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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Indian took a 31-run lead over West Indies on third day

Indian cricket team took an 11-run first innings lead after dismissing the home team, West Indies, for 190 at the post-lunch session on the third day of the second Test.

Indian bowler, Ishant Sharma, showed his career best performance that led his team taking the control over the Caribbean. He took 6 wickets for 55.

India scored 20 runs without any loss and put an overall 31-run lead ahead of the West Indies. Indian opener Murali Vijay and Abhinav Mukund remained not out on 2 and 8 respectively at the end of the third day.

India scored 201 runs all out in their first innings. After coming to reply, West Indies lost some early wickets and it put them under pressure.

West Indies finished the second day with 98 for 5. Chanderpaul and Samuels were on the crease not out on 20 and 21 respectively.

Ishant Sharma took three wickets off five balls for one run. Last two wickets, Ravi Rampaul and Fidel Edwards, were fallen without scoring any run on the score board. It helped India not to allow the West Indies longer their innings. He also became the fifth youngest player to complete 100 test wickets.

Abhimanyu Mithun also supported him taking two important wickets while Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar took one wicket each.

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