29 Jun 2011

13 wickets fall on opening day of second test

10:49 am on 29 June 2011

India and the West Indies both suffered woeful batting collapses as 13 wickets tumbled on the opening day of the second cricket test in Barbados.

India's batting crumbled on two separate occasions as they were bowled for just 201 after tea, while the West Indies lost three wickets of their own as they limped to 30 for 3 at stumps, setting the stage for an intriguing test.

The tourists lost their first four wickets for a meager 38 runs as their top order struggled to come to grips with the extra bounce and pace at the Caribbean's most lethal pitch, then lost their last six wickets for 46 runs when the tail folded against spin.

But the West Indies, already trailing 1-nil in the three-match series, failed to capitalise on their strong start, losing both openers and Darren Bravo to catches behind the stumps.