India vs West Indies 2nd Test : India Won by 10 wickets
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Virat Kolhi: We didn’t expect it to finish in three days in the morning. WI played really well and getting 56 runs was a bonus after the situation we got ourselves into. At home where we understand the conditions very well, we know how to put the opposition under pressure. We were really good today and deserve to win. If you look at the three guys who’ve come in -Vihari in England, Prithvi getting the MoS is very special. Shardul broke down in the first spell and Umesh deserves what he’s achieved in this game. I am pleased to see how he’s stepped up for us in the absence of Shami and after Shardul got injured. He keeps giving more than 100 percent everytime. We have a problem of plenty now, Umesh here, the three bowlers who played in England and it is a headache we have. But I am pleased to see these guys. We applied ourselves in India with the bat much better and we’d like to take that ahead as well. The bowlers didn’t get very favourable conditions to bowl in the last game, the batters got runs and the wicket was very flat. Jinks batted beautifully here, Rishabh batted well with him and it is something we want to see a lot more of when the team is in trouble. I want to thank the crowd as well, they were outstanding and they supported us really well. Prithvi Shaw | Man of the Series: It was a happy moment for me and finishing the game for India means a lot for me. It is my first series, winning 2-0 and winning the Man of the Series makes it all the more special. Everyone is like a family; there is no senior or junior. It is a great journey and I am looking forward to a lot of it. The dream is to keep playing for India for as long as possible. Umesh Yadav | Man of the Match: First of all I would like to thank my teammates for their support. I knew that I was the only fast bowler playing and felt that I had a good chance. I just kept going for wickets and kept trying my best. We are enjoying each other’s company; it is very healthy competition and keep helping each other, playing for each other and for the team. Jason Holder: A little disappointed with the way we batted in the second innings. After the fightback yesterday we tried to push forward today. But India played commendably and outplayed us. In hindsight a lot of seamers got wickets, Umesh got ten wickets, I got a fifer and maybe an extra seamer would have helped. We need to give ourselves a better chance with the bat – bat deep after getting set in. Personally I am in a good head space; I am playing good cricket and love playing through aches and pains. Ravi Shastri: Lot of positives for us. When we are playing at home it’s easy to get complacent and carried away. When you lose one fast bowler, you have another one who stands up and takes 10 wickets. He (Umesh) sat on the bench for four Tests in England. But he grabbed the opportunity presented to him, so really happy for Umesh. It’s been done only four times (10-wicket haul by Indian pacers at home). Kapil did it, remember Javagal did it once. Umesh has given us a selection headache and I like this headache. He (Shaw) is born to play cricket. He’s been playing since the age of 8 in the maidans of Mumbai, you can see all that hardwork showing. He’s a specatator’s delight. There’s a bit of Sachin there, a bit of Viru in him and when he walks – there’s a bit of Lara as well. I think Rahul will be fine. He just needs to relax, he’s a world class player. When he gets in, it’s difficult to stop him. Pant is another such youngster. He’s such a good batsman and is good with the gloves as well. We have to go on according to the present form for team selection. Pant – It has been a good experience for me playing Test cricket. The team is very helpful, everyone is helping me to grow in terms of batting and keeping. I think about that only a little (on missing out of his ton), I need to convert these into hundreds in the future. My goal is to keep playing for a long time for the country. Rahane – It was good fun (on the partnership with Pant), I was trying to control him yesterday, but it was hard. We knew one good partnership would put them (West Indies) down. It was good that he played within himself. I wanted to bat long, this innings helped me a lot. I wanted to create some good habits, just wanted to spend some time. Throughout the series, we played well, everyone batted well. Credit to Umesh, he bowled really well, 6 wickets in the first innings, four in the second, he bowled wonderfully well. ALL OVER – INDIA WIN SERIES 2-0 Unbeaten opening stand between the two opener sees India to a ten-wicket win. Another three-day win but this can’t really say they dominated the whole Test. Windies had chances but failed to grab them They were poor with the bat in the second innings and eventually paid the price. Holder was sensational but found little support from others. Plenty of positives for India. Wickets for Umesh, runs for Shaw and Rahane, Kohli continued his good form while Jadeja continued to show why he’s rated so highly. The focus will now shift to ODI and T20I series. KL Rahul will hope to work on his game and get back with a bang in Australia or in the limited-overs series if he gets a chance. India 50 for no loss, just 22 away … FIVE OVERS DONE – India 28 for no loss. Shaw has taken a few blows but he’s still out there. 10 overs remaining. Light permitting they can play for seven additional overs … As expected, Shaw and Rahul out to open. Fast start for India as well … 15 overs left in the day. Will it all end today? 10 FOR UMESH: What a top performance from the pacer. Lost Shardul on the first morning but has stood up and dismantled Windies in both innings. Gets Gabriel and India now need just 72 to win the series 2-0. He leads the team out of the park. Umesh ends with 10 for 133. Jadeja picked up three while Ashwin got two. Poor performance from the Windies again. Nothing from the openers, the middle-order batsmen threw it away and India were never in trouble after taking that handy lead. EIGHT DOWN: Jadeja gets another break. Ambris had frustrated the hosts and Jadeja traps him plumb in front. Only the tail left now with the lead just 53 Windies 109 for 8 HOLDER FALLS: Jadeja comes into the attack and strikes. Very faint outside edge and Pant takes a good catch. India had to review the call to earn their seventh wicket. Windies 108 for 7 WINDIES 100: Ambris is fighting hard and Holder is in no mood to let it go. They are making India work hard for the wickets. Windies 105 for 6 and lead by 49 TEA – WINDIES 76/6; LEAD BY 20 Every time Windies have raised hopes in this Test, they’ve come crashing down to leave many frustrated. After keeping India to 367, picking up 6 for 63 in the first session, they lost the plot completely in the second session. India had a handy lead against a low-on-confident batting line-up but temperamental issues of Windies batsmen again came to the fore with some disappointing strokeplay on display. It all started with Kraigg Brathwaite clipping an innocuous Umesh Yadav delivery on the pads to the ‘keeper. Kieran Powell struggled for nine deliveries before falling to R Ashwin when he edged one to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip. At 6 for 2, Windies were in trouble and needed something special from a shaky middle-order. Shai Hope looked in fine touch and got the innings going with some confident strokes against Umesh and then against Kuldeep Yadav. Shimron Hetmyer looked scratchy but took advantage of some loose deliveries from the Indian spinners. Just when it seemed Windies will gain control of the nosedive, Hetmyer decided to be adventurous. Having dispatched Kuldeep for a couple of boundaries, he tried to get on top of the left-arm spinner and perished. Trying to blast a tossed up delivery over mid-off, he lobbed a simple catch to point. Of the four wickets to fall in the second session, only Hope got out to a deserving delivery. Ravindra Jadeja got one to spin just enough and take the outside edge to leave Windies reeling at 45 for 4 – still 12 shy of taking the lead. The onus, once again, fell on Roston Chase to dig his team out of trouble and he looked at ease with Sunil Ambris for company. They finally got into lead when the latter pulled a ball to the fine-leg boundary in the 23rd over. Ambris, for all his deficiencies, did exceptionally well to stay patient and hold on to his end. Umesh, on the other hand, was in no mood to relent.Don’t Miss: India v Wi live streaming & updates Twin strikes in the 27th over – as the pacer went past the defence of Chase and Shane Dowrich – to pin Windies on the mat at 70 for 6. The plot, however, was also lost in the first session. Jason Holder helped Windies make a sensational comeback but also let the team down with his captaincy. He dismissed Rahane (80) and Ravindra Jadeja (0) in the third over of the day and then went on to dismiss Kuldeep to complete his five-wicket haul. He became only the fifth player to score a half-century and then pick up a five-wicket haul in India as the hosts were left reeling at 334 for 8. In between, Shannon Gabriel dismissed Rishabh Pant for 92 to deny the India ‘keeper-batsman his maiden Test ton. With India hoping to extend lead past 50, Holder focussed all his energies to dismissed Umesh and Shardul Thakur. That ploy gave Ashwin the liberty to pick up easy runs and take the innings forward. Umesh did well to see off the Windies pacers but got greedy against Jomel Warrican. Trying to cut the left-arm spinner, Umesh was caught behind with India’s lead just 35. Thakur, who picked up a groin injury in the first session of the Test, walked out bat and did well to play around Ashwin. The pair managed to frustrate Windies for a good 40 minutes as the score went past 360. The session was extended with India nine down and it was Gabriel that ended proceedings by getting one to go past the defence of Ashwin. The wicket, however, came just a tad bit late with India again gaining control of things. NINE WICKETS IN THE GAME FOR UMESH: He’s on fire and Dowrich goes first ball. Swung in late, took the inside edge and crashed into the stumps. Match to end today? Windies 70 for 6 BIG WICKET: Just look at Umesh roar. Get hold of that clip. Look at Virat cheer. They know this is a big wicket. Chase looked good against the spinners but falls to Umesh for the second time in the Test. On off and he was late into the shot. The ball crashed into the off stump and Windies have lost five. They lead by just 12. Windies 68 for 5 Windies have taken the lead now … FOUR: Things falling apart here. Jadeja gets one to spin, take the outside edge of Hope’s bat and has him caught at first slip. Windies still haven’t taken the lead. Windies 45 for 4 KULDEEP STRIKES: Hetmyer has thrown it away. Tries to take on Kuldeep and perishes once again. Tossed up on off and he wanted to blast that one. Leading edge lands with the fielder at point. Poor execution and thinking. Windies 45 for 3 TWO DOWN: Powell falls to Ashwin yet again. This time he isn’t too happy. Regular delivery from Ashwin and it took the outside edge. Low catch from Rahane at first slip and they referred the dismissal. The soft signal was out and it stays out. Windies 6 for 2 WHAT. A. START: Umesh started his spell and was on a hat-trick. Tried the yorker first up but Brathwaite kept that out. The next one was a gift, on the pads, and he has clipped it to the keeper. India have an early wicket and the pressure mounts on Windies. Windies 0 for 1 Windies openers are out to bat, Umesh Yadav will start for India … LUNCH – INDIA 367 ALL OUT Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel hurt India in the opening session as India managed a lead of just 56. Jason Holder became only the fifth player to score a half-century and then pick up a five-wicket haul in India as he played a key role in Windies’ revival. For the third time in the Test, Windies came back storming in the contest just when it looked like India will pin them on the mat. They first recovered from 113 for 5, then overcame the Prithvi Shaw assault and on the third day dented the hosts with six wickets when it looked like a huge lead was inevitable. Holder helped Windies surge ahead with twin strikes in the third over of the day. Windies took the new ball right at the start but Rahane made his intentions pretty clear with a superb cover drive to get going. However, Holder got one to climb on the India vice-captain as he fended away from the body and was caught at gully for 80. The 152-run stand was broken and the onus was on Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja to take the team forward. Holder pinned Jadeja in front to sent him back for a two-ball duck before Gabriel had Pant caught at cover for 92. The ‘keeper-batsman missed out on a ton for the second time as he was caught at cover trying to force a short ball through the off side. At 322 for 7, India were just 11 ahead and had given Windies a chance to smash the door open. Kuldeep Yadav resisted for a while and took the lead past 20 before Holder got one to sneak past his outside edge and knock the off pole out. The wicket gave Windies captain his fifth wicket as he continued his superb form with the ball. Windies were exceptional on the field as well after a poor showing on the second day to ensure India never really felt at ease. When Umesh Yadav was dismissed by Jomel Warrican, India had lost five wickets for just 35 in the session. Shardul Thakur, who picked up a groin injury in the first session of the Test, walked out to bat to support R Ashwin and frustrated Windies for about 20 minutes before the break. Ashwin continued to stay patient and picked up crucial runs to take India past 350. The session was extended with India nine down before Gabriel got Ashwin after India managed to take their lead past 50. The session has been extended for half hour with India nine down. Ashwin and Thakur have now taken the lead past 50 … 350 FOR INDIA: Short ball from Gabriel and Ashwin wanted to pull that away. Doesn’t connect well but the ball falls in no man’s land at square leg. There was some confusion but they take the single anyway. Lead now 39. India 350 for 9 WARRICAN STRIKES: Umesh falls trying to cut the left-arm spinner and India are nine down. Shardul will bat and it’ll be interesting to see how much can India stretch the lead to. India 339 for 9 and lead by 28 FIVE FOR HOLDER: A half-century and now he’s hurting India with the ball. Goes around the wicket and gets the ball to nip in. The ball goes past Kuldeep’s outside edge and knocks the off stump out. India 334 for 8 and lead by 23. PANT DISMISSED: Gabriel joins the action now and India are crumbling early on the third day. Lead is just 11 and India have lost three big wickets. Pant doesn’t get his century and falls for 92 again. It was a short ball from Gabriel and the left-hander wanted to punch that off the backfoot. Good catch at cover from Hetmyer. Windies are right back in the game. India 322 for 7 TWO NOW: Superb this. Jadeja bags a two-ball duck. From around the wicket and Holder gets it to nip back in. Jadeja trapped lbw. India 314 for 6. EARLY STRIKE: The captain strikes. Holder gets the new ball to climb on Rahane and he was forced to fend at that. The ball hit the top of the bat and lobbed to gully. Big wicket this for Windies and they needed it early in the day. India 314 for 5 Windies take the new ball straightaway … Windies players walk out, Rahane to take strike and we are all set. Excited? Pant is batting on 85 while Rahane is 75. Will both batsmen get their centuries? Or will Windies bounce back in style? Just 20 minutes to go for action to start …Don’t Miss: India v Wi live streaming & updates Hello and welcome to the live blog of the third day’s play between India and Windies in the second Test in Hyderabad. India are on top and trail by just three runs. Things could slip out of hands for Windies very quickly today but they’ll hope that they are able to pick wickets with the new ball. Plenty of positives for India on the second day. Umesh early on, Shaw’s good run, Kohli’s supreme form and Pant’s runs. But they’ll be pleased to see Rahane scoring the runs as well. It wasn’t easy, he took his time but ensured he didn’t throw it away. Windies will be happy with the way they bowled but their fielding was poor. Pant was dropped, Shaw was dropped, boundaries were given away and the Indian batsmen made merry. Stay tuned folks as we bring you more updates. STUMPS – INDIA 308 FOR 4; TRAIL BY THREE
Windies fought hard but another day that belongs to India. In the second session when the visitors picked up three wickets, they had a good opportunity to smash the door open. However, Rahane and Pant scored more than 100 for the fifth wicket to keep Windies at bay. Plenty of positives for India. Umesh early on, Shaw’s good run, Kohli’s supreme form and Pant’s runs. But they’ll be pleased to see Rahane scoring the runs as well. It wasn’t easy, he took his time but ensured he didn’t throw it away. Windies will be happy with the way they bowled but their fielding was poor. Pant was dropped, Shaw was dropped, boundaries were given away and the Indian batsmen made merry. Things will slip out their grasp pretty quickly if they don’t pick up three or four early wickets on the third day. Join us at 9am IST tomorrow and see how this Test unfolds! 300 up for India … No wickets for Windies in the session … 10 overs to go in the day. India will hope that they don’t lose a wicket. Windies are aiming to pick at least two more to stay in the contest … FIFTIES: Both Rahane and Pant now have half-centuries. Both get there off consecutive balls. Windies looking lost for answers at the moment. No wickets so far in the session. India 251 for 4 DROPPED – 200 up for India and Gabriel isn’t happy. Short ball outside off and Pant chased it. He got a thick outside edge and it was a poor attempt from Hamilton. He was surprised by the pace of it and shell it. India 202 for 4 The players are back. Big session coming up for Windies … TEA, DAY 2 – INDIA 173 FOR 4; TRAIL BY 138 Windies showed they are up for a fight, a pleasant change, as they kept India in check. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane kept the visitors at bay after two early strikes soon after the break. The India captain made 45 as India moved to 173 for 4 and trail Windies’ first innings total of 311 by 138 runs. Windies were put under the pump in the first session by Prithvi Shaw (70 off 53) but managed to strike twice early in the session to put the breaks on. Shaw, as expected, started the session with two boundaries but greed led to his downfall. Racing towards his second Test ton in just his second match, he slapped a Jomel Warrican delivery straight to cover in the third over in the session. Shannon Gabriel had Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind in the next over to leave India at 102 for 3 and his team with a small opening to force their way back. However, their nemesis, Virat Kohli, continued to force them on the backfoot with his fluent and authoritative strokeplay. Kohli and Rahane scored 60 for the fourth wicket to stage a recovery after a wobbly start in the session. Rahane, understandably, was happy to bat around the India captain and spend time in the middle. Rahane got off the mark with a cover-driven boundary but soon went into his shell to ensure there was no further damage done. Kohli, who was tied down just a touch by Warrican, had no problems in switching gears and return to a comfortable rhythm. India were dented with just 20 minutes to go for Tea when Holder brought himself back to remove Kohli. The length ball held its line and came in to hit Kohli in front. While he did review the ball was clipping the leg stump and Kohli was forced to walk back five short of his half-century. Earlier, Shaw continued to bully Windies with some attacking batting and helped India get off to a fast start. Once Umesh Yadav’s six-wicket haul kept Windies to 311, Shaw took on Gabriel and Holder to ensure the pressure was taken off KL Rahul. However, Rahul wasn’t able to put his poor run behind him and struggled for 25 deliveries, for four, before falling to Jason Holder. He was too late in making up his mind and then eventually was late in pulling his bat out of the line. The ball took the inside edge and crashed into the stumps to give Windies the first break. Shaw attack, however, had by then ensured India already had 61 on the board in the ninth over. Pujara kept things simple while Shaw continued to attack as India scored 80 for 1 in the first session. In the second over of the day, Roston Chase scored his fourth Test ton – second against India – after resuming on 98. That was the only moment to cherish for Windies in the session as Umesh dismissed Chase and then cleaned up the tail to end with 6 for 88 – his best figures in Test cricket. GONE! Look at the joy on Holder’s face. He’s got Kohli and he’s pumped. Length ball that came in and wrapped him on the pad. The umpire thought for a while before giving Kohli out. India reviewed and it was clipping the leg stump. India retain the review but lose a big wicket. India 162 for 4 50 STAND: So after two quick wickets, India have found a way back. Kohli and Rahane have now added 51 for the fourth wicket to keep Windies at bay. Rahane continues to play second fiddle to Kohli who is on 38. India 153 for 3 TWO FOR WINDIES: Two big wickets. Shaw and Pujara dismissed. Gabriel gets Pujara caught behind. They should certainly believe now. Onus on Rahane and Kohli now to take India forward. India 102 for 3 100 comes up now for India … SHAW FALLS: He got greedy and perishes. Was looking to attack and fires a straight catch to cover. Warrican picks up a wicket and Shaw falls for 70 off 53. The crowd doesn’t mind though. Virat Kohli has walked out to bat and they are delighted. India 98 for 2Don’t Miss: India v Wi live streaming & updates Shaw and Pujara out for the second session. Chase to start with the ball and all the pressure is on Windies at the moment … LUNCH, DAY 2 – Windies 311; India 80 FOR 1 Windies started the day with hope but it all came crashing down as they folded for 311. India in reply raced off the blocks and were 80 for 1 at Lunch with Prithvi Shaw dominating proceedings with an unbeaten 42-ball 52. Roston Chase started the day just two away from his fourth Test century but before Windies could celebrate the milestone Umesh Yadav struck in the first over of the day. The pacer got one to take the inside edge of Devendra Bishoo’s bat and crash into the off stump to give India just the start they needed. Chase got to his century – his second against India – in the very next over with a flick to the on side off Kuldeep Yadav. Chase was the next one to fall when Umesh got one to go past the inside edge to end the 189-ball defiant stay. Chase’s innings was the perfect example the Windies batsmen should follow with one innings to go in the series. He showed tremendous application, picked the spinners well and was decisive in his shot selection. He will, however, rue the lack of support from the top order and only Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder managed to play around him. The Windies innings didn’t last long as they added 14 runs to their overnight score with Shannon Gabriel bagging a first ball duck. Umesh ended with 6 for 88 – his second five-wicket haul and his best figures in Tests – while Kuldeep bagged three. Once the innings folded, it was a Shaw show till the Lunch break. India started positively with KL Rahul getting off the mark with three on the first ball. Shaw attacked Gabriel to pick up 15 in the over. Holder too wasn’t allowed to settle down and the pressure put by Shaw had the Windies bowlers rattled. They were wayward at best, gave too much width on both sides and played to Shaw’s strengths. Rahul, on the other hand, came out determined to put his poor show behind him. He, however, went into his shell before Holder had him dismissed. Rahul was too late in making up his mind, was too late to leave the ball and the ball took the inside edge and crashed into the stumps. India by then had already raced to 61 in the ninth over with Shaw on 42. Windies had another opportunity to pull things back a touch but missed the opportunity. In the 12th over, Shaw went back to cut a Warrican delivery but slashed it to first slip. Shai Hope was late in getting his hands up and shelled the chance before the opener raced to his first half-century off just 39 balls. Pujara looked solid right from the start as the India duo stayed unbeaten to push the visitors on the backfoot. 50 FOR SHAW: Complete dominance. He races to his first half-century off just 39 balls after his century in Rajkot. He’s hit the Windies bowlers out of the attack and they look lost for answers at the moment. India 74 for 1. WICKET: Rahul’s struggles have ended. Gabriel gets the first breakthrough for Windies. Length ball and Rahul was too late in making up his mind. Wanted to leave that one but was late. Inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps. India 61 for 1 50 FOR INDIA: Windies bowlers struggling here and both Shaw and Rahul are making the most of it. Make no mistake, the Indian openers are inducing the mistakes from the Windies bowlers. They’ve attacked right from the start and haven’t let the bowlers settle down. India 57 for no loss India not willing to go on the backfoot. 15 runs from the first over with 11 coming from Shaw’s bat. Shaw and Rahul to bat. Gabriel to bowl and the latter will take strike. Crucial Rahul scores runs here … THAT’S THAT: Umesh ends with 6. His best figures in Tests. Gabriel bags a first ball duck and Windies fold for 311. They add just 14 to their overnight score. Superb from India in the first hour of the day. SENSATIONAL: Second five-wicket haul for Umesh Yadav. What a peach to get Chase. Full and on the stumps. No feet movement and he reached out to play the ball. Big gap between bat and pad and the ball crashes into the stumps. He falls for 106. End of a sensational innings and it took a special ball to end it. Windies 311 for 9 100 FOR CHASE: His fourth Test ton and all his centuries have come against subcontinent teams. Clips it to the on side and takes off a single. Windies closing in on 300 and he’s the reason for that. Excellent application shown by him. Windies 297 for 8 WICKET: Umesh strikes in the very first over of the day and gets his fourth. Full and on off, Bishoo gets the inside edge and the ball crashes into the off stump. Windies 296 for 8 Alright then, Chase and Bishoo walk out to bat. Umesh Yadav to start with the ball and we are all set to roll … Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second day’s play between India and Windies in the second Test in Hyderabad. Kuldeep picked three wickets and Windies were crumbling at Tea. The resurgence started with Chase and Dowrich scoring 69 for the sixth wicket and then Holder collaborated with Chase to take the innings forward. India won’t be too unhappy but they would have certainly liked to bat today. Windies were poor early on but the late resistance gives them a chance to challenge India. We saw a few balls keep low and the visitors will hope that troubles India. Ashwin struck early but failed to find the zip from the track. Jadeja too struggled but Umesh was exceptional with the ball reversing. Credit to Chase and Holder that kept India at bay. However, a lot will depend on how they play in the first session on Day 2. STUMPS – DAY 1: Windies 295 for 7
Finally a session won by Windies. Just one wicket in the final session for India and Windies end with a score that didn’t look likely when they were 113 for 5. Kuldeep picked three wickets and Windies were crumbling at Tea. The resurgence started with Chase and Dowrich scoring 69 for the sixth wicket and then Holder collaborated with Chase to take the innings forward. India won’t be too unhappy but they would have certainly liked to bat today. Windies were poor early on but the late resistance gives them a chance to challenge India. We saw a few balls keep low and the visitors will hope that troubles India.Don’t Miss: India v Wi live streaming & updates Ashwin struck early but failed to find the zip from the track. Jadeja too struggled but Umesh was exceptional with the ball reversing. Credit to Chase and Holder that kept India at bay. However, a lot will depend on how they play in the first session on Day 2. Join us at 9am tomorrow! Ta ta! HOLDER FALLS: Short ball and down the leg side. Holder wanted to pull that one but gloves it to the ‘keeper. The 104-run stand comes to an end as Umesh gets his third. Windies 286 for 7 50 FOR HOLDER: The Windies captain comes back to the side and immediately makes an impact. He gets to a half-century off 86 balls and the stand is now past 100 as well. Chase looking good from the other end. WIndies 282 for 6. India have taken the new ball … 250 up for Windies and they haven’t lost a wicket so far in the session. The new ball is due now and ten overs to go in the day. 50-RUN STAND: Another frustrating partnership building ahead of India. Holder has steadied the innings with Chase and they’ve now scored 54 off 98. Windies 237 for 6 REVIEW: Holder doesn’t pick the wrong one from Kuldeep and gets pinged on the back pad. Looked close but it was always pitching outside the leg stump. Holder was playing a shot so couldn’t have been given out. Review lost. Windies 216 for 6 Windies batsmen walk out to bat. India will aim to wrap up the innings in this session. Will be interesting how Chase and Holder approach this. TEA – DAY 1: Windies 197 for 6 Three innings into the tour, Windies are yet to dominate a single session as it continued to be a mismatch with Kuldeep enjoying his good run. After starting at 86 for 3, Windies lost two more to Kuldeep before a 69-run stand steadied things. Early into the session, it became quite clear that Windies middle-order continues to be wobbly against the India spinners. Shimron Hetmyer was trapped in front while offering no shot to a Kuldeep delivery while Ambris tried to attack his way out of trouble. However, the technical glitches in approach meant he wasn’t able to flourish. He charged Kuldeep to flick a ball to the on side but ended up leading edge the ball to cover. At 113 for 5, Windies were in trouble and wobbling. Chase, in particular, was impressive against Kuldeep while Dowrich grinded it out. The former had no issues picking up the variations and was happy to play the field. Both batsmen did attack Ravindra Jadeja to pick up a few runs as they remained frustrated the hosts for 124 deliveries. This was the first Windies partnership that lasted more than 100 deliveries in the series before Umesh Yadav came back to dismiss Dowrish with an incoming delivery. The right-hander got stuck in his crease and ended up getting trapped in front. While the appeal was turned down, India reviewed the call to get the decision reversed. Chase continued to play positive cricket even with the ball reversing to pose quite a few questions. He brought up his seventh Test half-century off 80 deliveries in the 64th over with the Windies hopes firmly pinned on him. The visitors, however, will certainly not be pleased with their batsmen failing to convert their starts so far in the series. Umesh, on the other hand, shrugged off his poor and wayward start to strike two crucial blows. Windies looked set for a lot more but he first dismissed Shai Hope and then Dowrich just before the second break. Earlier, Windies got off to a steady start but lost their way in the last half of the first session. Kieran Powell threw away his wicket while trying to hit R Ashwin out of the attack while Kraigg Brathwaite resisted for 68 deliveries for his 14 before he was out lbw defending a straight ball from Kuldeep. Hope looked in exceptional touch before he fell to Umesh on the last ball before Lunch. India handed Shardul Thakur debut in the Test but the pacer suffered a groin strain and had to walk off after bowling just ten deliveries. He has been sent for scans with his participation in the current Test still in doubt. UMESH STRIKES: Full and on the stumps, it was in front from Umesh but the appeal against Dowrich was turned down. India reviewed the call and got the decision reversed. End of the 69-run stand. Windies 182 for 6 50-RUN STAND: Chase and Dowrich have reduced the damage done just a little bit. Two wickets early in the session and they needed to dig in. They’ve scored at a good pace and put pressure on the spinners. This is also the first time any partnership has lasted more than 100 balls for Windies in this series. Windies 165 for 5. 150 UP: Roston Chase is looking good for a big one and needs support. He’s picking Kuldeep easily and has taken the attack to Jadeja. Windies 150 for 5 Update: Shardul Thakur has gone for scans. He will not take the field today. An update on his participation for the rest of the Test will be taken after looking at the scans and after being assessed by the team management. ANOTHER ONE: Windies batsmen don’t pick Kuldeep and they don’t look too keen on grinding it out either. Tossed up and Ambris wanted to flick it to the on side. Charged down and got a leading edge. Caught at cover. Windies 113 for 5 TWO FOR KULDEEP: Hetmyer doesn’t last long. Googly from the spinner and he came forward but offered no shot. Plumb in front and Windies are now four down even before they have 100 on the board. Windies 92 for 4 The players back for the second session. Umesh will finish his over. Ambris is the new man at the crease … LUNCH – DAY 1: Windies 86 for 3 Windies played some positive cricket but India managed to keep things in check and pick up the early advantage as the visitors went to Lunch at 86 for 3. India’s spinners – R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav – picked up two wickets with as many as 31.3 overs bowled in the session. Windies were boosted early as Jason Holder, back to lead the side after recovering from an ankle injury, won the toss and opted to bat first. There was a surprise, however, as Windies decided to include Jomel Warrican instead of Kemar Roach. Both Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite started positively and took advantage of some poor bowling from Umesh Yadav. The pacer failed to settle down and get into a rhythm, and his wayward bowling only helped the Windies openers get comfortable at the crease with the track not offering much. India were pulled back a touch when Shardul Thakur, handed debut in this game, hobbled off the field having pulled his groin just 10 deliveries into his Test career. Virat Kohli, armed with five bowlers, turned to Ashwin and the move worked immediately. Powell ran towards Ashwin a little too early and gave the offspinner time to adjust. Once the delivery was floated outside off, Powell was forced into playing and shot and ended up offering a simple catch to Ravindra Jadeja at cover. The opener had not only thrown away his start, he also helped India nose just ahead just when it looked Windies will take advantage of a steady start. Powell will, probably, rue not sticking around having survived a close call. In Ashwin’s second over, he was given out lbw but reviewed the call. The replays confirmed a big inside and with the catch not taken, he had earned an early reprieve. Brathwaite, on the other end, looked assured and showed some tremendous application along with Shai Hope. However, the opener played the wrong line and was trapped lbw by Kuldeep in the 23rd over after a 68-ball stay. Umesh did make amends by dismissing the set Shai Hope (36) in the last over before the break. Hope too ended up losing the review after surviving a close lbw shout. In the 30th over, Hope was pinged in front by Umesh but the lbw appeal was turned down and replays showed the ball was clipping the top of leg stump after India challenged the decision. WICKET: Kuldeep strikes now. Brathwaite has been trapped lbw. Tossed up and spun just a touch. The opener came forward but played the wrong line. Went for the review and lost that as well.Don’t Miss: India v Wi live streaming & updates Windies 52 for 2 WICKET: Another poor shot and Powell has thrown it away. Ran at Ashwin too early and the spinner saw that. Fired a fast one outside off and the left-hander lobs an easy catch to Jadeja at cover. Just when it looked like Windies will take advantage of some poor bowling from Umesh in the morning session, Powell helps the host nose ahead. Windies 32 for 1 POWELL SURVIVES: Slider and on the stumps. It held its line and took the inside edge. Powell was given lbw but he reviewed it. Big inside edge. No one caught it so no trouble there and Windies are off to a steady start. Windies 26 for no loss INJURY – Looks like Shardul has pulled up his groin. He was keen to keep going but the physio has asked him to take a walk. He limps off the field. Ashwin into the attack. An expensive start for Umesh as he leaks two boundaries in the first over. Shardul to bowl from the other end on debut. Alright then, the anthems are done! The players are out there. Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite to open. Umesh to start with the ball for India and we are all set. Excited? I think it has more to do with the time he’s spent in India set up. Siraj has done well with India and will have to wait for his chance at the highest level. TOSS – Windies have opted to bat. Holder returns. Shami rested. Playing XI – India: Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel JUST IN – Shardul Thakur has been handed his Test cap. He’ll be making his debut. Ashwin wasn’t too happy with SG ball in Rajkot. Kohli too wasn’t too pleased. The India captain wants Duke ball to be used in every Test. Agree? PREVIEW – With still some time to go for the toss, here’s Gokul Gopal with the match preview. ICYMI – India have named the same 12 as the first Test. It’s likely they’ll play an unchanged XI and that means Shardul Thakur will again sit out. Hello and welcome to the live blog of the first day of the second Test between India and Windies in Hyderabad. After a one-sided contest in Rajkot, the first thing the fans will hope for is a good contest. With Holder and Roach set to return, Windies will have a much better bowling line-up but it’s their batting that needs to step up. They were poor in Rajkot and have had time to reflect on what went wrong. India are in no mood to relent and that means things won’t get easy for the visitors. Stay tuned folks as we’ll keep bringing you more updates.
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