Mumbai: India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar Thursday kept alive hopes of a big farewell knock with an unfinished 38 on the first day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium here.
Tendulkar and Cheteshwar Pujara (34 not out) strung an unbeaten 80-run partnership for the third wicket to take India to 157 for two at stumps after Pragyan Ojha (5/40)and Ravichandran Ashwin (3/45) justified their captain's decision to put West Indies in to bat by dismissing them for 182 in the first innings in 55.2 overs in less than two sessions.
A double strike by spinner Shane Shillingford to dismiss openers Shikhar Dhawan (33) and Murali Vijay (43) had left the hosts at 77 for two before Tendulkar and Pujara resurrected the innings.
Dhawan was the aggressive of the two and went after the West Indies bowling hitting seven fours in his 28-ball knock.
Murali followed him soon.