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WI vs IND, 2nd Test | Kohli and Jadeja Guide India Towards a Formidable First Innings Total

image-lkcrnwjzVirat Kohli brought up his 29th Test century in the second Test against West Indies (Source: AP Photos)

India continue their dominance on Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies. After finishing off day one at 288 for four, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja ensured that they continued on the same note in the opening session of Day 2. 

In the first session of Day2, India have scored 85 runs for the loss of two wickets in 28 overs. The progress might appear to be slow but provided the conditions, the visitors will be happy about their position in the match.

Kohli brought up his 29th Test Hundred

Kohli resumed his day at 87 and went to get his 29th Test Hundred in his 500th international match. He looked at ease and was moving towards a big score slowly and steadily. It took an excellent fielding effort from Alzarri Joseph to dismiss the former Indian skipper. While returning to the pavilion, Kohli had 121 runs under his belt. Along with Jadeja, he formed a 159 runs partnership and had already ensured India's march towards a formidable total in the first innings. 

Ravindra Jadeja scored a steady half-century

Ravindra Jadeja played a steady hand, after resuming the day at 36, at the opposite end to Kohli. He kept rotating the strike and ensured India scored briskly on a typical slowish West Indian surface. However, Kemar Roach brought down the curtains on his innings at a score of 61. 

Ashwin and Kishan plan to extend the Indian first Innings

These two wickets might have induced a bit of positivity into the West Indian camp. But recalling their batting efforts in the previous Test, India have got more than enough on the board to win this match convincingly. At lunch, on Day 2, Ishan Kishan (18* off 21) and Ravichandran Ashwin (6* off 11) are still batting out there. India have posted 373 runs for the loss of six wickets.

Brief Scores

India (1st innings): 373/6 (108)
Virat Kohli - 121 (206),  Rohit Sharma - 80 (143)
Jason Holder - 1/45, S Gabriel - 1/63