So, here in Antigua India vs West Indies day 2, West Indies India has got into a solid position in Day 1 at stumps, and they were 302-4 with Captain Virat Kohli who has already got past his hundred and Ashwin on the other hand getting the job done for India. Earlier, in the day It was Dhawan who played a great knock of 84, just short by 16 runs for his century getting out by Bishoo who made an lbw appeal against him and it dint took a second for Aleem Dar to raise his finger. Later, It was Rahane who started playing alongside Kohli and trying building a solid partnership but at a low score of 22 he was also sent back to pavilion by Bishoo. The new man in was Ravichandran Ashwin and he din’t let the captain’s and coach’s trust in vain and didn’t let any more wicket go down in the day. The unbeaten knock of 143 from the Indian Skipper is really appreciable and proves why he is considered the best batsman at the moment.
Day 2:- All eyes on Kohli that whether he will be able to score his first double hundred? And I think many of the legends out there are positive on this that “Yes! He will.”
India vs West Indies Day 2
As the day starts, holder starts with the new ball and it’s not has been too long and Virat has already scored his 150 from a misfield leading to a boundary.
On the other side, West Indies team doesn’t looks so happy as these two are batting and getting runs past through them. One of the biggest mistake that West indies may regret is dropping the catch of R Ashwin on the delivery of Shannon Gabriel by the keeper, and as a consequence he doesn’t looks happy at all. Meanwhile, twitter is flooding with tweets for Kohli’s batting admiration and KP twitted that, “When he is batting, I need to watch!” Even Sir Vivian Richards who is a great admirer of the Indian Skipper is enjoying his tremendous and clinical batting from the stands.
And with these two batting efficiently and trying not giving any chance to the West Indian team, Ashwin finally reaches his 50 and a little while later Kohli scores his double hundred too which is his top score in any format. His previous one was of 197 which was for Delhi. Everybody, appreciating him from the stands and the coach Anil Kumble knows the real value of this moment as he is there to capture it.
Just after the lunch, Kohli is got out by Shannon Gabriel and he walks to the pavilion. The new man in is Wriddhiman Saha and the score is 404-5. If he had scored 24 more, he would have got past Dhoni who has scored 224 against Australia. He is a big wicket for the Homies, if they find a wicket or two from here, they can surely stop India before 500 but the man standing them and their objectives right now is Ravichandran Ashwin who was at 64 at this moment.
Batting carefully with their belts on, Ashwin and Saha has started building a strong partnership and has got India past 450 at the current moment. If they will bat like this, India can put up a huge total against the West Indians with Ashwin may be scoring his 100 too? The only effective bowler till yet in this test has been Bishoo and Gabriel. And like Bishoo said, “this is a batting pitch, we need to be patient”. Ashwin is currently batting at 93 with Saha at 39 and both of them are closing to their respective 100 and 50 and the score is 473-5 after 143 overs.