Rahul Dravidâ€™s twenty-third Test century helped India pile on the runs on the second morning of the second Test against the West Indies here on Sunday.
Dravid scored 146 and guided India to 485 for five at lunch, being dismissed two balls before the interval when he chipped a wide long-hop from leg-spinner Ramnaresh Sarwan to Brian Lara at backward point.
Mohammad Kaif batted brightly to score 89 not out after he and Dravid resumed on Indiaâ€™s overnight score of 361 for four and added 124 runs in 29 overs.
Kaif outscored a fluent Dravid, resuming on 18 not out and stroking eight boundaries in the session.
Pedro Collins, who picked up all four wickets to fall on the first day, only saw action after Jerome Taylor and Corey Collymore had wasted the second new ball.
Captain Lara eventually turned to off-spinner Chris Gayle for the first time in the match in the 105th over. But it was part-time bowler Sarwan who eventually ended the 179-run fifth-wicket partnership with a poor delivery that Dravid would have expected to hit to the boundary. The Indian captain faced 234 balls and hit 16 fours.
India won toss
India 1st inns (overnight 361-4)
W Jaffer c Bravo b Collins 43
V Sehwag c & b Collins 180
V V S Laxman c Ramdin b Collins 0
*R Dravid c Lara b Sarwan 146
Yuvraj Singh b Collins 2
M Kaif not out 89
â€ M S Dhoni not out 0
Extras (b4, lb7, w3, nb11) 25
Total (5 wkts, 114 overs) 485
To bat: A Kumble, I K Pathan, M M Patel, V R Singh
Fall: 1-159, 2-161, 3-300, 4-306, 5-485
Bowling: Collins 27-5-113-4 (1nb); Taylor 23-3-87-0 (6nb); Bravo 10-0-66-0 (1w); Collymore 21-1-92-0 (3nb); Bradshaw 15-4-47-0 (1nb); Sarwan 13-0-62-1 (2w); Gayle 5-3-7-0
I D R Bradshaw, D J Bravo, S Chanderpaul, P T Collins, C D Collymore, D Ganga, C H Gayle, *B C Lara, â€ D Ramdin, R R Sarwan, J E Taylor
Series: 4-Test series level at 0-0
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and S J A Taufel (Australia). TV umpire: S A Bucknor. Match referee: J J Crowe (New Zealand)
First Test: June 2-6 St Johnâ€™s, match drawn
Remaining matches: June 22-26 3rd Test Basseterre. June 30-July 4 4th Test Kingston.
Source:The NewsMore on:India, India in West Indies 2006, Rahul Dravid
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