Following on West Indies putting up a much better resistance in second test.
November 16, 2011 5:17am CST
Following on with a massive first innings deficit of 478 runs, West Indies are putting up a great resistance with their back to the wall. At the end of third day they are 195/3 still trailing by 283 runs. Resuming at the overnight score of 34 for 2, West Indies could not cope up with Eden Garden pitch which had lot of juice due to overnight covering of the wicket. Indian bowlers made a short work of remaining 8 wickets and the innings folded at the stroke of lunch at 153 giving India a massive lead of 478 runs. Following on they put up a much better fight. First wicket of Brathwait went cheaply on 23 but Barath and Edwards put on a good partnership of 83 runs for the second wicket before Barath was out on 62. India managed one more wicket that of Edwards who was LBW to Sharma for well made 60 runs. Bravo and Chanderpaul were at the crease batting respectively on 38 and 21 when stumps were drawn at the end of third day. First hour in the morning tomorrow is going to be crucial. Both Chanderpaul and Bravo will have to apply themselves fully to give a semblance of a chance to save this match and keep the series alive. India on their part will try their best to end the stubborn resistance of this pair and rap up the match and series early tomorrow.
16 Nov 11
Yes, there was better resistance from the windies batsmen in the second innings. But the manner in which they collapsed in the first innings has left them with a mountain to climb. I do not expect them to save this match despite the improvement in the second innings. Good to see Umesh and Ishaant in the wickets in the second innings. Cheers! Ram
16 Nov 11
You are right ram, It does not seem likely that West Indies will be able to save this match. They put up a much better resistance in the second innings but how far they will be able to withstand the Indian attack early in the morning tomorrow remains to be seen. They will have to perform to the best of their ability to make India bat again.