Sharma Shines Before Rain Moves In

Sharma Shines Before Rain Moves In
Sharma Shines Before Rain Moves In
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India 201 (Laxman 85, Raina 53) v
West Indies 98-5 (Sharma 3-31)
Second Test, Barbados, day two

Only 25.3 overs of play were possible during the second day's play of the second Test between the West Indies and India in Barbados.

In that time, replying to India's 201, the West Indies lost two wickets as they moved from 30 for three to 98 for five when the bad weather that arrived between lunch and tea prevented a resumption.

Ishant Sharma bowled an excellent early spell and was rewarded with the wickets of nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo (13) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (18).

Bishoo was caught by Virat Kohli in the gulley as he fended at a rising delivery before Sarwan was trapped in front by a ball that darted in and kept a fraction low.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul then scored 20 not out in 63 balls with Marlon Samuels unbeaten on 21 in 58 deliveries, hitting three fours.

India, who lead the series 1-0 after a 63-run win in Jamaica, needed half-centuries from VVS Laxman (85) and Suresh Raina (53) to reach 201 after the West Indies started strongly.

Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards and Bishoo all took three wickets.

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