Roston Chase led the fight back for Windies after India dominated the proceedings in the opening two seasons of day one of the second Tests at Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Chase shared two partnership with Shane Dowrich and skipper Jason Holder to lead the recovery. Dowrich chipped in with a patient 30 runs while Holder (52) looked in solid touch. However, soon after reaching his half-century, Umesh Yadav picked his third to break the 104-run partnership.
Both batsmen did attack Ravindra Jadeja to pick up a few runs as they remained frustrated the hosts for 124 deliveries. This was the first Windies partnership that lasted more than 100 deliveries in the series before Umesh Yadav came back to dismiss Dowrish with an incoming delivery.
The right-hander got stuck in his crease and ended up getting trapped in front. While the appeal was turned down, India reviewed the call to get the decision reversed.
Early into the day, it became quite clear that Windies middle-order continues to be wobbly against the India spinners. Shimron Hetmyer was trapped in front while offering no shot to a Kuldeep delivery while Ambris tried to attack his way out of trouble.
However, the technical glitches in approach meant he wasn’t able to flourish. He charged Kuldeep to flick a ball to the on side but ended up leading edge the ball to cover. At 113 for 5, Windies were in trouble and wobbling.
Meanwhile, India handed debut Test cap to Shardul Thakur, who had to limp off with a groin injury. He has been sent for scans and his participation in the ongoing Test is still under doubts.
India will look to overtake their score and post a mammoth total to finish the game as soon as possible.
Here is how the Twitter reacted as Windies tries to fight their way back on day one in the second Test against India:
India have already bowled more than 90 overs and before finish of last hour, if they take 9th wicket, umpires will extend the day's play by 30 minutes #INDvWI
— Saurabh Jadli (@SaurabhJadli) October 12, 2018
Want the Windies to score 350+ so that this test match can go behind 3 days. #INDvWI
— Prantik (@Frankie__Ball) October 12, 2018
Been a high quality knock from Chase. His control has been immaculate. While India's spinners are tiring. #INDvWI
— KASHISH (@crickashish217) October 12, 2018
— _chetan_ (@trust_my_lies) October 12, 2018
— DESI HUMOURR (@desihumourr) October 12, 2018
Why does Jason Holder bat 8 when hes amongst the Windies best 2 or 3 batsmen? Should be batting 6 at a minimum #INDvWI
— Macca (@Justflips96) October 12, 2018