Team India tightens grip on West Indies, shocks 5 wickets, maintains lead of more than 200 runs


New Delhi. The West Indies batsmen have definitely shown some struggle in the second and final Test so far. But Team India is still in a strong position. At the end of the third day’s play, West Indies have scored 229 runs for 5 wickets in the first innings. There is still 2 days left in the match and the Indian team has a huge lead of 209 runs. However, due to rain and bad light, only 67 overs could be played on the third day. During this, the West Indies batsmen scored 143 runs and also lost 4 wickets. If there is no rain in the remaining 2 days, then R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can become a big problem for the hosts on a slow and spin pitch. The Indian team is ahead 1-0 in the series.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin brought great success to the team in the form of Craig Brathwaite (75 runs). Left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has also got 2 wickets so far. In the last session, Jermaine Blackwood became the victim of Jadeja by scoring 20 runs. At the same time, fast bowler Mohammad Siraj bowled wicket-keeper batsman Joshua D’Silva on the score of 10 runs. Jason Holder 11 and Alyque Athanaz are standing on 37 runs. Athanaz has faced 111 balls so far and has hit 3 fours.

235 balls faced
West Indies captain Brathwaite faced 235 balls. He got bowled on the ball of the world’s number-1 Test bowler and off-spinner R Ashwin. Windies started playing ahead of 86 runs for one wicket in the morning. In the morning session, Mukesh Kumar, who was debuting for India, got Kirk McKenzie (32 runs) caught by Ishaan. This is his first international wicket.

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There is not much bounce and spin in the pitch though. R Ashwin has taken one wicket for 61 runs in 33 overs so far. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja has taken 2 wickets for 37 runs in 25 overs. Mohammad Siraj got one success in 20 overs and Mukesh Kumar got one success in 14 overs. Left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has not been able to take a single wicket in 16 overs so far.

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