AND IT'S STUMPS, WEST INDIES 295/7 (95 OVERS) Over 95: Kuldeep Yadav continues, Chase takes a single and then Bishoo goes for another single, Chase takes a double and inches closer to his 100 and ends the over with a single. Over 94: Ashwin on the attack, three singles between Bishoo and Chase from the over. Over 93: Kuldeep continues, Bishoo on strike, another maiden over. Over 92: Umesh Yadav continues, Chase on strike, a maiden over. Over 91: Kuldeep Yadav is brough it, Chase takes a single as the ball skids off, Bishoo is on strike now, no runs come off the over.
West Indies finally returned to the competition in the second Test match against India in Hyderabad on Friday, and perfromed totally opposite to what they had done in the first Test.
At stumps, West Indies were 295/7 in 95 over with Chase not out on 98 and Bishoo on the other end.
Holder made the crucial half-century and Chase was just two runs short of the century at stumps. They both gave a crucial 100-run partnership to West Indies.
West Indies dominated the third session as there was little Indian bowlers could do, However, Umesh Yadav struck in the 90th over and removed set-batsman Jason Holder, breaking the crucial partnership.
Roston Chase contninued his campaign despite wicket lossses and that helped West Indies settle for a good score with three wickets stil to go now.
The day, however, started with India dominating yet again, scalping three wickets with Windies just over 80 runs, on a pitch favourable to batsmen.
For West Indies, Roston Chase played a significant innings and took his team to a respectable mark.
Captain Jason Holder's return also bolstered spirit back into the team and he rose to the occasion, providing the much needed stability.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the second Test in Hyderabad on Friday.
To West Indies' relief, Jason Holder returned to the side. Paceman Kemar Roach was not included in the second Test match.
For India, Shardul
Thakur joined playing eleven as Mohammad Shami was rested. Shardul
received his Test cap from India team head coach Ravi Shastri, he became the 294th player to represent India in Tests.
India got three key wickets as West Indies reached 86/3 at lunch in the second and the final Test match in Hyderabad. R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav
picked a wicket each and Umesh Yadav trapped Shai Hope just before lunch.
The wicket has been helpful for the bowlers and India made the most of it. Shardul
Thakur, who was playing his debut Test today, had to leave the field while he was bowling his second over due to injury.
West Indies showed some fight in the second session as they made runs with the bat and were just on the verge of touching 200-run mark. Chase remained the key batsman, scoring his 7th Test fifty. Dowrich looked good but departed as Umesh trapped him on an in-swinger.
shined with the ball yet again, picking 3 key wickets Umesh Yadav was just after him, picking Hope and Dowrich. Ashwin
got Powell's wicket.
Kuldeep was difficult for the batsmen as they could not read his bowling and he continued to give them trouble. Umesh Yadav picked up wickets three wickets, he was the sole paceman for India after Shardul Thakur
had to leave the field following an injury.
However, Windies looked patient and showed character. The batsmen initially faltered but then Holder's prescence and Chase's inning provided the much needed stability to the team.
Jadeja remained wicket-less today as the pitch was easy for the batsmen and his pace only helped batsmen.
india picked up three wickets in the second session and again, had things going their way while West Indies looked puzzled.
Overall, a good day with both teams putting a good fight. The second day would be interesting considering there are runs on the baord and India have a strong batting attack
Windies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel
India (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur