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NORTH SOUND, Antigua – West Indies bid to take control of the first MyTeam11 Test – co-sponsored by Skoda and KEI – was undermined by a destructive spell from Ishant Sharma that handed the advantage to India.
All of their frontline batsmen got starts, but none carried on – Roston Chase led the way with 48, Shimron Hetmyer made 35, Shai Hope got 24 and left-handed opener John Campbell added 23.
Most of the home team’s batsmen fell to flawed strokes, rather than fabulous bowling, as Sharma ended the day with 5-42 from 13 overs to rip the heart out of their batting.
This followed a frustrating morning period for West Indies, when Sharma was again a thorn in their side, as he and Ravindra Jadeja shared a defiant eighth wicket stand to help India add a further 94 to their overnight total before they were bowled out on the stroke of lunch.