(During the course of the first Test between India and West Indies at the Kotla, we'll post live updates, analysis, reader comments and reactions. Please hit F5 periodically for new posts.)
5.05 pm - West Indies are effectively 116-2 and the ball's doing funny things, shooting along the surface one ball, gripping and turning the next. India opened at both ends with spinners, a rarity, and managed to get both West Indian openers. Unless there's another one of their famous collapses tomorrow, they're firmly in front at this point.
A lead of 200 would prove extremely difficult to chase. For India, the key is Pragyan Ojha who has been relentlessly accurate and patient.
4.10 pm - India 209 all out. Everything that could go wrong for India today has. The fantastic part of West Indies' bowling effort is that they had to take about 12-13 wickets today, given the many lives Gambhir and Sehwag had in the 30 minutes before lunch.
Dravid, let down again by his colleagues, battled on for 54 and fell trying to capitalise on the few scoring opportunities available to him. Ishant was probably unlucky to be given out caught behind, but that's really not the point. The point is India's top-order was too arrogant for its own good. This performance should hurt and inspire them to do something better.
On this wicket, 95 runs is worth a whole lot more. Now, a half-decent performance from the West Indies batsmen could set up a historic win.
3.41 pm - Ishant and Dravid are battling it out. Samuels is bowling alongside Rampaul, possibly the best bowling combination from an Indian point of view. Samuels' off-breaks should not trouble Indian batsmen too much while Rampaul often looks out of energy at the end of a day.
Dravid crosses 50. The job's not done yet.
2.55 pm - India 155-7. Who woulda thunk? Sammy gets Ashwin caught down the leg. Gavaskar is reminiscing about India's one-wicket win over Australia in Mohali. Truth be told, Ishant has a better chance of scoring some quick runs here because Dravid has been locked down by the tight field settings. Batting on this wicket anyway is a one-ball game: you never know which one would crawl along the floor and trap you in front.
2.45 pm - India 153-6 and Sammy has blown this game wide open. A half-cocked drive from Yuvraj went to cover's hands, and then Dhoni played on, trying to work the ball across the line. India are paying for taking their opponents too easy.
2.20 pm at tea- The runaway train started by Sehwag and Gambhir has come to a screeching, grinding halt. From 89-0 in the 13th over, India slipped to 120-4. Yuvraj and Dravid have staged a mini-recovery, but India are far from safe.
Yuvraj has handled Bishoo well, tonking him for a couple of sixes and Dravid has looked steady. With deliveries staying scarily low, India will have to bat out of their skin before they are safe in this match.
1.40 pm - West Indies have clawed back into the game, and Indian batsmen are falling in a heap. Tendulkar and Laxman have gone in quick succession.
Tendulkar's 100th hundred will have to wait a little longer. Getting one in the fourth innings on this wicket would be just about impossible.
Edwards got him LBW with the sort of delivery that's always threatening to appear in conditions such as this: fast, low and aimed at the middle stump.
Laxman walked in to a situation tailor-made for him, but his form has been suspect in recent Tests. He poked at a leg-spinner from Bishoo and Baugh caught the edge.
Let's see if Yuvraj can keep his place in the Test side a little longer.
1.10 pm - India have shot themselves in the foot just when the going was good. Gambhir strolled out of his crease at the non-striker's end. The bat was in the wrong hand, and when the straight drive from Sehwag deflected off Sammy's hands, Gambhir was in no position to rush back.
Then, Sehwag, with everything going for him, carelessly drags his backfoot and Baugh whips off the bails. India 100-2. At the crease are the No. 1 and No. 2 run-scorers in Test history. How rare is that?
12.40 pm - Sehwag and Gambhir have added fifty now. And as it often happens with West Indian attacks, they get deflated quickly if things don't go their way. With a couple of punches through the cover off Rampaul and Sammy, Sehwag is rediscovering his touch. Gambhir has quickly moved to 40. The advantage has slipped out of West Indies' hands.
11.35 am at lunch - India are lucky Fidel Edwards hasn't struck twice already. A couple of streaky shots from Gambhir have evaded the slip cordon. Edwards is operating at the same pace as Umesh Yadav, but the difference in line and length can be seen. Umesh was too short, easy to block or leave. Edwards is bowling straighter, playing on the attacking instincts of Gambhri and Sehwag, tempting them to go after his deliveries.
Sehwag was lucky three balls in a row in the last over before lunch. A flat throw from the deep could have had him run-out. Next ball, Edwards flattened his stumps with a fast, full delivery — only for the umpire to signal a no-ball. Next ball, Sehwag threw his hands at a wide one, missing the gully's left-hand by very little.
Returning from injuries is tricky. Your limbs don't move the way they used to in full fitness. Therein lies the chance for the West Indies. If they are to make this game interesting, they have to cause damage with the new ball. If they leave it for later, the game would slip past them.
11 am - It ends quickly for West Indies. Ojha gets six, but the key for India here is to survive the new ball. The rest can't be difficult.
Sehwag is returning from a serious injury and there would be a question mark on how freely he can bat.
10.20 am - All that shuffling across the stumps finally costs Chanderpaul his wicket. Ishant gets him LBW, the first wicket to a pacer in this game.
10.16 am - First fiver for Ojha! Sammy is trapped in front by the quicker ball.
10.07 am - India don't have to worry about dismissing Chanderpaul if they can work out the rest. Pragyan Ojha worked on Carlton Baugh's patience which ran thin after a slew of dot balls. So he goes for the ugly slog, misses and gets hit in line. That maiden Test fiver is within Ojha's reach now.
First up, some tweets on Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
@Joydas - The time Chanderpaul has spent on Crease, Kim Kardashain could have Married and taken a Divorce
@SANJAYMANJREKAR - India better off trying to get his partners out..chanderpaul has a tendency to stay away from strike when w.i is down 8 wkts or so.
@kunalpradhan - That Chanderpaul doesn't fall over himself three times in an over is evidence of how little cricket coaching manuals mean.
@cricketwallah - of Chanderpaul it can be said with conviction that he has become better with every passing year. Terrific century!