India v West Indies | First Test, Day 2
Virat Kohli slams double century and continued his efficient and energetic accumulation of runs with the bat on the second day of first test match between West Indies and India. This is Virat kohli’s first double century for India in test matches. Kohli scored 200 and got out just after lunch. He scored these runs on 283 balls with 24 fours. He remain on wickets for 375 minutes before he was bowled out by Gabriel.
India scored quickly during kohli’s stay at wicket with a run rate of 3.9 runs per over. Ashwin also scored his 3rd test hundred. He scored 113 of 253 balls giving kohli good support at the other end. Ashwin got out caught Gabriel on the bowling of KC Brathwaite. Amit Mishra took India past 500 by playing a little cameo and scored 53 quick runs of 68 balls, scoring 6 fours. Saha also scored 40 runs before he was dismissed by Brathwaite. India declared the innings at a score of 566 runs for 8 wickets after the dismissal of Amit Mishra. Mohammad Shami remained not out on 17 runs.
It was a slow track and Indian batsmen took full advantage of the conditions putting a huge score on the board. For west Indies it was Bishoo and Brathwaite who both took 3 wickets each for 163 and 65 runs respectively. Gabriel took 2 wickets for 65 runs in 21 overs. All other bowler including Holder remain wicket less.
West Indies started their innings but lost a quick wicket when their opener R Chandrika got out on the bowling of Mohamamd shami. Saha took a good catch behind the stumps. R Chandrika scored 16 runs of 43 balls. At stumps West Indies were 31 for the loss of 1 wicket with KC Brathwaite and D Bishoo on the crease.