Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

West Indies 94/6 at end of 2nd day's play of Rajkot Test

West Indies 94/6 at end of 2nd day's play of Rajkot Test

India Beat West Indies in Rajkot Test by an Innings and 272 Runs, Take 10 Lead in Two-Match IND vs WI Series.

One of the positives going into the second Test is the presence of senior-most pacer Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder.

"In the last test, India registered highest total against West Indies and their biggest win against them".

Pierre and McCoy have also been picked based on their CPL performances, while Allen and Hemraj have shown form with West Indies' A and B teams.

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.

India completely dethroned Windies in the first Test at Rajkot in all the three departments of the game.

The opener Kieran Powell was the only batsman to make a significant second-innings contribution, with 83 off 93 balls including eight boundaries and four sixes.

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Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) counter-attacked briefly but India took the final four wickets in the first session, with Ravichandran Ashwin claiming 4-37, as Kohli enforced the follow on. The opposition batsmen, who needed to bat for time, seemed to be in a hurry to finish the game.

Kuldeep thrived on that, mixing it up nicely to fox the batsmen.

Jadeja got a single off West Indies stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite to get his hundred and celebrated with his customary sword dance with his bat.

Shai Hope (17) was trapped in front by Kuldeep, who then accounted for Shimron Hetmyer (11) and Sunil Ambris for a duck in the same over - the former courtesy of an ugly slog that was sliced to short third man. Surprisingly, Chase and Paul had little difficulty in picking the chinaman, who bowled the first over the day.

Both Rohit and Dhawan are likely to return to the Indian team for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against West Indies.

He raced into the 90s with another pulled boundary off the ineffective Bishoo before raising three figures off just 99 balls almost three-quarters of an hour after the interval, punching Paul to cover for a couple.

He reached his half-century off 56 deliveries and was unbeaten on 75 off 74 deliveries at lunch as India reached 133 for one, with Pujara on 56.

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