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Test caps for two

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Test caps for two

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ROSEAU – WEST INDIES, sent in to bat by India in the inaugural Test in Dominica reached for 64 for three off 28 overs at lunch on the opening day of the third and final match of the Digicel cricket series here today.
The West Indies gave maiden Test caps to left-handed Nevisian opener Kieran Powell and Barbadian right-handed middle order batsman Kirk Edwards.
But both were dismissed in the morning session as well as opener Adrian Barath.
Powell made three before he edged swing bowler Praveen Kumar to VVS Laxman at second slip while Edwards was unlucky to be given out for six, hooking at a delivery from pacer Ishant Sharma. The ball, which was caught by wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni, appeared to come off the batsman’s helmet.
Sharma, with two wickets for 23 runs at the interval, also removed Barath for 12 when the batsman dragged the ball from an attempted hook shot onto his stumps.
Experienced middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who is playing his 133rd Test, the most by a West Indian, overtaking legendary fast bowler Courtney Walsh, is 11 not out.
Darren Bravo is the other not out batsman on 17. India lead the series 1-0. (EZS)