Windies battle back with three major wickets

Windies battle back with three major wickets
Jason Holder gave the most imperative leap forward to Windies by catching Kohli LBW © AFP


Windies demonstrated they are up for a battle, a lovely change, as they held India under control amid the second session of Day two of the second Test in Hyderabad on Saturday (October 13). Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane kept the guests under control after two early strikes not long after Lunch. The Indian commander made 45 as India moved to 173 for 4 and trail Windies' first innings aggregate of 311 by 138 runs. 

Windies were put under the draw in the primary session by Prithvi Shaw (70 off 53) however figured out how to strike twice, from the get-go in the session to put the breaks on. Shaw, of course, began the session with two limits yet ravenousness prompted his defeat. Dashing towards his second Test ton in simply his second match, he slapped a Jomel Warrican conveyance straight to cover in the third over of the session. Shannon Gabriel had Cheteshwar Pujara gotten behind in the following over to leave India at 102 for 3 and his group with a little opening to compel their way back. 

In any case, their enemy, Virat Kohli, kept on driving them on the backfoot with his familiar and definitive strokeplay. Kohli and Rahane scored 60 for the fourth wicket to arrange a recuperation after a shaky begin to the session. Rahane, naturally, was cheerful to bat around the India skipper and invest energy in the center. Rahane got off the stamp with a cover-driven limit however before long went into his shell to guarantee there was no further harm done. Kohli, who was secured only a touch by Warrican, had no issues in changing gears and come back to an agreeable musicality. 

India were gouged with only 20 minutes to go for Tea when Holder took himself back to expel Kohli. The length ball held its line and came in to hit Kohli in front. While he reviewed the ball was cutting the leg stump and Kohli was compelled to stroll back five shy of his 50 years. 

Prior, Shaw kept on tormenting Windies with some assaulting batting and helped India get off to a quick begin. When Umesh Yadav's six-wicket pull held Windies to 311, Shaw went up against Gabriel and Holder to guarantee the weight was taken off KL Rahul. Be that as it may, Rahul couldn't put his poor keep running behind him and battled for 25 conveyances, for four, preceding tumbling to Jason Holder. He was past the point of no return in deciding and after that in the long run was late in hauling his bat out of the line. The ball took within edge and collided with the stumps to offer Windies the primary reprieve. Shaw's assault, in any case, had by then guaranteed India as of now had 61 on the board in the ninth over. 

Pujara kept things basic while Shaw kept on assaulting as India scored 80 for 1 in the main session. In the second over of the day, Roston Chase scored his fourth Test ton - second against India - subsequent to continuing on 98. That was the main minute to esteem for Windies in the session as Umesh expelled Chase and after that tidied up the tail to end with 6 for 88 - his best figures in Test cricket. 

Brief scores: Windies 311 (Roston Chase 106; Umesh Yadav 6-88) lead India 173/4 (Prithvi Shaw 70; Jason Holder 2-30) by 138 runs
Windies battle back with three major wickets Windies battle back with three major wickets Reviewed by Taimoor Mughal on October 13, 2018 Rating: 5
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