IND vs WI 2nd Test Match
India win the Series 1-0
|IND||181/2 (24) (Not Out)|
|Venue||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|Date & Time||Thurs, Jul 20 - Mon, Jul 24, 7:30 PM IST|
|Toss||WI opt to bowl|
|Player of the match||Mohammed Siraj|
India's journey in the World Test Championship (WTC) for 2023-2025 begins on July 12 with an exciting two-match series in the Caribbean. The first WTC match played in Dominica, marking India's return to the venue after a decade. The final WTC Test of the series will be held at Trinidad's Queen's Park Oval, starting from today, July 20. Checkout the IND vs WI Ist Test Match Highlights at Dominica. Today marks a significant milestone as India and West Indies gear up for their 100th Test Match. It is a momentous occasion considering the history between these two teams, with their first Test match taking place way back in 1948.
IND vs WI 2nd Test Match Day 5 Highlights
India secured a 1-0 series win against West Indies as the final day of the match in Port of Spain was abandoned due to rain. Initially, the first session was washed out, but there was a brief break in the rain, allowing for a post-Lunch session to be scheduled for 10:45 PM IST. However, rain returned again, causing a delay in the second session. The rain stopped once more, and the covers were removed, indicating a resumption of play at 11:10 PM IST. Unfortunately, the weather took a turn for the worse, with dark clouds and heavy rain forcing the covers back on. Although the second Test ended in a draw, India's victory in the first game ensured their series triumph.
IND vs WI 2nd Test Match Day 4 Highlights
India's Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets, dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk McKenzie, as West Indies ended the fourth day of the second Test match with a score of 76/2. Tagenarine Chanderpaul (24*) and Jermaine Blackwood (20*) remained unbeaten, with West Indies needing 289 runs to level the series. In India's second innings, Ishan Kishan scored a half-century, hitting an unbeaten 52 runs off 34 balls and Shubman Gill scored unbeaten 29 runs off 37 balls. Earlier, Rohit Sharma also scored a half-century before being dismissed by Shannon Gabriel. Yashasvi Jaiswal contributed 38 runs off 30 balls before getting out. Mohammed Siraj's five-wicket haul helped restrict West Indies to 255 runs in their first innings. Debutant Mukesh Kumar and Jadeja took two wickets each. Ashwin took one wicket. In response to India's total of 438. Although opener Brathwaite scored 75 runs off 235 balls, he lacked support from his teammates.
IND vs WI 2nd Test Match Day 3 Highlights
Kirk McKenzie led the West Indies to a more positive start on Day 3 compared to the last session of Day 2. He scored 32 runs off 57 balls before being dismissed by Mukesh Kumar, who claimed his first international wicket. However, the game was interrupted by rain shortly after McKenzie's dismissal. Although it seemed like a passing shower at first, the rain persisted and eventually, Lunch was taken early. At that point, the West Indies were 117/2, trailing India by 321 runs. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite fell shortly after play resumed, having scored 75 runs off 235 balls. The West Indies maintained a slow run rate for the rest of the day, making India work hard for their wickets. Jadeja took two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj claimed his first wicket before rain returned, causing another pause in the third session. Play could not resume for long, even after Rohit Sharma agreed to bowl only spinners. By the end of the day, the West Indies were 229/5, trailing India by 209 runs.
IND vs WI 2nd Test Match Day 2 Highlights
Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja successfully achieved the milestones they were close to on Day 1. Jadeja reached his 19th Test half-century, followed by Kohli scoring his 29th century. Their partnership was impressive, accumulating 159 runs before Kohli was run out on 121 off 206 balls. Even after Jadeja's dismissal on 61 off 152, India's dominance continued with Ravichandran Ashwin showcasing his exceptional batting skills against the West Indies. Ashwin scored 56 off 78 before getting out, marking the end of the second session and India's innings. They were all out for 438. In response, West Indies' Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul started cautiously, managing to avoid losing any wickets for most of the session. However, Chanderpaul fell to Ravindra Jadeja, and debutant Kirk McKenzie made a fluent start to his innings. At the end of the day, West Indies were 86/1, trailing India by 352 runs.
IND vs WI 2nd Test Match Day 1 Highlights
Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal seemed unfazed during the first session, but the situation changed in the second. India's opening partnership was broken at 139, and then they lost two more wickets for just over 20 runs. Jaiswal was dismissed after scoring 57 off 74 balls by Jason Holder, who had been the only bowler posing a threat earlier. Rohit was later dismissed on 80 off 143 balls, and Shubman Gill failed once again, getting out on 10. Virat Kohli, in his 500th international appearance, took 21 balls to get off the mark, but managed to do so with an elegant shot down the ground. Rahane fell on the last ball of the second session, indicating that the West Indies had the upper hand. However, Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja regained control for India in the third session, ensuring that no wickets were lost and putting up a partnership of over 100 runs - the team's second in the innings. At the end of the day, India finished on 288/4, with Kohli on 87 off 161 balls and Jadeja on 36 off 84 balls.
Excitement of the 2nd Test Match
The excitement among fans for the upcoming IInd Test Match is palpable, after India's impressive victory in the Ist Test Match against West Indies at Dominica. The debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal shone bright in the Ist Test Match, scoring his maiden century and an impressive 171 runs. R Ashwin also made a comeback after being excluded from the WTC 2023 final against Australia, taking a remarkable 12 wickets in the match and proving his Test speciality and prowess. Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma made a brilliant century, scoring 103 runs, while Virat Kohli scored 76 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took 5 wickets and Mohammed Siraj took 2 wickets in the Ist Test Match.
Highlights from 1st Test Match at Dominica
Yashasvi Jaiswal had an exceptional start to his career by scoring 171 runs before getting dismissed. Jaiswal scored fantastic Test debut century and was declared player of the match. Ashwin made a remarkable comeback after being left out in the WTC final. In the first Test against West Indies in Dominica, Ashwin took 12 wickets and became the first Indian bowler to pick five wicket hauls in both innings of a Test in Windies. In the initial innings, Indian spinners dominated and declared their innings at 421 for five, taking a lead of 271 runs over West Indies. Ashwin, Jadeja, and Mohammed Siraj put pressure on the West Indies batters, reducing them to 4 down before Tea and continued to trouble them in the final session. Ashwin took 7 wickets in the innings, Jadeja picked two, and Mohammed Siraj took one. Consequently, India secured an innings win in Dominica and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
India and West Indies Head-to-Head Record
India and the West Indies have a longstanding cricket rivalry, having played against each other in 99 Test matches. West Indies have been dominant, winning 30 matches, while India has won 23 times, 46 matches were resulted in draw. The most recent Test series in 2019 saw India easily defeating the Windies with a 2-0 score. This time, Rohit Sharma and his team have the advantage, but they shouldn't become overconfident, especially with the absence of experienced pacers like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Recently, India won the first test match played in Dominica during the 2023-25 series against West Indies with ease, taking a 1-0 lead.
According to weather.com, the weather in Port of Spain is expected to be cloudy all day. The forecast shows that, except for the last two hours, there is a moderate chance of rain throughout Day 1 of the test match. In the morning, there is a greater than 50% chance of rain, which decreases to 7% later in the day. Hopefully, the rain won't disrupt the entire day. The temperature will be around 30°C throughout the day, with winds gusting at 10-15KMPH towards the East southeast. Humidity will be around 70%, starting at 75% in the morning and decreasing to 70% in the evening. While there is a possibility of rain, we can still expect a decent and enjoyable first day of the IND vs WI 2nd test match.
Trinidad's Queen's Park Oval Pitch Report
The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play against the West Indies in their second Test match on July 20 at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad. The Queen's Park Oval pitch in Trinidad has been quite competitive lately, providing ample assistance to batters, spinners, and pacers. The track offers an even bounce, which batters can rely on to play their shots. Additionally, the outfield is fast, and well-timed shots will be rewarded with full points. The ground's boundaries are also not too big to make scoring difficult. However, in the initial overs of the match, pacers will have an advantage due to overcast conditions. Later in the game, the pitch slows down, and spinners come into play.
IND vs WI Test Match Timings
The Test match between India and West Indies is set to kick off with the first match on 20th July. The match will take place at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, starting at 7:30 PM IST.
Team India Test Squad
India’s Probable Playing XI's: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Mukesh Kumar
Bench: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Srikar Bharat, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur
West Indies Probable Playing XI's: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva(w), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel, Kirk McKenzie
Bench: Rahkeem Cornwall, Kevin Sinclair