Roston Chase will look to reach his hundred as he leads a West Indies fightback from a situation where Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav threatened to inflict a sense of the first Test deja vu on the Windies.
West Indies were 86/3 at lunch, 197/6 at tea but it was the final session where Roston Chase (98 not out) and captain Jason Holder (52) steadied the West Indian innings to end the day at 295/7.
That’s Stumps on Day 1 of the 2nd Test.
Windies bat through a day of Test cricket in India. The reason for the majestic recovery has been down to the fine batting of Roston Chase. He’s closing in on another Test century
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Umesh and Kuldeep shone for India returning with figures of 3/83 and 3/74, respectively, sharing all the six wickets between them.
India already lead the two-match series 1-0.
It was not a day without drama. Shardul Thakur became India’s 294th Test cricketer this morning but he limped off the field with a groin injury after bowling only 10 deliveries. The Indian attack had to make do with four bowlers on a flat pitch.
While the first and the second session belonged to India with Umesh and Kuldeep picking wickets, the final session got some grit from the side of the Windies before Holder fell.
98 runs were scored in the final session for the loss of just 1 wicket in 30 overs. India managed to bowl 5 overs extra thanks to their superb over rate throughout the day. Read More