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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.”

LUNCH DAY 2: Ojha takes six

Delhi, India - Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha claimed six wickets as India bowled out West Indies for 304 runs and then raced to 39-0 at lunch on the second day of the first Test on Monday.

Ojha (6-72) added three more wickets to his overnight collection, while Ravichandran Ashwin (3-81) and Ishant Sharma (1-80) also struck as West Indies added only 48 runs to their tally before losing the bottom half of their batting order in 17.1 overs.

Gautam Gambhir (22) and Virender Sehwag (15) gave India a breezy start and could not be separated at the lunch break.

Brathwaite enjoys batting with his mentor

Delhi, India — Kraigg Brathwaite stood at the other end on Sunday, watching his mentor Shivnarine Chanderpaul score his 24th Test century.

Brathwaite, the 18-year-old in his just fourth Test match, played a crucial role as he and the 37-year-old veteran added 108 precious runs for the fourth wicket against India on the first day of the first Test.

Kraigg Brathwaite

Shiv gives 'thumbs up' to young brigade

New Delhi, India, CMC – Though charged up about scoring a milestone Test hundred, Shivnarine Chanderpaul said passing on the knowledge about batting to younger West Indies batsmen had become an important role for him.

The West Indies most capped player ever slammed his 24th Test hundred of an undefeated 111 to claw the visitors back into the first Test against India on Sunday, leading them to 256 for five at the close on the opening day.

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