Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane stretch India lead, India vs West Indies PTV Sports Live
An uninterrupted position of the century between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put India in a dominant position in 185 to three in their second innings, a general 260-runs lead, on the third day of the first West Indies Test in the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.
Having all-out the home team by 222 in the morning period to take a lead of 75, captain Kohli and vice-captain Rahane challenged the best efforts of their persevering opponents on a grueling afternoon to set 104 for the fourth wicket.
Rahane, who scored high 81 in his team’s first innings of 297, will resume on the fourth morning of ’53 alongside Kohli in ’51, the Indian captain showed exaggerated care through his innings that showed only two cont limits a disciplined but unfortunate attack.
Kemar Roach was the most unfortunate of the West Indies players, as Rahane dropped into additional coverage at the beginning of his innings and then, in the face of the 50s, Captain Jason Holder refused to take review of an lbw appeal against the same batsman when the TELEVISION replays showed that the decision would have been overturned in favor of the Caribbean side.
Rahane had joined Kohli at the age of 81 for three after Roach produced excellent delivery to break Cheteshwar Pujara’s defense.
Pujara started brilliantly when he reached 25, but the pacemaker claimed him for the second time in the match.
While in the first innings he approached the wicketkeeper, this time he was thrown between the bat and the pad to give the quick player his fifth wicket of the match.
Roston Chase’s turn had previously explained the first two games with Mayank Agarwal awarded before attempting to sweep while K.L. Rahul was wrapped around his legs attempting a similar shot.
India had spent most of the morning session working to claim the last two wickets from the home team’s first innings, as Holder found the strong support of Miguel Cummins to put 41 for the ninth wicket.
Having dropped from 174 by five to 179 by eight at the end of day two courtesy of persistent Ishant Sharma, Kohli and his company would have expected to finish work quickly at the start of the game.
However, they did not count on the Cummins challenge, who was with Holder for an hour and a half without leaving the brand.
When the society finally broke — Holder caught Mohammed Shami by 39-– Cummins saw the last man Shannon Gabriel pick up two singles immediately.
However, while trying to get his first runs, the half-fast bowling player, who bats left-handed, took a hit on Ravindra Jadeja to give the left arm roulette his second innings wicket.
Facing 45 deliveries for his challenging duck, and spending 95 minutes in the middle without getting off the mark, Cummins enters the record books for the second-longest entry in test cricket for someone gets out without scoring.