India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Score: Indian Bowlers Eye Breakthrough In Third Session vs West Indies

ND vs WI Live, 2nd Test Day 3: West Indies eye a solid total vs India on Saturday.© AFP

IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 3, Live Updates: Jermaine Blackwood and Alick Athanaze are in the crease as West Indies aim to keep going vs India in the second Test in Trinidad. The hosts are 174 for 3 at Tea. Ravichandran Ashwin removed Kraigg Brathwaite to provide India the much-needed breakthrough in the second session. The West Indies skipper fell for 75 runs. Earlier, debutant Mukesh Kumar removed Kirk McKenzie before rain forced early Lunch on Saturday. It was Virat Kohli’s 121 that had helped India post 438 runs in their first innings after getting an invitation to bat first on the opening day of the Test.(Live Scorecard)

Here are the Live Updates of Day 3 of the second Test between India and West Indies in Trinidad

  • 00:12 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Tea on Day 3!

    That is the Tea break in the game! Jermaine Blackwood and Alick Athanaze have added 17 runs for the fourth wicket so far in 80 balls. On the other hand, the Indian bowlers made sure they kept it tight for the hosts by choking them for runs if not getting wickets.

    WI 174/3 (86)

  • 00:04 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: West Indies rely on defensive mode

    The Indian bowlers are bowling tight lines to the duo of Jermaine Blackwood and Alick Athanaze. The scoring rate in the ongoing second session is 1.7. West Indies definitley could do better on this batting-friendly surface.  

    WI 172/3 (84)

  • 23:50 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: West Indies aim to keep going

    West Indies still trail India by 269 runs. They need to keep going with Jermaine Blackwood and Alick Athanaze in the crease. The duo has added 12 runs so far for the fourth wicket but took 50 balls for that.

    WI 169/3 (81)

  • 23:15 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: OUT!!!

    Ravichandran Ashwin provides India the much-needed breakthrough. He has bowled a terrific delivery to dismiss the set batter Kraigg Brathwaite. Ashwin invited the batter on the front foot with an off spinning delivery that eventually went through the defence of Brathwaite and hit the stumps. The Windies skipper departs for 75. 

    WI 157/3 (72.4)

  • 23:10 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Testing time for Indian bowlers

    The Indian bowlers are getting no help from the surface. In this case, only a mistake from the Windies batters could award them with a wicket. West Indies trail India by 285 runs.

    WI 153/2 (72)

  • 22:58 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: FOUR!

    A full toss from R Ashwin and Jermaine Blackwood utilizes it well. He hit the ball to the wide of short mid-wicket fielder for a four.

    WI 150/2 (68.1)

  • 22:49 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Indian bowlers keep it tight!

    Only 10 runs have come off the last 8 overs. This is good bowling from India. If the surface is not offering any help, their bowlers are making sure they don’t leak much runs. Either of Kraigg Brathwaite or Jermaine Blackwood needs to score some boundaries at regular intervals in order to keep Windies going.

    WI 144/2 (66)

  • 22:33 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Drinks Break!

    This has been a solid reply from West Indies to India’s 438 so far. Kraigg Brathwaite continues to hold one end tight. He has been frustrating the Indian bowlers with his patient knock that has a strike rate of 33.33. Jermaine Blackwood is also taking his time at the other end. West Indies still trail India by 298 runs.

    WI 140/2 (63)

  • 22:28 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Ball is being checked!

    India have complained about the ball, but it seems that the umpire is satisfied. This will see Mohammed Siraj continue his bowling. It is a dot ball to Jermaine Blackwood to end the over.

    WI 139/2 (62)

  • 22:25 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: West indies solid!

    Kraigg Brathwaite stands solid at the score of 67 and that keeps West Indies in cruise control against India. Despite losing two wickets, West Indies are going really well in this game. 

    WI 139/2 (61)

  • 21:13 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Early Lunch taken!

    Early Lunch has been taken as rain continues to interrupt the play. West Indies have had a decent start on Day 3. They added 31 runs and lost one wicket of Kirk McKenzie. It would have been a good start for them but Mukesh Kumar claimed his maiden Test wicket to give India something to rejoice in the tough first hour of play. 

    WI 117/2 (51.4)

  • 20:50 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Rain returns!

    It had stopped raining and the covers were removed, but the rain has returned and covers are back in place.

  • 20:35 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: It is still raining!

    It continues to rain in Trinidad. The pitch covers are put in place.

  • 20:24 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: OUT!

    Debutant Mukesh Kumar claims his maiden Test wicket. He has dismissed Kirk McKenzie for the latter’s individual score of 32. West Indies are 117/2 against India (438). We have a short stoppage in play as it has started raining.

    WI 117/2 (51.4)

  • 19:59 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: FOUR!

    A short ball from Mohammed Siraj and Kraigg Brathwaite hit it away for a four on the off side.

    WI 112/1 (46.2)

  • 19:52 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: 100 up for West Indies!

    A single from Kirk McKenzie and that takes West Indies to the 100-run mark. The pair of McKenzie abd Kraigg Brathwaite have added 29 runs for the second wicket so far.

    WI 100/1 (44.5) 

  • 19:46 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: FOUR!

    This time McKenzie takes the aerial route. It was a length ball and the southpaw hit the ball over the fielders close to him for a four. It went through the extra cover region.

    WI 98/1 (43.5) 

  • 19:44 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: FOUR!

    A fuller ball from Jaydev Unadkat and Kirk McKenzie played a straight drive on it for a four.

    WI 94/1 (43.4)

  • 19:33 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: Action begins!

    Jaydev Unadkat is bowling the first over of the day. Kirk McKenzie will face him with his fellow batter Kraigg Brathwaite at the other end. Here we go!

  • 19:10 (IST)

    IND vs WI, 2nd Test Live: What happened on Day 2?

    West Indies ended the second day at 86 for 1, trailing India by 352 runs. Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul stitched solid opening stand of 71 runs before Ravindra Jadeja got better of Chanderpaul. Earlier on the day, Virat Kohli scored 121 as India posted 438 runs in their first innings. Get the day highlights HERE

  • 18:13 (IST)

    Welcome guys!

    Hello everyone, welcome to the live blog of Day 3 of the second Test between India and West Indies. The hosts will resume at 86 for 1 on Saturday, trailing India by 352 runs. Stay connected for all the live updates.

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