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Recent Match Report – West Indies vs India 1st Test 2023

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Lunch India 146 for 0 (Rohit 68*, Jaiswal 62*) trail West Indies 150 (Athanaze 47, Ashwin 5-60, Jadeja 3-26) by four runs

Unbeaten half-centuries from Rohit Sharma ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/rohit-sharma-34102) and Yashasvi Jaiswal ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/yashasvi-jaiswal-1151278) took India within four runs of West Indies’ first-innings total by lunch on the second day of the first Test at Windsor Park.

Starting the day with India on 80 for no loss, the pair extended their association to 146, scoring 66 runs in 32 overs in the session as West Indies focused on keeping the scoring in check. Rahkeem Cornwall was the only bowler who challenged the Indian openers but he failed to dislodge either of them.

Earlier, Jason Holder and Kemar Roach largely stuck to a good length outside off, allowing just 19 runs in the first nine overs of the day.

The first boundary of the morning, via bat, came in the tenth over of the day when Jaiswal pulled Alzarri Joseph to bring up his half-century. The shot also brought up India’s first opening century stand in 23 Test innings, since KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 117 against South Africa ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;orderby=start;orderbyad=reverse;partnership_wicketmax1=1;partnership_wicketval1=partnership_wicket;spanmax1=13+Jul+2023;spanval1=span;team=6;template=results;type=fow;view=innings) in Centurion in December 2021.

After the drinks interval, Rohit followed his partner to the landmark with a single off Cornwall. He also had some advice for Jaiswal whenever the youngster looked impatient or played a loose shot.

Cornwall was getting good purchase from the surface and had challenged Jaiswal’s both edges before the break. On the other side of it, he pinged him on the helmet with extra bounce as the left-hander failed to connect a sweep. Jomel Warrican, much quicker through the air than Cornwall, too found big turn to beat Rohit’s outside edge.

But soon after, Cornwall walked off the field after feeling discomfort in his chest. Kraigg Brathwaite replaced him in the attack, and while he kept a lid on the scoring rate, he didn’t look as threatening.

On Wednesday, R Ashwin’s 33rd five-wicket haul in Test cricket helped India bowl out West Indies for a mere 150. Debutant Alick Athanaze was the lone bright spot for the hosts, scoring a composed 47.

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