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IND Vs WI, 2nd Test Day 4: Siraj Unleashes Fire As West Indies All Out On 255, Registers his best figures in Test cricket

On the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, West Indies were eliminated for 255 in their first innings. The home team’s batting collapsed as they resumed the day at 229 for 5, adding just 26 runs while losing five wickets in 7.4 overs. India’s first innings total was 438 all out, and the visitors lead by 183 runs. Mohammed Siraj took four quick wickets on Sunday for India, giving him a five-wicket haul.

Siraj bettered his previous best of 5/73 that came in his third Test against Australia in 2021. Today, he finished figures of 5/60 in 23.4 overs. 

Mohammed Siraj nabs fifer as India remove West Indies in a jiffy on Day 4

Mohammed Siraj was in his element as he bamboozled the hosts’ lower order, picking four wickets to complete his five-wicket haul. The other wicket to fall was picked by Mukesh as the duo bowled a total of 7.4 overs between them and conceded only 26 runs to get the last five wickets at Port of Spain.  

In the first innings of the Trinidad Test, the Indian bowling attack made quick work of the West Indies batting order, dismissing six home hitters in the space of nine overs and 17 runs to clinch a 193 run advantage.

While rookie Mukesh Kumar finished his first period in India’s whites with a brace, Mohammed Siraj managed to make his second Test wicket since his renowned spell at the Gabba in early 2021. Both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin would take two wickets each.

When the West Indies resumed their first innings at 229/5 on Day 4, Mukesh Kumar removed Alick Athanaze, and Siraj sparked a fire by taking four wickets in four overs. The West Indies then lost their first wicket of the day.

India was compelled to bat second innings early in the first session because West Indies had chosen not to follow on.

Only 67 overs of the second Test’s third day’s play had been completed due to frequent weather delays. Due to the fact that it was sunny on Sunday morning in Port of Spain, the action began 30 minutes earlier than scheduled.

Earlier, the visitors’ first innings tally was 438 runs, with Virat Kohli scoring a century and Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin each scoring fifty. After winning the first Test in Dominica by an innings and 141 runs in just three and a half days, India is aiming to sweep the series.

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