Windies skittle India for 209

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India squandered a flying start  on a bowler-dominated second day to concede a 95-run first  innings lead to West Indies in the first test today.
Having bowled out West Indies for 304, India got off to a  breezy, eventful start provided by openers Virender Sehwag (55)  and Gautam Gambhir (41) who batted as if they were in a  limited-overs game.
They added 89 runs in 12.3 overs before their batting  line-up, with the glorious exception of Rahul Dravid (54),  folded for 209 on a day when 17 wickets fell.
Ravichandran Ashwin and spin colleague Pragyan Ojha ensured  India ended the day on a better note, removing Kieran Powell (0)  and Kraigg Brathwaite (2) respectively.
Kirk Edwards (15) and Fidel Edwards (0) were in the middle  when stumps were drawn with West Indies on 21 for two, having  stretched their overall lead to 116 runs.
India started well with Gambhir, having nearly edged the  first ball he faced from Fidel Edwards to the third slip,  hitting the pacer for three boundaries in the over.
The southpaw got a reprieve in Edwards’s next over when Kirk  Edwards dropped him in the slip and the bowler endured further  heartbreak when he clean bowled Sehwag with a delivery that was  adjudged a no-ball.
Gambhir ran out of luck in the 13th over when Sehwag’s  straight drive brushed bowler Darren Sammy’s fingers. The ball  then hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end with Gambhir out of  the crease.
Sehwag took 36 balls to complete his 28th test half-century  but was stumped off Devendra Bishoo while trying to guide a ball  to the fine leg area.

Sachin Tendulkar (7) walked out to a rousing welcome from  the sparse crowd at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium who were hoping  to see his long-awaited 100th international century but Fidel  Edwards removed him leg before to frustrate them.
Sammy compounded India’s crisis with a three-wicket burst,  removing Yuvraj Singh (23) and the scoreless duo of Mahendra  Singh Dhoni and Ashwin.
Dravid waged a lone battle in the tailenders’ company before  a fluffed pull shot cut short his stay and Ravi Rampaul removed  the last two Indian wickets with successive deliveries.
Earlier, Ojha (6-72) added three more wickets to his  overnight collection to trigger a collapse as West Indies,  resuming on 256 for five, lost the bottom half of their batting  order in 17.2 overs for just 48 runs.
With little in the track for pace bowlers, India captain  Dhoni brought Ojha into attack after seven overs and the  left-arm spinner removed Carlton Baugh (27) and Sammy (5) in his  first two overs to complete his maiden five-wicket haul.
West Indies got the biggest jolt when Ishant hit Shivnarine  Chanderpaul’s (118) pad and umpire Kumar Dharmasena upheld the  leg before appeal.
Chanderpaul’s 196-ball knock included seven fours and a  couple of sixes.
Ashwin removed Ravi Rampaul (12) in what was the fourth  successive leg before decisions of the morning and West Indies  folded when Ojha had Fidel Edwards (10) caught by Sehwag.

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