West Indies vs India 2nd Test Day 3: India remain in complete control after setting West Indies 468 to win

India eight wickets away from victory over West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 Jamaica cricket

India remain in complete control heading into the fourth day

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India continued to dominate on the third day in Jamaica as they are eight wickets away from victory after setting the West Indies a target of 468 to win.

Starting off the day on 87/7, the West Indies only added 10 runs to their overnight score before debutant Rahkeem Cornwall was dismissed by Mohammed Shami for 14.

Debutant Jahmar Hamilton only made five runs before he was caught by India captain Virat Kohli at second slip off the bowling of Ishant Sharma.

The West Indies ended up being bowled out for 117, which gave India a 299-run lead, when Kemar Roach was removed by Ravindra Jadeja for 17.

Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with six wickets, while Shami snapped up two, and Ishant and Jadeja chipped in with one wicket apiece.

With a 299-run lead in hand, India didn’t get off to the best start in their second innings as opener Mayank Agarwal was trapped lbw off the bowling of Roach for four runs.

Lokesh Rahul only scored six runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Roach, who took out Kohli the very next ball for a golden duck.

With West Indies skipper Jason Holder removing Cheteshwar Pujara for 27, India found themselves at 57/4.

However, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari forged an unbeaten 111-run partnership, during which both batsmen surpassed their fifties, before India declared on 168/4, which set the West Indies a target of 468 to win.

Rahane ended up making 64, which came off 109 balls and included eight boundaries and a six, while Vihari remained undefeated on 53, which came off 76 deliveries and included eight boundaries.

Roach was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Holder got one.

Chasing 468 to win, the West Indies got off to a poor start as opener Kraigg Brathwaite was caught behind off the bowling of Ishant for three runs.

John Campbell scored 16 runs before he was caught by Kohli at third slip off the bowling of Shami.

Darren Bravo and Shamarh Brooks put together an unbeaten eight-run partnership before stumps was called.

Bravo finished on 18, which came off 31 balls and included three boundaries, while Brooks remained unbeaten on four, which came off 14 deliveries and included a boundary.

Ishant and Shami claimed one wicket each.

The West Indies ended day three on 45/2 and will continue batting on Monday at 09:30 local time or 14:30 GMT.

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