India`s Ravichandran Ashwin has jumped to the numero uno position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders by virtue of his stellar show in the first cricket Test against the West Indies at Kolkata.
West Indies batting great Brian Lara Saturday expressed disappointment over the India-West Indies match ending in three days, denying him the pleasure of watching Sachin Tendulkar in action in his penultimate match.
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Friday gave debutante pacer Mohammad Shami the credit for India`s crushing win but also blamed his batsmen for their "rash and irresponsible" shots which cost them the first Test of the two-match series inside three days.
It was a memorable moment for Indian cricket fans when former captain Sourav Ganguly embraced master blaster Sachin Tendulkar during the felicitation ceremony after India defeated the West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the first Test here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
The massive crowd that turned up to watch Little Master Sachin Tendulkar bat at the Eden Gradens on Day 2 of the first Test match, was left disappointed after the batting legend was given out lbw off Shane Shillingford’s 13th over of the innings.
Rohit Sharma struck a century on debut to rescue India from a precarious 83 for five to 354 for six in the first innings at the close of play on the second day of the first cricket Test against the West Indies.
Pacer Mohammed Shami announced his arrival on the Test arena by scalping four wickets in a dream spell against the West Indies as a dominant India started Sachin Tendulkar`s farewell series by taking early control of the first Test on Wednesday.