Lunch Day 3: Dravid stands tall for India

Kingston, Jamaica – Rahul Dravid made an unbeaten half-century on Wednesday to help India build a lead over West Indies on the third day of the first Digicel Test.

 

Dravid showed all his powers of resistance as he added just 24 runs to his overnight score of 45 to crawl to 69 not out when lunch was taken at Sabina Park.

 

India lost three wickets for the addition of 75 runs in the morning session to take their score to 166-6 at the break, an overall lead of 239 in a low-scoring match that seems destined for an early finish.

 

The tourists suffered an early setback when Virat Kohli was dismissed for 15 but Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni each joined Dravid at the crease to push the lead towards 250.

 

Raina made 27 off 53 balls then Dhoni made a rapid 16 off as many deliveries before falling in the last over before lunch. Dravid reached his half-century off 139 balls and had faced a total of 203 balls when the lunch break came.