 2 Test.
There are no images of bowlers here. This is because the Indian batsmen left nothing for the opposition to brag about as VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni combined to make batting merry at the Eden Gardens on Day 2 of the 2 Test. (AFP and AP images)
Laxman with an overnight score of 73, was the first off the block as he partnered Yuvraj Singh and the two rotated the strike with ease.
Yuvraj looked tentative but managed to find the boundaries soon after. He however fell to Darren Sammy on 25. This was to be the only success for the visitors for most parts of the day.
MS Dhoni replaced Yuvraj at the crease and looked edgy to begin with. He snicked two separate deliveries from Kemar Roach but was saved as the bowler had over-stepped on both occasions.
Laxman at the other end continued to play in his usual style mixed with some uncharacteristic hits as well to spice things up.
The veteran batsman soon brought up his 17th Test century, equaling Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 5 Test tons at the Eden Gardens.
Dhoni on the other end looked like his close calls earlier had made little impact on his psyche.
The helmet was soon off as the Indian skipper brandished his bat to dominate the first two sessions of play. He went on to convert his fifty to a century and fell only minutes into the final session of the day. The damage however, had been done and done heavily by then. India declared the innings on 631/7.