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Day 3 belongs to India's impressive bowling attack

Last updated on: July 24, 2016 16:06 IST

Mohammed Shami

IMAGE: India’s Mohammed Shami celebrates after dismissing Jermaine Blackwood. Photograph: WICB.

 An impressive India bowling attack had West Indies on the ropes on the third day of the first Test in Antigua on Saturday.

Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami took four wickets each as the visitors bowled out West Indies for 243 in their first innings.

After India captain Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on, the hosts were then 21-1 at stumps, trailing by 302 runs, and with two days left perhaps only rain can save them.

Shami and Yadav led a strong five-pronged attack at the Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound.


Wriddhiman Saha, by effecting six dismissals in the innings, equalled Indian record of most dismissals by a keeper in an innings. Syed Kirmani (vs New Zealand at Christchurch in 1975-76) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (also vs New Zealand at Wellington in 2008-09) are the other Indians to accomplish this feat.

Rajneesh Gupta