Fans Cheer for ‘Master Blaster’ at Wankhede; West Indies All Out for 182 Runs

November 14 12:09 2013

sachin2Mumbai, Thursday, November 14 – The entire world gazed at Sachin Tendulkar’s final appearance in his last test match at Wankhede stadium of Mumbai. Massive crowd started to appear in the morning, along with B-town star – Aamir Khan. Indian team won the toss and chose to field first. However, skipper of the team had to face booing by the fans who were expecting home team to elect batting first.

India seemed full of life as soon as the match started at the scheduled time. Although pressure was on West Indies as they trail by 0-1 in the series but situations were equally difficult for Indian team as well. It was because hosting team wishes to decimate West Indies with a great margin, to give excellent farewell to Sachin, who has served Indian Cricket team for 24 long years.

West Indies couldn’t do much with the bat although they had the chance to score big. Pitch of Wankehede stadium turned devil for them as the entire team was all out at a minimal score of 182 runs. But worrying signs appear on the faces of Indian fans as they knew a smaller score would wind up the 5-day long match in nearly 3 to 4 days as similar to Kolkata Test match. Pragyan Ojha ruined West Indies batting and got 5 wickets. R Ashwin also grabbed 3 wickets. Powel was the highest scorer from guest team as he played a knock of 48 runs.

Batting line of Indian cricket team is strong, comprising Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Sachin Tendulkar, M S Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma. A good knock was also shown by a promising all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Indian openers – Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan gave a good start today but they got out at the scores of 43 runs and 33 runs, respectively.

Tendulkar batted well and scored 38 runs from 73 balls, smashing six boundaries. A good partnership with Pujara made India to lead at front. At the stumps, India made 157 after the loss of two wickets and now trail by 25 runs. Shane Shillingford, the West Indies bowler, got both the two wickets.

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