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IND vs WI: The middle order helps India get back into the game

In the first innings, India scored 265 runs, with Shreyas and Pant shining for the hosts.

India’s middle-order batsmen have helped India post 265 runs in the first innings, as the top order continues to struggle. Team India’s top-order batters – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli threw up their wickets cheaply as India was down to 42/3.

The return of Shreyas Iyer to the Indian lineup boosted the team, as the youthful middle-order batsman delivered a magnificent 80-run innings, bringing India back into the game.

Team India’s opening approach failed, but Rishabh Pant was seen putting together the order as Suryakumar Yadav was urged to wait. Rishabh produced an important 56-run knock, and Pant and Shreyas’ crucial combination enabled India record a defensive total.

Deepak Chahar’s 38-run knock gave the side additional runs, while Washington Sundar attempted to finish the job for Team India but was caught out in the last over. Sundar hit one six and two boundaries in his 33 runs. Chahar electrified the stadium with four boundaries and two sixes.

India has set a target of 266 runs, and captain Rohit Sharma has stated that he has complete faith in his bowling unit. With the additions of Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep, India has a chance to win by a large margin.

Jason Holder managed to take 4 critical wickets in his 8 over spell and conceded only 34 runs.

Brief score: West Indies bowl India all out for 265 runs as Shreyas knocks for 80 off 111 and Pant assisted the partnership with 56-runs knock. Jason takes 4 wickets while Hayden Walsh and Alzarri Joseph bag 2 each.