An unbroken century stand among Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane positioned India in a dominant position at 185 for 3 of their 2nd innings, an typical lead of 260 runs, at stumps on the third day of the primary take a look at in opposition to the West Indies on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.
Having dismissed the home side for 222 inside the morning duration to take a lead of seventy five, captain Kohli and vice-captain Rahane defied the satisfactory efforts in their persevering opponents on an power-sapping afternoon in setting on 104 for the fourth wicket.
Rahane, who top-scored with eighty one in his group’s first innings overall of 297, will resume at the fourth morning on 53 along Kohli on fifty one, the Indian captain showing exaggerated care thru his innings which featured simply two barriers towards a disciplined however luckless attack.
Kemar Roach turned into the maximum unfortunate of the West Indies bowlers as Rahane become dropped at extra-cover early in his innings and then, close by of 50, captain Jason Holder declined to review a not out verdict to an lbw appeal in opposition to the same batsman whilst tv replays confirmed the decision could were overturned inside the Caribbean facet’s favour.
Rahane had joined Kohli at eighty one for 3 after Roach produced a tremendous transport to breach the defence of Cheteshwar Pujara.
Pujara started brightly in getting to twenty-five but the pacer claimed him for the second one time inside the healthy.
whereas in the first innings he edged to the wicketkeeper, this time he was bowled among bat and pad to offer the quick bowler his fifth wicket of the in shape.
Roston Chase’s off-spin had in advance accounted for each openers with Mayank Agarwal adjudged leg-earlier than attempting to sweep at the same time as okay.L. Rahul become bowled spherical his legs attempting a similar shot.
India had spent maximum of the morning session labouring to assert the very last two wickets of the home aspect’s first innings as Holder found robust help from Miguel Cummins in setting on forty one for the 9th wicket.
Having slipped from 174 for 5 to 179 for 8 past due on day two courtesy of the continual Ishant Sharma, Kohli and organization might had been looking forward to to finish the activity rapidly at the begin of play.
however they did not count on the defiance of Cummins, who hung round with Holder for an hour-and-a-half of without getting off the mark.
while the partnership was finally broken — Holder caught at the back of off Mohammed Shami for 39 — Cummins saw last guy Shannon Gabriel pick out up two singles at once.
trying to get his first runs although, the fast-medium bowler, who bats left-exceeded, became bowled having a swing at Ravindra Jadeja to provide the left-arm spinner his second wicket of the innings.
In facing forty five deliveries for his defiant duck, and spending 95 mins in the middle without getting off the mark, Cummins is going into the report books for the second longest innings in check cricket for a person being disregarded with out scoring.
That doubtful record remains held via New Zealander Geoff Allott, who survived for 101 minutes before falling for nought towards South Africa in Auckland in 1999.