India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 2: Kohli smashes a sumptuous square drive for a boundary, securing his 29th Test century. Live scores and thrilling action on display!
On the second day of the 2nd Test between India and the West Indies, the West Indies took the second new ball at the beginning of the day’s play, hoping to gain an advantage. However, their efforts didn’t yield the desired results. Indian skipper Virat Kohli showcased his class by scoring his 29th Test half-century, matching the legendary Don Bradman’s record. Not stopping there, Kohli achieved another milestone by becoming the first cricketer to score a century in his 500th international match.
During the course of the game, Ravindra Jadeja also impressed with his batting prowess, crossing the half-century mark. The two batsmen had built an impressive partnership of 159 runs, steering India towards a strong position in the match. Unfortunately, Kohli’s innings came to an end when he was run out on 121 off 206 deliveries.
Kohli’s innings had a slow start on the opening day due to quick fall of wickets at the other end soon after he arrived at the crease. However, he exhibited resilience and found a reliable partner in Jadeja. Together, they thwarted the West Indies’ attempts to break their partnership during the third session of the day. By the end of the day’s play, Kohli and Jadeja had added 106 runs to the total, leaving India comfortably positioned at 288/4.
In the earlier sessions, Indian captain Rohit Sharma displayed his impressive form by scoring 80 runs, continuing his consistent run with the bat. Young talent Yashasvi Jaiswal also showcased aggression in his innings, scoring 57 runs, which was a departure from his century knock in the previous Test match.
The West Indies bowlers did manage to secure a wicket each during the day, with Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican, and Jason Holder contributing to their team’s effort.
Overall, it was an exciting day of Test cricket, filled with significant milestones and impressive performances from both sides. The match is poised for an intriguing continuation, and fans are eagerly looking forward to more captivating cricket action.