Team India is again on top in the second test match which is been played at Hyderabad, Uppal.
Windies won the toss and batted first, skipper Jason Holder was back in the Windies team and India also made one change in the playing 11.
Shardul Thakur made his test debut but unfortunately, he could not bowl more than 1.4 overs in his maiden test match. Thakur was out due to a groin strain.
The Indian bowlers started well again –
Fortunately, that didn’t hurt team India, Ravichandran Ashwin was the one who provided the opening wicket for the home team.
Ashwin picked the opening wicket of K Powell for runs 14 runs few overs later, as Windies reached the 50 run mark Brathwaite was also out to Kuldeep Yadav . He scored just 14 runs.
Shai Hope batted well but he didn’t not convert this start into a big score. He was out on 36 runs, his wicket was picked up by Umesh Yadav.
Hetmyer and Ambris could not handle the spin from Kuldeep Yadav. They were out on the scores of 12 and 18 respectively.
Windies were reeling at 113 for the loss of 5 wickets and then come the partnership which was required the most for the visitors.
The partnership which changed the day for Windies –
Roston Chase was the man who held the innings together for West Indies. He shared a match-turning partnership with Shane Dowrich first.
But unfortunately, Dowrich couldn’t last for long. Umesh Yadav was the man who gave India the breakthrough. Dowrich was out after scoring decent 30 runs.
Then came skipper Jason Holder. He and Chase rebuild the innings for West Indies.
The partnership between these two frustrated the Indian bowlers. When the Windies were 5 down for 113 runs, one may have thought India will bat in the last session.
But the partnerships of Dowrich and Holder with Roston Chase didn’t allow them to get bowled out on day 1.
Holder scored his fighting 50 but he couldn’t see the close of day’s play. He was out on 52 runs.
It was Umesh Yadav again who came in to provide the vital wicket of Windies skipper Jason Holder.
Windies lost just one wicket in that last session of play. All thanks to Roston Chase for his fighting innings.
Chase was simply brilliant for the visitors on day 1, he is unbeaten on 98 runs. Today he came out to bat needing just two runs to complete his marvellous hundred.
Devendra Bishoo is the another batsmen with Chase. Bishoo is not out on 2 runs.
Indian bowlers on Day 1 –
Indian bowling was decent overall. They bowled well at the start but failed to capitalise on it.
Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav picked up 3 wickets each with Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 1 wicket to his name.