Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja star as India take charge of first Test against West Indies

Home side will resume on Day 3 still 108 runs behind, with only two wickets remaining

India's Ishant Sharma, left, celebrates with captain Virat Kohli, back to camera, the dismissal of West Indies' Kemar Roach. AP Photo
India's Ishant Sharma, left, celebrates with captain Virat Kohli, back to camera, the dismissal of West Indies' Kemar Roach. AP Photo

Five wickets for Ishant Sharma and a half-century from Ravindra Jadeja has put India in charge of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.

West Indies will resume Day 3 on 189-8, still 108 runs behind India's first innings total of 297.

India had begun Friday on 203-6, and added an additional 94 runs, led by Jadeja's 58, which included six boundaries and one maximum.

He put on 60 for the eighth wicket with Ishant (19).

Ishant then took centre stage with the ball as he ran through the home side's top order with figures of 5-42.

Roston Chase (48) top-scored the hosts before he became the third of Ishant's five victims.

All hope of a competitive score now for the Windies sits with captain Jason Holder, who is 10 not out.

Day 3 of the five-day match is scheduled to begin at 5.30pm UAE time.

Updated: August 24, 2019 09:35 AM

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