Kohli and Rahane 50s help India take big lead against West Indies on Day 3

Both Kohli and Rahane scored 50s on Day 3
Both Kohli and Rahane scored 50s on Day 3
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Roston Chase hits through the offside during his topscore of 48
Roston Chase hits through the offside during his topscore of 48
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Both Kohli and Rahane brought up their half-centuries as India closed the day with 185-3 and a lead of 260 runs. If the hosts don't get India out early on day 4, this match will quickly get past them.


Match Summary: Day 3

India 1st Innings 297

West Indies 1st Innings 222

India 2nd Innings 185-3

[Rahane 53(140), Kohli(c) 51(111); Roston Chase 2/69, Roach 1/18]

India lead by 260 runs




It looked as if West Indies would bundle out for well under 200 when they were eight down for 179. However, there was a 41-run partnership between Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins which took the team to 222, still conceding a 75-run first-innings lead.

Indian openers Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agrawal started well but there was a rare lapse in concentration by Agarwal which saw him lose his wickets off Roston Chase in the 14th over 

KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara also fell in quick succession. With India at 81-3 in the 31st over and both Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane new at the crease, it was time for some rebuilding and the duo did exactly that.



Rahane was lucky a couple of times as one chipped shot fell just short of the fielder and West Indies did not review when he was lbw off Kemar Roach, but you don't begrudge luck when it goes in your favour.

Both Kohli and Rahane brought up their half-centuries as India closed the day with 185-3 and a lead of 260 runs. If the hosts don't get India out quickly on day 4, this match will get past them.

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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