The second Test between India and West Indies had a slow start on Thursday with the visitors putting up a low score but Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing his 200th and final cricket match, entertained the crowd with his bat on Day 1. The match will resume at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Friday.
Where to Watch Live:
2nd Test Day 2 will begin at 09:30 am IST on Wednesday and it will be telecast live in India on Star Sports, Star Cricket and ESPN channels. For live streaming, you can log on to Star Sports official website.
Everything revolved around cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on the first day of the second Test between India and West Indies. He was given a rousing reception, when he took the field to play his 200th and final Test match before a sell-out crowd of 32,000 at the Wankhede Stadium. He didn't disappoint his fans as he looked rock-strong at the crease, doing what he has being doing for over two decades.
Tendulkar will be the cynosure of all eyes on Day 2 of the second Test, as he takes the crease, resuming the first innings at 38 with Cheteshwar Pujara (34) at the other end. Fans will be eagerly waiting for their idol to reach half century, and of course a century will not only make his last outing a memorable one but also give his fans around the world something to cherish.
India are 157 for 2 after 34 overs, trailing West Indies' first innings score by 25 runs. Openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan gave a decent start on Day 1 before Tendulkar and Pujara took the charge. Pragyan Ojha 5-wicket haul and Ravichandran Ashwin's three wickets helped the team bowl out West Indies in just 55.2 overs on the first day.
West Indies faced trouble from the very outset with wickets falling at regular intervals. Top order failed again, and so too the middle order. Ojha and Ashwin ripped into the batting line-up of the visitors, forcing them to end their first innings on a low score. Opener Kieran Powell (48) was the highest scorer for the team.
Darren Sammy's boys need to pull their socks and take quick wickets on Day 2 and deny India a big lead. Bowlers will be keen to take Tendulkar's prize wicket though it will disappoint thousands of cricket lovers around the world.
With Tendulkar and Pujara at the crease and batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and Ravichandran Ashwin still in the line-up, it looks like India will put up a huge first innings lead. Above all, day 2 will be an exciting one, as fans will cheer for Tendulkar even as West Indies bowlers try to take his wicket.
India: MS Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Pragyan Ojha
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin, Kieran Powell, Shane Shillingford, Tino Best, Shannon Gabriel