India whitewashed West Indies in the goodbye game of Tendulkar

India 495 (Cheteshwar Pujara 113, Rohit Sharma 111*, Sachin Tendulkar 74, Shane Shillingford 5-179) beat West Indies 182 and 187 (Denesh Ramdin 53*, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 41, Pragyan Ojha 5-49, Ravichandran Ashwin 4-89) by an innings and 126 runs.

The final International match for the little master, Sachin Tendulkar, ended on a positive note when India beat West Indies by a huge margin at its home ground.

The Windies scored 182 runs in the first innings followed by 187 in the second whereas India piled up 495 in their only innings.

Pragyan Ojha (India) was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his outstanding match figures of 10-89.

Rohit Sharma (India) was announced ‘Player of the series’ for his masterly batting in two games. He was the highest run getter in the series by plundering 288 runs at an unbelievable average of 288.00, the best of 177 with two hundreds.

The second and final Test of the series lasted three days and concluded on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar - Goodbye International cricket
Sachin Tendulkar – Goodbye International cricket

Earlier, the Caribbeans started the day at 3-43 after 12.2 overs while Chris Gayle was batting at six runs. Marlon Samuels joined him in the morning and his partner hit 4 fours to Ravichandran Ashwin in the 15th over. The partnership was broken at 74 when Samuels was gone for 11 and was replaced by Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Gayle departed 13 runs later for 35 and the visitors were reeling at 6-89 when Denesh Ramdin got together with Chanderpaul.

The duo tried to mend the immense loss but was just able to enhance the score to 157. Chanderpaul became the next victim for 41 as the spinners of the hosts took over the game completely. Denesh Ramdin completed his 11th Test fifty and remained unbeaten for 53 whereas the entire Windies team was bowled out for 187 in 47 overs.

Pragyan Ojha was once again the star performer with five wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin secured four and Mohammaed Shami got one.

India grabbed the match by a huge margin of an innings and 126 runs and clinched the series 2-0.


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