'Arey koi to rok lo inhe' - Fans react as West Indies batters' resistance frustrate India on Day 3 of 2nd Test

On Day 3 of the ongoing Test match, the West Indies continued to trouble the Indian team with their batting performance

Rohit Kumar
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On Day 3 of the ongoing Test match, the West Indies continued to trouble the Indian team with their batting performance. The hosts added 143 runs to their previous day's score and lost just four more wickets. With the help of skipper Kraig Braithwaite's half-century, the hosts posted 229/5 at the end of Day 3. They are still trailing India by 209 runs in the first inning.

Earlier in the day, the West Indies started their innings from where they left on Day 2. The team started batting well as skipper Braithwaite hammered his 29th half-century. Along with Kirk McKenzie, he added 46 runs for the second wicket. McKenzie, in his innings, scored 32 runs off 57 balls with the help of four fours and a six. He was eventually dismissed by debutant Mukesh Kumar.

After his dismissal, Braithwaite tried to build a partnership with Jermaine Blackwood and wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua Da Silva. However, experienced Indian bowlers didn't let that happen. Whenever the West Indies tried to cook a partnership, India struck and made a comeback in the game. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed threatening Braithwaite, while Ajinkya Rahane pulled off a miraculous catch of Blackwood. In the end, Mohammed Siraj dismissed Joshua Da Silva for 10 runs.

India will need early breakthroughs

On the fourth day of the game, the Indian team will need some early breakthroughs. Visitors have a five-over-old second new ball and would like to continue their dominance with it. Pacers Mukesh Kumar and Mohammed Siraj will look to continue swinging the ball. On the other hand, the West Indies will look to score runs and lower the deficit.

Meanwhile, it's worth noting that play will resume 30 minutes early on Day 4 to make up for the overs lost on Day 3. That means India will have some extra time to remove the Carrebian batters. Notably, India is leading the two-match Test series 1-0.

Here is how fans react to the West Indies' resistant performance:

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