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India vs West Indies Test 3, Day 4: West Indies 81/2 In Second Innings On Day 4

By on November 25, 2011

West Indies 590 and 81 for 2 lead India 482 (Ashwin 103, Tendulkar 94, Dravid 82) by 189 runs…

West Indies lead India by 189 runs with 8 wickets remaining in their second innings against India on the fourth day of the third Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

At the end of fourth’s day play, Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo were at the crease.

At the start of Windies second innings, Pragyan Ojha struck twice to get the wickets of Adrian Barath and Kirk Edwards on Friday.

Ojha completely foxed Edwards when he stepped out to a well flighted delivery but was stumped by Dhoni behind the stumps. First to get out was opener Barath when he played straight into the hands of VVS Laxman.

Earlier, R Ashwin hit his maiden century as the West Indies bowled out India for 482.

Ashwin became only the third Indian ever, after Vinoo Mankad and Polly Umrigar, to take five wickets and hit a century in the same Test and was dismissed by Ravi Rampaul on the very next ball.

Ashwin got to his hundred off 118 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 15 fours.

Ashwin was just 20 runs short of his maiden century when India lost Ishant Sharma on the fourth day of the third Test against the West Indies at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma took India over the 450-run mark.

Virat Kohli hit a fluent 52 before falling to Devendra Bishoo, who had him caught by Fidel Edwards at mid-on.

India avoided the follow-on as Kohli and Ashwin took the hosts over the 400-run mark.

India ended the first session of the day at 376/6.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy clean bowled his Indian counterpart MS Dhoni as India lost their sixth wicket with 60 runs more needed to avoid the follow-on.

Playing without moving his feet, Dhoni (8) was clean bowled by an incoming delivery.

This was after Ravi Rampaul broke a billion hearts when he had Sachin Tendulkar (94) caught by Sammy at second slip.

This is the tenth time that Tendulkar has got out in the nineties equalling the record of Steve Waugh and Rahul Dravid.

There was a deathly silence at Tendulkar’s home ground as Rampaul turned the “villain” by dismissing their favourite hero.

The disappointment was writ large on his face as he slowly trudged back to the pavilion with the crowd stunned into silence.

Starting on his overnight score of 67, the legendary batsman was in a mood to get the coveted ton as quickly as possible and he reached the 90s hitting a six off Fidel Edwards employing the upper cut over third man.

He also ran a few quick singles with his partner Virat Kohli. His 153-ball knock contained eight boundaries and a couple of sixes hit in an identical manner off Edwards.

Fidel Edwards struck in the second over of Day 4 when he had VVS Laxman caught by Marlon Samuels at gully.

Laxman fell on the first ball he faced on the day failing to add to his overnight score of 32.

The day’s play started with Sachin Tendulkar and Laxman resuming the Indian first innings.

On Day 3, chasing an imposing West Indies first-innings total of 590, the perfect symphony of Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar lit up the proceedings as India moved to 281/3 at stumps.

Source: Times of India

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