India reach 87/3 at lunch in third Test against Windies

St. Lucia, Aug 9 (IANS) Put in to bat, India made 87 for three wickets on Tuesday in the third Test against the West Indies during the pre-lunch session at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here.

Ajinkya Rahane at 17 and Rohit Sharma at 9 were at the crease when lunch was called after the first two-hour session when 23 overs were bowled.

India got off to a poor start losing opener Shikhar Dhawan (1) cheaply while skipper Virat Kohli (3) also perished soon after in the first hour of the day.

Tottering at 19/2, opener Lokesh Rahul (50) showed some resistance with a fine half century as he put on 58 runs for the third wicket with Rahane before all-rounder Roston Chase packed him back to reduce the visitors to 77/3.

Windies pacers Shannon Gabriel, debutant Alzarri Joseph and Chase shared the three wickets each.

–IANS

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