West Indies vs India 2nd Test Day 2: Bumrah’s hat-trick, Vihari’s ton puts India in commanding position

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Jasprit Bumrah ended the day with figures of 6-16 off 9.1 overs

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Jasprit Bumrah wreaked havoc during his six-wicket haul, which included a hat-trick, and Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden Test century as India added to the West Indies’ woes on the second day in Jamaica.

Starting off the day on 264/5, India lost Rishabh Pant on the first ball of the day as he was clean bowled by West Indies captain Jason Holder for 27.

Ravindra Jadeja only made 16 runs before he was dismissed by debutant Rahkeem Cornwall.

Vihari and Ishant Sharma stabilised the innings with a 112-run partnership, during which Vihari brought up his hundred and Ishant his fifty, before Ishant was dismissed by Kraigg Brathwaite for a career-best 57, which came off 80 balls and included seven boundaries.

Cornwall took out Mohammed Shami soon after, and India were eventually bowled out for 416 when Vihari was removed by Holder for a career-best 111, which came off 225 deliveries and included 16 boundaries.

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Hanuma Vihari celebrates after scoring his maiden Test century

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Holder was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets, while Cornwall snapped up three, and Brathwaite and Kemar Roach chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Trailing by 416 runs, the West Indies lost opener John Campbell early on as he was caught behind off the bowling of Bumrah for two runs.

Bumrah then sent Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase packing in consecutive deliveries to become only the third Indian player to take a hat-trick in Test cricket.

Bumrah then proceeded to take out Brathwaite, which left the West Indies reeling at 22/5.

Shimron Hetmyer and Holder managed to hold India back temporarily as they forged a 45-run partnership before Hetmyer was clean bowled by Shami for 34.

Holder went on to make 18 before he became Bumrah’s sixth victim.

Cornwall and debutant Jahmar Hamilton mustered an unbeaten nine-run partnership before stumps was called.

Cornwall finished on four, which came off 17 balls and included a boundary, while Hamilton remained undefeated on two.

Bumrah was the most successful bowler with six wickets, while Shami claimed one.

The West Indies finished day two on 87/7 and will continue batting on Sunday at 09:30 local time or 14:30 GMT.

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