At the tea break, the West Indies still needed 107 runs to save an innings defeat in the first of the two Tests in Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series.



Earlier, Sharma missed out on a double century on debut by 23 runs, while Ashwin slammed his second Test ton in arecord 280-run stand for the seventh wicket before India were bowled out for 453 in their first essay.
West Indies, in their second innings, had lost three wickets by tea.
Ball by ball commentary 

Ashwin gave the second breakthrough minutes before the tea break when he trapped Kieran Powell from round the wicket with a ball that stayed low and straight.
Powell made 36 off 83 balls (5x4) in his 68-run stand with Darren Bravo, who is batting on three. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was yet to open his account at the tea.
The Eden wicket had little to offer to the bowlers who struggled to get wickets. Besides the odd balls that stayed low and turned sharply, the pitch looked dead as Indian captain M S Dhoni tried out various things. He even gave the ball to the Sachin Tendulkar for a second time in the match.

Sach Memories: Amazing cricketing performance and journey

Powell took 31 deliveries to get off the block, while Chris Gayle was in his usual rusty self and slammed seven fours to get to his 30s in as many balls.
Continuing his assault, Gayle mistimed a pull shot off Bhuvneshwar Kumar only to get a top edge as Virat Kohli grabbed it.

Powell got a first reprieve on zero after Ashwin failed to latch on to a low catch of his own bowling, while Pragyan Ojha continued his streak of bad luck as Bhuvneshwar dropped an easy catch at the long leg when the opener was on seven.
Powell and Darren Bravo build on a partnership.
Desperate to break the Powell-Bravo stand, India got the breakthrough when Ashwin had Powell lbw bowling round the wicket. Mohammad Shami then followed it up with the wicket of Marlon Samuels in another dubious lbw decision by English umpire Nigel Llong.
Earlier, resuming at 354 for six, India scored 99 runs for the loss of four wickets in the first session.
Sharma added 50 runs to his overnight before he was dismissed for a marathon 177, while Ashwin, who started the day on 92, contributed 124 as India's first innings ended at the stroke of lunch on the third day.
Sharma, after spending a little over six hours in the middle, was trapped in front of the wicket by Veerasammy Permaul. The 26-year-old Mumbaikar smashed 23 fours and a six, while Ashwin found the fence 11 times.
The West Indies triggered a collapse after Sharma's dismissal as India lost their remaining four wickets for 17 runs. 

Teams (from)
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt),  Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Pragyan Ojha.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dinesh Ramdin, Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Tino Best.


Latest News from Sports News Desk