India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: The second and last match of the Test series between India and West Indies is slowly moving towards a draw. The game on the third day (July 22) of the second Test being played in Port of Spain was completely affected by the rain. By the end of the third day’s play, West Indies have scored 229 runs losing 5 wickets in their first innings. At present, Alyque Athanaj and Jason Holder are unbeaten. However, the Caribbean team is still 209 runs behind India.
Braithwaite played the captaincy innings
Team India had scored 438 runs in their first innings. In response to this, the West Indies team got the first blow on Friday in the form of Tejnarayan Chanderpaul. He was able to score 33 runs. He had an opening partnership of 71 runs with captain Craig Braithwaite. On the third day (Saturday), West Indies started playing ahead of 86 runs for one wicket. Braithwaite shared a 48-run partnership for the second wicket with debutant Kirk McKenzie. Mukesh broke this partnership by dismissing McKenzie. This was Mukesh’s first international wicket. Braithwaite scored the 29th half-century of his Test career in 170 balls while playing the captaincy innings.
After this, Braithwaite shared a 40-run partnership with Jermaine Blackwood for the third wicket. Clean bowled Ashwin to Brathwaite. He scored 75 runs in 235 balls with the help of five fours and a six. Siraj clean bowled Joshua da Silva. At present, Athanaje is unbeaten on 37 runs and Jason Holder is unbeaten on 11 runs. So far Ravindra Jadeja has taken two wickets from India. At the same time, Siraj, Ashwin and Mukesh got 1-1 wickets.
Please tell that only 67 overs could be played on the third day. On the third day Indian bowlers took four wickets and West Indies scored only 143 runs. Due to rain, lunch was also taken half an hour before the time. To compensate for this, the game will start half an hour earlier on the fourth day i.e. Sunday.
India’s first innings
Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma had given a great start to Team India. Both had an opening partnership of 139 runs. Yashasvi got out after scoring 57 runs and Rohit 80 runs. Shubman Gill was dismissed for 10 runs and Ajinkya Rahane for eight runs. Virat Kohli celebrated his 500th international match in a special way by scoring a century. This was the 29th century of his Test career. At the same time, it was the 76th century of overall international career.
Virat broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar
Virat Kohli has scored his 76th international century while playing his 500th international match. This is Kohli’s first century in an overseas Test after December 2018. The long wait for his century ended in that match, which is also the 100th Test between India and West Indies. This achievement of Virat has made it memorable. In addition, Kohli now has the most international centuries in 500 matches, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 75 international centuries in his first 500 international matches.
Jadeja scored his 19th half-century in Test career
After Virat’s century, Jadeja also scored the 19th half-century of his Test career. He celebrated in fencing style with the bat. Kohli was unfortunately run out. Before getting out, he scored an inning of 121 runs in 206 balls with the help of 11 fours. At the same time, Jadeja also could not convert the half-century into a big innings. He got out after scoring 61 runs in 152 balls with the help of five fours. Kohli and Jadeja shared a 159-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Ashwin also scored a half-century
However, Ishaan Kishan could not do anything special and lost his wicket after scoring 25 runs. Jaydev Unadkat got out after scoring seven runs. At the same time, Ashwin scored the 14th half-century of his Test career. Mohammad Siraj got out without opening the account. At the same time, the last wicket fell in the form of Ashwin. He was dismissed after scoring 56 runs in 78 balls with the help of eight fours. Apart from Roach and Warrican, Jason Holder took two wickets from West Indies. At the same time, Shannon Gabriel got a wicket.