Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind vs Wi Test

Indian bowlers fired in unison to bowl out West Indies for 173 and took crucial 73 runs first innings lead on the second day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Indian bowlers were on a roll as West Indies lost their wickets at regular interval on the second day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

The West Indies were 119/5 at lunch after Test debutant Praveen Kumar's three-wicket burst.

Praveen dismissed Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo and Brendan Nash in quick succession to dent the West Indies first innings.

Praveen took his third wicket when he had Nash caught by Sureash Raina at third slip to reduce the West Indies to 102/5.

Praveen got his first Test wicket when he had Adrian Barath caught behind by MS Dhoni off a superb outswinger.

Praveen struck again in his next over when he had Bravo (18) caught behind by Dhoni.

Barath hit a six and 9 fours in his 64-run knock and added 56 runs for the third wicket with Bravo before falling to Praveen.

Barath's knock came after the early dismissal of Ramnaresh Sarwan.

Ishant Sharma trapped Sarwan plumb in front of the wicket in the second over of the second day.

Sarwan (3) could add only one run to his overnight score before Ishant struck on his first ball of the day with an inswinger that hit Sarwan's left pad before he could bring his bat down.

The day's play started with Barath and Sarwan resuming the West Indies first innings.

On Day 1, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh struck flamboyant half-centuries, yet India endured a rocky start to the Test.

Raina hit the top score of 82, and Harbhajan supported with 70, as the Indians, electing to bat, were dismissed for 246 in their first innings about 45 minutes after tea.

Ishant Sharma then set West Indies back with the scalp of Lendl Simmons for three, as the home team reached 34/1 at stumps.