first_img commentary advertisement view more view less graphs India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli 76, Jason Holder highlight intense opening dayIndia vs West Indies: Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal struck fifties as India reached a strong position on the first day of the second Test. No data available! Rohan Sen KingstonAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 04:30 IST Virat Kohli got out against the run of play on Day 1 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia reached 264 for 5 at stumps on Day 1 after being asked to bat first in KingstonVirat Kohli top-scored with 76 while Mayank Agarwal made 55 for the visitorsJason Holder finished the day with 3 for 39, Rahkeem Cornwall and Kemar Roach got a wicket eachThe opening day of the second Test saw India and West Indies engaged in a see-saw battle but it was the visitors who had their noses ahead at stumps on Saturday as they reached 260 for 5 with a lot of batting still to come on Day 2.Opting to bowl first, the West Indies made a strong start and had India on the backfoot early in the first session when Jason Holder getting rid of opener KL Rahul for 13 in his first over of the match itself. Cheteshwar Pujara also failed to get going and became debutant Rahkeem Cornwall’s maiden Test wicket. India were 72 for 2 at lunch.Mayank Agarwal then laid the foundation of the Indian rebuilding with a solid batting display. Playing in his fourth Test, the 28-year-old Agarwal reached his third fifty but was dismissed in the second session with Holder getting his second wicket.Agarwal was part of the 69-run partnership for the third wicket with captain Virat Kohli, who took some time to settle down on a tricky pitch as he took 16 balls to open his account during the morning session. He was tested by the tight bowling from the West Indians, especially by Cornwall.That’s a 50-run partnership between @mayankcricket & @imVkohli #TeamIndia 97/2 #WIvIND (@BCCI) August 30, 2019But the 30-year-old soon got into his groove, scoring his 22nd fifty, and added 49 runs with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane to take India to 157 for 3 at the tea break.advertisementBut Rahane fell right at the beginning of the final session, edging a Kemar Roach delivery to the wicketkeeper for 24.Just when India crossed the 200-run mark Virat Kohli got a peach of a delivery from his counterpart Holder which he edged to the keeper to depart for 76.Half century for the Indian Captain. Looking calm and composed at the moment #TeamIndia #WIvIND (@BCCI) August 30, 2019Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari then batted with a lot of positivity and ensured that no more wickets were lost by the visitors as the stumps were drawn. Vihari and Pant will resume their knocks on 42 and 27 respectively on Day 2.For the Windies, captain Holder finished the day with figures of 3 for 39 from 20 overs while Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall bagged a wicket each.Cornwall, who became the heaviest Test cricketer at 140kg, was very impressive on the first day as he troubled all the batsmen with his tight line and lengths, and got the ball to turn sharply on some occasions.Also Read | India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1: As it happenedAlso Read | Who is Rahkeem Cornwall? The heaviest Test cricketer everAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Vivian Richards falls ill during pre-game show, carried off fieldFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow Jason HolderFollow IND v WIFollow kingston test matchFollow India vs West Indies Jamaica test scorecard Nextlast_img

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