Indian bowlers did it again and as we have said in fourth days post that if India play fast and declare the inning before lunch then Indian bowlers may have chance to win match for India.
India start their inning from 157/3 in 5th day and as we said they played fast and because of this India loss quick wickets also but Indian team lead was around 350.
Virat Kohli took a chance and declare inning on 217/7 before lunch and Indian bowlers did it for his team and his captain as they took 3 wickets before lunch and put west Indies on back foot as their score was 53/3.
From West Indies side Bravo was the top scorer as he stay at other end and wickets fall down at another end, Bravo scored 59 runs but in the end Shami took wicket of Bravo.
Rohit sharma did well in the second inning as he scored 41 runs and took a brilliant catch at short leg to help india to start taking wicket in the second inning.
Rohit may secure his place for the fourth match ahead of the Pujara and this was may be his last chance cause Murli Vijay may fit after this test match series.
But in second Inning it was Indian bowlers show as they don’t give any chance West Indies batsmen to score runs and because of this they are under pressure and they loss their wickets continuously.
Series – India led the 4-match series 2-0
Close of play
- Day 1 – India 1st innings 234/5 (R Ashwin 75*, WP Saha 46*, 90 ov)
- Day 2 – West Indies 1st innings 107/1 (KC Brathwaite 53*, DM Bravo 18*, 47 ov)
- Day 3 – no play
- Day 4 – India 2nd innings 157/3 (AM Rahane 51*, RG Sharma 41*, 39 ov)
- Day 5 – West Indies 2nd innings 108 (47.3 ov) – end of match