2nd Test: Indian bowlers leave Windies struggling (Tea Report)


Hyderabad, Oct 14  The West Indies are on the verge of yet another defeat as they were tottering at 76/6 at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.

The visitors now have a slender lead of 20 runs. They were dismissed for 311 runs in their first innings while the Indians posted 367 in their first essay.

Hyderabad: India’s Ravichandran Ashwin in action on Day 3 of the Second Test match between India and West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Oct 14, 2018. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

India, who had won the first Test by an innings and 272 runs, are well on their way to a clean sweep of the two-match series.

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav did most of the damage with figures of 3/32. The pacer, who had figures of 6/88 in the first innings, has nine wickets so far in this match.

The spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav picked up a wicket each.

Earlier, riding on some top-class bowling, the West Indies wrapped up India at 367 runs in their first innings.

Brief scores:

West Indies: 311 and 76/6 (Shai Hope 28; Umesh Yadav 3/32) lead by 20 runs vs India: 367 in first innings (Rishabh Pant 92, Ajinkya Rahane 80; Jason Holder 5/56). – IANS