IND vs WI, 2nd Test Day 1: Chase, Holder stage Windies fightback

Roston Chase remained unbeaten on 98 and Jason Holder scored a fifty as the Windies ended day one at 295 for 7.

India would be looking to make a clean sweep in this series.   -  Twitter @BCCI

 

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.

TOSS: Windies elects to bat.

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

The first Test between India and West Indies in Rajkot was a contest between two contrasting teams. While for the host, it was a chance to ponder about the promise the future holds, for the Windies, it was a case of being stuck between abiding tales of 'what-was' and 'what-could-have-been'.

India named an unchanged 12-man shortlist on the eve of the second Test which means Mayank Agarwal will have to wait for that elusive Test debut.

PREVIEW: Ruthless India eyes clean sweep over touring Windies

West Indies' Roston Chase and Kieran Powell put up a semblance of a fight last week with both scoring fifties in the first and second innings respectively, but the lack of resistance from the rest once again brought to the fore a familiar failing for West Indies.

Squads:

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

Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Keemo Paul, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Jahmar Hamilton, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.