West Indies versus India-First Test- India Second innings- 8-15 overs report
India were at 23 for the loss of one wicket at the end of seven overs in their second innings of first Test match against West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. India are in commanding position with overall lead of 96 runs. Rahul Dravid, the “Wall”
of India and A Mukund were present at the crease.
The eighth over was bowled by Ravi Rampaul. He did not give anything away. However, on the third ball of the over Mukund played a superb on drive for a boundary and took India’s lead to exactly 100. The next three balls was bowled superbly by Rampaul and
did not allow any width to the batsman and concluded the over conceding just four runs.
FH Edwards bowled the ninth over with Dravid on strike. He bowled on a tidy line and length and did not allow the batsmen to score freely. So he contained the batsmen and just gave away two runs.
Rampaul came in once again to bowl the 10th over of the innings. He bowled a maiden over. He was bowling tremendously and on an accurate line. Due to superb line and length the batsmen were contained and felt some pressure.
In the 11th over the Skipper Darren Sammy opted to change the bowler and brought himself in to the attack. Mukund was on the striker end. Sammy bowled expertly and bowled another maiden over and exerted some more pressure on the batting side.
However, the batsmen kept their head cool and expressed some patience.
Rampaul came in to bowl the 12th over of the innings with Dravid on the strike. First two balls of the over did not earn any runs. However, on the next ball Dravid smashed a crunching boundary through cover and extra cover. Rampaul concluded the
over by giving away two runs. So India reached at 35 for the loss of one wicket after 12 overs.
The 13th over was bowled by the Captain of Caribbean and conceded just two runs. Rampaul came back to use the conditions. He bowled superbly and bowled a maiden over. The 15th over was bowled by the Skipper Sammy which was also a maiden.
So India reached to 37 for the loss of one wicket with overall lead of 110 with nine wickets in hand.