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India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: India middle order stands tall after early wickets

India vs West Indies, Ind vs WI 2nd Test Highlights: India have ended Day 1 at 264/5, with Hanuma Vihari (42*) and Rishabh Pant (27*) being unbeaten at the end of the day.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 31, 2019 3:17:32 am
India vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights: IND are eyeing another clean sweep by winning the second Test.

India vs West Indies (Ind vs WI) 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: India have ended Day 1 at 264/5, with Hanuma Vihari (42*) and Rishabh Pant (27*) being unbeaten at the end of the day. West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first on a greenish track at Sabina Park in the 2nd Test. India went in unchanged while the Windies handed debuts to Rakheem Cornwall and Jahmar Hamilton. India lost two cheap wickets in the morning session, with Mayank Agarwal (41*) and Virat Kohli (5*) taking India to the Lunch break at 72/2. Agarwal was dismissed for 55 in the second session. Kohli and Rahane then stonewalled the home team to take India to the Tea break at 157/3. Rahane (24) fell in the first over of the third session and Kohli was felled a little later for 76 – his highest Test score of the year so far – by Holder to put India into another spot of bother. Thereon, Pant and Vihari put on a 62-run stand to frustrate the home team.

India had kicked-off their World Test Championship campaign with a thumping win over West Indies in the opening match of the two-match Test series. Virat Kohli and Co. won the game by a mammoth margin of 318 runs and created a new record of winning a Test match by the highest run margin on foreign soil. Heading into the final Test, the Virat Kohli-led side would look to repeat their performance and complete a whitewash over a struggling Windies unit. Follow IND vs WI highlights here.

India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 27 May 2020

West Indies  117 (47.1) & 210 (59.5)


India  416 (140.1) & 168/4 dec

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test ) India beat West Indies by 257 runs

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India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights:

03:09 (IST)31 Aug 2019
End of Day 1

Vihari ends the day with another four. India end the day at 264/5 after 90 overs. Pant (27*) and Vihari (42) have brought up a 62-run stand to take the visitors to a comfortable position at the end of the day.

03:04 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Last over

Vihari and Pant have done well so far. They might have vastly different reputations in Test cricket, but they are both batting at a similar strike rate in the mid 40s. Vihari, especially, has done his reputatio no harm. Another overpitched ball by Roach driven to the leg side by him in the last over.

02:54 (IST)31 Aug 2019
50 partnership comes up

50 partnership comes up between Pant and Vihari. Comes off 93 balls. West Indies will be disappointed with this. They had opportunities to get into the game a few times today, but they've all gone past them. Roach again gets the whole of West Indies excited with a massive inswinger that raps Vihari on the pad. Umpire Reiffel is unmoved though. He probably thinks the ball did too much and it would have gone down the leg stump. Roach is not to be deterred. He sits with head in hands for a while, but he is back up soon to bowl the next one - an outswinger which leaves Vihari in two minds before crashing into the keeper's gloves. Excellent stuff from him again. Last 2 overs left in the day now.

02:46 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Roach troubles Pant

Roach is swinging it away from Pant with the new ball as the batsman is left in two minds. Does he cut it? Or does he leave it alone? Best to err on the safe side at this stage of the day. Last ball of the over draws a leading edge from Pant. Travels safely over the infield though. Roach will be a disappointed man but still there is a smile on his face. That's been the story of the series for him. Maximum effort. Beautiful execution. Very little results to show. IND 248/5 after 86 overs

02:39 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Vihari drives with aplomb

The overpitched ball seems to be a bad idea when bowling to Vihari. He is swatting those away with ease. Gabriel, who looks unfit, is bowling with the new ball along with Roach. Ian Bishop is horrified with how Gabriel is faltering in his length to Vihari as the batsman drives him again for four. That's a 'take me off bowling' ball from him, says Bishop. These are expensive runs, but even more importantly, this is transferring the pressure from the batsmen on to the bowling unit. IND 245/5 after 85 overs

02:31 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Second new ball

West Indies go for the second new ball in the 84th over. As expected, Roach the bowler. Three slips in place. And he raps Vihari on the pad with his first ball. This could be an interesting passage of play coming up. 

02:30 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Too many extras

Another four runs down past the keeper for four byes as Cornwall continues bowling. 10 byes and 10 leg byes in this innings now. Pant is reading the spinners well. Might not be a good idea for the West Indies to persist with their spinner for too longer. A burst of pace at the end now, if it can produce one or two more wickets, will see the home team end the day with a decent advantage.

02:22 (IST)31 Aug 2019

First six of the match! No surprise who hits it. Rishabh Pant, of course. Can India hold fort till the end of Day 1? Cornwall bowls the 81st over. So, West Indies not taking the new ball just yet.

02:12 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Pant gets his first boundary

Rishabh Pant gets his first 4 of the match. There's a lot of pressure on the young man. With veteran Wriddhiman Saha on the bench, there being question marks over his Test temperament, could Rishabh Pant prove his critics wrong today? If he and Vihari can bat through to the end of the day, it would be a good start. Meanwhile, West Indies go to their two spinners, with 4 overs left for the new ball.

02:06 (IST)31 Aug 2019
New ball strategy

Looks like Roach will take the new ball when it is available 6 overs later. However, with Holder bowling a long-ish spell now, wonder who will bowl with him. Gabriel has been off-colour today. Or will West Indies not opt for the new ball straightaway. Vihari is using his wrists to perfection. Azharuddin and Laxman would have been proud of his flick to the leg side for four against Holder in the 75th over.

01:54 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Kohli goes

Kohli falls for 76. Holder the man who strikes again! West Indies cannot hold their delight at getting the big fish. Kohli tentatively poked his bat at a wide and short ball. The ball took quite a thick edge and went through to the keeper. In any case, 76 is the highest score Kohli has managed in Tests this year so far. Rishabh Pant walks out. IND 202/5 after 72.2 overs

01:51 (IST)31 Aug 2019
200 up for India

200 comes up for India in the 71st over. Meanwhile, it is looking like nothing can get in between Kohli and a 26th Test ton today. He is on 76 now and he is looking more and more undismissable as the day is wearing on. This is already his highest Test score in 2019. IND 202/4 after 72 overs

01:44 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Vihari goes big

Vihari slams Cornwall down the ground again. That lands just inside the ropes. One drop and over the ropes. That was almost the first six of the match. IND 198/4 after 70 overs
Time for West Indies to start thinking about the second new ball and who will operate it for them. Gabriel has been quite off-colour today. Can he convince his captain he can do better in this last session? Holder is continuing meanwhile.

01:36 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Vihari finds his feet

Vihari is starting to look a little more confident. Drove Roach down the ground with what might be the shot of the match so far. Maybe because of that, Roach is taken off the attack. Cornwall and Holder back bowling in combination. They were the home team's best bowlers over the first two sessions.

01:19 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Kohli counturpunches

India may be in a bit of a bother here after Tea, but Kohli will not hold back. Hits Cornwall down the ground for four runs. And again! Two fours in the over. He moves into the 60s. IND 178/4 after 63 overs

01:11 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Rahane out

Kemar Roach strikes in the very first over after Tea. Ajinkya Rahane is caught behind. And that's a maiden Test catch for Jahmar Hamilton. Vihari the new man in. Cornwall is bowling from the other end but it is that man - Kemar Roach - who is causing a few flutters in the Indian camp at the moment. Vihari survives a loud lbw appeal in the next Roach over. West Indies go for the review and lose it. They have no reviews remaining.

00:42 (IST)31 Aug 2019

Good session for India. India have added 85 runs to their score in this session, having lost the one wicket - of Mayank Agarwal. Kohli and Rahane have taken the away team to a strong position with this partnership. And it shall be captain and vice-captain walking out to continue batting in the last session of the day. India 157/3 after 59 overs

Be back for action in another 20 minutes.

00:37 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Nearing Tea break

Kohli and Rahane look to have done the job they had set out to do - stonewall the West Indies bowlers, wear out the period of pressure. And so, like in the 1st Test, Kohli and Rahane have taken India from a position of danger to a position of safety as we head to the third session. Both batsmen playing safe and confident strokes. Troubling signs for the home team. Worryingly for them, Gabriel has looked very off-colour. Has gone for 44 runs in his 9 overs today. Cornwall to bowl his 17th over, and this should be the last over before the break.

00:31 (IST)31 Aug 2019
Big innings coming?

Last 12 50+ scores for Kohli in 1st innings: 235, 204, 213, 243, 153, 54, 149, 97, 139, 123, 82, 50*
Are we set for another 'daddy hundred' today? With the top 3 back in the pavilion, India could do with a special knock from their captain at Sabina Park.

00:25 (IST)31 Aug 2019
50 for Kohli

50 for Virat Kohli! It's not been easy today but the skipper has played some scintillating strokes.


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West Indies (From): Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope(w), Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Rahkeem Cornwall

India (From): Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha