India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2, Live Match: Chase leads Windies battle
Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2, Live Match: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 of the second and final Test between India and West Indies, live from Hyderabad. Despite India dominating the sessions with three spinners and one seamer after debutant Shardul Thakur limped out due to injury, West Indies have done their homework well, to counter the spin-heavy Team India. Middle-order batsman Roston Chase is currently on 98 and will look to get to three figures as his resistance on the first day frustrated the bowlers enough. India got the crucial wicket of captain Jason Holder, who made his return for the final Test and scored his eight Test half-century. There’s plenty of action lined up today and many wickets to be taken and many runs to be scored. Don’t miss out any of the action as we bring you all the live cricket scores, live match updates, live IND vs WI match online, live cricket updates, live Test match and ball-by-ball commentary from Hyderabad.
Live Cricket Score, India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2, Live Match:
09.34 IST: LEADING EDGE, SAFE! Chase is smiling but boy, his heart would have been in his mouth for a moment. Perhaps an aggressive field would have got India a wicket on the very first ball. On a length, around off, coming in, Roston looks to work it to the leg side but is a tad early into the shot. The ball takes the leading edge and goes to where point would have been but… the human being is stationed in the deep. An easy single and RC moves to 99…
09.29 IST: The Indians walk out and get into a huddle. Now, the overnight batsmen stride out – Roston Chase and Devendra Bishoo. The man who is on 98, will be on strike.
* Umesh Yadav is caught on the sidelines before the start of play for a little chat. He says he knew the track was flat so was focusing more on the line. Adds he bowled a couple of full balls which were going slow, so he tried back of a length which worked for him. States he didn’t mind bowling the extra overs since he’s quite fit but feels sorry for Shardul Thakur as it’s his Test debut. Ends by saying that he wants to start the day full of energy and make an impact.
PITCH REPORT – Ian Bishop is doing the pitch report. He has a look at the track and reckons that it still looks very, very good. Sunil Gavaskar now joins him. Both see a couple of cracks on the surface but the master reckons that those are near the short of good length area. They are opening up, he agrees and opines that those will open up even more on Days 3 and 4. For today, even he feels that it is a good pitch to bat on. Does not feel too positive about any ball spinning much today but could see more as Sunday approaches.
WEATHER REPORT – The conditions look perfect for playing cricket and even more so, for batting. The hosts will be looking to dismantle the final three wickets and then put their feet up, with their batsmen aiming to score once and score big, again.
09.15 IST: It was a rare occurrence on Friday. An opposition team fighting hard against India in India. That too, Windies. Yes, the return of Jason Holder certainly spurred the visitors as they managed to play out an entire day’s play after winning the toss.
* They just have 3 wickets left though and the first thing on their minds will be Roston Chase’s century. How long can they keep India on the field? Hello and a warm welcome to the second day’s play of the second Test between India and Windies in Hyderabad.
08.50 IST: The 4th ODI between India and West Indies has been shifted.
NEWS: Fourth Paytm ODI against Windies shifted to CCI, Mumbai.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today’s match as India play West Indies on Day 2 of the 2nd Test live from Hyderabad. Play will resume at 9.30 AM IST.
Brief Preview: Indian spinners went off the boil in the final session as all-rounder Roston Chase hit a gutsy unbeaten 98 to take the West Indies to a respectable 295 for seven on the opening day of the second Test on Friday. Chase, who scored 137 to deny India a victory in a Test match in Jamaica back in 2016, showed the much-needed application with requisite technique as Indian bowlers struggled after polishing off the top half for only 113 runs. Chase, along with skipper Jason Holder (52), did enough to ensure that the West Indies will have a good first innings total to fight against a heavyweight Indian batting line-up. (READ FULL PREVIEW HERE)