Solid start for Windies
MUMBAI – All four West Indies top order batsmen stroked half-centuries as the Caribbean side flourished on the opening day of the third and final Test yesterday.
Opting to bat first in the first Test at the Wankhede in five years, West Indies enjoyed one of their better days on tour to finish on 267 for two.
At the close, Kirk Edwards (65) and Darren Bravo (57) were involved in an unfinished 130-run stand for the third wicket after openers Adrian Barath (62) and Kraigg Brathwaite (68) put on 137 to give the Windies a solid start.
After Dhoni lost the toss, Indian pacers Ishant Sharma and debutant Varun Aaron, who came in for the resting Umesh Yadav, generated pace on a pitch which had a tinge of green but there was hardly any movement through the air or off the seam. (CMC)
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