West Indies vs India - 1st Test, Day 3 - As it happened...
India continued to dominate the Test on Day 3.
WEST INDIES, 1st INNINGS; INDIA 566/8d
OVER 77 || SCORE 184/7 (Dorwich 21; Holder 17)
Finally, a good period of play for hosts West Indies as skipper Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich stitches a 40-run stand in 9.3 overs. Good rate.
Virat Kohli employed spinners from both end, with R Ashwin and Amit Mishra doing the job for the skipper.
But Mishra's 13th over went for some runs as bot Holder and Dorwich hit a four each.
West Indies trail India by 382 runs with 3 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
OVER 72 || SCORE 157/7 (Dorwich 6; Holder 9)
In the last over before Drinks, Ajinkya Rahane claimed a catch at first slip, and upon review, it was adjudged bumped. Thus Shane Dorwich survived.
At Day 3 Drinks, West Indies still trail by 409 runs with 3 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.
Brilliant for Mohammed Shami, and also Umesh Yadav for India. And with at least 34 overs' play left in the day, Virat Kohli will hope to clean-up the Windies tail.
OVER 66 || SCORE 120/6 (KC Brathwaite 71; Dorwich 2)
Umesh Yadav got his first wicket of the match. Short ball did the trick as Roston Chase failed to control his pull shot. Virat Kohli took a clean catch at short mid-wicket.
WICKET: Roston Chase c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav 23 (45b)
That happened off the fourth ball of the 66th over.
Right-handed batsman Shane Dowrich is the new man.
OVER 59 || SCORE 120/5 (KC Brathwaite 61; Chase 14)
In the last ten overs, West Indies have scored only 28 runs, but most importantly, they have not lost further wicket.
This sixth-wicket stand has so far worth 28 runs, with opener Kraigg Brathwaite on 61 and Roston Chase on 14.
For India, it's the brilliance of Mohammed Shami which stood out. He took four wickets, as Amit Mishra got one.
In total of 59 overs' play, India have bowled 23 maiden overs.
OVER 55 || SCORE 108/5 (KC Brathwaite 53; Chase 10)
Roston Chase looks like a good bat. Raced to double figures in quick time. But West Indies will need much more than scoring. They now need to bid time. Play that waiting game.
Ishant Sharma bowled a beautiful over, a maiden to end the 55th over.
OVER 50 || SCORE 97/5 (KC Brathwaite 52; Chase 0)
Mohammed Shami continued to produce the goods for India. A double wicket maiden for Indian pacer.
WICKET: Marlon Samuels c Wriddhiman Saha b Mohammed Shami 1 (16b)
Samuels, the most experienced player for West Indies, failed to move his legs and caught inside the crease, and a good catch behind the wicket.
WICKET: Jermaine Blackwood c Ajinkya Rahane b Mohammed Shami 0 (4b)
Then, four balls later, Shami produced a menacing bounce to send back Blackwood. Clean catch of a thick edge at cordon.
West Indies are in deep, deep trouble.
Roston Chase joined Kraigg Brathwaite in the centre.
OVER 44 || SCORE 90/3 (KC Brathwaite 46; Samuels 0)
One over before Lunch, Mohammed Shami produced a brilliant bouncer to get rid of Dareen Bravo. Caught behind.
WICKET: Darren Bravo c Wriddhiman Saha b Mohammed Shami 11 (33b)
Marlon Samuels, West Indies' most experienced player in the match, joined opener Kraigg Brathwaite in the centre.
OVER 40 || SCORE 85/2 (KC Brathwaite 45; Bravo 7)
Indian bowlers continued to press hard for wicket, but limited success. But West Indies' scoring rate is getting slower and slower.
OVER 35 || SCORE 71/2 (KC Brathwaite 35; Bravo 3)
Amit Mishra finally did the trick for India. The leg-spinner beat Devendra Bishoo, who was attempting an expansive sweep shot, in the air and Wriddhiman Saha completed a clean stumping.
WICKET: Devendra Bishoo st Wriddhiman Saha b Amit Mishra 12 (46b)
That happened off the first ball of the 33rd over, and ended a 38-run stand with opener Kraigg Braithwaite, which lasted 17.5 overs.
Darren Bravo joined Braithwaite in the centre.
OVER 30 || SCORE 60/1 (KC Brathwaite 35; Bishoo 10)
After the Drinks, Umesh Yadav continued with his fifth over. Just before the break, Virat Kohli had introduced AMit Mishra, and with that all five bowlers have got to roll their arms.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Devendra Bishoo have stitched a vital second-wicket stand worth 36-runs to give West Indies a glimmer of hope, to save the match.
OVER 25 || SCORE 50/1 (KC Brathwaite 27; Bishoo 3)
It's still pace for India. Skipper Virat Kohli continued with Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. Both pacers managed tidy spells soi far, but Kohli need wickets.
Meanwhile, West Indies have reached 50 in the 24th over. And opener Kraigg Brathwaite is the key-man for the hosts today. He is batting with patient, and purpose.
OVER 18 || SCORE 33/1 (KC Brathwaite 13; Bishoo 0)
Mohammad Shami, who removed Rajendra Chandrika yerterday, started the third day's proceedings with a 2-run over. His bowling partner Ishant Sharma, however, produced a maiden over.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 23, 2016
And here are some tweets celebrating Kohli's first double ton
Rajnikanth took a sick leave today to watch Virat Kohli bat.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) July 22, 2016
When ur on a heavy dose of T20 and ODI, it isn't easy to keep the concentration & hunger going for long...makes 200 even more special #kohli
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 22, 2016
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) July 22, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 22, 2016
— ICC (@ICC) July 23, 2016
After a momentous second day with the bat, India will push for an early end to the match. And day three will be crucial to any such move. A good day with ball will give India the complete control in the match.
Yesterday, Virat Kohli hit his first ever double-ton. The skipper was ably supported by Ravichandran Ashwin, with the bat. The off-spinner scored his third Test ton, all against West Indies.
Then, finally after 161.5 overs, India declared their innings once Amit Mishra, who scored a quick fifty, got out.
West Indies started the chase well, so to say. But they lost Rajendra Chandrika in the 15th over, and the second day ended an over too soon to the dismay of Kohli.
Day 3 will start with West Indies resuming from their overnight score of 31/1.
Welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the first Test match between West Indies and India being played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.