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Uphill battle

EZRA STUART in Antigua

Uphill battle

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THE WEST INDIES’ backs are up against the wall after India took full control of the second day’s play of the opening Test spearheaded by a double ton from captain Virat Kohli and a hundred from Ravichandran Ashwin at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here yesterday.

Ashwin’s third hundred, all having been made off the West Indies, was helped by a reprieve at 43 by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, playing in his third Test match.

The home team paid dearly for it as India declared at 566 for eight, their second highest Test total in the Caribbean, and in the last hour of play, snared rookie opener Rajendra Chandrika for 16 to leave the West Indies at 31 for one at stumps on day two.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.