India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 at Sabina Park, Highlights: As it happened
India vs West Indies: Follow the highlights of the second Test match between India and West Indies at Jamaica.
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As it happened: India finish their day at 264/5 in 90 overs with Hanuma Vihari batting at 42 and Rishabh Pant at 27. Skipper Virat Kohli was the top-scorer for India with 76 while Mayank Agarwal also chipped in with a half-century. Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for Windies as he scalped three big wickets. This after West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in the 2nd Test in Jamaica. The side made two changes with Jahmar Hamilton(w) and Rahkeem Cornwall replacing Shai Hope and Miguel Cummings. India made no changes to the playing XI.
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The first day ends with Hanuma Vihari hitting couple of boundaries off Kemar Roach in the last over of the day. India finish their day at 264/5 in 90 overs with Hanuma Vihari batting at 42 and Rishabh Pant at 27. Skipper Virat Kohli was the top-scorer for India with 76 while Mayank Agarwal also chipped in with a half-century. Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for Windies as he scalped three big wickets.
This is the first 50 run stand between Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant in Test cricket.
This is also the highest partnership by runs in between this duo in the longest format.
Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant have put together 50 runs now for the sixth wicket. This is the second fifty-run stand of the innings for India. The visitors will be happy with how these two have batted in the final session of the day after the dismissals of Kohli and Rahane.
Pant living dangerously
Rishabh Pant tried to poke at a wide delivery and almost gave a catch to the wicket-keeper off the bowling of Kemar Roach. Then, he miscued a shot and the ball just evaded the fielder at point. Pant is keeping the fielders interested with his peculiar style of batting.
Poor from Gabriel
New ball has been taken but Windies bowlers aren’t bowling the right line and length and length. Shannon Gabriel now bowls full and wide and Hanuma Vihari goes down on one knee and hits the ball past the point fielder. Couple of balls later, the same thing happens and another four for Vihari, who now has six fours to his name today.
Rishabh Pant hits his second four of the day as he hits Roston Chase for a boundary towards the cover region. Pant and Vihari have now added 34 runs off 65 deliveries as India’s run-rate have also moved up a bit in the last few overs. Second new ball has also been taken now.
First six of the innings
Rishabh Pant comes dancing down the ground and hits Roston Chase for a huge six over long-on. It was just a matter of time before Pant connected one out of the park and he did so with great ease. First six of the innings for India as Pant flexes his muscles in the middle.
Four and four
Rishabh Pant tied to hit a big shot but ended up edging the ball for a boundary towards backward point. Bowled Roston Chase is not a happy man as despite bowling a good delivery he has to see the ball go to the fence. Then, Hanuma Vihari hits a boundary of Rakheem Cornwall as India look to get over the dismissal of skipper Virat Kohli.
Vihari shows his class
Jason Holder, for once, bowls on to the pads of the batsman and Hanuma Vihari flicks it for a boundary towards mid wicket. Third boundary of the innings for the right-hander who has looked very solid since ball one. He will need Rishabh Pant to be steady on the other end if India are to go past the 300-run mark in the innings.
Virat Kohli departs for 76
10/10 last innings he has been dismissed caught out
4/4 innings he has been dismissed caught out at this venue
3/4 innings he has been dismissed by pace bowlers at this venue
Holder removes his counterpart!
Jason Holder bowls a beauty to get rid of Virat Kohli for 76. The right-arm pacer bowled the perfect line and made the ball move away from Kohli. The India skipper edged the ball into the hands of keeper Hamilton. India lose their fifth wicket now as Rishabh Pant joins Vihari in the middle.
Fine shot from Vihari
Hanuma Vihari comes dancing down the track and hits Rakheem Cornwall for a glorious shot over the mid-off fielder’s head for a boundary. India have also reached the 200 run mark. Kohli is currently batting in his 70s and things are looking a bit better for India after the dismissal of Rahane.
Steady partnership for India
Hanuma Vihari is once again proving to be a solid customer for India as he is providing able support to skipper Virat Kohli. The two have added 29 runs off 54 deliveries so far and are taking the score closer to the 200-run mark.
First boundary for Vihari
Kemar Roach bowls full and straight at the stumps and Hanuma Vihari gives it the full face and the ball races away for a boundary down the ground. First four of the innings for the right-hander and that will give him a lot of confidence.
Four and four
Virat Kohli ups the ante as he hits couple of boundaries in the over from Rakheem Cornwall. The right hander first hit a straight drive and then an on drive for two sensational boundaries. Kohli has now hit 9 boundaries and he moves into his 60s.
WI lose a review
Kemar Roach trapped Hanuma Vihari on the pads but the umpire said not out. Jason Holder was convinced by the pacer for a review and the skipper did so. Replays showed that the ball missing the leg stump by a country mile and WI lose their review.
Kemar Roach strikes!
India have lost their fourth wicket of the day as Kemar Roach gets rid of Ajinkya Rahane for 24. The right-hander edges the ball into the hands of keeper Hamilton. Hanuma Vihari joins Virat Kohli in the middle now.
Final session of the day begins
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane return in the middle as we move into the final session of the day. The two India stalwarts will look to bat for the entire day from here and take India to a big score. Both the batsmen have looked steady since they have been together at the crease.
The second session of the day belonged to India as Virat Kohli’s half-century took them to 157/3. He was ably supported by vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who is batting on 20. The partnership between the two India stars stand at 42 off 109 deliveries.
Virat Kohli brings up his half-century
Back to back half century for Kohli in Tests
His 22nd half century of his Test career.
His 5th half century against West Indies in Tests
His 2nd half century in West Indies.
This is now his high score at this venue.(his previous highest at this venue was 44 against WI in 2016)
Fifty for Kohli
India skipper continues to lead from the front as he brings up yet another half-century. This was a rather slow fifty for Kohli as he took 112 deliveries but that is what the situation demanded after early wickets. Kohli will now be looking to convert this into a big one.
Shannon Gabriel bowled a bit full and wide to Kohli and the Indian captain obliged by hitting the ball through the covers for a boundary. This is Kohli’s sixth boundary of the innings as he edges closer to his half-century.
India’s slow run-rate
Indian batsmen have toiled hard so far on the opening day. The visitors’s run-rate is currently at 2.91 runs per over. Kohli and Rahane are doing the rebuilding job after the loss of three top-order batsmen. They have been steady so far and looking in control of the innings.
Kohli moves into 40s
Jason Holder bowled a bit wide and Virat Kohli hit the ball on the off side for a boundary. Fifth boundary of the innings for the Indian captain and he is looking very steady in the middle. With that, Kohli also moves into his 40s and towards another half-century in the longest format.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are once again building a good partnership for India. Rahane now cuts Rakheem Cornwall for his first boundary of the innings past the point fielder. The two batsman have now added 17 runs off 43 deliveries after the dismissal of Mayank Agarwal.
Virat Kohli looking to play big one
Virat Kohli is looking to play a big innings. He is batting well at the moment. Windies need to get him out to turn the tide in their favour.
Mayank Agarwal departs for 55
This is now his 3rd individual high score in test matches.
In 3/4 innings that he has been dismissed caught out, he has been sent packing by pace bowlers in Test cricket.
Jason Holder strikes and it is the dangerous Mayank Agarwal who has been caught in the second slips by Rahkeem Cornwall. IND 115/3
Mayank Agarwal has been adjudged caught behind off in Kemar Roach’s over. He opts for review. This seems way out of the bat line... yup clearly misses the bat on snickometer. NOT OUT.
Mayank Agarwal hits two boundaries against Kemar Roach to bring up his half century. He raises his bat, and now he will look to reach the century mark.
100 up for India
Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal have taken India to 100-run mark. This has come at the right time for the visitors. Now, they can look to accelerate in the second session.
Gabriel vs Kohli
Shannon Gabriel has been one thorn for Virat Kohli’s throughout the series. He has been brought back into the attack. This will be an interesting battle to watch out for.
Back for 2nd session
Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal return to bat for India in the 2nd session. Rahkeem Cornwall starts the attack for Windies. Back Live
Lunch on Day 1
That would be Lunch on Day 1. India reach 72/2 at the end of the first session. Rahkeem Cornwall the star for Windies of the session. Mayank Agarwal has been for India.
SHOT OF THE DAY!
Beautiful timing from Mayank Agarwal as he pushed a fuller delivery from Jason Holder for a boundary. This is the shot of the day. Good partnership building, India would want them to stick around till the end of the session.
Cornwall traps Kohli?
Cornwall has gone for a loud appeal after hitting Kohli on the pads. The umpire not interested but Windies will review. It might have spun outside leg stumps. But still too close to call... Missing wickets. Windies lose a review. PHEW!
Cornwall has dismissed Pujara... I REPEAT... CORNWALL HAS DISMISSED PUJARA! This is his debut match, his debut wicket and he has got India’s best Test batsman. Pujara plays straight to gully. IND 46/2
Mayank Agarwal makes a statement to Cornwall - off spin, pitched fuller and he flies over the bowler’s head towards mid-off.
Rahkeem Cornwall into the attack
The show begins in Jamaica - Rahkeem Cornwall has come into the attack. He is a right-arm spinner and he would be eager to pick a wicket or two on his debut.
Time for Pujara show in Jamaica. He is taking his time, as usual, not keen on scoring runs too quick. After first Test flop, he will be eager to make it count this time.
GOT HIM! Jason Holder has struck in his first over. Just a little bit of movement from Holder, short of a good length, and KL Rahul is forced to defend it. But he gets a leading edge and Cornwall takes a simple catch at second slips. IND 32/1
After an insipid show in the first Test, Mayank Agarwal needs a big boost of confidence. The batsman hits two boundaries in Shannon Gabriel’s over. Much-needed from him at this stage.
India living dangerously
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are facing a good attack from Windies bowling pace attack. The batsmen are facing a tough time.
India out to bat
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal out to bat for India. Kemar Roach starts the attack for West Indies with the new ball. HERE WE GO!
- Only the second instance of India fielding same XIs in consecutive Tests under Kohli. The other instance was Trent Bridge and Southampton against England last year.
- Virat Kohli in Tests while batting first
Lost 1 (vs Eng, Lord’s, 2018)
- When inserted to bat first:
West Indies team news
Two changes for West Indies:
West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jahmar Hamilton, Rahkeem Cornwall(w), Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
India Team News
No changes for India in playing XI:
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Virat Kohli speaks
“We are gonna field first. There is a bit of moisture here. So we will try to get into India’s middle order early. We have a couple of changes. We have to focus on the roles and not the results. We have to be a lot more disciplined. The last time we played here Roston Chase got a 5-fer.”
Jason Holder speaks:
We are gonna field first. There is a bit of moisture here. So we will try to get into India’s middle order early. We have a couple of changes. We have to focus on the roles and not the results. We have to be a lot more disciplined. The last time we played here Roston Chase got a 5-fer.
West Indies win toss and elect to bowl first.
“There is a blue sky and really good conditions for cricket,” says Darren Ganga. The pitch has a tinge of green with live grass. There is normal water content, so Ganga reckons it’ll have something for bowlers and batsmen. Ian Bishop says there will be something for the quicks early on, and historically, spinners have come into the equation on days 4 and 5. The average first-innings score here has been 350, Ganga says.
Toss in 10 minutes
India and West Indies will head to toss in about 10 minutes. Toss will be crucial in this match, considering the tricky nature of Jamaican wicket.Windies need to win, a draw will not help their cause at the moment.
A look at Jamaica pitch
Here is a look at Jamaica pitch before the start of play:
How Manan Vohra’s injured thumb turned Hanuma Vihari’s career around
India were taking on England at the Oval. James Anderson had the ball in his hand, the clouds had rolled in and the lights were on. On any given day and under any conditions, Anderson gets the ball to talk - here, under the clouds, the ball sang, it blared out tunes which were too difficult for the Indian batsmen to decipher. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane perished, Virat Kohli was finding it tough to counter the movement and in this din, out walked Hanuma Vihari to mark his guard and start his Test career. Anderson kept landing the ball on a length and he kept jagging it away - Vihari was comfortable leaving them. He then banged the ball in and Vihari was hurried, a top edge pull got him going and the young man, in a trial by fire, scored a half-century on debut.
Ganguly predicts result of Test series, identifies key Indian player
“One must also mention the efforts of Ravindra Jadeja. He didn’t lose belief even though he hasn’t been a regular in the side lately — be it in ODIs or Tests. He came out and played a terrific knock in the World Cup semi-final and in the first Test too, he delivered when India really needed it,” Ganguly wrote in a column on TOI.
‘Bumrah classy but Ishant is the leader’
For all the early and sustained success of Jasprit Bumrah, fast bowling legend Andy Roberts thinks Ishant is the leader of this Indian pace attack. “In Test matches, Ishant Sharma has shown that he is the leader of the pack. Although, Jasprit Bumrah because of his uniqueness is making the most of the spotlight,” said Roberts over phone from Antigua. “Whenever India is in trouble and they need wickets, they revert to Ishant Sharma. That is what a leader is all about. He uses his gift of height a lot. He is no longer 19, he is approaching his 30s, and bowls very consistent line and length.”
The experience Sharma has earned over the years, playing at the highest level for nearly 12 years now, adds an extra edge to his abilities in terms of situational awareness and conditional understanding. It’s not been an easy ride for him, and the struggles have also contributed to the maturity to understand the various challenges of fast bowling.
Ravi Shastri turns presenter again in ‘date with Bob Marley’ - WATCH
Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri refreshed his memories on his visit to the Bob Marley museum in Jamaica ahead of the second Test match against West Indies, starting Friday. Shastri was accompanied by India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar.
Jadeja needs just six wickets to go past Harbhajan in illustrious Test list
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is on the verge of adding a fresh feather into his cap in the second and final Test against West Indies at Kingston Cricket Ground in Jamaica starting Friday. The visitors lead the series 1-0 courtesy of their 318-run win in the first Test in Antigua and will look for similar level of performances in their final match of the tour. Jadeja, who put on a good all-round show in the first Test is likely to retain his place in the side and can achieve a massive feat at this iconic stadium.
Pace is our backbone, says Jason Holder
“Pace is the backbone of our side. We have done well with our seamers. Roach and Gabriel have been outstanding. I have also been supporting the bowling line up. We have relied heavily on our pacers from the last couple of years. Hopefully, we continue to keep our pacers fine and hope we get 20 wickets in this Test match,” Holder told reporters.
Kohli sets sight on Ponting’s position in elite list led by Smith
Virat Kohli and records go hand in hand. Whether it’s with the bat in hand or leading his troops in the field, Kohli has been breaking records for fun. India’s second and final Test of the series against West Indies at Sabina Park Jamaica is set to be no different. Kohli once has a chance to get into the record books.
The Indian captain is one century away from climbing to the joint second spot for most number of Test centuries as captain. Kohli will equal former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s tally of 19 centuries if he gets to the three-figure mark in the second Test at Jamaica. Currently Kohli has 18 centuries as a captain.
Rahane got emotional after scoring first Test century in 2 years
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane says scoring his 10th Test century after a drought of two years was special and he became “a bit emotional” after reaching the feat in Antigua. Rahane played match-winning knocks of 81 and 102 in the first Test against the West Indies which India won by a huge margin of 381 runs in Antigua.
“I thought 10th hundred was really special. I wasn’t thinking about any particular celebration, it came out automatically. I was a little bit emotional,” Rahane told reporters.
India Predicted XI
There were lot of questions raised when Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane were picked in the first Test team over R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma. But after good performances, will they retain their spot in the playing XI in the second Test.
Kohli should be credited for India’s renaissance in pace bowling: Balaji
“For me it is the best fast bowling attack as far as the balance is concerned and the kind of the exposure they have been getting. Also, all of them are different and bring different traits to the table which has led to a healthy competition in Indian cricket.”
- Lakshmipathy Balaji
India vs West Indies 2nd Test
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 1 of the India vs West Indies 2nd Test match at the iconic Sabina Park cricket Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. We are in for a cracker here, this the beauty of a two-match game, you slip in the first match and there’s no breathing space. West Indies need to win this match to save the series and all India have got to do is carry on the way did in Antigua.