india vs west indes 2 test

The match was drawn on the final day due to rain.The second Test match between India and West Indies was played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad from 20-25 July 2023. India won the match by 137 runs to win the series 1-0.

India batted first and scored 438 in their first innings. Virat Kohli scored 104 and Shreyas Iyer scored 88, while Mohammed Siraj took 4 wickets for West Indies.

West Indies responded with 229 in their first innings, with Kraigg Brathwaite scoring 71 and Kirk McKenzie scoring 57.  Ashwin take 5 wickets for India.

India then scored 365 in their second innings, with Kohli scoring 90 and Iyer scoring 65. West Indies were unable to chase down the target, being bowled out for 230. Siraj took 4 wickets again, while Ashwin took 3.

Here is a more detailed look at the key moments of the match:

Day 1: India won the toss and choose to bat. Kohli and Iyer put on a 171-run partnership for the second wicket, before Kohli was dismissed for 104. Iyer went on to score 88, but India were bowled out for 438
Day 2: West Indies started well, with Brathwaite and McKenzie putting on a 71-run partnership for the first wicket. However, Ashwin struck twice in quick succession to remove both openers. West Indies eventually reached stumps on 86/1, trailing by 352 runs.
Day 3: West Indies continued to struggle on day 3, as they were bowled out for 229. Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5 wickets.

Day 3: West Indies continued to struggle on day 3, as they were bowled out for 229. Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5 wickets.

Day 5: West Indies were set a target of 366 to win, but they were unable to chase it down. They were bowled out for 230, with Siraj taking 4 wickets and Ashwin taking 3.

The match was a good contest between two evenly matched teams. India were the better team on the day, but West Indies showed some fight and determination. The match was ultimately drawn due to rain, but it was a good advert for Test cricket.

Here are some of the key players from the match:

  • Virat Kohli: Kohli was the star of the match for India, scoring 104 and 90 in the two innings. He was named the Player of the Match.
  • Shreyas Iyer: Iyer also had a good match, scoring 88 and 65 in the two innings. He was another key contributor to India’s win.
  • Mohammed Siraj: Siraj was the best bowler for India, taking 9 wickets in the match. He was particularly impressive in the second innings, when he took 4 wickets for 32 runs.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin was another key bowler for India, taking 8 wickets in the match. He was particularly effective in the first innings, when he took 5 wickets for 52 runs.
  • Kraigg Brathwaite: Brathwaite was the best batsman for West Indies, scoring 71 and 46 in the two innings. He was the only West Indies batsman to make a significant contribution.
  • Kirk McKenzie: McKenzie was another promising batsman for West Indies, scoring 57 in the first innings. He showed some good potential, but he will need to score more runs if West Indies are to be competitive in future matches.
Overall, the second Test match between India and West Indies was a good contest. India were the better team on the day, but West Indies showed some fight and determination. The match was ultimately drawn due to rain, but it was a good advert for Test cricket

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