Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Laxman,Dhoni,Centuries.the second Test against a hapless.

Kolkata: Venkatsai Laxman and Mahindra Singh Dhoni led India's run-spree with excellent centuries to put their team in control on the second day of the second Test aligned with a hapless West Indies on Tuesday.

Middle-order batsman Laxman beat a stylish 176 not out and skipper Dhoni a robust 144 as India post a very big 631-7 declared in their first innings at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The West Indies falter in reply, feat 34-2 when play was called off due to bad light. Kirk Edwards was winning on 12 and Darren Bravo on four not out.

Indian seamer Umesh Yadav struck in his first over while he have Adrian Barath (one) caught by Virender Sehwag at next slip before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin indifferent Kraigg Brathwaite (17), caught by Gautam Gambhir at short-leg.Laxman hit 12 fours in his 17th Test hundred, and the fifth at this place, while Dhoni shattered five sixes and 10 fours in his fifth Test century as India nonstop to gather runs happily against both pace and spin.

The duo bear the West Indies' bowling borders on a slow pitch with a 224-run stand for the seventh wicket as the hosts additional 285 runs to their suddenly total of 346-5. It was India's second-highest total in Tests aligned with the West Indies, their best being 644-7 stated at Kanpur in 1979.It was a demoralising day for the West Indies, who can get now two wickets in added than two session as none of their bowlers could danger Laxman and Dhoni.

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, paceman Kemar Roach, seamer Darren Sammy and recreational off-spinner Marlon Samuels all accepted more than 100 run in a middling West Indies' bowling concert.Dhoni dominated the big stand with Laxman with rich pat play. He reaches his century - his first since February 2010 - in the afternoon with an only to long-off off part-time spinner Brathwaite

The Indian skipper, immovable at the back off Roach no-balls when on 13 and 16, punish the spinners as he loft Bishoo and Samuels over long-on for sixes previous to hitting Brathwaite for two sixes in an over.Dhoni was immovable behind in the last session directly after hitting Roach for his fifth six. Laxman, 73 immediately, finished his hundred with a beautiful shot; flicking Sammy stuck between mid-on and mid-wicket for a four.

The West Indies relied on fast bowlers Fidel Edwards and Roach in the break of day in an offer to put force on India, but the duo go wicketless with the second new ball. The tourist lone achievement in the morning conference came when Sammy attentive Yuvraj Singh leg-before for 25 after the batsman had extra 50 for the sixth wicket with Laxman.Yuvraj, difficult to cement his place in the Test side, did not look relaxed during his short stay at the crease, tested by Edwards and Roach with short-pitched delivery.

The left-handed batsman was once strike on the bear by an Edwards’s bouncer previous to being dismissed by Sammy. India leads 1-0 in the three-Test series follow their five-wicket win in the opening match in New Delhi.

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