Ishant Sharma 5-er helps India arrest momentum on Day 2 against West Indies

Ishant Sharma claimed a 5-wicket haul on Day 2
Ishant Sharma claimed a 5-wicket haul on Day 2
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After being the saviour with the bat, Ishant settled into a nice line and length which helped him wipe off the West Indies middle-order and bag a much-deserved five-wicket haul.

Match Summary: Day 2

India 297-All Out

West Indies 189-8

[Roston Chase 48(74), Hetmyer 35(47); Ishant 5/42, Bumrah 1/36]

West Indies trail by 108 runs



India started the day in a tricky situation at 203-6. A few wickets could have meant that the visitors would have been bundled for around 230 and they would have found it hard to take a first innings lead.

However, it was credit to Ravindra Jadeja (58) and Ishant Sharma who had a 60-run partnership to help India move close to 300. After Rishabh Pant was dismissed by Kemar Roach early, it was Jadeja who stitched partnerships with Sharma and later on with Jasprit Bumrah to take India to a decent score despite some fiery bowling from Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel who picked up four and three wickets respectively.

West Indies started well with John Campbell looking positive. The 36-run opening stand of West Indies was broken by Mohammed Shami. After that many batsmen got starts but could not capitalise.



Roston Chase was looking good on 48 but chipped a ball in the air in what was a soft dismissal off Ishant Sharma. Sharma got confidence out of that and then settled into a nice line and length which helped him wipe off the West Indies middle-order and bag a much-deserved five-wicket haul.

With West Indies struggling at 189-8, India are likely to take somewhere around an 80-run lead sans the heroics of Jason Holder.

West Indies- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach

India- Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

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