Windies vs India, 2nd Test: Key takeaways from Day 2
West Indies have suffered badly in the ongoing second Test match against India at Kingston. The hosts are staring at a defeat after just two days of cricket. India posted 416/10 in the first innings. Jasprit Bumrah's six-wicket haul that included a hat-trick floored the hosts. Windies are reeling at 87/7 after a stunning collapse. Here's more.
Vihari showed his speciality in Test cricket after slamming a maiden ton. His 111-run knock was studded with 16 boundaries. Vihari struck a 112-run partnership with Ishant Sharma for the eighth wicket and that helped India surpass 400 runs. This was sheer patience and vision from Vihari, who looked composed and well settled throughout his innings. India have found a real gem in him.
Jason Holder showed his resilience with the ball and claimed a fifer. His 5/77 was an example of hard work and belief against a strong Indian batting unit. Holder was the bright spark for Windies on a terrible day. He was well supported by debutant Rakheem Cornwall (3/105). The giant Windies spinner shared a lot of burden and will feel happy with the returns.
Windies' batting was once again sheepish in nature and Bumrah cashed in. He was unplayable with figures of 6/16. Bumrah claimed a stunning hat-trick and became the third Indian to do so in Test cricket. Windies were all over the place and Bumrah made them pay heavily. The right-arm pacer looks set to dictate the Test match. India could well win on Day 3.
India resumed Day 2 at 264/5 and lost Rishabh Pant early on. Vihari continued to battle hard and found support from Ravindra Jadeja (16) and Ishant. The partnership with Ishant took the steam out from WI. The hosts got off to a poor start and never quite keep Bumrah at bay. The entire batting unit showed no signs of resistance.