West Indies and India draw first Test

The West Indies wobbled and stumbled but their last-wicket pair, Fidel Edwards and Corey Collymore, staved off the threat of Anil Kumble and Sreesanth to snatch (??) a draw. Good effort, and I’m rather chuffed – and not just because I can smirk at my Indian colleagues on messenger at work tomorrow. This could be a turning point for the West Indies; even a year ago, you wouldn’t have imagined them lasting 3 or 4 overs to save a Test. But they did it, and they should be bloody proud.

Of course, they let India back into the game thanks to Wasim Jaffer’s double hundred. But there is a new-found bite about West Indies, and I’m liking it.

Ever the optimist…

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