Indian Cricket Team in lead position due to Rahane and Virat’s Gameplay in India vs West Indies test match. Everyone is aware of the fact that Virender Sehwag a few days ago stated that according to him Indian team captain Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, and it seems like Virat is proving all this to those who don’t agree with the statement.
So with the beginning of India vs West Indies series of test matches, India has started to show its amazing gameplay on the field. The game got really interesting for the Indian audience after Ajinkya Rahane made not stop back-to-back half centuries and on the other side Virat made a fifty and as a combined result of these India got its lead in the game.
On the third day of the match India still maintained its lead, Rahane remained not out on 53 and in the other side Virat was batting on 51 and as a combined effort of both, India reached a total of 185.
Scorecard: Indian Vs West Indies 1st test match
The Indian Cricket team is playing really well by maintaining a lead of 260 runs along with 7 wickets in hand and the cherry on the top is that there are still two days of the game are left. With Kohli scoring 51 and Rahane scoring 53 both players lead the team to a score of 104, this made the entire game to fell in the hands of team India. Both the players started playing after lunch and the duo helped the team to be a step ahead of its hosts.
With the beginning of the second innings, India lost its first wicket in the form of Mayank Agarwal who was declared out by LBW but TV replays don’t show anything like this and the players didn’t also go for a review.
After Agarwal, KL Rahul and Pujara played for the Indian team with a combined contribution of 43 runs which took the team forward. Rahul lost his wicket while running for runs, he went across his stumps while going for a sweep which exposed the stumps giving the opposition a great chance.
The first inning of Indian Cricket Team was worth appreciation considering the conditions, the team scored 75 runs and by lunchtime on the third day, the score reached 89. At the opening of the third day, India had a score of 14 runs without any loss in their second innings.
West Indies also showed fairly decent gameplay, with resuming at 189 for eight, the duo of Holder and Miguel Cummins played together for 103 balls for a partnership of 41 runs. This was important for the West Indies due to the fact that it took the team closer to the score of the visitors.
Holder with his experience, sort of guided Cummins so that they can reach as close as possible to the Indian score. Holder contributed very important 39 runs out of 65 balls while Cummins was on the other side of the crease supporting his partner.