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  • 9:31 AM IST

    Right. All set to start.

  • 9:23 AM IST

    WEATHER – How is the weather? Winter is setting in India and given that Lucknow is closer to the northern parts, it is pretty chill and hazy. Visibility could be an issue but the good news is that there will not be any delay and we are set to start on time.

  • 9:20 AM IST

    How do the hosts look at this? No point in dwelling over the fact that they could manage only 187. Bygones are bygones. If they can manage to restrict the West Indies lead to under 50, there is still a possibility of a one-inning shootout. Once that happens, 4th innings batting is never gonna be easy. The Caribbeans are stroke-makers, so perhaps stifle the run flow, induce mistakes and get wickets would be the mantra. From the visitors’ point of view, seeing off the first hour and then capitalizing on the day would be ideal. If they bat through the day, they should get somewhere between 300-350, which would, in all means, shut the door for the Afghans.

  • 9:20 AM IST

    The track is spinning but it is by no means a minefield. Yes, batting is a bit difficult but given that it is only Day 2, it will not be so difficult. Javed Ahmadi and Ihsanullah showed in the morning session yesterday how to bat while John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks are already playing well. The key is to get oneself set. Once you are in, batting becomes easier. Having said that, it is not a type of pitch where you are always in once set – so concentration and focus are important.

  • 9:20 AM IST

    ‘Bowling, Shane!’ Remember this? A certain Adam Gilchrist used to shout behind the stumps when the wizard Shane Warne used to bowl. On Wednesday, there was no use of those two words by Shane Dowrich but boy, Rahkeem Rashawn ‘Shane’ Cornwall – the man from Antigua, bowled like Shane Warne, albeit off spin, making the Afghan batsmen dance to his turn and bounce as he registered the best ever figures in India in 2019 and also the second best overall this year. His 7/75 derailed what was seeming to look like a train as Afghanistan collapsed from 84/1 to 187 all out. A boring day suddenly became exciting as spin dictated terms. How will Thursday pan out? Hello and a warm welcome to the second day of the one-off Test between Afghanistan and West Indies in Lucknow.

  • 9:17 AM IST

    … DAY 2 …

  • 4:53 PM IST

    West Indies would have loved to end the day unscathed but that was not the case as the Afghan spinners were all over them and on full fire. The deficit though, is just 119, so one good stand could put Afghanistan under tremendous pressure. So Day 2 promises to be a cracker. With the pitch deteriorating further it will be a challenge for the West Indian batting to resist the likes of Rashid Khan and Amir Hamza. Do join us on Thursday, 28th November, 2019, for Day 2 at 0930 local (0400 GMT). Till then take care, goodbye.

  • 4:49 PM IST

    Rahkeem Cornwall says that the strength when he bowls comes from the upper body. Adds that staying balanced and trying to bowl in the right areas are the keys. Feels that the ball is turning and sticking a lot in the surface and if the spinners bowl in the right areas, there is a lot that they can extract from this pitch.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    Speaking of the Afghanistan batting, they never looked settled and comfortable against the speedsters or the spinners. Wrong technique and false shots summed up their batting. They were clueless to the spin of Warrican and Cornwall. They collapsed from 84/1 to 111/7. If not for Afsar Zazai and Amir Hamza’s fightback, Afghanistan would have failed to reach even 150. Man of the day Rahkeem Cornwall is down for a chat with Alistair Campbell.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    All in all an eventful day of Test cricket. 12 wickets fell in a day which belonged to one man, Rahkeem Cornwall. The giant man wreaked havoc in the Afghan camp with his offies. His 7/75 are the best figures in an innings in India, since 2018. Wow. He terrorized even the best in business with his turn and bounce. The day started with Holder winning the toss and putting in the hosts to bat. But soon he was in doubt when there was no assistance to the pacers. Then came the man Rahkeem Cornwall and what he did was remarkable. He generated turn and bounce to trouble the Afghan batsmen. Jason Holder picked up two wickets while Warrican took one.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    21.6 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks punches it to covers. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 1!

  • 4:32 PM IST

    21.5 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Loopy delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    21.4 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Brooks keeps it out.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    21.3 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    21.2 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Outside off, Brooks offers no shot to this one.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    21.1 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Tossed up delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the back foot.

  • 4:28 PM IST

    20.6 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, no run, Loopy delivery outside off, Campbell leaves it alone.

  • 4:28 PM IST

    20.5 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, no run, Outside off, John shoulders arms to this one.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    20.4 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, no run, BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Campbell looks to defend but misses it.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    20.3 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, no run, Flighted delivery outside off, Campbell offers no shot to this one.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    20.2 Zahir Khan to Shamarh Brooks, 1 run, Tossed up delivery on off, Brooks punches it towards point. The batsmen take a run.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    20.1 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, 1 run, Full toss on off, Campbell drives it towards covers for a single.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    19.6 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    19.5 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Another tossed up delivery outside off, Brooks defends it to the off side.

  • 4:25 PM IST

    19.4 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Brooks defends this tossed up ball off the back foot.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    19.3 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, A ripper from Rashid. He bowls a perfect leg spinner and Brooks almost falls into the trap there. He comes on the front foot to block but the ball goes past the outside edge and into the mitts of the keeper. The Afghan players put in a loud appeal and the umpire is unmoved.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    19.2 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, FOUR, FOUR! Squeezed out. It is raining boundaries now. Full and outside off, Brooks looks to defend but the ball pitches and then turns away. A soft outside edge is eked out and the ball runs all along the ground, past slip to third man into the fence.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    19.1 Rashid Khan to Shamarh Brooks, no run, Short and outside off, punched towards the bowler.

  • 4:22 PM IST

    18.6 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, no run, Outside off, John leaves it alone.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    18.5 Zahir Khan to John Campbell, FOUR, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Short delivery on middle, Campbell pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

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