India vs West Indies: 12 batsmen bat in the same innings of a Test- that’s a first

first_img Saurabh Kumar KingstonSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 08:31 IST West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was replaced by concussion substitute Jermaine Blackwood in the Jamaica Test ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDarren Bravo retired hurt on Monday after taking a hit on his head on SundayJermaine Blackwood came in as a concussion substitute and made 38West Indies lost the 2nd Test to India by 257 runs in JamaicaWest Indies named Jermaine Blackwood as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo after the latter retired hurt with a blow to the head during the second innings of 2nd Test match against India on Monday.Bravo was hit by a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah in the final over Sunday but batted on and saw out the last two balls. He returned for the start of day four, but lasted only three overs before deciding to retire hurt on 23 and he left the field to be examined by a doctor.Jermaine Blackwood only 2nd concussion substitute in TestsJermaine Blackwood, who became only the second concussion substitute in this World Test Championship after Marnus Labuschagne, played a defiant knock of 38 runs before getting dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. In the process, Blackwood stitched a gritty partnership of 61 runs with Sharmarh Brooks (50) to delay India’s win in the pre-lunch session.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 4: Report | HighlightsWest Indies hence fielded 12 batsmen in their second innings against India, a first in international cricket. There have been several instances of 12-a-side games in the first-class cricket history but this was the first time when 12 batsmen came out to bat in the same innings.India beat West Indies by 257 runs to win the second Test and thereby clinch the series 2-0 in Jamaica. Needing 468 to win, West Indies were bowled out for 210 in 59.5 overs with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami taking three wickets each.Chasing a near-impossible target of 468, West Indies batting once again failed to show stomach for a good fight as they caved in for 210 in 59.5 overs, well inside the fourth day.advertisementThere were a few gains from the series and the biggest being Hanuma Vihari’s performance as a potent middle-order option with a century and two half-centuries.Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s welcome return to form, Jasprit Bumrah’s phenomenal show, Jadeja proving his utility as an all-rounder and skipper Kohli lending solidity were the highlights.Cricket rules for the World Test Championship were tweaked recently to allow players who suffer concussions during a match to be replaced in their team’s XI.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Usman Khawaja dropped, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc back for 4th TestAlso Read | Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality teamAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow darren bravoFollow Jermaine BlackwoodFollow concussion substitutesFollow West Indies Cricket TeamFollow JamaicaFollow India tour of West Indies 2019 Next India vs West Indies: 12 batsmen bat in the same innings of a Test – that’s a firstIndia tour of West Indies 2019: With concussion rules coming into place, West Indies had to replace Darren Bravo who was hit by a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer on Sunday with Jermaine Blackwood on Mondayadvertisementlast_img read more

South Africa responds to LLRC report

The South African Government has noted the release of the final report of the Sri Lankan Commission of Inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation (the Commission of Enquiry) and the positive recommendations contained in the report relating to human rights, the return and resettlement of displaced communities, restitution and compensatory relief for the affected people, and post-conflict reconstruction and nation-building.The report, however, should have addressed in more detail the question of holding those people responsible for human rights violations to account. The South African Government calls on the Sri Lankan Government to speedily implement the measures as recommended. The solution to the challenges facing the people of Sri Lanka at this critical juncture lies in a genuine and inclusive dialogue among all the people and political parties in Sri Lanka. To this end, South Africa encourages the Government and people of Sri Lanka to create a conducive environment, inside and outside Sri Lanka, that will allow for a meaningful and sustainable political settlement that will lead to a constitution that will be acceptable to all Sri Lankans.In a spirit of partnership and cooperation, South Africa stands ready to share its experience and work with the people of Sri Lanka as they embark on this journey of building a truly reconciled and united people and nation. The Commission of Enquiry  was established by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in May 2010,  among other things,  to look into the facts and circumstances which led to the failure of the ceasefire agreement between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 21 February 2002 and the sequence of events that followed thereafter up to the 19th of May 2009 (when the LTTE was defeated in a bloody civil war); whether any person, group or institution directly or indirectly bears the responsibility for alleged human rights abuses especially towards the end of the war;  whether there are any lessons to be learned from those events in order to ensure that there will be no repeat of these events; the methodology whereby restitution to any person affected by those events can be effected; the institutional, administrative and legislative measures to be taken to prevent any recurrence of such concerns in the future;  and to promote national unity and reconciliation among all communities. The South African Government commends the Sri Lankan Government for the decision to set up an authoritative mechanism to further investigate allegations related to human rights abuses and encourages decisive actions upon the findings. read more