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Day 2: India 358/5 at stumps

Visitors take lead of 162 runs against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston

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Publish Date: Aug 1 2016 10:23AM | Updated Date: Aug 1 2016 10:23AM

Day 2: India 358/5 at stumps

KL Rahul celebrates after reaching his third Test century at Kingston. (Photo: Associated Press)


Team India was 358 at the loss of five wickets and took a lead of 162 runs at the end of Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston on Sunday.

Ajinkya Rahane (42) and Wriddhiman Saha (17) were at the crease. 
After beginning the day on 126/1, India took advantage with KL Rahul's career-best test score of 158 and other notable contributions from Virat Kohli (44) and Cheteshwar Pujara (46).
Rahul and Pujara started off cautiously adding to their overnight score of 126/1 slowly.
The only bright spark for hosts in the opening few hours was pacer Shannon Gabriel who time and again beat Rahul outside the off stump. 
After that Rahul pounced on anything loose and the rival bowlers helped him by hurling short ones.
He skipped down the track to Chase and lofted the off spinner over mid-on to bring up his ton with a six. Pujara too defended well and pushed hard between the wickets.
Brief Scores: West Indies: 196 all out (Jermaine Blackwood 62, Marlon Samuels 37; Ravichandran Ashwin 5/52, Mohammed Shami 2/23) vs India: 358/5 (Lokesh Rahul 158; Roston Chase 1/52).