Windies 270 in arrears
MUMBAI – A five-wicket haul from spin bowler Shane Shillingford was overshadowed by centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma that have put India within sight of victory against West Indies on the second day of the second Test today.
Shillingford again emerged the pick of the West Indies bowlers, collecting five for 179 from 43 overs but Pujara’s 113 and Sharma’s undefeated 111 have put India in the driver’s seat and nicely poised to make a clean sweep of the two-match series.
Part-time off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine supported Shillingford, grabbing two for 45 from 11 overs, including the prized scalp of India star batsman Sachin Tendulkar, possibly playing his final innings in an unprecedented 200th and final Test.
India were bowled out for 495 and West Indies now face the daunting task of saving the match at the Wankhede Stadium, after they closed the second day on 43 for three in their second innings, still 270 in arrears.