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India 39-0 in reply to West Indies' 304 all out

India 39-0 in reply to West Indies' 304 all out

India made a brisk start to reach 39-0 at lunch on day two Monday in reply to West Indies' first innings score of 304 in the first test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.
Gautam Gambhir was on 22 and Virender Sehwag on 15 after just five overs of the innings.
Left-hander Gambhir struck five fours off 18 deliveries to dominate the stand. Sehwag, who was bowled off a no-ball from pace bowler Fidel Edwards when on 11, struck two fours off 13 balls.
Earlier, Pragyan Ojha produced a career-best haul to help bowl out the West Indies for 304.
Ojha finished with 6-72, striking in his opening two overs to trigger a collapse after the West Indies resumed the day at 256-5.
The left-arm spinner had overnight batsman Carlton Baugh (27) and captain Darren Sammy (5) trapped lbw in successive overs.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 111 overnight, was also out lbw, to paceman Ishant Sharma after scoring 118 off 196 balls with seven fours and two sixes.
Ojha, whose previous best in tests was 4-107 against New Zealand in Ahmedabad last year, bowled a tight line to continue the form which saw him take three wickets on the opening day.
Ojha, the senior spinner after Harbhajan Singh was dropped for this test, was brought into the attack after debutant pace bowler Umesh Yadav failed to impress in his three-over spell in the morning.
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Ravi Rampaul, the fourth lbw dismissal of the morning, before Ojha had Fidel Edwards caught by Sehwag at point to wrap up the innings.


Updated : 2021-05-12 13:53 GMT+08:00