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  • 3:39 AM IST
    End of Day 2: End of a riveting day’s play, ladies and gentlemen. West Indies finish on a concerning 87/7, trailing India by 329 runs. Jasprit Bumrah picked up his sixth wicket getting the wicket of Jason Holder. Perfect day for India. They couldn’t have asked for anything better.
    Hanuma Vihari’s maiden Test century and Ishant Sharma’s first fifty ensured India crossed 400. In response, West Indies could never take off, courtesy Bumrah, who not only rattled the opposition’s top order but finished with yet another five-for in Tests, in the process, becoming the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to claim a Test hat-trick.
  • 3:05 AM IST

  • 3:04 AM IST

    West Indies 67/6: Shami comes round the wicket to Shimron Hetmyer and timber.

  • 2:41 AM IST

    Another one goes. Another five-wicket-haul for Bumrah – his fifth in Tests and second in two innings. Kraigg Brathwaite edges to Pant and West Indies have lost half their side for 22.

  • 1:36 AM IST

    Maiden Test hat-trick for Bumrah: Talk about an imposing start. Jasprit Bumrah has landed not one, not two, not three, but FOUR early blows. Two batsmen caught behind and two out LBW. First-ball ducks for Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase. What more, he’s claimed his maiden Test hat-trick – third Indian in Tests to do so, after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.

  • 12:43 AM IST

    This will fascinate you. Mohammed Shami has now been dismissed for a DUCK in all his previous six innings.

  • 12:29 AM IST

    India ALL OUT for 416: West Indies don’t waste much time to see off the last two batsmen. Extra bounce from Cornwall got Shami out caught behind, and Vihari, in search of quick runs, holed out to Roach. Jason Holder finishes with a five-wicket-haul,. His wicket of Hanuma Vihari is also his 100th in Tests?

    Have India got enough?
  • 12:20 AM IST

    India lose Ishant: Ishant goes big and perishes in the deep. One shot too many. You could see he was going after the bowling with reverse sweeps and some cheeky swings. Connects this one but is unable to clear the boundary. India lose Ishant for 57 and their eighth wicket for 414.

  • 12:10 AM IST

    Half-century for Ishant Sharma: He is elated, his expressions tell the story. Heck, Virat Kohli’s animated celebration tells the story. He’s been excelling with the sweep shot this afternoon. India are cruising, runs starting to come thick and fast.

  • 12:02 AM IST

    Vihari’s maiden Test ton: There you have it. Hanuma Vihari’s second greatest moment in Test cricket, next to making his debut. A hundred off 200 balls for him. What an innings. Twice he got close to it but somehow was not able to cross it. Here, he scampers through for a single and brings up his maiden Test century. India go past 400, this partnership adding 100.

India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 live cricket score and ball by ball commentary: Bumrah five-for leaves West Indies reeling

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between India and West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday.

Day 1 Recap

Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal stood out with half-centuries for India against West Indies on Day 1 of the second Test in Jamaica. Their fifties – raised up at either end of the second session – helped India overcome a stutter, after which a crucial stand between Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari saw the hosts through stumps, at which point the score read 264/5.

Jason Holder bowled like a dream. In fact, it was because of him that Kohli and Agarwal could not convert their fifties into hundreds. Rahkeem Cornwall was another success story. The debutant made the occasion even special, by being part of three dismissal – two catches and a maiden wicket: of Cheteshwar Pujara. And yet, India would feel they have their nose ahead, just by that much with Pant and Vihari playing some fluent strokes.

With patches of grass, Holder had no second thoughts about fielding in a bid to repeat produce to repeat of Antigua, and even although it wasn’t as rewarding as the first spell, West Indies did not make life easy for India’s top order. KL Rahul struck a couple of handsome boundaries in the first over from Kemar Roach and Agarwal did the same to Shannon Gabriel.

Holder brought himself and started with a wicket maiden – Rahul squared up with a good length delivery and edging for Cornwall to take his first catch, at first slip. The stand between Pujara and Agarwal crawled – India scored 14 in the next ten over before Cornwall had his moment under the sun. The big guy bowled slightly off and Pujara, rocking on the backfoot chopped to Shamarath brooks at backward point.

Kohli batted with fluency. After an attritional first session, two familiar names – Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane came together to put India back on track with the session brining 85 runs for the loss of one wicket. After crawling to 5 off 30 before lunch, Kohli was helped by a Gabriel half-volley which he gleefully flicked for his first boundary. Cornwall was slapped through point and so was Holder. A struggling Gabriel was Kohli’s biggest gain, who repeatedly offered the India captain freebies which was dually punished. Four off his seven boundaries came off Gabriel, including the one that took him one short of a half-century.

Agarwal grew in confidence during a tough opening session. It took him almost 10 overs to score his third boundary – a juicy half-volley from Cornwall down the ground. It was followed by an attractive off drive through mid-off off Holder. Next up, Cornwall dropped it short and it was cut through backward point. Agarwal resumed proceedings post lunch with a couple of streaky boundaries, one an inside edge for four and other through the slip cordon that brought up his half-century.

In the next over, Roach seemed to have provided the breakthrough with the umpire adjudging Agarwal out caught behind before a review saved him. However, the next over, Agarwal was goaded into trying to cut a ball that was too high and close to his body to cut. Roston Chase troubled Rahane initially. A cut fell just short of the fielder at point and the ball almost rolled back on to the stumps after Rahane prodded forward to defend. It was Gabriel who allowed India’s vice-captain to get moving and together with Kohli, Rahane had added 42 important runs. But first over after tea, he nicked Roach to offer Jahmar Hamilton, another debutant, his first catch in Test cricket.

Kohli kept India motoring along. He took Cornwall for three boundaries in seven balls, and a 26th ton looked imminent before Holder bowled a fine delivery outside off, inducing a nick from the India captain. At 202/5, with Holder in the middle of a sharp spell, India looked dodgy, but Pant and Vihari settled nerves and batted with patience. Pant swatted Chase for six, and a couple of boundaries off him but was mostly kept quiet and indulged in a little battle with Cornwall bowling round the wicket to him.

Vihari looked the more confident of the two, striking the ball with tremendous control. He drove Gabriel down the ground for a couple of boundaries in the 85th over and even with the second new ball responded well to Roach, who was bringing the ball back in. Vihari flicked two boundaries in the final over of the day to remain unbeaten eight shy of a third half-century in Tests.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.