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India vs West Indies stats review: 2nd Test match at Mumbai

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2nd Test match :India vs West Indies stats review

Statistical highlights on Day One of the 2nd Test between India and the West Indies on Friday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Both Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni now share an Indian record of captaining India in 49 Tests.

Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to play 200 Tests. He needs 115 runs more in the present Test to become the first batsman to complete 16,000 runs — his tally being 15,885 at an average of 53.84.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the first West Indian to play 150 Tests.

Despite failing to score a fifty in his last six innings vs India, Chanderpaul is averaging 64.54 against them — his aggregate being 2,130 runs in 25 Tests.

Pragyan Ojha’s excellent figures of 5 for 40 are his third five-wicket haul against the West Indies — his sixth in Tests.

Ojha’s aforesaid performance is his third best in Tests behind the six for 47 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and 6 for 72 at Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi — against West Indies in 2011-12.

With his three five-wicket instances at Wankhede Stadium, Ojha has set an Indian record — twice against the West Indies and once against England. He has emulated Ian Botham. Both the bowlers have taken three five-wicket hauls in Tests at this venue.  Ojha enjoys an excellent record at Wankhede Stadium, claiming 17 wickets (ave. 21.88) in three Tests — the highest captured by him at any ground.

Ravichandran Ashwin has captured Darren Bravo’s wicket four times in five Tests — the most occasion a bowler has claimed his wicket. Kieran Powell (48 off 80 balls) has posted his highest Test score in eight innings — his only fifty against India is 81 at Mumbai in November 2011.

Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the seventh in Test annals to complete 250 dismissals or more in Tests. The leading wicketkeepers with most dismissals are – Mark Boucher (555), Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy (395), Rodney Marsh (355), Jeff Dujon (270), Alan Knott (269) and Dhoni — 251 (215 catches + 36 dismissals) in 146 innings.

Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 28 balls) has recorded his highest score against the West Indies.With 499 runs (ave.55.44) in six Tests, Murali Vijay is the top run-scorer for India in Tests this year.

Ashwin became the 19th Indian bowler to reach 100 wickets in Tests. His distinction of achieving the 100 Test wickets in 18 Tests is an Indian record, eclipsing Erapalli Prasanna’s feat in 20 Tests. George Lohmann (England) holds a record, having taken only 16 Tests. Australia’s Charlie Turner & Clarrie Grimmet and England’s Sydney Barnes took 17 Tests each for their respective 100 wickets.

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 38 off 73 balls in his 200th and final Test as India took stumps at 157 for two on Day One of the second Test against West Indies. The Caribbean outfit were bowled out for 182 after MS Dhoni had won the toss and elected to bowl first at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday. India trail West Indies by 25 runs.

The evening session began after tea was taken on the completion of the West Indies’ innings. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting and the duo gave India a brisk start.

Darren Sammy opened the bowling for West Indies along with Shannon Gabriel. Both Vijay and Dhawan struck fours at will as India raced to 50 with a fuss.

Shane Shillingford then struck twice in one over as he dismissed both the openers. Dhawan got a top edge while attempting a sweep and Shivnarine Chanderpaul took the catch. Two balls later, Vijay got an edge and Sammy took the catch at leg-slip. As soon the umpire raised his finger, the crowds erupted in joy as Sachin Tendulkar came in next to bat. The crowd did not hide their desire to see Tendulkar bat in his very last match. Cheteshwar Pujara was already there in the middle.

After a few scratchy strokes, Tendulkar got going with some glorious fours. He played a text book cut shot off the back-foot to get his first four of the innings. He then reached to the pitch of the ball from Shillingford and drove against the spin through covers for his second four.

Gabriel then bowled one full to Tendulkar and the result was a fantastic cover drive that raced away for a four. Marlon Samuels drifted one down the leg-side and Tendulkar glanced that away for a four through fine-leg.

Both batsmen were getting singles with ease and they were rotating strike quite regularly. Shillingford, though, was getting the ball to bounce.

Pujara played the side-kick’s role to perfection. He gave Tendulkar strike whenever he got a chance. Tendulkar then cut Samuels for a four in front of point. Tendulkar then hit a full delivery down the ground to get the sixth four of his innings.

The day ended with Tendulkar on 38 off 73 balls and Pujara on 34 off 49. India trailed West Indies by 25 runs.

Brief scores:

West Indies 182 (Kieran Powell 48, Darren Bravo 29; Ravichandran Ashwin 3 for 45, Pragyan Ojha 5 for 40) lead India 157 for 2 (Murali Vijay 43, Cheteshwar Pujara 34*, Sachin Tendulkar 38*; Shane Shillingford 2 for 46) by 25 runs.