Ashwin, Tendulkar boost for India
Debutant Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six wickets and Sachin Tendulkar
completed 15,000 Test runs to boost India’s hopes of winning the opening
Test against the West Indies on Tuesday.
Tendulkar was unbeaten on 33 as India reached 152-2 in their second
innings at stumps on the third day after being set a challenging 276-run
target to win the match on a low, slow pitch. India now need 124 more
runs to win the match with eight wickets in hand. Tendulkar, needing
just one more century to score an unprecedented 100 international
hundreds, completed 15,000 runs during his unbeaten 87-ball knock when
he took a single off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
The master batsman, the world’s leading scorer in both Test and
one-day cricket, looked at the sky and raised his bat before being
congratulated by team-mate Rahul Dravid (30 not out) and the West Indies