Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets on Day One of the second practice game Image: Getty
Beware West Indies, the wickets are turning. The first day of the the three-day warm-up match between India and West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI saw thirteen wickets tumble – nine of them fell to spinners. (Read: Kohli & Co. have fun in Windies)
Ravinchandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra ran through the Windies Board President’s XI batting line-up to bundle them for 180 after being put into bowl first. Ashwin and Jadeja picked up three each while Mishra scalped two. (Read: Kohli &Co., focus)
The Windies batsmen looked clueless in front of the Indian spin trio and fell apart. Amongst the spinners, Jadeja was the most dangerous as he broke the back of the middle-order. The left-arm spinner not only picked up the wickets, he was also mean with the runs, conceding only 16 runs in the 13 overs he bowled.
The tweakers club!@MishiAmit pic.twitter.com/d8EdJyArRP— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 12, 2016
India, in reply, lost three wickets in reply. At the end of Day 1, KL Rahul was unbeaten on 30, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay scoring 28 and 23 respectively.