Windies steady the ship after a losing quick wickets

XtraTime Web Desk: West Indies recovered very well in the first day of second test at Hyderabad as the visitors lost six wickets by scoring just 197 runs at Tea. Jason Holder and Roston Chase played well to stop the collapse and finally they managed to score 295 runs by losing seven wickets at the stumps of Day 1.

West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat. India have given a debut to Mumbai pacer pacer Shardul Thakur and rested Mohammed Shami.

Though debutant Shardul Thakur had to leave the field while he was bowling his second over due to injury.

West Indies have left out Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach and Sherman Lewis replacing them by Jomel Warrican and Jason Holder himself.

Chase not out on 98 Holder made the crucial half-century and Chase was just two runs short of the century at stumps. They both gave a crucial 100-run partnership to West Indies.

West Indies dominated the third session as there was little Indian bowlers could do, However, Umesh Yadav struck in the 90th over and removed set-batsman Jason Holder, breaking the crucial partnership.


Roston Chase contninued his campaign despite wicket lossses and that helped West Indies settle for a good score with three wickets stil to go now.

The day, however, started with India dominating yet again, scalping three wickets with Windies just over 80 runs, on a pitch favourable to batsmen.

For West Indies, Roston Chase played a significant innings and took his team to a respectable mark.

Captain Jason Holder’s return also bolstered spirit back into the team and he rose to the occasion, providing the much needed stability.

Jadeja remained wicket-less today as the pitch was easy for the batsmen and his pace only helped batsmen. Another spinner Kuldeep Yadav picked three wickets Umesh Yadav was just after him, picking Hope and Dowrich. Ashwin got Powell’s wicket.

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