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  • 5:01 PM IST

    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Latest Score and Updates: That’s all from us. Day 2 is usually considered to be the best day for batting and in all likelihood, the home team will have their turn with the willow. The pitch, in all honesty, has played excellently which was evident from the way the Windies batsmen were stroking their shots. Nothing alarming so far. Do join us on Saturday morning at 0930 IST (0400 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

  • 4:59 PM IST

  • 4:59 PM IST
    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Live Updates: Earlier in the day, Windies won a good toss and elected to bat. They got off to a decent start but then kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. The post-Lunch session saw a plenty of runs flowing as the pair of Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich attacked the Indian bowlers. The former, in particular, was very positive right from the onset. His century stand with skipper Holder dominated the evening session before Umesh Yadav struck late in the day.

    For India, six wickets have fallen to the bowlers with similar surnames. Kuldeep Yadav was inconsistent with his line and length but whenever he got it right, he looked dangerous. Umesh Yadav, too, was threatening, especially with the old ball which was reversing. Ravichandran Ashwin was the most accurate bowler. The offie kept it tidy and also picked the first wicket of the day. The unfortunate injury to debutant Shardul Thakur has not cost the hosts much as their three spinners shared the workload quite efficiently.
  • 4:37 PM IST

  • 4:34 PM IST

    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Latest Score and Updates: Tossed up ball around off, turning back in, Chase forces it down to long off for a run. No more over to be bowled today and Chase will have a sleepless night on 98. Virat Kohli pats him on the back and now the players are leaving the field. Stumps on Day 1! Windies 295/7 at Stumps vs India in Hyderabad. Chase 98*, Holder 52, Kuldeep 3/74, Umesh 3/83

  • 4:25 PM IST

    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Live Updates: Bowling change. Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack. Around 7 minutes left for Stumps. We have already exceeded the number of overs to be bowled in a day. Doing extra work… Windies 287/7 vs India in Hyderabad

  • 4:22 PM IST

  • 4:22 PM IST

    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Latest Score and Updates: OUT! Here comes the breakthrough for India. Umesh has struck with a short delivery to break the century stand. It’s around the batsman’s rib cage, Holder feels that he has it covered as he goes for the pull shot. But the Windies skipper fails to middle it and ends up gloving it behind. Pant catches the ball, they appeal and Holder is seen walking. Getting strangled down the leg side is not the prettiest way to get out. Virat Kohli, as usual, is pumped up. Windies 286/7 vs India

  • 4:21 PM IST

    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Live Updates: FOUR! Holder reaches his 8th Test fifty in some style. He greets the short delivery by Yadav with open arms. Makes space for his pull shot and nails it through mid-wicket for a boundary. A very responsible knock by the skipper as he continues with his growth in international cricket. His batting has improved by leaps and bounds in the recent past. Windies in control currently. Windies 280/6 vs India

  • 3:47 PM IST

    IND vs WI 2nd Test, Latest Score and Updates: FOUR! Short and outside off, turning back in, Chase quickly transfers his weight on the back foot and punches it with a lot of power to the deep cover fence. A fact – India have not bowled a single maiden over since the 40th over. Windies 265/6 vs India

India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Highlights Day 1: West Indies rode on excellent hhalf-centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday. Chase (98 not out) and tailender Devendra Bishoo (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day. Also Read - India's Predicted Squad For England Test Series: Kohli, Ishant Set to Return; Shami, Jadeja And Vihari Unavailable

Resuming the final session at 197/6, Chase and Holder (52) stretched their seventh wicket partnership further to 104 runs before the skipper finally fell to pacer Umesh Yadav, caught behind by stumper Rishabh Pant. Also Read - IND vs AUS: Sanjay Manjrekar Decodes Virat Kohli's Marathi Tweet in Praise of Shardul Thakur, Narrates Interesting Story

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Looking at Indian batsmen’s impressive form and a batting friendly Hyderabad wicket, Kohli’s men are likely to put up a mammoth score. While young opener Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, skipper Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja were impressive with the bat in Rajkot, Ajinkya Rahane once again failed to fire.

The only cause of concern for the Indian team management is Rahane, who last scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in August 2017. It would be the last time for the Indian vice-captain to get back in form before the Australian tour, starting in December.

In the bowling department, Kohli will stick to three spinners — Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami will lead the pace attack in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who have been rested for the short series.

Kuldeep will try to replicate the Rajkot show, where the chinaman returned with figures of 5/57 in the second innings and another impressive outing will possibly confirm his ticket to Australia. On the other hand, the West Indies need to come out with something special to challenge the confident Indian team.

Their batsmen succumbed to the Indian bowlers in Rajkot as the team failed to touch the 200-run mark in both the innings. Kieran Powell’s 83 and Roston Chase’s 53 were the only notable contributions from the visitors’ batting line-up in the first game.

The Carribean batsmen need to show patience in Hyderabad, unlike the last Test where they seemed to be in a hurry to leave the pitch with unwanted shots. Rather than playing attacking shots on every occasion, the West Indian batsmen need to show defence, especially against the Indian spinners. In the bowling department, spinner Devendra Bishoo picked up four wickets, but leaked 217 runs in his 54-over spell.