The Windies batting looked weak and vulnerable as Umesh Yadav bowled with pace and venom, claiming three wickets for 32 runs in the post-lunch session
Hyderabad: The West Indies batsmen failed to go for the kill after Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel had helped them bounce back with inspired bowling on Day 3 of the second Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
The Windies batting looked weak and vulnerable as Umesh Yadav bowled with pace and venom, claiming three wickets for 32 runs in the post-lunch session. Umesh was ably supported by the spin trio, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, all of whom bagged a wicket each.
The visitors lost Kraigg Brathwaite on the second ball of the innings, and Ashwin soon sent the other opener, Kieran Powell back. Both Windies openers went without scoring, and that was the start of the collapse. Even first-innings-centurion Roston Chase could not contribute much, and at tea the visitors are tottering at 76/6, and are only 20 runs ahead.
Captain Jason Holder is at the crease with Sunil Ambris and after the fifth five-wicket haul of his career, Holder would now have to step in with the bat to steer his team out of trouble.
Given the way the visitors are playing, it would not be surprising if the match ends on Sunday itself.
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Last Updated Oct 14, 2018, 2:58 PM IST