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Sachin Tendulkar makes final test appearance

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Spinners Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandra Ashvin ripped through the West Indies batting lineup on day one of the second and final test against host India.
 
However, their performances were driven out of the spotlight when the little master, Sachin Tendulkar who is making his final test appearance came out to bat.
 
Put into bat at the Wankade Stadium in Mumbai, the West Indies got off to a shaky start losing opener Chris Gayle for just 11 runs.
 
Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandra Ashvin who took over the Bowling attack from Mohammad Shami and Buvaneshvar Kumar, ripped through the Windies bating line restricting the visitors to just 182 runs.Kieran Powel fought a solitary battle for West Indies with a knock of 48 runs.Pragyan Ojha was the pick of the bowlers bagging 5 wickets while Ashvin picked up 3.
 
India who commenced their first innings built a solid opening stand of 77 runs. Shane Shillingford then struck 2 decisive blows in quick succession dismissing both openers.Sachin Tendulkar who is playing in his final test match joined Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease.At stumps on Day one india were 157 runs for the loss of 2.

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