India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Prithvi Shaw gets India going after Umesh Yadav takes six
Umesh Yadav picked up career-best figures of 6 for 88. (AFP image)

India needed 29 minutes and six overs and four deliveries to wrap up the West Indies innings. Umesh Yadav registered career-best figures of 6 for 88 to dismiss the visitors for 311. Resuming Day 2 of the second Test between India and West Indies in Hyderabad, Umesh picked up all three wickets but not before Roston Chase had scored his fourth Test century, the first away from home and second against India.

In reply, Prithvi Shaw brought up his second consecutive 50-plus score as India took lunch on 80 for 1. Shaw provided a brisk start, racing India to 43 in five overs. The 18-year-old took Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel for 37 off the first six overs and carted Jemaah Warrican’s left-arm spin for three boundaries in the eighth over, the first of which brought up the fifty for India. Following up in his maiden century in Rajkot, Shaw displayed the same flambouyance as he did at Rajkot.

At the other end, KL Rahul, who got off the mark with three off the first ball of the innings, struggled for the next 24 balls before chopping a delivery from Holder onto his stumps. West Indies could have had Shaw too, when the batsman edged Warrican, but the ball flew past the fielder at first sleep, and Shaw survived. He knocked his 39th delivery for a single to bring up his fifty.

West Indies struggled to control the movement of the ball, giving away 12 byes, one of which caught the knee of wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich. After receiving medical treatment, he was replaced by substitute Jahmar Hamilton, who wasn’t any better, having let slipped a couple of more byes that thudded onto the fence.

West Indies would have fancied a total anywhere near 350 but once Umesh removed overnight batsman Devendra Bishoo fourth ball of the day, those hopes started flickering. Warrican introduced himself by hitting Kuldeep Yadav for a six off the second ball before taking a single to give the strike to Chase. The batsman placed the next delivery into the vacant gap between mid-wicket and square leg to pinch a single for his hundred.

Having complained about the Duke ball last evening, Umesh got plenty of movement off the surface, a pivotal factor that troubled the well-set Chase. One such delivery came in and breached the batsman’s defence to rock the stumps, bringing up Umesh’s second five-wicket haul in Tests – following his five for 93 against Australia in 2012. Next ball, he found the outside edge of Gabriel to become the first Indian pacer after Javagal Srinath to take six wickets in an innings.

Brief scores: India 80 for 1 (Prithvi Shaw 52*), trail West Indies 311 all out (Roston Chase 106; Umesh Yadav 6/88) by 231 runs at lunch on Day 2.