India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3: Windies captain Jason Holder came good on the third morning to peg back the hosts who were in a dominant position in the Hyderabad Test. Holder picked up Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja in one over to get the touring Windies back in the game. Ajinkya Rahane missed out on what would have been a crucial hundred. Rahane was out for 80, he fell 20 runs short of a century that would have been his first century in India since 2016. It was a delivery that seemed to have bounced a tough more than Rahane expected and that led to his undoing. He top-edged it to gully and was out.
In the same over he also got rid of the centurion from Rajkot Jadeja with a ball that came back in sharply to beat his defence, it hit him on his pads and the umpire raised his finger as there was no bat involved.
Meanwhile, Holder went on to pick the wicket of Kuldeep Yadav which meant he picked up a well-deserved five-wicket haul. Pant too missed out on a hundred as he fell for 92 for the second time in the series. Pant will certainly be disappointed with his shot selection as there seemed to be no need for him to try something adventorous when the runs were coming.
The second new ball has been taken straight away by WI skipper Jason Holder on Day 3, and it seemed to have worked wonders for the touring Windies side.
At the time of filing the copy, India had a 25 runs lead and were 336/8 with Ashwin and Umesh in the middle.