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Cricket- West Indies need ‘mammoth effort’ to save first test against India, says bowling coach

Published: October 8, 2018

STORY: West Indies bowling coach Corey Collymore on Friday (October 05) said it would take a mammoth effort for his young side to get back from 94-6 in reply to India’s massive first-innings 649-9 in the first Test match.

The visiting batsman proved no match for their Indian counterparts, losing six wickets in a single session after the hosts had piled on the runs.

Earlier, Kohli made 139 while Jadeja remained unbeaten on 100, marking the occasion with a leap in the air followed by his trademark bat-swirling celebration. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, however, fell agonisingly short of a second successive ton.

The West Indies bowling attack, missing pace spearhead Kemar Roach and regular captain Jason Holder, appeared bereft of ideas in the face of an Indian onslaught as the home side, still ranked top in tests despite a series defeat in England last month, added 142 runs from 29 overs in the first session.

Collymore said the bowlers did not execute their plans and gave the hosts lots of chances to score boundaries.

West Indies will begin day three trailing by 555 runs and facing an uphill task to avoid an innings defeat against India’s spin-heavy attack on a pitch already offering turn.




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