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Windies vs India – Lunch Update

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ROSEAU – WEST INDIES grabbed two early wickets but India fought back through an unbroken 84-run third-wicket stand between opener Abhinav Mukund and VVS Laxman at lunch on the third day of the third and final Digicel cricket Test at Windsor Park here Friday.At the interval, India, who started the day on eight without loss, were 102 for two, replying to the West Indies’ first innings total of 204 with left-hander Mukund not out 52 and Laxman on 30.Fast bowler Fidel Edwards struck in the day’s third over, having opener Murali Vijay caught behind for five while skipper Darren Sammy again got the key wicket of Rahul Dravid, who was bowled with an inswinger for five.But Laxman and Mukund, who posted his maiden Test 50, consolidated the innings against the West Indies’ attack with only three frontline bowlers.An unwell newball bowler Ravi Rampaul remained at the team’s hotel while recuperating from a bout of vomiting and Sammy had to resort to giving debutant batsman Kirk Edwards his first bowl in first-class cricket. (EZS)

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