IND vs WI, 2nd Test Day 2: Key highlights

India finished the second day's play on 308/4 and trailing the Windies by only three runs.

Prithvi Shaw started off India's reply with a brisk half-century.   -  AFP

Hello and welcome to Sportstarlive's coverage of the second day's play of the second and final Test between India and West Indies at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.


 

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When you've been flayed by the world's No. 1 Test team by an innings and 272 runs, with your top five managing a combined total of 35 in the first innings, you can't help but treat every over on its merit. Forget sessions. The focus inevitably switches from fight to survival.

Putting the learnt lessons from the Rajkot drubbing to use, West Indies survived the first day's play. Roston Chase struck an unbeaten 98 (174b, 7x4, 1x6) — his second successive half-century — and in captain Jason Holder's (52, 92b, 6x4) company, stitched together a 104-run seventh wicket partnership as it finished on 295 for seven at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday.

Day one match report: Chase, Windies find the will to fight, at last

Playing XI:

Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel.

India: Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.