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India on top after Dravid century

KOLKATA, India, Nov 14, IANS/CMC – Maestro Rahul Dravid’s 36th Test century put India in early control of the second Test here Monday, as West Indies’ bowlers struggled to contain the hosts’ batting juggernaut.

The right-hander hit a classic 119 as India, opting to bat first at Eden Gardens, finished the day on 346 for five.

While Dravid flourished, legendary teammate Sachin Tendular failed in his pursuit of 100 international hundreds, falling well short when he was out for 38.

India close opening day on 346 for 5

Kolkata, India, CMC – Scoreboard on the opening day of the second Test between India and West Indies at Eden Gardens on Monday:
INDIA 1st innings
G Gambhir c Barath b F Edwards 65
V Sehwag c Barath b Sammy 38
R Dravid b Brathwaite 119
S Tendulkar c Samuels b Bishoo 38
VVS Laxman not out 73
I Sharma c wk Baugh b Roach 0
Extras (lb5, w2, nb6) 13
TOTAL (5 wickets, 87.3 overs) 346
To bat: Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, P Ojha, U Yadav.

TOSS - India bat in 2nd Test

KOLKATA, INDIA – TOSS – As the curtain rises on the 2nd Test match between hosts India and the West Indies; India won the toss and elected to bat first this morning at Eden Gardens.

Windies upbeat ahead of 2nd Test

Kolkata, India — West Indies batsmen have been urged to be positive but not reckless when they face India in the second Test match at Eden Gardens which bowls off on Monday.

The batsmen have been told “not to go into a shell” while the bowlers have been asked to “maintain the good work and strive for better” as they look for that all important “tick” in the win column and draw level in the three-match series.

Ishant happy to be "leader"

Kolkata, India -- India’s Ishant Sharma is relishing the task of leading his team’s pace attack against West Indies in the upcoming second Test match against West Indies in the absence of the injured Zaheer Khan.

The 23-year-old Ishant said: “It’s an honour when you see yourselves as the senior-most bowler in the team and leading the attack. It’s difficult to express this kind of feeling actually.”

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