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India bowled out for 353 after Ashwin and Saha tons

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West Indies skittled India out for 353 in their first innings, just after lunch on day two of the third Test match at the Darren Sammy National Cricket stadium in St. Lucia on Wednesday. Riding on valiant centuries from all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin (118) and stumper Wriddhiman Saha (104), India recovered from the early jolts they received on the opening day, however, 4 wickets for 2 runs at the end of the innings meant that it was the Windies and not India who went into the change of innings feeling like a million bucks.

Continuing their spirited form, Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhaman Saha took India to 316-5 at lunch, defying the West Indies bowling attack on the second day of the third Test at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia on Wednesday.

Resuming their innings at 234-5 on another sunny day, Ashwin remained unbeaten on 99 from 257 balls with five boundaries and Saha not out on 93 from 208 deliveries with 12 boundaries at the end of the first two-hour session.

Despite the best efforts of Windies skipper Jason Holder in shuffling his pacers and spinners, the hosts could not separate the Indians from moving the innings along.

Ashwin brought up his century with a 6 in the second over after the lunch break, while Saha also got to three figures, making his way to 104 before he became Alzarri Joseph's third victim of the match, caught behind while chasing a wide delivery. The right-handed duo forged together a record 213-run stand for the sixth wicket.

Saha was replaced out in the middle by Ravindra Jadeja, playing in his first match of the series. However, he was dismissed for 6 by Miguel Cummins, who after going wicket-less in the previous match, finally snared his first wicket of his career.

Cummins, learning the hard-way, finished with 3 wickets as the Windies wrapped up India's tail without any fuss.


India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Leon Johnson, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Miguel Cummins, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Brief Scores: India 353 all out (Ravichandran Ashwin 118, Wriddhiman Saha 104, Alzarri Joseph 3/69, Miguel Cummins 3/54, Roston Chase 2/70)