Sunday, 24 July 2016 - 13:08
India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 3: India in driver’s seat against West Indies
India bowlers left West Indies in a precarious position and possibly a stage from return will take a lot of doing. West Indies resumed the day three of the first Test in Antigua at 31/1 and were looking all right until a collapse triggered by Mohammed Shami. Overnight batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Devender Bishoo started well before the latter was stumped off Amit Mishra’s bowling
Mohammed Shami then swung the match in India’s favour taking three quick wickets in the middle order. He dismissed Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Blackwood. His spell also saw West Indies slow down the scoring rate. This put pressure on the incoming batsmen.
Only Brathwaite was at ease against the Indian bowlers. That was only until Umesh Yadav dismissed him. After this, a stand was brought up by Jason Holder and Dorwich, who went on to score an unbeaten fifty.
Umesh returned to dismisses Holder and then picked up two more wickets. The last wicket was picked up by Amit Mishra. West Indies were bowled out for 243 runs and this gave India a 323-run lead. India asked West Indies to follow-on.
Ishant Sharma rocked them early as he dismissed first innings top scorer Kraigg Brathwaite. Rajendra Chandrika and Darren Bravo saw off the bowlers for later part of the day. West Indies ended the day at 21/1, trailing India by 302 runs.