2nd Test: West Indies face monumental task after Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari stamp India’s dominance

first_img view more view less advertisement scorecard No data available! commentary graphs 2nd Test: West Indies face monumental task after Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari stamp India’s dominanceIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test: West Indies need a further 423 runs for a win with 8 wickets in hand to avoid a whitewash at the hands of India in the ongoing 2nd Test of the series at Sabina Park, Kingston. India Today Web Desk KingstonSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 06:04 IST Rahane and Vihari forged an unbeaten 111-run partnership to stamp India’s authority at Sabina Park (AP)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies folded for just 117 runs in their 1st innings, handing India a lead of 299 runsAjinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari hit fifties to set up a target of 468 runs for the hostsIshant Sharma and Mohammed Shami dismissed both the opposition openers cheaply in the 4th inningsWest Indies need a miracle to save the Sabina Park Test. After India declared their 2nd innings at 168/4, late in the 3rd session, Ishant Sharma removed Kraigg Brathwaite (3) early before Mohammed Shami bagged the wicket of John Campbell (16) during the West Indian chase of 468 runs to leave the hosts reeling at the end of Day 3. West Indies finished at 45/2 with 2 full days to go and are still 423 runs behind the target. Darren Bravo (18*) and Shamarh Brooks (4*) were at the crease for the hosts when play was called for the day. But West Indies will need to scrap the very bottom of the resource barrel to have any chance of saving this game.Virat Kohli chose not to enforce the follow-on and sent his openers to bat despite taking a first-innings lead of 299 runs. In their 2nd innings, the visitors lost Mayank Agarwal (4) early after the India opener was trapped in front by Kemar Roach in the first session. After the Lunch break, KL Rahul was dismissed caught behind off the bowling of Roach. Rahul did not look comfortable during his stay at the crease and faced 63 balls before getting dismissed for 6.On the very next ball, Roach sent India captain Virat Kohli packing for only his 4th golden duck in Test cricket, with a beautiful delivery that pitched just outside off-stump before moving slightly away to take the outside edge.But Roach missed out on his maiden hat-trick, failing to dislodge Ajinkya Rahane on the next ball. With the 3 wickets, Roach also moved to 9th position on the list of West Indian bowlers with the most wickets in Test cricket, with 193 wickets and counting.advertisementCheteshwar Pujara, who has had a silent run with the bat in the series, was dismissed at the stroke of Tea, as Jason Holder got him caught at third slip by Sharmarh Brooks for 27.That’s when the Indian vice-captain was joined by first-innings centurion Hanuma Vihari, as both the batsmen went on to notch up gritty fifties and help India extend their lead over the 450-run mark. The duo was particularly severe on the West Indian attack in the 3rd session and accumulated some quick runs off both pace and spin.Rahane (64*) and Vihari (53*) posted an unbeaten 111-run partnership for the 5th wicket while posting a half-century each. Being the only 2 centurions in the series so far, Vihari and Rahane finished the tour as the highest run-getters with 289 and 271 runs each.If it didn’t end well, the day hadn’t started on a good note either for the hosts as in the morning session, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma accounted for the last three wickets to skittle them out for 117.Shami bounced out debutant Rahkeem Cornwall for 14 in the 5th over of Day 3 to reach 150 wickets in his 42nd Test match, after the hosts resumed on 87/7 with Cornwall and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton at the crease.Ishant, then sent back Jahmar Hamilton in the 47th over of West Indies’ first innings to overtake the legendary Kapil Dev on the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets outside Asia. Ravindra Jadeja also chipped in with the last wicket of West Indies No. 10 Kemar Roach, who was caught by Mayank Agarwal for 17.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Mohammed Shami becomes 3rd fastest Indian pacer to 150 Test wicketsAlso Read | Virat Kohli ends West Indies tour with his 4th first-ball duck in Test cricketFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow West Indies vs IndiaFollow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Hanuma Vihari Nextlast_img read more

In Assembly address Russian President stresses national sovereignty within context of UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe “We consider the attempts to undermine the authority and legitimacy of the United Nations as extremely dangerous,” he told the General Debate on the opening day of the high-level segment of the Assembly’s 70th annual session, citing United States sanctions against Russia over Ukraine and calling for full support for the Syrian Government in its war against terrorism. In a wide-ranging speech in which he also proposed the formation in accordance with the UN Charter of a broad international coalition against terrorism and the harmonization of regional economic projects, Mr. Putin emphasized the diversity of models among UN Member States and the vital importance of respecting State sovereignty.“Ensuring peace and regional and global stability remains the key objective of the international community, with the UN at its helm,” Mr. Putin declared. “We believe this means creating a space of equal and indivisible security which is not for the select few, but for everyone.”Turning to specific issues, he said aggressive foreign interference that in the Middle East and North Africa has resulted in a flagrant destruction of national institutions rather than bringing about reforms, opening the way for tens of thousands of terrorists and extremists to fill the vacuum under the banner of the so-called Islamic State. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shares a toast with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as US President Barack Obama (left) looks on. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama share a toast at a luncheon hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in honour of world leaders attending the general debate of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ‹ › “We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian Government and its Armed Forces, who are valiantly fighting terrorism face-to-face,” he said, noting the danger posed by foreign Islamic State recruits from Europe and Russia if they returned to their homelands.“We should finally acknowledge that no one but President (Bashar al-) Assad’s Armed Forces and Kurd militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria.”As current President of the Security Council, Russia will convene a ministerial meeting to propose agreement on a resolution to coordinate the actions of all the forces against the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations based on the principles of the UN Charter, he added.Closer to home, Mr. Putin denounced United States sanctions on Russia over the annexation of Crimea and the fighting in eastern Ukraine as unilateral and circumventing the UN Charter, charging some “colleagues” with “thinking of the times of the cold war and the desire to explore new geopolitical areas.”Hence they expanded NATO’s military infrastructure, offering post-Soviet countries a false choice – either to be with the West, or with the East.“Sooner or later this logic of confrontation was bound to spark off a grave geopolitical crisis,” he said. “This is exactly what happened in Ukraine where the discontent of population with the current authorities was used and a military coup was orchestrated from outside that triggered a civil war as a result.”He called for genuine consideration for the interests and rights of the people in eastern Ukraine to guarantee that the country will develop as an essential link in building a common space of security and economic cooperation both in Europe and in Eurasia.Mr. Putin also stressed the importance of ensuring that UN Climate Change Conference in December in Paris is a success, noting that Russia plans to reduce by 2030 greenhouse gas emissions to 70-75 per cent of the 1990 level, and offering to co­sponsor a special forum under the UN auspices on depletion of natural resources, destruction of habitat and climate change.“Russia believes in the huge potential of the United Nations which should help us avoid a new global confrontation and engage in strategic cooperation,” he concluded. “Together with other countries, we will consistently work towards strengthening the central coordinating role of the UN.” read more