India vs WI, day 3 of first test: India take the driver’s seat
Antigua: West Indies cricket team has been left in a precarious position by the Indian bowlers. The day three of the first test played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua was resumed by West Indies at 31/1 and the team was looking all right until Mohd Shami triggered a collapse.
Overnight batsmen Devender Bishoo and Kaigg Brathwaite began well before the former was stumped off by Amit Mishra. Thereafter, Shami swung the match in India’s favour by taking three quick wickets in middle order. Slowing down the West Indies scoring rate, Shami dismissed Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo as well as Blackwood. This put a lot of pressure on the incoming batsmen.
Bratwaite was the only batsman seemed at ease against the Indian bowlers until he was dismissed by Umesh Yadav. Bringing up a stand, Jason Holder and Dorwich went on to score an unbeaten fifty. Later, Yadav returned to dismiss Holder and picked up two more wickets. The last wicket was taken by Amit Mishra. The team was collapsed at 243 runs which gave India a lead of 323 runs.
West Indies was asked to follow-on by India. Rocking them early, Ishant Sharma dismissed top scorer of the first innings Brathwaite. The bowlers were seen off by Darren Bravo and Rajendra Chandrika for later part of the day. The day was ended by West Indies at 21/1, trailing the Indian team by 302 runs.