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Sachin, VVS win Test for India

Delhi, India -- Sachin Tendulkar made a solid 76 and VVS Laxman a well-measured 58 not out to help India score a five-wicket victory over the West Indies on Wednesday in the first Test, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.

Tendulkar missed out on a potential 100th international century, but his innings put India in a winning position on the fourth day at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium.

He added 67 for the third wicket with Rahul Dravid (31) and 71 for the next withLaxman (58 not out) as India were made to work hard for their victory.

India need 124 runs, WI need 8 wickets

Delhi, India, CMC – West Indies will be looking for another huge effort their bowlers as they make a all-out bid to win the first Test when play resumes on Wednesday.

At the close on Tuesday, India had the advantage on 152-2 chasing a victory target of 276 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Lunch Day 3: Windies lead by 204

Delhi, India -- Shivnarine Chanderpaul held the key to the West Indies’ second innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test match on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old was on 39 not out at the break as the Windies wobbled to 109-7. They lost five wickets in the morning session and the overall lead is 204 so far.

Chanderpaul, who hit a century in the first innings, and skipper Darren Sammy on eight not out were batting at the break with West Indies stretching their overall lead to 204 runs with three wickets in hand.

Sammy: Key is bowling straight

Delhi, India, CMC/IANS – West Indies captain Darren Sammy said Monday that bowling tight on a slow and low Feroz Shah Kotla track was the key for their success against the Indian batsmen.

India were bowled out for 209 runs in the first innings of the first Test and at stumps in response to West Indies’ 304 all out earlier.
At the close, West Indies were struggling on 21 for two – a lead of 116 – after a riveting second day’s play when 17 wickets fell.

Viru: Bad shots not bad pitch

Delhi, India -- In all, 17 wickets fell on day two of the first Test at the Feroze Shah Kotla, but Virender Sehwag put things in perspective when he said the pitch had no role to play in the rash of dismissals.

“A lot of them were called soft dismissals -- like Gautam’s run out, like my getting out,” the Indian opener said on Monday. “It’s not as if the wicket is bad. It’s a good wicket to bat on, maybe keeping a bit low. But nobody got out because of the wicket.”

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