WI vs Ind 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Bumrah’s hat-trick paves way for imminent dominance

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Jasprit Bumrah was the havoc in-chief yet again for the Windies as his spell has left the hosts reeling with a long way to go. Earlier in the day, Ishant Sharma too got his neck stuck in after scoring his maiden half-century.

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Resuming the day on 264-5, Rishabh Pant was castled by the opposition skipper Jason Holder off the first delivery itself. Ravindra Jadeja failed to get going as he eventually became Rakheem Cornwall’s third victim.

Hanuma Vihari continued his fine touch and stuck around with the tail to make amends for the last time by scoring his first test hundred. Giving company at the other end was Ishant Sharma, who surpassed his previous best score of 42 to get to his fifty. The duo struck a vital 112-run stand to possibly take the game away from the hosts. In a bid to accelerate the process, wickets fell for the visitors and they ultimately finished with 416.

Much like the second innings of the last test, Bumrah was arguably unplayable, the booming inswingers and the ball nipping off the same made the Windies hop around the crease. The pacer became the third Indian to pick a hat-trick in test cricket after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan. Bumrah’s victims included Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, and Roston Chase. The Windies are currently placed at 87-7.

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