Will we see anything different in the second Test? For a second, we felt that it was a play and a miss. It was clear that the odds were this high because it was least likely for either of these batsmen to score a century. Shaw is one of the highly-rated prodigious talents in Indian cricket and he will be watched closely around the world. Brathwaite is asked to wait and as the replays are shown, Kohli is seen nervous. Bishoo keeps it just shorter of full length on off, Ashwin goes back to keep it out but the ball turns away and bounces. There was another 50-run stand between Kohli and Jadeja for the 6th wicket.
As Powell went on playing well and scoring more runs, the odds for him to be the top batsman 2nd innings dropped down to 1. Prithvi Shaw was awarded Man of the Match. Lady Luck does not bother to keep him on the field. Rahul scored a brilliant century in his last match and would want to secure his place in the side with some home runs to back that up. But the pace of Umesh does him in.
I really enjoyed the innings, just trying to look for bad balls and score accordingly. Join us on Friday, October 12, 2018 in Hyderabad from 9. The odds for Kohli to score over 49 runs were set at 1. Shaw scored 134 runs in a flawless knock and dominated the visitors throughout the day. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis on cricketnext. I wanted to just absorb the pressure and try to help the team win, that's my role. The players will have to push themselves to be able to perform in some very challenging conditions for both the bowlers and batsmen.
A length ball outside off, could have been left alone but Pujara has a flirt at it. Kuldeep is amongst the wickets as well. One brings another and now Shami has two! But Test cricket still remains a major concern for Virat Kohli led Indian squad. Eventually, after a long thought, he raises his finger. Chase was accompanied by Devendra Bishoo, on two, at the close of play in Hyderabad.
Whether the ball will move in or move out. A rare glorious moment for the Windies as they prize out the 206-run stand. Prior to the four Test matches, there were two tour matches. As a senior player, I keep telling myself the need to absorb pressure but at the same time play positive cricket to make sure I bat through and take on the bowlers. But he fails to middle his shot and Dowrich immediately jumps in joy after collecting the ball. West Indies lost wickets regularly thereafter and was all out for 181. The ball is tossed up outside off and Shannon is drawn forward to defend.
Windies in desperate need of a wicket. The real challenge for the West Indies is going to be its bowling. On a length outside off, Rahul puts in half a stride but fails to cover the line. One thing that is in favor of the West Indians is that they are used to facing a lot of spin back home thanks to the slow surfaces the Caribbean offers nowadays. But India put in a huge appeal while umpire Ian Gould shakes his head. Along with Cheteshwar Pujara, he has to step up and be the pillar of support that Kohli needs given the inexperience in the opening slots and lower order. The delivery is deemed legal and the Windies captain has to depart.
Extras lb 2, w 0, nb 0, b 16 18 Fall of wickets : 1-2 Kraigg Brathwaite , 2. Simple catch for Devendra Bishoo over there. Fine knock from Powell, deserved a century. India: Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli c , Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant w , Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich w , Jason Holder c , Keemo Paul, Sunil Ambris, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Jahmar Hamilton, Sherman Lewis, Jomel Warrican. That takes nothing away from the delivery.