Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ashwin, Tendulkar boost India victory hopes

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid During the 3rd Day Session
New Delhi, November 8 (AFP): Debutant Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six wickets and Sachin Tendulkar completed 15,000 Test runs to boost India's hopes of winning the opening Test against the West Indies on Tuesday.
Tendulkar was unbeaten on 33 as India reached 152-2 in their second innings at stumps on the third day after being set a challenging 276-run target to win the match on a low, slow pitch.
India now need 124 more runs to win the match with eight wickets in hand.
Tendulkar, needing just one more century to score an unprecedented 100 international hundreds, completed 15,000 runs during his unbeaten 87-ball knock when he took a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
The master batsman, the world's leading scorer in both Test and one-day cricket, looked at the sky and raised his bat before being congratulated by team-mate Rahul Dravid (30 not out) and the West Indies players.
The West Indies were bowled out for 180 in their second innings, with off-spinner Ashwin bagging 6-47. Read More...


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