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  • 3:56 PM IST

    Landmark: Half-centuries for Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant; they bring it up off consecutive balls. The partnership is slowly approaching 100 as India narrow down the deficit.

  • 3:48 PM IST

    Pant and Rahane blunting out West Indies threat. Rahane has got a move on, while Rishabh Pant continues to operate the only way he knows how to. Both batsmen are approaching their half-centuries as the partnership continues to blossom. It’s currently moved to 82 off 122 balls. India 245/4, trail by just 66 runs

  • 3:46 PM IST

    How special was Umesh Yadav’s 6 for 88? Find out.

  • 3:45 PM IST

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Alright then, we are back, to bring you the final session of the day. West Indies have found they way back into the match picking up three crucial wickets of Shaw, Pujara and Kohli. But the work is not done. The real test starts here. Ajinkya Rahane has not been on the best of forms for India, but Rishabh Pant is. Can they continue the good work?

    We will find out as the final two hours of the day gets underway.
  • 2:41 PM IST

    India finish at 173/4 at tea on Day 2, trail West Indies by 138 runs. Virat Kohli was dismissed just when India seemed to be playing out the session without any further damage.

  • 1:16 PM IST

    Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are holding fort for India. This is a crucial partnership for India. West Indies are creating the right type of pressure, having Devendra Bishoo and Jomel Warrincan. The two batsmen have added 31 off 66 as India reach 134/3, trailing by over 150 runs.

  • 12:39 PM IST

    OUT: Another strike for West Indies, they are not out of the match yet. India lose Cheteshwar Pujara, pokes at the ball from Shannon Gabriel and is out caught behind. India 102 for 3.

    Alright then, it surely ain’t as easy as Rajkot, eh? West Indies are coming hard at India, A great beginning to the second session.
  • 12:30 PM IST

    OUT: Prithvi Shaw departs, he tries to go inside out to Warrican but doesn’t get the elevation and finds the fielder at cover. He goes for 70. We won’t be lying. He sure looked set to score a second consecutive century. India 98 for 2. Yeah, Shaw scored 70 of them.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    And that’s lunch on Day 2, ladies and gentlemen. India have reached 80 for 1, after bowling West Indies out for 311 in the first innings. Umesh Yadav’s 6/88 restricts West Indies from getting 350, after which Shaw took control with a 39-ball half-century. India have lost KL Rahul but this is a long Indian batting line-up. We’ll be back soon with the second session.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    OUT: Another failure for Rahul. Having struggled for 24 balls, he chops one onto his stumps from Jason Holder. India 61/1.

  • 10:36 AM IST

    Medical attention being given to Shane Dowrich after the Windies wicketkeeper took a blow to his knee as the ball goes for FOUR. Prithvi Shaw has given India a quick start, moving to 19 off just 14 balls while KL Rahul is happy to be cautious at the other end. India 30/0 in just 3.2 overs.

  • 10:05 AM IST

    ALL OUT: That’s it! West Indies are dismissed for 311. India have taken seven overs to wind up the West Indies innings. Umesh Yadav dismissed Roston Chase and last man Shannon Gabriel off consecutive deliveries to finish with career-best figures of 6 for 88. It will not be 350 for West Indies. It took 29 minutes for India to pick up the final three wickets.

    The Indian innings is about to begin shortly. Stay tuned!
  • 9:41 AM IST

    Seven balls and already a lot has happened. Umesh Yadav struck in the first over of the day, clean bowling Devendra Bishoo, but first ball of the next over, Roston Chase registered his fourth Test century, first ton away with a puch towards the space between mid wicket and square leg. The helmet comes off and the bat is raised. This has been a special effort. West Indies 303 for 8.

  • 9:34 AM IST

    Alright, we’re underway. Chase and Bishoo make their way out in the middle. So are the Indian players. West Indies will surely be eyeing 350 from here onward, while India would be keen on getting these final three wickets.

  • 9:02 AM IST

    In case you missed out on what transpired at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium yesterday, here is a replug of our Day 1 report –

  • 9:00 AM IST

    A very good morning to all our viewers. Welcome to CricketCountry‘s coverage of the second Test between India and West Indies being played in Hyderabad. After a spirited performance from West Indies highlighted the opening day that saw them finish on 295 for 7, we get ready for Day 2, in which all eyes will be on the star-studded Indian batting.

    However, before that happens, the home team needs to take out three more West Indian wickets. Yesterday, from 176/6, Roston Chase and Jason Holder blunted the threat of the Indian attack to put 96 runs for the sixth wicket. And even though Holder was dismissed during the closing moments of the day, Chase is still out there, TWO runs shy of what would be his fourth Test century, second against India.
India vs West Indies 2018, 2nd Test, Day 2 Live cricket score and updates: Pant, Rahane fifties drive India
West Indies are in sight for their first 300-plus total in five innings.

The opening day of the second Test between India and West Indies in Hyderabad saw the visitors put up a much-improved performance with the bat, with Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder forging a 96-run stand for the sixth wicket to take the side to 295 for 7. Chase is two short of his fourth Test century, and will be hoping for support from the last three batsmen to accumulate as many runs as possible as West Indies remain in sight for their first 300-plus total in five innings.