Thursday 7 July 2011 

Sharma Stars Before Rain Has Final Say

Sharma Stars Before Rain Has Final Say
Sharma Stars Before Rain Has Final Say
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India 8-0 v West Indies 204 (Sharma 5-77)
Third Test, Dominica, day two

The West Indies were bowled out for 204 on the second day of the third and final Test against India in Dominica but rain played spoilsport again.

India had reached just eight without loss in their reply when the weather closed in to bring about an early finish for the second day in a row.

The West Indies resumed on 75 and lost the experienced pair Shivnarine Chanderpaul (23) and Marlon Samuels (9) before lunch and India took the remaining five after the break.

Darren Bravo (50) and Carlton Baugh (60) scored contrasting half-centuries - Bravo facing 134 balls before edging Ishant Sharma to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Baugh faving 79 before he became Harbhajan Singh's 400th Test wicket when he was bowled trying to cut.

Sharma picked up his second straight second-wicket haul by also removing Fidel Edwards (3) and Devendra Bishoo (0) as the West Indies struggled once again with the bat.

Indian openers Abhinav Mukund and Murali Vijay then made six and one respectively before no further play was possible.

It was a similar story on where a little over a session of play was possible on the day when Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the most capped West Indian with 133 appearances.

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