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India in control of 1st test as West Indies follow on


Dhaka  – India took complete control of the first test after dismissing West Indies for 243 on Saturday and forcing the hosts to follow on.Having started the third day on 30-1 – 536 runs behind India’s massive 566-8 – West Indies’ first innings never gained any
purposeful momentum, losing wickets at regular intervals in a disappointing display,AP/UNB News Reported.
The standout performance came from Kraigg Brathwaite, who scored a determined 74 whilst his teammates were regularly dismissed. Shane Dowrich (57) and captain Jason Holder (36) weren’t able to build on promising starts.Following on, West Indies reached 21-1 at stumps in its second innings from the final 13 overs, Brathwaite falling for just 2 as he was unable to reproduce his first-innings form. Ishant Sharma took the wicket, trapping Brathwaite leg before wicket.The hosts now trail India by 302 runs with two days of play left.
Earlier, India’s pace attack played a key role in destroying West Indies’ first innings. Mohammed Shami blitzed through West Indies’
middle order, taking 4-66. Fellow paceman Umesh Yadav was then able to tear through much of the rest of the batting line-up, taking the key wicket of Brathwaite and ending with 4-41.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra also got in on the act, taking the last wicket of the innings to leave him with figures of 2-43.Captain Virat Kohli hit 200 in India’s first innings, whilst Ravichandran Ashwin (113) and Shikhar Dhawan (84) helped to give the tourists a formidable total.


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