WI reduced to 26/2 at lunch after India gain 143-run lead

WI reduced to 26/2 at lunch after India gain 143-run lead

WI reduced to 26/2 at lunch after India gain 143-run lead

The West Indies still need another 118 runs to avoid innings defeat. Kirk Edwards (7 batting) and Darren Bravo (9 batting) were at crease.

Starting the day at 308 for six, Indian batsmen didn't last long and were all out for 347 as Fidel Edwards (5/103) ran through the lower order picking three of the last four wickets which also included rival captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (74)'s scalp.

Both Dhoni and the other overnight batsmen Harbhajan Singh were done in by the short-pitched stuff from Edwards who got his second successive five-for since comeback from injury.

The Indian captain who scored his first half century of the tour yesterday after a lean trot couldn't capitalise on the fact the home team were a bowler short.

After Harbhajan was out trying to play a pull shot an awkward pull shot, Dhoni played a hook shot off Edwards to be holed out at deep square leg boundary. The skipper hit four boundaries in his 133-ball knock.

Praveen Kumar (23) hit a few lusty blows to increase the lead before they folded at 347.

When West Indies batted, debutant Kieran Powell (4) pushed at an angular delivery from Ishant to be caught at third slip by Raina while Praveen induced Adrian Barath to play away from his body as Virat Kohli lapped it up at fourth slip.

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