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India Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST)

Date: Friday, 12 October, 2018 IST Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Match Status: Match Ended

India beat West Indies by 10 wickets

311/10
Overs
101.4
R/R
3.07
Fours
34
Sixes
3
Extras
11
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jomel Warrican not out 8 19 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Umesh Yadav 26.4 3 88 6
Shardul Thakur 1.4 0 9 0
367/10
Overs
106.4
R/R
3.45
Fours
41
Sixes
3
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shardul Thakur not out 4 12 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Shannon Gabriel 20.4 1 107 3
Jason Holder 23 5 56 5
127/10
Overs
46.1
R/R
2.75
Fours
16
Sixes
1
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Devendra Bishoo not out 10 28 2 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Umesh Yadav 12.1 3 45 4
Ravichandran Ashwin 10 4 24 2
75/0
Overs
16.1
R/R
4.66
Fours
5
Sixes
1
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw not out 33 45 4 0
Lokesh Rahul not out 33 53 1 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Jason Holder 4 0 17 0
Jomel Warrican 4 0 17 0
  • Around 81 overs left in the day. How much can India score? How many wickets can the Windies take? Will it be another run fest for the hosts? The questions will be answered in a short while. Stay tuned...
  • India will not be perturbed with the score but they will be slightly disappointed with their bowling. Ravichandran Ashwin was the only bowler who was consistently nagging while Kuldeep and Jadeja were way off the mark. The former did get 3 wickets but that was because of some silly shot-making. Coming to Umesh Yadav, he was much better this morning but only good in parts yesterday. The nice thing for India was that those 'good in parts' bit resulted in wickets.
  • A special mention about Chase. Yes, the conditions were not the most difficult to bat but we cannot take anything away from his effort. Captain Jason Holder strutted his stuff too, fighting hard. The others were guilty of throwing their starts away.
  • Not a bad effort from the Windies with the bat. 311 is not a great score but on a track which is starting to be inconsistent, it gives them some sort of a chance. The good thing about their batting this time was that there were no collapses as such. There were small partnerships upfront before the big 104 between Chase and Holder which set things up.
  • Just 40 balls needed for India then, to wrap the Windies' innings up on Day 2. One might argue that they 'allowed' Chase to get to his century, not putting enough pressure on him but considering that they conceded just 16 runs this morning, it can be excused.
  • 101.4 OUT! Caught behind and Umesh now has his best Test figures. A 6-fer. Bizarre dismissal though. Full and wide outside off, Gabriel initially thinks about letting it go. But then as an afterthought, he feels to have a poke at it. Gets a thick outside edge straight to Rishabh Pant. Now Gabriel smiles, thinking about the review but he is informed that there is none left. WINDIES BOWLED OUT FOR 311!
  • Fun time. Shannon Gabriel is the last man in. Good test of his patience to see how many balls will he actually look to defend.
  • 101.3 OUT! Right through the gate! UMESH HAS HIS SECOND TEST 5-FER. First at home. Beautiful bowling to get that wicket. Umesh lands this on a good length on middle and off and gets conventional swing with appreciable movement. Chase is a tad lazy in trying to defend and the ball goes right through bat and pad. Timber. Well played, Mr. Chase. You have given your team something to bowl at.
  • 101.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 101.1 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 100.6 Tossed up, outside off, driven straight to cover. 311/8
  • 100.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended this time.
  • 100.4 The googly again, Jomel has a wild swipe but misses.
  • 100.3 Around off, perhaps the googly, Warrican looks to play for the turn but the ball goes away and takes the inner half of the bat towards short leg. On the bounce.
  • 100.2 Similar ball, eased down to long on for a single. Clearly Chase is not interested in farming the strike.
  • 100.1 Full and around off, spinning in, watchfully pushed back to the bowler.
  • 99.6 A bouncer to end the over, Jomel ducks. First maiden of the day. 310/8
  • 99.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 99.4 Around off, blocked from the crease.
  • 99.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 99.2 That is a beauty. On a length outside off, Jomel feels for it but the ball moves away enough, just to beat the outside edge.
  • 99.1 Full and outside off, swinging away, played nicely to point.
  • 98.6 Around off, defended from the crease. 310/8
  • 98.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 98.4 Pitched around leg, spinning down, Warrican looks to sweep but misses. Is hit on the pads and the Indians appeal but the umpire does not oblige.
  • 98.3 The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
  • 98.2 Full and outside off, driven wide of cover for an easy single.
  • 98.1 Easy single. Poor effort from the substitute Mohammed Siraj. Full and outside off, Warrican pushes it straight to Siraj at mid off but he does not attack the ball at all. Good game awareness from the Windies batsman as he calls Chase for the quick single, catching MS on his heels.
  • 97.6 A bouncer on middle, probably a deliberate ploy to keep Warrican on strike for the next over, Chase ducks. 307/8
  • 97.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 97.4 Wide outside off, swinging further away, comfortably left alone.
  • 97.3 BOTTOM EDGE, FOUR! Another sign of the ball staying low. A touch short, outside off, Chase throws his bat at it but gets beaten by the lack of bounce. The ball takes the bottom edge and goes onto the ground behind. Rishabh Pant dives to his right, but the ball just brushes his outstretched glove and races to the third man fence. The stand is now worth 11 from 9 balls.
  • 97.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 97.1 Full and just outside off, watchfully pushed to the off side.
  • 96.6 Another wrong 'un to end the over and another play and a miss. 303/8
  • 96.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 96.4 The googly again, this time Jomel plays from the crease and looks to push but misses.
  • 96.3 SIX! THUNDEROUS! Just one block and the next one is whacked. These men from the Caribbean... Tossed up outside off, the googly, Warrican gets down and slogs it over long on! 300 UP FOR THE WINDIES!
  • 96.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 96.1 TEST CENTURY NUMBER 4 FOR CHASE! He has richly deserved this. Battled hard as usual, with his team in a strife in 9 out of 10 occasions. Gets to the landmark with a tuck to mid-wicket for an easy single. Pretty surprised that he has been allowed to get to the landmark without much effort. Normally, when a batsman is in the 90s, you tend to see opposition captains keep the field tight for him. However, not today. Chase will take it though. Well played, sir.
  • Jomel Warrican is the next man in at number 10, replacing Bishoo. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav to bowl from the other end.
  • 95.6 OUT! The stumps are a mess. India strike in the very first over of Day 2. Umesh pitches it right up to the batsman but the line is outside off. Bishoo could have left it alone but is a bit tentative as he has a prod. Gets an inside edge which shatters the stumps. Wicket number 4 for Umesh. Can he get 5? 296/8
  • Shardul Thakur is still not on the field. Mohammed Siraj is on for him as a substitute.
  • 95.5 The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh pad.
  • 95.4 Full and outside off, pushed to the off side.
  • 95.3 Around off, pushed to the off side.
  • 95.2 Outside leg, angling away, Bishoo misses his tuck and is hit on the pads.
  • 95.1 LEADING EDGE, SAFE! Chase is smiling but boy, his heart would have been in his mouth for a moment. Perhaps an aggressive field would have got India a wicket on the very first ball. On a length, around off, coming in, Roston looks to work it to the leg side but is a tad early into the shot. The ball takes the leading edge and goes to where point would have been but... the human being is stationed in the deep. An easy single and RC moves to 99...
  • The Indians walk out and get into a huddle. Now, the overnight batsmen stride out - Roston Chase and Devendra Bishoo. The man who is on 98, will be on strike. Umesh Yadav is marking his run up. All in readiness then. Just the sole slip for Roston. Here we go!
  • Umesh Yadav is caught on the sidelines before the start of play for a little chat. He says he knew the track was flat so was focusing more on the line. Adds he bowled a couple of full balls which were going slow, so he tried back of a length which worked for him. States he didn't mind bowling the extra overs since he's quite fit but feels sorry for Shardul Thakur as it's his Test debut. Ends by saying that he wants to start the day full of energy and make an impact.
  • PITCH REPORT - Ian Bishop is doing the pitch report. He has a look at the track and reckons that it still looks very, very good. Sunil Gavaskar now joins him. Both see a couple of cracks on the surface but the master reckons that those are near the short of a good length area. They are opening up, he agrees and opines that those will open up even more on Days 3 and 4. For today, even he feels that it is a good pitch to bat on. Does not feel too positive about any ball spinning much today but could see more as Sunday approaches.
  • WEATHER REPORT - The conditions look perfect for playing cricket and even more so, for batting. The hosts will be looking to dismantle the final three wickets and then put their feet up, with their batsmen aiming to score once and score big, again.
  • The morning seemed to indicate that we could see India's batting yesterday itself. However, some solid batting by the middle and lower middle order ensured that there was not a collapse. Small but meaningful partnerships - kept India frustrated. What was worth noting was - the amount of boundaries being scored. As many as 33 fours were hit while 2 went over the ropes. However, credit to Virat Kohli for not keeping the field spread out, even during the Chase-Holder stand.
  • It was a rare occurrence on Friday. An opposition team fighting hard against India in India. That too, Windies. Yes, the return of Jason Holder certainly spurred the visitors as they managed to play out an entire day after winning the toss. They just have 3 wickets left though and the first thing on their minds will be Roston Chase's century. How long can they keep India on the field? Hello and a warm welcome to the second day's play of the second Test between India and Windies in Hyderabad.
  • ... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...
  • That's all from us. Day 2 is usually considered to be the best day for batting and in all likelihood, the home team will have their turn with the willow. The pitch, in all honesty, has played excellently which was evident from the way the Windies batsmen were stroking their shots. Although there was a bit of inconsistent bounce as the day progressed. Do join us on Saturday morning at 0930 IST (0400 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!
  • Daren Ganga is interviewing Roston Chase. The latter says that he was timing his shots better than the first game and was trying not to overhit the ball. Admits that he was in a bit of rut before that first innings half century and that knock gave him a huge boost. On being asked about how was his mindset on losing partners today, he replies that he wasn't too bothered about what was happening at the other end and was only looking to play his own game. On also being asked about his liking for the sub-continental teams, Roston says that back home, in First Class cricket, he is used to playing a lot of spinners on pitches which are low and slow. Reckons that the pitches outside the Caribbean are much better. Hopes to get his century on Saturday and take Windies to a decent first innings total.
  • For India, six wickets have fallen to the bowlers with similar surnames. Kuldeep Yadav was inconsistent with his line and length but whenever he got it right, he looked dangerous. Umesh Yadav, too, was threatening, especially with the old ball which was reversing. Ravichandran Ashwin was the most accurate bowler. The offie kept it tidy and also picked the first wicket of the day. The unfortunate injury to debutant Shardul Thakur has not cost the hosts much as their three spinners shared the workload quite efficiently.
  • Earlier in the day, Windies won a good toss and elected to bat. They got off to a decent start but then kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. The post-Lunch session saw plenty of runs flowing as the pair of Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich attacked the Indian bowlers. The former, in particular, was very positive right from the onset. His century stand with skipper Holder dominated the evening session before Umesh Yadav struck late in the day.
  • 98/1 in 30 overs. Another good session of Test cricket and Windies will be pleased with the outcome. However, they would have loved to have their skipper unbeaten. Anyway, Roston Chase's special affinity for India is once again on display as he is only two short of a magnificent century. The visitors have already put up a much-better batting performance than the last Test match and with three wickets left, they would wish to push their score near the 350-run mark.
  • 94.6 Tossed up ball around off, turning back in, Chase forces it down to long off for a run. Roston gets to the other end thinking there will be more play. But to his surprise, umpire Ian Gould takes the bails off. No more overs to be bowled today and Chase will have a sleepless night on 98. Virat Kohli pats him on the back and now the players are leaving the field. Stumps on Day 1! 295/7
  • 94.5 Extra flight this time, over the batsman's eye level. It drops very full on middle, Chase defends it back to the bowler.
  • 94.4 Moves to 97! Flighted and on middle, spinning back in, Chase tries to defend it with a straight bat but inside edges it down to fine leg for a brace.
  • 94.3 Very full in length this time, around leg, Roston digs it out back towards the bowler.
  • 94.2 Turning back into the batsman from outside off, Bishoo leans forward in defense but gets an inside edge through his legs to fine leg for a single.
  • 94.1 Spinning back into the batsman from around off, Chase goes back inside the crease and pushes it to long off for a run.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to continue...
  • 93.6 Full and on off, defended off the front foot to end the over. 290/7
  • 93.5 Fullish and drifting around leg, Bishoo clips it on the leg side but finds mid-wicket.
  • 93.4 Loopy and very full on middle, Chase forces it down to long on for a run.
  • 93.3 Strides forward to a full ball and pushes it through covers for a single.
  • 93.2 Tossed up ball on middle, clipped past short leg for a run. Moves to 93!
  • 93.1 Full flighted on middle, flicked off the pads to mid-wicket.
  • Bowling change. Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack. Around 7 minutes left for Stumps. We have already exceeded the number of overs to be bowled in a day. Doing extra work...
  • 92.6 This one is very full and on middle, Bishoo defends it back to the bowler. 287/7
  • 92.5 Another delivery turning away from the batsman, Bishoo defends it off his front foot.
  • 92.4 Flighted and around off, spinning away, Bishoo pushes it off his front foot to extra cover.
  • 92.3 Full and on middle, Bishoo defends it off his front foot.
  • 92.2 Turning away from the batsman from outside off, Bishoo flirts inside the line and misses.
  • 92.1 A low full toss on middle, Bishoo hits it hard but finds the mid on fielder.
  • 91.6 Pitches it up and outside off, Chase leans forward and drives it to covers. 287/7
  • 91.5 Back of a length delivery on off, Roston is on the back foot as he defends it to the off side.
  • 91.4 Well kept by Pant! Yadav digs it in with excellent pace, a bounce which just shoots off the surface. An easy leave for Chase and Pant jumps to collect the ball superbly.
  • 91.3 Short again, outside off, Chase stays tall inside the crease and taps it down towards gully.
  • 91.2 Shortish and around off, jumping onto the batsman, Roston goes on his toes to defend it.
  • 91.1 Bouncer around leg, Chase ducks underneath it.
  • 90.6 Whoa! Plenty of spin and bounce. Kuldeep hurls it outside off and it turns away viciously. Bishoo leaves it alone. As a bowler himself, he will be delighted to see so much spin. 287/7
  • 90.5 Flighted full ball on off, it's driven off the front foot to mid off.
  • 90.4 Fires it in on middle and leg, Bishoo flicks but finds mid-wicket.
  • 90.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 90.2 Loopy full ball around off, Bishoo defends it off his front foot.
  • 90.1 Shortish and around leg, staying very low, Chase goes back and somehow pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Devendra Bishoo is the new batsman.
  • 89.6 OUT! Here comes the breakthrough for India. Umesh has struck with a short delivery to break the century stand. It's around the batsman's rib cage, Holder feels that he has it covered as he goes for the pull shot. But the Windies skipper fails to middle it and ends up gloving it behind. Pant catches the ball, they appeal and Holder is seen walking. Getting strangled down the leg side is not the prettiest way to get out. Virat Kohli, as usual, is pumped up. 286/7
  • 89.5 NOT OUT! Safely in. Shortish and on off, Chase is hurried up on the back foot as he taps it down towards covers. They attempt for a run as Jadeja attacks the ball. He picks it up, has one stump to aim at the striker's end and still scores the direct hit. They appeal, it's referred upstairs but Holder is safely in.
  • Shout for a run out. It's referred upstairs. No real excitement shown by the Indian players.
  • 89.4 Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Chase jumps on the back foot and glances it through backward square leg for a couple of runs. Roston moves into the 90s!
  • 89.3 Bangs in a bouncer around leg, an easy leave for Chase as he ducks underneath it with ease.
  • 89.2 A length ball angling into the batsman, Chase defends it off his front foot.
  • 89.1 Lands it on a length outside off, it's pushed off the front foot through point for a single.
  • 88.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 1 over left but we have 25 minutes also remaining for the closure of day's play. 282/6
  • 88.5 Lunges to a full ball and pushes it through covers for a run. 100-run stand comes up.
  • 88.4 Flighted and outside off, left alone.
  • 88.3 Shortish and outside off, Holder punches it off his back foot to point.
  • 88.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 88.1 Full flighted outside off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 87.6 FOUR! Holder reaches his 8th Test fifty in some style. He greets the short delivery by Yadav with open arms. Makes space for his pull shot and nails it through mid-wicket for a boundary. A very responsible knock by the skipper as he continues with his growth in international cricket. His batting has improved by leaps and bounds in the recent past. Windies in control currently. 280/6
  • 87.5 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 87.4 Ashwin saves a certain boundary with a good dive in the deep. Yadav offers width outside off, Holder flashes at it and gets it away off the outside edge. It speeds down towards third man where the offie does an extraordinary job to save two runs for his side.
  • 87.3 Full length ball on off, Holder gets forward and closes the face of the bat while pushing it towards mid on.
  • 87.2 A wayward delivery. But considerably amount of swing visible there. Umesh sprays it well wide outside off, Holder leaves it alone. Pant flies across to his right and half-stops it in front of first slip.
  • 87.1 Fuller in length and outside off, Holder jams it down to the off side.
  • Second new ball has been taken now.
  • 86.6 Arm ball landing on off, Chase tries to defend again but this time it takes the inside half of the bat and rolls on the leg side. 274/6
  • 86.5 Flighted and on off, Chase defended it right under his watchful eyes.
  • 86.4 Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it to the off side. Once again towards the two fielders present there.
  • 86.3 Nicely tossed up this time, full and outside off, Chase drives but once again fails to beat the cover fielder.
  • 86.2 Flatter and on middle, skidding in, it's hit firmly through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • 86.1 Fuller length ball outside off, driven firmly off the front foot but straight to the fielder at covers.
  • 85.6 Goes for the yorker, spears it in alright but it's on the leg stump line. Chase squeezes it out through square leg and retains strike with a single. 272/6
  • 85.5 Digs in a bumper outside off, a harmless delivery, Chase sways away from the line of fire.
  • 85.4 Some swing in the air. It lands around off and Jason plays it down with soft hands to covers. They cross for a swift single as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end.
  • 85.3 Goes full and around off, shaping back in, Holder is solid in his front foot defense.
  • 85.2 Shortish and on off, defended off the back foot by Holder.
  • 85.1 Straightaway movement for him. But the line is too straight. It jags back in to beat Chase's attempted flick and hits him on the pads. A muted appeal only by the bowler. Clearly missing leg. Meanwhile, the ball has ricocheted towards backward point and they run for a leg bye.
  • Umesh Yadav returns into the attack. He will operate with the old ball, no signs of the new cherry yet.
  • 84.6 Flighted delivery on off, Chase plants his front foot forward and strokes it down to long off for one. 269/6
  • 84.5 Arm ball, landing around off and skidding back in, Chase goes back in defense.
  • 84.4 Once again the length is too full and outside off, it's been driven through covers for a single.
  • 84.3 Full and outside off, it has been eased down to long off for one.
  • 84.2 Tossed up ball on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 84.1 Flighted and fuller outside off, driven straight to extra cover.
  • 83.6 Played to mid-wicket by the batsman, no run to end the over. 266/6
  • 83.5 Fuller and on middle, Chase sweeps it through to fine leg for a run.
  • 83.4 Short and outside off, turning back in, Chase quickly transfers his weight on the back foot and punches it with a lot of power to the deep cover fence. A fact - India have not bowled a single maiden over since the 40th over.
  • 83.3 Turning down the leg side from middle, Chase pads it away.
  • 83.2 Flighted full ball on off, Chase digs it out on the leg side.
  • 83.1 Loopy full ball on middle, Chase offers a straight bat in defense.
  • 82.6 Shortish and on off, punched through covers for a run to end the over. 261/6
  • 82.5 Roston has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 82.4 Full flighted outside off, driven off the front foot to covers.
  • 82.3 Too full and on middle, Holder brings down his bat in defense but it takes the inside edge and rolls through square leg for one.
  • 82.2 A touch short and flat on middle, Chase moves back and whips it through mid-wicket. Ashwin chases it but before he reaches the ball, Umesh Yadav has arrived from deep square leg. He does well to flick it back in and Ashwin does the rest. Good tag team work to save a run for India.
  • 82.1 Floated and full on middle, Roston presents a straight bat in defense.
  • 81.6 Fuller delivery, an off spinner, Jason gets forward and works it off the inner half of the bat to square leg. 256/6
  • 81.5 A touch short around off, Holder defends it off his back foot.
  • 81.4 Loopy and on middle, Chase this time tickles it past the mid-wicket fielder for a run.
  • 81.3 Action replay of the previous delivery, only difference being that the mid-wicket fielder had to run across to his right to stop the ball.
  • 81.2 Gets on the front foot and once again defends it with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 81.1 Allows the ball to spin back in and defends it to the leg side.
  • Drinks, an official one this time. First wicket-less hour of this Test match where 58 runs have been scored. It has been a strong performance post Tea by Windies. Both Holder and Chase have looked quite at ease and are amidst a 73-run stand. India once again have not looked too dangerous with the ball, apart from Umesh Yadav, who was getting some reverse swing going. It will be interesting to find out when they opt for the second new nut. Just 9 overs left for the close but around an hour remaining. So we SHOULD see more than 90 overs being bowled today.
  • 80.6 Leans forward to a full ball outside off and drives it straight to the cover fielder. Looks for a run initially but is sent back. 255/6
  • 80.5 Shortish this time, around off, Roston punches it down to mid on and pinches a quick single. This is now the joint-highest partnership for Windies in this series.
  • 80.4 Fullish and on off, defended back again.
  • 80.3 Flatter and on off, straightening a bit, Chase defends it by getting forward.
  • 80.2 Jadeja bowls it with a round-arm action and lands it a bit short on middle and leg. The angle is further taking it down and Holder helps it through mid-wicket. By the time it has been chased down, the batsmen collect three runs.
  • 80.1 Loopy full ball outside off, it's driven through covers for a single.
  • Second new ball is available now. Not surprising that it has not been taken straightaway.
  • 79.6 Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 250/6
  • 79.5 Fullish and on off, eased down through mid on for a run. 250 up for Windies!
  • 79.4 Uppish but safe! Catch it was the shout but no one there at mid-wicket. Flighted ball on middle, spinning in, Holder flicks it aerially through the leg side and crosses.
  • 79.3 Slower through the air, full and turning back in, Roston drives it down the ground to long on for a run.
  • 79.2 Floated full ball on off, Chase is on the front foot in defense.
  • 79.1 Loopy and on off, Chase gets back and helps it to mid-wicket.
  • 78.6 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 247/6
  • 78.5 Quicker and flatter on middle, driven back towards mid on.
  • 78.4 Oohhh...that missed the off stump by a whisker. A flighted ball around off, Holder offers no shot only to see it bounce over the off stump. A good take by Pant. Holder's heart would have been in his mouth for a moment. That was very close.
  • 78.3 Tossed up around off, defended to the off side.
  • 78.2 Gets forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 78.1 Flatter and shorter on middle, Holder goes back and hits it firmly through mid-wicket. Ashwin chases it down and they take a couple of runs.
  • 77.6 Tossed up and turning back in from around off, RC is on the front foot in defense. 245/6
  • 77.5 Too full and on middle, Jason forces it down to long on for one.
  • 77.4 Loopy and full on off, Holder draws forward in defense.
  • 77.3 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot to deep square leg. They pick up a single.
  • 77.2 Four byes! Ashwin serves it full and down the leg side. Chase fails to flick and Pant also has no chance of collecting it. The leg gully fielder also attempts to stop it by sticking his right hand out but is not successful. It races through and reaches the fence in no time.
  • 77.1 Flighted ball on middle, flicked on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
  • 76.6 Soft hands. Full floated on off, Roston gets on the front foot and eases it through covers for a single. 239/6
  • 76.5 Arm ball on off, Chase goes back and defends it to the off side.
  • 76.4 Flighted ball but the length is very full around off. Chase plays a firm cover drive but finds the fielder.
  • 76.3 Strides forward to a full ball and drives it through covers for a run.
  • 76.2 Tossed up ball on off, Holder defends it off his front foot.
  • 76.1 Flatter and on off, defended off the back foot.
  • An unscheduled drinks break taken. Even the umpires are enjoying a few sips of fluids. Quite hot and humid conditions. They cannot be faulted for this. Also, the overrate is quite good, so it won't concern the match officials much. There's a bowling change also. Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack.
  • 75.6 Short again, outside off, Holder strokes it from the crease to sweeper cover for one. 7 from the over, they are going along nicely post Tea. 237/6
  • 75.5 Slightly short this time. It's on off and spinning back in, Holder pushes it from the back foot to point.
  • 75.4 Presses forward to a full ball and drives it against the spin through covers. Good enough to fetch him a brace.
  • 75.3 FOUR! Clipped away! Wrong line from Ashwin. He delivers a flighted ball on the pads, Holder accepts the gift gleefully and neatly deflects it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up, consecutive ones in this innings.
  • 75.2 Full floated outside off, Holder defends it to the off side from the front foot.
  • 75.1 Tossed up ball on off, flicked with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 74.6 Fuller and on off, driven down to long off for a run. 230/6
  • 74.5 Reads the delivery well. Goes on the back foot, allows the ball to spin back in and then blocks it safely.
  • 74.4 Tossed up ball on leg, defended back to the bowler.
  • 74.3 FOUR! Beautiful shot! It's a wide half-volley outside off, Holder uses his reach well and drives it with authority through covers. No fielder in the deep and it's a boundary.
  • 74.2 Fullish and on middle, Holder lunges and defends it back towards the bowler.
  • 74.1 A loopy full toss outside off, Holder drives through the line but finds extra cover.
  • 73.6 Slower through the air around off, turning back in from around off, Roston defends it by leaning forward. 225/6
  • 73.5 A bit short and outside off, Chase goes back and punches it through covers. Pujara chases it down and they take a couple of runs.
  • 73.4 Gets forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 73.3 Allows the ball to spin back in and defends it on the leg side.
  • 73.2 Fullish and outside off, Chase strides forward and jams it down on the off side.
  • 73.1 Quicker and on off, punched back from the crease towards silly mid on.
  • 72.6 Flicks it off his pads to the leg side but finds mid-wicket. 223/6
  • 72.5 Lovely delivery. Landing around off and spinning away, Holder should have been forward but prefers staying back. He, then, tries to defend but it spins away to beat his bat.
  • 72.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 72.3 Loopy delivery, slower in pace with extra flight, Holder goes hard at it but finds mid on.
  • 72.2 Flighted on off, defended.
  • 72.1 Tossed up ball on middle, Holder goes back and turns it through square leg for a run. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and they collect an overthrow.
  • 71.6 Beaten! Flighted and outside off, Chase tries to push inside the line but it skids through the surface and beats the outside edge. 221/6
  • 71.5 Flatter ball on off, Chase goes on the back foot and punches it towards Shaw at silly mid on. He picks up the ball and immediately deflects it onto the stumps at the bowler's end. No harm done as Holder never left his crease. It deflects to covers, the Windies skipper wants a run but Chase is not interested.
  • 71.4 Flighted off spinner on off, Chase is on the front foot in defense.
  • 71.3 Spin and bounce as it lands outside off. Holder tries to defend but it takes the inside edge and rolls to square leg for one.
  • 71.2 Jason has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 71.1 Too full and on off, defended back to the bowler.
  • Spin from both sides now. Ravichandran Ashwin returns from the pavilion end. A slip and a catching cover in place along with an extra cover fielder. Also there is a man at long on.
  • 70.6 Extra air on this delivery. It lands outside off on a fuller length and turns back in slowly, Chase defends it watchfully. 220/6
  • 70.5 Overpitched this time, around off, driven down the ground to long off for one.
  • 70.4 Loopy ball but the length is too full around off, it's pushed straight to covers.
  • 70.3 Flighted and on off, driven through the gap at covers for a brisk single.
  • 70.2 Gets on the front foot to a full ball and pushes it towards point.
  • 70.1 Tossed up ball on off, spinning back in, Chase defends it off his front foot.
  • 69.6 Again a full toss. On middle and Holder pushes it straight back. 218/6
  • 69.5 Overcompensates his length this time. Probably eyes a blockhole but ends up serving very full ball around off, Chase throws his bat at it but gets it away off the inner half of his blade. It speeds to deep square leg and they collect another run.
  • 69.4 False shot! Shortish and around off, nipping back in, Holder tries to force it through the line from the crease but it takes the inside edge and runs down deep to mid-wicket. A single taken.
  • 69.3 Good length ball on off, curving back in a bit, Holder defends it off his back foot.
  • 69.2 A touch short and shaping back in from around off, Jason tries to turn it on the leg side but fails to connect. Gets hit high on the thigh pad.
  • 69.1 Considerably amount of movement on this one but the line is too much down the leg side. Holder fails to flick and Pant does well to stop it with a dive to his left.
  • 68.6 Loopy and on off, spinning in, Chase defends it watchfully off his front foot. 216/6
  • 68.5 Tossed up ball on middle, defended off the pads to short leg.
  • 68.4 Turning down the leg side, Chase tries flicking but misses.
  • 68.3 FOUR! Strong shot! Too full in length by Kuldeep, around off, Chase uses his long reach well and drills his drive down through mid off for a cracking boundary.
  • 68.2 PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG! No need to watch further. India lose a review. But it was a great delivery to deceive the Windies skipper. Googly, Holder has not picked it as he gets opened up inside the crease. Probably tries to work it around but it spins away to rap him on the front pad. The bowler gets excited in his appeal as the batsmen cross for a leg bye. Virat Kohli now has a chat with his bowler and then goes for the review. The first frame ends every doubt.
  • Appeal for an lbw, a vociferous one but nothing from the umpire. Has it pitched outside leg? Or turning too much? What about the impact? Too many questions, let's watch the replays...
  • 68.1 Tossed up ball on off, a bit short and turning back in, Holder remains on the back foot in defense.
  • 67.6 The line is too straight on this occasion, Chase works it off his pads to the leg side but finds one of the two mid-wicket fielders. 211/6
  • 67.5 On a length and around off, once again a slight bit of movement into the batsman, Chase meets it with a straight bat in defense.
  • 67.4 Swinging delivery. Full and curling back in around middle and leg, Holder tickles it in front of square leg and rotates the strike.
  • 67.3 Good stop, Che! A length ball outside off, Jason punches it from the back foot to covers where Pujara tumbles to make a nice stop.
  • 67.2 FOUR! Thumped! Yadav overpitches this outside off, Holder just eases into his front foot drive and spears it through covers for a boundary. Pujara chases it but fails to pull it back.
  • 67.1 Shortish and around off, shaping back in, Holder stays back to push it away but gets an inside edge towards short mid-wicket.
  • 66.6 Slow loopy full ball around leg, turning towards off after pitching, Chase moves back and defends it down safely. 206/6
  • 66.5 FOUR! Solidly hit! A flighted delivery landing very full outside off. Spinning in after landing and Chase drives it firmly against the spin but finds the gap at covers for a boundary.
  • 66.4 Floated full ball on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 66.3 Shortish and on middle, whipped across the line and in front of square leg for a single.
  • 66.2 Slower through the air as he lands it full around off, Holder gets forward and defends it with the spin.
  • 66.1 Flighted and full outside off, Holder is on the front foot as he opens the face of the bat and pushes it towards point.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to bowl from the other end.
  • 65.6 Good length ball around off, Roston sticks back inside the crease and defends it to the off side. 201/6
  • 65.5 Pitches it full around off and gets it to shape back in, Roston presents a straight willow and keeps it out off the inner half to the leg side.
  • 65.4 Another delivery in the channel outside off, a watchful Roston allows it through to the keeper.
  • 65.3 Certainly it's reversing. The shining side of the ball is on the right as Yadav lands it on a length outside off. Chase shoulders arms and it tails back in after going past him. If I'm not wrong, this is the first ball Roston has left in this innings.
  • 65.2 Full and angling down the leg side, Chase clips it off his pads and sends it to deep square leg for another brace. 200 comes up for Windies!
  • 65.1 Runs straightaway, two to be precise. Yadav hurls across a shortish ball outside off, Chase stands back and steers it through cover-point for a couple of runs.
  • We're back for the final session. 25 overs left in the day's play owing to an excellent over-rate, a rarity these days. Will India get Windies all out in the first hour itself? Let's wait and watch. Umesh Yadav to continue from this end. He is getting the ball to tail in which has caused some discomfort to the batsmen. A slip in place and a catching mid-wicket too is present. Play says the umpire...
  • ... DAY 1, THIRD SESSION ...
  • When you pick three wickets in a session, you generally will be told, well done. It wasn't the same case here. The Indian bowling was too inconsistent. Their line and length were poor and at the beginning, they were conceding at least a boundary in every over. Given that Windies are not a great challenge for them, they can get away with it but against better teams, these things can haunt them. Do join us in a short while for the last session at 1430 local.
  • The visiting team adopted the mantra of 'attack is the best form of defense' post Lunch and hammered 111 runs in the afternoon session. They lost three wickets in the process but looking at their approach, they didn't look too bothered. It seems they have admitted to the fact that it's not possible to survive against India's bowling and hence are playing an aggressive brand of cricket to collect as many runs as possible. Not sure how much that will help their cause.
  • A mixed session, this! But from a larger point, India will be satisfied with the way this Test match has shaped up for them. Windies are six down with their total still under 200. The pitch appears to be a good one for batting and the way Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase batted, it further vindicates that point.
  • 64.6 FOUR! What a way to end the session! Jadeja gives this one some extra air but lands it too full and close to off stump. Holder leans forward, makes some room and drives it crisply through the gap at extra cover. No chance for mid off there. A boundary for Holder. That will be Tea on Day 1! 197/6
  • 64.5 Tossed up ball on off, Holder drives it off his front foot but finds mid off.
  • 64.4 Full floated ball on off, it's pushed off the front foot to covers.
  • 64.3 Fires one in on middle and leg, Holder brings his bat in front of the pads in defense.
  • 64.2 Well tossed up ball on off, fuller in length, it's driven off the front foot to extra cover.
  • 64.1 Flatter and shorter on middle, Holder goes back and works it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 63.6 Appeal for an lbw! The umpire remains still. Full and tailing back into the batsman, Chase falls over a bit in his attempt to play the flick shot. Misses the ball to get hit on the pads. The appeal is turned down, maybe because it's slipping down the leg side. 193/6
  • 63.5 Full and swinging delivery, but it lands on middle and goes down, Chase fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg. A leg bye taken as Yadav lets out a stifled appeal for an lbw.
  • 63.4 A touch short in length, around middle and angling down, Chase tucks it down to fine leg and crosses for a single. 7th Test fifty from Roston Chase! Very good application by Roston. Needs to carry on though.
  • 63.3 Good line from Umesh. He is operating on and around off. Getting it to shape back in as well. Chase so far has been very watchful in keeping those out safely.
  • 63.2 Another delivery curling back into the batsman from a shortish length around off. Chase once again remains back footed in defense.
  • 63.1 Sharp delivery. Landing on a length and shaping back in towards off, Chase blocks it from the back foot to the off side.
  • 62.6 Fullish and on off, driven back in the direction of the bowler. 191/6
  • 62.5 Flatter and shorter on off, Holder goes on the back foot in defense on the off side.
  • 62.4 Flighted full ball on off, Jason is on the front foot in defense.
  • 62.3 Tossed up ball on middle, skidding through the surface, Holder gets into an tangle there as he remains back rather than getting forward. To his good luck, it takes the inside edge and squirts through square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 62.2 Flatter this time, short as well, Chase cuts this through cover-point for a run.
  • 62.1 Slower full ball outside off, Chase is on the front foot as he defends it to the off side.
  • 61.6 Well stopped! Yadav spears this in, eyeing a yorker but it's too full on middle. Holder does well to keep it out on the leg side and Shaw at short mid-wicket makes a fine stop. Good cricket all around. 188/6
  • 61.5 Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 61.4 FOUR! Well timed and placed! A back of a length delivery outside off, Holder sticks inside the crease and punches it square of the wicket on the off side. Ashwin ambles across to his right from third man but only to retrieve the ball from the rope.
  • 61.3 The line is very straight, Holder works it to the right side of the mid on fielder. There would have been a single but seeing Jadeja manning that area, the Windies skipper decides not to take any unnecessary risk.
  • 61.2 Nice line, full and around off, a hint of shape in there, Jason defends it by getting a bit forward.
  • 61.1 Good length ball around off, angling back into the batsman, Holder remains on the back foot as he defends it to the off side.
  • 60.6 Flatter and full on off, once again blocked by Roston. 184/6
  • 60.5 Chase has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 60.4 Tossed up ball on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 60.3 Skidding down the leg side, Chase works it through square leg and takes a couple of runs. The throw comes in to the bowler but before he can break the stumps, Holder with his long legs has made it in.
  • 60.2 Chase has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 60.1 Tossed up ball on middle, Chase defends it off his front foot.
  • 59.6 Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 182/6
  • 59.5 Once again it's angled in on middle and leg, Holder defends it on the leg side.
  • 59.4 Angles in a full length ball on off, Holder defends it off his front foot.
  • Skipper Jason Holder is the new batsman.
  • 59.3 OUT! What a review! India have hit the jackpot to break the 69-run stand. To be honest, it never looked out to the naked eye. We thought it would have been missing leg but the replays prove all of us and the umpire wrong. Yadav gets a full length ball to nip back into the batsman from around off. Dowrich fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but the umpire disagrees. The Indian skipper has a chat with his bowler and the keeper before taking the DRS. The replays show that the impact is in line and it's hitting the leg pole. Still can't believe it's not missing the stumps. Anyway, can't doubt the technology. Windies have lost their sixth wicket after a brief period of resistance.
  • Shout for an lbw! Not given. Is there an inside edge? Or is it missing leg? India are reviewing it...
  • 59.2 On middle and leg, worked to square leg for a single.
  • 59.1 SAFE! Waste of time. Dowrich can't be safer than this. Yadav starts with a good length ball on off, Chase remains on the back foot and defends it back. Yadav stretches his right hand out and the ball brushes his fingers before going onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs after the insistence from the Indian skipper. The replays roll in and they show that Shane has his bat well planted inside the line.
  • Appeal for a run out at the non-striker's end. The umpire takes his time, adjusts the bails on the stumps and then signals for the third umpire. Dowrich looks in. Let's see...
  • Umesh Yadav is back into the attack.
  • 58.6 SIX! Excellent shot! Jadeja delivers it full and in line of the stumps, since it's not spinning much, Dowrich takes a chance. He plonks it front leg out of the way and launches it over long on for a maximum. 181/5
  • 58.5 Gives this one extra air and lands it full on off, Shane drives it off his front foot but finds extra cover this time.
  • 58.4 Pulls his length back around off, Shane goes on the back foot and punches it to mid-wicket.
  • 58.3 Fires one in, full and on off, Dowrich defends it with firm hands to the off side.
  • 58.2 Loopy and full outside off, it's left alone by Shane.
  • 58.1 Tossed up ball on off, straightening a bit, Dowrich defends it off his front foot.
  • 57.6 Some drift in the air as it lands full on middle, Chase flicks it across the line but finds the fielder at mid-wicket. 175/5
  • 57.5 Slower through the air, full and on off, Chase strides forward in defense.
  • 57.4 Quicker one, around off, once again blocked back by Chase.
  • 57.3 Loopy full ball on off, an off spinner, Roston is on the front foot in defense.
  • 57.2 Flighted full ball on off, it's been pushed back to the bowler from the front foot.
  • 57.1 Quicker and fuller on the pads, Chase clips it with soft hands through square leg and picks up a couple of runs.
  • 56.6 Flatter and shorter outside off, Shane allows it through to end the over. 173/5
  • 56.5 Dowrich has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 56.4 Loopy full on off, Dowrich is on the front foot in defense.
  • 56.3 Full floated ball on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 56.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 56.1 Miscommunication but no harm done! Flatter delivery outside off, on the shorter side and spinning away, Chase taps it down to point and looks for a run. There's a slight hesitation from his partner but then eventually they cross as the point fielder circles around the ball.
  • 55.6 FOUR! Poor delivery and punished. Ashwin drags his length short and serves it well wide outside off. Dowrich's eyes lit up seeing the width and he goes back to have a real crack at it. Plays the square cut, doesn't bother to keep it down and it races through cover-point. There was a point fielder but he didn't even react. 172/5
  • 55.5 Knocks a full ball down to long on and jogs across to the other end.
  • 55.4 Loopy off spinner outside off, spinning back in, Chase defends it with gentle hands to point. He's adamant on playing every delivery.
  • 55.3 Switches to over the wicket and bowls it full and on off, Chase drives it through covers and picks up a couple. Dowrich showed interest in the third run but it's not on and Roston sends him back in time.
  • 55.2 Flatter and shorter on off, Chase goes back and defends it to the off side.
  • 55.1 Tossed up ball on middle, fuller in length, Chase draws forward and defends it back.
  • 54.6 Pitches it full and on off, Dowrich drives but finds extra cover. 165/5
  • 54.5 Flighted and outside off, Shane leaves it alone again. Quite watchful whenever the line is just outside off.
  • 54.4 Slower through the air, it drifts in and lands full outside off, Dowrich stretches forward in defense.
  • 54.3 Quicker one, shorter and outside off, Shane allowed it through to Pant.
  • 54.2 Too full in length on off, driven towards extra cover where the fielder dived and parried it down to long off. Another single pinched.
  • 54.1 Loopy full ball outside off, Chase drives it past the diving point fielder for a single. 50-run stand comes up in a good time!
  • 53.6 Flatter and fuller around off, Shane is forward and defends it from the outer half of his blade to cover-point. 162/5
  • 53.5 Tossed up ball on off, Dowrich gets behind the line, covers the spin and blocks.
  • 53.4 Loopy full ball on off, Dowrich defends it off his front foot.
  • 53.3 The length is very full around off, it's driven down the ground but straight to mid off.
  • 53.2 Flighted and full on off, Shane draws forward and defends it with firm hands.
  • 53.1 Ashwin starts this over from 'round the wicket and delivers a flighted ball on middle. Probably a carrom ball. Dowrich is forward in defense but it takes the outside edge and runs wide of first slip. A couple of runs taken.
  • 52.6 Fuller and wider outside off, driven through covers for a single. 160/5
  • 52.5 Flighted on middle and off, Dowrich brings his bat in front of his pads in defense.
  • 52.4 Quicker one on off, patted down to point.
  • 52.3 Loopy and full outside off, a nice looking drive by Chase but he finds the cover-point fielder.
  • 52.2 Flatter and shorter on off, skidding back in, Shane defends it off his back foot.
  • 52.1 Flighted on off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has a change of ends.
  • 51.6 FOUR! Cashes in on a loose delivery. Ashwin bowls it quite wide outside off, allowing Dowrich the room to play a square drive. He has nailed it through the gap at point and fetches a boundary for himself. Good going by Windies! 158/5
  • 51.5 Lands it full and outside off, spinning back in, Dowrich once again is confident in his forward defense.
  • 51.4 Tossed up ball outside off, left alone.
  • 51.3 Floated and full on off, Shane takes a stride forward and defends it back.
  • 51.2 Dowrich has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. FYI - This is the longest Windies have batted in this series. Already an achievement unlocked.
  • 51.1 Fires this one down the leg side, Chase clips it off his pads through backward square leg for a run. Roston has been quite positive from the time he has come in the middle. He is yet to leave a ball.
  • 50.6 Googly landing around off, Dowrich reads it from the surface and immediately goes back to play it down towards point. 153/5
  • 50.5 Flighted around off, Dowrich presses forward and dead-bats it.
  • 50.4 Another drive off the front foot by Shane but straight to mid off.
  • Deep mid-wicket comes a few steps in.
  • 50.3 Lunges to a full ball and drives it back to the bowler.
  • 50.2 Wrong 'un around off, on the shorter side, Roston goes back and eases it square of the wicket on the off side for a run.
  • 50.1 Loopy full ball outside off, spinning back in, Chase strides forward and defends.
  • 49.6 Sharp single. Tossed up ball on middle, knocked down to mid on and Chase scampered across to the other end. The fielder missed his shy at the bowler's end. 152/5
  • 49.5 Nearly went through. An off spinner landing around off and curling back in sharply, Chase should have been forward there but remains on the back foot and keeps it out at the very last moment towards point.
  • 49.4 Allows the ball to spin back in and then helps it to short mid-wicket.
  • 49.3 Too full in length on off, Chase hits it off the inner half of the bat to mid on.
  • 49.2 Quicker through the air, flatter and full on off, Chase blocks it.
  • 49.1 Loopy and full around off, it's stroked down the ground but straight to mid off.
  • 48.6 Floated full ball on off, this time the Windies keeper is well forward in defense. A much-better over by Kuldeep. 151/5
  • 48.5 Spin and bounce! It lands on the shorter side around middle and off, Dowrich pushes himself on the back foot and does well to tap it down.
  • 48.4 A full toss this time, around off, it's driven through the line but straight to extra cover.
  • 48.3 A bit on the shorter side around off, Shane picks the length late and goes back at the last moment to keep it out towards short leg.
  • 48.2 Generously tossed up delivery, landing full on off, Dowrich brings down a straight blade in defense.
  • 48.1 Short and wide outside off, spinning back in, Chase hits it square of the wicket on the off side for a run.
  • Drinks. 64 runs in the first hour after Lunch for the loss of two wickets. A mixed-bag one for both teams. Windies continue to score freely but in the process are losing wickets as well. India won't mind this approach from them much. Exciting passage.
  • 47.6 Loopy outside off, Dowrich is comfortable while pushing it out on the off side. 150/5
  • 47.5 Nicely flighted delivery, pitching full outside off and spinning back in, Dowrich gets well forward and pushes it through the line. Almost stretched himself too much.
  • 47.4 Flatter through the air and shorter as well, Chase nudges it to square leg for a run.
  • 47.3 Tossed up ball on middle, clipped with the spin to short mid-wicket.
  • 47.2 Loopy full ball on off, Chase defends it off his front foot.
  • 47.1 Tossed up ball on middle, defended with the spin to short leg.
  • Bowling change. In fact, Ravichandran Ashwin is given the ball from the opposite end.
  • 46.6 Gets this one to spin back into the batsman from outside off but the length is quite short. Chase goes back and steers it through point. A single taken to complete the 8-run over. Maybe, it's time for Ashwin from this end. 149/5
  • 46.5 Kuldeep switches to 'round the wicket and lets out a flighted full ball outside off. Chase drives but finds the mid off fielder.
  • 46.4 Once again Kuldeep is on the shorter side with his length, Dowrich eases it through mid-wicket for another run in this over. Poor bowling by the chinaman.
  • 46.3 Shortish again, on middle, it's pulled through square leg for a run.
  • 46.2 Drags his length back this time, Dowrich goes back and works it with the spin through mid-wicket for one.
  • 46.1 FOUR! Boundaries continue to flow. Kuldeep gives this one extra air but lands it too full outside off. Roston takes a big stride forward and crunches his drive through covers.
  • 45.6 Shortish this time, outside off, cut from the back foot to point. 141/5
  • 45.5 Loopy and full ball on off, Roston is on the front foot in defense.
  • 45.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 45.3 FOUR! At least one boundary is coming in every over. Kuldeep dishes out a flighted full ball outside off, Chase is a tall man and he uses his reach well. Latches onto it and muscles his drive through covers. The silly point fielder does well there to jump and avoid getting hit.
  • 45.2 A firm push from the crease but it hits the silly point fielder and slows down. The cover fielder mops it up, no chance of a run.
  • 45.1 Loopy and full delivery outside off, it's stroked off the front foot to covers for a single.
  • 44.6 Floated delivery, full and outside off, driven to covers. Dot ball to end the over. 136/5
  • 44.5 Pulls his length back and lands it in line of the stumps, Chase goes deep inside the crease but once again finds the mid on fielder with his punch shot.
  • 44.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 44.3 Well tossed up ball on off, driven off the front foot but down to mid on. Straight to the fielder.
  • 44.2 Tossed up ball on middle, Roston works it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 44.1 FOUR! Poor start to the over by Kuldeep. He darts it down the leg side, spinning further down, Chase uses his wrists to good effect as he tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 50 runs have come in this session already, so Windies are scoring at a good rate in spite of losing half their side. Attack is the best form of defense, living up to that cliche.
  • 43.6 A gentle delivery this time, flighted and outside off, Shane takes a stride forward to cover his stumps and then allows it through. 132/5
  • 43.5 Reaches out for a full ball outside off and drives it with the turn. Finds the cover fielder.
  • 43.4 Loopy and full outside off, Chase leans forward and caresses it with the spin through covers. Rahul misfields slightly but still only a run taken.
  • 43.3 This time the line is too straight from Jadeja, Chase nudges it behind square leg and returns for the second run.
  • 43.2 FOUR! A rare bad delivery by Jadeja. He offers a short delivery wide outside off, Chase goes deep inside the crease to this one and cracks his square cut for a boundary.
  • 43.1 Tossed up ball on middle, Chase stays back footed and defends it with the spin to the leg side.
  • 42.6 Another well flighted ball, landing full around off, Dowrich this time lunges to meet the ball and blocks it safely. 125/5
  • 42.5 Loopy one landing outside off and turning back in, Dowrich waits for it inside the crease and then presents a straight bat in defense.
  • 42.4 Flatter and shorter on off, punched off the back foot to covers.
  • 42.3 Tossed up ball thrown around off, Dowrich is on the front foot in defense.
  • 42.2 Well played! Yadav gets it to drift into the batsman but the length is on the shorter side. Dowrich with a to and fro movement goes back and punches it through cover-point. Jadeja and Pujara give it the chase, no prizes for guessing who gets there first. Two runs taken.
  • 42.1 Flighted and very full on middle, Dowrich defends it back.
  • 41.6 Chase has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 123/5
  • 41.5 Full floated on off, Chase is on the front foot as he pushes it off the inner half of the bat to mid on.
  • 41.4 SIX! High and handsome! It has been a conscious effort by the Windies batsmen to attack the spinners. With wickets tumbling, not sure how good a strategy is this. Jadeja bowls it on middle and it skids through the surface. Chase clears his front leg and powers it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 41.3 Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot to covers.
  • 41.2 Straighter in line, it's fired in, Chase helps it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 41.1 Flighted and outside off, RC defends it safely.
  • 40.6 Gives this one extra air and lands it on off, Dowrich defends it off his front foot. 117/5
  • 40.5 Dowrich has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 40.4 Reads the variation this time and plays it with the spin to the leg side.
  • 40.3 FOUR! Nicely driven! Yadav tosses it up in the air and lands it full around off, Dowrich gets close to the line and drills his drive through mid off for a boundary.
  • 40.2 Shane has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 40.1 Loopy and full on off, it's driven off the front foot to mid off.
  • 39.6 Flatter trajectory, on off, Chase drives it through the line but finds the cover fielder. 113/5
  • 39.5 Serves it full and on off, Roston defends it solidly.
  • 39.4 Fires one in, probably an arm ball, it lands on middle and Chase forces it off from the inside half his blade to the leg side.
  • 39.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 39.2 Once again Chase stretches forward to a full ball and blocks it safely.
  • 39.1 Tossed up ball on off, defended off the front foot.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
  • 38.6 A bit of an outside edge. Turning away from the new batsman. Dowrich sticks back and plays it down with soft hands. Goes off the outside half his blade and rolls wide of Rahane at first slip. End of a successful over by Kuldeep. 113/5
  • Shane Dowrich is the new batsman.
  • 38.5 OUT! Ambris throws it away. His ultra aggressive approach has brought his downfall. Kuldeep was bowling quite a few googlies post the Lunch break and this time has struck. Ambris fails to read the variation as once again he tries to attack the spinner. Goes hard at it but the ball spins away to take the leading edge. It loops up to Jadeja at extra cover and he is not dropping these simple catches even in his sleep. Windies continue to slip. 100th international wicket for Kuldeep Yadav!
  • 38.4 Drops it short and on middle, Ambris plays a mistimed pull shot to square leg.
  • 38.3 A touch flatter this time around off, Ambris stays back in defense.
  • 38.2 FOUR! Risky but effective! Yadav tosses this up in the air and lands it fuller on off. It spins back in a bit after landing as Ambris dances down the track to heave it across the line. It though comes off from the toe end of his bat and flies past the right side of the mid on fielder.
  • 38.1 Loopy and very full on off, Ambris flicks it with the turn to mid-wicket.
  • 37.6 Full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a run. 109/4
  • 37.5 The batsman goes for the hook but misses the line of the delivery.
  • 37.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 37.3 A short ball down the leg side, Ambris looks to pull but misses. India appeal for the catch but there is no glove involved.
  • 37.2 FOUR! Poor line. Down the leg side, Ambris tucks it through fine leg and gets a boundary.
  • 37.1 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 36.6 WAS THAT A CATCH? Nope. The googly again, pitched outside leg, Ambris looks to sweep but the ball takes the top edge and lobs towards square leg. However, Umesh Yadav dives forward but is unable to reach. 104/4
  • 36.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 36.4 Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
  • 36.3 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
  • 36.2 On middle and leg, flicked through the leg side for a single.
  • 36.1 Oops... lucky. Full and around off, Ambris looks to flick but the ball spins away, owing to it being a googly. Luckily for the batsman, it lands wide of cover and a single is taken.
  • 35.6 FOUR! Full on middle, Chase flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary! 101/4
  • 35.5 Another flick, this time a single.
  • 35.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot for a couple of runs.
  • 35.3 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 35.2 The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
  • 35.1 SAFE AS A HOUSE. Full and outside off, Chase pushes it towards cover and sets off for a single. Kuldeep Yadav gets to it from mid off and then scores a direct hit at the striker's end. Referred upstairs but replays confirm that Ambris is in.
  • Direct hit! Is Ambris gone?
  • 34.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 93/4
  • 34.5 Outside off, punched off the back foot wide of mid on for a run.
  • 34.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 34.3 Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 34.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Roston Chase walks in at number 6, replacing Hetmyer.
  • 34.1 OUT! Dead duck. Hetmyer was never comfortable against spin and it has been his undoing again. Floated outside off, Shimron thinks that it is a leg spinner and decides to shoulder arms. But to his horror, it is the googly. It comes back in and hits him slightly outside off. But impact does not matter when one has not offered a shot. Crashing into the stumps, as per Hawk Eye.
  • 33.6 FOUR! Great timing! On the pads, Ambris just uses his wrists and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 92/3
  • 33.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a single.
  • 33.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 33.3 On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 33.2 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 33.1 On a length around off, defended from the crease.
  • 32.6 Outside off, Ambris gets across to defend but misses. 87/3
  • 32.5 Pushes it towards mid on for a single.
  • 32.4 Full and around off, Hetmyer comes down the track and defends.
  • 32.3 Short and outside off, punched towards mid on.
  • 32.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 32.1 Around off, defended from the crease.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to bowl after Lunch.
  • 31.6 Outside off, left alone. 86/3
  • 31.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 31.4 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Welcome back for the afternoon session. Sunil Ambris to join Shimron Hetmyer in the middle. Umesh Yadav to complete his pending over.
  • ... DAY 1, SECOND SESSION ...
  • Hard to say much about this Windies side which is full of inexperience, yet talent. You might expect them to fight hard, but then, might also see them crumble. India will look to be more consistent with their lines and lengths. The pitch is already starting to be up and down, so accuracy will help. Join us back for the second session at 0640 GMT (1210 IST).
  • The fielding side did its bit with the ball - trying to keep things tight but that came only from Ashwin. The two Yadavs were far too inconsistent and that allowed the pressure to ease off a little bit.
  • India's new-ball pair did not start well, being inconsistent and then Shardul Thakur's recurring injury caused concern. It did not take time for Ashwin to strike but the hosts simply have had to wait for the batsmen to commit mistakes. Powell threw his wicket away, Hetmyer has been keen on over-attacking while Brathwaite was beaten by spin again. Shai Hope was looking in excellent touch, up until that ball from Umesh.
  • Good bowling by India after being asked to field but more than that, it has been poor batting from the Windies which has made it India's session. The bowlers were largely inconsistent and just imagine - if in spite of losing three wickets, 86 runs could be added, then how the situation would have been without those dismissals.
  • 31.3 OUT! Number 3 down! The best batsman of the session has been dismissed on what is now the final ball of the period. A length ball, around off, coming in, Hope gets across to tuck it away but misses and is hit on the pads, beaten by the pace on that ball. Umesh appeals, umpire Oxenford thinks for a while and this time, raises his finger. Hope wants a review but Hawk Eye shows all three reds - which means WINDIES GO INTO LUNCH AT 86/3! Both reviews are lost too...
  • Another review! This time by Shai Hope. He has been adjudged LBW. Looks plumb.
  • 31.2 FOUR! FABULOUS! Overpitched outside off, slightly wide, Hope leans and drives it wide of mid off. Prithvi Shaw dives to his left but in vain.
  • 31.1 A length ball, pitches and creates an explosion, perhaps hitting a crack, defended from the crease.
  • 30.6 Around off, defended from the crease. 82/2
  • 30.5 Full and around off, well defended.
  • 30.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 30.3 Full and down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to sweep but misses. The ball goes of Rishabh Pan't pads towards fine leg. Two byes signalled.
  • 30.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 30.1 Around off, defended from the crease.
  • 29.6 SAFE, UMPIRE'S CALL! The margin was not much. Could have gone either way. On a length outside off, Hope looked to play that from the crease but missed and was hit on the pads. Umesh screamed in an LBW appeal but Bruce Oxenford was calm. Kohli then had a chat with Pujara who convinced him to go for the review. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the top of the stumps, which means umpire's call will stay and so will India's review. 80/2
  • HOWZZAT? India have made a huge LBW shout against Hope. Umpire Oxenford has not given it and Kohli has reviewed it. Height might be a factor...
  • 29.5 Outside off, left alone.
  • 29.4 Full on middle, Shai turns it towards mid-wicket and sets off for a single. But on seeing Jadeja prowl over there, Hetmyer sends him back. Hope just about gets in as Jadeja misses his shy at the striker's end.
  • 29.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 29.2 FOUR! Great timing once again. Slightly short outside off, Hope gets on top of the bounce and punches it through point for a boundary. Moves to 32 with his fourth boundary.
  • 29.1 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 28.6 Full and around off, well defended. 9 from Jadeja's opening over. 76/2
  • 28.5 The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
  • 28.4 FOUR! Timing! Slightly short outside off, Hetmyer punches it through the covers and gets a boundary!
  • 28.3 FOUR OVERTHROWS! FIVE RUNS IN ALL. Wild throw from Ashwin. Full on middle, Hope pushes it towards mid on and takes Ashwin on. The fielder comes in slowly, gets to the ball and then has a shy at the bowler's end. Jadeja moves away but the throw is well wide of the sticks and poor Prithvi Shaw at silly point has no chance as the ball races to his right. Hanuma Vihari tries to stop it from backward point but it is wide of him too!
  • 28.2 Around middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 28.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • Another spinner. Ravindra Jadeja into the attack.
  • 27.6 Full and around off, driven towards mid off. 67/2
  • 27.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 27.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease. They pick up a single.
  • 27.3 FOUR! Fine shot. Fractionally short in length, outside off, Hope stands tall and punches it through the covers for a boundary! Moves to 22 with his third boundary.
  • 27.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 27.1 On a good length around off, defended from the crease.
  • 26.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 62/2
  • 26.5 Oohhh.. close call. A touch short, around leg, spinning away, Hetmyer looks to work it away but gets a thick inside edge. The ball hits his boot but dies down. Could have easily lobbed to silly point.
  • 26.4 This one comes back in, Hope works it wide of short leg for a single. The stand moves to 10.
  • 26.3 Tossed up slightly, around middle, Hope comes down the track and flicks it towards short mid-wicket. 'BHAIYYA!' shouts Pant as the ball goes to Kohli.
  • 26.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 26.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 25.6 FOUR! No ball movement, no feet movement, just pure hand-eye co-ordination. A length ball, wide outside off, Hetmyer just reaches out for that and hits it through the covers. India will not mind that much. 61/2
  • 25.5 Outside off, left alone.
  • 25.4 Another one keeps low! This is the second time in two overs that we have seen instances of low bounce. This is just Day 1. On a length around off, Shimron looks to defend from the crease but the ball scoots low. Would have been plumb LBW but the bat came down at the last minute. The ball goes off the outside edge to gully. Umesh smiles with his hands on his head.
  • 25.3 That is a beauty. Umesh lands it on a length outside off and Hetmyer is forced to play at that. He is squared up but the ball beats the outside edge.
  • 25.2 Punches this wide of Kuldeep Yadav at mid off for a quick single.
  • 25.1 Full and around off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • Change in pace. Change of bowling. Umesh Yadav us back on. 6-1-18-0 so far.
  • 24.6 LUCKY ESCAPE! Mindless batting. Floated around middle, Hetmyer attempts a slog sweep without even getting to the pitch of the ball. Gets a leading edge but luckily for him, the ball evades backward point. A couple taken. 56/2
  • 24.5 Excellent keeping! Short and outside off, Hetmyer looks to cut but the ball stays low, beating the batsman. However, Rishabh Pant behind collects it cleanly.
  • 24.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 24.3 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 24.2 This is around middle, Hope lunges to block but the ball hits the splice and lobs down the pitch.
  • 24.1 Full and around leg, played watchfully in front of Prithvi Shaw at short leg.
  • 23.6 Stays right back and defends. 53/2
  • 23.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 23.4 Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off for a single.
  • 23.3 Goes right back in his crease and blocks.
  • 23.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 23.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 22.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 52/2
  • Shimron Hetmyer walks in at number 4, replacing Brathwaite.
  • 22.5 OUT! LBW! As plumb as it gets. Waste of a review. Perhaps Brathwaite expected another googly but this time it was a leg spinner. He went slightly across to defend this flighted ball but could not quite cover the line. The ball missed the bat and then came back in slightly to hit the back pad, right in front of off stump. Kuldeep appeals and umpire Gould sends Brathwaite on his way. He is happy to go but his partner reckons that he should review that - perhaps he felt that the impact was outside off. Hawk Eye disagrees. Two down for the Windies then and we are still some time away from Lunch.
  • Brathwaite adjudged LBW now! He has taken the review as well. Looks dead. Is the impact outside off? Is there an inside edge?
  • 22.4 EDGED, BUT SAFE! The wrong 'un, outside off, Brathwaite does not pick it and goes back to play. Is caught in his crease and is squared up. However, he plays with soft hands, hence the outside edge does not carry to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip.
  • 22.3 Full on middle, flicked wide of Virat Kohli at short mid-wicket, wide of mid on for a run.
  • 22.2 FOUR! THUMP! Spare a thought for Prithi Shaw at short leg. It is a long hop and Hope pulls it with aplomb, just over Shaw and gets a boundary to deep mid-wicket.
  • 22.1 Full on middle, hit hard back to the bowler who is lazy in getting down and allows the single as the ball goes towards long on.
  • 21.6 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on. 46/1
  • 21.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 21.4 That bounced from nowhere! Around off, Hope gets across to defend but then he ball bounces sharply. He looks to tuck it away but misses. It his right arm and then drops down, just in front of the stumps.
  • 21.3 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 21.2 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 21.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 20.6 Full and around middle, the googly, KB goes back and reads it well, playing it in front of short leg. 46/1
  • 20.5 Very full and outside off, Kraigg comes down the track and hits it hard. 'PAKAD NA!!!' yells Pant. Kuldeep responds with a leap to his left to stop the ball.
  • 20.4 Goes back in his crease and blocks.
  • 20.3 Floated outside off, Brathwaite is down the track as well but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. He looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat, just wide of short leg.
  • 20.2 Comes down the track and works it wide of mid on for a single.
  • 20.1 Tossed up around off, Hope comes forward and defends.
  • 19.6 Comes around the wicket for the final ball and bowls it around middle, pushed back to the bowler. Consecutive maidens for India. 45/1
  • 19.5 Outside off, a touch short, played in front of point.
  • 19.4 On middle and off, helped in front of short leg.
  • 19.3 Outside off, pushed towards backward point.
  • 19.2 Very full, this time Brathwaite goes back and helps it to the leg side.
  • 19.1 Full and outside off, whipped back to the bowler. I suspect he was targetting mid-wicket.
  • 18.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 45/1
  • 18.5 Another tossed up delivery, outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 18.4 Full again, well defended.
  • 18.3 Floated outside off, Hope gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it but straight to mid off who has been placed wider after his first boundary.
  • 18.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 18.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 17.6 Full and around off, well blocked out. 45/1
  • 17.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
  • 17.4 Full and around off, pushed through mid on where Lokesh Rahul dives and keeps the batsmen to a single.
  • 17.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 17.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 17.1 A touch short, around middle, helped towards square leg.
  • 16.6 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 44/1
  • 16.5 Smart bowling. Sees Brathwaite charge out and fires it in, outside off. Kraigg yorks himself and digs it out.
  • 16.4 A touch short, around off, played in front of the wicket.
  • 16.3 Floated outside off, driven a bit uppishly towards mid off.
  • 16.2 A full toss, pushed wide of mid on for a quick run.
  • 16.1 Full and around middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 15.6 Full and around middle, watchfully pushed away. 42/1
  • 15.5 The batsman has driven it through mid on.
  • 15.4 Down the leg side, Hope looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads past the keeper and then races across the turf. Hanuma Vihari, who is on for Thakur, hares after it from square leg, gets to the ball and then pulls it back in with a slide near the ropes. Two runs taken. The stand is worth 10 now.
  • 15.3 Full and around off, watchfully flicked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 15.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 15.1 Full and around off, Hope lunges and defends.
  • Well, seems like something has happened on the ground. Judging the crowd's reaction, it seems like a streaker has made his/her presence. Ian Gould has his hands on Virat Kohli's shoulders who does not seem amused at all. It is taking a while for the situation to calm down, hence DRINKS have been called for. A good hour for both sides. India have largely maintained control over proceedings but at least, the Windies have not imploded. They have lost Kieran Powell trying to attack too much but then have not thrown it away so far. The hosts will be worried about Shardul Thakur's injury - it may not affect them in this Test but it is not a great sign if your debutant goes off in his very second over.
  • 14.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. 40/1
  • 14.5 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off where Ravichandran Ashwin dives to his right and parries it towards long on. A run taken.
  • 14.4 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 14.3 Full and on middle, Brathwaite flicks it but the ball spins in, goes off the inner half and is in the air. Does not carry to backward square leg.
  • 14.2 On middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a single.
  • 14.1 Full and outside off, Hope plays back to it and gets an outside edge. But since it was played with soft hands, the edge lands short of Ajinkya Rahane at first slip.
  • 13.6 Landed outside off, left alone. 37/1
  • 13.5 Full again, comes forward and blocks.
  • 13.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 13.3 Very full, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 13.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 13.1 Full and around off, turned towards short mid-wicket.
  • 12.6 Full and around off, watchfully defended. 37/1
  • 12.5 FOUR! ELEGANT! Excellent timing from Hope. Overpitched outside off, Hope leans and drives it wide of mid off and gets a boundary. Strangely, Kohli pushes the man back immediately. Hope is off the mark in grand style.
  • 12.4 Very full, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 12.3 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 12.2 Around off, pushed towards cover for a single.
  • 12.1 Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • Spin from both ends. Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. One Yadav replaces another.
  • 11.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 32/1
  • 11.5 Very full, outside off, well defended.
  • 11.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 11.3 Full and outside off, well blocked out.
  • 11.2 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • Shai Hope walks in at number 3, replacing Powell.
  • 11.1 OUT! Caught. Ashwin strikes first. In just his 4th over. Tossed up outside off, Powell comes down the track and looks to go over cover. However, Ashwin has smartly bowled it wider, hence the southpaw has to reach out. Cannot quite time it well and all Ravindra Jadeja has to do at cover is to make a slight leap. Simple catch. The approach to attack the spinner is okay but the pre-meditation cost Powell his wicket. Also, was there any need to go aerial so early? Meanwhile, ASHWIN HAS PICKED UP HIS 500TH FIRST CLASS WICKET.
  • 10.6 Much fuller, pushed towards mid on. 32/0
  • 10.5 A bouncer on middle, Brathwaite ducks.
  • 10.4 Full and around off, well blocked out.
  • 10.3 Full and outside off, steep bounce again, left alone.
  • 10.2 Down the leg side, helped towards backward square leg for a single.
  • 10.1 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 9.6 Goes back in his crease and blocks it out. 31/0
  • 9.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 9.4 Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
  • 9.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 9.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 9.1 Huge appeal for a catch! Umpire Oxenford is unmoved. Tossed up around middle and leg, Brathwaite looked to flick but missed. There was a noise as the ball went past the pad and Rishabh Pant collected and whipped the bails off. Then he appealed for the catch. Snickometer shows daylight between bat and ball.
  • 8.6 Now a bouncer, around middle, Powell just about ducks in time. 31/0
  • 8.5 Terrific bowling! Wow. You don't see too many bowlers going for the yorker with the new ball but Umesh has done just that. He has come charging from around the wicket and fired in a yorker. Clearly catches the batsman by surprise who just about manages to dig it out.
  • 8.4 Around off, coming in with the angle, watchfully defended.
  • 8.3 EDGED, FOUR! A bit streaky from Powell again. Full and wide outside off, the southpaw looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. It flies between gully and point and races to the third man fence.
  • 8.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 8.1 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 7.6 Full and around off, well blocked out. 27/0
  • 7.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 7.4 Full and outside off, well blocked out.
  • 7.3 Outside off, left alone.
  • 7.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 7.1 Full and around middle, Powell comes down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 6.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. Consecutive maidens for India. 26/0
  • 6.5 Outside off, let through.
  • 6.4 The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.
  • 6.3 Outside off, defended from the crease.
  • 6.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 6.1 Good length around off, watchfully defended.
  • 5.6 Full and just around off, Kieran comes down the track and blocks. 26/0
  • 5.5 DECISION OVERTURNED! Big inside edge. No wonder Powell went up straightaway. The ball was pitched outside off, came back in a touch, Powell looked to defend but got hit on the pads. Umpire Oxenford felt that was close and raised his finger. Powell wanted to have a second look and the first replay detects the inside edge. So big that no Snickometer is needed for the third umpire.
  • Powell has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though.
  • 5.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 5.3 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 5.2 Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • 5.1 Full and outside off, left alone.
  • 4.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 26/0
  • 4.5 A bouncer, Brathwaite ducks.
  • 4.4 On middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 4.3 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 4.2 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 4.1 Outside off, on a length, left alone. That generates extra bounce after bouncing.
  • 3.6 FOUR! THRASH! No half measures. Tossed up slightly, around off Powell, confident after his previous knock in Rajkot, steps out of the crease. Gets to the pitch of the ball and dismisses it from his presence, by bashing it over the non-striker. Mid on has no chance. 24/0
  • 3.5 Full and just around off, watchfully defended.
  • Oops... problems for Thakur. After bowling that previous ball, he started to limp and straightaway, the physio has been called. AND HE IS GOING OFF. Ravichandran Ashwin to finish Thakur's over.
  • 3.4 FOUR! JUST OVER! A taller man would have taken that. Full and wide outside off, Powell reaches out to drive and ends up slicing it. The ball is in the air, towards backward point where Prithvi Shaw leaps but his height just does not allow him to get anywhere near the ball.
  • 3.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.2 FOUR! A bit streaky. On a length outside off, Powell looks to defend with an open bat-face and the ball runs off the outside edge, behind point and races to the third man fence. Prithvi Shaw gives it a good chase from backward point and then tries to dive at the last moment, near the ropes but collides into the advertisement boards instead. He gets up gingerly, holding his right shoulder but seems fine.
  • 3.1 Full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 2.6 Around off, on a length, tucked towards mid-wicket. 12/0
  • 2.5 Pushes this towards mid on.
  • 2.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 2.3 Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 2.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 2.1 Full and around off, Powell pushes it down the ground, past wide mid off and gets a couple. Mid on gets around to stop.
  • 1.6 Full and around off, watchfully defended. Not a bad start from the debutant, apart from that widish opening delivery. 9/0
  • 1.5 On the leg side, flicked towards square leg for a single.
  • 1.4 Full and around middle, tailing in, pushed towards Ravichandran Ashwin at mid on.
  • 1.3 Similar ball, let through again.
  • 1.2 Closer than the previous one, outside off, left alone.
  • 1.1 Full and miles outside off, almost outside the pitch, left alone. Bruce Oxenford is a kind-hearted man. Does not want to mark the first ball in Test cricket from the debutant as an illegal delivery. That might have been wided in a normal scenario...
  • Debutant Shardul Thakur to share the new ball with Umesh.
  • 0.6 This is wider than the previous one, easily left alone. Expensive start from Umesh - primarily because he was inconsistent. 8/0
  • 0.5 On a length outside off, good bounce, Kraigg shoulders arms.
  • 0.4 FOUR! A half volley on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it uppishly, just wide of mid-wicket and earns the second boundary of the innings.
  • 0.3 Outside off, a touch short, Kraigg taps it to the off side.
  • 0.2 Better from Umesh, lands it on a length, just around off, the right-hander defends.
  • 0.1 FOUR! A loosener to start. On the pads, Brathwaite just tickles it fine past the keeper and gets Windies going with a boundary to fine leg.
  • We are done with the anthems. Let us play. Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell to open up for the Windies. Umesh Yadav to start off with the new ball to the former. Here we go!!!
  • The players are stepping out for their national anthems. The Windies one first, followed by the Indian anthem.
  • Kohli says that he would have batted first as well, since it looks like a good pitch. Then says he is not too bothered about the toss as the pitch in Hyderabad stays the same throughout. On India's focus, Virat says that the main aim is to do the regular things correctly and to precision. Informs that Shami has been rested as he has been playing 6 Tests in a row and has bowled quite a lot of overs. Adds that the seamer is replaced by Shardul Thakur.
  • Holder reckons that the decision to bat first is because it looks a pretty good wicket to bat on. Adds that the batsmen need to see off the juice in the first hour and then bat well in good conditions. Admits that it was tough sitting out watching the last game and hopes to do well here. Stresses that the team is pumped up to do well too. Informs that Sherman Lewis and Keemo Paul miss out and are replaced by himself and Jomel Warrican. (Interesting - after all the hype, Roach does not find a place in the XI).
  • TOSS - It is time for the spin of the coin. The good news for the Windies is that JASON HOLDER is back. Virat Kohli flips it, Holder calls HEADS and it is a HEAD. WINDIES ELECT TO BAT FIRST.
  • WEATHER - The conditions are bright and sunny. Usually, in this part of the year, it does not rain, but considering that this is the southern territory of India which actually gets a taste of both - Southwest and Northeast monsoons - you never know, we might get an odd shower here and there, though the forecast does not suggest anything of that sort.
  • Another cricketing weekend is here! After the royal drubbing in Rajkot, can the Windies change or tweak the script a bit in Hyderabad? The good news for them is that both Holder and Roach are in good shape to play and that should raise the hopes of a better display. India, on the other hand, will aim for another clinical performance. They have retained the same XII as the previous one, making a strong statement that they are going to field their best XI, not just give chances to players. Will it be another ruthless show? Hello and a warm welcome to the second Test between India and Windies in Hyderabad.

India Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • What can we expect post Lunch? The pitch has already started to crumble and do not be surprised, if the Windies lose wickets quickly. On the flip side, if the tourists manage to get around 150 runs today and then try and reach upto 200 tomorrow, we could have a game on our hands. Join us back at 1225 local (0655 GMT).
  • India will be disappointed, to say the least. They had two overnight batsmen, then two more in Ashwin and Jadeja to follow. They would have targetted 400 at least but that last wicket stand gives them something to smile. Now a lead of 56, could have been around 30. In a one-inning shootout, every run is priceless. Credit to Ashwin for hanging in there and not throwing it away. Bigger credit to Thakur and the team management for taking the decision to bat.
  • Jason Holder was clearly the pick of the bowlers, with a 5-fer but the Windies clearly missed Kemar Roach. The decision to pick Jomel Warrican ahead of the in-form Roach has backfired big time and the tourists will hope that the left-arm spinner does better in the final innings. Gabriel picked up three but was nowhere near his best.
  • The hosts started the day confidently but then suddenly encountered a nightmare in Jason Holder. He took charge of the second new ball and removed Rahane and Jadeja in quick succession, before Gabriel accounted for Pant. All these without giving away too much runs. The visitors then kept taking wickets and had India on the mat, before Ashwin and Thakur provided a 28-run resistance.
  • India will smile a bit on the last wicket fightback but overall, it has been Windies' session. They were probably staring at a lead of 100-150 overnight but this morning, they bowled with venom and have restricted the hosts to a lead of 56. The fielding was excellent as well.
  • 106.4 OUT! The middle stump is out of the ground. Gabriel ends India's resistance. A length ball just outside off, Ashwin looks to defend but the cherry lands on a crack and then zoots in. Past the bat and crash. INDIA GET A LEAD OF 56!
  • 106.3 That bounced. On a length outside off, Ashwin looks to defend but the ball rises steeply and hits the bat on the handle. Ashwin felt the jarring on the impact and immediately took his right hand off.
  • 106.2 FOUR! Easy runs. A full toss, on middle, Ashwin just clips it through mid-wicket. There are two men in the deep - at square leg and mid-wicket. However, Shimron Hetmyer at the latter position runs around the ball, instead of across it and ends up chasing it, instead of cutting it off.
  • 106.1 Full and outside off, Ashwin comes forward to defend but gets squared up. The ball runs off the outside edge behind point towards third man. They do not run.
  • 105.6 Full and on middle, well played by Thakur back to Bishoo. 363/9
  • 105.5 Short and outside off, punched through the covers. Ashwin wants a run but then changes his mind.
  • 105.4 Another long hop, punched towards long on and this time they run.
  • 105.3 Quicker one, helped towards short mid-wicket.
  • 105.2 A short ball, punched towards long on. No run again.
  • 105.1 Tossed up around middle, Ashwin lunges and works it to the leg side.
  • 104.6 A length ball around off, helped towards deep backward square leg for a single. Ashwin moves to 30. Excellent knock under pressure. 362/9
  • 104.5 Full and straight, RA misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Gabriel puts in an appeal but it is turned down because it is going down. The ball, that is.
  • 104.4 Another bouncer, this is ducked under.
  • 104.3 TOP EDGE, FOUR! INDIA'S LEAD TOUCHES 50! This last wicket stand is worth 22 from 31 balls. Crucial, useful runs. Not Gabriel's mistake at all. He tests Ashwin with a bouncer and cramps him for room. The batsman goes for the pull but gets a top edge through fine leg which bounces just before the ropes.
  • 104.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 104.1 Lazy from Jomel Warrican. A short ball outside off, Ashwin punches this through the covers. Should have been just a single, but Warrican takes his own sweet time from long off, gets to the ball, then slides and gets up taking a lot of time. Enough to ensure that India hobble back for the second.
  • 103.6 A short ball, on middle, Thakur pulls it with one hand towards deep mid-wicket. Jomel Warrican in the deep had to cover some distance to his left but India do not run. Probably Ashwin thought they did not have enough time to get two. So a dot ball. 355/9
  • 103.5 Comes down the track and pushes the ball towards mid on. Takes a quick single, makes it easily at the bowler's end but poor Shardul has to test his weak hamstring. Just about makes it.
  • 103.4 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 103.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 103.2 FOUR! VIOLENCE! Dragged short, Ashwin pulls it behind square leg and gets a boundary!
  • 103.1 Around off, defended from the crease.
  • Devendra Bishoo is given an opportunity now. 19-4-72-0 so far.
  • 102.6 TOP EDGE, SAFE! Could have been a run out too! Luck is with India and Ashwin at the moment. A short ball, around off, Ashwin looks to pull but gets a top edge as he is cramped for room again. However, such is his luck that the edge is so limp, that Shimron Hetmyer cannot get to it even from short mid-wicket! He misfields too, which allows Thakur to limp across. Had Hetmyer fielded it properly, India would have been bowled out with a run out at the striker's end. 350/9
  • 102.5 FOUR! Deft guide! Not a bad shot from Ashwin at all. The ball is on a length outside off and it comes in, cramping him slightly for room. But great presence of mind from the all-rounder to realize that the ball is not bouncing much. Just opens the face of the bat and guides it over gully to third man! Gabriel smiles. The stand moves to 10 now.
  • The field comes in now.
  • 102.4 Full and outside off, driven towards long off. Again, they do not run.
  • 102.3 A short ball outside off, coming in. Ashwin looks to pull but misses.
  • 102.2 Full and outside off, RA drives it towards sweeper cover but does not run.
  • 102.1 On a length outside off, Ashwin comes forward and defends.
  • Okay. So Windies will not be batting in this session, given that 10 minutes are left. However, if the last wicket is not taken by 1130 local, then Lunch will be extended by half an hour. Here is Shannon Gabriel. 18-1-91-2 so far.
  • 101.6 Full and around off, pushed towards the bowler. 345/9
  • 101.5 IN THE AIR... BUT WIDE! Full and wide outside off, nicely tossed up, Ashwin reaches out and looks to drive. He spoons it in the air wide of cover and gets a single.
  • 101.4 Eased through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 101.3 A tad short, helped towards mid-wicket.
  • 101.2 Full and around off, Ashwin comes down the track and pushes it past the diving bowler towards long on for a run.
  • 101.1 Full and around off, Thakur leans and works it wide of mid on for a single.
  • 100.6 A big heave-ho. Not sure why. A length ball outside off, RA backs away and swings hard, only to miss. 341/9
  • 100.5 Around off, coming in, punched towards mid on.
  • 100.4 Yes-yes, no-no. On a length around middle, Ashwin pushes it towards long on. He sets off for a single but Shardul has not taken a start. He then starts to limp across and now Ashwin stops, because he is not sure whether Thakur can make it to the other end before the throw comes in. So he sends his partner back.
  • 100.3 Full on middle, Ashwin flicks it towards short mid-wicket.
  • 100.2 Full and outside off, driven towards long off. THEY DO NOT RUN.
  • 100.1 Outside off, Thakur looks to defend but the ball comes in, takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps towards fine leg. A single taken.
  • 99.6 Short and outside off, crunched through the covers for a single. Gets off the mark. 340/9
  • 99.5 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • 99.4 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 99.3 Outside off, left alone.
  • Shardul Thakur is the last man in, braving his injury and the heat.
  • 99.2 OUT! Caught behind! Warrican has his second. He has been trying endlessly to get batsmen driving and caught behind, and eventually gets one. Slightly short, outside off, Umesh looks to cut but only gets a thick nick behind. Luckily for Windies, that sticks. Jahmar Hamilton almost spills this one too. Ashwin is disappointed. INDIA'S LEAD READS 28.
  • 99.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 98.6 Outside off, Ashwin taps it to the off side. Umesh wants a single but is sent back. The fielder from gully comes charging in and then has a shy at the bowler's end, only to miss. Umesh was in though. 339/8
  • 98.5 Nearly his 6th! Lucky miss for Ashwin. On a length around off, RA gets across to defend but the ball sneaks in, takes the inside edge, hits the pads and almost hits the stumps! Drops beside them, to his relief.
  • 98.4 Much fuller, defended watchfully.
  • 98.3 Ahhh... on a length outside off, Ashwin looks to steer it towards third man but is beaten due to the extra bounce. Almost nicked it behind.
  • 98.2 On a length, around middle, helped straight to mid-wicket.
  • 98.1 Full on middle, almost a yorker, swinging in, well played by Umesh Yadav wide of mid on for a single.
  • 97.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. 338/8
  • 97.5 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on for a quick single. Gets off the mark.
  • 97.4 Lovely loop! What a change of pace too. Warrican tosses this beautifully, well over the batsman's eyeline, outside off. Umesh's eyes light up, as he looks to play the slog sweep. But the ball is so slow, 65 kph to be precise, that he cannot delay his shot any further and ends up missing it altogether!
  • 97.3 Full and just outside off, well defended.
  • 97.2 Comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 97.1 Around off, spinning away, a touch short, punched towards mid on.
  • Okay... the camera pans on Shardul Thakur. He is padded up, which means that he will come out to bat if and when the 9th wicket falls.
  • 96.6 Full and straight, well kept out by UY, towards mid on. 336/8
  • 96.5 Similar ball, this time there is not much movement, though Yadav did not play at this one either.
  • 96.4 Extensive movement! Full and outside off, Umesh comes forward but then lets the ball go. However, the ball swings a long way further to the off side.
  • 96.3 Around off and outside off, Ash pushes it behind point and gets a single. Moves to 10.
  • 96.2 Around off, well blocked out.
  • 96.1 Full and outside off, hint of outswing, Ashwin covers the line nicely and pushes the ball to cover.
  • 95.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 335/8
  • 95.5 Full and outside off, Umesh blasts this through the covers but cannot get past the mountain called Jason Holder.
  • 95.4 FINALLY A RUN AFTER 29 BALLS! The crowd cheers that. The Windies have tied up the runs so anything added to the score is applauded. Around middle, a tad short, helped towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 95.3 Full again, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 95.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 95.1 Outside off, played towards point.
  • 94.6 Around middle, defended to the leg side. FOURTH MAIDEN IN A ROW. 334/8
  • 94.5 On a length around off, watchfully pushed towards cover.
  • One Yadav replaces another. Umesh comes out at number 10, replacing Kuldeep.
  • 94.4 OUT! Lock, stock and barrel! Holder has five! The good morning continues to get better for the Windies skipper. This is real fast bowling, on a not-so-fast pitch. Holder maintains his line outside off and the length is good as well. Kuldeep looks to defend, thinking that he has covered the line but to his dismay, the ball jags back in off the seam. Beats the bat, beats the pad but does not beat the stumps. Uproots the off stump as if a missile has struck. Terrific. 5th 5-wicket haul in Tests for Holder, 4th in 2018!
  • 94.3 Back of a length delivery around off, Kuldeep looks to force it through the off side but is done in by the bounce. The ball rolls off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
  • 94.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 94.1 On a length around off, defended watchfully.
  • 93.6 Puts his dancing shoes on but cannot quite meet the pitch of the ball. Another block. THIRD MAIDEN ON THE TROT. 334/7
  • 93.5 Full and around off again, well blocked out.
  • 93.4 Short and wide outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 93.3 Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 93.2 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 93.1 Full and outside off, eased towards cover.
  • 92.6 Beaten! Holder is unlucky in this over. Could have got Kuldeep multiple times. On a length outside off, moving away at the last moment, Kuldeep feels for it and misses. 334/7
  • 92.5 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 92.4 On a length, around middle, coming in, KY misses his tuck and is hit on the pads.
  • 92.3 This goes the other way. Jason is bowling a dream spell this morning. Full and wide outside off, Yadav looks to push but misses. He is lucky not to have edged it.
  • 92.2 Full and just around off, watchfully defended.
  • 92.1 Banana swing! Something which my colleague GG will not like. He is suffering from cold, you see. So no bananas for him, though he is ready to have a milkshake. Anyways, coming to the ball. Holder comes from around the wicket and bowls a fuller length outside off. The ball curls a long way into the left-hander, though Kuldeep watches it till the last moment and blocks. Strangely, only Holder has been able to extract any movement so far.
  • Drinks break. Probably the best start Windies could have asked for this morning. Have picked up 3 wickets via Jason Holder (2) and Shannon Gabriel (1) to make their way back in this contest. Still plenty left, mind. Ashwin is out there with Kuldeep and the pair can bat. The Indians will be looking to get a lead around 50-60 runs. Will this partnership add valuable runs or will the tourists wrap the home side up before the end of the session? Also, Jason Holder is back into the attack.
  • 91.6 Oooh! Close. Ashwin survives again. Loopy and fuller outside off, he gets a leading edge which goes aerially towards covers. Falls short of the fielder there though and Ashwin survives. 334/7
  • 91.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 91.4 Takes a big stride forward and pushes it back down the track.
  • 91.3 Tossed up, slower through the air, the batsman just checks his push and it pops into the air to the bowler's left. Luckily for him, it falls safely.
  • 91.2 Turning away from around off, blocked with the full face of the bat.
  • 91.1 Sliding in with the angle, Ashwin defends it down on the leg side.
  • 90.6 Full ball angling away around off, dug out in front of covers. 334/7
  • 90.5 Bumper around leg which is too high for Kuldeep to even consider playing at. He ducks and Hamilton behind can't collect on the first attempt, but does well not to concede a run.
  • 90.4 Does well to move inside the line and work this neatly through backward square leg. The man in the deep mops it up as the batsmen take one.
  • 90.3 Short of a length outside off, rising even more, Ashwin flashes at it and misses.
  • Second slip comes out and moves to deep mid-wicket.
  • 90.2 Angling in on middle and leg, nudged to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 90.1 FOUR! Gabriel pitches this right up and Kuldeep is expecting this. He drives it through the gap in the covers. Warrican chases it down and tries to pull it back in with a slide, but it seems he can't as he his foot his touching the rope while doing so. Replays confirm the same. Boundary signalled.
  • 89.6 Pushed away to the cover fielder off the front foot to end the over. 328/7
  • 89.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 89.4 Touch quicker through the air, on off stump, Ashwin stays within his crease to push it out.
  • 89.3 Comes forward to this floated ball and meets it with the full face of the bat.
  • 89.2 Drifting in from around off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 89.1 Tossed up from around the wicket, outside off, eased away to the packed cover region.
  • Jomel Warrican into the attack for the first time today.
  • 88.6 The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 328/7
  • 88.5 Tad short, on middle, a half-whip, half-pull from Ashwin through mid-wicket sees him get a couple of runs.
  • 88.4 Fuller on off, tapped down in front of covers. Both batsmen take off and complete the run with ease.
  • 88.3 Good movement from Gabriel. Angles it in at first and then makes it go away late, Kuldeep plays inside the line and gets beaten.
  • 88.2 Around the off stick, blocked safely from inside the crease.
  • Three slips in place, along with a gully, for Kuldeep.
  • 88.1 Short outside off, Kuldeep tries to have a tame poke at it but fails to make connection.
  • 87.6 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 324/7
  • 87.5 Too straight in line, easy enough for Ravi Ash to flick it through backward square leg for a double.
  • 87.4 Good length ball on the sixth stump line, Ashwin leaves. Has to bring it in just a little bit closer.
  • 87.3 Stays on the back foot and keeps it out.
  • 87.2 Marginally ahead of a length around off, Ashwin comes half-forward to meet it with a defensive blade.
  • 87.1 Shortish delivery on middle, Ashwin uses the angle and works it square on the leg side.
  • 86.6 Serves this on a good length this time, keeps it around that off stump channel, Kuldeep blocks. This is the much improved performance from the Windies seamers, have bowled better in the 6 overs this morning than they did all day on Day 2. 322/7
  • 86.5 Back of a length on off, blocked with the full face of the bat.
  • 86.4 Bumper on off, deviating in the air. Goes away slightly and beats the outside edge of Kuldeep's hanging bat.
  • Kuldeep Yadav walks into the middle next. A short leg is in place for him.
  • 86.3 OUT! What a superb catch! Rishabh Pant is dismissed for 92, missing out on a hundred again. Oh, dear. How unfortunate for him. Gabriel pounds it in short outside off and Pant rises to punch this aerially on the off side. Can't keep it down and the placement isn't as good as he would have expected. A bit too close to Hetmyer, who still has a lot of work to do. He moves to his right swiftly and takes an excellent diving catch. Windies back in this game. They'll look to clean the tail up ASAP now.
  • 86.2 Short ball on off, blocked right under his eye-line.
  • 86.1 Fraction straight in line, on a back of a length, nudged in front of square leg for an easy run. Pant, who's into the 90s, comes on strike.
  • 85.6 On the shorter side of things again, blocked down firmly in front of covers. 321/6
  • 85.5 Hits the deck hard and bangs it in short, Pant defends it down in front of covers and wants the run. Too risky, so Ashwin rightly sends him back.
  • 85.4 Ashwin is off the mark as he works this length ball angling into him square on the leg side and takes a single.
  • 85.3 Fires it full on this occasion, driven to mid on with a straight bat.
  • 85.2 Short of a good length around off, kept out safely off the back foot.
  • 85.1 From around the wicket, it's swinging in on a full length, on the stumps, Pant flicks it through towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 84.6 Outside off, punched towards cover. 319/6
  • 84.5 A length ball around middle, helped through square leg for a single.
  • 84.4 A bouncer outside off, Rishabh sways away from the line.
  • 84.3 Full and around off, Pant looks to drive through the on side but the ball swings in a touch and goes off the inner half of the bat. Races across the turf and meets the mid-wicket fence.
  • 84.2 Half volley wide outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 84.1 Full and wide outside off, left alone.
  • 83.6 A length ball wide outside off, left alone. Superb over - W 0 W 0 0 0. 314/6
  • 83.5 NOT OUT! UMPIRE'S CALL! Ashwin has been saved by a hair's breadth. Holder nearly had three in the over. The second new ball is talking. On a length outside off, Ashwin gets across, looking to tuck but the cherry moves in a long way and misses the bat, hitting the pad. Holder appeals, umpire Ian Gould thinks for a while but then shakes his head. He is dejected a touch, has a chat with his mates and then goes for the review. Umpire's call shows Hawk Eye when it comes to hitting the stumps. Same as Jadeja. Both batsmen could have been given out. Both could have been given not out. Of course, if Jadeja had been given not out, then Ashwin would not have faced this ball at all... just going through the motions.
  • Review taken. Ashwin has been adjudged not out by umpire Ian Gould, but Holder reckons it is LBW. Is it missing leg?
  • 83.4 Outside off on a good length, left alone by Ashwin.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin is in next to bat.
  • 83.3 OUT! GONE! Second of the over for Holder and he's on fire here. The new ball working wonders for him and Windies. What a start for them. Once again pitches it outside off and it swings in a long way, Jadeja without much foot movement looks to defend it from the front foot but is caught flush in front of the stumps. A loud appeal and the finger goes up without wasting any time. India in a spot of bother now.
  • 83.2 Appreciable movement from Holder. Lands it outside off and it comes back in a long way, Jadeja covers the line and lets it be.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is the next batsman in.
  • 83.1 OUT! GONE! Will you look at that? A much better line with the new ball and Jason Holder reaps the benefits. Back of a length delivery around off which shoots off the deck, Rahane is taken by surprise and awkwardly fends it away. It goes off the outer half and flies straight to Hope at gully. Rahane is asked to wait for a second to see if the Windies captain overstepped his line and replays show he's fine. So a fine knock from Rahane comes to an end.
  • Rahane has been caught. The umpires though are checking for the front foot no ball, to nobody's surprise.
  • 82.6 Switches the angle again, length ball on off and it's defended well by Pant right beside him. 314/4
  • 82.5 Short of a good length outside off, Rahane gets on top of the bounce and punches it to deep point. Single to the total.
  • 82.4 Over the wicket now. Width on offer, Rahane cuts this fiercely but it's fine stop from Shai Hope at short third man. The placement wasn't as good, a bit too close to him, but it came at him fast. He reacted well to his right to make a stop.
  • 82.3 Touch fullish outside off, pushed into the covers for a single.
  • 82.2 Rising from a good length, on off, gets more meat on it as he defends it down on the leg side.
  • 82.1 Comes from around the wicket and angles in a back of a length delivery on middle and off, Pant looks to play at it but gets an inside edge back onto the box.
  • Shannon Gabriel to bowl from the other end and share the second new ball.
  • 81.6 Down the leg side on this occasion, Rahane looks to flick but misses. A wasted over with the new ball in all honesty. Holder needs to do better. 312/4
  • 81.5 On the sixth stump line, no way Ajinkya will have anything to do with that.
  • 81.4 Behind a length, close to off, it's safely kept out off the back foot.
  • 81.3 Coming in at first and then shaping away, around off, Rahane stays behind the line and defends.
  • 81.2 FOUR! First runs of the morning. Fuller in length and outside off, Rahane takes a step forward and plays a punchy-drive through the covers. The fielders give it a chase, but can't get to it in time. The stand moves to 150 with that and also, India are in the lead.
  • 81.1 Too straight in line as Holder sprays it on the pads, Rahane flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • Not surprising. THE SECOND NEW BALL HAS BEEN TAKEN STRAIGHTAWAY. Jason Holder to make the first use of it. Rahane to face. Let's play!
  • The Windies get into a customary huddle. No Shane Dowrich still, as we see Jahmar Hamilton ready with his keeping gloves. Out come the overnight batsmen - Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane.
  • The away side was no clinical enough, but it did have its moments. Managed to wickets at regular intervals, before the huge (unbeaten) Rahane-Pant stand. Spin kept a check on the leaking, will pace back it up though? A lot rides on it. A couple of early wickets this morning could swing the tide in their favour. We'll see how things unfold.
  • The tie still lies very much in the balance. You could say India are ahead at the moment, but one or two more wickets could change the complexion of the game. The Windies weren't very good with the ball and in the field, to say the least, on Day 2. Some lacklustre displays on their part has seen the hosts come close to the total they posted on the board. Will they manage to take a big lead today? We shall find out. Hello and welcome, folks, for what should be another entertaining day of Test cricket.
  • ... Day 3, First Session ...
  • Right then! The game has moved ahead slightly. India still in a good position to take a lead close to 100 on Sunday but considering that it is a Day 3 pitch, you can never rule out explosions. If India are restricted to 350, we might be in for a one-inning shootout. Join us at 0930 local (0400 GMT) for all the action. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • The young opener says he was just trying to play his natural game but couldn't convert it into a big one. Adds he enjoyed it though and it was a good batting surface. States that from U-16 level he's been trying to play the ball on its merit, which is his strength. Stresses that he does not want to get confused by thinking too much and intends to continue playing the way he is. Reckons that Gabriel and Holder were bowling quickly, so he just tried to use their pace and find the gaps as best as he could. On his dismissal, he informs that he was just trying to hit it to the left of the cover fielder but the ball was a little away from him, so he couldn't control it. Wants to learn from that and not repeat the same mistake again. Ends by mentioning that it (his dismissal) was a silly shot, so he won't be repeating it in his next innings.
  • Earlier in the day, Roston Chase managed to get his century but could not quite add much with the tail. Prithvi Shaw then set the stadium alight with a blitzkrieg 70 from just 53 balls. He looked to get consecutive centuries but one false shot brought about his downfall. This is what he has to say as Sanjay Manjrekar has a chat with him.
  • The Windies had their chances. They had India in a spot of bother at 162/4 with Kohli gone but then fluffed a simple chance offered by Pant. The result was toil and more toil. Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers with 2/45 while the rest lost the plot during the Pant-Rahane stand.
  • Pant and Rahane started the final session cautiously but as the period progressed, the former started to get into his own. In a partnership of 146, the southpaw has scored 85. 135 runs came in the final session in 34 overs. The wicketkeeper batsman was in particular, hard on the bowling while Rahane was just content in blocking and milking the bowling.
  • Superb stuff from India. They have showed why they are such a great force to reckon with. The main in-form batsmen were dismissed around Tea time but then we witnessed a stunning fightback.
  • 80.6 A full toss outside off, RP drives it crisply but straight to mid off. STUMPS ON DAY 2, INDIA TRAIL BY 3! 308/4
  • 80.5 On a length on middle, blocked back to the bowler.
  • 80.4 Wide outside off, fuller in length, tempting the drive but Rishabh restrains and shoulders his arms.
  • 80.3 Fuller in length, in line of the stumps, pressed towards short mid-wicket.
  • 80.3 NO BALL. This is not for overstepping but because Gabriel's back leg was cutting the return crease. Superb call from Bruce Oxenford. Around middle and off, on a length, solidly defended.
  • 80.2 Where did that come from? A rare jaffa. Full and outside off, Pant comes forward to defend but at the last moment, the ball pitches and moves away to beat the outside edge!
  • 80.1 Outside off, tapped towards cover for a single.
  • Final over of the day then. The second new ball is available. Will the Windies take it? Not immediately.
  • 79.6 Outside off, punched through the covers for a run. 306/4
  • 79.5 Around middle, a tad short, blocked.
  • 79.4 Similar ball, eased down to long off for a single.
  • 79.3 Full and just outside off, pushed back again. 9 balls left in the day...
  • 79.2 Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 79.1 A short ball down the leg side, Pant looks to pull but does not go full-heartedly. His bottom hand comes off the bat and he misses.
  • Kraigg Brathwaite gets a change of ends.
  • 78.6 Going for the reverse, gets it to tail in late, bowls it pretty full, around off, but Rahane flicks it towards short mid-wicket. 304/4
  • 78.5 Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
  • 78.4 Full and just outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 78.3 Full and outside off, pressed behind point for a run.
  • 78.2 Around off, helped to the leg side for a single.
  • 78.1 A length ball just outside off, dabbed on the bounce to the keeper.
  • Surprising. Shannon Gabriel comes back. 11-1-69-1 so far. Don't think the second new ball will be taken because just 3 overs are left today. Meanwhile, we finally get an update on Shane Dowrich - his left knee is just bruised, no bones are broken. So we could see him tomorrow on the field.
  • 77.6 Outside off, left alone. 302/4
  • 77.5 Full and around off, well defended. 19 balls left in the day.
  • 77.4 A touch short, on middle, helped through mid-wicket for a single. The deficit is now in single digits.
  • 77.3 A touch short, defended to the leg side.
  • 77.2 Full and outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 77.1 Full and outside off, Rahane dead-bats it.
  • 76.6 Full and on the pads, helped through mid-wicket for one. 301/4
  • 76.5 Thrown a bit wider outside off, Rishabh reaches out and drives it through point for a single to bring up the 300 FOR INDIA. Just 11 adrift now.
  • 76.4 Full and just outside off, well blocked out.
  • 76.3 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. Moves to 70.
  • 76.2 Sensible batting. A touch short outside off, punched down to long off for a single.
  • 76.1 Landed outside off, pushed towards cover. 29 balls left in the day, Pant needs 19. Would be sensible if he chooses Sunday as the century day.
  • The Windies vice-captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been brought on to bowl.
  • 75.6 Full and outside off, pushed to the off side. 297/4
  • A bit of an issue with Rahane now. He seems to be cramping up. Not much time left for the close. The physio is having a look at him. All set to go now.
  • 75.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • You guys might have noticed but still, our duty to inform you - we have gone into the extra half hour to try and finish the quota of overs. 5 left after this one.
  • 75.4 FOUR! Short and outside off, Rahane goes back and cuts it through the covers for a boundary.
  • 75.3 Full and just outside off again, well blocked out.
  • 75.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 75.1 On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Roston Chase is back on. 7-1-16-0 so far.
  • 74.6 Around off, solidly defended. 292/4
  • 74.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 74.4 FOUR! Not a bad result for India, but perhaps Pant fans will not like that. A tad short, Rahane goes back and works it through mid-wicket. Square leg and mid-wicket look at each other as to who should go and retrieve and in the end, both go for it. Neither get to it. The stand moves to 130 while the deficit is now 19.
  • 74.3 Darted in on middle, a touch short, worked towards square leg again. 39 balls left in the day. Pant needs 20.
  • 74.2 Full and on middle, flicked towards square leg.
  • 74.1 Short and outside off, cut straight to backward point.
  • 73.6 Outside off, this time Rishabh dabs it behind point for a couple. Moves to 80 from 102 balls. 288/4
  • 73.5 Floated generously outside off, Pant gets a long way across and then defends.
  • 73.4 Dropped short, whipped towards deep mid-wicket for huge cheers from the crowd. Because the strike is rotated and Pant will face.
  • 73.3 Tossed up a bit, outside off, eased straight to cover.
  • 73.2 Similar ball, just the line is around off, pushed towards cover.
  • 73.1 Tossed up around middle, Rahane defends with a lunge.
  • 72.6 Full and around middle, a compact defense on offer. 285/4
  • 72.5 A full toss, on middle, pushed towards short mid-wicket who dives and parries it to the bowler. 49 balls left in the day... Pant needs 22...
  • 72.4 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 72.3 SIX! TONK! This is a much better hit. Boy, he is going for that century today. Warrican has enough courage to toss the ball up and once again, Pant puts his dancing shoes on. This time he gets to the pitch of the ball and swings it over mid-wicket. The deficit is now 26 while the stand is worth 123.
  • 72.2 MISTIMED, BUT SIX! Full and around off, Pant gets down and looks to mow. He is not able to get to the pitch of the ball and miscues it. It is high in the air, seems to have got more elevation than distance but just about clears long on.
  • 72.1 Tossed up around middle and leg, worked to the mid-wicket region.
  • 71.6 Around off, spinning in, Pant gets across and works it through mid-wicket for a run. 273/4
  • 71.5 Shorter than the previous short of fuller length, cut hard to sweeper cover for a single. India just trail by 39 now. Rahane moves to 60 while the stand is worth 110.
  • 71.4 A tad short of full, Rahane goes back and defends it watchfully.
  • 71.3 Around off, pushed towards cover.
  • 71.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 71.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • A mini Drinks break. There seems to be an issue with one of the stump cameras. All sorted now. Ready to resume. Another 10 overs left in the day.
  • 70.6 Tossed up on middle, pushed back to the bowler. 271/4
  • 70.5 Outside off, coming in, left alone.
  • 70.4 Landed outside off, Pant dabs it towards third man, sets off for a run but first slip dives to his left and parries it to backward point. Rahane sends his partner back.
  • 70.3 Full and just around off, well defended.
  • 70.2 Shorter in length, cut through point for a single.
  • 70.1 Landed outside off, a touch short, punched back to the bowler.
  • 69.6 Tossed up outside off, Pant covers the line and leaves it alone. 270/4
  • 69.5 Short, flat and a little close to off, Rahane is a little cramped for room but he still manages to get the cut away to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 69.4 Nudges it through towards deep backward square leg and changes ends.
  • 69.3 Goes with the spin and defends it down on the leg side.
  • 69.2 FOUR! BANG! That's hammered. Tossed up, a lot of flight and Pant is enticed. He gives it the full swing of the bat and beats mid off easily to the fence.
  • 69.1 From around the wicket, it's turning in from outside off, Pant blocks from the front foot.
  • 68.6 Quick, short and flat on the stumps, Rahane goes deep inside the crease and offers a straight bat in response. 264/4
  • 68.5 Waits for the ball to come as he uses his wrists to work it away into the leg side. Two runs collected.
  • 68.4 Negotiates with the full ball well by coming forward.
  • 68.3 Ajinkya remains rock solid in defense as he keeps bat and pad close together to keep it out.
  • 68.2 Brings his bat ahead of his pad and safely deal with it.
  • 68.1 Full and drifting in on middle and off, Rahane is right behind the line as he defends.
  • 67.6 Full and attacking the stumps, driven back to the bowler. 262/4
  • 67.5 Short and around off, blocked again, this time off the back foot.
  • 67.4 Pant takes a huge stride forward and meets the ball with the full face of the bat.
  • 67.3 Short and wide outside off, cut to deep point. One more to the total and that brings up the 100-run stand between these two.
  • 67.2 Moves across again, gets inside the line and works it behind square leg for a single.
  • 67.1 Sharp spin into Rishabh Pant, the southpaw moves across to cover the line and defends.
  • 66.6 Looped up around off, driven to mid off to end the over. 260/4
  • 66.5 Leans into the full ball outside off and pushes it to covers.
  • 66.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 66.3 Worked away on the leg side. Dot ball.
  • 66.2 Full and outside off, driven to the covers.
  • 66.1 Quicker one darted on the stumps, blocked with a straight bat.
  • 65.6 Rahane adjusts inside the crease and pulls the short ball through square leg. Three runs taken. 260/4
  • 65.5 Short, flat and turning in from outside off, forces it through cover-point. One run collected.
  • 65.4 Takes a stride forward and dead-bats it into the track.
  • 65.3 Goes square as Rishabh punches it firmly square through covers. Ambris covers good ground from deep point and keeps the batsmen down to two.
  • 65.2 Too straight in line, flicked through square leg for a run.
  • 65.1 Goes with the spin as he wrists it through mid on for one.
  • 64.6 Tossed up and turning in outside off, Pant wildly slogs it down to long on. Didn't middle it, but will get the single either way. 252/4
  • 64.5 Hangs back and keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 64.4 Driven through mid off by the batsman. Won't get any run for it.
  • 64.3 Spinning in, on middle and leg, Pant goes back and works it down on the leg side.
  • 64.2 Keeps it on off this time, driven to mid off.
  • 64.1 Full and straight outside off, pushed gently into the covers.
  • 63.6 Drills this very full ball in line of the stumps to long on and jogs across to the other end. The hosts trail by 60 runs. 251/4
  • 63.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. The 250 comes up for India.
  • 63.4 And now Pant follows. Gets to this 2nd fifty in Test cricket comfortably. He goes back to the ball spinning into him and turns it through to deep backward square leg for a double. A fine knock from the youngster as well.
  • 63.3 15th Test fifty for Ajinkya Rahane! It's been a patient knock from the Indian vice captain. Well-deserved. He opens the face and dabs it behind square on the off side to complete his half century. Wonderful knock so far.
  • 63.2 Action replay of the previous delivery.
  • 63.1 Nice shape on that. Tossed up leg spinner on off, blocked from the front foot.
  • Final official Drinks break of the day.
  • 62.6 Backs away to this shortish ball and punches it a bit square towards sweeper cover. Single to keep strike. 245/4
  • 62.5 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 62.4 Floats it up there, in line of the stumps, Pant with a drive finds mid on.
  • 62.3 Hangs back and keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 62.2 Pant comes forward to this tossed up ball and defends it away safely.
  • 62.1 Sliding in on middle and leg, Ajinkya moves inside the line and works it away behind square on the leg side. Single taken.
  • Jomel Warrican back on.
  • 61.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total. 242/4
  • 61.5 That must have stung. Even Rahane is laughing. Short ball which comes rather slowly, Rahane is into the pull shot too early and wears it on the body. Rubs the area instantly and laughs it off.
  • 61.4 Quicker one outside off, forced into the off side for one.
  • 61.3 FOUR! Beautiful placement from Rishabh Pant. Tossed right up there on middle, Pant gets low, rolls his wrists over the ball and sweeps it wide of short fine leg. It races away to the fence for a boundary.
  • 61.2 Turning away from a shorter length this time, cut to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 61.1 Quite slow through the air around off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 60.6 Switches the angle to around the wicket and angles in a back of a length ball close to off, Pant stays behind and defends it down on the off side. 235/4
  • 60.5 Back of a length outside off, Rahane taps it down in front of point and both batsmen take off. Complete the run with ease too. Nicely done.
  • 60.4 FOUR! Easy runs. On the pads and all Ajinkya Rahane to do was get something on it. He did and the ball raced away to the fine leg boundary.
  • 60.3 Comes wide of the crease and angles it in on off, Rahane brings down a straight blade to defend under his nose.
  • 60.2 Too far outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect.
  • 60.1 Length delivery darted on middle and off, angling in, played off the inner half in front of square leg. Dot ball.
  • 59.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 230/4
  • 59.5 UPPISH, SHORT AND FOUR! Hetmyer is the fielder. Full and outside off, Pant gets down and mows the slog sweep. Initially, it seems like Shimron Hetmyer at long on has a chance but the ball dips on him and in the end, he is not able to get to the ball. Worse, it slips past him to the fence behind.
  • 59.4 FOUR! Cheeky! Landed outside off, Pant waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it past backward point!
  • 59.3 Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 59.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • Another issue with the ball. Holder is not happy with the shape, nor is Bishoo. Umpire Ian Gould has a look at it, but then cuts of a thread and then the game resumes.
  • 59.1 Full on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.
  • Devendra Bishoo is back on. 11-4-28-0 so far.
  • 58.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 220/4
  • 58.5 Another fine piece of fielding. A short ball again, pulled towards deep square leg where a diving effort keeps the batsmen to two.
  • 58.4 MISFIELD, FOUR! Though this time, the fielder is not at fault. Full and outside off, Rahane punches it down the ground, just past the stumps at the other end. Roston Chase slides from mid on to his left but at the last moment, just when the slide comes, the ball bounces over his hands!
  • 58.3 Excellent fielding. Short and outside off, Rahane punches it towards deep point. Substitute Keemo Paul chases it to his right and dives full stretch to prevent the boundary. Two runs taken.
  • 58.2 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 58.1 Short and outside off, Rahane waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it towards point where Roston Chase does well.
  • 57.6 Driven through the covers by the batsman. 212/4
  • 57.5 MISFIELD, FOUR! Short and outside off, Pant cuts it straight to point who simply does not get behind the line of the ball. It goes through and it is a boundary. 50-RUN STAND IS UP. The deficit is now down to double figures.
  • 57.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 57.3 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 57.2 Comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 57.1 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 56.6 Full and outside off, pushed towards cover. 207/4
  • 56.5 Full and outside off, well blocked out.
  • 56.4 On a length outside off, Jinx walks across and looks to tuck but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball deflects towards fine leg and a leg bye is taken.
  • 56.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 56.2 Another bouncer, down the leg side, ducked under.
  • 56.2 NO BALL. Well, Gabriel has overstepped by a massive margin. A short ball, outside off, cutting in, Ajinkya looks to pull but misses.
  • 56.1 A short ball wide outside off, Rahane lets it go.
  • 55.6 Short and outside off, punched through point for a run. Now Rahane gets into the 30s. 205/4
  • 55.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. Moves to 30 from 49 balls.
  • 55.4 Around off, well defended.
  • 55.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 55.2 Full again, outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 55.1 Full on middle, Rahane works it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 54.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 202/4
  • 54.5 Down the leg side, flicked fine for a run.
  • 54.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot for a single.
  • 54.3 EDGED, DROPPED, FOUR! Poor keeping from the substitute and the Indian wicket-keeper batsman gets a life. Short and wide outside off, Pant throws his bat at it but the feet do not move much. As a result, he gets a thick outside edge. Jahmar Hamilton, the stand-in keeper for Shane Dowrich, makes half an attempt to his left but the ball bursts through his gloves to the third man fence. Poor Gabriel... Meanwhile, 200 comes up for India.
  • 54.2 On a length outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 54.1 Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.
  • Shannon Gabriel is back on. 7-1-48-1 so far.
  • 53.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 195/4
  • 53.5 Full and just outside off, well blocked out.
  • 53.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 53.3 Around middle, helped through square leg for a single.
  • 53.2 Comes forward and pushes it towards short mid-wicket.
  • 53.1 Full and around middle, turned towards short fine leg.
  • 52.6 Outside off, let through. 194/4
  • 52.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 52.4 Full and miles outside off, left alone.
  • 52.3 FOUR! Fine shot. Down the leg side, Pant flicks this uppishly behind square leg and gets a boundary! The stand is worth 32 while the deficit is down to 117.
  • 52.2 A huge appeal for a caught behind, but nothing in it. Full and down the leg side, Pant looks to flick but misses.
  • 52.1 A length ball outside off, comes in a long way, Pant shoulders arms and is hit on the thigh pads. The ball deflects to the leg side and Pant wants the single but then realizes that one cannot run when he has been hit on the pads while not offering a shot.
  • 51.6 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. 190/4
  • 51.5 Full on middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 51.4 Driven towards the mid off region. One run added to the total.
  • 51.3 Landed outside off, let through.
  • 51.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 51.1 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 50.6 FOUR OVERTHROWS, FIVE RUNS IN TOTAL! The crowd goes wild. In a period where runs have come in a trickle, this is a welcome bonus. Full and outside off, Pant pushes it wide of mid off and goes for a quick single. Roston Chase hurries to his right and has a wild throw at the bowler's end. The backup is at mid-wicket and by the time he can get across, the ball is past him in a flash to the boundary behind. 189/4
  • 50.5 Full and outside off, watchfully defended towards the off side.
  • 50.4 Landed outside off, RP defends solidly.
  • 50.3 Full and outside off, Rishabh reaches out and meets the ball to drive towards cover.
  • 50.2 On a length outside off, Pant walks across to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 50.1 Full and well outside off, left alone.
  • 49.6 Pushes this through mid on and keeps the strike for the next over. 184/4
  • 49.5 Full and just around off, well kept out.
  • 49.4 FOUR! THWACK! That is the way he plays. Full and wide outside off, Pant reaches out and crashes it wide of long off for a boundary! The deficit is now 128. Pant moves to 13 from 20 balls with his third boundary while the stand is worth 21.
  • 49.3 Tossed up wide outside off, left alone.
  • 49.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 49.1 Full and around middle, Pant lunges and defends.
  • 48.6 FOUR! Flashed and flashed hard! No stopping this one. Short and wide outside off, Rahane throws his bat at that and gets it over gully to the third man fence! 179/4
  • 48.5 Full and down the leg side, Rahane tickles it towards fine leg. The ball races away to the fence but Devendra Bishoo races across to his right and dives full length to pull the ball back in. Two runs taken or saved - whichever team you are supporting or looking at.
  • 48.4 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 48.3 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 48.2 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 48.1 On a length outside off, played towards point.
  • Here's Jason Holder.
  • 47.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 173/4
  • 47.5 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 47.4 A bit fuller again, driven straight to cover.
  • 47.3 Outside off, bowled slowly through the air, Pant waits for the ball to come to him and then dabs it towards point. Wants a single but is sent back.
  • 47.2 This is a bit wide outside off, full again, driven hard but straight to cover.
  • 47.1 Full and outside off, slow turn, left alone.
  • The Windies get into a huddle. They look to be pumped up but then lazily spread out. Out come Rahane and Pant. Roston Chase to open the attack for the session. He did that post Lunch too. Pant on strike. Here we go!
  • ... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...
  • India are not behind by much, but they just need to be a bit more careful here. This pitch is such that a wicket could lead to a couple more and if the Windies manage to break the Rahane-Pant stand quickly, they could suddenly start thinking about the lead. On the flip side, if Pant gets going, that deficit could come down pretty quickly. Batting in the second innings is not going to be easy at all. Stay tuned for the final session, where 34 overs are scheduled to be bowled.
  • Excellent bowling from Jomel Warrican in particular. He managed to get the big wicket of Prithvi Shaw and then, stifled the scoring. Bishoo has been equally economical, with figures of 11-4-28-0. So the plan from the Windies is quite clear - dry out the runs and induce mistakes from the batsmen.
  • The session started with Prithvi Shaw resuming his run-scoring panache but once he was dismissed, the visitors found their way back into the game a bit. They dried out the runs, got a few maiden overs on the trot and then, just before Tea, Holder managed to nip out his counterpart.
  • Well, the session figures read 93 runs in 31 overs for three wickets but we can split that into two halves. 53 runs came in 14 overs till the Drinks break but after that, it has been a real struggle to score runs. The Windies have been disciplined and economical and as a result, eked out a few wickets.
  • 46.6 A wide ball outside off to end the session, left alone. TEA ON DAY 2, INDIA TRAIL BY 138! 173/4
  • 46.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 46.4 Out of nowhere! A short ball outside off, Rahane looks to fend but suddenly, the cherry shoots up, hits the batsman onto his gloves and then on his helmet. Drops down in front of first slip though.
  • 46.3 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 46.2 Outside off, punched towards mid off where Shannon Gabriel puts in a desperate dive to his left to stop the ball.
  • 46.1 Full and outside off, left alone.
  • This could be the last over before Tea...
  • 45.6 SAFE. The foot was in the air but it came down before the bails could be dislodged. Pant ran down the track but Bishoo smartly bowled a leg spinner, slightly wider than the batsman would have anticipated. Rishabh is beaten in the flight but he does one thing correctly - does not go through with his shot, just tries to defend. As a result, he gets time to drag his foot back in. Substitute Jahmar Hamilton is not the quickest. After it is referred upstairs, there is a bit of an issue with the overstepping but a closer look indicates that the ball is fine. 173/4
  • Is that a stumping? Pant looks to be home... referred upstairs...
  • 45.5 FOUR! Nicely done! Slightly short outside off, Pant waits for the ball to come to him and then deftly guides it past gully to the third man fence! The stand is worth 11 and the deficit is down to 138.
  • 45.4 Around off, Pant stays back and defends.
  • 45.3 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 45.2 Full and outside leg, watchfully defended
  • 45.1 Short and outside off, cut through point for a single.
  • 44.6 Shaping back in from around the wicket, on a length, Pant off the inner half plays it back in the bowler's direction. 168/4
  • 44.5 Angling back in on middle and leg, goes off Jinx's pads as he misses his flick. A leg bye is taken.
  • 44.4 Served in the channel outside off, left alone by the right-hander.
  • 44.3 Dabbed through cover-point. A length ball is placed well and a single is to be had.
  • 44.2 Fired full outside off, Pant squeezes it out on the bounce to gully.
  • 44.1 FOUR! Played that with soft hands, which was the key. Length delivery outside off from around the wicket, Pant leans ahead and with a slightly opened face places it between the slip cordon and gully for a boundary.
  • 43.6 Goes deep inside the crease and pushes it away from danger. 162/4
  • 43.5 Comes well forward and defends.
  • 43.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 43.3 Short and flat on the stumps, blocked off the back foot.
  • 43.2 Full again, outside off, pushed away defensively on the off side.
  • 43.1 Looped up leg break outside off, Rahane lunges forward to defend.
  • 42.6 From around the wicket to Pant, Holder pitches it outside off, it's left alone. A successful over from the Windies skipper comes to an end. 162/4
  • Rishabh Pant to bat next.
  • 42.5 OUT! It's umpire's call and the on-field decision stays. Jason Holder gets the big fish after bringing himself back into the attack. This length delivery cuts back in and catches Kohli on the front pad. Loud shout and the finger goes up. Virat, after speaking with his partner, takes the review. It goes upstairs and replays show the ball to be clipping the leg stump. So, he's gone. Timely strike for the tourists.
  • The DRS has been taken. Big moment in the game as Virat Kohli is caught leg before. Height is the only thing that can save him. Maybe missing leg? Let's see...
  • 42.4 Darts the full ball on middle, Kohli once again finds mid on with a drive.
  • 42.3 Full ball attacking the stumps, driven to the man at mid on.
  • 42.2 Angling in on leg, VK picks it off his pads and clips it behind square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 42.1 Seaming away off the deck from a length, Kohli runs it down to short third man.
  • 41.6 Pushed away on the back foot on the off side. 160/3
  • 41.5 Uses the depth of the crease to go back and wrist it in front of square leg for a single.
  • 41.4 Some attacking intent as Rahane skips out to meet the ball at its pitch. Works it to the right of mid on at the edge of the ring and takes a run.
  • 41.3 Tossed up this time, Rahane dead-bats this.
  • 41.2 Slightly shorter in line of the stumps, Ajinkya is on the back foot as he defends it.
  • 41.1 Too straight in line, flicked away through to deep square leg. One run collected.
  • 40.6 Picks it off his pads and turns it away on the leg side for a single. 157/3
  • 40.5 Goes square this time. Opens the face to this length ball outside off and dabs it in front of point.
  • 40.4 Full in length outside off, the Indian skipper makes sweet connection on the cover drive but can't get it past the fielder.
  • 40.3 Kohli defends this length ball by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 40.2 Fraction straight in line, wristed through the vacant spaces in the mid-wicket region for a double.
  • 40.1 Length delivery shaping in from outside off, Virat remains inside his crease and blocks it right beside him.
  • Jason Holder back on.
  • 39.6 Full on the stumps, defended to end the over. 154/3
  • 39.5 The batsman has played it to the point region. Won't get any run for it.
  • 39.4 Once more, dances down the track and blocks.
  • 39.3 Makes good use of the feet to get close to the pitch and then defends it out.
  • 39.2 Floated up around the off stick, met with the full face of the bat.
  • 39.1 Turning away from around off, driven to the cover fielder.
  • 38.6 Angling in on middle and leg, Kohli uses the angle to flick it to mid-wicket. 154/3
  • 38.5 Coming in on middle, driven to mid on.
  • 38.4 Dropped short and outside off, Rahane chops the cut wide of point. One run to the total.
  • 38.3 Drifting in from around off, met with a straight blade in defense.
  • 38.2 Minimal foot movement, but it's enough to get close to the pitch and defend.
  • 38.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 37.6 Angling down from leg stump, catches the batsman on the pads. 153/3
  • 37.5 FOUR! The 50-run stand is up with this. A misfield helps with that. Virat Kohli goes on the back foot and whips it to mid on. Keemo Paul (sub) moves to his right to stop it but it goes through him. A boundary results.
  • 37.4 Moves inside the line and works it away on the leg side for a single.
  • 37.3 Pushes this full delivery right back at the leggie.
  • 37.2 Full on the stumps, defended right under the eye-line.
  • 37.1 Short and wide outside off, punched square on the off side for one.
  • 36.6 Full and in line of the stumps, defended. 147/3
  • 36.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 36.4 Keeps it full, Rahane blocks it off the front foot.
  • 36.3 Full and angling in on middle and leg, wristed wide of mid on for a single.
  • 36.2 Quicker one on off, takes the inside edge onto the pads.
  • 36.1 Slower through the air on off, met with a defensive blade in response.
  • 35.6 Defended off the front foot by Rahane presenting the full face of the bat. 146/3
  • 35.5 Hangs back inside the crease and pats it away to safety.
  • 35.4 Pushed away to the cover region. No run taken.
  • 35.3 Spinning away from middle and off, full in length, blocked.
  • 35.2 Kohli place this wide of the man at mid off and takes off. Rahane is a bit late to respond but he still makes it well in time.
  • 35.1 FOUR! Shot. A shade on the shorter side from Bishoo with a little bit of room as well, Kohli plays this really late as he goes back and cuts it past short third man for a boundary.
  • 34.6 Worked just wide of the mid on fielder for a brisk run. 141/3
  • 34.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 34.4 Pushed away with the full face of the bat to the mid off fielder.
  • 34.3 Floats it up around off, kept out by coming ahead.
  • 34.2 Tossed up just outside off, driven to mid off.
  • 34.1 Rahane goes back after seeing the ball landing short and cuts it away through the off side for one run.
  • 33.6 FOUR! A boundary after almost 12 overs. It's quite full, so Kohli comes well ahead and hammers this straight back past the bowler to find the fence. 139/3
  • 33.5 Dabs this to point from within the crease.
  • 33.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 33.3 Full outside off, driven to covers.
  • 33.2 Keeps it full once more, blocked away.
  • 33.1 A run finally. Short and wide outside off, cut away square on the off side for a single.
  • 32.6 Another maiden. Kohli drives to mid off and wants the run, but is sent back just in time. 134/3
  • 32.5 Uses the angle into him to wrist it to the mid-wicket area.
  • 32.4 Meets it with the full face of the bat and blocks.
  • 32.3 Comes ahead again with a big stride and keeps it away.
  • 32.2 VK has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 32.1 Drifting in from around off, pushed away on the off side for nothing.
  • 31.6 Pushes this full delivery tamely down the track. 134/3
  • 31.5 Attacking the stumps, Rahane brings his bat ahead of his pads before blocking it out.
  • 31.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 31.3 Very slow through the air, on a driving length around off, left alone after covering the line.
  • 31.2 In the gap this time. Through the covers for a run.
  • 31.1 Loopy leg break outside off, Kohli drives it straight to the man at cover.
  • 30.6 Maiden over from Warrican. Loops it outside off, Rahane withdraws his bat and lets it go. 133/3
  • 30.5 Defends it from the inner portion in front of mid-wicket.
  • 30.4 Make that four in a row. Solidly done from Rahane.
  • 30.3 Three similar balls, three identical shots.
  • 30.2 Keeps bat and pad close together as he blocks it from the front foot again.
  • 30.1 Full ball darted on off stump, Ajinkya Rahane presents a front foot defensive shot.
  • Drinks are on the field. Best spell of bowling from the Windies. They've managed to pick up a few wickets and are piling the pressure on the Indian batsmen with some tight lines. They'll need to continue in the same vein for longer and hope it brings them a wicket or two more before the end of the session. India need a big partnership, and the two men in the middle are the perfect candidates for the job. This next hour should be interesting.
  • 29.6 Full and quick on off, blocked off the front foot. Consecutive maidens for Devendra Bishoo. 133/3
  • 29.5 Patted away to the same fielder again. Another dot.
  • 29.4 Full outside off, driven to covers.
  • 29.3 Taps it down in front of covers. Not much turn on offer.
  • 29.2 Camps back again, turns it away with in the wrists in front of square leg.
  • 29.1 Leg break turning away from middle, Virat uses the depth of the crease to go back and work it down on the leg side.
  • 28.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 133/3
  • 28.5 Kohli pushes this towards mid on and is off in an instant. Completes the run quickly as a result.
  • 28.4 Stays perfectly behind the line of the ball and blocks it out.
  • 28.3 Shortish again, another defensive shot on offer.
  • 28.2 Quick and short on off stump, VK is on the back foot as he blocks it down the track.
  • 28.1 Quite slow through the air and the ball grips and turns away off the surface around off, Kohli reaches out to it and pushes it on the off side with an open face.
  • 27.6 Quicker one on the stumps, Ajinkya looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 132/3
  • 27.5 Keeps bat and pad close together as he guards it out safely.
  • 27.4 On the fuller side of things, blocked.
  • 27.3 Good effort from Hetmyer, saves vital runs for his side. Rahane drives it to the covers but Shimron makes a good tumbling stop.
  • 27.2 Touch short in length, so this time Jinx is on the back foot to defend.
  • 27.1 Looped up delivery just around off, defended easily off the front foot.
  • 26.6 Good running. Rahane hits this full toss wide of mid off. Both batsmen take off fast and complete the run with ease. 132/3
  • 26.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 26.4 Drifting in, flicked to the man at short mid-wicket.
  • 26.3 Comes forward and plays it back to the bowler.
  • 26.2 Sliding in on middle and leg, Kohli picks up the half volley and flicks it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 26.1 Spinning away from around off, Rahane goes back and slaps the punch to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 25.6 Short and outside off, cut through point for one more. 129/3
  • 25.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 25.4 Full and outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
  • 25.3 JUST WIDE! A tad short, Rahane goes back and turns it in the air. Manages to evade short mid-wicket. Mid on tracks it down and the batsmen return for the second.
  • 25.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 25.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Devendra Bishoo time.
  • 24.6 A short ball, around middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 126/3
  • 24.5 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 24.4 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 24.3 Full and outside off, Virat looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards cover.
  • 24.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 24.1 Full and outside off, coming in with the angle, left alone. If you remember, in 2017, in Pune, Kohli had left a ball alone from Steven O'Keefe from Australia. It was a similar arm ball, which just came in and hit the timber. This is well past the off stump.
  • 23.6 Full and wide outside off, left alone. 124/3
  • 23.5 Full and outside off, Virat reaches out, plays it with soft hands behind point, runs the first one really hard, turns back for the second but the fielder is quick to get to the ball. Just the single then.
  • 23.4 Full and outside off, Kohli gets forward and across and defends to the off side.
  • 23.3 Outside off, eased through the covers for a run.
  • 23.2 Full and outside off, hint of inswing, Rahane comes forward and pushes it towards mid off.
  • 23.1 Outside off, a tap and run towards point. The stand moves to 20 from 19 balls while the deficit is now 189.
  • 22.6 Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 121/3
  • 22.5 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
  • 22.4 This time he calls for two and gets two. Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket.
  • 22.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 22.2 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 22.1 MIX-UP, SAFE! A nervy moment for the Indians. Rahane turns it towards mid-wicket and takes the single. Kohli initially calls for the second and Rahane responds. However, the skipper then changes his mind and sends his partner back. Poor Rahane has to dive back in. Luckily for him, the throw is a weak one to the bowler, almost in the middle of the pitch.
  • 21.6 IN THE AIR... SAFE!!! If only the man had not been moved to sweeper a ball before. Full and outside off, Rahane looks to drive but cannot control his shot. It is in the air but there is no man catching at cover-point. Easy single to the man in the deep. 117/3
  • 21.5 FOUR! GLORIOUS! Full toss outside off, Rahane leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! Immediately a man is placed at sweeper cover.
  • 21.4 Outside off, pushed wide of mid off for a single. The stand is worth 10 at run-a-ball. The deficit is now 199.
  • 21.3 Full and wide outside off again, left alone.
  • 21.2 FOUR! GORGEOUS! So good to the eye. Half volley outside off, a touch wide, Kohli leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! His second in 4 balls. Moves to 12 from 10 balls.
  • 21.1 Full and wide outside off, left alone.
  • 20.6 Outside off, pushed straight to cover. 107/3
  • 20.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 20.4 Full and wide outside off, driven wide of mid off for a single.
  • 20.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 20.2 MISFIELD, FOUR! Full on middle, Kohli drives it towards mid on who should have well, stopped it but he puts in a lazy dive. He misses the ball and it is the first boundary for the Indian skipper.
  • 20.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Ajinkya Rahane joins his skipper in the middle, coming in at number 5.
  • 19.6 OUT! Caught behind! There you go - one wicket brings another! Big blow by Gabriel. He lands it on a length outside off, but it is wide enough to be left alone. Pujara though, wants to have a poke and gets a thin edge behind, because the footwork is not the greatest. He was reaching for the ball. Substitute keeper Hamilton collects and straightaway appeals. Gabriel does not even bother appealing but someone has, hence the umpire raises his finger! India trail by 209. Have the Windies got an opening? 102/3
  • 19.5 Full and wide outside off, Kohli reaches out to drive and gets a thick outside edge towards point. The fielder dives to his left and makes a partial stop. A run taken.
  • 19.4 Full on middle, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket. Should have been just a single but a poor throw at the keeper's end makes the batsmen return for the second.
  • 19.3 Full and around middle, Pujara is early into the flick and gets a leading edge wide of cover. A single taken. Moves to 10.
  • 19.2 Pushes this towards mid on.
  • 19.1 Full and wide outside off, left alone.
  • 18.6 Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 98/2
  • 18.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • Skipper Virat Kohli walks in at number 4, replacing Shaw.
  • 18.4 OUT! He has thrown it away! Shaw will be gutted with himself. A loose shot in a nearly flawless innings. Full and outside off, a bit tossed up, a bit wide, Shaw cannot resist and goes hard on the drive. Cannot keep it down and finds Shimron Hetmyer at extra cover. You can look at this shot in two ways - a. Oh Shaw! What have you done? Or b. Well played, Shaw. You have again given India a motoring start. The dressing room stands up and applauds the youngster. How will the Windies be feeling? Relieved to see his back? Or the sense of more pain on seeing who is coming in next? The Indian skipper, that is.
  • 18.3 FOUR! FLAMBOYANT! Full and outside off, Shaw leans and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary!
  • 18.2 Full on middle, pushed towards the bowler.
  • 18.1 Short and outside off, cut through point for a couple.
  • Jomel Warrican is back on. 6-1-28-0 so far. Is this a change of ends for a bowler or was that Roston Chase over just an experiment?
  • 17.6 Full and down the leg side this time, flicked straight to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11 from the over! 92/1
  • 17.5 FOUR! FANTASTIC! Full and wide outside off, Shaw leans and drives it through the covers. Not a soul moves! The young lad has moved to 63 now, in just 48 balls! 10 fours, 1 six.
  • 17.4 Outside off, punched towards cover.
  • 17.3 Full and down the leg side, Prithvi misses his flick.
  • 17.2 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a well-run brace.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Smart batting. Very full outside off, almost a yorker, Shaw just squeezes it past second slip towards third man! The deficit is now 226.
  • Shannon Gabriel to bowl from the other end. 3-1-20-0 so far. Trust me, those 3 overs took a lonngggg time to be bowled.
  • 16.6 Another one to the fielder. Around middle, helped towards backward square leg once more. 81/1
  • 16.5 Fullish on middle, this is flicked to short mid-wicket now.
  • 16.4 This is around off, Pujara gets a long way across and flicks - but straight to backward square leg again.
  • 16.3 A bit of drift, bowled on the pads, turned towards backward square leg.
  • 16.2 Full and around middle, flicked straight to backward square leg.
  • 16.1 On the pads, an easy giveaway, a single towards square leg with the flick. The stand moves to 20.
  • We are back after the Luncheon interval. Will we see any better effort in the field from the Windies? The players are slowly making their way out. Roston Chase will start off things after Lunch. Shaw to face. Here we go!
  • ... DAY 2, SESSION 2 ...
  • With such an attacking beginning, India now trail by 231. The pitch is starting to play tricks and hence, this sort of cricket could be the best option on this track. Because you never know, a wicket here could trigger a couple more. Join us back at 1210 local (0640 GMT).
  • Nothing much to talk about the Windies' bowling. The opening over went for 15 runs and that set the tone. It has looked nothing short of listless and the only wicket that they have got has been because of Rahul's misjudgement. They might have had Shaw but right now, Midas has been reborn in the form of the Mumbai lad.
  • Prithvi Shaw is the man for the future for India. The young genes in him have made his team take the bull by the horns. On a pitch where Rahul was tentative, Pujara has not yet looked free-flowing, this lad is in his zone. Has an array of shots and is displaying those for everyone to see.
  • What a session for India. Started by Umesh. Finished by Shaw. The Windies might have scored 311 but they look totally downcast at the moment.
  • 15.6 Full and around off, watchfully kept out. LUNCH ON DAY 2, INDIA TRAIL BY 231 RUNS! 80/1
  • 15.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 15.4 Comes down the track and blocks.
  • 15.3 FOUR! Superb from Pujara. Great timing. Fractionally short outside off, the right-hander goes back and punches it between cover and point. Devendra Bishoo gives it a good chase from cover but comes second best.
  • 15.2 Slow turn, pitched outside off, going away, blocked towards cover.
  • 15.1 Full and around off, eased down to long off for a single.
  • 14.6 Very full, just outside off, Cheteshwar blocks it towards mid on. 75/1
  • 14.5 Full and around off, watchfully kept out.
  • 14.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 14.3 On a length outside off, cuts back in, Pujara looks to defend but is taken aback by the movement. Looks to fend it away but gets an inside edge which drops down to the leg side.
  • 14.2 Full and outside off, driven slightly wide of mid off for a single.
  • 14.1 On a length around off, watchfully defended.
  • 13.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 74/1
  • 13.5 Comes down the track again and defends.
  • 13.4 Comes down the track and drives it straight to cover.
  • 13.3 Full and outside off, pushed to the off side.
  • 13.2 Easily done. A half century in just 39 balls. For the second time in two innings, he has touched the 50-mark. And this has been another innings of dominance. Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a single. The dressing room is applauding with plenty of smiles. It has been that sort of a knock.
  • 13.1 Full and straight, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 12.6 On a length outside off, shouldered arms to. 73/1
  • 12.5 Full and outside off, Cheteshwar walks into the shot and drives but straight to wide mid off.
  • 12.4 A touch wider outside off, Pujara lets it be.
  • 12.3 Full and around off, defended watchfully.
  • 12.2 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 12.1 Full and outside off, Shaw drives it wide of mid off. Shannon Gabriel puts in a tired effort to his left with a tumble but manages to stop the ball. A single taken.
  • 11.6 The batsman dances down the track once more and decides to defend it. 72/1
  • 11.5 Comes out of his crease again but blocks this time.
  • 11.4 FOUR! Good use of the feet from Cheteshwar Pujara. Good shot. Dances down to get close to the pitch and drives it past mid on to send it across the boundary line.
  • 11.3 In line of the stumps, met with a defensive bat in response.
  • 11.2 Knocks it down the ground to long on for a run.
  • 11.1 Dropped! Difficult chance as it comes quite fast at him but in such games you've got to be taking those. Spinning away, short in length, Shaw backs away to cut but the ball bounces a bit more and takes the outside edge. Hope at first slip moves to his left, gets his fingertips to it but can't hold on. A brace results.
  • 10.6 Curving away late from around off, on a length, left alone to end the over. 65/1
  • 10.5 Just ahead of a length on off, blocked down right under his nose.
  • 10.4 Better from Holder. Has been quite consistent so far with his lines. Keeps it in that off stump channel, makes it go away as Cheteshwar leaves it alone.
  • 10.3 Wide of off again, another leave.
  • 10.2 Wide outside off stump, Pujara leaves it alone.
  • 10.1 Uses the angle into him and flicks it away through mid-wicket for one run.
  • 9.6 Che is watchful as he plants his front foot ahead and meets the tossed up ball with the full face of the bat. 64/1
  • 9.5 Nicely played. Mid on is pushed back for Prithvi so he just plays it to the man in the deep. Takes a run for doing so.
  • 9.4 Quick run. Pujara wrists this just wide of mid on and rushes to the other end.
  • 9.3 Slower through the air on off, Pujara strides ahead to keep it out.
  • 9.2 Shapes up for the cover drive and places it in the gap for a run.
  • 9.1 Short, flat and on the stumps, punched back to the bowler.
  • 8.6 Length delivery aiming the top of off stump, Pujara defends it solidly from inside the crease. 61/1
  • 8.5 Fires it down the leg side, this time Hamilton moves swiftly to his left and catches the ball with a dive.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara walks in at no.3.
  • 8.4 OUT! Rahul's troubles finally come to an end. He wasn't looking as assured as his partner, pays the price for it. Short of a length just outside off, Rahul is in two minds about what to do. He initially wants to play but then decides to leave it late. The ball takes the inside edge and disturbs the bails. First wicket down for India, against the run of play.
  • 8.3 Better. Attacks the stumps on this occasion, full in length, Rahul keeps bat and pad close together to keep it out.
  • 8.2 Well outside off again, left alone this time.
  • 8.1 Width offered outside off, a lot of it, Rahul plays a half-hearted shot and gets beaten on the cut.
  • 7.6 Slower through the air on off, blocked by coming well forward. 61/0
  • 7.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Make that number 3. Though, this is a result of some poor fielding from the Windies skipper. Shaw drives it to the left of mid off. Holder moves quickly but can't get low to stop the ball. Lets it through to the fence behind.
  • 7.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Goes the other side this time. Shaw opens his body up to this flighted delivery and drives it through the covers for another boundary.
  • 7.2 FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Tossed up delivery on off, Shaw decides to take this on. Gets low and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a one-bounce boundary. The 50 is up for India with this.
  • 7.1 Drifting in from around the wicket, Prithvi clears his front leg and drives it back down. The bowler gets low to his left and parries it towards mid off.
  • 6.6 Coming back in on leg, angling further down, catches the pads of the batsman as he fails to play the flick shot. 49/0
  • 6.5 Rahul has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 6.5 No ball! Seems Gabriel's bad habit is catching on to his skipper. Good length ball shaping away around off, Rahul defends it on the off side. Jason overstepped, so no ball signalled.
  • 6.4 A little bit of swing away from Shaw, the batsman checks his drive as he places it past the cover fielder. One run taken. The deficit is now 263.
  • 6.3 FOUR! Too full, too straight. Shaw moves inside the line and flicks it ever so well through the gap in the mid-wicket area. Beautifully played, no stopping that.
  • 6.2 Positions himself perfectly behind the line and blocks.
  • 6.1 Back of a length on off, cramping the batsman for room. But young Shaw rocks onto the back foot and punches it square to point.
  • Change of ends for Jason Holder.
  • 5.6 Some drift in again, wristed down towards mid on once more. Can't find the gap. 43/0
  • 5.5 Drifting in on middle and off, Rahul gets his front leg out of the way and drives it to mid on.
  • 5.4 Pushed away in front of covers by coming half-forward.
  • 5.3 Similar delivery, similar shot.
  • 5.2 Quicker through the air and full outside off, defended easily by coming onto the front foot.
  • 5.1 A little too full for his liking, on off, dug out to extra cover by KL.
  • Jomel Warrican into the attack already. Spin introduced early by the Windies.
  • 4.6 FOUR! Inconsistent with the line again and he's paid the price. On the pads, Shaw comfortably flicks it away through backward square leg, beating fine leg who tries to cut it off. 43/0
  • 4.5 Angles this full ball in on the stumps, worked off the inner half in front of square leg for a single.
  • 4.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 4.3 Goes fuller this time, keeps it around off, Rahul looks to play the expansive drive but gets an inside edge back onto his pads.
  • 4.2 FOUR BYES! More extras. All most of the runs going to come via extra today? Seems like it from the looks of things. Gabriel angles it too far down leg and the keeper has no chance to reach it this time. Across the fine leg fence and that's a boundary.
  • 4.1 In the channel outside off, holding its line, KL has nothing to do with that one.
  • 3.6 Tight line. On off, a good length ball, blocked with the full face of the bat. 34/0
  • 3.5 FOUR BYES! Now, after two good ones, a poor effort shows and it's from the substitute keeper. Down the leg side, Hamilton moves to his left but doesn't get to the ball at all when he should have. It runs away to the fence for a boundary.
  • 3.4 Decent stop from Ambris. Prithvi Shaw with a superb cover drive, but can't get it past a diving Sunil Ambris who gets low to his right to stop it.
  • 3.3 Cutting back in from a good length on off, defended from the back foot down on the off side.
  • 3.2 Good effort from Devendra Bishoo. Another good shot from Shaw. He leans ahead and drives the full ball through mid off. Bishoo chases it down well from mid on and pulls it back inside the rope. The batsmen only take two.
  • 3.1 FOUR! Shot. As good as they come. Full and swinging away from around off, Shaw opens his body up a bit, along with the bat face, and drives it neatly through cover-point to fine the fence.
  • 2.6 Fullish delivery outside off, blocked off the front foot in front of covers. 24/0
  • Dowrich is receiving some medical attention after copping a blow on the previous delivery. Slight halt in play as a result. Bad news for the touring side - their keeper is being taken off the field. Jason Holder and his men will want him to come back soon. Meanwhile, Jahmar Hamilton will take the gloves.
  • 2.5 FOUR BYES! That did not rise at all. And it must have stung Shane Dowrich as well. Yikes! Gabriel serves it on a back of a length outside off, Rahul lets it be and the ball keeps really low. Dowrich behind the stumps tries to stop it with his legs but gets struck on the left knee. The ball deflects towards the third man fence for a boundary, but the Windies keeper is down the ground.
  • 2.4 Darts it full and well outside off, once more KL defends it but from the inner portion of the bat.
  • 2.3 Too far outside off, no shot offered by the batsman.
  • 2.2 Full in length outside off, coming back in, Rahul defends it off the inner half back down the track.
  • 2.1 Heavy movement for Gabriel. Comes wide of the crease and angles it in from outside off. Rahul leaves but he doesn't expect so much movement. Luckily for the batsman, still well wide of the off stick.
  • 1.6 Further away outside off, dabbed straight to point. 20/0
  • 1.5 Short of a good length close to off, kept out by rising on his toes.
  • 1.4 Jason fires it full and it's angling in on leg, catches Shaw low on the pads as he fails to flick it away. No appeal though, it was going down leg.
  • 1.4 No ball and FOUR! Full and swinging away from outside off, Shaw reaches out to it and plays it off the outer half between the slip cordon and gully. Away to the fence she goes. No ball also signalled as Holder overstepped on that occasion.
  • 1.3 Just ahead of a length, defended by staying right behind the line.
  • 1.2 Full delivery first angling in and then shaping away on off, Shaw brings a straight bat down in defense.
  • 1.1 Bit of a false start from Holder. Sprays this down the leg side. Shaw looks to flick it fine but fails to make connection.
  • Jason Holder will share the new ball with Gabriel.
  • 0.6 Full and outside off, driven past the sliding bowler down the ground for a quick single. The over finally ends. My colleague could easily go and wash his face, get a cup of coffee and then come and sit. Still, Gabriel was yet to bowl his final ball. 15/0
  • 0.5 On a length outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 0.5 NO BALL, SIX! Extra effort from Gabriel and he oversteps. Then bowls a long hop, wide outside off. Shaw latches onto it and flays hard. Gets it over third man! The deficit is now 297.
  • A short leg comes in now. Short stuff or double bluff?
  • 0.4 FOUR! Excellent shot to get off the mark! On a length outside off, Shaw leaps with the bounce and guides it behind gully to third man!
  • 0.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 0.2 Outside off, on a length, punched towards point.
  • 0.1 Off the mark straightaway! Full and outside off, Rahul drives it through the covers. It is in the gap and Kieran Powell gets to it from mid off. Just about stops it near the ropes. Three runs taken. The deficit is now 308.

India Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Now, just 72 runs remain for India to win this game and 16 overs left in the day. Clearly it's a matter of when and not if now. Fancy India to win this game today itself? Or will Windies somehow manage to drag this into Day 4? Maybe some quick wickets early on to shake the Indians up a bit? We'll see what happens. If the hosts get close to the set target, play can be extended by 30 minutes to allow them to finish it off on Day 3 only. Join us on the other side of the break for the final innings of this match.
  • Pretty much India's match now. What a session for the home side. Incredible. They have bowled the Windies out inside two sessions with Umesh Yadav leading the charge again with a 4-wicket haul. He and Ashwin started things off and rocked the visitors early. There was some resistance provided, which involved Hope, Hetmyer, Chase, Ambris and Holder, all at different times of course, but it obviously wasn't enough. All the Indian bowlers chipped in with the wickets, with the pacer Yadav standing out as he got a 10-fer in this game.
  • 46.1 OUT! Yes, he can! A 10-fer for Umesh. His first in Tests. Just one ball of his new spell was what it took for him to get it. He bowls it full and outside off, Gabriel swings away from his body. The delivery takes the inside edge and disturbs the furniture behind. WINDIES ARE ALL OUT FOR 127! INDIA ARE GIVEN A TARGET OF 72!
  • Umesh Yadav is back on. He has 9 wickets for the match. Can he take the last and take a 10-fer?
  • 45.6 On off, kept out. 127/9
  • 45.5 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 45.4 Tosses it above the eye line, Gabriel's eyes lit up there and he goes for the loft. The ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket and a run is taken.
  • 45.3 Tosses it up on middle, the batsman keeps it out.
  • Shannon Gabriel is the last man to bat.
  • 45.2 OUT! BOWLED 'EM! There goes number 9 and it falls it Ashwin. The straighter one does the trick as Warrican plays inside the line. The ball goes past the outside edge and uproots the off pole.
  • 45.1 Played to the point region by the batsman. The fielder goes for a direct hit but misses the stumps. They pick up a single.
  • 44.6 Another chance goes abegging! It is flatter around middle, Warrican tries to defend but the ball takes the inner half and goes between the hands and legs of Shaw at short leg. Should have been crouching a little more. He was up a little too early. 125/8
  • 44.5 FOUR! Frustrating this for the Indians. Short and outside off, Warrican cuts it through backward point for a boundary.
  • 44.4 Eased down to long on for a run.
  • 44.3 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 44.2 Very full on off, the batsman jams it out towards covers. Kohli there makes an acrobatic stop.
  • 44.1 On middle, kept out.
  • 43.6 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Through the leg side this time. With the angle, Bishoo whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. 119/8
  • 43.5 FOUR! Up and over! A little too full by Ashwin. Bishoo sees an opportunity to score and goes after it. Lofts it over mid off and a boundary results.
  • 43.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 43.3 Another loopy ball outside off, it drifts in. Bishoo covers the off pole and keeps it out.
  • 43.2 Tosses it up on middle, Bishoo pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 43.1 On the stumps, the batter tries to defend but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • Only two wickets left in this innings. India will look to get them ASAP and then finish off the game today itself so that they get two days off.
  • Drinks!
  • 42.6 Full on off, pushed to covers. 110/8
  • 42.5 Full on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
  • 42.4 Loopy ball on middle and leg, spins away sharply and hits Bishoo on the thigh pad.
  • 42.3 In line of the stumps, hit back to Jadeja.
  • 42.2 Full and outside off, bunted down.
  • 42.1 Slower ball on off, plays with a straight bat but gets a soft leading edge towards the off side.
  • 41.6 Floats it up on off, kept out. 110/8
  • 41.5 The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.
  • 41.4 Another ball wide outside off, left alone. Ashwin needs to make the batter play a lot more. All these deliveries are being wasted.
  • 41.3 A little too wide outside off, left alone.
  • 41.2 DROPPED! But a brilliant effort by Rahane! Once again it is the straighter one from Ashwin on off, Warrican lunges and once again plays for the turn. There ain't any. The ball kisses the outside edge ang goes past the gloves of Rishabh Pant. Rahane at first slip, is quick to react as he dives to his left, gets a hand to it but the ball pops out. Tries to take it on the second attempt but fails to do so also. A life for JW, not sure though if he will make it count.
  • 41.1 The straighter one outside off, Ambris lunges and tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 40.6 Full in line of the stumps, hit to mid on. 110/8
  • 40.5 Full this time, hit back to Jaddu to his left.
  • 40.4 Loopy ball outside off, played back along the turf.
  • 40.3 Tossed up on off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 40.2 Loopy ball around off, this time hits it away from the square leg fielder to get off strike.
  • 40.1 Darted full and on leg, turned to the leg side.
  • 39.6 On middle, kept out. 109/8
  • 39.5 On the stumps, Bishoo lunges and dead bats it.
  • 39.4 Tosses it up on middle, kept out.
  • 39.3 Tosses it up on middle, kept out.
  • 39.2 The carom ball on off, Bishoo is solid in defense.
  • 39.1 BEATEN! Tosses it up around off, pitches and then turns away. Bishoo pushes at it but is beaten by the away turn.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack now.
  • 38.6 Flatter on off, kept out. 109/8
  • Jomel Warrican is in next.
  • 38.5 OUT! Three reds and that is plumb! Jadeja gets two in two overs. One would wonder why wasn't he given the ball a lot more. He is just into his 8th over and has got three. This is flatter and slightly shorter around middle. Ambris misreads the length as he tries to pull. The ball sneaks underneath his bat and hits the front pad. The player appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Ambris has no choice but to go for the review. Replays roll in and it shows no involvement of the bat and also, the on-field call is the right one. The last recognized batsman for the Windies is back in the hut after getting a start and the end is nigh for them.
  • Windies take a review this time! Ambris is given out LBW and he has challenged the decision. Looks out though.
  • 38.4 The arm ball on off, Ambris prods forward and defends it onto the ground.
  • 38.3 Slightly shorter in length but the line is the same, around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 38.2 Flatter and around off, the batsman lunges and defends it.
  • 38.1 On off again, kept out.
  • 37.6 Tosses this one up outside off, driven to short cover. 109/7
  • 37.5 Full and on middle and leg, hit back to the bowler.
  • 37.4 Low full toss outside off, hit with the inner half towards mid on.
  • 37.3 Another one given air around off, Ambris opens the bat face and guides it towards backward point for one.
  • 37.2 Quicker this one on off, Ambris plays it with a straight bat.
  • 37.1 Loopy ball on the leg side, Ambris bunts it down.
  • Devendra Bishoo is the new man in.
  • 36.6 OUT! Now we know why the Indians were so confident. There is a spike on Snicko and Holder is given his marching orders. Judicious use of the review by the Indians. Jadeja strikes as he gets his second. The partnership which was starting to build has been cut short. Ravindra bowls it flatter around off, it pitches and straightens a touch. Holder lunges and tries to defend but does not account for the turn. There is a sound as the ball passes the bat. Pant takes it and he appeals as he feels there is an edge. The umpire though feels different. The Indians review immediately and replays show the on-field call has to be overturned. Windies are effectively 52 for 7 now. India would look to take the remaining wickets as quickly as possible as they are into the tail. 108/7
  • Howzzat? Not out is the answer to that question. However, the Indians are very confident. Holder is the man in question.
  • 36.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 36.4 Around off, it drifts into the batter. Holder lunges and keeps it out.
  • 36.3 A little too full on off, Holder finds the cover fielder with a drive.
  • 36.2 On middle, kept out.
  • 36.1 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 35.6 On middle, Ambris dead bats it. 108/6
  • 35.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 35.4 OHHHH! The googly around off, it pitches and turns away. Ambris plays inside the line and gets beaten. Pant behind the stumps fails to collect it.
  • 35.3 Gives it air on off, Holder eases it down to long off and takes one.
  • 35.2 On middle, Holder lunges and defends it onto the ground.
  • 35.1 Slower through the air on off, Holder pushes it to mid off.
  • 34.6 Again, how good is Jadeja, keeps bowling it in one area. Ambris though gets right behind the line and keeps it out. 107/6
  • 34.5 On off again, Ambris is solid in defense.
  • 34.4 Darts it on off, Ambris defends it.
  • 34.3 Outside off now, Holder drives it square on the off side for a run.
  • 34.2 On the pads again, Holder tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 34.1 Fires it on the pads, Holder works it to mid-wicket.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack.
  • 33.6 The googly on middle, kept out. 106/6
  • 33.5 Slower through the air on middle, the batter goes back and works it to short leg. Playing with ease are the two after the break.
  • 33.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 33.3 Floats it up on off, it is driven back to the bowler.
  • 33.2 Slower through the air on off, the batter guides it to point.
  • 33.1 Floats it up on middle, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 32.6 Well played again! Lets the ball come to him and then plays it to deep point for a single. The lead is now 50. They would need a lot more though. 106/6
  • 32.5 Good length on off, Ambris keeps it out.
  • 32.4 On the pads, Ambris tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal but nothing from the umpire. Going down leg.
  • 32.3 On a length and around off, the batsman keeps it out.
  • 32.2 Nicely played! Umesh bends his back on this one around off, Holder stands tall and with one hand off the handle, he guides it through point for a run.
  • 32.1 Very full and on middle, Holder plays it with a straight bat to mid on.
  • 31.6 Ends the over with a run by easing it down to long off. So 28 runs have been added by the Windies after the break. Good going for them till now. 104/6
  • 31.5 FOUR! Lovely shot! Very delightful to the eye! Holder plants his front foot across and then caresses it through covers for a boundary. The lead now is closing in on the 50-run mark.
  • 31.4 The googly this time, Holder does not pick it. He tries to flick but gets a soft leading edge to mid off.
  • 31.3 Loopy ball on off, Holder pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 31.2 On middle, worked with the turn to mid-wicket.
  • 31.1 Floats it up on off, the batsman blocks it out.
  • 30.6 Shortens his length this time and it is blocked out. 99/6
  • 30.5 Close shave! The inside edge probably saved Ambris there. Another one of those full length inswingers. Ambris at the very end, gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls towards mid-wicket.
  • 30.4 Just ahead of a length around off, the batter plants his front foot forward and times it to mid off.
  • 30.3 FOUR! Too fine! On the pads, Ambris tickles it away down the leg side and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 30.2 Now from wide of the crease and angles it on a length and around off. SA blocks it out.
  • 30.1 Fullish and this one comes back in late. Ambris tries to drive but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
  • 29.6 On the stumps, the batsman keeps it out. So runs are coming thick and fast for the Windies after the break. 95/6
  • 29.5 Slightly quicker and on off, Holder pushes it to mid off.
  • 29.4 SIX! Boom boom goes Holder! Kuldeep tosses it up around off, Holder's eyes lit up as soon as he saw the flight. He cleared his front leg and tonked it over the long on fence for a biggie.
  • 29.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 29.2 Eases it down to long on for a run.
  • 29.1 NOT OUT! No bat involved and the sound was of the bat hitting the ground. India lose a review. Not sure why they took it as the bowler and the keeper weren't too excited. Kuldeep tosses it up very full outside off. Ambris tries to force it through the covers but misses. Pant takes it and there is a muted appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Kohli just in the nick of time, takes the review. Time for the replays and Snicko shows there was no willow on it.
  • A late review for a caught behind. There was not a loud appeal for it, Kohli though asks someone and then signals the 'T'. Could be a masterstroke if the decision is overturned. Ambris is the man in question.
  • 28.6 Shortish and outside off, Ambris plays it through point and keeps strike. Another good over for the Windies. 7 from it. 88/6
  • 28.5 The in-dipper this time around off, Ambris picks it early and flicks it through square leg for a brace.
  • 28.4 Good delivery! Yadav angles it into the batter which means Ambris has to play at it. He gets it to straighten after pitching and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
  • 28.3 FOUR! Nicely played! There was width on offer outside off, Ambris waits for it and then guides it through gully, no one in the deep and the ball crosses the third man fence.
  • 28.2 Fullish and on off again, looking to tail the ball back in late. It does not though and the batter times it to mid off.
  • 28.1 Full and around off, the batsman strokes it to mid on.
  • Umesh Yadav to bowl from the other end.
  • 27.6 On the stumps, Holder works it to mid-wicket. A good start for the visitors after the break. 81/6
  • 27.5 The googly, now due to the slow nature of the pitch and due to the slower pace Kuldeep bowls at, Ambris is able to pick it after it bounces. He lets it spin away and then guides it through third man for three.
  • 27.4 Slower through the air on middle, the batsman has a lot of time to watch what the ball is doing and work it to the man at square leg.
  • 27.3 Flatter on off, it comes back in. Holder goes back and flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 27.2 Loopy ball again around off, Holder strokes it to mid off.
  • 27.1 He starts off with a tossed up ball on middle, it comes slow off the surface and Ambris goes onto the back foot and works it towards fine leg for the first runs of the session.
  • We are back for what could probably be the last session of the game. Sunil Ambris and Jason Holder walk out to resume their innings. The Indians are out in a huddle and they now make their way to the middle. Kuldeep Yadav will start the proceedings for India in this session. Here we go...
  • ... Day 3, Session 3 ...
  • Game over today itself, then? The last batting pair is at the crease. The Windies will be hoping for some sort of a fight. Can they stretch the lead to around 100? Give something for their bowlers to bowl? Can they drag it to Monday? The answers will be made available from 1445 local (0915 GMT). 37 overs still left in the day, so plenty of time left for the match to finish.
  • It would be an understatement if we mention India bowled well. They were astoundingly clinical. Hardly any loose balls and even if there were, it was more due to the bowlers trying hard for spin or swing. Umesh Yadav has already registered his best figures in a match and is all poised to take a 10-fer and consecutive fifers.
  • Nothing went right for Windies in this session. They lost Brathwaite on the very second ball and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. There was a brief resistance, of 39, between Hope and Hetmyer but that was shut down too.
  • What a session. The game has been turned upside down. When India were bowled out for a not-so-big lead, it seemed like the match was in parity. But...
  • 26.6 Outside off, left alone. TEA ON DAY 3, WINDIES LEAD BY 20! 76/6
  • 26.5 FOUR! Too straight again, it is a full toss, on the pads, Holder gets it to the fine leg fence.
  • 26.4 Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 26.3 On a length outside off, Ambris pushes at it away from his body and gets a thick inside edge towards square leg.
  • 26.2 Ahhh... no hat-trick. Umesh going for a bit too much. Full and down the leg side, Holder misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the leg side. A leg bye taken.
  • Skipper Jason Holder walks in at number 8, replacing Dowrich. Around 5 minutes left for Tea. Can he avert the hat-trick?
  • 26.1 OUT! The off stump is out of the ground! Beautifully bowled again. Umesh Yadav is on the cusp of taking a hat-trick again and another fifer. The fast bowler bowls it really straight, around off, Dowrich looks to defend but gets a thin inside edge onto his pads, which deflects the ball to knock off the off stump. So WINDIES EFFECTIVELY ARE 14/6!!!
  • 25.6 Outside off, pushed straight to point. 70/5
  • 25.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 25.4 Full and outside off, the googly, Ambris looks to pad it away and it goes to first slip.
  • 25.3 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.
  • 25.2 Driven through mid off by the batsman.
  • 25.1 Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • Shane Dowrich walks in at number 7, replacing Chase. It is not Tea then. Play will go on till 1425 local (0855 GMT).
  • 24.6 OUT! A wicket just moments before Tea! The Windies have lost half their side. Umesh has his second. A length ball, around off, Chase looks to defend but the ball moves in ever so slightly, takes the inside edge, hits the pad, then deflects onto the off stump. Big blow to the visiting side. Chase was one man who could have hung around. WINDIES ARE EFFECTIVELY 12/5. 68/5
  • 24.5 A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 24.4 Full and just outside off, driven back to Umesh. Ambris quickly moves away from the stumps just in case Umesh wants to have a shy. But the fast bowler does not even collect the ball properly.
  • 24.3 Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 24.2 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 24.1 Outside off, on a length, pushed through point for a single.
  • Could be the last over before Tea.
  • 23.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 66/4
  • 23.5 Full on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket where Virat Kohli makes a fine save.
  • 23.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 23.3 The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. They pick up a single. That should have been stopped, ideally. Kuldeep lazily bent to his right and the ball went through his fingers.
  • 23.2 On middle, pushed towards long on for a run.
  • 23.1 Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off for a single.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back on. 5-0-21-1 so far.
  • 22.6 Full and outside off, pushed towards mid on. 63/4
  • 22.5 FOUR! Too straight, Ambris tickles it fine and the ball races away.
  • 22.4 Another LBW appeal shout goes down quickly. Similar to the previous ball, Ambris misses his flick again and gets hit on the pads. An inside edge is there along with it.
  • 22.3 Around off, coming back in, SA misses his tuck and is hit on the pads. Umesh starts to appeal but then bails out. Probably an inside edge.
  • 22.2 FOUR! WINDIES GET INTO THE LEAD. A short ball, around middle, Ambris swivels and pulls it behind square leg. Cheteshwar Pujara is stationed at deep mid-wicket and cannot get to the ball. First boundary for Sunil, who moves into 11.
  • The camera now pans to the Windies dressing room. Shane Dowrich is shown padded. This morning, he was going through the routines with his left knee strapped up. It will be interesting to see whether he can run efficiently. Could be a better idea to send him in at the spot of the last recognized batsman - possibly after Holder. Gives him more time to rest.
  • 22.1 On a length outside off, watchfully defended to the bowler.
  • 21.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/4
  • 21.5 Outside off, punched past short extra cover and the bowler towards long off for a single.
  • 21.4 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 21.3 Maintains his line just outside off, length just short of full. Ambris pushes it towards cover.
  • 21.2 Around middle and off, blocked back to the bowler.
  • 21.1 Full and outside off, pushed towards cover.
  • 20.6 A bouncer to end the over, RC ducks. 54/4
  • 20.5 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 20.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 20.3 On middle, Roston works it towards mid-wicket.
  • 20.2 Down the leg side, Chase misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the keeper.
  • 20.1 Outside off, hits a crack and then rises steeply. Chase shoulders arms.
  • 19.6 Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 54/4
  • Rishabh Pant is taking some time off. Drinks are on the field for him. Does not look too much in trouble, just taking some break.
  • 19.5 PANT IS HIT ON THE GRILLE. This pitch is getting more and more difficult to play now. Full and outside off, Ambris gets a big stride forward and looks to defend but misses. The ball hits his front pad, then kicks off to Pant, hitting him on the helmet. Jadeja meanwhile, is confident that is out LBW and even urges Kohli to go for the review. Thankfully for India, the skipper resists. Impact was well outside off.
  • 19.4 Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 19.3 Full and just outside off, Sunil comes forward and dead-bats it.
  • 19.2 On middle and off, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • 19.1 Tossed up on middle and off, Ambris comes forward and defends.
  • 18.6 On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket. 54/4
  • 18.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 18.4 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 18.3 Down the leg side, Ambris leans, falls across a touch and flicks it without any control. The ball flies in the air and someone shouts, 'CATCH!' but it is far from the mid-wicket fielder. A single taken.
  • 18.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 18.1 Down the leg side, left alone.
  • Umesh Yadav is back on. 4-2-16-1 so far.
  • 17.6 Full and outside off, watchfully defended with a lunge. 53/4
  • 17.5 Tossed up outside off, eased through the covers for a single.
  • 17.4 Around off, watchfully defended.
  • 17.3 Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 17.2 Landed outside off, Ambris reaches out to defend but misses.
  • 17.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 16.6 On middle, helped through mid-wicket for a single. 52/4
  • 16.5 Full and outside off, Chase leans and drives it wide of long off for a single.
  • 16.4 Played to the point region by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 50 UP FOR WINDIES, a big struggle.
  • 16.3 Full on midle, defended towards the mid-wicket again.
  • 16.2 Full and around off, Chase looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid on where Virat Kohli misfields but no run is taken.
  • 16.1 Around middle, helped towards square leg.
  • 15.6 Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover. 48/4
  • 15.5 That was fired. The speed gun shows 91 kph. Full and straight, on middle, SA gets his bat down in time and blocks.
  • 15.4 Full again, driven straight to short extra cover.
  • 15.3 Full and outside off, Sunil gets a big stride forward and pushes the ball to cover.
  • 15.2 Down the leg side, tickled fine for a couple. The deficit is now 8.
  • 15.1 Full and outside off, Ambris gets a big stride forward and defends.
  • 14.6 Finally gets a result of his numerous attempted flicks. A single through mid-wicket to get him off the mark. 46/4
  • 14.5 Action replay of the previous delivery.
  • 14.4 A touch short, worked straight to square leg.
  • 14.3 A tad short, around leg, spinning away, the googly, Ambris goes back and works it towards the mid-wicket again.
  • 14.2 Similar line, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 14.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 13.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. A WICKET MAIDEN to start for Jadeja. 45/4
  • 13.5 Down the leg side, Chase looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads to the leg side.
  • Roston Chase walks in at number 6, replacing Hope.
  • 13.4 OUT! Edged and taken! The pitch is not quite exploding but the Windies are imploding. 4 down now. Full and just outside off, Hope looks to defend but while trying to do so, his bat gets stuck behind his pad. As a result, it is not quite able to meet the pitch of the ball. Hence, an outside edge is induced which goes straight to Rahane. Just in case no one has noticed, the deficit has not been wiped out yet. Still 11 adrift.
  • 13.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 13.2 Full and just outside off, watchfully pushed back.
  • 13.1 Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Sunil Ambris is the next man in for Windies. Also, Ravindra Jadeja is introduced into the bowling attack.
  • 12.6 OUT! Kuldeep provides the breakthrough. Partnership of 39 has been broken. Hetmyer going for one too many. Spinning away from off, slow through the air, the southpaw is beaten in the flight as he gets an outside edge on his wild slog across the line. It pops up to Pujara at point who takes a simple catch. Timely strike for the hosts. 45/3
  • 12.5 Full on middle and off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 12.4 Spinning in on middle and leg, worked away on the leg side from the back foot. Single taken.
  • 12.3 Leg spinner just outside off, Shai comes forward to block but is caught on the pads.
  • 12.2 FOUR! Shot. Wonderful stride into the shot as he comes forward and drives it past the diving mid off fielder. The fielder moved to his left but can't get to it.
  • 12.1 Flighted delivery outside off, comes forward and blocks it well.
  • Drinks are on the field. After an early stutter when Umesh Yadav sent both the openers packing, Hope and Hetmyer have regained some control. It will be interesting to see how they deal with the Indian spin attack.
  • 11.6 Drills it after getting his front leg out of the way and finds long on. One run to end the over. 40/2
  • 11.5 Shai comes onto the front foot and defends it rather safely.
  • 11.4 The batsman has driven it through mid off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 11.3 Hope leans into the drive and caresses it through the cover. Pujara hares after it and after a long chase, pulls it back in with a slide. Three runs are taken.
  • 11.2 Not much spin on this occasion, just around off, Shai is on the front foot to defend.
  • 11.1 From over the wicket, full and quick on off, Hope goes back and punches it on the leg side.
  • 10.6 Quite full on the stumps, dug back out in the direction of the bowler. 35/2
  • 10.5 FOUR! A poor delivery from Kuldeep, a loopy full toss and Hetmyer puts it away. Takes a step out and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 10.4 Hetmyer makes use of his feet to get close to the pitch and blocks.
  • 10.3 Driven to mid on. No run taken.
  • 10.2 FOUR! Around the pads, poor line, Hetmyer gets low to this one and sweeps it across the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 10.1 Full in length and on the stumps, kept out off the front foot.
  • 9.6 A forward defense from the inner half in front of short leg. End of the over. 27/2
  • 9.5 Full on the stumps, driven back to the bowler.
  • The ball seems to have lost its shape as it's confirmed by the umpire after putting it through the 8-shape gauge. A replacement has been called for.
  • 9.4 A touch short, the southpaw rocks onto the back foot and offers a firm punch square on the off side for a run.
  • 9.3 A lot of air on this one, blocked well with the full face.
  • 9.2 Comes forward and wrists it down towards long on. Single taken.
  • 9.1 Ashwin comes from around the wicket to Hope and darts it across, full in length. It's defended off the outer half square on the off side.
  • 8.6 Hope steps out, takes it on the full and whips it to long on to keep strike. 25/2
  • 8.5 The googly, whipped away through square leg for one.
  • 8.4 Leg spinner around off, Hetmyer looks to put bat on ball but gets beaten due to the late spin.
  • 8.3 Full and straight, Shimron gets forward and defends before the ball can turn.
  • 8.2 Spinning in from a shorter length on middle and leg, Shai goes back and works it past short leg. A single results.
  • 8.1 Floats it right up there, outside off, Hope is on the front foot to defend.
  • Kuldeep Yadav into the attack.
  • 7.6 Quite slow through the air, on leg stump, paddle swept down towards fine leg. A couple of runs are taken. 22/2
  • 7.5 Plants his front foot forward to this full ball and blocks.
  • 7.4 Full on middle stump, blocked off the inner half on the leg side.
  • 7.3 Hetmyer comes well forward to this flighted ball and blocks it with the full face of the bat.
  • 7.2 Straighter one on middle, worked down on the leg side.
  • 7.1 Beaten! Spinning away from outside off, Hetmyer goes back to cut but the extra bounce takes it past the edge.
  • 6.6 Full ball attacking the base of off stump, played back to Umesh to end the over. 20/2
  • 6.5 Drives it towards mid on but can't get it past the fielder.
  • 6.4 Keeps it full, just outside the off stick, Shai Hope responds with a defensive bat.
  • 6.3 Length delivery outside off, arms are shouldered to this one.
  • 6.2 Quite full, on middle, Hope adjusts well to bring a straight blade down in defense.
  • 6.1 Full length delivery outside off, Hope is half-forward as he defends it away on the off side.
  • 5.6 Loopy and full on middle, the left-hander brings his bat ahead of his pad and defends it safely. 20/2
  • 5.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 5.4 Sliding in on middle and leg, keeps going further down, catches Hetmyer on the pads but it's going down leg. So the appeal is turned down.
  • 5.3 Hetmyer is on the back foot to this short ball and forces it away past silly point.
  • 5.2 Short and flat, on off, punched away on the off side.
  • 5.1 Quicker one on off, Shimron goes back and defends it down on the track.
  • 4.6 Goes full and it swings away from outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect. 20/2
  • 4.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 4.4 Spills it on the pads, flicked through square leg for a brace.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Beautiful. So pleasing to watch. Full in length and outside off, Hope drives it between extra cover and mid off perfectly. The timing is such that there's no point chasing after it.
  • 4.2 Aggression from Yadav. Hope drives it back to the bowler and he's a step out of his crease. Seeing this, Umesh scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The ball deflects towards point, but the batsmen don't take a run.
  • 4.1 FOUR! That's a good shot in the end. Full ball attacking the stump, Hope was initially going to flick but then straightened his bat at the last second to drive it right back past the bowler. A boundary.
  • 3.6 Edged and FOUR! Did that carry to Rahane? Maybe. Difficult chance either way. Spinning away, Hetmyer comes forward to block but it takes a thick edge and flies past the slip fielder. Maybe he got something on it, either way, the ball races away to the third man fence. 10/2
  • 3.5 Rising off the surface as it's pitched outside off, left alone.
  • 3.4 Quite full and outside off, dug out on the off side by Hetmyer.
  • Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in.
  • 3.3 OUT! It is clean and Powell has to make the long walk. Both openers are back in the dugout now within 4 overs. Loopy and on a driving length around off, it spins away ever so slightly as Powell is forward in defense. It takes the outside edge and goes behind to Rahane at first slip who gets low to his left and takes it. It looks a bit dicey, so the umpires refer it upstairs. Replays show that Rahane got his fingers underneath the ball. Second wicket down for Windies as both openers are dismissed for a duck.
  • Kieran Powell has been caught at first slip, but it's taken upstairs as the umpires want to check if the catch is taken cleanly or not. The soft signal is out.
  • 3.2 Slightly slower through the air, outside off, Powell covers the line and defends.
  • 3.1 Fuller and quicker outside off, blocked down in front of silly point.
  • 2.6 Spills it on the pads again, clipped through backward square leg. Jadeja from fine leg cuts it off and keeps the batsmen down to two. 6/1
  • 2.5 FOUR! Too full and too straight from Umesh, Hope leans ahead and flicks this neatly through mid-wicket to find the fence. Lovely shot.
  • 2.4 That's the perfect line and the perfect length. Keeps it on that fourth stump line, has pace, shape and a hint of away swing. Hope prods forward and shoulders arms.
  • 2.3 Good carry for Umesh. Good length delivery in the channel outside off, rises too as Pant takes it in front of his face.
  • 2.2 Length ball on off with some shape away after coming in at first, Hope opens his body up a bit as he defends it down in front of point.
  • 2.1 Too far outside off, on a good length, no shot offered by the batsman.
  • 1.6 Gets right behind the line of this one and plays it away from danger. 0/1
  • 1.5 Arm ball, sliding in on middle and a little short in length too, Powell goes deep inside the crease and blocks it out.
  • 1.4 Landing on off before going away again, Kieran shoulders arms once more.
  • 1.3 Straighter one, fired quicker outside off, Powell has nothing to do with it.
  • 1.2 Spinning away from outside off, left alone.
  • 1.1 Didn't carry! Oh, there was an inside edge for sure. Powell survives. Ashwin comes from around the wicket and drifts it in on off, Powell comes half-forward to defend and gets an inside edge back onto his front pad. It falls just in front of Shaw at silly point.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl from the other end. He will share the new ball with Umesh.
  • 0.6 Eventful first over from Umesh Yadav. A wicket maiden to begin things. Full and fired in on middle and leg, flicked gently on the leg side. 0/1
  • 0.5 Heavy movement as the ball swings away from outside off, Hope leaves it alone.
  • 0.4 Coming in at first and then straightening up after pitching, on off, Hope is squared up a bit as he defends it off the outer half square on the off side.
  • 0.3 Outside off on a good length, left alone.
  • Shai Hope walks in at no.3.
  • 0.2 OUT! GONE! Umesh draws first blood. Continuing from where he left off in the last innings. Bit fortunate though, as this can be considered as a soft dismissal. Full and down the leg side, Brathwaite looks to tickle it fine. Gets a feather on it and Pant behind the stumps dives to his left and takes a superb catch.
  • 0.1 Oh! Action right off the bat... both literally and figuratively. Umesh was on a hat-trick and he just about missed out. Bowls an outswinger, a low full toss on off, Brathwaite brings a straight bat down and sends it to gully on the bump. Close one.

India Vs West Indies Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • So, that is it from this game. Another convincing win for the hosts. They were expected to blow the Windies away and that is what they have done. However, it is not time for the teams to shift their attention to the one day format. The first ODI will take place on the 21st of October at 1400 local (2030 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says he didn't expect Windies to put them under such pressure early in the day. States that they were quite clinical with the ball and the familiar conditions helped as his players stepped up. Mentions they deserved to win the Test. On the new players, he explains that they have grabbed the opportunities given to them which is pleasing to see. Singles out Umesh Yadav and praises his performance as he thinks it's a big effort to do that, especially on Indian conditions. When asked about the pace options, Virat feels it's one of those good problems and he prefers to be in this position rather than have a drought of it. Adds that this game was tougher compared to the last one, so batting in the first innings was rather challenging, especially against someone as consistent as Jason Holder. Credits the displays from players like Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. Ends by thanking the crowd for coming out and supporting the team.
  • Man of the Series, Prithvi Shaw, says it feels great to score the winning runs for his country. Adds that it means a lot to win the Man of the Series Award in his very first Test series. On his teammates, he says all of them are quite entertaining on and off the field and it's good to have them around. Wants to just keep winning matches for the team and his dream is to win the World Cup for India.
  • Man of the Match, Umesh Yadav, wants to thank his teammates and support staff first up for helping him improve his game. Adds that he saw it (Shardul Thakur's injury) as an opportunity to get more wickets since he was the only pace bowler in the side and just gave it his all. On the Indian pace supply, mentions that competition is a good thing and everyone just tries their best for the team.
  • Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says he is disappointed with the batting in the second innings. Feels they put themselves in a really good position, just needed to push a little bit more. Credits the Indians for the way they played. Continues saying that the pacers did well and in hindsight playing Kemar Roach would have been a better option. Reckons there are some positives to take despite the loss, but just have to work on their weaknesses and improve. Feels he's personally in a good head space and he loves playing Test cricket.
  • Now Ravi Shastri's turn to give an interview and he says there are a lot of positives, they weren't complacent throughout and they were looking to be clinical and the boys were. Appreciates Umesh Yadav's effort as they were a bowler down. Further adds he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands. States a 10-fer by a pacer in India has been done only a few times and Umesh by his performance has shown he belongs amongst the best. Reckons Shaw is born to play cricket and he looks a player who belongs at the top. Feels there is a bit of Sachin, Lara and Sehwag in him and he feels Shaw has a bright future. Says Rahul will be fine, he tries too hard but he will soon start doing well. Ends by appreciating Pant for his work with his gloves and the bat. Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • Rishabh Pant who is besides Rahane, says it has been a good experience playing Test cricket, it is something he always wanted to do and he is enjoying it. Admits the team has helped him a lot along the course. States he does think about the 100 he missed out on and he looks to learn from the mistakes and not repeat it next time.
  • Ajinkya Rahane who is up for an interview, says it was a matter of one good partnership. Adds further Pant played really well and also controlled his aggression. Admits he wanted to bat long in this series. Mentions he wanted to create some strong habits in this series. Credits the way Yadav bowled and he feels the team performed really well.
  • With the lead set, the hosts came out firing with the ball and knocked the Windies over inside 2 sessions. Umesh Yadav once again led the charge, while all the other around him contributed taking advantage of the conditions on offer. They reduced Windies to a position where they could only post a target of 72 in front of them, which Shaw and Rahul chased down before the end of Day 3. A commanding performance from the Indians, one which they will be proud of.
  • In response, India were off to a flying start with Shaw making another brisk fifty. But once he fell, India faced a bit of a slump as a few wickets fell. Kohli and Rahane shored things up, before the massive