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India vs West Indies, 3rd Test: India beat West Indies by 237 runs at St Lucia

India thumped West Indies by 237 runs after the hosts were bowled out for 108 runs in second innings at St Lucia.

By: Express Web Desk |
August 13, 2016 6:42:11 pm
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India wrapped up the second Test match on day 5 by 237 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four match Test series. Setting a target of 346 runs in front of the hosts, India started off pretty well bagging two wickets within four runs. The quicker bowlers were clinical in their planning as the trio of Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami caused the initial damages. West Indies were 53/3 at the stroke of lunch. The script became more ugly for the home team after the lunch as they were left tottering at 95/8 when the only West Indies batsman Darren Bravo who scored a half century was sent back into the hut by Mohammad Shami and eventually West Indies were bundled out for 108 runs.

India vs West Indies: As it happened

0014 hrs IST: India wrap up third Test by 237 runs, take unassailable 2-0 lead in 4-match series

0010 hrs IST: India will have to wait a bit to record the series win as Jadeja drops a difficult chance

2355 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin picks a wicket, Shami grabs a nice forward catch

2350 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s the eight one for West Indies as Shami sends Bravo back, Rohit takes the catch… WI 95/8

2340 hrs IST: WICKET! Disappointment for Holder as a mix up between two batsmen costs his wicket… That was absolutely bizarre…WI 88/7

2330 hrs IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami strikes for India, as he gets a thick edge of Dowrich’s bat and skipper Kohli collects it comfortably

2325 hrs IST: So finally, a bit of turn there for Ashwin

2315 hrs IST: Mohammad Shami has been equally clinical with his spell… PERFECT LINE AND LENGTH

2305 hrs IST: FIFTY! Darren Bravo brings his first half century of the series with a single… West Indies 80/5

2255 hrs IST: WICKET! Third umpire takes sometime but India scalp another one… Blackwood goes for 1, WI 68/4

2250 hrs IST: Jadeja spins that one away from Blackwood and Saha was swift in dislodging the bales… Third umpire has been called

2245 hrs IST: Well driven through the off side by Bravo… He gets 2 more runs

2235 hrs IST: And that one skittles into the right-handed Blackwood

2230 hrs IST: WICKET! Roston Chase had no clue about that one… Ishant disturbs the wood work behind, WI 64/4

2224 hrs IST: Something is going on between Rohit and Bravo… Few words being exchanged maybe

2220 hrs IST: FOUR! Bravo slashes one from Ishant to third man boundary

2210 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma in with his new spell from around the wickets

2200 hrs IST: The teams are out in the middle

213o hrs IST: West Indies go into lunch at 53/3, require 293 more runs to win

2120 hrs IST: Another bowling change here… Jadeja has been thrown the ball

2110 hrs IST: Good cricket from Indian team… They are trying to make a stronger grip in the contest

2100 hrs IST: WICKET! Third wicket for India… Ishant removes Samuels… The off stump went for a toss and WI 35/3

2050 hrs IST: Bravo is trying to accelerate a bit as the home team needs to get back the momentum

2045 hrs IST: FOUR! Meanwhile Braco gets into the act and smashes one to boundary

2040 hrs IST: Samuels has almost played 3 overs and he’s yet to get off the mark

2030 hrs IST: Samuels’ experience is the key now in West Indies batting… He needs to hang on till the end

2020 hrs IST: West Indies move into double figures… But they have a mountain to climb… The two early scalps have created a lot of pressure on home side

2010 hrs IST: WICKET! Indian bowlers are on fire… Bhuvi traps Brathwaite in front of the stumps… Windies struggling at 4/2

2005 hrs IST: WICKET! India draw first blood… Johnson flicks straight to Rohit as Shami gets his first… A bit of a short pitched delivery and Jinson wasn’t able to control that pace WI 4/1

2000 hrs IST: What game plan would West Indies team be having??? Will they try to go after this total

1956 hrs IST: So West Indies get on to the board with a single at St Lucia

1955 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball in his hands as he will start the proceedings for India on last day

1945 hrs IST: SO the Indian team fielders and Windies openers are out in the middle… West Indies need 346 runs to equal series…

1940 hrs IST: India declare second innings at 217/7, set West Indies a target of 346 runs

1935 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja is gone and Cummins picks a five-wicket haul… He tries to go aerial but only gives a catch

1925 hrs IST: India go past 200-run mark… Lead stretches to over 325

1922 hrs IST: Jadeja is the next man in… He would be looking to go after the bowlers though, because the left hand batsman wasn’t able to do much about his batting in first innings

1920 hrs IST: WICKET! India lose another one and this time it’s Saha who gives a catch to Dowrich off Cummins

1910 hrs IST: India have gone past that 300-run lead and can we see an early declaration here ??? What’s on mind of Virat Kohli???

1908 hrs IST: This is a bit surprising that Holder is bowling and we haven’t seen someone like a Joseph or Gabriel

1905 hrs IST: India should not waste much time and grab some quick runs so that they can declare the innings

1900 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in who’s replaced Rohit Sharma

1850 hrs IST: WICKET! India lose first wicket just after start of final day… Rohit Sharma is gone… India 157/4

BUILD UP

India vs West Indies: I didn’t think I would get five wickets, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Indian medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said that he did not expect a handsome return on day four of the third Test, even as his 5 for 33 broke the back of West Indies’ innings and bowled them out for 225 runs. At stumps, the visitors were leading by overall 285 runs with a day to play.

India vs West Indies: We have to work extra hard, says Kraigg Brathwaite

Virat Kohli

West Indies’ opener Kraigg Brathwaite has conceded that his side has been placed at the backfoot and will need to work extra hard to save the third Test against India here, after the visitors have taken an overall lead of 285 runs on day four.

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