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Sachin on course for fairytale farewell

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

IANS Updated on: November 14, 2013 23:32 IST


The crowd, which looked disappointed when Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to field, had plenty to cheer about in the afternoon session when Ojha and Ashwin made sure that Tendulkar could get to bat on the first day.

Kieran Powell (48) was caught at short leg off Ojha minutes after the break and the rest of the West Indies batsmen failed to put up any fight, though all their mainline batsmen got good starts.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, playing his 150th Test, departed after making 25 off 34 balls.

The Windies great was off the mark with a six but his stay ended after he edged one off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the second slip.

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