India vs West Indies A: Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari help visitors take 200-run lead on Day 2

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first_img India Today Web Desk August 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 09:08 IST India are comfortably placed in the 3-day practice match against West Indies A (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia had a 200-run lead at Stumps on Day 2 in AntiguaIshant, Umesh and Kuldeep picked up 3 wickets eachStand-in captain Rahane opened the innings for India on Day 2India continued their fine showing on the tour of West Indies with an impressive bowling display on Day 2 of the ongoing 3-day practice match against West Indies A at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.After declaring on their overnight score of 297 for 5, pacer Ishant Sharma rocked the West Indies A batting order, leaving them reeling at 30 for 2. The pace spearhead of the India cricket team removed West Indies A top-order batsmen Jeremy Solozano and Brandon King before returning to pick up the wicket of opener Kavem Hodge after he had hit a half-century.Ishant was given good company by Umesh Yadav who got the big wicket of Darren Bravo for 11. Captain Jahmar Hamilton and all-rounder Jonathan Carter led a middle-order fightback but left-arm wrist spinner removed them both to help India restrict West Indies A to 181.Umesh Yadav finished with figures of 3/19 while Ishant shone with 3/21 while Kuldeep picked up 3 wickets giving away only 35 runs.Bumrah goes wicketless, Ashwin and Jadeja held backOn the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless and gave away 45 runs in 11 overs on his return to the squad. Bumrah, who shone for India at World Cup 2019, was rested for the limited-overs series on the West Indies tour.Incidentally, Navdeep Saini, who is not in the Test squad, bowled 6 overs on Sunday in Antigua. However, India’s premier Test spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja did not get to bowl in the first innings. While Jadeja had been part of India’s ODI and T20I squads, Ashwin returns to the side after the Australia series in December 2018.advertisementIn reply, India lost Mayank Agarwal early (12) but Hanuma Vihari continued his good run of form with an unbeaten 48. Notably, Vihari was unbeaten on 36 when India declared the first innings.End of Day’s play here in Antigua. #TeamIndia 84/1. Vihari 48*, Rahane 20*. Join us tomorrow for the final day (@BCCI) August 18, 2019Rahane opens the innings for IndiaAlso, Mayank opened with captain Ajinkya Rahane instead of KL Rahul. Rahane, who is not in the best of form, had the much-needed match practice out in the middle as he scored just 20 but faced 95 balls in the second innings. Notably, Rahane was dismissed for 1 in the first innings.Rahane is leading India in the 3-day practice match in the absence of Virat Kohli who has been rested after he took a hit to the thumb in the 3rd ODI against West Indies last week.With a lead of 200 runs under their belt, India will be going for the kill on the final day of the practice match on Monday in Antigua.India begin their World Test Championship campaign in the 1st Test against West Indies in Antigua from Thursday, August 22.Brief Scores – India vs West Indies A, Day 2India (84 for 1 and 297 for 5) lead West Indies A (181) by 200 runs. Hanuma Vihari (48*), Ajinkya Rahane (20*), Romario Shepherd (1/3) at Stumps on Day 2Also Read | Ashes 2019: Lord’s Test drawn as sub Labuschagne stands firmAlso Read | Virat Kohli to have a stand named after him at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in DelhiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ishant SharmaFollow Umesh YadavFollow Kuldeep YadavFollow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India vs West Indies AFollow Hanuma VihariFollow Jasprit Bumrah India vs West Indies A: Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari help visitors take 200-run lead on Day 2India tour of West Indies 2019: Ishant Sharma led a fine bowling performance from India as they shot out West Indies A for 181 in the 1st innings of the 3-day practice match on Sunday in Antigua. Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav chipped in with 3 wicket each.advertisementlast_img

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