WI tour of Ind : India Vs West Indies, 1st Test Livescorecard at Kolkata - Nov 06-10, 2013

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Published on: Nov 06, 2013

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West Indies tour of India :India Vs West Indies, 1st Test Livescorecard at Kolkata - Nov 06-10, 2013

West Indies tour of India
WI tour of Ind : India Vs West Indies, 1st Test Livescorecard at Kolkata - Nov 06-10, 2013
Teams : India Vs West Indies
Venue : Played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss :West Indies, who chose to bat
Pitch report : Eden Gardens' chief groundsman, Prabir Mukherjee, has promised "a good, firm, even-bouncing wicket" but a day before the game, Sammy said it already "looks like a fourth-day pitch". While Mukherjee and Dhoni aren't exactly friends, it is Sammy's verdict that may excite the India captain, who has said in the past he wants Indian Test pitches to turn from day one. Peak temperature is expected to hover around 30 C. No rain is expected during the match, but the moisture previous downpours have left behind in the soil may slow down the pitch.
Darren Sammy and his men will take a look at the farewell euphoria in Kolkata and wonder if there's some karmic connection between West Indies and Sachin Tendulkar. 'When will he get his 100th international hundred?' was the refrain the last time West Indies toured India in late 2011. Tendulkar came close twice in that three-Test series, making 76 in a successful chase in Delhi and falling six runs short of the mark to the disappointment of hometown Mumbai.
That Wankhede match was only the second time a Test had been drawn with the scores level, India managing a single off the last ball of the game when two were needed. West Indies may have lost that 2011 series 0-2, but they had a 100-plus first-innings lead in Delhi which they blew, and were a wicket away from a win at the end in Mumbai.
It is important to revisit all this to remind ourselves that two teams played cricket - exciting cricket - then, during that long clamour for the landmark. And, regardless of how or why this series came to be, two teams are going to play cricket now, during the retirement.
Last Five Match Result :
India WWWWD (last five games, most recent first)

West Indies WWWWW

Match Stats

West Indies have won their last six Tests, two each against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and New Zealand

West Indies last won an away Test against an opposition other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe in 2007. Before that, in 2000
Sachin Tendulkar is 163 short of 16000 Test runs and five short of 50 Test wickets
India team
S Dhawan, M Vijay, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, MS Dhoni(c/w), B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, PP Ojha

West Indies team
CH Gayle ,KOA Powell,DM Bravo, MN Samuels, S Chanderpaul, D Ramdin(w), DJG Sammy(c), S Shillingford, V Permaul, SS Cottrell, TL Best

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