India vs Windies: Virat Kohli & Co. were really ecstatic with their DRS success

It was a crucial strike as Dowrich put up a crucial 69-run partnership with Roston Chase who is still batting on 88.

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When it comes to the DRS (Decision Review System), it is generally something that gloveman Mahendra Singh Dhoni ‘specialises’ with. The veteran cricketer is usually flawless when it comes to referring to the DRS. But since Dhoni plays only the limited-overs version now, India lack that reliable instinct in Tests and have been letting themselves down often in the longer format. They came under criticism over their DRS usage in the recent series in England.

On Day 1 of the second Test in Hyderabad, Team India had a chance to undo their ordinary DRS record in Tests. It was in the 60th over of the day when Windies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich was hit on the pads by an inswinger from pacer Umesh Yadav. The bowler made a confident appeal but the umpire was not convinced and turned it down, however, Virat Kohli went upstairs with a DRS referral.

Dowrich’s dismissal pumped Indians up

The replays suggested that the ball pitched in line and would have crashed onto the stumps. When the verdict came to his favour, Kohli couldn’t hide his excitement while the rest of the team members also joined the celebrations. It was a crucial strike as Dowrich put up a crucial 69-run partnership with Roston Chase who is still batting on 88. A video of the Indian players’ celebration was shared on Twitter by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The Windies have their task cut out in this game as they are trailing 0-1 in the two-match series and will taste their seventh successive series loss against India in the longer format if they lose this one as well. The visitors had a good start to their batting before facing a mini-collapse.

The lower order then resurrected their innings led by Roston who was approaching his fourth Test century. Skipper Jason Holder, who returned to the side after missing out the first Test, also scored a fifty and the duo put up a crucial century-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

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