West Indies in India 2013
BCCI facilitates Tendulkar`s 200th Test at home
Sep 1, 2013The BCCI on Sunday approved the West Indies visit between the Australia ODI series in October and India's tour of South Africa in December-January. The West Indies will play two Tests and five One Day International matches during their short visit in November 2013. The Indian team's tour of New Zealand for two Tests and five ODIs in January/February 2014 and the Indian team's tour of England for five Tests/five ODIs/one T20 International, from July to September 2014, were also approved by the BCCI.
2nd Test India vs West Indies - Sachin's 200th & Final Test
2nd Test India vs West Indies
Mumbai Test, day 3: India maul West Indies, Tendulkar tearfully bows out from the game; IND-WIN:2-0(2/2)
Nov 16, 2013India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history. Moments after the final West Indies wicket fell, the Indian cricketers converged around Sachin Tendulkar and handed him a souvenir stump as they came one by one to hug him. He was given a mobile guard of honour by the Indian team as he bid an emotional farewell to his cricket career, which also saw him crying for the first time ever. His final day of Test cricket comes exactly after 24 years and one day since he was handed his international cap, on November 15, 1989. Pragyan Ojha took his second five wicket haul of the match (10 for 89 in the test) as India won the series 2-0. Starting Day 3 at their overnight score of 43 for three and trailing by 270 runs, they were all out for 187 to lose by an innings and 126 runs shortly before lunch. This is a special test match, I'll definitely remember this all my life and this is for Sachin paaji. - Pragyan Ojha after winning the Man of the Match for his ten-wicket haul. This is just the start of my Test career, there is a long way to go. - Rohit Sharma after winning the Man of the Series, in his debut Test series. Wish Sachin all the best. We are honoured to share field with him. - West Indies Captain Darren Sammy. Sir has never ever said 'well played' to me because he thought I would get complacent and I would stop working hard. Maybe he can push his luck and wish me now, well done on my career, because there are no more matches, sir, in my life. - Sachin on Coach Achrekar during his retirement speech. Tendulkar was awarded the Star Sports Believe Trophy. He also received a special award by the Sri Lankan government.
2nd Test, Mumbai, day three: India 495 (Pujara 113, Rohit 111*, Sachin 74, Shillingford 5-179) beat West Indies 182 (Ojha 5-40, Ashwin 3-45) and 187 (Ojha 5-49) by an innings and 126 runs
Mumbai Test, day 2: Sachin scores 74 in final outing, West Indies staring at another huge defeat
Nov 15, 2013Sachin Tendulkar scored 74 runs against the West Indies in what could be his final batting appearance for India, falling 26 runs shy of what would have been his 101st century, spoiling the wishes of the full house at Wankhede Stadium and millions more TV viewers acorss the globe. Starting the day on 38, Tendulkar looked fluent during his 68-minute stay at the wicket on the day. He faced 118 balls in all hitting 12 boundaries, all of which were pure class, during his 68th fifty in Tests. There was no great celebration from the West Indies after captain Darren Sammy caught him in the slips of a Narsingh Deonarine delivery. Tendulkar's partnership of 144 with Pujara was his 86th century partnership - the second highest in Tests, next only to Rahul Dravid's 88.Rohit Sharma's second consecutive century (111*) in his first two innings - only the second Indian batsman after Sourav Ganguly and the fifth in Test annals to do so - and Cheteshwar Pujara's 113 helped India pile up an imposing 495 for a 313-run lead. Pujara's feat of recording five hundreds in first 24 Test innings is without parallel in Indian Cricket. He has totalled 1279 in 13 Tests (21 innings) at an average of 75.23, including five centuries and three fifties in India. Spinner Shane Shillingford picked up 5/179 after toiling for 43 overs. With this, Shillingford has now bagged five wickets or more in an innings in five consecutive innings. West Indies have scored 43 runs at the loss of three wickets while trailing by 270 runs when stumps were drwan on day two. Reported earlier: Tendulkar and Cheteshwar Pujara, who strung an unbeaten 80-run partnership for the third wicket to take India to 157 for two at stumps, will resume batting today at the Wankhede Stadium. The match starts at 09:30 local time.
2nd Test, Mumbai, day two: West Indies 182 (Ojha 5-40, Ashwin 3-45) and 43/3 trail India 495 (Pujara 113, Rohit 111*, Sachin 74, Shillingford 5-179) by 270 runs
Mumbai Test, day 1: West Indies all out for 182 before tea, India 157/2 with Sachin on 38*
Nov 14, 2013Appearing in his 200th and final Test, Sachin Tendulkar scored 38 not out from 73 balls, and was involved in an unbeaten 80 runs partnership with Pujara (34*). At stumps, India trail West Indies by 25 runs with eight wickets in hand. Shillingford claimed the wickets of both the openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan in the space of three balls with the score at 77, much to the delight of the crowd waiting for their hero. Sachin walked in with a bat-grip featuring the tri-colour to the thunderous ovation of the crowd. He was given a guard of honour by the West Indies side and umpires as he walked to the crease.Earlier, Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up eight wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 182 by the hosts in their first innings in the second test in Mumbai on day one. The Windies had gone into the lunch break on 93 for two, but lost eight wickets for 89 runs during the second session at the Wankhede Stadium, with Ojha picking up his sixth five-wicket haul of his test career.Virat Kohli's prominent advertising billboards by the FMCG company which overshadowed the retiring Sachin Tendulkar's images (51 different pictures with his Test centuries and names of oppositions inscribed on rectangular billboards along the perimeter of the Wankhede Stadium roof) was removed before the toss by the embarrassed Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). After the toss, the Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal released commemorative postage stamps to pay tribute to the veteran batsman. The 40-year old batting great is only the second person after Mother Teresa to have a stamp released after him, when he is alive.
Sachin Tendulkar Stamps
West Indies XI: CH Gayle, KOA Powell, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, S Chanderpaul, N Deonarine, D Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), DJG Sammy (Captain), S Shillingford, TL Best, ST Gabriel
2nd Test, Mumbai, stumps: India 157/2 (Sachin 38*, Pujara 34*) vs West Indies 182/10 (Powell 48, Ashwin 3-45, Ojha 5-40)
Nov 14-18, 2013
Mumbai Test: Sachin's 200th & Last
Nov 14-18, 2013The 40-year-old Sachin Tendulkar will start his 200th and final Test in his hometown of Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium against West Indies on Thursday. The retiring little master who broke almost every record is the highest runscorer in international cricket, with 15,847 runs in 199 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. A full 25 years after he started his first-class journey with a Ranji Trophy hundred for Mumbai - when a Ranji Trophy cricketer could hope to make only 400 rupees a day - he is retiring as the wealthiest cricketer, ahead of the combined net worth of the next four in the list - MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli - with a personal fortune of $160 million. Sachin Tendulkar is already a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament, one of several appointed members from the worlds of sport, the arts and culture. As the entire nation is waiting to see him stride out, take guard and face up only one more time for India, the website selling the tickets crashed on Monday and on Tuesday all tickets were sold assuring that the Tests match will be a housefull affair. India Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), R Ashwin, S Dhawan, V Kohli, B Kumar, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, PP Ojha, CA Pujara, AM Rahane, I Sharma, RG Sharma, SR Tendulkar, M Vijay, UT Yadav
West Indies Squad: DJG Sammy (Captain), TL Best, DM Bravo, S Chanderpaul, SS Cottrell, N Deonarine, KA Edwards, ST Gabriel, CH Gayle, V Permaul, KOA Powell, D Ramdin†, MN Samuels, S Shillingford, CAK Walton (Wicket Keeper)
India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai: Match starts at 09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST
1st Test India vs West Indies
NOV 6-10, 2013
Kolkata Test, day 3: India won by an innings and 51 runs; IND-WIN:1-0(1/2)
Nov 8, 2013Debutant Mohammad Shami's raw pace and devastating spell of reverse swing helped India clinch a massive innings and 51 run win against West Indies inside three days in the first cricket Test. India had grabbed a first innings lead of 219 with the help of Rohit Sharma's 177 and Ravichandran Ashwin's 124 in the morning. Shillingford was the pick of the West Indies bowlers, taking six wickets for 167 runs from 55 overs, nine of which were maidens. West Indies collapsed from 101/1 to 168 in their second innings as Mohammed Shami (5-47) and Aswhin (3-46) played starring roles in India's innings victory that stretched their Test winning streak to an unprecedented five matches. Rohit Sharma, who became the 14th Indian batsman to get a century on Test debut, won the Man of the Match award for his brilliant 177. Shami took nine wickets in the match, the second best figures for an Indian bowler on debut, after Narendra Hirwani's 16 for 136 at Madras in January, 1988. Sachin Tendulkar bid goodbye to the Eden Gardens with this victory, but left the fans disappointed as they watched him bat only once during the game. His only contribution with the bat ended when he was controversially given out lbw in the first innings for just 10 when the ball looked to be travelling over the stumps.
India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Calcutta, Day three: India 453 (RG Sharma 177, Ashwin 124, Shillingford 6-167) beat West Indies 234 & 168 (Shami 5-47) by an innings an 51 runs
Kolkata Test, day 2: Rohit's debut century rescues India after Sachin falls cheaply
Nov 7, 2013Farewell man Sachin Tendulkar got out cheaply to a controversial decision on the second day of the India-West Indies test breaking the hearts of thousands of fans who queued up to watch him bat in his penultimate Test. Sachin was dismissed for 10 by West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford and he showed a hint of disappointment while walking back on umpire Nigel Llong's decision as the ball had hit him high on the back leg.The thirty-year-old off-spinner Shane Shillingford used the 'doosra' with telling effect, and at the end of the first session of play that clearly belonged to the West Indians, had figures of 4/53 in 17 overs. India started Day 2 at 37/0, but lost 5 wickets for 83 before Dhoni and Rohit Sharma put on 73. In his first Test, Rohit Sharma walked in at the early exit of Sachin Tendulkar, and is still at the crease at stumps, having made 127. Ashwin is eight short of his second Test hundred as India ended the day with a lead of 120 - the unbroken seventh-wicket stand now worth 198 runs.
India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Calcutta, Day two, stumps: India 354/6 (RG Sharma 127*, Ashwin 92*, Dhoni 42, Sachin 10, Shillingford 4-130) lead West Indies 234 (Samuels 65, Shami 4-71) by 120 runs
Kolkata: Sachin's 199th Test - Shami makes dream debut
Nov 6, 2013Pacer Mohammed Shami made a dream debut on his home ground picking up four wickets to restrict the visitors to 234 at Kolkata. The 23-year-old Shami, who bowled with control, finished with figures of 4-71. Tendulkar, appearing in his 199th Test match, also drew applause from the 33,000-strong crowd for taking the wicket of Shane Shillingford at the stroke of tea. The 40-year-old retiring legend took his Test wicket tally to 46 with this.At stumps, India were 37 for no loss, with Shikhar Dhawan (21; 27 b, 4x4) and Murali Vijay (16; 45 b, 2x4) at the crease. Earlier, Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat first at the Eden Gardens. Samules scored 65 off 98 balls with the help of 11 fours and two sixes. Apart from Shami, Rohit Sharma played his maiden Test, getting the cap from Tendulkar, and becoming the first cricketer to make his debut after playing 100 One-Day Internationals. Sachin's Batting/fielding & Bowling averages at the start of Kolkata test
Sachin's 100 100s
West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Darren Sammy (Captain), Shane Shillingford, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cotterrell, Tino Best.
India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Calcutta, Day one: India 37/0 (12.0 ov) vs West Indies 234 (Samuels 65, Shami 4-71)
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