India tighten grip on opening test against Windies

The West Indies bowlers will have it all to do on Sunday after India took control by opening up a 260 run lead after day 3 of the first test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Replying to India's first innings total of 297, the Windies were bowled out for 222 after resuming on 189- 8.

Captain Jason Holder fell for 39 after adding 29 runs to his overnight total while Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins both fell for a duck. Ishant Sharma finished with figures of 5-43 while Ravendra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami had two wickets each.

Trailing by 75 runs, the Caribbean bowlers had a decent start as India at one point were 81-3. Roston Chase struck first by claiming the wicket of KL Rahul for 38 and returned to take the wicket of Mayank Argawal for 16.

Pacer Kemar Roach bowled Cheteshwar Pujara for 25 to put the Windies in a good position. However, captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared in a 104 run unbroken partnership for the fourth wicket as both batsmen brought up their half centuries to help India close the day on 185- 3, a lead of 260.

Kohli is on 51 while Rahane has 53. Chase has figures of 2-69 and Roach 1-29. Play on day four is scheduled to bowl off at 8:30 am Jamaica time.
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