Tendulkar makes fluent start

Sachin Tendulkar made a steady start to his innings during his 200th and last cricket test as he scored some early singles and then unleashed a couple of boundaries. He was unbeaten on 38 at the end of first day's play. Tendulkar was given a guard of honor by the West Indies team and most of the spectators at the ground kept standing as Tendulkar settled in the middle. Tendulkar looked relaxed as he walked in and took guard with the crowd shouting "Sachin, Sachin!"

Tendulkar announced last month that he would retire after the two home tests against the West Indies this season. The 40-year-old Indian holds dozens of batting records, including most runs and centuries in both tests and one-day internationals. He was the first batsman to score a double-century in one-day internationals and is the only player to score 100 international centuries.