Bravo, Chanderpaul keep India at bay
Rocked early by the Indian strikes, the West Indies fought hard for survival through the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo.The left-handed duo was proving a road-block as India sought to make history at the Kensington Oval.The West Indies was 96 for three in its second innings after 38 overs. A bold declaration by M.S. Dhoni opened up the second Digicel Test on the final day.
Dhoni happy with brave declaration
I feel it was a right decision. We didn't know how much rain we would get so it was good enough to get the opposition out.” The West Indies needed around 100 off 20 overs towards the end, but Dhoni said it had been a low-scoring series and the balance was always tilted towards India, who lead the series 1-0.“It was pretty balanced, not to forget they were five down and we needed two more wickets which we got.”
Sarwan dropped for third Test
Senior West Indian batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan - out of form in the ongoing series - has been replaced by Nevisian opener Kieran Powell for the third Test against India beginning in Dominica on July 6. This is the only change in the West Indian squad of 13 for the final match. India leads the series 1-0.Powell, a regular member of the West Indies `A' side, has played two ODIs for the West Indies.
Laxman, Dravid put India in charge
The in-form V.V.S. Laxman's unbeaten 72 of focus and skill guided India to 229 for three in its second innings on the fourth day of the second Digicel Test at the Kensington Oval here on Friday.Going into the final day, India is ahead by 240 runs. The Indians have an opportunity to run up a lead of over 300, declare an hour before lunch and apply pressure on the West Indies in the last two sessions.
Dilshan eyes cricket series win after Lord's victory
"We are playing good cricket, if we play like this we can win the next two matches," Dilshan told reporters.So determined was Mathews to make sure Chandimal, who eventually reached three figures with a six off medium-pacer Tim Bresnan, got to a hundred he played out a maiden in the 47th over to the visible despair of his captain.
England, Pakistan to play 10 cricket internationals in 2012
England and Pakistan have agreed to play 10 cricket internationals early next year in the United Arab Emirates.The England Cricket Board announced on Wednesday a tour involving three tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.The early 2012 dates were yet to be confirmed.England will return home for a break, then travel to Sri Lanka for a two-test series, plus warmups.The tests will be from March 26-30 at Galle, then from April 3-7 at Colombo
Sharma bowls career-best for India in 2nd test
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma grabbed a career-best 6-55 to spur India to a narrow first-innings lead over West Indies on a rain-hit day three of the second cricket test at Kensington Oval on Thursday.West Indies, 98-5 overnight, was bowled for 190, conceding a lead of 11 runs in reply to India's first innings total of 201.
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