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  • 4:39 PM IST

    A wonderful performance from the West Indies, especially their lower order. India picked up three wickets each in the first two sessions to push West Indies towards the possibility of another low total. But from 176 for 6, the way Chase and Holder batted was simply exceptional. With the ball turning and Kuldeep and Ashwin operating, negating them and scoring runs is not something you usually see visiting teams do with such effect.


    The first day was pretty riveting. Join us back for Day 2 tomorrow. See ya!

  • 4:36 PM IST

    Stumps on opening day: There we have it folks, an enthralling day’s play comes to and end. A total of 95 overs bowled in which West Indies have finished the day having scored 295 for the loss of seven wickets. Roston Chase remains unbeaten on 98*, two runs shy of scoring his fourth Test century. West Indies played out a near perfect session but Umesh Yadav returned to break the inpriring 96-run stand between Holder and Chase.

  • 3:41 PM IST

    Chase and Holder resist India: It’s been a fine comeback by West Indies through Roston Chase and Jason Holder, who have now put on 74 runs for the seventh wicket. This is turning out to be a frustrating stand for India, who have taken the new ball. Both batsmen are operating at a good rate and have taken West Indies to 259 without losing a wicket in this final session.

  • 2:45 PM IST

    And the final session of the opening day is underway. West Indies have gone past 200 with a couple of boundaries.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    Meanwhile, a fan breached the security present at the stadium to get a selfie clicked with Virat Kohli. The skipper was not at all happy. Read about it here: cricketcountry.com/?p=754703

  • 2:21 PM IST

    Uh oh!

  • 2:15 PM IST

    End of Session 2: At the tea interval, West Indies are placed at 197/6. Three wickets in that session for 111 runs. Roston Chase’s unbeaten half-century – his second of the series – has kept the Windies alive. Partnering him is Jason Holder. This is the key partnership for the visitors. Stay tuned, we’ll be back in roughly 20 minutes with the final session.

  • 1:55 PM IST

    OUT: The 69-run stand has been broken. And wait! What do we have here? A review that has finally worked for India. Shane Dowrich is the man that has to depart resulting in the loss of the sixth West Indian wicket to fall today with 182 on the board. Umesh Yadav picks up his second.

  • 1:44 PM IST

    Chase and Dowrich rebuild for West Indies: This has been a good, solid rebuilding exercise for West Indies with Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich adding a 50-plus stand for the sixth wicket. There have been some really good shots played by the two batsmen and have looked comfortable against the spinners, but unfortunately, not many in the stands have shown appreciation. It took them time, but a partnership is finally developing for West Indies. They are 175/5 in 58 overs.

  • 1:07 PM IST

    India have been all over West Indies so far today and the reason has been the visitors’ lack of partnerships in the innings. But it seems as if there’s finally something happening for the West Indies. They have scored 61 runs in the session already and Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase have added 35 runs off 47 deliveries.

India vs West Indies 2018, 2nd Test, Day 1 Live cricket score and updates: West Indies finish Day 1 on 295/7
Virat Kohli and Jason Holder

A very good morning to all our viewers. Welcome to CricketCountry‘s live coverage of the second Test between India and West Indies to be played in Hyderabad. India are 1-0 up following their huge innings victory in the first Test at Rajkot, and as we shift focus to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, the home team starts favourites once again.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.