Bridgetown, India versus West Indies, Day -5 (16th -30th over) match update
Bridgetown, after the first 15 overs the Caribbean kings were 47/2 with, AB Barath (19) and DW Bravo,(5) on the crease at the day-5 of second test match between India and West Indies.
To bowl the 16th over spin wizard, Harbhajan Singh stepped in and right on the second delivery, the 21-year-old, Barath, successfully managed to score a boundary of him, remaining of the four deliveries of that particular over went without any
After 16 overs Windies went for the lunch at 51/2, at that particular point the Caribbean Kings were 230-runs short of their target.
Soon after the lunch, Praveen Kumar, charged in to deliver the 17th, first over after the lunch proved to be decent one as it was a maiden, at the end of 17 overs West Indies were battling hard against an in form Indian blowing attack at 51/2.
For the visitors, after the lunch first breakthrough came at the last delivery of Ishant’s Sharma’s over as Barath served Raina with an easy catch at third slip. Barath departed after scoring 27 off 64 deliveries, at the end 18 overs Windies were more into
trouble as they were 55/3.
Afterwards, Shivnarine Chanderpaul came out in the middle to replace Barath, Chanderpaul earned his first run of the second innings in the 20 over and at the end on 20th over Windies were 58/3 with Bravo unbeaten at 7.
Next two overs from Sharma and Kumar showcased tight and on the spot bowling as Windies batsmen failed to score even a single run in 21st and 22nd over.
A glimmer of hope emerged for the hosts in the 26th over as Bravo twice dispatched lose deliveries from A Mithun to the boundary, after 26 overs the Caribbean kings were 74/3 as they managed to score 10 valuable runs during this particular over.
In the 27th over Bravo again stepped up as he scored his third boundary in just two overs this time it was Kumar’s turn to be penalized, at the end of 27 overs the hosts were 80/3.
In the next three overs Windies batsmen only added 2 more runs to the team total and after Harbhajan’s maiden over the hosts were 82/3 in the 30th over with Chanderpaul on 5 and Bravo unbeaten at a promising score of 26.