West Indies 119 runs behind India in 2nd test

India fast bowler Ishant Sharma claimed two wickets on Wednesday to reduce West Indies to 82-5 at lunch on the second day of the second test after a rain-shortened morning session.

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Published: Wed 29 Jun 2011, 10:52 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 6:34 PM

Sharma had figures of 3-31 as the hosts, replying to India’s modest first-innings total of 201, struggled after resuming on 30-3.

Having removed Lendl Simmons on Tuesday, Sharma added the wickets of nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo and Ramnaresh Sarwan.

Play was delayed for 45 minutes due to morning showers, but Sharma hit early for the visitors upon the resumption of play.

Bishoo lived an edgy life in compiling 13 off 18 balls. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni reacted to his tentativeness by placing nine fielders on the off side. The move paid off when Bishoo sparred a ball to Virat Kohli at gully to make it 53-4.

Four runs later, Sharma claimed the key wicket of Sarwan, who shuffled across and was plumb leg before wicket. Sarwan scored 18 off 43 balls.

The 22-year-old Sharma needs one more wicket to reach the 100-wicket milestone.

Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul and the recalled Marlon Samuels shared a unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 25. Chanderpaul went to the interval unbeaten on 12 while Samuels hit two fours in compiling 15 not out.

India leads 1-0 in the three-test series.

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