India duo Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammed Shami make West Indies pay
Sachin Tendulkar made an unlikely impact in his final series with a wicket against the West Indies in Kolkata.
Last Updated: 07/11/13 11:06am
The 40-year-old Tendulkar will retire after the second Test at his beloved Mumbai. However the 'Little Master' seems set to go out with a bang after he claimed the scalp of Shane Shillingford as the Windies slumped to 234 all out at Eden Gardens.
Tendulkar's spin had previously only accounted for 45 victims in 198 Tests - however he sent the home fans wild as he trapped Shillingford leg before during the evening session.
It topped a frustrating day for the tourists, who saw plenty of their batsmen make starts only to lose their wickets once well set. And India rubbed salt into their wounds as Murali Vijay (16no) and Shikhar Dhawan (21no) steered the hosts to 37-0 at the close.
Mohammed Shami did the majority of the damage on his debut as he finished with figures of 4-71 as well as having a hand in a run out.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck first to claim the prized scalp of the dangerous Chris Gayle for 18, with the Windies opener caught by Vijay at second slip after being trapped in his crease.
Shami then stepped up to the mark as he was involved in the next four wickets to fall.
The 23-year-old seamer had Kieran Powell (28) caught at mid-on by Kumar for his maiden Test scalp.
Shami sent Marlon Samuels' middle stump cartwheeling to end his resistance for 65, while his quick throw from fine leg saw Darren Bravo run out for 23.
Shami then completed a memorable spell as he clean bowled Denesh Ramdin for four, with the Windies slumping from 138-2 to 143-5.
A brisk 16 off 19 balls from Darren Sammy was brought to an end by Pragyan Ojha, who had cleverly placed Kumar at long off for the catch before Shilingford fell to Tendulkar for five.
Veerasammy Permaul attempted to turn the tide with Shivnarine Chanderpaul only to chip a simple catch back to Ravi Ashwin when on 14.
Chanderpaul had looked resolute as he cautiously made his way to 36, however he was deceived by a quicker delivery from Ashwin that clipped his off-stump.
And the Windies innings was brought to an end soon after Sheldon Cottrell (0) was bowled - this time by Shami - to leave Tino Best unbeaten on 14.
Day two of the first Test between India and the West Indies is live on Sky Sports 1HD on Thursday at 3.15am