The spin-pace combination of Pragyan Ojha and Umesh Yadav wrecked havoc as India enforced the follow on after skittling the West Indies for only 153 in their first innings on day three of the second cricket Test hin Kolkata on Wednesday - trailing by a staggering 478 runs. A 224-run partnership between VVS Laxman and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni put India well on top on Tuesday.
Centuries from Laxman and Dhoni, together with an opening-day Rahul Dravid hundred, saw India reach 631 for seven declared before reducing the tourists to 34 for two by stumps. They soon continued on Wednesday where they had left off on day two, with the Windies never able to build any momentum as they fell well short of the total needed to avoid the follow-on.
After losing openers Adrian Barath for one and Kraigg Brathwaite (17) before bad light forced a premature end to Tuesday's play, number three batsman Kirk Edwards followed suit early on on day three for 16 when he was trapped leg before wicket playing across the line to slow left-armer Pragyan Ojha.
Off-spinner R Ashwin snared the crucial wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul for four soon after, also lbw. That left the Windies 46 for four and brought together Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels in the middle. The pair produced the tourists' best partnership - 46 - but the wickets kept tumbling thereafter.
Left-hander Bravo was bowled off an inside edge by Umesh Yadav and Samuels fell to the same player, bowled past the outside edge in the right-arm fast-medium bowler's next over.
Captain Darren Sammy was another who looked to have played himself in but departed for 18, wicketkeeper Dhoni snapping up a bottom edge off Ojha.
Kemar Roach (two) and Carlton Baugh (13) perished in consecutive balls in the 41st over, bowled by Ojha. The former was run out while the latter was given lbw.
Fidel Edwards and last man Devendra Bishoo (eight not out) stuck around for a while in a last-wicket stand of 24 before Edwards became Ojha's fourth victim, also lbw, for 16.