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  • 4:08 AM IST
    West Indies are left battling to save the Test and the series after India reduced them to 45/2 in the second innings, in pursuit of 468. India made short work of West Indies, needing approximately 75 minutes to dismiss them. With India ahead by 299, in a bid to provide his bowlers rest in the sapping Jamaica heat, Virat Kohli decided against enforcing the follow on.

    West Indies pacers, led by Kemar Roach responded with fire, leaving India at 36/3 before half-centuries from Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane upped the tempo. From 41 runs scored in the first 20 overs, Vihari and Rahane added runs an over six an over post tea and declared 467 ahead. West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell walked out hoping to play out the remaining 16 overs unscathed, but Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami landed two early blow to tilt the balance heavily in favour of India.
  • 4:08 AM IST

    West Indies were left battling to save the Test and the series after India reduced them to 45/2 in the second innings, in pursuit of 468. India made short work of West Indies, needing approximately 75 minutes to dismiss them. With India ahead by 299, in a bid to provide his bowlers rest in the sapping Jamaica heat, Virat Kohli decided against enforcing the follow on.

    West Indies pacers, led by Kemar Roach responded with fire, leaving India at 36/3 before half-centuries from Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane upped the tempo. From 41 runs scored in the first 20 overs, Vihari and Rahane added runs an over six an over post tea and declared 467 ahead. West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell walked out hoping to play out the remaining 16 overs unscathed, but Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami landed two early blow to tilt the balance heavily in favour of India.

  • 3:14 AM IST

    Well, well well. No surprises here. The Indian fast bowlers once again seem to have West Indies batsmen’s number. The Windies would have hoped for an unscathed session but Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have landed early blows to remove openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell. India cruising towards 2-0

  • 2:44 AM IST

    INDIA have declared on 168/4, setting West Indies 468 to win. After the drinks break, Virat Kohli signalled Vihari and Rahane to return to the dressing room, both batsmen having completed their half-centuries. 16 overs left in the day. India will be eyeing at least a couple of wickets here. And if something like yesterday happens, this might be over tonight itself.

    What do you say?
  • 1:54 AM IST

    Half-centuries for both Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari. India’s lead crosses 450. 22 overs left. Will India have a crack at the West Indies today?

  • 1:42 AM IST

    Look who’s shown up in his hometown of Jamaica

  • 1:39 AM IST

    Fifty partnership up between Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari off 91 balls. India beginning to get a move on here. Both batsmen are going for their shots as the lead surpasses 400. How many more do you think India should score?

  • 11:37 PM IST

    Golden duck for Virat Kohli: Whoa! What has happened here? Kemar Roach has injected life into this otherwise morose session. He strikes off successive deliveries to get rid of KL Rahul and the India captain Virat Kohli. Identical dismissals both. Ball pitching in the corridor and straightens to take the edge. What more? The hat-trick ball takes the inside edge of Rahane’s bat and goes past the keeper for a boundary. Roach is on the ground and the West Indies fielders’ expressions tell the story. India 40/3

  • 10:53 PM IST

    Disciplined start for West Indies after lunch. Two maidens in a row. It’s a surface which is beginning to ask questions. Run/boundary scoring is not going to be easy on this deck.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    End of the morning session. India 16/1 as they head into lunch, with an overall lead of 315 runs. Another session which the No. 1 Test team has dominated. Four wickets falling in that session for 46 runs. How long will India bat? We’ll find out in the next session. Stay tuned, we’ll be back shortly

  • 9:51 PM IST

    OUT! It didn’t take time for West Indies to strike early in the second innings. Kemar Roach gets Mayank Agarwal. The ball lands and comes back in rapping Agarwal in front of the stumps. India 9/1 and lose a review, lead by 308 runs

  • 9:19 PM IST

    West Indies all out, India not enforcing the follow-on: The final wicket falls. Ravindra Jadeja picks up his first as West Indies are all out for 117, trailing India by 299 runs. The Windies will be bowling again shortly since Virat Kohli has decided against enforcing the follow-on.


    Do you think this is the right decision?
  • 9:12 PM IST

    GONE! Ishant picks up his first wicket of the innings. Jahmar Hamilton in his debut Test innings, edges to Virat Kohli at slips. He goes for 5 off 58 balls. West Indies slip to 117/9

  • 8:54 PM IST

    The 100 is up for the West Indies, still a long way to go to avoid the follow-on. But are India even keen on enforcing it? The batsmen were seen practicing in the nets early morning as per what we hear. Kohli has done it in the past – not enforcing a follow on – so let’s not rule out that possibility.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    Can you name the two bowlers ahead of him?

  • 8:22 PM IST

    WICKET! There you have it. The first wicket of the day goes down. Mohammed Shami bounces out Rahkeem Cornwall for 14. West Indies 97 for 8, with the follow-on threat looming. It’s also Shami’s 150th wicket in Test, he’s taken 42 matches to get there making him the third quickest to the landmark after Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinatha

  • 7:49 PM IST

    The big question heading into Day 3 of the 2nd Test is whether India can wrap up proceedings shortly and dismiss West Indies inside 100? All reason to believe so. In case, somehow you missed out on what transpired on Day 2, let us fill you in. The best bowler in world cricket, Jasprit Bumrah was once again in the thick of things, claiming a hat-trick and a fifth five-wicket-haul in Tests. After Hanuma Vihari’s maiden century and Ishant Sharma’s first Test fifty, India posted 416 before Bumrah rattled the West Indies to reduce them to 87/7.


    With that kind of dominance, it looks unlikely that the Test will last an entire five days. But before that, it’s time to look forward to Day 3 where all eyes will be on Bumrah to wipe out West Indies’ tail.
India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 live cricket score and ball by ball commentary: West Indies 45/2 at stumps, chasing 468

India vs West Indies live cricket score and ball by ball commentary, IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 3, live score in Jamaica

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the second Test between India and West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday.

Day 2 Recap

Jasprit Bumrah claimed just the third hat-trick by an Indian in Test cricket as the West Indies were left in ruins at 87/7 on the second day of the second and final Test at Sabina Park on Saturday. India had earlier racked up 416 all out in their first innings in Jamaica.

READ: Bumrah third Indian to claim Test hat-trick

Bowling with sustained pace and moving the ball through the air and off the seam, the 25-year-old fast bowler continued his devastating form of the last day of the first Test in Antigua a week earlier, when he took five wickets for just seven runs, snaring six for 16 off 9.1 overs. It was a phenomenal effort interrupted by cramp in his right leg which forced him to leave the field briefly.

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However, all the real discomfort was felt by the home side’s batsmen, and especially the trio of Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase, who were dismissed off successive deliveries for Bumrah to join spinner Harbhajan Singh and left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan as the only Indians to take Test hat-tricks.

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Bravo was caught at second slip and Brooks palpably leg-before. However it required a television review from Indian captain Virat Kohli to confirm Chase’s dismissal after on-field umpire Paul Reiffel had turned down the lbw appeal. Bumrah had already dismissed John Campbell and then added the other opener, Kraigg Brathwaite, after the hat-trick accomplishment.

He also returned after treatment for cramp and with his very first delivery back into the attack removed West Indies captain Jason Holder, leaving debutants Jahmar Hamilton and Rahkeem Cornwall to survive to the close of play. Any hope of Bumrah taking all ten wickets in the innings had ended when Mohammed Shami terminated the streaky innings of Shimron Hetmyer by bowling the left-hander for 34.

Hanuma Vihari had earlier completed his maiden Test hundred as India extended their first innings to the tea interval. On an afternoon of milestones, Vihari was last out for 111 to Holder, giving the home skipper his 100th Test victim and also allowing the fast-medium bowler to achieve his third five-wicket haul in as many Test innings at the ground.

Yet as well as Vihari played through five hours at the crease in which he faced 225 deliveries, striking 16 boundaries, he was actually overshadowed in an eighth-wicket partnership of 112 by Ishant Sharma who reached his first Test half-century. He was eventually dismissed for 57 as the home side laboured for most of their time in the field on another blistering afternoon.

Dismissed for 93 on the last day of the first Test a week earlier in Antigua, Vihari would not be denied on this occasion as the hosts wilted in the middle passage of the day’s play. However as assured as he was for most of his time in the middle, the 25-year-old right-hander still needed more than just a little luck to survive on a challenging pitch in a testing morning session.

Once again it was Holder who led the bowling effort for the West Indies with figures of five for 77 off 32.1 overs. He received good support from Cornwall, the burly off-spinner claiming three for 107 off 41 consistent overs. Cornwall should have also had the all-important wicket of Vihari but Campbell could not hold on to the opportunity diving full-length to his right at slip.

On 68 when he benefited from that let-off, Vihari was then thankful to be reprieved by technology ten runs later as an lbw verdict against him off Holder was reversed. West Indies were made to pay dearly for those opportunities lost as Vihari and Sharma piled on the runs after lunch. They were eventually separated with the tea interval beckoning as Sharma miscued an attempt to heave part-time bowler Brathwaite over the midwicket fence.

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.