Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rains washes out the second day of West Indies vs India 2nd Test

Due to bad weather and heavy rain, West Indies could play only 25.3 overs on the second day of the five-day Test match in Bridgetown. They could add only 68 runs on the second day. Host team resumed their first day innings of 30 for 3 in 12 overs.

After the end of second day, West Indies scored 98 for the loss of five wickets. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels are still not out on 20 and 21 respectively.

The host team still needs 103 runs more to reach India’s target and made some target for the opponent team. They have 5 wickets in their hand.

Ishant Sharma is the most successful bowler who took three wickets apiece. Other two wickets were taken by Praveen Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun.

Indian bowlers got advantage because of early-morning showers. It added extra moist on the pitch. So, West Indian batsmen had to struggle hard to play in this condition.

Indian bowlers will have to take the remaining wickets as early as possible if they want to give some lead to the opponent in the first innings.

Batting first, India scored 201 runs VVS Laxman scored a patient 146-ball 85 runs. Second highest run scorer was Suresh Raina who scored 53 runs from 105 balls.

Three days still left to go. Let’s see if West Indies can give some lead to the opponent.