IND vs WI: Virat Kohli close to century
India scored 400 runs till lunch on the third day
got a lead of 250 runs
New Delhi. Yashasvi Jaiswal became the third Indian not to score 150 on Test debut while Virat Kohli struck a half-century as India reached 400 for four at lunch on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies on Friday. Playing ahead of their yesterday’s score of 312 for two, India scored 88 runs in 29 overs in the morning session on the third day, while losing the wickets of Jaiswal (171) and Ajinkya Rahane (three), India are still close to 250 runs. has increased.
Indian batsmen had to struggle a lot on a slow pitch taking a lot of turns. Kohli played 170 balls to score an unbeaten 71 runs. Jaiswal, who scored a century in his debut Test, started with a straight drive to Jason Holder. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican opened the bowling with Holder and Kohli found it difficult to play him.
Kohli got a lifeline on 40 when Caribbean captain Kraigg Brathwaite dropped his catch. Kohli played Warrican’s ball on the off side but Braithwaite touched the ground in an attempt to catch the catch. On the other hand, Jaiswal hit Warrican for a six. He became the third Indian batsman after Shikhar Dhawan (187) and Rohit Sharma (177) to score 150 on debut.
He lost the wicket on the ball of Alzarri Joseph and could not score a double century. Rahane handed an easy catch in the cover off the ball of Kemar Roach. At lunch, Ravindra Jadeja is playing with Kohli after scoring 21 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 14, 2023