India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: As it Happened
India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3: Follow highlights of Day 3 of the second Test between India and West Indies.
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Highlights: India declared their second innings at 168-4 on Day 3 of the second and final test, setting West Indies an improbable victory target of 468. At stumps, West Indies had reached 45-2 in 13 overs in its second innings, still needing another 423 runs to win. Darren Bravo was 18 not out, with Shamarh Brooks on 4. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane (64 not out) and Hanuma Vihari (53 not out) shared an unbeaten 111-run stand after coming together with India’s second innings on 57-4. Kemar Roach took 3-28 for West Indies. Virat Kohli had declined to enforce the follow-on after dismissing West Indies for 117 in its first innings — 299 runs behind India — after the hosts had resumed on 87-7.
Follow highlights of India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3:
Stumps on Day 3. West Indies are 45 for the loss of two wickets in 2nd innings and they need 423 runs more to win against India. India are in prime position in this game and it will take a herculean effort from the Windies to win this game.
The pitch does not have many demons and it will depend on how West Indies batsmen will deal with the Indian pace attack. Shamarh Brooks and Darren Bravo have played well till now and they will have to stitch together a significant partnership. WI 45/2
Stat Attack: Campbell
John Campbell departs for 16
This is the 1st time he has been dismissed in between 10-19 runs
He has been dismissed twice by Mohammed Shami in this test series.
This is the 7th time he has been dismissed by Pace bowler in Tests
Mohammed Shami strikes and John Campbell is caught in the slips for 16, West Indies are 37 for the loss of two wickets. A wild slash from the opener and Virat Kohli made no mistake in completing the catch.
IND eye wickets
John Campbell and Darren Bravo are not shying away from playing big shots and that has rattled the India bowlers a bit. The two batsmen are playing quite aggressively and this can be the best chance for India to get another wicket. WI 35/1
Chance goes begging
A chance for India to dismiss John Campbell but Hanuma Vihari was unable to complete the catch at first slip. It was a good attempt from the fielder but he was unable to get his hands under the ball. West Indies 24/1
Kraigg Brathwaite departs for 3
3rd back to back similar dismissal for Kraigg Brathwaite
He has been dismissed twice by Ishant Sharma in this test series.
This is the 28th time he was dismissed in between 1-9 runs.
Ishant Sharma strikes early for India as Kraigg Brathwaite is caught behind for 3. A thin outside edge from the opener and West Indies lose their first wicket of the innings. WI 9/1
Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah begin proceedings for India in the second innings and with 14 overs remaining in Day 3, the ideal situation for India will be to get atleast a couple of wickets early on. WI 9/0
India have declared their 2nd innings on 168/4 , India’s lead is 467 runs
Whenever India have set a target for more than 200 runs in tests against West Indies in West Indies
Won - 5 times
Draw - 5 times
Highest successful chase in tests by West Indies against India in West Indies (Bridgetown) is 196 runs in 1989
Highest successful chase in tests at this Venue (Kingston) is 212 by West Indies against Sri Lanka in 2003
Highest successful Chase in tests by West Indies is 418 against Australia at St John’s in 2003
India declare their second innings on 168/4, West Indies need 468 to win. This is a huge ask from the Windies batsmen who have failed to impress in the series till now and if achieved, this will be the highest chase in Test cricket history.
The lead is 465 runs now and still signs of any declaration. It is not clear why India are still not declaring their innings but it cannot be much far. The players are ready in their kits and looks like the decision is due in the next few overs. IND 168/4
Fifty for Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane scores a half century
His 19th half century in tests
His 4th half century against WI in tests
His 15th half century away from home in tests
His 3rd 50+ score of this series
Fifty for Vihari
Hanuma Vihari scores a half century
His 3rd half century in tests
His 2nd half century against WI in tests
His 3rd half century away from home in tests
His 3rd back to back 50+ score in this series
It is not working out for Roston Chase! A slop sweep attempt from Ajinkya Rahane and Shannon Gabriel was unable to complete the catch at fine leg. Chase has bowled well till now but still no luck for the spinner. IND 133/4
50 partnership comes up between Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari
This is the 3rd back to back 50+ run stand between this duo in Test matches.
Lead crosses 400
100 up for India and their lead is now more than 400. Hanuma Vihari slammed Kemar Roach for tow boundaries in the previous over and it looks like India are trying to score a bit quickly at present. IND 105/3
Show of intent
Both Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari have shown great intent when it comes to scoring runs after the tea break and both of them slammed one boundary apiece. IND 86/4
Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are out in the middle for the final session of the day and India will be looking to accumulate a huge lead. The lead is already nearing 400 and it will be interesting to see when they decide to declare their innings. IND 77/4
Tea on Day 3
Tea on Day 3! India are 73 for the loss of four wickets, lead by 372 runs. A good show from the Windies bowlers but India are lead in the driver’s seat thanks to the massive first innings lead.
Ajinkya Rahane continue to add precious runs to the scoreboard as India’s lead inches towards 400. Both Rahana and Hanuma Vihari are showing no intent to score quickly and it seems like India can be batting for one more hour. IND 70/4
It was a surprising move from the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli to not enforce the follow-on despite having a massive lead and it remains to be seen that how big the target will be for West Indies. IND 60/4
Jason Holder strikes for West Indies as Cheteshwar Pujara is caught in the slips for 27. A good effort by Kemar Roach at second slip and India are 57/4
Virat Kohli departs for golden duck
Last time he was dismissed on duck was against Australia in 2019.
Last time he was dismissed on a golden duck in test was in 2018 against England at Oval
Ajinkya Rahane has been living dangerously since he has come on to the middle. He has looked in trouble while facing Kemar Roach. But he is surviving at the moment.
Kemar Roach gets the wicket of KL Rahul, who edges it straight to Jahmar Hamilton. India are now two wickets down for 36. Rahul departs for 6.
Virat Kohli departs for a duck first ball!!
Grinding innings from KL Rahul
This has been a grinding innings from KL Rahul who is looking to spend some time in the middle. He has scored just 6 runs in 54 balls. Intensity increases with every dot ball from here on.
Should India have enforced follow-on?
India already have a lead of 300+ with two more days plus to go. Why would skipper Virat Kohli not enforce the follow-on? Perhaps, Kohli is looking to get some runs on the board with the bat. If it rains, and the match went to a draw, the decision will come into question.
Back after Lunch
Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul are out to bat for India. Rahkeem Cornwall comes out to ball for West Indies. India will look to extend lead up to 400 before the end of the day.
Lunch on Day 3
That would be Lunch on Day 3. India reach 16/1, with a lead of 315 runs on Day 3. Mayank Agarwal has been dismissed early on.
Mayank Agaral has been trapped by Kemar Roach by a nipping inswinger. The umpire gives it out.The batsman has gone for a review. Height might be the key factor here. That is umpire’s call on height and Mayank has to walk back. IND 9/1
Ishant breaks Kapil Dev’s record
Ishant Sharma on Sunday became the most successful Indian pace bowler outside Asia, surpassing Kapil Dev who held the record till now. He achieved the feat on the third day of the ongoing second Test between India and West Indies here at Sabina Park. Dev held the record with 155 wickets outside Asia and with the lone wicket, Sharma took his tally up to 156 wickets.
India 2nd innings
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul come out to bat for India. Kemar Roach starts the attack for West Indies. India have a lead of 299 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja gets the final blow as Kemar Roach as West Indies are all out for 117, trailing by 299 runs. India will not enforce follow-on. Will come out to bat again in the 2nd innings.
GOT HIM! Jahmar Hamilton edges a short one to Virat Kohli as soon as he returned to the attack. West Indies are nine wickets down 117/9.
India search for wickets
Kemar Roach has launched a late resistance for West Indies. India are being frustrated by West Indies tailenders now. Virat Kohli has used up a review, perhaps, in frustration.
Time for some spin
Kemar Roach has once again led a resistance for West Indies. India look to tackle him with some spin. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
Shami records his 150th Test wicket
Mohammed Shami has reached his 150th Test wicket. He becomes the 15th Indian bowler to take 150 wickets in Tests.
Mohammed Shami gets the first breakthrough of the day. He surprises Rahkeem Cornwall with a short one and the batsman edged it straight to Ajinkya Rahane. WI 97/8
Cornwall needs to be the wall
Ishant Sharma perfectly played the roll of the wall for India in the first innings. For West Indies, Rahkeem Cornwall has to play the same role.
Day 3 - HERE WE GO
Rahkeem Cornwall and Jahmar Hamilton comes out to resume West Indies’ innings. Mohammed Shami starts the attack on Day 3. HERE WE GO!
A word on Windies batting
West Indies coach Floyd Reifer said that the batting by his team was “disappointing” as they were at 87/7 on day two of the second Test against India. “Our batting was disappointing again as we did not leave a lot of balls early in the innings. When the ball is moving, you have to play the ball as late as possible. We have to work on our batting,” Reifer said.
Can West Indies avoid follow-on?
West Indies will enter the day with one goal in mind- somehow, they would hope to avoid the follow-on. It is highly likely skipper Virat Kohli would ask the Windies to follow-on, if the visitors are able to get the three wickets early on.
Gavaskar lauds Ishant Sharma after pacer hits maiden Test half-century
Legendary India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise of Ishant Sharma after the latter slammed his maiden Test half-century during the second day of the second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Saturday. Not only Ishant went past the 50-run mark for the first time in 126 Test innings but he also stitched a century stand with middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari to propel India’s score to 416 in the first essay. When he finally was dismissed, Ishant had scored 57 off 80 deliveries and his innings included seven boundaries as well.
Vihari dedicates maiden Test ton to late father
Stating that it was an emotional moment for him, India batsman Hanuma Vihari dedicated his maiden Test hundred to his father, who had passed away when Hanuma Vihari was only 12. Vihari hit a sparkling hundred on Day 2 of the second Test match against West Indies at the Sabina Park cricket stadium in Kingston, Jamaica to help India post a very good first innings total of 416 after they were sent in to bat on a lively wicket.
“Actually, my dad passed away when I was 12 so ever since, I have decided that when I play international cricket I want to dedicate my first hundred to him. Today is an emotional day and I hope he is proud wherever he is and I’m really happy that I achieved that,” Vihari told reporters here after the post-match conference.
Jasprit Bumrah claims hat-trick, Twitter pays accolades
Bumrah ended the second day with outstanding figures of 6/16 to break the backbone of the Windies batting line-up as they were left tottering at 87/7 at close of day’s play. Courtesy of Bumrah’s show, the hosts trail by 329 runs in first innings with three days of cricket left to be played in the final match of the series.
Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan welcome Jasprit Bumrah to hat-trick club
Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh, both of whom have taken hat-tricks for India in Test cricket, lauded Jasprit Bumrah for creating havoc in the West Indies batting line-up on Saturday while scripting the historic feat to join the duo in the elite list. Bumrah’s took his maiden Test hat-trick against the Windies in the ongoing second Test here starring with figures of 16/6 from his 9.1 overs. While Harbhajan had achieved the feat against Australia in 2001, Pathan had taken a hat-trick against Pakistan in 2006.
Harbhajan, Irfan, Bumrah: Watch & relive all 3 hat-tricks by Indian bowlers
The legend of Jasprit Bumrah continues to grow - in just over a year, the fast-bowler has galloped away to become India’s most prized asset across all the three formats and with a hat-trick on the second day of the second Test in Jamaica, the fast-bowler stamped his authority all over this format and entered an exclusive club of Indian fast bowlers. He became only the third Indian bowler to bag a hat-trick in Test cricket. Before him, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan have claimed this feat.
Bumrah’s warm gesture post hat-trick wins hearts, thanks Virat Kohli
When Roston Chase was given out by the third umpire, the cameras panned to the Indian team’s huddle. Virat Kohli was pumping his hands all over the place, and shouting in ecstasy. The other players were all ruffling Jasprit Bumrah’s hair and amid all this, the fast-bowler himself sauntered around the field with an accomplished experience, without any outlandish celebrations.
After the day’s play, Kohli interviewed Bumrah and well, true to his nature, the fast bowler conceded: “I owe my hat-trick to the captain.” The captain was still beaming and this comment showed the healthy atmosphere in the Indian dressing room.
Jasprit Bumrah’s action illegal?
Moments after Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian to claim a Test hat-trick in the second India vs West Indies (IND vs WI) Test match at Kingston Jamaica, former West Indian fast bowler and now a well-known commentator Ian Bishop made an eye-brow raising revelation. During commentary Bishop stated that ‘some people’ had questioned the legality of Bumrah’s bowling action to which legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who was also present in the commentary box at that time, expressed his disbelief.
Viv Richards pays ultimate tribute to Bumrah
As he celebrated his feat, Viv Richards remarked on air: “I didn’t imagine I would live to see Indian fast bowlers ruling the world”.
Bumrah hat-trick video
Wanna re-live Jasprit Bumrah hat-trick. We got you, covered! Here is a look at how the action went down:
How West Indies reacted to Bumrah hat-trick
West Indies captain Jason Holder tipped his cap to Jasprit Bumrah after the India pace bowler bagged a hat-trick on Day two of the second Test in Kingston on Saturday. “He bowled some magic balls today and got quite a few of our batsmen with some very good balls,” said Holder, who was dismissed for 18 by Bumrah.
‘A day I won’t forget’: Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah took to Twitter to celebrate his Test hat-trick:
A day I won’t forget 💥🇮🇳🦁 pic.twitter.com/MnAfCoh20T— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 1, 2019
Boom Boom Boom Bumrah!
Jasprit Bumrah took his first Test hat-trick on Day 2 of the 2nd Test against West Indies in Jamaica. He became only the third Indian to achieve the feat after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan. Here is how the action went down:
Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 3 of the 2nd Test between India and West Indies. It has been a brilliant all-round performance from India so far. The stars of the first day was Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal. On Day 2, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma starred with the bat and then Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball. India will aim to bowl out Windies as soon as possible and might ask them to follow-on. Windies, have a long hard gruelling day in store in Jamaica.