India vs West Indies, second test Day 3: India loses Agarwal early after failing to enforce follow-up
KINGSTON (Jamaica): India decided not to enforce the follow-up after launching the West Indies for 117, despite gaining a massive 299 run advantage on the third day of the second and final test on Sunday.
The West Indies, resuming the day with a lousy 87 for seven, batted for 14.1 overs before getting everything in 47.1 overs.
India, which made 416 in its first innings, had 16 for one at lunch with Kemar Roach removing Mayank Agarwal (4) in the fifth more.
KL Rahul (6 not out of 29 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (5 not out of 10 balls), both with a great score, were batting at the break.
The main pacemaker Roach (17 of 31), as in the first game of the series, was impressed with the bat when the specialized hitters surrendered to a Bumrah (6/27) that he could not add to his wicket account after becoming in the third Indian to take a hat-trick test.
Jahmar Hamilton (5 of 59) tested the patience of Indian bowlers before Ishant Sharma got rid of him for his only ticket wicket.
The first to be fired on day three was Rahkeem Cornwall (14 of 31) who could not deal with a well-run goalkeeper from Mohammed Shami, who gave Ajinkya Rahane a simple capture.
The West Indies did well to last a little over an hour in the morning session after not showing any application with the bat on day two when Bumrah wreaked havoc.
With a big advantage in the stock market, India was expected to enforce the follow-up, but virat Kohli He decided not to, allowing his bowlers to rest a little.
Roach provided an early advance to the West Indies by trapping Agarwal to the front with an acute incoming delivery.