Windies lower order batsman Roston Chase and their captain Jason Holder rebuilt the 1st innings of Hyderabad Test against India after a batting collapse.
Windies tour of India is well poised now with the commencement of second and final Test of the Test series between both nations in Hyderabad. Windies were subjected to a humiliating innings defeat in Rajkot in their series opener.
Windies captain Jason Holder, who missed the first Test due to injury, came back to this Test, won the toss and elected to bat first as most of the captains wish to do in India. With the skipper coming into the game, captain and Jomel Warrican replaced Keemo Paul and Sherman Lewis.
Like in the first Test, India announced their 12-member squad for the Test in the previous day. Earlier before the toss, Shardul Thakur was handed over his Test cap and he replaced Mohammad Shami in the playing XI.
But the first day in Test cricket became a tragedy for the fast bowler as he had to left the field in his second over itself due to the groin strains. Since then the fast bowler didn’t return to the field till the close of play on day 1.
For the visitors, the things remained the same with their top order batsmen comparing to the first Test in Rajkot. None of the top order batsmen and middle order batsmen as well contributed a considerable thing with the bat except the 36 runs from Shai Hope.
This resulted in a severe collapse for Windies on 113-5. Then Roston Chase and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich had a 69 runs stands for the sixth wicket before the wicketkeeper was dismissed on 30.
After gaining some momentum with the sixth wicket partnership, Windies captain Jason Holder and Roston Chase managed to guide the team to a respectable position from a nasty collapse. Both of them added 104 runs for the seventh wicket.
Jason Holder was sent back to dressing room soon after his half-century. His partner Chase was looking confidently with his fifty and was marching to a ton. But the all-rounder has to wait one night for his ton as the day’s play was called off when he was on 98.
After some two rebuilding partnerships, Windies were 295/7 at the close of day 1. Roston Chase and Devendra Bishoo will start the proceedings on day 2.
In the Indian side, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav had a dominating day as both Yadav’s picked thee wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin managed to add one wicket to his name.
Windies 1st Innings: 295/7
Roston Chase 98*, Jason Holder 52
Kuldeep Yadav 3/74, Umesh Yadav 3/83