West Indies struggling at 128 for five (Lunch report)

The West Indies were 128 for five at lunch on day two of the third and final cricket Test against India at the Windsor Park here Thursday.

At the interval, Darren Bravo and Carlton Baugh was batting on 41 and 19.

The weather, which restricted the two sides to just 31.1 overs on the opening day, delayed play until 20 minutes after the scheduled start.

West Indies started steadily from their overnight total of 75 for three, but Chanderpaul, playing in his record 133rd Test, was caught behind for 23 off Munaf Patel in the first hour.

Marlon Samuels suffered a blow to the helmet early on from Ishant Sharma, and never looked settled before Praveen Kumar bowled him for nine, dragging a delivery into his stumps.

In the closing stages before the interval, Bravo essayed an imperious extra cover drive off Sharma, and Baugh swung off-spinner Harbhajan Singh over square leg for a six to bring the modest crowd alive.

Kumar has taken two wickets for 22 runs from 16 overs, and Sharma has captured two for 40 from 15 overs.

West Indies trail 0-1 in the three-Test series, following a 63-run defeat in the first Test inside four days at Sabina Park in Jamaica, and a draw in the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

(IANS/CMC)

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