Holder falls just before stumps, Roston chase 98 not out

If the first two sessions were dominated by India with their bowlers picking 3 wickets in each session, it was Windies all the way in the third session with Roston Chase and Jason Holder putting Windies in a better position. The visitors did lose Jason Holder just before stumps but they can held their heads high as honours have been shared on the first day.

At a stage, Windies was 113/5 and to finish the day with 295/7 is a pretty commendable effort. After Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bat, Windies openers started cautiously. But Kuldeep Yadav’s introduction changed the match and with support from Umesh and Ashwin Windies were reduced to 113/5.

Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich(30) fought back in the sixth wicket adding 69 runs before Umesh Yadav sends back Dowrich. Windies were at 197/6 at Tea and the next session it was a gritty fightback from Jason Holder and Roston Chase. The duo added 104 runs for the 7th wicket before Holder getting out in the final ball of the 90th over.

Windies survived five more overs and ended the day at 295/7. Roston Chase is standing at 98 and he has support from Devendra Bishoo at the other end. For India, Yadav’s Kuldeep and Umesh picked 3 wickets each.

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