West Indies are staring at defeat in the second and final test against India, having ended day three on 45/2 in pursuit of a monumental target of 468, but their inspirational fast bowler Kemar Roach has not lost hope.
West Indies ended the third day of the second Test against India at 45/2 on Sunday, requiring another 423 runs to win. After dismissing West Indies for 117 in the first innings, India set a target of 468 for the hosts by declaring their second innings at 168/4 following Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari's fifties. Kemar Roach bowled exceptionally well to take three crucial wickets including the first-ball duck of Virat Kohli.
India may wind up West Indies batting order in Day 4 as well. Two days remain at Sabina Park and West Indies’ batsmen will have to find a way to get past their tormenter in the series, Jasprit Bumrah, who has 12 wickets at 8.75 apiece. If India manages to win this match they will get another 60 points so that they can top the table of ICC Test Championship.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Shami has become the third fastest Indian pacer to take 150 wickets in Test cricket. The 28-year-old achieved the feat by dismissing West Indies debutant Rahkeem Cornwall in the second Test on Sunday. Shami reached the milestone in 42 matches. Former captain Kapil Dev is the fastest to achieve the feat (39 matches), followed by Javagal Srinath.