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Sachin Tendulkar disappoints,Rohit Sharma shines on Day 2

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma stamped his class by hitting a sparkling century on debut as India recovered from a top-order collapse to take a firm grip of the first Test against the West Indies with a 120-run first-innings lead in Kolkata today. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma stole the thunder with his unbeaten 127 as the hosts,who were precariously placed at 83 for five at one stage,reached a comfortable 354 for six at close on an eventful second day's play. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Rohit Sharma

With retiring legend Sachin Tendulkar being given out in a contentious manner in his penultimate match,the in-form Rohit Sharma along with R Ashwin added 198 runs for the seventh wicket to almost bat the visiting side out of the match on a tricky Eden Gardens strip. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Shane Shillingford

The ball did all the talking for Shane Shillingford as West Indies had Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli heavily-guarded. Kohli became the offspinner's fourth victim.(IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Sachin Tendulkar

It was not what the entire nation had wish for. Sachin Tendulkar fell cheaply and could only manage 10 runs in the middle. The Little Master did begin well,but was not able to carry on for long. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Tendulkar

After middling the first ball of his innings,it seemed Tendulkar is set for a big one. He played some convincing drives off his pads,and looked comfortable in the middle. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Tendulkar

West Indies,who earlier made their intentions of going all out against Tendulkar clear,were on the attack as soon as the Master Blaster took crease. There were fielders around the bat,and in catching positions. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Tendulkar

It was in the 29th over that Shillingford got one to just turn a bit,and bounce. The off-spinner caught Tendulkar in the crease,and struck him in line of the stumps. As expected,there was a huge appeal and the umpire,only after some thought,raised the finger. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Tendulkar

Shake of the head and Tendulkar made the long walk back,this time to stun silence. The replays suggested that bowl would have missed the stumps as it hit him above the pad flap. Commentators,too,echoed the same and were not happy with the decision. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Tendulkar

Playing his second last Test match,Tendulkar voiced the same as soon as he entered the dressing room,and gestured for the height. It was certainly not a happy outing for the Master Blaster,but Shillingford now has a moment which he'll cherish all his life. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)