India win Kotla Test against West Indies

India won the first Test against West Indies by 5 wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here today. Sachin Tendulkar top scored with 76, while crisis man VVS Laxman hit an unbeaten half century

Exuberant fans were stunned into silence when Sachin Tendulkar yet again missed out on his 100th international hundred, this time by 24 runs on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against the West Indies here.

More than 10,000, who came in hoping to witness Tendulkar script history, reacted in disbelief when the iconic Indian batsman was out on 76 off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo around half an hour before lunch break.

Unlike the earlier three days of the match, a sizeable crowd was present before the start of the proceedings today in anticipation of Tendulkar creating history.

Tendulkar's last international hundred was the 111 he scored against South Africa in the one-day international in Nagpur on March 12, his 48th ODI ton. Since then, he has not scored an international hundred for four ODIs and 10 innings from five Tests.

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