26.2 C
New Delhi
Monday 18 November 2019
Sports Vihari scores ton, Ishant's fifty guide India to 416...

Vihari scores ton, Ishant’s fifty guide India to 416 all out

While Vihari looked rock solid, Ishant gave him the perfect support from the other end as the duo frustrated the West Indian bowlers for a long time

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Kingston: Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden century while Ishant Sharma struck his career’s first fifty as India were bowled out for 416 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies here on Saturday.

Vihari made a career-best 111 off 225 balls with the help of 16 boundaries to held India’s innings together.

Together with Ishant (57 off 80 balls), Vihari shared 112 runs off 28.3 overs for the eighth wicket to take India to the commanding position.

While Vihari looked rock solid, Ishant gave him the perfect support from the other end as the duo frustrated the West Indian bowlers for a long time. The hosts needed 140.1 overs to bowl out the visitors.

Coming on to bat at the overnight score of 42, Vihari stuck to his task and held one end together to keep India afloat after being sent into bat.

Resuming at the overnight score of 264 for five, India lost Rishabh Pant (27) on the opening delivery of the day.

Pant was cleaned up by West Indies skipper Jason Holder (4/62) with an inswinger as the batsman leaned for a drive.

Thereafter, overnight batsman Vihari and new man in Ravindra Jadeja played according to the situation to nullify any threat from the West Indies bowlers.

Vihari, who resumed his knock at 42, notched up his fifty in 96 balls with the help of an inside-edge boundary off Holder in the 97th over of the innings.

Jadeja did all the hardwork but gave away his wicket when it mattered. He played a patient knock of 16 off 69 balls but just when it was time to carry on, he top-edged a Rahkeem Cornwall (2/97) delivery to Darren Bravo at mid-on while going for a big slog.

Vihari and Jadeja shared 38 runs off exactly 10 overs for the seventh wicket.

An over later, Vihari got a big reprieve when he was dropped by John Campbell off Cornwall at first slip.

To add to West Indies’ wounds, Vihari picked up two boundaries in the remaining balls of Cornwall’s over to take India forward.

Vihari and Ishant continued to frustrate the West Indian bowlers after lunch with their resolute batting.

Vihari, who scored 93 in Antigua, reached his maiden Test ton in 200 balls with the help of a single off Roach in the 133rd over.

Ishant was not to be left behind as he followed his senior batsman by reaching his maiden Test half-century off 69 balls with a single off Cornwall in the 136th over.

But just after reaching the milestone, Ishant started to lose patience and played some loose shots, which eventually led to his downfall caught by Shimron Hetmyer off Kraigg Brathwaite.

Mohammad Shami didn’t trouble the scorers as he nicked a Cornwall delivery to Jahmar Hamilton behind the stumps.

With partners running out, Vihari finally ran out of patience and played a lofted shot, only to be holed out by Roach to hand Holder his fifth wicket of the innings.

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

Agni II hits target in the dark of the night for the first time

The trajectory of Agni II was monitored with state-of-the-art radars, telemetry monitors, electro-optic equipment and two naval vessels

Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament on Monday?

With the citizenship amendment bill, the government wishes to rectify the errors and omissions of the NRC that excluded nearly 20 lakh people in Assam

Elephants endangering humans, biz of Chhattisgarh discom

While elephants kill 2 people on an average in Chhattisgarh every week, the herds have also cost the State discom Rs 1,674 crore in 18 years

Dalit worker in Punjab succumbs to barbaric attack

The attackers thrashed Jagmel Singh, a construction worker and Dalit, with rods, plucked his flesh with pliers and forced him to drink urine

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: