India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: India 288/4 at Stumps as Kohli, Jadeja put visitors back on top | Hindustan
After a solid start in the first session with Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s confident partnership, India faced setbacks in the second session, losing four wickets. Jason Holder emerged as a threatening bowler for West Indies during the first session, leading to Jaiswal’s dismissal after scoring 57 and Rohit Sharma’s departure at 80 runs. Shubman Gill’s struggle continued as he could only manage to score 10 runs.
Virat Kohli, in his 500th international appearance, took his time to settle in and finally found his form with a stylish shot down the ground. However, Ajinkya Rahane fell in the last ball of the second session, giving the advantage to the West Indies.
In the third session, Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja showcased a resilient partnership, ensuring that India did not lose any further wickets. Their stand of over 100 runs helped India recover, and by the end of the day, the team posted a score of 288/4. Kohli played a captain’s innings, reaching 87 off 161 balls, while Jadeja contributed a steady 36 off 84 balls.
Overall, the day witnessed a mix of fortunes for both teams, with India making a strong comeback in the later sessions to put themselves back in a favorable position. The match promises an exciting contest between the two cricketing giants, with Kohli and Jadeja’s partnership giving India a competitive edge going into Day 2.
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