The game, however, that is attracting and gaining a lot of attention on this side of the pond is the test match between West Indies and India.
India ended the day licking their chops as they collared West Indies against the rope with what must be a sound thrashing of the opposition in mind.
India’s chief destroyers have been Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. They shared eight wickets between them to put their team in pole position.
Both bowlers had the West Indies batsmen bobbing and weaving throughout their stay at the wicket and when the first innings was all over, the Windies had a mere 243 runs to show on the third day of the first Test against India, some 323 runs behind India’s mammoth total of 566 for 8 declared.
With 13 overs left before the close of play and with five bowlers in his side, India’s captain Kohli enforced the first follow-on for his team since late 2012 against England in Ahmedabad.
The decision paid dividends immediately as Ishant’s inswinger trapped Brathwaite in front, and the West Indies most accomplished opener in the current set up was out for 2 runs.
However, Bravo and Rajendra Chandrika kept the rampant India’s bowlers at bay, thus closing the third day’s innings at 21 runs for one wicket.
West Indies 243 (K Brathwaite 74, Dowrich 57*, Yadav 4-41, Shami 4-66) and (f/o) 21 for 1 (Ishant 1-3) trail India 566 for 8 decl. by 302 runs
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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