A 139-run stand between Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal offers India a powerful begin
VIRAT Kohli solid a century partnership with Ravindra Jadeja for the unbroken fifth wicket to steer India to 288-4 on the opening day of the second take a look at towards the West Indies in Port of Spain on Thursday (20).
A gap stand of 139 between skipper Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave India a powerful begin after being put into bat on the Queen’s Park Oval.
However they misplaced 4 wickets within the second session to just about squander the robust begin earlier than Kohli and Jadeja mixed in a 106-run partnership to regular the innings.
Kohli, taking part in in his five hundredth worldwide recreation, was batting on 87 in with Jadeja on 36 on the different finish.
Each Rohit and Jaiswal had smashed tons of within the opening take a look at in Roseau, the place India triumphed inside three days to go 1-0 up within the two-test sequence, they usually picked up proper the place they left off.
India scored at a price of almost 5 an over within the first session with each openers mentioning their half-centuries earlier than Jason Holder broke the stand when he had Jaiswal caught within the gully for 57.
Shubman Gill continued to wrestle at his chosen quantity three slot. After making solely six in Roseau he reached 10 on Thursday earlier than being caught behind to Kemar Roach.
Spinner Jomel Warrican denied Rohit (80) his hundred and Ajinkya Rahane (eight) dragged a ball from Shannon Gabriel on to his stumps as India slumped to 182-4.
Kohli took 21 balls to get off the mark and was watchful all through his knock which contained eight fours.
Jaiswal, who hit 171 in his take a look at debut at Roseau, couldn’t disguise his disappointment after lacking out on a second successive century.
“After all I’m upset, nevertheless it occurs in cricket,” the 21-year-old left-handed batsman instructed reporters.
“I simply have to continue learning and maintain pondering how I can do higher in my subsequent innings.”