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At the end of day 2, the West Indies team made an excellent comeback into the match by bowling out India for 353. In their first innings, the West Indies have made 107 for the loss of 1 wicket trailing by 246 runs with 9 wickets in hand.
- Ashwin and Saha’s partnership frustrates West Indies
Starting the day on 234 for 5, the overnight Indian batsmen Ashwin and Saha continued to frustrate the West Indies bowlers. Saha and Ashwin looked confident with their stroke play and made sure that the partnership went along. Saha completed his half century and after that played attacking strokes. Saha played some wonderful pull and flick strokes off the fast bowlers making sure India end the first session in a commanding position. Ashwin remained not out on 99 and Saha on the verge of a hundred. Ashwin completed his century after lunch and so too Saha. Both of them put on 213 runs stand before Saha was dismissed for 104.
- Indian tail could not contribute too much
After Saha’s wicket, the Indian tail could not contribute too much. Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, well settled Ashwin and Ishant Sharma went in quick succession. The last five Indian wickets fell in the space of 14 runs. Jadeja scored 6, Kumar 0, Ashwin played a marathon knock of 118 and Ishant Sharma went for 0. From 339 for 6, the Indian team were bundled out for 353.
- Solid opening partnership
The West Indies innings got off to a good start as Johnson and Braithwaite gave the team a good solid start. Both of them played positive strokes off the spinners as well pacers. West Indies went into tea break at the score of 16 for 0. After the tea break, both openers looked good. Braithwaite and Johnson put on 59 for the first wicket. Johnson was brilliantly run out by KL Rahul for 23.
- Braithwaite holding the fort for West Indies
West Indies opener Kraigg Braithwaite who failed in the first two test matches looked solid on the 2nd day. He mixed caution with aggression and made sure that West Indies do not lose too many wickets Braithwaite played some wonderful pull strokes off the pace bowlers and sometimes came down the track and attacked him. He completed his half-century off 141 balls. Braithwaite remained not out on 53.
- Second wicket partnership between Bravo and Braithwaite
After the wicket of Johnson, the second wicket partnership between Braithwaite and Bravo made sure that West Indies came back strongly. Both of them have put on 48 runs for the second wicket. Despite some plays and misses, both batsmen looked comfortable. West Indies are trailing by 246 runs with 9 wickets in hand and are hoping that these two batsmen can start fresh on day 3. Darren Bravo remained not out on 18 while Braithwaite remained not out on 53.