India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 – September 1, 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 3 Match – Cricket Highlights
India’s top-order faltered against Kemar Roach as he came close of getting a Test hat-trick of his own in the Jamaica Test post Lunch session on Day 3. Without the problem of 299-run deficiency that they handed out in the first innings, this might have well verified to be a match-defining session for the hosts.
Nevertheless, with India stretching their lead in a comfortable 372, the top-order wobble, as well as Roach’s outstanding spell of 7-3-12-3, wouldn’t appear as harmful.
Roach went wicket-less in the first innings however persisted with his tight lines and lengths throughout today. KL Rahul had a hard time nicked one with to the keeper for just six runs of 63 balls. Next up, Roach took the big wicket of Virat Kohli to jab at his very first ball for a golden duck.
Ajinkya Rahane just survived the hat-trick ball, with the inside edge escaping the stumps by a couple of centimeters. Holder took the wicket of Pujara to dent India further. He was shaken by the extra bounce and fended a straightforward catch to Shamarh Brooks at gully as India slipped to 57 for 4.
Rahane and Vihari added 16 runs for the fifth-wicket stand, taking India to 73/4 at Tea.
Earlier India finished West Indies first innings without much difficulty, took a 299-run lead, chose to bat once more, failed versus Kemar Roach, and also still ended the day comfortably ahead of West Indies. Having set the home side 468 to get and level the series, India dismissed both the openers to reduce hosts for 45 for the loss of two wickets at stumps.
For the very first time in 3 innings, West Indies top-order batsmen looked comfortable against India’s fast bowlers, although much of that was down to an absence of swing in the evening. Kraigg Brathwaite edged behind of Ishant Sharma delivery. Shami got Campbell as he threw his bat at a wide delivery and found Virat Kohli at 3rd slip. West Indies survived the last five overs of the day, Bumrah struck Bravo on the safety helmet in the last over, but he decided to remain on for the last two balls of the day.