India on top in 2nd test as West Indies chase huge target
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — India declared its second innings at 168-4 on Day 3 of the second and final test, setting West Indies an improbable victory target of 468 on Sunday.
At stumps, West Indies had reached 45-2 in 13 overs in its second innings, still needing another 423 runs to win.
Darren Bravo was 18 not out, with Shamarh Brooks on 4. Kraigg Brathwaite was caught for three by Rishabh Pant off Ishant Sharma and fellow opener John Campbell posted 16 before slashing into the hands of captain Virat Kohli at third slip from a Mohammed Shami delivery.
Late in the day, a short ball from fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah struck Bravo on the back of his helmet. After being checked by team medical officials, he was cleared to continue.
Earlier Sunday, Ajinkya Rahane (64 not out) and Hanuma Vihari (53 not out) shared an unbeaten 111-run stand after coming together with India’s second innings on 57-4.
Kemar Roach took 3-28 for West Indies, including Kohli for a first-ball duck when the India captain edged into the hands of wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton.
Vihari hit 111 in India’s first-innings total of 416.
Kohli had declined to enforce the follow-on after dismissing West Indies for 117 in its first innings — 299 runs behind India — after the hosts had resumed Sunday on 87-7.
On Saturday, Bumrah took 6-16 and became only the third Indian bowler to get a test hat trick. Bumrah finished on 6-27 off 12.1 overs.
India won the first test by 318 runs. It was its biggest away win by runs in test cricket, and Kohli’s 27th win from 47 tests as India captain, equaling M.S. Dhoni’s record for wins at the helm of the national team.