Cricket – India Vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2: Centuries, Wickets Highlight India’s Dominance

Match Report:

  • Virat Kohli turned into the principal India batsman to breeze through 1,000 runs in 3 sequential years by hitting 139 runs in India’s 1st innings, as the hosts mercilessly ruled West Indies on day two of the primary Test.
  • The 29-year-old Indian captain scored his his 24th Test century, which was also his 4th this year.

  • Meanwhile, the man-in-form, All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit his maiden Test century, and remained unbeaten throughout the innings. Also, Rishabh Pant missed out on his century by 8 runs, as he finished on 92 runs, to take India to 649-9 at tea in Rajkot.
  • India declared and Windies could not replicate India’s strong batting display, as they crumpled to 94-6, and are now trailing by 555 runs.

  • Quick bowler Mohammed Shami claimed the wickets of both Windies openers.
  • Shai Hope’s stumps were rattled by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, before Shimron Hetmyer was run out in an absurd fashion.
  • Left-arm spinner, Jadeja had Ambris gotten at first slip and left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav thumped over Shane Dowrich’s stumps to leave the hosts engaging to maintain a strategic distance from an innings defeat in the principal match of the 2-Test away series.

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