India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3: Windies 76/6 at Tea

Annette Crawford
October 16, 2018

Yadav had rattled the West Indies top order earlier, sending back opener Kraigg Braithwaite on the second delivery of the innings. Openers Prithvi Shaw (33 not out) and Lokesh Rahul (33 not out) guided the side home easily in just 16.1 overs on the third day of the Test.

After scoring 367 runs in their first innings in reply to the West Indies' 311, India bowled out the visitors for 127 runs in the second innings on Sunday, setting themselves a 72-run target.

India's domination at home started with a 4-0 thrashing of Australia in 2012/13 and it was followed by series wins over West Indies (2-0 in 2013/14), South Africa (3-0 in 2015/16), New Zealand (3-0 in 2016/17), England (4-0 in 2016/17), Bangladesh (1-0 in 2016/17), Australia (2-1 in 2016/17), Sri Lanka (1-0 in 2017/18), Afghanistan (1-0 in 2018) and West Indies (2-0 in 2018/19).

Umesh Yadav's telling contribution came in his second spell when he cleaned up the first innings centurion Roston Chase for 6.

India had crushed the tourists by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test at Rajkot.

Rahane's overnight partner Rishabh Pant was also denied a century when he was caught on 92 by Shimron Hetmyer in the covers off fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who ended with three wickets.

By picking four more wickets in the third innings, Umesh clinched his maiden 10-wicket haul in Tests.


"Umesh (Yadav) has given us a selection headache and I like this headache", stated Shastri after the second Test match against West Indies in Hyderabad.

Without a score of note in his comeback series, Ambris tried to make his mark, carving out four fours off 95 balls in almost two hours at the crease.

On Sunday, India resumed the proceedings at 308/4 and lost five wickets in quick succession before Ravichandran Ashwin (35) and Shardul Thakur (4 not out) added 28 runs for the last wicket.

With two runs added, at 70 for six, Shane Dowrich had his off-stump uprooted by Umesh off the inside edge for a first-ball duck, leaving the Windies tottering on 76 for six at the interval.

Ambris and Holder (19) delayed the inevitable after tea, adding 38 for the seventh wicket to keep India wicket-less for almost 40 minutes.

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