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West Indies v India, 2nd Test: KL Rahul's 158 puts Kohli's men in command after Day 2

KL Rahul compiled a patient 158 from 303 deliveries before he was eventually dismissed by fast bowler Shannon Gabriel

AP 1 August 2016, 6:25 PM

KL Rahul's return to the side was welcomed by skipper Virat Kolhi Image: AFP

KL Rahul came into the team to replace the injured Murali Vijay and showed immense skill to bring up his 3rd Test hundred Image: AP

Cheteswar Pujara struggled throughout for his 46 before being run out Image: AP

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul put together 69 runs to put Windies on the back foot Image: AP

West Indies bowled well but failed to hang on to the chances offered Image: AP

A century from Lokesh Rahul helped India reach 358-5 and a commanding lead of 160 runs at stumps on the second day of the second Test against the West Indies on Sunday.

Rahul compiled a patient and well worked 158 from 303 deliveries before he was eventually dismissed by fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, edging down leg-side to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.

The 24-year-old Rahul stroked 15 boundaries and three sixes in his third Test hundred.

Cheteshwar Pujara (46) and captain Virat Kohli (44) also made valuable contributions but were unable to capitalize on promising starts. Ravi Ashwin (3) was trapped lbw by Devendra Bishoo midway through the evening session.

Despite struggling to take wickets, the West Indies' attack was able to limit India's scoring with consistently tight bowling, restricting the run-rate to less than three per over.

The not out batsmen, Ajinkya Rahane (42) and Wriddhiman Saha (17) dug in during the last session, playing solidly in defense as they patiently added to the total.

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