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Twitter Reactions: Bhuvneshwar Kumar rips apart WI top order as Rahane-Rohit give India control

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Ajinkya Rahane of India celebrates his half century. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

St Lucia saw an eventful Day 4 to bring this India – West Indies game alive, after rain played spoilsport on Day 3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar who played his first Test in 19 months went on to pick a five wicket haul as the Windies innings slumped from 129-1 to 225 all out.

Ishant Sharma began the proceedings for India as he scalped Bravo’s wicket. Later on after lunch, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a masterly spell of 5/16 as he ripped apart Windies middle and lower order. They suffered a horrible collapse plummeting from 202/3 to 225 all out, thus giving India an astounding lead of 128 runs.

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India on the other hand were quick to display their aggressive side as they began solidly. Rahul did play with a healthy strike rate before getting out, but the successive wickets of Kohli and Dhawan slowed down India’s run rate. Rahane and Rohit somehow made for the slow start as both ended up scoring 51* and 41* respectively.

The unbroken 85 run stand took India to an enormous lead of 285 runs at stumps with 98 overs to be bowled on the last day. The onus will be on Rohit-Rahane to extend the lead in the first 10 overs and give their bowlers enough time, to contain the Windies batting. Sets up for an exciting day of cricket on Day 5.

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Twitter was amazed with Bhuvi’s brilliance with the ball and applauded him while KL Rahul got trolled for dropping yet another catch. While Rohit dropped a catch to find himself again in the troll books, he made amends with his gritty knock of 41 not out. Here are some of the Twitter reactions during Day 4.

https://twitter.com/altcricket/status/764204702787575808

https://twitter.com/thecricketcouch/status/764197158480449537

https://twitter.com/sampathb24/status/764193867306446848

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