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Kuldeep takes three wickets as West Indies reach 197/6 at tea 

Hyderabad: A depleted Indian bowling attack proved to be strong enough to reduce the West Indies to a precarious 197 for six at tea on the first day of the second and final Test here on Friday.

The match did not start on a bright note for India as debutant pacer Shardul Thakur left the field complaining of groin strain having merely bowled 10 deliveries but the four-man bowling attack proved strong enough as the West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/50 in 18 overs) once again proved to be the West Indies’ nemesis as the visiting batsmen failed to read him on most occasions while Umesh Yadav (2/60 in 16 overs) was impressive with the old ball.

Save Roston Chase (50 batting), who again showed a lot of heart with his second half-century of the series, the other batsmen neither had technique nor temperament to stick around in what were easy batting conditions.

In the post-lunch session, Shimron Hetmeyer (12) offered no stroke to a googly and was adjudged plumb in-front. Sunil Ambris (18) played a loose shot as the Caribbeans were left stuttering at 113 for five.

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