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Kohli-led Side Eye Lead While West Indies Keen to Level Series in 2nd Test

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Kohli-led Side Eye Lead While West Indies Keen to Level Series in 2nd Test

July 27
17:46 2016

indNew Delhi, Wednesday, July 27 – The second Test match between India and West Indies is just a few days away. The contest is likely to begin amid huge excitement given that India have already won the first Test by an innings and 92 runs. A victory by a huge margin has boosted confidence of the players.

R Ashwin, the spinner, played integral role in introducing the difference, taking seven wickets. West Indies faced defeat at the hands of Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team on a pitch, on which India batted well, that hid some surprises for them. It supported Indian bowlers for sure. The batting lineup of the host collapsed twice, letting the visitors enjoy an easy win. The conditions of Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua lent a hand to Indian cricketers. Fast bowlers got wickets when West Indies batted for first time and did well further as well. Ashwin outshone amid others, putting a ceiling on the opponents’ speed of scoring runs and taking them far away from the target. He even hit a ton, giving input through batting and bowling.

Virat Kohli brilliantly scored 200 runs, helping the team get at a total of 566 runs. Only a few would have thought that they will bring West Indies’ 1st and 2nd innings to an end at 243 runs and 231 runs, respectively. The joy was huge for the visitors as the host being a tough side. Kohli wants his men to remain focused as to seal series, victories are important. Preparations at Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica are into the final phases to host the second Test match, which is important to win for both teams in several regards. On one hand, the Men in Blue hope for taking lead as this will be important to keep rivals under pressure, lowering chance for them to bounce back ahead in the ongoing tournament. While on the other hand, Jason Holder’s men wouldn’t like to give a miss this time and leave opportunity to mark a comeback.

The enthusiasm level is going to be up in the 2nd match of the 4-match Test series. The third and fourth Test are will be hosted by Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia and Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad from August 9 and August 18, respectively. It is certainly best time for both squads to hone their skills and work hard to fix blunders they made at different time intervals. Bowling, batting and fielding zones of Indian cricketers were the key strengths in the previous Test. Indian camp have some amazing fielders in the group who are always ready to save as many as runs they can whenever a shot is cleverly hit by the opponents, who eye weak deliveries bowled by both experienced and inexperienced  bowlers. Same show is likely to be displayed further to create winning streak.

 

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