India vs West Indies: Ishant Sharma hits maiden fifty in 92nd Test

first_imgIshant Sharma scored his maiden Test and second first class fifty to help India post a strong total on Day 2 of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Sabina Park on Saturday. Ishant, who achieved this feat in his 125th innings, now ranks second in the list of batsmen with most innings before maiden Test fifty. England pacer James Anderson leads the list as he took 130 innings to score his first Test half-century.After creating a buzz with his five-wicket haul in the 1st Test match against Windies, Ishant has now shone with the bat in the ongoing Test match. Every boundary from Ishant’s bat brought smile to his captain Virat Kohli’s face, who was applauding every run scored by his Delhi teammate from the pavillion.Prior to this, Ishant’s highest Test score was 31 not out, which he scored against Sri Lanka in the 2010 Galle Test. He had also made 31 runs against Australia in the Mohali Test in the same year but he was dismissed on that score.India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 2: Live ScoreBatting at no. 9, Ishant came out in the middle in the morning session on Day 2 with India’s score reading 302 for 7. He negotiated the remaining overs of the session without much difficulty and remained unbeaten on 11 in the company of Hanuma Vihari. Vihari, who is currently playing only his 5th Test match, scored a fighting maiden century and by doing so, he became the 2nd Indian to score a century after Ajinkya Rahane during the ongoing 2-Test series.advertisementAfter the resumption of play in the second session, Sharma sent Windies bowlers on a leather hunt, putting on a 112-run stand, which is the second highest partnership for the 8th wicket for India in the Windies. While Vihari went on to score his maiden hundred, the lanky tailender reached his first half-century in the 135th over of the innings. Ishant Sharma scored seven boundaries before falling to Kraigg Brathwaite for 57.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Hanuma Vihari hits maiden Test century at Sabina ParkAlso See:last_img read more