India has escalated its position in the ongoing Test match against the West Indies, declaring a 364 run lead. Captain Rohit Sharma smartly held the declaration until young gun Ishan Kishan reached his half-century. The West Indies team now face the Herculean task of chasing a total of 365 in just four sessions. With around 135 overs remaining, the real challenge for the Indian cricket team is to take the 10 necessary wickets within this timeframe.

Persistent rain interruptions during the middle session saw the tea break taken prematurely. However, once the play resumed, the Indian batting duo of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill swiftly racked up the runs, seemingly in a hurry. The West Indies had their fielders deployed to the fence, yet the run flow from the Indian batsmen was unstoppable.

The West Indies team is now under immense pressure to see off the remaining 37 overs of the day without significant losses. With an uphill battle ahead, the game has taken an exciting turn, pitting the Indian bowling attack against the batting prowess of the West Indies.

The day’s highlight was undoubtedly the resolute performance from Ishan Kishan, who, despite the looming declaration, managed to keep his nerves and score a well-deserved 50. His partnership with Shubman Gill was crucial in setting up a commanding lead for India. Their aggressive approach after the tea break helped India accelerate the score, maintaining their control over the game.

The Indian team, now with a formidable lead, will look to their bowlers to make the most of the conditions and secure the victory. The stage is set for a thrilling contest, as India seeks to take the remaining West Indies wickets within the available time.

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