WEST INDIES IST INNGS
(Overnight 295/7) R Chase b Umesh D Bishoo b Umesh JA Warrican not out S Gabriel c Pant b Umesh Extras (b 4, lb 7) Total (all out; 101.4 overs) FOW: 1-32, 2-52, 3-86, 4-92, 5-113, 6-182, 7-286, 8-296, 9-311
Bowling: Umesh 26.4-3-88-6, Thakur 1.4-0-9-0, Ashwin 24.2-749-1, Kuldeep 29-2-85-3, Jadeja 20-2-69-0 Gabriel with a punch off the backfoot to the point boundary. The next ball, he upper cut another short one for six over third-man, a la Virender Sehwag.
The confidence Shaw had got from his century on debut in Rajkot showed as he dispatched every loose ball, of which there were many, and some very good ones to all corners of the park. He showed command with shots square of the wicket on either side.
KL Rahul was still looking to settle down on four when India got to 50 in just 7.2 overs with Shaw on 34. Byes were the second-highest scorer then at 12. West Indies keeper Shane Dowrich got a knock on his left knee trying to stop a Gabriel delivery Misbah-ul-haq (Pak) Mahela Jayawardene (SL) MS Dhoni (Ind)
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)
MI56 99 38 66 60 96 47 74 106 2 8 0
INDIA TOOK FLIGHT ON THE WINGS OF SHAW, THEN HAD A FEW JITTERY MOMENTS GETTING REDUCED TO 102/3. RAHANE AND PANT, HOWEVER, STEADIED THE SHIP.
and was carried off the field. The ball went for four byes. There were two more fours in byes as substitute keeper Jahmar Hamilton initially struggled to get used to the bounce of the pitch.
Dowrich is unlikely to bat in the second innings and so, after Shardul Thakur, both India and West Indies are playing with 10 batsmen.
DROPPED CHANCES HURT VISITORS
Shaw got a respite on 45 when Shai Hope dropped him at slips off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican. Pant was on 24 when keeper Hamilton failed to latch on to an edge off Gabriel. India were 196/4 then and the ensuing four brought up the 200.
Both Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara will be disappointed with their show here. Rahul chopped one on to his stumps and Pujara got a faint edge to the keeper.
Kohli was settling down with Rahane when one from Jason Holder nipped back and he was given out leg before. He reviewed but had to go after an ‘umpire’s call’ on hitting the stumps. He scored 45 (78 balls, 5x4).
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