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Cricket update from the Oval

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Cricket update from the Oval

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BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies, chasing a victory target of 281 runs, were 51 for two at lunch – requiring 230 more runs – on the fifth and final day of the second Digicel cricket Test against India at Kensington Oval here today.
Diminutive opener Adrian Barath was not out on 23, alongside Darren Bravo on five while the batsmen dismissed were Lendl Simmons for 14 and Ramnaresh Sarwan, who made just eight.
Earlier, India, resuming from 229 for three, declared their second innings at 269 for six after batting for an additional 66 minutes and scoring 40 runs from 13 overs.
Fast bowler Fidel Edwards captured all three wickets to fall – Virat Kohli (27), VSS Laxman (87) and India’s captain Mahendra Dhoni (5) – to end with figures of five for 76 in 23 overs.
A victory for India will give them a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series following their 63-run victory in the first Test in Jamaica. (EZS)