Match Report
Ind vs WI (Second Test): Day Two – India is in a solid position to take control of the match
By Sandy - Oct 13, 2018 8:25 pm
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At the stumps of day two of the second or final Test of the series between India and Windies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium (Uppal, Hyderabad), India is in a fine position.

Indian cricket team

Windies began the day on their overnight score 295/7 but lost the overnight unbeaten batsman Devendra Bishoo on the very first over of the day. However, Roston Chase completed his century and scored 106 off 189 balls (8 fours and only six) before the opponent pacer Umesh Yadav bowled him. Windies was bundled out for 311 runs while all the three wickets of the day were picked up by Umesh Yadav.

Roston Chase

Yadav finished with the bowling figure of 26.4-3-88-6. Also, the left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (3/85) and the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (1/49) picked up three and one wicket respectively.

Umesh Yadav

In reply, the Indian openers KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw provided a 61-run partnership, where Shaw was in attacking mood but Rahul scored only 4 runs before getting out. Shaw completed his half-century in just 39 balls and played a fast knock of 70 off 53 balls (11 fours and only six) before getting caught out.

Prithvi Shaw

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Soon, Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed on 10 runs while the skipper Virat Kohli scored 45 runs. The vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant provide a good partnership that put the Indian cricket team in the good position. They have an unbroken 146-run partnership for the fifth wicket as India was on 308/4 at the stumps on day two with trailing by just 3 runs.

Ajinkya Rahane

Both batsmen completed their half-centuries and they are now focusing to the centuries as Rahane was batting on 75 runs (174 balls; 6 fours) and Shaw was batting on 85 runs (120 balls; 10 fours and 2 sixes) at the end of the day.

Rishabh Pant

Among the Windies bowlers, the skipper Jason Holder (2/45) took two wickets while Shannon Gabriel (1/73) and Jomel Warrican (1/76) picked up one wicket each.

Some important stats of day 2 of Hyderabad Test between India and Windies

  • Indian pacer Umesh Yadav had a bowling figure of 26.4-3-88-6. It is the third best bowling figure in a Test innings by an Indian pacer against Windies in India. Also, since October 1999, it was the first time when an Indian pacer picked up six or more wickets in a Test innings on the Indian soil. Last time, Javagal Srinath (22-9-45-6) bagged six wickets against New Zealand at Mohali in October 1999.
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli has scored 4,233 Test runs as captain. He surpassed the former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (4,214 Test runs as captain) and becomes the leading Test runs scorer among the Asian Test captains.
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli has scored 4,233 Test runs as captain. He is now the second leading runs scorer among the right-handed batting Test captains. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is on the top of this list with 6,542 runs as Test captain.
  • Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant played an unbeaten knock of 85 runs as it is his third 50+ knocks in three consecutive Test innings (114, 92 and 85*). Among the other Indian Test wicketkeepers, only MS Dhoni has this record as he played three consecutive 50+ Test knocks for twice in 2008 and 2009.