WEST INDIES IST INNGS

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(Overnight 295/7)

R Chase b Umesh 106 D Bishoo b Umesh 2 JA War­ri­can not out 8 S Gabriel c Pant b Umesh 0 Ex­tras (b 4, lb 7) 11 To­tal (all out; 101.4 overs) 311 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

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.

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 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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