Ajinkya Rahane scored his first Check century in two years earlier than India blew away the West Indies top-order to shut in on a snug victory within the first Check, right here on Sunday.Rahane scored a affected person 102-run knock however younger batsman Hanuma Vihari (93) missed out on his maiden Check ton by simply seven runs as India declared their second innings at 343 for seven to set West Indies a stiff 419-run goal.
Rahane and Vihari raised a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket after India misplaced skipper Virat Kohli (51) early throughout the fourth day’s play.Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma then blew away the West Indies top-order to depart them gasping at 15 for 5 at tea.The hosts want 404 extra runs however even surviving the ultimate session on the penultimate day can be an enormous problem for them.Bumrah and Ishant uncovered the feeble West Indies’ batting line-up with their fiery spells as not one of the house batsmen might attain double-digit.Bumrah eliminated each the openers — Kraigg Brathwaite (1) and John Campbell (7) — earlier than rattling the timber of Darren Bravo (2).Ishant too joined the celebration by eliminating Shamarh Brooks (2) and Shimron Hetmyer (1).Kohli’s scalp didn’t assist West Indies a lot as Rahane and Vihari steadily took the sport away from the hosts with their assured but contrasting batting.The second Vihari miscued a pull which landed within the gloves of wicket-keeper Shai Hope, India declared their second innings.It was Rahane’s first Check hundred since his 132 in opposition to Sri Lanka in August 2017 whereas Vihari threw away a golden alternative to get his maiden hundred in solely his fifth match.Rahane’s affected person knock got here off 242 balls with simply 5 photographs to the fence however Vihari paced his innings properly. The Hyderabad batsman hit 10 fours and a six in his 128-ball knock with a formidable strike price of 72.65.Nevertheless, in an try and get some fast runs, he pulled Holder however couldn’t join the ball and the under-edge was simply taken by Hope.Earlier than that Rahane too fell whereas making an attempt to attain rapidly, getting caught by Holder off Shannon Gabriel.Off-spinner Roston Chase (4/132) was probably the most profitable bowler for the hosts as he removed Rishabh Pant (7) after dismissing Kohli (51).India misplaced Kohli within the opening session of the fourth day when his forefront off Chase flew to John Campbell, who took the catch on second try.That ended the fourth-wicket partnership between Kohli and Rahane that yielded 106 runs for India.The opposite in a single day batsman Rahane was joined by Vihari, who simply labored the ball round in gaps to maintain the scoreboard ticking.As quickly as the brand new ball was obtainable, pacers Kemar Roach and Gabriel operated in tandem however earlier than that West Indies part-timers had bowled 41 overs on this innings alone.Whereas Roach and Gabriel bowled a couple of testing deliveries, it largely remained an untroubled keep for each Rahane and Vihari.Opener Mayank Agarwal (16) was the primary wicket to fall for India within the second innings, trapped by Chase within the 14th over though TV replays confirmed the ball was lacking the leg stump however the batsman did not go for assessment on Saturday.After Agarwal’s departure, KL Rahul (38) and Chesteshwar Pujara (25) added 43 runs for the second wicket to take India ahead.Rahul, nonetheless, gave away his wicket, bowled by Chase. He went throughout his stumps whereas going for a sweep, solely to reveal all of the three stumps and the West Indian spinner caught because the batsman failed to attach the ball.An over later, Roach went via Pujara’s defence to cut back India to 81 for 3.Earlier than that, India bowled out West Indies for 222 in 74.2 overs of their first innings in reply to 297 with Ishant Sharma returning with finest figures of 5 for 43.Apart from Ishant, Mohammed Shami (2/48) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/64) scalped two wickets a chunk.(This story has not been edited by Enterprise Customary employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)