Second test: the West Indies reach 145/4 at lunch after Ishant, Jadeja strike

KINGSTON: India approached another clean sweep after the West Indies lost a couple of wickets to reduce to 145 by 4 in the search for an unlikely 468 in the second and final Test on Monday.

The West Indies require another 323 races with only six wickets.



Ishant Sharma (2/28) got his second ticket wicket while Ravindra Tray (1/33) eliminated the dangerous Roston Chase but he had the bad luck of not having scalded Shamarh Brooks (36 batting of 84 balls) after exceeding.

Starting the day with 45 for 2, the hosts were left unsolved when Bravo (23 batting) added only five runs to his nightly score before complaining of restlessness and left the ground.

The reason for his poor health could not be determined, as a medical bulletin is expected from the management of the West Indies team.

Brooks joined a persecuted Chase (12 of 36), who was ready to present his best defensive game to the front negotiating the troika of Jasprit Bumrah (0/22), Mohammed Shami (1/44) and Ishant for sure.

However, after a 41-run position, it was Jadeja who caught Chase one leg earlier while the referee's call confirmed the decision on the field. It was a more complete installment that was thrown on the stump of the leg and hit Chase in the front leg.

Shimron Hetmyer (1), who has had a series of nightmares, did not last long, as Kohli's plan to keep a fielder on deck was worth it. The birthday boy Ishant threw one with a manageable length and Mayank Agarwal cheerfully threw the shot played with joy.

Brooks, who looked quite solid, could also have returned if Jadeja had not passed by. It was a delivery that kept its line while Brooks pushed forward and Ajinkya Rahane took the thick outer edge to the first slip.

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