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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Darren Bravo leads West Indies draw the second Test against India

The second Test match of the three-match Test series between West Indies and India ended in a draw at the Kensington Oval.

After batting in the second innings, the touring team scored 269 for the loss of 6 wickets and gave the home team a competitive 281 to chase.

In reply, the West Indian batsmen could score 202 for seven before the match was stopped by umpires Ian Gould and Asad Rauf who decided that the light was not good enough to continue. So, the match was stopped 10.3 mandatory overs before that were still left to be bowled.

However, it was not an easy target for the host team as they lost two wickets in the opening session. However, Darren Bravo showed gritty resistance that helped them to draw the match against India.

Darren Bravo scored 73 runs from 174 balls where he hit eight boundaries. His passionate innings helped West Indies to save the match.

Despite Bravo’s departure, wicketkeeper, Carlton Baugh, continued fighting bravely. He remained not out on 46 along with Ravi Rampaul who did not put any score on the board.

Indian bowler, Ishant Sharma, took four more wickets for 53 in the second innings and finished the match with a haul of 10 wickets for 108 runs.

Other three wickets were taken by Praveen Kumar, Harbhajan Singh and Abhimanyu Mithun apiece.

Indian cricket team is leading the three-match Test series 1-0. Both India and West Indies will face each other on 6th July to play the 3rd Test match.

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