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Rahul slams century to put India on top against WI

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 7:10 PM
India's captain Virat Kholi (centre) takes a catch to dismiss West Indies batsman Darren Bravo (right) for a duck on the first day of the second Test match between the West Indies and India at Sabina Park yesterday. Looking on from the non-striker's end is Rajendra Chandrika.

A solid unbeaten century from opener Lokesh Rahul has put India in a commanding position at lunch against the West Indies on the second day of the second Royal Stag Test at Sabina Park.

Resuming on 75 not out overnight, the 24-year-old Rahul, playing in his sixth Test, went on to close the session on 107 not out as India moved to 185 for one after starting the day on 126 for one.

By tea time, the Indians moved to 259 for two.

This is for an overall lead of 63 after the West Indies made 196 in their first innings.

First Test double centurion and captain, Virat Kohli, is the other batsman at the crease on 21. 

The only wicket to fall in the session, which saw West Indies captain Jason Holder set more attacking fields, and utilizing more of his frontline bowlers, was that of Chesteshwar Pujara, who was run out for 46.

India, batted once and bowled out the West Indies twice in the first Test, to win that encounter by a huge innings and 92 runs inside four days.

- Jermaine Lannaman