Barbados: Ishant Sharma came up with one of the best bowling efforts of his 33-Test career to secure India an advantage on the third day. In doing so, he became the fifth-youngest to 100 Test wickets, registered his second five-for and also personal best figures. Marlon Samuels, looking for a second life as a Test cricketer, showed he appreciated the struggles, curbing his natural attacking style to survive good bowling on a tough pitch under overcast skies, but was left stranded as Ishant ran through the lower order with a mid-afternoon spell of 4.4-2-6-3. (Also read: Ishant scalps 100 Test wickets)
A wrong replay and gloomy weather have loomed over this Test, but Ishant and Samuels did their bit to focus the attention back on bat and ball. Only 42 overs of play was possible on the third day, an improvement of 16.5 overs from day two, but whatever time we had on the field was tense.