India vs Windies: Scorers car toppled; one seriously injured before second day’s play
The reason of the accident was not immediately known.
Updated - Oct 5, 2018 4:05 pm
On a day when one would think only elements could put a brake on India’s flow of runs against the Windies, an unexpected tragedy soured the moods. Tushar Trivedi, one of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) affiliated scorers met with a road accident and was seriously injured. It was reported that he had to undergo a surgery on his left shoulder immediately.
The mishap took place sometime before the second day’s play between India and the Windies started on Friday, October 5. The car in which Trivedi and two of his colleagues were travelling to the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot toppled near Jamnagar highway, Sportstarlive reported.
Trivedi’s colleagues were learnt to be recovering. The reason of the accident was not immediately known. “The other two scorers are recovering, but Trivedi is severely injured, and he needs to be operated on. The doctors are monitoring the situation closely,” Sportstarlive quoted an SCA official as saying.
On the ground, India cruised along
On the ground, though, things were going absolutely smooth for India. Captain Virat Kohli, who was unbeaten on 72 overnight, went on to register his 24th Test ton, which now puts him ahead of former opener Virender Sehwag (23) and fourth in the list of top Indian century-makers in the longer format, after Sachin Tendulkar (51), Rahul Dravid (36) and Sunil Gavaskar (34).
Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant came close to his second Test hundred in as many innings but fell short by just eight runs. He hit his maiden Test hundred in the previous game against England at the Oval. India’s other centurion in the innings, Prithvi Shaw (134) was the main attraction on the opening day of the match after India won the toss and elected to bat. Shaw became the youngest Indian to hit a ton on debut and the second youngest after Tendulkar. He also became the second youngest opener to hit a century in Tests.