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India vs West Indies: Highlights


Cricket  •  21 Jul, 2023  •  1,946 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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The ebb and flow of cricket was in full display at Port of Spain where the famed Indian batting lineup met the ever-resilient West Indies bowlers. With the day swinging like a pendulum between both sides, it made for riveting viewing. The first day of the second Test unraveled a myriad of cricketing tales, from opening brilliance to mid-innings wobbles, and the resurgence of a stalwart.

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As the sun set on the first day, India anchored their ship at 288 for 4, thanks in large part to contributions from several key players. This piece delves deep into the day's proceedings, segmenting them into ten digestible, evenly-detailed highlights.

Virat Kohli’s Monumental Feat

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In his 500th International game, Indian captain Virat Kohli stole the limelight. Standing just 14 runs short of a century, Kohli, with his 87 not out, displayed a masterclass in batting. After consuming 20 initial dot balls, he unveiled a flurry of exquisite shots, reminding spectators of his prowess.

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A Flying Start

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Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal laid the groundwork early on the stage. A spectacular 139-run opening stand set the tone for India. Rohit's elegant 80 and Jaiswal’s aggressive 57 provided India with the desired momentum, reflecting their dominance from the first Test.

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