India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 – August 30, 2019
- India Test Ranking: 1st Position
- West Indies Test Ranking: 8th Position
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- Series: India tour of West Indies 2019
- Match: 2nd Test
- Teams: India vs West Indies
- Time: 09:30 AM LOCAL
- Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
- Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
- Head to Head Wins:
- India: 21
- West Indies: 30
Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indies XI:
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Jahmar Hamilton (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Kemar Roach, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel.
Ind vs WI 2nd Test Day 1 Match – Cricket Highlights
In the first Test Match India developed a near-perfect performance to steamroll over West Indies in Antigua inside four days with a 318-run victory
There is a tint of green on the surface area and seems to be good for both bowling and batting.
India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 on August 30th (Friday) the match will be played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
Host Captain Holder had decided to bowl at the toss, specifying that the grassy surface area would certainly permit their pacers to make the many of the deck. But that had not been to be beforehand as Indian openers Rahul and Agarwal struck at a high run rate of for the first six overs. Rahul was surprisingly hostile, starting his charge off the day’s first over when he hit Kemar Roach in the covers for four.
Soon, however, Agarwal offered a possibility off Shannon Gabriel. Looking for a drive, he edged one through the slips, but he looked more positive two balls later while driving with the offside for a boundary.
When Gabriel went off the field dull after only three overs, Holder brought himself on and also struck with his 5th ball. Obtaining a length ball to correct the alignment of, he located the shoulder of Rahul’s bat and had him captured at slip for 13. Rahkeem Cornwall took the catch, that was just one of two debutants along with wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton for West Indies.
Right after the first wicket, Cornwall was handed the ball with No. 3 Cheteshwar Pujara still seeking his first run. Pujara came down the pitch to negate Cornwall’s flight and turn, however when the offspinner pitched one shorter just before lunch, the added bounce compelled the batsman on the back foot and he looped up to point fielder for 6. At lunch, India were 72 for 2 with Kohli still new at the crease.
Agarwal was particularly bothered in his 40s, inside-edging two attempted drives to fine leg, reaching his 3rd Test fifty in unconvincing fashion. On 53, Agarwal held caught behind off Cockroach, but he reviewed after speaking with Kohli which rectified. Replays revealed nothing in between bat and ball. It wasn’t to last as Agarwal withdrew to Holder in the next over, edging one to Cornwall at first slip. The 69-run stand, however, had done sufficient to put India slightly in advance at that phase.
After the 3rd Wicket Kohli and No. 5 Rahane, consolidated with the latter enduring a couple of inside-edged opportunities that might have rolled on to his stumps. Kohli moved onto 49 with a crisp cover drive to Gabriel and also two balls later reached his 22nd Test fifty. Rahane, at the same time, batted very carefully before tea, satisfied to take the singles and also avoid high-risk shots.
The final session started with India at 157 for 3. Roach dismissed the star batsman of 1st test match Rahane with a dangling delivery outside off to an easy catch for the keeper, Rahane surrendered to 24, with India just at 164 for 4.
Holder had returned for a new spell as well as he went full outside off stump, tempting the India captain to drive. The ball zoomed off the surface area, took a feather-edge as well as handed wicketkeeper Hamilton a second catch.
Some good news for west indies captain despite Cornwall bowling 27 overs for just one wicket; would certainly be pleased with the turn he was getting. Cornwall and also Chase caused leading edges off nearly every batsman on the day, and even the irregular extra bounce consistently maintained the batsmen watchful. Only Vihari and Pant are vital to taking the upper hand in a must-win Test match for the hosts.