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India Aim For Clean Sweep As Sachin Awaits 100th Ton In Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 21: The series in their grasp following convincing victories in the first two matches, India would be aiming for a clean sweep against the West Indies in the third and final cricket Test

PTI [ Updated: November 21, 2011 16:08 IST ]
india aim for clean sweep as sachin awaits 100th ton in
india aim for clean sweep as sachin awaits 100th ton in mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 21: The series in their grasp following convincing victories in the first two matches, India would be aiming for a clean sweep against the West Indies in the third and final cricket Test commencing at the Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow.


All eyes will once again be on Sachin Tendulkar, who is just one short of his elusive 100th international century.  Having missed the chance to get it in the first two Tests, he will be keen to finally achieve the remarkable milestone on his home turf.

The batting maestro has been waiting since March 12, when he got his 99th international hundred in the World Cup league tie against South Africa at Nagpur, to reach the milestone. 

If the West Indies want to clinch the final inconsequential Test and give themselves a big morale boost ahead of the five-match one-day rubber that follows, they need to get their act together in all departments of the game. 

A glimpse of what the visiting team's batsmen are capable of if they apply themselves and play with determination was there to be seen in the second innings of the second Test in Kolkata when they nearly saved the innings defeat after yet another poor batting display in the first innings. 

The way their exciting talent Darren Bravo, who made a stylish 136 and Marlon Samuels (84) batted against the rampaging Indian spin duo of Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin has given them a confidence boost for the final match of the rubber.

With opener Adrian Barath and no. 3 Kirk Edwards also notching individual half centuries, the visitors would be looking forward to a similar batting display here.

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