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India vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Ishant Sharma breaks Windies backbone

India vs West Indies, IND vs WI 1st, Day 2 Test Highlights: West Indies, chasing India's first innings score of 297, ended Day 2 still trailing by 108 runs with 2 wickets in hand.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 24, 2019 3:26:47 am
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India vs West Indies (IND vs WI) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: West Indies, chasing India’s first innings score of 297 on Day 2 of the 1st Test in Antigua, have ended the day at 189/8 in 59 overs, still trailing India by 108 runs. Ishant Sharma was the wrecker-in-chief for the visitors, as he romped to his 9th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. West Indies looked like they would end the day with their batsmen in with a chance to overhaul India’s first innings total, but Ishant took three quick wickets in the last half hour of play to break the home team’s backbone. Jason Holder (10*) and Miguel Cummins (0*) will resume batting on the morning of Day 3.

Earlier, adding 94 runs to India’s overnight score, Ravindra Jadeja guided the lower order to put 297 on the board, a respectable first innings score. Jadeja scored 58 runs from 112 deliveries, his 11th Test half-century. Earlier in the first session, Rishabh Pant could add only four runs to his overnight score. Kemar Roach got an edge of his bat in the first over he bowled in the morning. Pant got out for 24 from 47 deliveries. After the wicket of the wicketkeeper-batsman, Ishant Sharma shared a crucial 60-run partnership with Jadeja to frustrate the West Indies bowlers. He scored 19 runs from 62 deliveries. Mohammed Shami disappointed with the bat as he got out for a golden duck to Roston Chase.

Match EndedIndia tour of West Indies, 2019 - 1st Test

West Indies

222 (74.2) u0026 100 (26.5)


297 (96.4) u0026 343/7 dec (112.3)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 1st Test )
India beat West Indies by 318 runs

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India vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights:

03:19 (IST)24 Aug 2019
End of play

Holder and Cummins negotiate the last over of the day, a quick burst from Bumrah, to take West Indies to the end of Day 2 at 189/8, trailing India by 108 runs with 2 wickets in hand.

03:11 (IST)24 Aug 2019

Vihari cannot hold on to a catch. That would have been Ishant's sixth wicket! Holder miscues. Ball flies high up in the air. Vhari and Kohli rin towards the ball but neither of them can get there. Vihari got his hands to it but cannot hold on to it. Ishant is not impressed.

03:04 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Another wicket

Somebody stop Ishant! Roach is now his victim, his fifth victim of the day. Edges to Kohli at slip. Fifer for Ishant Sharma! His 9th 5-fer in Test cricket. West Indies have no answer to the big man today and they sink in crisis late on Day 2. WI - 179/8 after 56 overs.

02:59 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Another caught and bowled by Ishant

Hetmeyer goes for 35. Falls to Ishant Sharma! Again, it is Ishant who takes a caught and bowled wicket. This is Ishant Sharma's third caught and bowled dismissal in his entire career and the second of this day. Unbelievable. West Indies lose another wicket at the worst possible time for them. There's another 4 or 5 overs to be played at the most and the West Indies tail has now been exposed. WI 179/7 after 55.3 overs

02:46 (IST)24 Aug 2019

Ishant is celebrating again! This will be his third wicket! Umpire has referred it, the soft signal being out. Hope got an edge, of that we are sure, but did it carry to the keeper? That is what will be checked now. And the decision is OUT. Hope is gone for 24. That ends a 44-run partnership. Yet again, Kohli's bowling change turns out to be an inspired one. Jason Holder comes out. West Indies still trail India by 123 runs. West Indies will have to be disappointed how many cheap wickets they have lost today. WI 174/6 after 54 overs

02:37 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Not long left in the day

We've had 80 overs and a rain break on Day 2 now. We had 65 overs and three rain breaks yesterday. West Indies trail by 125 runs with 5 wickets in hand. They shall be happy if they can go into the pavilion with no more loss of wickets. Kohli is seen having a word with umpires. Let's see how many more overs will be bowled today. WI 173/5 after 52.3 overs

02:27 (IST)24 Aug 2019

Play has restarted. So, less than 15 minutes after the covers were brought on, here is Vihari back to complete his over. 'Passing shower' was exaclty right. And it's spin from both ends as Jadeja partners wth Vihari from the other end.

02:18 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Passing shower

This is nothing more than a passing shower, reckons Viv Richards on air. And he is absolutely spot on! The rain has stopped. The covers are coming off. The umpires are in the middle for an inspection, with the players not too far away.

02:15 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Rain break

As we feared, rain has come down and the players have gone off. KL Rahul helps the ground staff get the covers on, with a smile on his face. That's good spirit. There's a strong breeze blowing too, so perhaps the clouds will blow over soon. This is the first rain interruption of the day. Rain had stopped play thrice yesterday. It has been a better day today, but now the rain is quite heavy. West Indies are now 162/5, trailing India by 135 runs.

02:12 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Vihari time

Vihari has been brought on and there is a drizzle that has suddenly started too. No word from the umpires yet. Hetmeyer has doffed the helmet as he faces Vihari. Would not want to do anything rash at this stage. The players may have to go off soon if the intensity of the rain increases.

02:00 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Different approaches from the 2 batsmen

Hope has been in the middle for a much longer time and has faced double the balls Hetmeyer has faced but the two batsmen are on the same individual score now. Hetmeyer clearly is playing the only way he knows. Taking a large front foot stride when facing Jadeja. Looking out for the short ball to hit it over the inner circle. WI 145/5 after 47 overs

01:49 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Sumit Nagal flies Indian flag in USA

At the same time as Team India are doing what they do best in Antigua, around 2500 kms to the north, in the USA, it is tennis player Sumit Nagal who is flying the Indian flag high. Playing the final round of qualifying matches to get to the men's singles main draw right now, Nagal has come back into the match to take the match into a third set. If he does win, he will be just the 4th Indian to qualify for the singles of a Grand Slam in the recent past.
Ishant and Shami meanwhile continue bowling in difficult areas. Drinks are taken. WI 137/5 after 45 overs 

01:43 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Hetmeyer off to explosive start

Hetmeyer is going after everything. Not holding back on the lofted shots either. He has not even faced 5 balls yet. West Indies have lost half their side with more than 160 runs still to get to draw alongside India's first innings score. This is a period when the batting side should look to make most of now. The Sun has beaten down on the ground for the whole day and it is probably now that batting is easiest. Chase would be kicking himself to have gone out in such a soft way after doing all the hard work for his team. 

01:34 (IST)24 Aug 2019

Bowling change works for India! Roston Chase falls for 48! That's the wicket India were looking for. shant Sharma points to his skipper in delight. But there's a problem! Is that a no ball? No, the umpires decide they will give the benefit of the doubt to the bowler. That is a tight call. Hetmeyer comes in at No.7. Well, that's another batsman who his batting position does not do justice to. WI 131/5 after 42.3 overs

01:29 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Chase nears his 50

It is Chase who is leading this innings! Shami hit for boundaries in consecutive overs by him. The first one was a cut, the second one was a drive. Shami has very little room to err on the off side. However, Shami does well to come back. Gets the ball to whizz past Chase's bat. WI 130/4 after 42 overs

01:15 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Chase chases

Cries of 'Catch it!' go around the field as Chase chases after Jadeja once again. That stayed in the air for a while but landed in a safe area and rolled away for four. We have seen how Chase has targetted Jadeja in this innings. Goes after him again. Chase is the highest scorer in this innings by a distance now.

01:08 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Big turn

Graeme Swann cannot contain his excitement on air as Jadeja gets through Shai Hope's gate with a quicker delivery. Sharp turn there. Ball just goes over the stumps. Hope will be in o hurry to get his score moving. So, it might be a good move to persist with Jadeja against him, in hope of forcing something. On the other hand, Bumrah produced an absolutely unplayable outswinger in his last over. There's lots happening here.

00:58 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Mayank Agarwal is hit

There's a stop in play now as Mayank Agarwal, at forward short leg, who has been struck on the neck by the ball. He is on the ground clutching his neck and the physio is out to have a look.

00:56 (IST)24 Aug 2019
100 comes up for West Indies

West Indies get to 100 as Chase hits Bumrah for a boundary. This is a good move by the team to send him up the order today. Is a much better batsman than a No.8, where he has often batted in recent times. His 30 is the now the highest individual score for the home team. WI 104/4 after 34 overs

00:46 (IST)24 Aug 2019
Chase goes big

Roston Chase attacks Jadeja. Lifts him over long on for six. Jadeja is the bowler who the batsmen have picked out for the big shots today. WI 96/4 after 32 overs

Playing XIs:

India: Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach

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