Jharna Kukreja Chauhan

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Day 4 at Eden Gardens

(During the course of the second Test between India and the West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata we'll post live updates, analysis, reader comments and reactions. Please hit F5 periodically for new posts.)

2:00 pm: India have wrapped up the Test and the series, Umesh Yadav picking up the last two wickets. VVS Laxman is Man of the Match for his 176 not out - another award at the Eden Gardens for the middle-order batsman.

1:15 pm: Darren Bravo's wicket has opened up the floodgates. It was looking like a completely different game when Bravo and Samuels had their partnership going, but after Bravo was dismissed wickets have fallen in a heap. Off-spinner Aswhin has also come to the party, not willing to be outdone by Ojha.

1:00 pm: The Pragyan Ojha - Rahul Dravid combination has managed to turn around things for the Indians. It looked like the game was heading into the 5th day, but two tossed up deliveries from Ojha went towards the man with the most catches in Test cricket. Dravid snapped up the low catches from both Bravo and Baugh with elan and once again the Indians can smell a victory.

11:50 am: Bravo gets his slice of luck. A thick inside edge from his blade went to Gautam Gambhir at forward short leg but umpire Bruce Oxenford refuses to give him out. The Indians look dismayed over the decision. In the event of DRS  being applicable that was a sure shot one to be reviewed.

Darren Bravo celebrates his century

11:30 pm: West Indies 339/4 at Lunch - The 22-year-old Darren Bravo is putting up a tough fight against the Indians and has managed to do one thing that his cousin Brian Lara couldn't - score a century in India. This is just his second century in Tests, but he already looks a little bit like a Lara in the making and that will set expectations very high.

West Indies have reduced their deficit to 139 runs and if the remaining batsman manage to cross that mark then the Indians will have to bat again. Something they surely didn't anticipate.

10:30 pm: Dangerman Chanderpaul is back in the hut so the Indians will definitely feel relieved, but Darren Bravo is still sticking it out and has made his way to the nineties.

Did you know that Darren Bravo is related to Brian Lara? Both their mothers are first cousins.  Darren is also the younger half-brother of Dwayne Bravo. Safe to say that the love for cricket runs in the family.

9:15 am: India need another 7 wickets to wrap up both the Test match and the series against the West Indies. The Caribbean batsmen however have showed a lot more application and resolve in their second innings and it might not be a cakewalk for the Indians.

As of now, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo have already formed a 65-run partnership with Bravo moving past his half century in the process. India of course would want to break their stand as soon as possible because we all know what a solid partnership can do to a Test at the Eden when a team is following on (flashback 2001 and the Laxman-Dravid turnaround).

India's nemesis

Chanderpaul has been India's tormentor-in-chief when it comes to the West Indies for many years now.  His overall average of 49 jumps up to an awesome 67 when he plays against India. Many Indian fielders would be able to recount long days in the field when Chanderpaul decided to dig his heels in and deny them any opportunity. He has scored as many as seven centuries against India, including last weeks ton at the Kotla.

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