India at the verge of historic Windies win

Dominica. Neither has India won more than one test in West Indies nor does it had won both the One day series and Test Series of a tour in the last 58 years. But if everything goes right and the rain gods permit, this Indian team is all set to achieve these feats.

After India piled on a healthy lead of 143, West Indies were 224 for 6 at stumps on day 4. Despite a magnificent ton on debut by Kirk Edwards and a fighting innings by Shivnarain Chandrapaul, West Indies are just 81 runs ahead of India with just 4 wickets in hand and a full day of test cricket to negotiate.

Earlier, starting the day at 308 for six, Indian batsmen didn't last long and were all out for 347 as Fidel Edwards (5/103) ran through the lower order picking three of the last four wickets which also included top scorer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (74).

With their tail up, India's new ball bowlers, Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar struck early by removing the West Indian openers in the opening session. While Adrian Barath fell to Kumar for six, Kieron Powell was snapped up by Sharma after making just four.

Kirk Edwards and Chandrapaul then stitched together a partnership and kept India at bay but as Edwards fell to Harbhajan, the Windies slumped to 201 for five, from a comfortable 201 for three in no time. Baugh's dismissal in the final over was also a blow for the home team as it now depends on Chanderpaul to delay the inevitable.

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