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West Indies reach 88 for four at lunch in second Test against India

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 1:45 PM
India's Captain Virat Kholi (centre) takes a catch to dismiss West Indies batsman Darren Bravo for a duck on the first day of the Second Test match between the West Indies and India at Sabina Park. Looking on from the non strikers end is Rajendra Chandrika.

A shot-filled half-century from the previously out-of-form Jermaine Blackwood has highlighted the first session of the second Royal Stag Test between West Indies and India at Sabina Park.

The diminutive batsman, who in his prior seven innings netted four naughts, scored 62 off 62 balls to lead the West Indies to 88 for four at lunch.

In fact, he was dismissed in the last over before lunch.

At the crease are Marlon Samuels, who is on 14 not out, having played second fiddle to Blackwood, and young batsman Royston Chase, not out zero.

Earlier, the West Indies got off to a poor start after losing their first three wickets with only seven runs on the board.

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has led the way with two for 20 for the visitors.

India leads the four-match series 1-0 following an innings-and-92-run win in the first Test in Antigua.