Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the second tour match of India vs WICB Presidents’ XI at Warner’s Park. At stumps of Day 2, President’s’ XI were 26 for 1 with John Campbell at the crease. He was on 9 off 21 balls.The hosts still trailed India by 158 runs. Just before the end of the second day, Ravichandran Ashwin struck and dismissed President’s’ XI’s other opener and skipper Leon Johnson. He scored 17 off 27 balls. That was Ashwin’s fourth wicket of the match. He had removed Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall and Gudakesh Kanhai in the first innings.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 223/6 in 86 overs | Montcin Hodge 39, Jamhar Hamilton 6: The match has ended in a draw. WICB President’s XI had a slender. India will be overall happy with the way their players have gone about their business in this match. The action will now shift to Antigua, where India will take on West Indies in the first Test on July 21.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 215/6 in 81 overs |Montcin Hodge 36, Jamhar Hamilton 1: President’s XI have taken a slender lead, but have lost the wicket of Cornwell. India will look to get rid of the remaining batsmen quickly and then back their batsmen to chase down the runs. OUT! Rakheem Cornwall

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 175/5 in 73 overs |Montcin Hodge 18, Rakheem Cornwall 0: TEA TIME! India are in a good position in the match. They need five more wickets in the final session to win the match and go into the Test series against West Indies full of confidence. Ashwin has been the pick of the bowlers with three wickets in this innings so far.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 174/5 in 70 overs |Montcin Hodge 17, Rakheem Cornwall 0 : President’s XI have consolidated well with Blackwood and Hodge looking dangerous, but the Indians will be happy with the fact that they have gotten the wicket of  Blackwood ,who was looking dangerous. Ashwin gets another wicket and India are on their way to completing a convincing win. OUT! Jermaine Blackwood LBW b Ashwin 51

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 157/4 in 64 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 38, Hodge 13: Blackwood and Hodge are still going strong with their innings. The moment of reality is if they can go past the trail and lead in the game. Amit Mishra and and other spinners are trying their best to get wickets at regular intervals but one strong partnership can change the equation for WICB President XI.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 137/4 in 58 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 27, Hodge 4: India are struggling to find wickets and yet managed to find the right one with Vishaul Singh who has been dismissed too early. Blackwood is continuing his innings and trying to push the bar for WICB President XI. India spinners are doing the trick for them. 

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 120/3 in 47 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 23, Vishaul Singh 30: Lunch has surely helped WICB President XI to build up the score on board and lead the game. Blackwood and Singh are speeding up with runs. Singh is playing at 30 and hopefully could secure his fifty. As for Blackwood he is steady with his innings. Spinners have conceded too many runs but have been crucial to pick wickets.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 104/3 in 42 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 20, Vishaul Singh 17: It is lunch time now and it’s 100 up for WICB President XI already. It will interesting to see that how the game changes in the favor of hosts after lunch and can Blackwood as well as Singh put up the required partnership on board to go past India or will the visitor’s take the lead?

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 99/3 in 40 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 20, Vishaul Singh 12: Vishaul seems have to have speed up with the runs on board. The spinners are doing their bit to curb the runs on board. Meanwhile, Blackwood and Singh are keeping the momentum going. Mishra has so far conceded just 7 runs from his spells. Will it be Ashwin’s day today or which spinner will take the lead?

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 99/3 in 40 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 20, Vishaul Singh 12: Vishaul seems have to have speed up with the runs on board. The spinners are doing their bit to curb the runs on board. Meanwhile, Blackwood and Singh are keeping the momentum going. Mishra has so far conceded just 7 runs from his spells. Will it be Ashwin’s day today or which spinner will take the lead?

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 92/3 in 34 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 20, Vishaul Singh 6: Blackwood has picked it very well to where it all was at point whether WICB President XI could go ahead with their game. Looks like slight ray of hope for the hosts now. Amit Mishra has come into attack now. India are playing with various combinations to get wickets at regular intervals.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 71/3 in 26 overs | Jermaine Blackwood 4, Vishaul Singh 1: After Campbell’s wicket, Blackwood has made his entry in the field. Meanwhile, Hope has realised now with Campbell missing out in action after that stunning spell from Jadeja. Now Ashwin strikes with his second wicket and this time Hope goes off the crease with skipper Virat Kohli making no error grabbing this opportunity. Not a good sign for WICB President XI, definitely the game is favoring India in all the ways. Now enters Vishaul Singh.

OUT! Shai Hope 17 c Virat Kohli b Ravichandran Ashwin

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 60/2 in 21 overs | Shai Hope 10: So it is spinners into attack now. Ashwin came into attack and conceded 4 runs, hopefully now with Jadeja into attack the runs are under control. As for Campbell and Hope, they are playing a controlled innings. Campbell is already 31 runs and not too far from his half-century. Now, Ashwin comes back and what a spell from him. Just two runs from that 20th over. India are surely playing careful innings. Jadeja gets a wicket soon in the next over and unfortunately, Campbell who was just nearing his half-century departs for 31.

OUT! John Campbell 31 b Ravindra Jadeja

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 53/1 in 16 overs | John Campbell 29, Shai Hope 6: Shardul Thakur was back into attack for his second over and conceded five runs. Hope is slowly going ahead. Now Jadeja is back for his spell and that’s a maiden over from him. WICB President XI are finding it difficult to find gaps and score runs. Looks like India will need to continue this run. Jadeja has conceded too many runs right after controlled innings by India bowlers. 10 runs from that over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES & UPDATES WICB President’s XI 38/1 in 10 overs | John Campbell 19, Shai Hope 2: Campbell is on strike and managed to get just three runs from this over. Shardul Thakur who was called into attack. After the wicket of Leon Johnson, Shai Hope entered the crease. WICB President XI were managing with singles so far. Ravindra Jadeja is called to replace Ashwin now and nine runs from it.

The first tour game between India and Presidents’ XI, which ended in a draw, was a two-day game. After Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli failed in the first game, came back well with a half-century in the second one. Kohli 94 ball-51 before Cornwell trapped him leg before wicket. The top-scorer of the Indian innings however was KL Rahul who scored 64 off 127 balls. His innings was inclusive of 9 fours and a six. Cornwell was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he finished with a super fifer – 5 for 118.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav

WICB President’s XI: Leon Johnson (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Rajendra Chandrika, Roston Chase, Jason Dawes, Shane Dowrich (wk), Shai Hope, Damion Jacobs, Keon Joseph, Marquino Mindley, Vishaul Singh, Jomel Warrican