After making a good recovery in the second innings, India had West Indies on the ropes (at least from the scorecard), and could not close the deal. The last wicket survived 19 balls and drew the first test.
I would say that at the end of the match, all honors were even and of course the momentum swung India’s way and the team will be happy going into the second test.
What is worrying me is the lack of productivity from Sehwag, and please don’t point me to the 4 wickets he has taken in this test!
And what was that with Lara and Dhoni? Who should trust whom? Lara wanted Dhoni to walk and Dhoni did not want to leave because he was not sure if the fielder touched the rope. But what the heck were the third umpires doing?? Why would they refer the decision back to the field umpires????? Once the field umpires ask the third umpire, they are already admitting that they have no clue about the fielder’s position. What is the basis for the third umpire to refer it back? Un-effing-believable.