Taylor destroys India

A brilliant five-wicket haul from Jerome Taylor has helped the West Indies bundle India out for just 200 on the first day of the fourth Test in Jamaica.

Taylor decimated the Indian batsman in scenes reminiscent of the West Indian glory days, his lightning-fast pace seeing him finish the innings 5-50.

Only a typically gutsy effort from Rahul Dravid, and a supporting knock from Anil Kumble, saved the tourists from further embarrassment after they had slumped to 6-91.

The Indian skipper smashed 10 fours on his way to 81, while Kumble hit seven boundaries during a valuable 45-run knock.

After the first three Test matches in the series failed to produce a result, the hosts were keen to get off to a positive start, and they wasted no time in doing so.

Pedro Collins claimed the wicket of opener Virender Sehwag for a duck on just the third ball when Ramnaresh Sarwan held onto a brilliant catch at forward short leg.

Taylor picked up his first scalp two overs later when he uprooted the stumps of Wasim Jaffer (1) to have the visitors 2-3.

The wicket brought Dravid to the crease and he immediately set about making amends for the shaky start, but it would prove difficult for him to keep a partner for too long.

VVS Laxman was unable to repeat his century from the previous Test and was caught by substitute Runako Morton off the bowling of Dwayne Bravo.

Yuvraj Singh looked to have mastered the West Indian attack, but the re-introduction of Taylor soon brought an end to that when he produced the perfect yorker that left little doubt in the umpire's mind, his demise taking India to 4-58.

Mohammad Kaif (13) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3) were of little help to their skipper, and the visitors looked to be heading for disaster on 6-91.

Kumble joined Dravid at the crease and the pair combined for the first decent stand of the match, their 93-run partnership restoring some hope for the beleagured side.

Bravo's second wicket shattered the recovery when he bowled Kumble, and after Dravid eventually feathered a Collymore delivery through to the keeper, the end came quickly.

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