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12-Oct-2018 11:36:00 GMT
Ind v WI - 2nd Test, Hyderabad, day 2

Kuldeep, Umesh Puts India on top despite Chase resistance

Hyderabad: Roston Chase was batting on 98 as West Indies were 295-7 at stumps after electing to bat on day one of the second Test against India in Hyderabad on Friday.

Chase and Devendra Bishoo, on two, were batting at close of play. Skipper Jason Holder made 52 during a 104-run seventh-wicket stand with Chase.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and paceman Umesh Yadav claimed three wickets each.

Chase (98 not out) and tailender Devendra Bishoo (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

Resuming the final session at 197/6, Chase and Holder (52) stretched their seventh wicket partnership further to 104 runs before the skipper finally fell to pacer Umesh Yadav, caught behind by stumper Rishabh Pant.

Debutant paceman Shardul Thakur hobbled off the ground with a groin injury after sending down only 10 deliveries but spinner Kuldeep (3-74) and paceman Umesh (3-83) ensured the hosts did not suffer.

The onus was on Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell to give the tourists a strong start after Holder won the toss and unsurprisingly elected to bat on a track that looked full of runs.

With Umesh occasionally straying down the leg side and a couple of edges by Powell running to the fence, West Indies found little to complain about in the first five overs.

Brief scores:
West Indies 295 for 7 (Chase 98*, Holder 52, Kuldeep 3-74, Umesh 3-83) v India

Umesh jolted West Indies in the sixth over when Powell, who made 22, was adjudged leg before but the batsman successfully reviewed the decision, with replays suggesting an inside edge.

It was a combination of Powell's recklessness and Ravichandran Ashwin's guile which led to the first dismissal.

The opener stepped out against the off-spinner who quickly shortened his length and pitched it wide, prompting an uppish drive straight to Ravindra Jadeja at cover.

Kuldeep dismissed Brathwaite for 14, trapping him lbw with a delivery that beat the bat and hit the opener on his back leg.

Shai Hope hit five boundaries in his 36 but his dismissal off the final delivery before the lunch break tilted the session in India's favour.

Umesh generated movement off the seam to dismiss Hope leg before after a similar appeal against the batsman had been turned down in his previous over.

The tourists made two changes with Holder returning from injury to replace Keemo Paul and spinner Jomel Warrican substituting Sherman Lewis.


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