Team India resumed day 2 of the ongoing test match against the West Indies in Port of Spain with a score of 288/4, with Virat Kohli not out on 87 and Jadeja looking settled for a big one. The duo started the day cautiously, taking a few risky singles.
Both of them looked in zero trouble, and soon Virat Kohli reached his 76th international century, 29th test century, and an overseas test century after five long years with a trademark cover drive. The innings that Kohli played was a perfect example of classic test match cricket, with a lot of running between the wickets and textbook cover drives.
Jadeja also reached fifty and celebrated in style with his famous sword celebration. Ishan Kishan too did stay on the crease for a while, as he looked in good touch. Ravichandran Ashwin also played a handy innings and made 56 runs before being knocked over by Kemar Roach for the last Indian wicket.
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma were brilliant yesterday, and the other batters followed their foundation, and now India have a massive score of 438 runs on the board, and it is a real possibility that they might not have to bat again in this match.
For the West Indies, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican got three wickets each, Jason Holder got two, and Shannon Gabriel got one. The Caribbean bowlers bowling performance could have been better, but the onus is now on their batters to keep the team alive in this test match.
The pitch has a lot in it for spinners, and pacers are going to toil hard for wickets. The batters will have to stay careful of the odd ball’s uneven bounce on this otherwise flat pitch. India will start with the two pacers, but we are sure Ashwin will be with the cherry very soon in this West Indian innings. Mukesh Kumar might have to wait a little longer for his first ball in test match cricket.