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Impetuous West Indies lose three before lunch

West Indies 86 for three (Hetmeyer 10*, Ashwin 1-7) v India



The former West Indies captain says he was dissatisfied with the way in which Powell acquired out

Despite shedding the toss, regardless of shedding their debutant quick bowler to harm, and with the opposite quick bowler struggling for rhythm, with hardly any flip or seam motion obtainable, India nonetheless managed to strike three massive blows before lunch. Once once more, West Indies swung madly between ultra-aggressive and ultra-defensive batting versus simply enjoying, to only let their pure batting take over in good batting circumstances.

The day started positively for West Indies. Jason Holder was again, he referred to as appropriate on the toss, Kraigg Brathwaite acquired two items on the pads within the first over, after which Shardul Thakur walked off with a groin harm in solely his second over. It is value noting Thakur got here again from the Asia Cup with a groin harm, which ought to increase extra questions on India’s dealing with of accidents.

The remainder of India’s session, although, put these uncomfortable ideas behind. R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav managed the scoring and have been rewarded with a wicket every. Kieran Powell continued his extraordinarily attacking method, stepping out to Ashwin and hitting him over mid-on second ball. Eventually performed a shot too many, and chipped Ashwin to extra-cover for 22 off 30 balls. Despite that early boundary, Ashwin solely conceded seven runs off his 10.2 overs.

At the opposite finish, regardless of scoring eight runs within the first over, Brathwaite could not even get singles away. By the time Kuldeep trapped him lbw – fallacious’un adopted by the inventory supply coming again into him – Brathwaite had added 6 off 62 balls to his first-over eight.

With a barely older ball, Umesh Yadav discovered his rhythm, bowling precisely and getting inward motion. There was one explosion off the pitch too. Eventually, with what turned out to be the final ball before lunch, the one West Indian batting at a pure tempo, Shai Hope, was trapped lbw.

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