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PHOTOS: Bumrah's hat-trick, Vihari's ton puts India in control

Last updated on: September 01, 2019 07:36 IST

Images from Day 2 of the second Test between West Indies and India, in Jamaica, on Saturday.

IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah, centre, celebrates with teammates after completing a-trick on Day 2 of the second Test against the West Indies, in Jamaica, on Saturday.. Photograph: BCCI

Jasprit Bumrah picked up six wickets, including a hat-trick, after Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden Test century to put India in complete control on Day 2 of the second Test against the West Indies, in Jamaica, on Saturday.

 

Bumrah took six for 16 in 9.1 overs to leave the West Indies reeling on 87 for seven at stumps on the second day.

India, who lead the two-match series 1-0, had earlier posted a huge 416 for six, courtesy Vihari's career-best 111 off 225 balls; he put on 112 runs for the eighth wicket with Ishant Sharma, who scored his maiden Test half-century with a fluent 57.

IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah traps Roston Chase leg before wicket to complete his hat-trick. Photograph: BCCI

Bumrah bowled a fiery spell with the new ball as he became only the third Indian bowler to register a hat-trick, after Harbhajan Singh against Australia in Kolkata in 2001 and Irfan Pathan against Pakistan in Karachi in 2006.

The speedster had left-hander Darren Bravo caught at second slip for four, before trapping both Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase leg before for golden ducks, at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Playing his 12th Test, he had already dismissed opener John Campbell caught-behind for two before embarking on his hat-trick in his next over.

Bravo fell to a beautiful out-swinger that he had little choice but play, the ball flying to K L Rahul, who took a sharp catch.

Brooks was next to go, trapped in front of middle stump. He compounded the error by wasting a review.

Jasprit Bumrah

IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after picking up five wickets. Photograph: BCCI

Chase, by contrast, was given not out after being hit on the pad. However, India captain Virat Kohli decided to review and replays showed the ball would have struck leg stump. The decision was overturned.

Bumrah was not finished yet, and he soon had opener Kraigg Brathwaite caught-behind for 10, and the home team were on the ropes at 22 for five before he dismissed Jason Holder (18) late in the day.

Mohammed Shami was the only other wicket-taker for India; he bowled Shimron Hetmyer for 34.

Hanuma Vihari

IMAGE: Hanuma Vihari celebrates after completing his century. Photograph: BCCI

Earlier, Vihari registered his maiden Test century while Ishant hit a half-century before India were bowled out for 416 in their first innings.

Vihari scored a career-best 111 off 225 balls, with the help of 16 boundaries, to hold India's innings together. He got good support from Ishant, who got his first half-century in Tests as he stroked a brisk 57 from 80 balls. The duo put on 112 runs off 28.3 overs for the eighth wicket to give India the upper hand in the post-lunch session.

Having missed out a century in the first Test in Antigua, as he fell for 93, Vihari ensured that he did not let go the opportunity this time around and batted solidly in the 90s before completing the landmark from 200 balls, in the 133rd over.

Ishant Sharma

IMAGE: A delighted Ishant Sharma after getting his maiden fifty in Tests. Photograph: BCCI

Ishant was not to be left behind; he followed his senior batsman by reaching his maiden Test half-century off 69 balls with a single off Rahkeem Cornwall in the 136th over.

He then started chancing his arm as he tried to attack part-time spinner Kraigg Brathwaite, but holed out to deep mid-wicket.

Mohammad Shami did not trouble the scorers as he was caught behind off Cornwall, attempting the cut shot.

With partners running out, Vihari decided to change gears but was caught at mid-off and Holder bagged his fifth wicket of the innings to complete 100 wickets in Tests.

IMAGE: Hanuma Vihari, left, with Ishant Sharma. Photograph: BCCI

Earlier, Vihari scored a patient half-century to guide India to 336 for seven against West Indies at lunch.

Coming on to bat at the overnight score of 42, he stuck to his task and held one end together to go into the break unbeaten on 84 off 158 balls.

Resuming at the overnight score of 264 for five, India lost Rishabh Pant (27) off the very first delivery of the day.

Pant was cleaned up by West Indies skipper Holder with an in-swinger as the batsman played down the wrong line.

IMAGE: Jason Holder celebrates after picking up the wicket of Rishabh Pant. Photograph: BCCI

Thereafter, overnight batsman Vihari, in the company of Ravindra Jadeja, played according to the situation to keep the West Indies bowlers at bay.

He notched his fifty from 96 balls courtesy of an inside-edge boundary off Holder in the 97th over of the innings.

Jadeja did the all the hard work but gave away his wicket when it mattered. He played a patient knock of 16 off 69 balls before he lost patience as he top-edged Cornwall to Darren Bravo at mid-on trying to slog it over mid-wicket.

Hanuma Vihari

IMAGE: Hanuma Vihari bats during Day 2. Photograph: BCCI

An over later, Vihari got a big reprieve when he was dropped by John Campbell off Cornwall, at first slip, who dived full length to his right but failed to hold on.

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