IND vs WI Live Updates, 2nd Test, Day 5: WI need 289 runs to win on Day 5© AFP
WI vs IND, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live Updates: Rain continues to delay the start of play on the fifth and final day of the second Test between India and West Indies in Trinidad. After a drizzle, the rain has got heavier at the moment at Queen’s Park Oval. The hosts are 76/2, needing 289 runs to beat India. On the other hand, the guests need 8 wickets. Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood will be resuming at their overnight scores of 24 and 20, respectively. India had declared their second innings at 181 for 2, setting a 365-run target for hosts. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of Day 5 of the 2nd Test match between India and West Indies, straight from Trinidad:
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Meanwhile, at Queen’s Park Oval
The rain has got heavier at Queen’s Park Oval as the India and West Indies players continue to wait for the final day’s play to start.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Mukesh talks about maiden Test wicket!
Maiden Test wicket for any bowler is special but how about celebrating it with a prominent star like Virat Kohli on the field. “When I got the wicket, Virat bhaiya ran up and hugged me. I was in a different world. The man I have watched all these years on TV and looked up to is hugging you. It felt great,” told Mukesh on taking his maiden Test wicket. Read more
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Delay continues!
The delay in the start of play continues. The first session might be washed out completely if the rain continues like this. However, for that to happen, we still have some good time in hand.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Rain increases India’s problems!
The more it rains today, the tougher it becomes for India as they will be having lesser time to bowl to West Indies. The way the pitch has performed so far and the rain has interrupted the final day, it seems that the Indian bowlers have their task cut out.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Teams yet to arrive!
It is interesting to note that both the teams are still in their hotels. The way it is raining at the Queen’s Park Oval currently, the resumption of the match anytime soon seems like a dream. Let’s hope, we get a good amount of play today. Keep your fingers crossed guys!
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: The rain is heavy!
The rain at Port of Spain is heavy at the moment. It’s literally pouring. This is a definitely not a scene a cricket fan would ever like.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Rain delays start!
Here is a bad news to the start of the day. They play was set to kick off half an hour early today, but rain has delayed that start. It is raining heaving at the moment in Port of Spain and the covers are on. Stay connected for the live updates.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Siraj also in focus!
Mohammed Siraj had registered a five-wicket haul in the first innings of West Indies. He had picked only one wicket on Day 3 but the following day saw him wreaking havoc with four wickets. India must be hoping a similar show from the right-arm pacer at the start of play on Day 5.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Remarkable feat for Ashwin!
Ravichandran Ashwin is second on the list of the Indian bowlers with most Test wickets against West Indies. He has 75 scalps to his name. Kapil Dev is first with 89 dismissals to his name. Anil Kumble follows Ashwin with 74 wickets.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: How is the new ball doing?
The new ball that India picked at the start of the West Indies innings did provide some swing to the pacers and assisted Ravichandran Ashwin later, but it still could not do such wonders as the second new ball taken by India during the first innings of West Indies did.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: A look at stats!
With two wickets on Day 4, Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Harbhajan Singh to become the Indian bowlers with second highest wickets in international cricket (including wickets taken for Asia XI). Anil Kumble tops the chart with 956 wickets, while Ashwin follows him with 712. Harbhajan is third on the list with 711 wickets.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: West Indies eye a solid start!
The pair of Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood has already added 32 runs off 72 balls. If the duo could keep Indian bowlers at bay at the start of the first session, West Indies can some serious chance in this tough chase of 365 against India.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: Eyes on Ravichandran Ashwin!
Everyone is aware of how dangerous Ravichandran Ashwin could be in the fourth innings with the ball in hand. To add to West Indies’ problems, the spinner was getting some help from the surface on Sunday after Windies started their chase. He has already picked two wickets and will be the centre of attraction on the final day.
IND vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 5 Live: What happened on Day 4?
Rain had its fair share yet we saw some good amount of play on Day 4. India bundled out West Indies for 255, taking a 183-run lead before Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal started all guns blazing. The skipper hit a fiery fifty which was followed by a power-packed half-century from Ishan Kishan. India declared their second innings at 181 for 2, setting a target of 365 before Ravichandran Ashwin reasserted the guests’ dominance with twin strikes. Check highlights HERE
Hello everyone, welcome to the final day of the second Test between India and West Indies. Chasing 365, two-down West Indies need 289 runs more to win the game. Needless to say that India need the remaining 8 wickets.
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