West Indies 78-5 after 27 overs – Indian bowlers dominate, second Test

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West Indies 78-5 after 27 overs – Indian bowlers dominate, second Test

West Indies were in trouble and had lost their five wickets at the total of 78 runs at the end of the 27th over of their first innings.

The second Test match is being played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, from June, 28th to July, 2nd, 2011.

Earlier India was bowled out at 201 runs in 68 overs, VVS Laxman was the top performer with the bat who scored 85 runs and the young Suresh Raina contributed 53 runs. The pair accumulated 117 runs partnership for the fifth wicket and consolidated the innings for India.

Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul and Devendra Bishoo shred three wickets each from the Caribbeans as Darren Sammy chipped in with one wicket.

The Indian bowlers were unplayable once the Windies started their first innings as they lost two quick wickets at five runs and the third wicket was gone at the total of 30 runs.

They had lost their three top order batsmen, Adrian Barath, for three runs, Lendl Simmons for two runs and the promising Darren Bravo for nine runs. They had reached at 30 runs for the loss of three wickets at the end of the first day’s play. Ramnaresh Sarwan and the night watchman Bishoo were unbeaten on 10 and 0 respectively.

Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun shared one wicket each from India.

Kumar opened the bowling for India on the second day and delivered over no.13, which ended as a maiden.

Sharma was handed over the ball from the other end who gave away seven runs in his first over of the day.

India got the first breakthrough on the fourth ball of the 18th over when Bishoo was caught in the second gully by Virat Kohli off Sharma on 13 runs.

The third wicket fell at the 53 runs and the experienced batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul entered in the ground.

West Indies got another setback when Sarwan was declared leg before wicket off Sharma on the last ball of the 18th over at his personal score of 18 runs.

The fifth wicket was lost at 57 runs which put the Windies in trouble and the last recognised batsman Marlon Samuels came in and joined with Chanderpaul.

The duo took the score to 78 runs for the loss of five wickets at the end of the 27th over, Chanderpaul and Samuels were unbeaten on 12 and 11 runs respectively.

West Indies will depend a lot on the last batting pair which can give stability to their innings.



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