Debutant Mukesh Kumar picks his maiden Test wicket before rain interrupts second Test against West Indies
The article discusses Mukesh Kumar’s impressive performance during Day III of the second and final Test between India and West Indies in Port of Spain. Mukesh picked up his maiden international wicket by inducing an edge off fellow debutant Kirk Mckenzie’s bat. However, shortly after the wicket, a downpour forced the players off the ground, leading to an early lunch break.
After the rain interruption, play resumed, and Mukesh continued to maintain a disciplined line outside the off-stump, causing trouble for the West Indian batsmen. He showed great patience, consistently attacking the off-stump channel. This approach paid off when he enticed Mckenzie into a loose stroke, resulting in a wicket.
Despite the slow pitch, the West Indies had a steady start with Mckenzie displaying intent with some impressive shots. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite also contributed with a resilient partnership. However, Ravichandran Ashwin’s off-spin bowling later dismissed Brathwaite.
Mukesh’s performance during the morning session was the highlight of Day III, and his ability to stick to a specific line proved effective in troubling the West Indian batsmen. Although weather interruptions affected the game’s flow, Mukesh’s determination and skill were evident, making it a memorable outing for the debutant pacer.
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