NORTH SOUND (ANTIGUA): Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma frustrated West Indies with a timely 60 run-stand for the eighth wicket, helping India to 297 all out at lunch on day two of the first Test here on Friday.
Jadeja (58 off 112) and Ishant (19 off 62) were able to negotiate the threat posed by the potent pace duo of Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach after losing Rishabh Pant (24) in the second over of the day.
Jadeja’s innings comprised six fours and a maximum before he became the last man to be dismissed in the Indian innings, leading to lunch.
India resumed the day at 203 for six with Pant (20) and Jadeja being the overnight batsmen.
While Jadeja justified his inclusion in the playing XI ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin with a gritty effort, Pant could not deliver for the team.
Roach got his fourth wicket of the innings when he dismissed Pant with a beauty from around the wicket that moved away enough to get the edge of the young wicketkeeper-batsman. (AGENCIES)