1st Test: All-round Ishant Sharma puts India on top vs West Indies in Antigua

first_img No data available! 1st Test: All-round Ishant Sharma puts India on top vs West Indies in Antigua1st Test, Day 2: India had West Indies reeling at 189 for 8 at Stumps on Friday after Ishant Sharma picked up his 9th 5-wicket haul in Test cricket. Earlier in the day, Ishant had stitched a crucial 60-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja as India posted 297 on the board in their first innings. advertisement scorecard view more view lesscenter_img Akshay Ramesh North SoundAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 04:08 IST Ishant Sharma shone with both the bat and the ball for India on Day 2 of the 1st Test (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSIshant Sharma finished with figures of 5/42 on Day 2Earlier in the day, Ishant had made 19 from 62 ballsRavindra Jadeja’s 58 helped India post 297 on the boardIndia took control of the first Test of their World Test Championship campaign in Antigua against West Indies as they had a healthy lead of 108 runs at Stumps on Day 2. Ishant Sharms’s 9th 5-wicket haul in Tests helped India restrict the hosts to 189 for 8 in 59 overs.West Indies began their reply to India’s first innings total of 297 on a strong note off to a good start as John Campell and Kraig Brathwaite took Ishant Sharma to the cleaners. The leader of the Indian pace attack conceded 20 runs in his first 2 overs but he turned out to be Virat Kohli’s wrecker-in-chief at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2: HighlightsMohammed Shami gave India the first breakthrough when he removed opener Campbell before Ishant Sharma took a stunning return catch off his own bowling to Kraigg Brathwaite for 14. Debutante Shmarh Brooks was among the many West Indies batsmen who got starts but failed to get going.Brooks gave Ravindra Jadeja his only wicket on Day 2 wherein the all-rounder shone with the bat, hitting a classy 58 to help India post 297 on the board.West Indies went from being 88 for 3 to 179 for 8, thanks to Jasprit Bumrah who triggered the collapse after Tea with the wicket of Darren Bravo which was also the India pacer’s 50th scalp in Test cricket.Ishant Sharma got the big wicket of Roston Chase, who was batting on 48 and was looking set to take West Indies closer to India’s 1st innings total. Ishant hurt West Indies’ chances with the wickets of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer after the duo added 44 runs for the 6th wicket.advertisementIt was after a brief rain break in the third session that Ishant Sharma went on a wicket-taking spree, removing Hope, Hetmyer and Kemar Roach in a span of 3 overs. West Indies huffed and puffed to 189 for 8 at Stumps on Day 2.Ishant Sharma could have had his 6th wicket had Hanuma Vihari held on to a tough chance that captain Jason Holder offered.Ishant Sharma shone with the bat as wellEarlier in the day, India lost the wicket of overnight batsman Rishabh Pant early when Kemar Roach got the big breakthrough. However, Ravindra Jadeja joined hands with Ishant Sharma as the duo added 60 runs for the 8th wicket.Ishant came up with a gritty effort as he put a price on his wicket. The tail-ender made 19 runs from 62 balls to frustrate West Indies pacers in the first session on Friday.India will be hoping to wipe off West Indies tail early on Day 3 and build on what could be a considerable first innings lead. With 60 points up for grabs in their 1st Test of the World Test Championship, Virat Kohli’s men will be keen on continuing the good work they have done so far in Antigua.Brief Scores, India vs West Indies, 2nd Test1st Test, Day 2: West Indies (189/8 in 59 overs) at Stumps, trail India (297) by 108 runs. Chase (48), Hetmyer (35); Ishant (5/42)Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah fastest Indian pacer to 50 Test wicketsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ishant SharmaFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow India VS West IndiesFollow 1st TestFollow World Test ChampionshipFollow India national cricket team graphs commentarylast_img read more