Unbeaten half centuries by Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant helped India gain the upper hand on Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies at Hyderabad on Saturday..
After resuming at 295/7, the visitors lost their last 3 wickets for 16 runs,as they were bowled out for 311 runs.
Umesh Yadav was their best bowler as he ended up with figures of 6/88 in 26.4 overs.
India’s opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul started briskly, as they added 61 runs for the first wicket, before Jason Holder broke through, getting the out of form Rahul bowled for 4.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Shaw stitched together and added 37 runs for the second wicket before the former was dismissed by the debutant Jomel Warrican for a quickfire 70.
Pujara fell to a poor shot,as he was dismissed to Shannon Gabriel caught by substitute wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton for 10 runs.
Rahane and Virat Kohli were involved in a 60 run stand for the fourth wicket, before the Windes skipper Holder got rid off Kohli LBW with the India score on 162.
Vice- captain Rahane and dashing wicketkeeper batsman Pant, who was dropped by Hamilton off Gabriel in the 55th over, consolidated and kept the West Indies bowlers at bay for most of the final session by putting on an unbeaten 146 runs for the fifth wicket, and saw the day through without further loss.
West Indies (311 all out in 101.4 overs – Roston Chase 106) Umesh Yadav 6/88 & Kuldeep Yadav 3/85 ) India 308/4 in 81 overs- Prithvi Shaw 70, Ajinkya Rahane 75* & Rishabh Pant 85*) Jason Holder 2/45 at Stumps on Day 2.